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President’s Message

Dear. AOFNMB members and future AOFNMB members,

  On behalf of Asia Oceania Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology (AOFNMB), I cordially inform you that we launch new Homepage on August 1, 2017 in order to promote Nuclear Medicine and related sciences and to facilitate networking function among our already-registered members and future potential members in Asia and Oceania.

  International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) invited President of AOFNMB to “International Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme: Sixty Years and Beyond – Contributing to Development” held on May 30- June 1 in Vienna. I participated in the Conference as a panelist of the Session on “Human Health and Nutrition”. During the Conference, I sincerely expressed our gratitude to IAEA Director General Mr. Yukiya Amano for his attendance to our 12th Congress of AOFNMB held in Yokohama on October 5-7, this year. Mr. Amano is looking forward to sharing the time with us and will give the message from IAEA.

  In many Member States in Asia and the Pacific region, the delivery of nuclear medicine services is challenging. The availability of highly qualified nuclear medicine professionals is often a limiting factor, as it is the most vital element in sustaining nuclear medicine services in countries with existing facilities.

  Consequently, such services in the region require long term and sustainable support for human resources development for nuclear medicine professionals. There is a need to deliver systematic, sustainable, harmonized and standardized training; and to improve quality, efficiency and effectiveness in nuclear medicine professional human resource development.

  This is why I feel it is the time to talk about “Atoms for Medicine” as a holistic tool for the therapy of intractable cancer by integrating nuclear physics, nuclear technology and nuclear medicine.

  Nuclear medicine and sciences never stop moving forward, and neither should nuclear medicine physicians. I really hope that AOFNMB is one of the vital platform for nuclear medicine in our region.

Sincerely yours,




Jun Hatazawa
President of AOFNMB