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I am Dong Soo Lee from Korea, a small but rapidly innovating country.
Just twenty years ago, we Koreans have started Nuclear Medicine as an independent discipline and have successfully caught up with the global standards of clinical practice and scientific achievements in this field...
Dong Soo Lee,
The World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology (WFNMB) is the peak global nuclear medicine organisation, and is the principal body for promotion of nuclear medicine and linkage of countries where nuclear medicine is practised. The WFNMB provides strong advocacy for nuclear medicine with international organisations (eg WHO, IAEA), as well as providing co-ordinating projects aimed at improving access and availability of molecular imaging and therapy procedures in developed and developing countries.
A key strategic goal of the WFNMB is to provide a forum for establishing standards of training and practise, and evidence based use, that are global in context and implementation. The WFNMB is also implementing a program for supporting emerging leaders in nuclear medicine from all regions of the world. The leadership provided by the WFNMB will continue to enhance the contribution of nuclear medicine to the health and wellbeing of patients in a global context.
I'm Patricia Bernal, Colombian Nuclear Medicine physician, former president of the Nuclear Medicine Association of my country and Latin American Association of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Biology (ALASBIMN), member of the executive board of World Association of Radiopharmaceutical and Molecular Therapy (WARMTH) since its inception, Expert of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) , positions from which I have had the opportunity to compare the development of Nuclear Medicine in very diverse scenarios; I have been witness to the enormous efforts of the Nuclear Medicine community to position itself, to initiate new procedures, to change paradigms, to fight against bureaucracy and skepticism, for which I consider that the WFNMB is a wonderful platform through which we can have a common strong voice that allows us to get support between the strong and the weak and achieve common objectives of introducing the presence of Nuclear Medicine in many scenarios. To work with Dr. Dong Soo Lee and Dr. Savvas Frangos, recognized outstanding professionals with deep desire to unify and homogenize activities and procedures in the field of Nuclear Medicine, to spread the knowledge, to support and boost the new generations is at the same time a challenge and a dream for which we are going to fight.
I was born in Limassol, Cyprus. I completed my medical studies at the Freie Universität Berlin in Germany and received my Nuclear Medicine Specialization in Thessaloniki, Greece. In 1996 I established the first full Nuclear Medicine department in the private sector in Cyprus. In 1999 I became one of the founders of the Cyprus Society of Nuclear Medicine and the first president of the Society. In 2001 I joined the Bank of Cyprus Oncology Center. I have been my country’s delegate to the European Association of Nuclear Medicine and the World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology. I am member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Between 2010 and 2015 I was the Secretary of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine.
I served from several positions in Boards including the Limassol and the Cyprus Medical Association and I was also the President of the Pension Fund of Cypriot Doctors. I was member of the governing body of World Association of Radiopharmaceutical and Molecular Therapy. I am currently the Secretary/Treasurer of the UEMS section Nuclear Medicine.
The experience that I gained from all those positions could be of a great benefit. As member of the leadership team of the World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology I like to lead the Federation in new pathways.
This leadership is the first under the new statutes of the Federation, which have the scope to lead the Federation into a new era. From my position as secretary of EANM I participate on those chances and I am proud to be part on their implementation.
The cooperative work is one of my believes and therefore the team consisting from Prof. Dong Soo Lee from Korea as President, Patricia Bernal Trujillo from Colombia as Secretary and myself as treasurer likesto put WFNMB on strong foothold according to the renewed spirit of WFNMB by:
establishing the roles of office (to support the member countries )
enhancing the communication regarding our global prospect and policy issues via triennial summits of leaders (EANM, AOFNMB, ALASBIMN, SNMMI and other societies), and
caring for the next-generation physicians and scientists especially of developing countries
I will try hard to cope with all the challenges that are coming from the position of the treasurer of the World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology.