The 13th Central South nuclear medicine congress, which was held every 3 years, was held in April 18-21, 2013 in Xiangyang, the famous historic city of Hubei province. About 250 delegates took part in this meeting. Prof. Huanggang, the Chair of Chinese Society of Nuclear Medicine (CSNM) was invited to make a masterly opening speech. Prof. Li Yaming, Chair Elect of CSNM was invited to give a depth lecture about the application of PET/CT in the prevention and treatment for tumor.
The Excellent essay contest was adopted for the academic communication in this congress. 341 papers from six provinces which involved the clinical and basic research of PET, SPECT, radionuclide therapy and in vitro analysis, were submitted. From 24 of them which were chosen for the final competition, 2 first prize, 4 second prize and 6 third prize were elected. All participants considered this congress was a good platform for interaction and communication.
In honor of the 24 years history of the Middle-of-south nuclear medicine congress, Prof. Zhang Yongxue and Prof. Gao Zairong from Wuhan Union hospital initiated and designed a flag for the congress which symbolized the collective collaboration. In the grand closing ceremony, Prof. An Rui, the Chair of Hubei Society of Nuclear Medicine handed over the flag to Prof. Wei Zhixiao from Guangxi Society of Nuclear Medicine who was the next organizer. All workers of nuclear medicine in Central South six provinces are looking forward to the next meeting and hope the spirit of this meeting continued and carried forward.
This congress was chaired by Prof. Zhang Yongxue, the president of the branch of Nuclear Medicine of Chinese Nuclear Society. Mr. Song Yongtang, deputy secretary general of Hubei Society of Medicine, Mr. Yang Weidong, deputy director general of Xiangyang municipal health bureau and Mr. Liu Wen, director of Xiangyang centeral hospital attended the opening ceremony and gave the important address.
(Wuhan Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College of HUST, Gao Zairong, Sun Xun)