Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from SNMICON 2024 and SNMISC 2024, KMCH, Coimbatore (Manchester of South India)

It is our great pleasure to warmly invite you all to the 56th Annual Conference of Society of Nuclear Medicine India (SNMICON 2024) and the 29th Annual Conference of SNMI Southern Chapter (SNMISC 2024), which will be hosted by the Department of Nuclear Medicine, KMCH, Coimbatore. The conference is scheduled to take place from December 5th to 8th, 2024.

Society of Nuclear Medicine, India (SNMI), established in 1967, has been a driving force in promoting and advancing the field of Nuclear Medicine in the country. With over 1600 life members, SNMI has been facilitating the exchange of ideas and experiences through its annual conferences. SNMI Southern Chapter (SC) has actively organized separate annual conferences since 1995, in addition to collaborating with SNMICON. This year, SNMICON and SNMISC will have separate oration and award papers, adding to the diverse scientific program.

We are proud to host the conference by Kovai Medical Center and Hospital (KMCH), a leading 1000-bed multispecialty hospital in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. With a history spanning 33 years, KMCH has been dedicated to providing top-tier healthcare services to both urban and rural populations. Committed to modern medical practices and high ethical standards, the hospital has been a pioneer in comprehensive cancer care since 2011, offering advanced Nuclear Medicine services and state-of-the-art cancer treatments.

The conference theme, "Nuclear Medicine – Precise, Prognose, and Personalize," highlights the significant impact of Nuclear Medicine in the precise diagnosis, disease prognosis, and personalized treatment of various cancers, ultimately leading to improved cancer care. This four-day conference aims to bring together Nuclear Medicine professionals, including doctors, technologists, professors, researchers, resident doctors, and students from across India and around the world, fostering the sharing of experiences, research ideas, and the establishment of collaborations.

The scientific program will delve into the latest advancements in molecular imaging techniques, radionuclide therapy, and their clinical applications. It will also cover topics such as radionuclide drug development, Dosimetry (featuring experts from South Africa), radiation safety, and the medico-legal considerations of SPECT/CT, PET/CT, and PET/MR fusion imaging. The emphasis will be on interactive sessions, debates, current evidence, clinical perspectives, panel discussions, challenging case discussions, and scan reading sessions with clinical colleagues, encouraging active participation from all delegates. Notable highlights include three SNMI orations (Homi Bhabha, Brig S K Mazumdar, Vikram Sarabhai) and one SNMISC oration (Prof N Ramdas). The conference will also feature separate technologist’s sessions for three days, along with best paper awards, quiz competitions for students, and opportunities for oral and poster presentations. The involvement of industry professionals will facilitate discussions on upcoming technologies and further avenues for innovation, with potential opportunities for industry research collaborations.

In addition to the enriching scientific discussions, we encourage all attendees to explore the vibrant city of Coimbatore, also known as the "Manchester of South India." Boasting a rich cultural heritage and breathtaking natural beauty, Coimbatore offers a wide array of attractions, including temples, museums,nearby hill station ooty and local cuisines that are sure to leave a lasting impression.

We eagerly anticipate your participation and contribution to the success of SNMICON 2024. On behalf of KMCH, SNMI, and SNMISC, we look forward to welcoming you to Coimbatore in December 2024.

Best Regards,

Dr. K K Kamaleshwaran MD (NucMed)
Organising Chairman

Dr. E Ramkumar DNB (NucMed)
Organising Secretary

Mr. Radhakrishnan ER
Co Organising Secretary


Venue: Le Méridien Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu