09-12.05.2018. // Sarajevo, Hotel Holiday

Seventh Balkan Congress of Nuclear Medicine

Dear colleagues and friends,

On behalf of the Association of Nuclear Medicine of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina it is my great pleasure and honor to invite you to the 7th Balkan Congress of Nuclear Medicine that will be held in Sarajevo 9 – 12th May 2018 at hotel Holiday.

The congress will gather a large geographically diverse group of participants from the Balkan countries, countries around and beyond. The focus will be the latest and relevant topics in the field of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

Other then multimodality imaging we will also go back to basics and bring back conventional nuclear medicine as "An old lady in new clothes".

The main goal of the congress is to present the latest achievements and developments in clinical nuclear medicine, science and technology to physicians, physicists, chemists, technicians, scientists and all the other experts who work in this important field.

We hope to see you there.

Sincerely yours,
President of the Congress
Amela Begić, MD, PhD, Professor

Challenges

To further improve general Nuclear Medicine

To improve conections with Clinical Disciplines

Committees

CONGRESS PRESIDENT

Amela Begić, MD, PhD, Professor

Secretary

Bosanko Horozić, MD, MSc

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Nejra Latić-Kermo, MD, MSc
Amila Bašić, MD
Selma Agić-Bilalagić MD, MSc
Mirela Džubur-Aganović, MD
Damir Rozić, MD, MSc
Amra Skopljak-Beganović, MSc in Physics
Bosanko Horozić, MD
Nusret Salkica, MSc in Radiology Technology
Belma Tukić, MSc in Nursing
Safet Hadžimusić, MSc in Radiology Technology
Halil Ćorović, MSc in Radiology Technology
Emina Opanković, Chemical engineer
Marika Bajc, MD, PhD, Professor
Ari Lindqvist, MD, PhD, Professor
Sadžida Begović-Hadžimuratović, Md
Šejla Cerić, Md, MSc

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Dragana Šobić-Šaranović, MD, PhD, Professor
Ana Ugrinska, MD
Zehra Ozcan, MD, PhD, Professor
Venjamin Majstorov, MD, PhD, Associate Professor
Fani Bozkurt, MD, PhD, Associate Professor
Prasopoulos Vasilios, MD, PhD, Professor
Dražen Huić, MD, PhD, Professor
Zvezdana Rajkovaca, MD, PhD, Professor
Amra Jakubović-Čickušić, MD, PhD, Professor
Savvas Frangos, MD
Vera Artiko, MD, PhD, Professor
Marika Bajc, MD, PhD, Professor
Omer Ougur, MD, PhD, Professor
Elma Kučkalić-Selimović, MD, PhD, Professor
Ari Lindqvist, MD, PhD, Professor
Raluca Mititelu, MD, PhD
Jasna Mihailović MD, PhD, Professor
Marina Garcheva, MD, PhD, Associate Professor
Katja Zaletel, MD, PhD, Associate Professor
John T. Koutsikos, MD, PhD
Ivan Mihaljević, MD, PhD, Professor

SECRETARY OF THE 7TH BALKAN CONGRESS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Association of Nuclear Medicine of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bolnička 25, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Amela Begić, MD, PhD, Professor
Telephone: +387 33 298 338,
E-mail: nuk.medicina@kcus.ba

Zvezdana Rajkovača, MD, PhD, Professor
Address: Dvanaest beba bb 78 000 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Telephone: +387 51 34 28 00
E-mail: zvezdana.rajkovaca@kc-bl.com

TECHNICAL ORGANIZER

A.T.I. International Events, Conference and Association Management
A.T.I. d.o.o. Sarajevo, Karađorđeva 21, 71000 Sarajevo, BiH

Sponsorship contact
Vesna Borisavljević, E-mail: vesna@ati.ba

Registration and Accommodation contact
Predrag Marinković, E-mail: predrag@ati.ba

Preliminary programme

09.05.2018., Wednesday

16:00-18:00 Registration
18:00-18:30 Opening ceremony

SESSION 1 INVITED SPEAKERS
18:30-18:45 Challenges in V/P SPECT, continuing after 40 years, Marika Bajc
18:45-19:00 The challenges of Nuclear Medicine educations, How to harmonize Nuclear medicine in Europe, Lorenzo Mafiolli
19:00-19:15 Increased patient participation through better education on nuclear and radiological examinations; Ronald W.J. van Rheenen
19:15-19:30 Quality Assurance in the NM department, Martin Lema
19:30-19:45 Preclinical studies in development of therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals - the critical approach for successful clinical application, Emilija Janevik
19:45-20:00 PET/MRI Clinical application, Dinko Francheski

20:00 Opening ceremony

10.05.2018., Thursday

SESSION 2 THYROID GLAND part 1
Chairpersons: Nejra Latić, Jasna Mihailović, Ioanis Iakovou 09:00-09:10 Diagnosis and management of thyroid nodules - thyroid cancer overdiagnosis, Maja Franceschi 09:15-09:25 Thyroid Scintigraphy an always modern Lady, Savvas Frangos 09:30-09:40 Role of SPECT-CT Images in the Management of Thyroid Disorders", Sonya Sergieva 09:45-09:55 Parathyroid scintigraphy in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism, Silvija Canecki Varžić 10:00-10:15 Discussion

10:15-10:45 Coffee break

SESSION 3 THYROID GLAND part 2
Chairpersons: Sonya Sergieva, Savvas Frangos, Maja Franceschi 10:45-10:55 Management of differentiated thyroid cancer-facts and controversies, Jasna Mihailović 11:00-11:10 Diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in patients with refractory DTC, Elma Kučukalić-Selimović 11:15-11:25 Personalized approach in tailoring radioiodine therapy for thyroid cancer, Ana Ugrinska 11:30-11:40 PRRT in patients with iodine-negative thyroglobulin-positive thyroid cancer, Marina Vlajković 11:40-11:55 Discussion

SESSION 4 TECHNOLOGY, RADIOPHARMACY AND PHYSICS
Chairpersons: Martin Lema, Adnan Beganović, Nusret Salkica
11:55-12:05 Current Good Manufacturing Practice with integrated Building Management System in the production of PET Radiopharmaceuticals, Emilija Janevik
12:10-12:20 Development of the method for bio-analysis of 68Ga-PSMA-11 in patient blood, Aljoša Stanković
12:25-12:45 Advances in SPECT Reconstruction algorithms, improving the image quality, Martin Lema
12:50-13:10 Current State and Future Challenges in Quantitative Imaging for Dosimetry in Radionuclide Imaging and Therapy, Karin Knesaurek
13:15-13:25 Patient doses in nuclear medicine, Adnan Beganović
13:30-13:40 SUV pitfalls after FDG administration, Nusret Salkica
13:45-14:00 Discussion

14:00-15:00 Lunch
15:00-17:00 Poster presentations
15:00-17:00 Meeting of the representatives from the Balkan countries

11.05.2018., Friday

SESSION 5 LUNGS
Chairpersons: Lorenco Maffioli, Medzida Rustempašić, Alden Begić,
09:00-09:20 V/P SPECT and Importance of follow up patients with PE and beyond, Marika Bajc
09:25-09:35 Lung function measures and their correlations in V/PSPECT of COPD patients, Ari Lindqvist
09:40-09:50 MSCT in acute PE, Spomenka Kristić
09:55-10:05 Acute VTE: new aspects of treatment, Mirza Dilić
10:10-10:20 Immunotherapy in non small cell lung Cancer: Current status, Timur Cerić
10:25-10:35 Prophylaxis of VTE in Cancer Patients, Alden Begić
10:35-10:50 Discussion

10:50-11:20 Coffeebreak

SESSION 6 NEUROLOGY (and extra)
Chairpersons: Andreas Fotopulos, Sabina Dizdarević, Raluca Mittitelu,
11:20-11:30 When to perform 18F-FET PET/CT in patients with gliomas, Marina Hodolić
11:35-11:45 Radionuclide brain perfusion & metabolism imaging in the diagnosis of dementia, Qaisar Siraj
11:50-12:00 PET/MRT  a new promise imaging modality in comparison  with PET/CT, Elena Piperkova
12:00-12:10 Planar Bone Scan vs.SPECT vs. SPECT/CT in Spinal Lesions, Daniela Miladinova
12:10-12:25 Discussion

SESSION 7 THERANOSTIC part 1
Chairpersons: Mahmut Yuksel, Marina Garcheva, Omer Ugur
12:25-12:35 The role of nuclear medicine in diagnostic and treatment of prostate cancer, Dražen Huić
12:40-13:00 Theranostic management of prostate cancer in Germany", Peter Barteinstain
13:05-13:15 F Choline PET CT. How useful is it, Rak Gantra
13:20-13:30 Radium-223-dichloride: A smart bullet for prostate cancer treatment and the first proof of principle for alpha targeted treatments, Sabina Dizdarević
13:35-13:45 Theranostics and Molecular Radiotherapy for Metastatic Prostate Cancer, Bengul Gunalp
13:45-14:00 Discussion

14:00-15:20 Lunch

SESSION 8 THERANOSTIC part 2
Chairpersons: Dražen Huić. Marina Hodolić, Fani Bozgurt
15:20-15:40 Theranostics with PSMA ligands in prostate cancer, Zehra Ozcan
15:45-15:55 Theranostic of Prostate Cancer with Radiometallic Agents, Adriano Duati
16:00-16:20 PET/CT in gastro-esophagial cancers, Omer Ogur
16:25-16:35 Unresectable liver tumors: Y-90 microspheres therapy, Vassilios Prassopulos
16:40-16:50 Comparison of imaging methods for diagnosis and follow-up of bone metastases, Marina Garcheva
16:55-17:10 Discussion

18:30 Departure for the dinner with sightseeing of Sarajevo
20:00 Congress dinner
23:00 Return to hotel Venue

12.05.2018., Saturday

SESSION 9 NET and Endocrinology
Chaipersons: Bengul Gunalp, Timur Cerić, Ivan Mihaljević
09:00-09:20 Radionanomedicine: combined nuclear and nanomedicine, Dong Soo Lee
09:25-09:35 Is there still a role for somatostatin receptor scintigraphy in the PET/CT era, Vera Artiko
09:40-09:50 The Impact of Molecular Imaging in Decision-Making of Therapeutic Options for Neuroendocrine Tumors, Fani Bozkurt
09:55-10:05 PET imaging of Diabetic Foot, Dinko Franceschi
10:10-10:25 Discussion

SESSION 10 Cardiology
Chairpersons: Mirza Dilić, Maria Koutelou, Elena Piperkova,
10:25-10:35 Myocardial perfusion imaging in the evaluation of patients with diabetes mellitus, Raluca Mititelu
10:40-10:50 Complementary information of coronary artery calcium obtained from CTAC scans in hybrid SPECT/CT imaging, Venjamin Majstorov
10:55-11:05 Role of FDG PET/CT in diagnosis and follow up of Endocarditis, Dragana Šobić Šaranović
11:10-11:20 Courage, Fame and Death – CARDIOLOGY, Pushan Bharadwaj
11:25-11:35 The assessment of viable myocardium with 99mTc MIBI SPECT in patients with dilated myocardiopathy, Amra Čičkušić Jakubović
11:35-11:45 Regadenoson: A new stress test agent for Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, Maria Koutelou
11:45-11:55 Discussion

12:00 Closing ceremony

Venue

Welcome to Sarajevo, capital and the largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina!

Sarajevo is a city in which even strangers can feel like home. Neither geographically expansive, nor characterised by large buildings, the city retains a particular, arresting charm with its abundance of busy cafés and abiding tradition of hospitality.

The city’s breathtaking backdrop of seemingly endless hills and towering mountains have in a sense always isolated the city, creating a timeless world, which despite its seclusion has always kept its doors open to the rest of the world. Although Sarajevo is a capital city typified by the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it also possesses a unique ambience that seeps into the soul.

Venues

This city epitomizes a partial centuries-old struggle against outside influences combined with the absorption of these influences into one of the most diverse cultures in Europe. Indeed, few places on earth feature an Orthodox and a Catholic church, a mosque and a synagogue within easy walking distance of each other. If there were any city in Europe that effortlessly straddles east and west, it is Sarajevo. Here the Byzantine and Ottoman empires of the east and the Roman, Venetian and Austro-Hungarian empires of the west left an indelible mark through culture, traditions and religions. A walk through Sarajevo is a walk through its past. From the oriental Ottoman quarters lined with sweet shops, cafés and handicraft workshops, to the administrative and cultural centre of Austro-Hungarian times, Sarajevo encompasses the very best of both worlds. In Sarajevo, people have time for family and friends. It is often said that a man’s wealth here is not measured in his material belongings but rather in his friendships.

Sponsorship packages

PLATINUM - 15.000 EUR

• 2 advertisment pages in the programme booklet, advertisment in the Book of Abstracts
• Banner on BCNM webpage 728x90
• Exhibitor space 15 m2
• Promotional material in congress bags
• Corporate logo on congress badges
• Printed corporate logo on the congress banner
• Corporate logo in the programme booklet
• Logo placement on the plenary hall screen
• Corporate video at the registration desk screen
• Certificate at Conference Dinner
• Banner in the conference hall
• Satellite symposium 30 minutes

GOLD - 10.000 EUR

• 1 advertisment page in the programme booklet
• Banner on BCNM webpage 300x250
• Exhibitor space 10 m2
• Promotional material in congress bags
• Printed corporate logo on the congress banner
• Corporate logo in the programme booklet
• Logo placement on the plenary hall screen
• Corporate video at the registration desk screen
• Certificate at Conference Dinner
• Satellite symosium 30 minutes

SILVER - 6.750 EUR

• 1/2 advertisment page in the programme booklet
• Banner on BCNM webpage 200x150
• Corporate logo in the programme booklet
• Exhibitor space 6 m2
• Promotional material in congress bags
• Printed corporate logo on the congress banner
• Corporate video at the registration desk screen

BRONZE - 4.750 EUR

• 1/2 advertisment page in the programme booklet
• Corporate logo in the programme booklet
• Exhibitor space 4 m2
• Printed corporate logo on the congress banner

Additional sponsorship options

Conference dinner sponsor - 5.000 EUR

• Logo throughout conference dinner area
• Corporate logo under the „Gala/Congress Dinner“ section in the programme booklet
• Corporate logo on Congress/Gala Dinner invitations
• Certificate at Conference Dinner

Conference bag sponsor - 2.000 EUR

• Name and logo on congress bags

Lunch sponsor - 3.000 EUR

• Name and logo throughout lunch area
• Corporate logo under the „Lunch“ section in the programme booklet

Coffee break sponsor - 500 EUR

• Name and logo throughout coffee break area
• Corporate logo under the „Coffee break“ section in the programme booklet

Welcome drink/Opening Ceremony sponsor - 500 EUR

• Name and logo throughout Welcome drink/Opening Ceremony area
• Corporate logo under the „Welcome drink/Opening Ceremony“ section in the programme booklet
• Welcome drinks in corporate identity colours

Promotional material in congress bags - 200 EUR
Exhibitor space – m2 - 500 EUR
Satellite symposium or presentation 15 minutes - 2.000 EUR

Registration

The registration fee for 7th Balkan Congress of Nuclear Medicine
Per person 9th-12th May 2018

Early Bird Registration until 31.01.2018: 310,00 BAM / 150,00 €
Late registration until 31.03.2018: 410,00 BAM / 200,00 €
On Site Registration: 450,00 BAM / 220,00 €

The registration form on this website should be used when registering for the Congress. Please note that registrations will not be effective until payment of the registration fee has been received by the organizers.

Please fill in the following form

The registration fee includes:
access to all scientific sessions and exhibition area, congress bag, programme booklet, the book of abstracts, congress badge, certificate of attendance, coffee breaks, light lunches, welcome drink

Accommodation

Hotel HOLIDAY 4* / Sarajevo 09.05. - 12.05.2018.

Hotel Holiday is a modern and luxurious hotel, located in the heart of Sarajevo and epicenter of business activity. It was  built in 1984 during the 14th Winter Olympic games Sarajevo , and since then is a witness of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s recent history and a certain check point for businessmen and tourists. The creator and mastermind behind the design is the celebrated Bosnia and Herzegovina’s architect Ivan Štraus. With his specific artistic expression he succeeded in conveying the essence of the people and the aesthetic of the traditional house into a structure of such contemporary design.

That approach is best articulated in the interior which is designed  to portray the intimacy and the aesthetic of the courtyard indigenous to Bosnia and Herzegovinas architectural and cultural tradition.

Hotel Holiday 4* Hotel Holiday 4* Hotel Holiday 4*

Accommodation per person - Single room per person per day:
Hotel Holiday 4* 195,00 BAM  / 95,00 €

Accommodation per person - Double or twin room per person per day:
Hotel Holiday 4* 138,00 BAM / 67,00 €

Accommodation per person - Single room per person per day:
Hotel 3* 150,00 BAM / 80,00 €

Accommodation per person - Double room per person per day:
Hotel 3* 92,00 BAM / 45,00 €

Booking deadline: 15.04.2018.

For futher questions regarding the accommodation, please do not hesitate to contact: predrag@ati.ba

To book your accommodation, please use the Form below.

The price includes breakfast, city taxes, insurance and VAT.

Your hotel reservation will be valid only upon the organizer receives copy that confirms full payment for your accommodation.

Abstract and Poster Submission

The title must be brief and in CAPITALS.
New line: Family name of the authors followed by initial(s), Underline the name of the presenting author.
New line: The institution, city and country.
Leave one blank line before the main text.
In the text (max 300 words), describe purpose, materials and methods, results and conclusions. Do not include references.
Simple tables are acceptable within the box. Photographs are not. Use only standard abbreviations.

The following information should be provided within each abstract:
Primary author’s name, organisation, full contact address and e-mail.
All further information will be delivered to your e-mail adress.
Indicate main topic and three key words important for your abstract.

Submission deadline is 15th April 2018.

To submit your abstract or poster, please complete the following form

Posters
The allocated poster size is 0,70 m wide and 1,0 m high. The posters will be displayed throughout the Congress and suitable materials would be provided by the organizers. During poster session there will be a three-minute presentation followed by short discussion in front of each poster.

Best Poster will be awarded.

Contact

TECHNICAL ORGANIZER

A.T.I. International Events, Conference and Association Management
A.T.I. d.o.o. Sarajevo, Karađorđeva 21, 71000 Sarajevo, BiH

Sponsorship contact
Vesna Borisavljević, E-mail: vesna@ati.ba

Registration and Accommodation contact
Predrag Marinković, E-mail: predrag@ati.ba