The European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) is the largest organisation dedicated to nuclear medicine in Europe. In this role, it has become the umbrella organisation which represents the whole sector towards the European Institutions and other international institutions.
Vision, Mission and Goals
The EANM’s vision is to optimise and advance science and education in nuclear medicine for the benefit of public health and humanity within the concept of personalised healthcare. The EANM acts as umbrella organisation for individuals as well as national societies.
The goal of the EANM is to be a platform for the dissemination and discussion of the latest results in the field of nuclear medicine including multimodality imaging and related subjects. It fosters and co-ordinates the mutual exchange of knowledge relating to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases through the use of unsealed radioactive substances and the properties of stable nuclides in medicine.
History and Background
The EANM was founded on September 6, 1985 in London as the result of a merger between the Society of Nuclear Medicine Europe and the European Nuclear Medicine Society. The first congress of the EANM took place in 1988 in Milan/Italy.
The merging of the two societies is still reflected within the EANM, as the association simultaneously acts as a forum for individual members (who convene annually at the Members’ Assembly) and as well as for the nuclear medicine societies of Europe (which convene at the Delegates’ Assembly). This twin-track approach guarantees that the EANM not only serves the needs of individual members but also has a strong awareness of the challenges faced by nuclear medicine in European countries.
As the EANM’s cooperation with national societies has expanded beyond Europe, non-European countries have been invited to become affiliated members of the association.
The EANM is a professional non-profit medical association, incorporated in Vienna/Austria. The EANM membership comprises physicians, scientists, technologists as well as other persons working in nuclear medicine or related fields. Currently, the EANM represents more than 9,000 specialists from 41 different countries within Europe and serves the interests of a community that goes far beyond these numbers and any geographical boundaries. The EANM Annual Congress attracts more than 6,000 participants each year, who either join the congress personally or are connected remotely via the EANM live stream.