About

We are pleased to announce the organization of the 8th International Conference on Radiopharmaceutical Therapy (ICRT-2013), scheduled to be held at Manila, Philippines from 17-21 November 2013. The venue of the meeting will be Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.

OBJECTIVES OF ICRT 2013
The objectives of ICRT are (1) to enhance awareness and sell the technology related to nuclear medicine therapy to our clinical colleagues; (2) to evaluate the current status of radiopharmaceutical therapy in the world in general and in the developing countries in particular; (3) to exchange information on the current advances in the field between scientists from developed and developing countries; (4) to interact with user groups (clinicians, oncologists, surgeons, radiopharmacists, medical physicists, etc.) and to bring them the most important information in the field, and (5) to define future directions.

THE SCOPE AND TOPICS TO BE COVERED
The Conference will cover topics and issues on all aspects of radiopharmaceutical therapy through a number of plenary lectures, papers, panel discussions and interactive audiovisual sessions. The topics to be addressed at the symposium include the following:

  • Reviews in therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals
  • Development of new radiopharmaceuticals
  • Clinical overviews of the current trends in radionuclide therapy
  • THERANOSTICS
  • Radionuclide therapy:
    — Treatment of primary cancer,
    — Treatment of metastatic disease,
    — Pain palliation.
    — Treatment of benign diseases (Rheumatoid arthritis, hyperthyroidism etc.)
  • Prognostication in cancer therapy
  • Dosimetry
  • Monitoring
  • Molecular methods in radiopharmaceutical therapy
  • Treatment planning
  • Use of new instruments (PET/CT, dedicated cameras, hand held cameras, etc.) in radiopharmaceutical therapy planning
  • Drug resistance
  • Radioimmuno-detection and therapy
  • Infrastructure development , Training and Education

EXPECTED RESULTS
Through organization of this conference we expect to accomplish the following:

  1. To carry out an evaluation of the current status of radiopharmaceutical therapy globally
  2. To help in the transfer of important information on the current trends in radiopharmaceutical therapy from developed to developing countries
  3. To involve our non-nuclear medicine clinical colleagues and other end-users of our technology in a much more productive and positive manner in decision making and implementing the radionuclide therapeutic procedures
  4. To publish a technical document based on the proceedings of the Symposium
  5. To promote radiopharmaceutical therapy globally in general, and in developing countries in particular and
  6. To formulate a strategy for promoting radiopharmaceutical therapy around the world.

WORKING LANGUAGE 
The working language of the meeting will be English. All communications, synopses, abstracts and papers must be sent in English.

VISAS
Foreign nationals’ entry into and residence in Philippines is subject to the provisions of the Philippine Government’s rules and regulations. As a rule, foreign nationals who need a visa for travel to Philippines are requested to apply for it at the nearest Philippine Embassy or an embassy of another country which represents Philippines in visa matters in appropriate time prior to the planned visit.

Citizens of several countries may not require visa, while some may be granted visa on arrival. Please visit the Philippine Government website to find out if you would require a visa (http://www.dfa.gov.ph/index.php/consular-services/visa) .

A formal letter of invitation may be provided (on request) by the WARMTH, as well as the local host in Philippines in case a participant needs them for visa purpose.

SECRETARIAT
The address of the conference secretariat is:

Ms. Ee Sia Tan
Conference Administrator, ICRT-2013C/O Events-360
589C Montreal Drive; # 07-136
Singapore 753589
Tel: (65) 66182235; Mob: (65) 94307820; Fax: (65) 66182235
Email: admin@icrt-2013.warmolth.org

REGISTRATION & CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION
All professionals who intend to participate in the conference should register on-line by visiting our website: www.icrt-2013.warmolth.org . All subsequent correspondence on scientific, administrative and sponsorship matters should be sent to the Conference Secretariat. Registration is free to all participants who fulfill the following conditions:

  1. Should be a fully paid member of WARMTH.  WARMTH Membership fee is only US$ 100.00 for 5 years (Please visit www.warmolth.org to know more about WARMTH Membership).
  2. Must opt for Lump-sum payment for participation in the conference (Please see information about lump sum payment elsewhere in this document).

A registration fee of  300.00 USD will be charged to all non-Members (of WARMTH) who would like to attend the conference, over and above the conference lump sum as per the details given below. 

Registration fee for Members of Industry and other commercial organization is USD 400.00 per person.

REGISTRATION FEE
Member of WARMTH  (Please see conditions above)         0.00 USD
Non-Member Nuclear Medicine & Allied Professionals:     300.00 USD
Members of Industry                                                                   400.00 USD

All those professional who are not members of WARMTH, but would like to become members may visit the WARMTH website (www.warmolth.org) to know more about WARMTH Membership or contact Prof. A.K. Padhy, Executive Director, WARMTH at the following e-mail: ajitpadhy1@yahoo.co.uk.  

PAPERS AND POSTERS 
All participants, apart from invited speakers, must present original work; they should not have been published elsewhere.

SUBMISSION OF EXTENDED SYNOPSIS
Persons who wish to present a paper or poster at the conference must submit an extended synopsis (in English) on line latest by 20 August 2013. The synopsis should contain a maximum of 800 words and include four clearly identifiable elements of content: Rationale, methods, results and conclusion. The synopsis will be considered by the Scientific Committee and if accepted - will be reproduced in unedited form in the October-December 2013 issue of World Journal of Nuclear Medicine (www.wjnm.org).

PAPER/POSTER ACCEPTANCE
In order to provide ample time for discussion, the number of papers that can be accepted for oral presentation is limited. If the number of relevant and high quality papers submitted for selection exceeds the acceptable number, some of them will be selected for presentation as posters. Authors will be informed whether their papers/posters have been accepted for presentation on the basis of the extended synopsis. The WARMTH, however, reserves the right to refuse the presentation or publication of any paper that does not meet the expectations based on the information given in the extended synopsis. Further details concerning the written and oral presentation at the meeting will be sent to all authors between 1-10 September 2013.

PARTICIPATION 

Academic Participation
General registration is open to medical and technical professionals as well as scientists and research scholars working in the field of nuclear medicine and allied specialties in hospitals, clinics, universities and other non-commercial organizations which are engaged in the practice of nuclear medicine.

All professionals who intend to participate in the conference should register on-line on or before 1 September 2013. Please note that only on-line registration is available. Registration is free for all Members of WARMTH (You need to provide your WARMTH Membership Number at the time of registration. Please visit the WARMTH website to find out your WARMTH Membership Number, if you do not know it already)

Participants from Industry
It may be noted that a Commercial Exhibition will be organized at the conference venue starting from 18th to 20 November 2013.   A certain number of free registrations are provided to the representatives from Industry and commercial organizations depending on their level of sponsorship (Please see “Sponsorship” section for more details). The sponsors may bring in additional participants over and above their entitlement only after paying the additional registration fee of the extra participants. The registration fee for additional participants from Industry and commercial organizations is 400.00 USD per participant. This registration fee entitles the industry participants to the following: (1) Conference kit; (2) entry to all Scientific, and Commercial activity venues; (3) Lunches & Coffee breaks on the three conference days (18, 19 and 20 November 2013).

EXPENDITURES
The conference will be held in Manila, Philippines, which offers some of the magnificent sites, landscapes and tourist attractions in the world.

Philippines Society of Nuclear Medicine (PSNM) is the local hosting organization of ICRT-2013 and Dr. Emerita Barrenechea is the Chairperson of the Organizing Committee. We are inviting several International organizations to collaborate with us in this endeavor. We are also expecting that the nuclear medicine industry would participate in large numbers in the organization of the congress.

Please note that as a general rule the WARMTH does not pay the cost of attendance, i.e. travel and living expenses, of participants. In order to make it easy and possible for the professionals from all over the world including from the developing and least developed countries, the WARMTH in collaboration with the local organizers, has developed a comprehensive package which would include the following:

  1. FREE REGISTRATION (Valid for all active members of WARMTH*, Conditions apply)
  2. Admission to all Scientific sessions, coffee breaks
  3. Admission to all social activities
  4. Accommodation (Single/Double/Twin) with breakfast in the “Hotel Sofitel Plaza Manila”,  a first class hotel in Manila for five nights (Check-in 17th November 2013 and check-out on 22 November 2013)
  5. Three lunches on conference days (18,19 and 20 November 2013)
  6. Three dinners (Welcome dinner on 17 November; Gala Dinner on 18 November and Oenophilous Dinner on 20 November 2013)
  7. One full day sight-seeing tour with Lunch and Transportations)                       

(*Active member of WARMTH: The member who has paid the Membership fee by 1 August 2013)

The cost of this entire package at the reduced price (payable before 15 May 2013) would be:

 I.  WITH ROOM CATEGORY-1
(1) 1350 USD in Single accommodation
(2) 1920 USD in double accommodation
(3) 960 USD in Twin accommodation (For two persons sharing a room)

 II. WITH ROOM CATEGORY-2 (Deluxe Rooms)
(1) 1470 USD in Single accommodation
(2) 2040 USD in double accommodation
(3) 1020 USD in Twin accommodation (For two persons sharing a room)

Please note that this is the best deal we could get after a lot of negotiations with various hotels and agencies in Manila. This is a very special price, which the hotel has offered to WARMTH. It takes care of your “free registration”, accommodation, food (breakfasts, lunches and dinners), One full day local sight-seeing tours, social activities like Dinners, local transport, sight-seeing trip, etc)

November-December is the best time to visit Philippines. The tourist inflow to Manila and other arts of the Philippines  is supposed to be at its peak during this time of the year. We would therefore request you to register and confirm your participation by paying your lump-sum at the earliest. Please do not wait for the deadline, since the rooms are limited and we reserve the rooms on a first come first served basis.

We are planning to organize the conference in a very friendly and cordial atmosphere, offering positive interaction between professionals from all fields of nuclear medicine. We will strive hard to accommodate all participants in “Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila” Hotel, which is one of the best 5 Star hotels in Manila (http://www.sofitelmanila.com/).  All academic, social and excursion activities will be organized in such a way that everyone would get a chance to participate in them. All in all every effort will be made to make it a memorable conference.

It may be noted that the hotel rooms are limited and will be allocated to participants on a first come first serve basis. It is therefore important to register early and make the lump-sum payment early. In order to plan our activities well and make them cost-effective, all candidates who intend to attend the conference will be required to pay the entire package amount well in advance, but definitely before 15th May 2013 in order to avail the best price option. Please see Lump sum payment deadlines below:

DEADLINES FOR LUMP-SUM PAYMENT

Lump-sum amount payable by fully paid-up WARMTH members 

Category

Type of Accommodation

Lump-sum  paid on or before

15 May 2013

 (USD)

Lump-sum paid on or before

15 July 2013

(USD)

Lump-sum paid on or before

15 Sept 2013

 (USD)

Lump-sum paid after

16 Sept 2013 (USD)

Category-1

Single

1350

1370

1390

1425

(Superior)

Double

1920

1950

1980

2030

 

Twin

960 (Per pax)

975  (Per pax)

990 (Per pax)

1015 (Per pax)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category-2

Single

1470

1490

1510

1545

 (Deluxe)

Double

2040

2070

2100

2150

 

Twin

1020

1035

1050

1075

 

Please add additional amount to the above lump-sum towards registration fee in cases of: 

  1. Non-Member Medical/Para-medical/ Allied Professionals (Doctors, Technologists, Physicists, Radiopharmacists etc.):  Registration Fee of USD 300.00 per person
  2. Industry Representatives: Registration fee of USD 400.00 per person
  3. Non-member SPOUSE of a WARMTH Member attending the conference and staying in a double room accommodation with the spouse: USD 150.00

Please note that:

(1)  We could not get all hotel rooms in one category. 60% of the rooms are in Category-1 and 40% rooms are in Category-2. Category-2 rooms are “deluxe” rooms, supposed to have better view of the Manila Bay and more amenities and comfort; hence are a little more expensive.

(2) All rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis. In order to be assured of your accommodation, we would suggest that you send your lump-sum at the earliest.

Detailed information on accommodation and other items will be sent to all confirmed participants well in advance of the meeting.

MODE OF PAYMENT

Wire Transfer
The lump-sum can be paid by wire-transfer to the following bank account:

Beneficiary’s Name: WARMTH
Bank Account No: 13602320000811
Beneficiary Address: B-1, South Extension Part-2, New Delhi, India, 110049
Beneficiary Bank: HDFC Bank Ltd
Beneficiary Bank Address: HDFC Bank Ltd, C-32 Malviya Nagar, New Delhi-110017, India
Beneficiary Bank SWIFT Code: HDFCINBB

Some banks may ask for Intermediary Bank Details. You may provide them the following details:
Intermediary Bank: JP Morgan Chase Bank, New York
Intermediary Bank Account No: 001-1-406717
Corr Bank SWIFT Code: CHASUS33
Additional Corr Bank Details
CHIPS ABA: 0002
FEDWIRE ABA:021000021
CHIPS UID#354459

Notification of Payment
Soon after making the wire-transfer, all participants are requested to furnish the following information to the conference secretariat by e-mail (Email: admin@icrt-2013.warmolth.org). This will help us to track your payment and confirm your accommodation on time:

 

Name(s) of the Participant(s): Please write both names in case of Double Occupancy
Country:
City:
Name of your Bank:
Amount Sent:
Wire-transfer Reference Number:
Date:
Type of Accommodation opted for: Single Occupancy/Double Occupancy/Twin sharing

The information should be sent by e-mail to the following address:

Ms. Ee Sia Tan
Conference Administrator, ICRT-2013
C/O Events-360
589C Montreal Drive; # 07-136
Singapore 753589
Tel: (65) 66182235
Mob: (65) 94307820
Fax: (65) 6886 9536
Email: admin@icrt-2013.warmolth.org


Secretariat (ICRT-2013)
Ms. Ee Sia Tan
Conference Administrator
C/O Events-360
589C Montreal Drive; # 07-136
Singapore 753589
Tel: (65) 66182235
Fax: (65) 6886 9536
Email: admin@icrt-2013.warmolth.org