The AANMS (Australasian Association of Nuclear Medicine Specialists ) is the peak body representing nuclear medicine and molecular imaging in Australia and New Zealand. The Association was formerly known as the Australian and New Zealand Association of Physicians in Nuclear Medicine (ANZAPNM).
Ordinary Members of the AANMS must be actively practising nuclear medicine, and must be Fellows of either the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) or the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR).
The AANMS has a range of objectives that include: promotion and advancement of the practice of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, the development and delivery of practice and training site accreditation programs, research coordination, training and CPD program development, trainee support, referrer education, representation of the specialty at Commonwealth and State levels and close involvement in all matters concerning the sustainability of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, including liaison with a range of organisations such as ANSTO and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM).
In supporting quality nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, the AANMS's Members and Fellows follow a Code of Conduct.
The AANMS is a not-for-profit organisation and is governed by a Board that is elected biannually by the membership. A copy of the Association's Constitution can be viewed here.
AANMS Submission to Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) Review
As advised in the President's address to the 2015 AANMS Annual General Meeting on 18 April 2015, the AANMS has made a submission to the TGA earlier this year. A copy of the submission can be downloaded here. The submission contains several attachments, as follows; each attachment can be downloaded from the link:
Article by Silberstein EB, Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Letter from the AANMS to the TGA, February 2013
Letter from the AANMS to the TGA, May 2014.
IAEA / ASNC Free Webinar: Optimal Risk-Benefit Ratio for Stress Myocardial Perfusion SPECT
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) invite cardiologists, nuclear medicine physicians/specialists and radiologists to this free live webinar. Details provided by the IAEA are as follows (please note instructions regarding registration and corresponding time/date at your location):
Title: Optimal Risk-Benefit Ratio for Stress Myocardial Perfusion SPECT
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 21:00 / 9.00pm PDT (Los Angeles – USA)
Faculty: Prem Soman, MD, PhD, FASNC; Brian Abbott, MD, FASNC
Using a case-based format, speakers Prem Soman and Brian Abbott will discuss how to optimize the risk-benefit ratio for myocardial perfusion imaging by appropriate selection of patients, and the use of best practices and patient-centered imaging in nuclear cardiology. This session is going to be interactive; Prem will present a case and Brian will pose questions to Prem and vice versa. There will also be “polling slides” where participants will be able to vote on the best answer to the question and then Brian or Prem will explain the correct and incorrect responses.
Please register at (see link below) for this complimentary webinar http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/asnciaea/session.php?id=16427
To check the corresponding date and time in your country please check this link http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Optimal+Risk-Benefit+Ratio+for+Stress+Myocardial+Perfusion+SPECT&iso=20150812T21&p1=137&ah=1&am=30
International Molecular Imaging Symposium, Adelaide, 28 October 2015
The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) will present the inaugural International Molecular Imaging Symposium in Adelaide on Wednesday, 28 October 2015. Please see the flyer for details; registration can be made at: http://www.plevin.com.au/IMIS2015/.
NeuroPET Research Fellowship 2016
Austin Health Department of Molecular Imaging in Melbourne has a position available in 2016 for a medical research fellow in the area of dementia imaging. The Department is a world leader in brain amyloid and tau PET imaging and has a team of 10 research staff working in this field plus 2 current PhD students. The position is for one year but would be extended should the successful applicant wish to undertake PhD studies.
If interested, please contact Professor Christopher Rowe by email christopher.rowe[at]austin.org.au or phone 03 9496 5183
Update: AANMS Cross-Sectional Anatomy Course - Registration Period Extended to 13 July 2015
There are a few places still available for this year's Cross-Sectional Anatomy Course, and registration has been extended to Monday, 13 July 2015. Registration will close after this date. The Course will be held over Friday, 28 August to Sunday, 30 August 2015 inclusive, at The Langham Melbourne hotel.
Please note that this Course is suitable for medical specialists and medical trainees only. A registration form and related documents can be found below:
2015 CSA Course Registration Form
CSA Course Program
CSA Course Aims and Objectives
ANZSNM Annual Scientific Meeting 2016
The ANZSNM Annual Scientific Meeting for 2016 will be held in Rotorua, New Zealand over 22 - 25 April 2016. Registration and abstract submission will open in October 2015. For further information, please visit the Meeting website at: www.anzsnm2016.com
Nuclear Medicine Training Sites for 2015 and 2016
A list of sites accredited for advanced training in nuclear medicine for 2015 can be found here.
A list of sites accredited for advanced training in nuclear medicine for 2016 can be found here.
Prospective trainees should check with the training committee, the Advanced Training Committee (formerly known as the Joint Specialist Advisory Committee [JSAC]) in Nuclear Medicine of the RACP and the RANZCR to ensure that their proposed training site will meet their training requirements. The ATC can be contacted via the RACP at nuclearmedicine[at]racp.edu.au.
TECHNICAL STANDARDS FOR PET ACCREDITATION
The ANZSNM's Requirements for PET Accreditation (Instrumentation & Radiation Safety) 2012, 2nd Edition, are now available here.
REMINDER FOR NUCLEAR MEDICINE SPECIALISTS: PET TRAINING and CREDENTIALLING
Nuclear medicine specialists who intend to do training in positron emission tomography (PET) must ensure that they submit an application for prospective approval of their PET training to the Joint Specialist Advisory Committee (JSAC) of the RACP and the RANZCR.
All PET training must be prospectively approved by the JSAC in order for this training to be accredited. Following completion of accredited PET training, the nuclear medicine specialist must then apply for credentialling for PET in order that Medicare payments can be made to patients for PET services.
To enquire about prospective approval of PET training and obtain the relevant forms, please contact the RACP at NuclearMedicine[at]racp.edu.au or phone 02 8247 6279.
Following completion of PET training, specialists must also ensure they obtain credentialling for PET in order that Medicare payments can be made for their PET services. For PET credentialling queries, please see the following:
Information for PET credentialling
Application form for PET credentialling
INFORMATION FOR REFERRING DOCTORS AND PATIENTS - Revised Editions
Information prepared by the AANMS for doctors requesting nuclear medicine procedures and for patients referred for either a nuclear medicine procedure or for nuclear medicine therapy can be found at the following links; each leaflet can be downloaded in a version for mobile devices and a version for printing/desktop.
Referrer's Guide to Nuclear Medicine - version for mobile devices
Referrer's Guide to Nuclear Medicine - printable/desktop version
Patient's Guide to Nuclear Medicine - version for mobile devices
Patient's Guide to Nuclear Medicine - printable/desktop version
Nuclear Medicine Therapy Guide - version for mobile devices
Nuclear Medicine Therapy Guide - printable/desktop version.
ANZBMS Clinical Densitometry Course
The next ANZBMS Clinical Densitometry Course will be held in Brisbane over 22 23 August 2015 at the Translational Research Institute, Princess Alexandra Hospital Campus, 37 Kent Street, Woolloongabba. Early-bird registration closes 24 July 2015; late registration closes 14 August 2015.
For further information and to register, please visit the ANZBMS website at: https://www.anzbms.org.au/anzbms-bone-densitometry-course.asp.
Please note that we do not provide medical advice or referrals to specialists (please read the disclaimer).
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