About AANMS

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 follow a Code of Conduct.

The AANMS is a not-for-profit organisation and is governed by a Council that is elected biannually by the membership.  A copy of the Association's Constitution can be viewed here.


Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Opportunity - AANMS MASTERCLASS:  THYROID AND PARATHYROID DISEASE

22 - 26 September 2014

REGISTER NOW - Download the brochure.


AANMS Cross-Sectional Anatomy Course

Update:  Registration is now open for the 2014 AANMS Cross-Sectional Anatomy Course to be held over Friday 30 May to Sunday 2 June 2014 inclusive at the Langham Hotel, Melbourne.   Note that due to limitations on numbers, early registration is advisable. 

The Course aims and objectives, Course flyer/timetable, registration form and accommodation information can be downloaded from the links below:

CSA Course Aims & Objectives 2014

CSA Course flyer and timetable

CSA Course registration form

Accommodation information


CLINICAL DENSITOMETRY COURSE, SYDNEY

The next ANZBMS Clinical Densitometry Course will be held at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney from 3 - 4 May 2014.  Please see the flyer and information/registration brochure for full details.

 

CTCA MORATORIUM UPDATE - December 2013

The Conjoint Committee for Recognition of Training in CTCA has completed a revision of the Training Requirements for CT Coronary Angiography, with a particular focus on providing alternative pathways for recertification in recognition of the different practice models adopted by CTCA specialists.

Before they can be released and implemented, the revised criteria now need to be formally approved and endorsed by the three parent bodies for the Committee:  the AANMS, the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR).  In the meantime, the Committee is formulating a transparent and equitable means by which those recertification candidates who did not meet all of the original recertification criteria have the opportunity to demonstrate compliance with the new criteria.

To that end, the moratorium period is being extended until 30 June 2014 for recertification applications.  Should you have any enquiries, please contact the Committee Secretariat at admin[at]anzctca.org.  Submission deadlines and other information relating to CTCA training can be found at http://www.anzctca.org.

 

New:  CTCA Courses for Training and Recertification and Cardiac MR

Courses Available in 2014 for Training and Recertification in CTCA:

St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney is offering the following CTCA courses in 2014 - please see the flyer below for further information:

Cardiac CT Course (Level A):   4 - 8 June 2014 and 22 - 26 October 2014

Cardiac CT Recertification :  31 May - 2 June 2014 and 18 - 21 October 2014.  These courses are suitable for those seeking either Level A or Level B recertification.

Course Available in Cardiac MR:

St Vincent's Hospital Sydney is also offering a two-day course in cardiac MR over 7 - 8 June 2014; please see the flyer for details.

 

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

 

NM TRAINING SITES 2014

A list of sites accredited for nuclear medicine and/or PET training for 2014 can be found here. 

INFORMATION FOR REFERRING DOCTORS AND PATIENTS - REVISED MARCH 2014

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 Information

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Referrer's Guide to Nuclear Medicine - version for mobile devices

Referrer's Guide to Nuclear Medicine - printable/desktop version 

  

Patient Information

ptinfo_new_print_iconsmall    Patient's Guide to Nuclear Medicine - version for mobile devices

    Patient's Guide to Nuclear Medicine - printable/desktop version

 

 

 

 

 

therapy_new_print_iconsmall   Nuclear Medicine Therapy Guide - version for mobile devices

   Nuclear Medicine Therapy Guide - printable/desktop version.

 

 

 

 

 

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