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The Pittsburgh Chapter has a mandate to sponsor ongoing Continuing Education Seminars for the Society of Nuclear Medicine. Both local and national speakers present programs to help further our goal of bringing great strength to the local medical and nuclear medicine community.

2017 Spring Symposium
Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Regional Learning Alliance at Cranberry Woods
850 Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
724-741-1000 (phone)
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Course Description
The field of Molecular Imaging / Nuclear Medicine is undergoing a revolution due to technological, pharmacological, social and professional advances.

The goal of this workshop is to provide an update of factors and trends currently affecting the practice of nuclear medicine.

Subjects covered will include:
• Oncology PET imaging with Ga68 labeled Biomarkers/ Lu 177 Dotatate treatment.

• Pulmonary Emboli imaging diagnosis and Different imaging application.

• Y-90 sphere treatment for unrespectable liver tumors.

• Current trends of cardiac imaging.

• PET/CT imaging: pitfalls and normal variants Interesting Cases and Artifacts for Cardiac SPECT and PET

This workshop is known to foster opportunities for professional development and provide an open forum for the free-exchange of ideas with your professional peers.

Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for technologists, physicians and students in the field of Molecular Imaging / Nuclear Medicine and other healthcare professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge of current and future market trends. All participants with basic and/or advanced knowledge of nuclear medicine will benefit from this program.

Please forward this to your Radiologist and other radiology departments, your coworkers in X-Ray, CT and Radiation Therapy / Oncology. All are welcome! All Credits apply.

Workshop Faculty

Cathy Kim M.D.
UPMC Health System

David Barker M.D.
Allegheny General Hospital

Ashok Muthukrishnan M.D.
UPMC Health System

Orrie Close M.D.
UPMC Health System

Chijindu Nworgu M.D.
UPMC Health System

John Rehder M.D.
Allegheny General Hospital

Pittsburgh Chapter CME & CE Policy
The policy for recognition of continuing education evaluation mechanism mandates verification of attendance. The attendees must be present in the meeting room during the entire lecture to receive the verification stamp at the end of each presentation. All individual credit(s) will be awarded at the completion of the symposium and verification of attendance has been completed.

Accreditation  Pending Approval
This Activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Through the Society of Nuclear Medicine, Pittsburgh Chapter.

This educational activity set for maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category B Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program is awaiting approval for 6 category ”A” credits through the ASRT.

7:15 AM Registration
7:50 AM Welcome and Remarks
8:00 AM Clinical Imaging option of cardiovascular events.
Cathy Kim M.D.
9:00 AM Physiologic variants, Standardized Uptake Value, Benign pathophysiology mimicking cancer, Technical factors.
David Barker M.D.
10:00 AM Vendor Break with Coffee and Tea
10:30 AM Unresectable Liver Tumors Treatment with Radioactive “Beads”
Orrie Close M.D.
11:30 AM Criteria risk-stratification patient for pulmonary embolism and appropriate use of imaging
Chijindu Nworgu M.D.
12:00 PM Lunch (Provided with Registration)
12:45 PM Diagnostic Ga 68 Dotatate and therapeutic use of 177LuDotatate
Ashok Muthukrishnan M.D.
1:45 PM Interesting cases and artifacts for Cardiac PET and SPECT
John Rehder M.D.
3:15 PM Final Questions and Answer

Reservations may be made by calling the to (724) 772-3700 Cranberry Marriott Hotel. Reservations are subject to space availability.

Payment (Pre-Registration)
Payment includes admission to the educational symposium and morning coffee, snacks, and the buffet lunch.

SNM National Member: $55
Non-Member: $65
Nuc Med Student No CE Credit $10.00

Add $15 for same day registration. No refunds are accepted.

Payment includes admission to the educational symposium and morning coffee, snacks, and buffet lunch.

Registration Form
Click here to download the form. Please mail the completed form along with payment to:

Pittsburgh Chapter SNM-TS
PO Box 16085
Pittsburgh, PA 15242

Make all checks payable to "Pittsburgh Chapter SNM-TS".

Please contact Seyed Mohammadi
Phone: 412-983-0348

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