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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.

2018 Fall Symposium
Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Foerster Student Services Center
Community College of Allegheny County
Northside Allegheny Campus
808 Ridge Ave Pittsburgh PA 15212

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:

The benefits of Cardiac PET over SPECT: diagnostic accuracy, reduced rad exposure, flow measurements, efficiency, prognostic value, Imaging with Rb-82 (protocols, acquisition 2D versus 3D, dosing, etc.)

History of Radiation and Natural & Man-Made Background Sources of Radiation Exposure Limits & Regulations Detection of Radiation Safe Practices with Radiation Biological Effects of Radiation exposure.

Review of GI bleeding and Meckel’s sign and symptoms. Progenics develops innovative medicines and other technologies to target and treat cancer, including:
1) therapeutic agents designed to treat cancer (AZEDRA®, PSMA TTC and 1095)
2) PSMA-targeted imaging agents for prostate cancer. Initial Experience imaging using (fluciclovine F 18) injection is indicated for (PET) imaging in men with suspected prostate cancer recurrence based on elevated blood prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels following prior treatment.

Define cardiac amyloidosis, including specific types. Identify barriers to diagnosis. Outline the methods available for diagnosing cardiac amyloidosis

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

April Mann, MBA CNMT, NCT
Hartford Healthcare Corporation

Kelly Mannella, MS, DABSNM
University of Pittsburgh

Nadeem Zia, M.D.
UPMC Health System

Terri Parasida, MBA, CNMT
Progenics Pharmaceuticals

Nghi Nguyen M.D.
UPMC Health System

Ahmed Masri M.D.
UPMC Health System

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). This educational activity 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 Cardiac PET with Rb-82
9:00 AM Radiation Safety in Nuclear Medicine.
Kelly Mannella, MS.D ABSNM

10:00 AM BREAK
10:30 AM Procedure Guideline for GI Bleed and Meckel’s scintigraphy
Nadeem Zia, MD

11:30 PM New technology to target and treat cancers.
Terri Parasida NBA. CNMT

12:30 PM LUNCH
Provided with registration
1:15 PM Initial Experience using Fluciclovine F-18 for recurrence prostate cancer.
Nghi Nguyen, MD
1:45 PM Tc_99 PYP Scintigraphy and cardiac amyloidosis
Ahmed Masri, MD
3:15 PM Final Questions and Answer

Payment (Pre-Registration)
Payment includes admission to the educational symposium, on-site parking at approved lots and morning coffee, snacks, and buffet and lunch.

SNM National Member: $40
Non-Member: $50
Nuc Med Student No CE Credit FREE

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

Payment includes admission to the educational symposium, on-site parking at approved lots and morning coffee, snacks, and buffet and lunch.

Registration Form
Click here to download the brochure with registration form on page 2. 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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