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33rd Annual Western Regional Meeting

  1. 1. Western Regional Society of Nuclear Medicine Doubletree Hotel Lloyd Center, Portland, OR October 16-19, 2008 DISTINGUISHED SCIENTIST AWARDS Alexander McEwan, MD President, Society of Nuclear Medicine Cross Cancer Institute Alberta, Canada DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS Shelley Hartnett, CNMT University of Washington Medical Center Seattle, WA David Lewis, M.D. Harborview Medical Center Seattle, WA TAPLIN AWARD Richard Wahl, MD Johns Hopkins University Hospital Baltimore, MD GENERAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES: The 33rd Annual Western Regional Meeting is sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Chapter, Pacific Southwest Physicians and Technologists Chapters, Northern California Chapter and Technologist Sections of the Society of Nuclear Medicine. VOICE: VOICE credit is pending approval from the SNMTS. CME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and the Western Regional SNM. The SNM is accredited by the ACCME to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The Society of Nuclear Medicine designates this education activity for a maximum of 25.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. Participating in the 33rd Annual Western Regional Meeting, you will be able to: • Review current procedures and new developments. • Demonstrate “how to do it” (technical aspects). • Determine which test and technique optimally addresses the clinical problem. • Compare nuclear medicine with other modalities. • Update your practical knowledge concerning performing and interpreting studies (case presentations and panel discussions at the end of each session). Registration Hours Thursday – Friday: 6:45 a.m. – 4:00p.m. Saturday: 7:15a.m. – 4:00p.m. Sunday: 7:15a.m. – 10:00a.m. If you have a disability which requires special accommodations, please call the WRSNM (425-893-8410) and advise us of your needs one week in advance of the meeting.
  2. 2. 2008 WESTERN REGIONAL SNM PROGRAM THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16 6:45 Registration Opens/Continental Breakfast 7:45 Welcome and Announcements SESSION I : CARDIOLOGY 8:00-8:45 “New Directions in Cardiac SPECT and PET Compared with Cardiac CTA.” Jamshid Maddahi, M.D. 8:45- 9:15 “Cardiac PET/CT Physics.” Adam Allessio, Ph.D. 9:15-9:45 Break SESSION II: CARDIOLOGY 9:45 – 10:30 “Cardiac SPECT.” James Caldwell, M.D. 10:30-11:15 “Myocardial Viability 2008.” Patrick Colletti, M.D. 11:15-12:30 Lunch (On your own) SESSION III: NEUROLOGY 12:30 – 1:15 “Brain Tumor and F-18 FDOPA.” Christiaan Schiepers, M.D., PhD 1:15-2:00 “Building a Practice in Functional Brain Imaging: The Utility of Quantitation." Alan Waxman, M.D. 2:00 – 2:45 “Case-based Approach in Brain Imaging.” Edward Glass, M.D. SESSION IV: REGULATION AND RADIATION SAFETY 2:45 – 3:30 “CT Radiation Dose.” Patrick Colletti, M.D. 3:30 – 4:15 “Radiopharmacy and USP Regulation.” James Velez, M.D. 4:15 – 5:00 “Ethics of Imaging and Self Referral.” Robert Potter, M.D. 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. ICEBREAKER RECEPTION IN EXHIBIT HALL FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17 6:45am: Registration/Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall 8:00 – 9:00 OPENING PLENARY SESSION & AWARDS 8:00-8:15 Presentation of the Distinguished Scientist Award: Recipient: Alexander McEwan, M.D. 8:15 – 8:30 Mickey Williams Distinguished Service Awawd: Recipient: Shelley Hartnett, CNMT Recipient: David Lewis, MD 8 :30 – 8:40 Technologist Award (Sponsored by Medi/Nuclear): Winner: TBD 8:40 – 8:50 In-training Winner: TBD 8:50 – 9:00 MD/Scientist Winner: TBD 9:00 - 10:00 Taplin Lecture: “Personalizing Cancer Management with PET/CT and SPECT/CT” Richard Wahl, MD 10:00 – 11:00 “Hospital Plan for Radiation Emergencies.” Carol Marcus; MD, PhD 11:00 – 12:00 Lunch (on your own) SESSION V: THERAPY 12:00 – 12:45 "Lymphoma Therapy and Assessment of Treatment" Richard Wahl, MD 12:45 – 1:30 “Evolving Cancer Treatment Using Radioisotopes.” Joseph Rajendran, M.D. 1:30 – 2:15 “Practical Aspect of Radioimmunotherapy.” Kathy Thomas, CNMT 2:15 – 3:00 “Controversies in the Treatment of Thyroid Cancer.” Alan Waxman, M.D. 3:00 – 3:30 Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall SESSION VI: NEW APPROACHES IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE 3:30 – 4:00 “Advances in Physics.” Ramsey Badawi, PhD 4:00 – 4:30 “Physics Artifacts.” Ramsey Badawi, PhD 4:30-5:00 “SPECT/CT.” Rudolfo Nunez, M.D. 5:00 – 5:30 “Positron Emission Mammography.” James Rogers, M.D. 5:45 General Business Meetings SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 7:15 Registration/Continental Breakfast In Exhibit Hall SESSION VII: PET/CT Part I 8:00 – 8:45 “Essential Physics for PET/CT.” Paul Kinnahan, Ph.D. 8:45-9:30 “Clinical Indications and Applications.” Francois Benard, M.D. 9:30 – 10:15 “FDG PET Interpretation.” Hubert Vesselle, Ph.D., M.D. 10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall SESSION VIII: PET/CT Part II 10:45 – 11:30 “PET/CT Artifacts.” Eugene Lin, M.D.
  3. 3. 11:30 – 12:15 “Oncologic Patient Management.” Keith Eaton; M.D., Ph.D. 12:15-1:00 “Image Guided Radiotherapy.” Martin Fuss, M.D. 1:00 – 2:15 Lunch (on your own) SESSION IX: MOLECULAR IMAGING 2:15 – 3:00 “PET Imaging of Sarcoma: Role in Management?” Janet Eary, M.D. 3:00 – 3:45 “Where does the Science Go?” Victor Gerbaudo, M.D. 3:45 – 5:00 “Cases for Connoisseurs.” Marie Lee, M.D. 5:30 Technologist Business Meetings SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19 7:15 Registration/Continental Breakfast in Meeting Room SESSION X: CT 8:00-8:45 “Contrast and Contrast Reaction.” Martin Gunn 8:45 – 9:30 “Clinical Interpretation” Dr. Go 9:30 – 10:00 Break SESSION XI: NEW APPROACHES IN GENERAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE 10:00 – 11:00 “Infection Imaging and PET.” Abass Alavi, M.D. 11:00 – 11:45 “Image Fusion for Bone Scan Interpretation.” David Lewis, M.D. 11:45 – 12:30 “F-18 Bone Scan” David Haseley, M.D. 12:30 ADJOURN The Western Regional SNM would like to thank the 2008 Scientific Program Committee Members: Satoshi Minoshima, M.D., Ph.D.; Scientific Program Chairman Susan Ammerman, C.N.M.T. Patrick Colletti, M.D. Sub Duggal, C.N.M.T., Technologist Section President Shelley Hartnett, C.N.M.T. Marie Lee, M.D.; Chapter President David Lewis, M.D. Edwin Glass, M.D.
  4. 4. HOTEL INFORMATION DoubleTree Hotel – Lloyd Center 1000 NE Multnomah St., Portland, OR 97232 Phone: 503-281-6111 www.doubletree.hilton.com We have reserved rooms for special rates: Room Single/Double Triple Quad Standard $124 $139 $154 Premium $134 $149 $164 Reservations MUST be made by September 14, 2008. The Doubletree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center is located only 9 miles from the Portland International Airport, the MAX light rail system now picks you up at baggage claim and drops you off directly across the street from our front door. Relax in one of our 476 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites featuring large work desks, high speed internet access, two phones, in-room coffee and tea, hair dryers, on-demand movies, personalized voice mail, and incredible views of either the city skyline or the Cascade Mountains. We are just across the street from the fabulous Lloyd Center Mall, featuring over 200 stores, 18 movie theaters, and an ice skating rink. The trendy shops on Broadway are just blocks away, and Holladay Park is across the street, where you can relax and take in the beautiful Oregon scenery. Portland is loaded with energy. The city's proximity to mountains, ocean, and desert adds an element of natural grandeur to its urban character. Monterey, CA! Mark your calendars for the 34th Annual Western Regional Meeting October 29 - November 1 We have rooms blocked at the Hyatt: Technologists $145 per night Physicians $235 per night
  5. 5. MEETING REGISTRATION FORM 33RD ANNUAL WESTERNREGIONAL MEETING OCTOBER 16-19, 2008 (Circle appropriate fee) Postmarked by 7/10 By 8/31 After 8/31 SNM MEMBER Physician/Scientist $ 300 $ 350 $ 400 Technologist 175 225 275 Resident/Intern 175 225 275 NONMEMBER Physician/Scientist $ 425 $ 475 $ 525 Technologist 325 375 425 Resident/Intern 325 375 425 Technologist Weekend (Saturday and Sunday) Member $ 125 $ 175 Non-Member $ 150 $ 225 Technologist Student $ 75 $ 100 (MUST HAVE LETTER FROM INSTRUCTOR ATTACHED) Spouse/Guest $100 (includes all food functions) (Spouse/Guest name) GUESTS MUST BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND FUNCTIONS (includes continental breakfasts, coffee breaks and Ice Breaker Reception) SPOUSES/GUEST MAY NOT ATTEND CE SESSIONS NOR RECEIVE CE CREDITS. BADGES MUST BE WORN TO ENTER THE EXHIBIT HALL. WRSAF Contribution $ WE DO NOT ACCEPT Total Paid $ CREDIT CARDS Name (Please type or print clearly!) Certification (MD, PhD, CNMT) Facility/Department Address City State/Zip Phone E-mail address: Is this your first time attending?  Yes no Make check payable and mail this entire page to: WESTERN REGIONAL SNM, PO BOX 2693 , KIRKLAND, WA 98083-2693 Tel: (425) 893-8410 Fax: (425) 822-7902 e-mail: wrsnm@cs.com Registration includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, and reception (bar is non-hosted). Cancellation Policy: Written cancellations received before Sept. 16, 2008 will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee; no refunds after September 16, 2008.