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
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS
Shelley Hartnett, CNMT
University of Washington Medical Center
David Lewis, M.D.
Harborview Medical Center
Richard Wahl, MD
Johns Hopkins University Hospital
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).
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
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
8:45- 9:15 “Cardiac PET/CT Physics.”
Adam Allessio, Ph.D.
SESSION II: CARDIOLOGY
9:45 – 10:30 “Cardiac SPECT.” James
10:30-11:15 “Myocardial Viability 2008.” Patrick
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,
2:00 – 2:45 “Case-based Approach in Brain Imaging.”
Edward Glass, M.D.
SESSION IV: REGULATION AND RADIATION
2:45 – 3:30 “CT Radiation Dose.” Patrick Colletti,
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
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17
6:45am: Registration/Continental Breakfast in
8:00 – 9:00 OPENING PLENARY SESSION &
8:00-8:15 Presentation of the Distinguished
Scientist Award: Recipient: Alexander McEwan,
8:15 – 8:30 Mickey Williams Distinguished Service
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
3:30 – 4:00 “Advances in Physics.” Ramsey
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
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.
11:30 – 12:15 “Oncologic Patient Management.”
Keith Eaton; M.D., Ph.D.
12:15-1:00 “Image Guided Radiotherapy.” Martin
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
3:45 – 5:00 “Cases for Connoisseurs.” Marie
5:30 Technologist Business Meetings
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19
7:15 Registration/Continental Breakfast in Meeting
SESSION X: CT
8:00-8:45 “Contrast and Contrast Reaction.”
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
11:00 – 11:45 “Image Fusion for Bone Scan
Interpretation.” David Lewis, M.D.
11:45 – 12:30 “F-18 Bone Scan” David Haseley,
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.
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.
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
MEETING REGISTRATION FORM
33RD ANNUAL WESTERNREGIONAL MEETING
OCTOBER 16-19, 2008
(Circle appropriate fee) Postmarked by 7/10 By 8/31 After 8/31
Physician/Scientist $ 300 $ 350 $ 400
Technologist 175 225 275
Resident/Intern 175 225 275
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)
City State/Zip Phone
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: email@example.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.