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9:10-12:00pm Student Presentations
9:10-12:00pm Student Presentations
9:10-12:00pm Student Presentations
9:10-12:00pm Student Presentations
9:10-12:00pm Student Presentations
9:10-12:00pm Student Presentations
9:10-12:00pm Student Presentations
9:10-12:00pm Student Presentations
9:10-12:00pm Student Presentations
9:10-12:00pm Student Presentations
9:10-12:00pm Student Presentations
9:10-12:00pm Student Presentations
9:10-12:00pm Student Presentations
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  • 1. The Society of Nuclear Medicine New England Chapter Technologist Section 40TH Annual Spring Symposium April 17 & 18th , 2009 Marriott Rocky Hill, Connecticut
  • 2. OFFICERS OF THE NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER TECHNOLOGIST SECTION President Martha Burke Wilson, CNMT President-Elect Kathleen M. Krisak, BS, CNMT, FSNMTS Treasurer Mark Corbin, BS Secretary Nancy Cowden, CNMT Past President Mary Cross, BS, CNMT, RT (N) National Council Delegate Kathleen M. Krisak, BS, CNMT, FSNMTS Historian Emeritus Leo Nalivaika, MBA, CNMT, NCT PROGRAM COMMITTEE Educator's Committee Tony Sicignano, BS, CNMT, RT (N) Vendor Liaison Kathleen M. Krisak, BS, CNMT,FSNMTS Program Coordinator Kathleen M. Krisak, BS, CNMT, FSNMTS Pre Registration Kathleen M. Krisak, BS, CNMT,FSNMTS On Site Registration Dennis Dunn, BS, CNMT VOICE Coordinator Mary Cross, BS, CNMT, RT (N)
  • 3. GENERAL INFORMATION Dates April 17 & 18, 2009 Location Marriott Hotel 100 Capital Boulevard Rocky Hill, CT 06067 1-860-257-6000 Pre-Registration must be postmarked by April 3, 2009. Technologist registration forms are located at the back of this brochure. On Site Registration Friday, April 17, 2009, 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2009, 7:00 a.m. • Hotel registration must be made by April 1, 2009 to secure discounted rate. • After April 1, 2009, the discounted rate will be subject to availability. • Pre-Registration must be postmarked by April 5, 2009. Any registration postmarked after April 5, 2009 will require On-Site Registration fees. *No refunds will be issued after April 8, 2009
  • 4. ACCOMMODATONS A block of rooms have been reserved at the Marriott Hotel Rocky Hill, CT Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-228-9290 toll free. To receive the discount group rate, attendees must identify themselves with the Society of Nuclear Medicine New England Chapter. The rate for single or double occupancy is $104.00 for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The hotel’s rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes which are currently 12% in effect at the time of check out. Free Parking. Directions: From Boston area: Take the Mass Pike west to exit 9 onto I-84 west. Continue on I-84 to Hartford. Just before Downtown take the exit for I-91 south. Continue on I-91 south to exit 23(West Street-Rocky Hill) At the end of the ramp, make a left. At the second light, turn right. Hotel driveway is on your right. From Springfield: Take I-91 South to exit 23(West Street-Rocky Hill) at the end of the ramp, turn left. At the second light, turn right. Hotel driveway is on your right. From Providence: Take RT 6 West toward Hartford, Ct. Follow RT 6 to RT 384 and continue, as 384 becomes I-84 West. Just before downtown Hartford, take the exit for I-91 south. Continue on I-91 South to exit 23(West Street-Rocky Hill). At end of ramp, make a left. At the second light, turn right. Hotel driveway is on your right. From Glastonbury: Take RT 2 west (towards Hartford). Take the exit 5 onto RT (towards Wethersfield). Continue on RT 3 and take the exit for I-91 South. Continue on I-91 south to exit 23 (West Street-Rocky Hill). At end of ramp, make a left. At the second light, turn right. Hotel driveway is on your right. VOICE Credits CE credit will be given for each scientific session. Attendance during at least 80% of an instructional hour is mandatory. Sign-in sheets will be available at the registration booth. Participants must be signed in each day. Credit cannot be recorded on your VOICE transcript without a VOICE membership number. If you are a member in good standing of the Society of Nuclear Medicine Technologist Section or VOICE tracking program, you must leave your Verification form at the attendance desk for delivery to the SNM for VOICE tracking. Your voice certificate will be mailed to you after the meeting for your records. If you are not a member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, you must retain your own VOICE credit reporting form for your records.
  • 5. Friday, April 17, 2009 Student Program Nuclear Medicine Technology Students will present a variety of Scientific Papers. All students participating will receive a small gift as a token of appreciation. 9:00-9:10am President's Welcome- Martha Burke-Wilson 9:10-12:00pm Student Presentations 12:00-1:00pm Lunch (included with registration) Registry Review 1:00-1:45pm Radiopharmacy 2:00-2:45pm Instrumentation 2:45-3:15pm Break 3:15-4:00pm Procedures 4:15-5:00pm Radiation Safety Student Registration for this meeting is being handled by: Tony Sicignano BS, CNMT, RT (N) NECTS-Student Education Coordinator Please Email him for information on the student program TSicignano@srhs.org
  • 6. Friday, April 17, 2009 Technologist Program 11:00 am REGISTRATION OPENS 12:00 pm VENDOR AREA OPENS General Session 11:50-12:00 pm Welcome Martha Burke Wilson, CNMT President, NECTS 12:00-1:00pm NM Reimbursement 2009: Changes & Issues Including PET & NOPR Denise Merlino, MBA, CNMT, CPC, FSNMTS 1:00-2:00 pm Standards in 2009: Guidelines and Accreditation April Mann, BA, CNMT, NCT, RT (N) FSNMTS 2:00-2:30 pm Coffee Break-Exhibit Hall 2:30-3:30 pm PET and SPECT Imaging of Brain Tumors & Epilepsy Laura L. Horky, MD, PhD 3:30-4:30 pm A Financial Wellness Workshop for Technologists Jeanne Beretta, JD MetLife Larry Mann, Investment Advisor MetLife 4:30-5:30 pm USP Chapter 797 in Nuclear Medicine Dan Murphy, R.Ph, BCNP 5:30-7:00 pm Vendor Reception SATURDAY, April 18, 2009 Past Presidents Breakfast Meeting- Saturday, April 18 from 7am-8am SATURDAY, April 18, 2009
  • 7. 7:00 am REGISTRATION OPENS 7:-00-8:00 am Continental Breakfast TECHNOLOGIST PROGRAM 8:00-9:00 am Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging: Current and Future Applications Albert J. Sinusas, MD, FACC, FAHA 9:00-10:00 am Clinical Applications of PET Radiopharmaceuticals Serge Lyashchenko, Ph.D, 10:00-10:30 am Coffee Break-Exhibit Hall 10:30-11:30 am Quality Improvements in Imaging Strategies for Success Joe Phillips, MBA, CNMT, RT (N) 11:30-12:30 pm Spring Symposiums Past and Present 40 years Leo Nalivaika, MBA, CNMT, NCT, RT (N) 12:30-1:15 pm Lunch and Vendor Raffle 1:15-2:15 pm Pulmonary Embolis: VQ or CT? David Gilmore, MS, CNMT, NCT, RT(R) (N) 2:15-3:15 pm Observed Patient Motion in Sequential Imaging Karen L Johnson, BS CNMT 3:15-4:15 pm Diagnostic Accuracy of Pet Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: Correlation with Coronary Angiography Lynn E. Sillaman BS, CNMT
  • 8. Faculty Jeanine M, Beratta, JD Financial Planner /Functional Manager-Training MetLife Holyoke, MA Cathy Coleman, BS, CNMT Program Director Briarwood College School of Nuclear Medicine Technology Southington, CT David Gilmore, MS, CNMT, NCT, RT(R) (N) Program Director Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center School of Nuclear Medicine Technology Boston, MA Laura L. Horky, MD, PhD Instructor in Radiology Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston, MA Karen L. Johnson, BS, CNMT Clinical Research Coordinator Department of Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine UMASS Medical School Worcester, MA Serge K. Lyashchenko, PhD IBA Molecular Somerset, NJ April Mann, BA, CNMT, NCT, RT (N), FSNMTS Manager, Non-Invasive Cardiology and Clinical Nuclear Medicine Hartford Hospital Hartford, CT Larry Mann Investment Advisor Representative MetLife Denise A. Merlino, MBA, CNMT, CPC, FSNMTS President Merlino Healthcare Consulting Corp. Magnolia, MA
  • 9. Faculty Daniel Murphy, Jr., R.Ph, BCNP Pharmacy Compliance Manager Cardinal Health West Hartford, CT Leo Nalivaika, MBA, CNMT, NCT Educational Coordinator/Clinical Instructor UMASS Medical Center/Worcester State College Worcester, MA Joseph M. Phillips, MBA, CNMT, RT (N) Director of Imaging Services Southwestern Vermont Healthcare Bennington, VT Stephnie Rhymer, CNMT Clinical Coordinator and Faculty Associate Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Boston, MA Richard T. Serino, M.Ed., CNMT Chairperson- Medical Imaging Springfield Technical Community College Springfield, MA Tony Sicignano, BS, CNMT, RT (N) Hospital of St.Raphael NECTS-Education Committee Chairperson New Haven, CT Lynn E.Sillaman, BS, CNMT Clinical Applications Specialists Bracco Diagnostics, Inc Albert J. Sinusas, MD, FACC, FAHA Professor of Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology Yale University School of Medicine Nuclear Cardiology New Haven, CT
  • 10. Exhibitors AnazaoHealth Astellas Bracco Cardinal Health Nuclear Pharmacy Covidien GE Health Care IBA Molecular ISORX JRT Associates Lantheus METLIFE Northeast Electronics PETNET Solutions Philips Medical PINESTAR Technology Siemens Medical Solutions
  • 11. 40th Annual Spring Symposium SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGIST REGISTRATION FORM (PLEASE PRINT) Name _________________ _ (Include Degree/Certification) Mailing Address_____________________________________________ City/ State/Zip__________________________________________________ Daytime Telephone ( ) _____________________________________ Facility Name_______________________________________________ SNM Member Number_________________ Email _________________ Needed for registration Please Check Appropriate Box Pre-Registration Fees by 4/05/09 One Day Two Day Circle One Technologist, SNM Member Fri or Sat $ 40 _____ $ 70 Technologist, Non SNM Member Fri or Sat $150 _____ $200 On Site Registration Fees after 4/05/09 Technologist, SNM Member Fri or Sat $ 70 _____ $100 Technologist, Non SNM Member Fri or Sat $200 _____ $250 All fees include handouts, coffee breaks, continental breakfast and boxed lunch on Saturday. ____If you have a disability, requiring special accommodations, please check here and advise us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program. Sorry, but there will be no refunds after April 08, 2009 Cash or Check only Accepted NO CREDIT CARDS Please make checks payable to- New England Chapter, SNM and mail to: Kathleen Krisak 158 Chicopee Street Granby, Mass 01033 Any questions please check our web page at www.nects.org or contact Kathleen Krisak At krisakkk@comcast.net.

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