ACNM NEWS

Call for Nominations for 2018 Awards and Recognitions

ACNM is accepting nominations for the following awards and recognitions:

Gold Medal (due August 31)
Lifetime Achievement (due August 31)
Fellow (due August 31)
Best Mentor (due September 30)
Leadership and Health Policy Fellowship (due September 30)
Editorial Fellowship (due September 30)

(click the links for nomination procedures)

ACNM Partners With IMAIOS
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  • Exam review questions focused on Nuclear Medicine

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ACNM President

ACNM 46th President

KG Bennet, MD

 

Dear ACNM Members and Fellows,

This past January we had a great Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. For the first time in more than a decade, we provided two full days of programming. Some of the highlights were the international sessions, abstracts, the comparison of all the prostate cancer imaging tracers, the neuroendocrine tumor imaging and therapy, the update on all the changes in ABNM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and the resident’s session on how to get the most from your employees.

I want you to know that ACNM leadership are greatly concerned by President Trump’s Executive Order restricting entry to the United States for individuals from certain countries. ACNM’s mission is to foster the highest standards in nuclear medicine consultation and service in all countries, for all nuclear medicine professionals and patients. In February, ACNM sent a letter to President Trump expressing concerns in relation to his executive order and asking that it be revised immediately. We are actively monitoring the situation as it develops. We will keep you updated on any further action by the college.

ACNM is continuing to collaborate with ABNM to create a question bank as part of the new MOC program. Diplomates will soon be able to test themselves and learn from the questions on an ongoing or monthly basis rather than taking a high-stakes board exam once every ten years.

We have begun working with Inteleos to create a certification pathway for nuclear medicine physicians to get credentialed at their hospitals to read cardiac CTA. We collaborated with Inteleos on the Certification Board for Cardiac Computed Tomography (CBCCT) exam; now, nuclear medicine physicians can sit for the exam and get the same qualifications as the cardiologists for reading cardiac CTA. This will help nuclear medicine physicians to get through credentialing committees to read Cardiac CTA. This year we will start working on creating a pathway for credentialing to read cardiac MR. We are also discussing a course for nuclear medicine physicians to learn the fundamentals of cardiac MR so we can correlate nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging and viability studies with cardiac MR studies. We could use any ACNM member that currently reads cardiac MR to help in this process.

On an international level, our efforts have been quite impressive. We have facilitated changes in membership to encourage international enrollment, which has resulted in 29 new international members joining ACNM. We began collaborating with the Israeli Society of Nuclear Medicine. Representatives from Israel, Turkey and the U.K. gave presentations at our second international session at the Midwinter Meeting in Phoenix. We also collaborated with the Chinese Society of Nuclear Medicine for our first ever ACNM-Sino Academy that compared the management of thyroid cancer between the two countries. This year we hope to increase our international collaborations to include South Africa.

Many thanks to Twyla Bartel and the Education Committee for our great webinar series in 2017. We have many interesting topics on pediatric nuclear medicine, radiation physics, MRI, MR physics, virtual journal club and nuclear medicine from the ENT perspective. Please visit the ACNM Webinar website for more information.

These programs are supported by many generous donors. We are halfway to our fundraising goal of $100,000 with ERF. This year, we will continue our fundraising drive to get our NMRO activities and awards funded. Donations made to the ERF at the time of membership renewal are a key source of fundraising. Another innovation has been the creation of our ACNM Smile Amazon account where a percentage of all purchases builds our endowment. These efforts will help to keep our college financially sound for years to come.

Thank you for allowing me to serve as your president.

Support ACNM When You Shop on Amazon Smile!

Did you know? ACNM has a unique AmazonSmile link, making it easy for members to give back to the college while shopping for every-day items. By clicking the image above, .5% of the price of your eligible purchases will go directly back to ACNM, supporting current and future initiatives.

Support ACNM When You Shop on Amazon Smile!

Did you know? ACNM has a unique AmazonSmile link, making it easy for members to give back to the college while shopping for every-day items. By clicking the image above, .5% of the price of your eligible purchases will go directly back to ACNM, supporting current and future initiatives.

ACNM Publications

Access the latest issue of ACNM's official Journal, Clinical Nuclear Medicine and the official newsletter, the Scanner. Get ready for the latest addition, the Spotlights E-Update!

Review Abdominal MRI Cases

ACNM and SNMMI have partnered to bring you the first-ever set of online MRI teaching modules as an introduction to interpreting MRI. Over the next year, ACNM/SNMMI will release four sets of 25 cases, covering abdominal, pelvic, neurology, chest, and oncology MRI. Click the image to get started.

Complimentary Webinars

 ACNM Exam Style Review

Date: August 22, 2017 | 12 pm ET
Speaker: Peeyush Bhargava, MD, MBA
Free Registration for ACNM Members

The webinar will enable participants to become familiar with patterns of clinical nuclear medicine review questions while reviewing commonly used modalities and their associated exam trivia.


 

 

No CME or SAM will be available for this event.

View All ACNM Webinars 

Support ACNM and enjoy the Accordion

Support ACNM by purchasing CD's of accordion music from former ACNM President and two-time Texas Accordion champion, Mike Middleton, MD, CPE, FACNM!

 

Titles include Amazing Grace, Accordion to Mike & Middletones, Accordion & Tuba Favorites and Around the world & back to Texas.

Contact Simin Dadparvar, MD, FACNM, FACR to purchase (Prices range from $5 to $20). 
Read more about Dr. Middleton's careers in music and nuclear medicine.

The ACNM Fund

  The ACNM Fund for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging is made up of gifts from ACNM's loyal members, supporters, and friends.  One hundred percent of these contributions benefit ACNM members and Residents, paying for grants, awards, stipends and scholarships to advance their education, training and research objectives. This fund is kept at the Research & Education Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and absolutely separated from ACNM operational funds for the life of the fund.

Please generously give at: 

https://www.mierf.org/giving

 

ACNM Endowed Funds for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

An endowed scholarship or fellowship provides a permanent and personal way for you to make a difference in the life of a budding physician or researcher.  Gifts that meet a minimum threshold can be named in honor/memory of the donor or his/her designee. We can help you design an award that serves both the needs of nuclear medicine today and that best represents the legacy you wish to leave on the future of the field. Your gift can help our awardees turn their dreams into reality, now and into the future.

Contact Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging at 402.507.5125 to further discuss establishing your fund.