The Therapy Center of Excellence is dedicated to all aspects of the development and utilization of Targeted Radioisotope Therapy (TRT) as an alternative to other treatments. The Therapy Center is creating a multi-disciplinary interest group to share ideas, develop education offerings and advance the utilization of radionuclide therapy.
The Therapy Center of Excellence is an organizational component within the SNMMI dedicated to all aspects of the development and utilization of Targeted Radioisotope Therapy as an alternative to other treatments. Specifically, the new center will bring together a centralized group of all constituents within this area creating a multi-disciplinary interest group whereby industry, big pharma, physicians, scientists, government and regulatory agencies as well as other stakeholders can convene to share ideas, develop education offerings and advance the utilization of radionuclide therapy.
The Therapy Center of Excellence:
(a) Provides a forum for members with similar interests
(b) Provides expertise in TRT
(c) Fosters research and education in TRT
(d) Provides outreach to other professionals and organizations
(e) Nurtures new membership in SNMMI
Overview of Proposed Center of Excellence Activities
The center will focus on several initiatives, specific to the SNMMI Strategic Plan Goal C: Increase Appropriate Utilization of Radionuclide Therapy within the first year:
Objective 1: Assist in the Development of Emerging Agents.
Objective 2: Advocacy for Regulatory Approval and Reimbursement of Emerging Agents.
Objective 3: Advanced the Use of Approved Agents.
The Saul Hertz, MD Award
SNMMI has established The Dr. Saul Hertz Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of the professional achievements of Dr. Hertz as the pioneer of Radioiodine Therapy. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to radionuclide therapy.
Therapy Center of Excellence Young Investigator Awards
The Therapy Center of Excellence is pleased to offer the Young Investigator Awards (YIAs) which are supported by grants from the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (ERF).
Save the date for the 2020 SNMMI Mid-Winter and ACNM Annual Meeting, January 23-25 in Tampa, Florida. The small, focused meeting environment and tailored learning approach will provide you with an ideal setting to further develop relevant skills and maximize tangible outcomes for your practice.
CAT08: Thyroid Cancer Theranostics - The Evolving Role for Nuclear Medicine in Clinical Genomics Paradigm
CE08: Prostate Cancer Nuts and Bolts: Diagnosis and Therapy
CE15: Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Theranostics Practicum
CE43: Current Uses of MIBG and New Directions
CE50: Saul Hertz Award Symposium: The Atomic Cocktail of Radioiodine Ushers in Precision Oncology
CE57: The Era of PRRT: Personalization, Integration and Future Perspectives
Membership dues is $15 annually.
Member benefits include:
- Eligibility to vote in the Therapy COE Board of Directors elections
- Sponsored educational symposia related to members’ interests
- Therapy CoE E-Community
- A $20.00 discount for Therapy CoE sponsored categorical session
Join The Therapy Center of Excellence
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Forward your request in writing with your check for annual center dues ($15) to SNMMI Membership Services, 1850 Samuel Morse Drive, Reston, VA 20190-5316. If you have any further questions about the Therapy Center of Excellence membership, please contact MemberInfo@snmmi.org
Deadline for submissions is October 15th!
Dan Pryma, MD