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 2019 SNMMI Mid-Winter and ACNM Annual Meeting, January 17-19 in Palm Springs, California. 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.
CE43: Saul Hertz Award Symposium: Emerging Theranostic Targets
CE50: Liver Directed Therapy
CAT 1: Radioiodine Theragnostics - Continuing the Update of the Controversies of the Management of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
CAT 3: PSMA Radioligand Therapy (PRLT) of End-Stage Prostate Cancer Patients Selected by PSMA PET/CT. The Power of Precision Oncology
CE08: Theranostics and Bone Targeting Radiopharmaceutical Therapy in Prostate Cancer
CE15: Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Theranostics Practicum (SAM)
CE22: Alpha-Emitting Radiopharmaceuticals
CE57: Theranostics of Neuroendocrine Tumors: PRRT
Therapy Center Sponsored Sessions at the SNMMI 2017 Annual Meeting
CAT1: Update and Controversies in Radioiodine Theranostics
CE09: Saul Hertz Award Symposium and Therapy Center of Excellence Business Meeting
SS15: Therapy Center of Excellence Young Investigator Award Symposium
CE37: Prostate Cancer Theranostics: An Update on Recent Developments, Especially in Dealing with mCRPC (sponsored with WARMTH)
CE51: Myths in Radioiodine Theranostics of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer (sponsored with GCNMC)
CE88: Radioiodine Therapy for Hyperthyroidism: The State of the Art (sponsored with GCNMC)
CE93: Maximal Tolerated Activity of Radioactive Iodine for Metastatic Thyroid Cancer
CE98: Targeting Radionuclide Therapy in Various Non-Malignant Arthritic Conditions Using Radiosynoviorthesis (RSO) (sponsored with WARMTH)
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