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
2016 marked the 75th anniversary of the first reported treatment of humans with an artificially produced radioactive material. In January 1941, Dr. Saul Hertz administered a cyclotron-produced I-130 - I-131 mixture as a therapeutic dose to the first human patient with Graves' hyperthyroidism (Graves' Disease) at Massachusetts General Hospital. In honor of the professional achievements of Dr. Hertz, SNMMI established a lifetime achievement award to recognize 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).
Therapy Center Sponsored Sessions at the SNMMI 2017 Annual Meeting
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)
Therapy Center Sponsored Sessions at the SNMMI 2017 Mid-Winter Meeting
Treatment Approaches in Differentiated Thyroid Cancer (sponsored with GCNMC)
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
SNMMI 2018 Future Leaders Academy
The SNMMI Future Leaders Academy is the most recent addition to the SNMMI leadership development strategy. The SNMMI Future Leaders Academy training focuses on setting a clear plan for increasing leadership abilities by developing the necessary skills and organizational expertise to enhance performance and ultimately evolve into a leader both within the nuclear medicine and molecular imaging community and the society.
The academy will also help you to gain knowledge in fundamental leadership techniques from professionally recognized leadership groups and current SNMMI leaders.
Learn about the Future Leaders Academy HERE.
The Future Leaders Academy will be held January 25-28, 2018 in conjunction with the SNMMI Mid-Winter Meeting in Orlando, FL. By submitting an application you are affirming your availability on these dates and your willingness to attend the academy. If accepted, it is preferred that you make arrangements to stay for the entire Mid-Winter Meeting.
All applications must be received by September 1, 2017, 5:00 pm (ET)
Dan Pryma, MD
President, Therapy Center of Excellence