Agenda

The SNMMI 2021 Therapeutics Conference program has been organized to focus on key areas of radiopharmaceutical therapy, including operational issues, radiation safety, MIBG, and dosimetry, as well as prostate, thyroid, and neuroendocrine cancers. Agenda as of June 28, 2021. Subject to change.

Thursday, November 11

1:00-3:00 pm      Operational Issues
Moderator: Phillip Koo, MD
Presentations include:
 

   
  • Welcome and Program Overview
    Phillip Koo, MD, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Patient Facing Nuclear Medicine Clinics
    Phillip Koo, MD, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Billing and Coding for Nuclear Medicine Therapies
    Denise Merlino, CNMT, CPC, MBA, FSNMMIT, Merlino Health Care Consulting Corp.
  • Value and Challenges of Nuclear Medicine Therapy Programs: Radiology Chair’s Perspective
    Richard Wahl, MD, FACNM, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University
  • Optimizing the Partnership with Hospital Leadership: A Hospital Executive’s Perspective
    Sheryl Bluestein, Vice President of Operations, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Atlanta
  • Discussion
3:00-3:15 pm     Refreshment Break
3:15-4:40 pm       Radiation Safety and Research
Moderator: Phillip Koo, MD
Presentations include:
 
 

   
  • Optimizing Radiation Safety within the Nuclear Medicine Therapy Clinic
    Nancy Swanston, CNMT, RT(N), FSNMMI
  • NRC Issues/Regulatory Issues
    Munir Ghesani, MD, FACNM, FACR, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Question and Answer
4:40-5:50 pm       MIBG
Moderator: Neeta Pandit-Taskar, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Presentations include:
 
  
     
  • Latest Updates on I-131 MIBG Therapy
    Neeta Pandit-Taskar, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • How to Start a MIBG Therapy Program
    Daniel Pryma, MD, University of Pennsylvania
    Neeta Pandit-Taskar, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Question and Answer
    Daniel Pryma, MD, University of Pennsylvania
    Neeta Pandit-Taskar, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
6:00-7:00 pm     Welcome Reception with Exhibitors
             

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