The AANMS (Australasian Association of Nuclear Medicine Specialists ) is the peak body representing nuclear medicine and molecular imaging in Australia and New Zealand. The Association was formerly known as the Australian and New Zealand Association of Physicians in Nuclear Medicine (ANZAPNM).
Ordinary Members of the AANMS must be actively practising nuclear medicine, and must be Fellows of either the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) or the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR).
The AANMS has a range of objectives that include: promotion and advancement of the practice of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, the development and delivery of practice and training site accreditation programs, research coordination, training and CPD program development, trainee support, referrer education, representation of the specialty at Commonwealth and State levels and close involvement in all matters concerning the sustainability of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, including liaison with a range of organisations such as ANSTO and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM).
In supporting quality nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, the AANMS's Members and Fellows follow a Code of Conduct.
The AANMS is a not-for-profit organisation and is governed by a Board that is elected biannually by the membership. A copy of the Association's Constitution can be viewed here.
NEW: Positions Available
New South Wales
Key PET/CT leadership role
Covering the Riverina and Border Region of NSW Nuclear Medicine and PET services
Regional Imaging (part of the I-MED Network) is currently looking for a qualified and experienced Nuclear Medicine Specialist based in Albury, NSW. This is a fantastic opportunity to lead our PET/CT and nuclear medicine service in North East Victoria/Southern New South Wales.
Regional Imaging is focused on providing a 'world's best' diagnostic service to referring doctors, patients and our partner hospitals.
The Albury Nuclear Medicine service has 1 x Siemens Symbia T SPECT/CT and operates 5 days per week, located in a busy Public Hospital location. The PET/CT service was established in November 2013 and is rapidly expanding - currently the service operates 3 days per week with plans to offer 4 days per week. Our Wagga Wagga Nuclear Medicine services boasts 1 x Siemens Dual Head Ecam and 1 x GE Discovery 670 SPECT/CT which operates 5 days per week, co-located with a large Private Hospital. The Griffith service has 1 x Siemens Dual Head Ecam and operates 2 days a week at the moment with room to expand (Monday and Tuesday), and is co-located with a Public Hospital.
Working with a dedicated and highly professional Nuclear Medicine team, the role will be a challenging and rewarding one. An attractive remuneration package is on offer for the right candidate. Full time and part time applications will be accepted.
Matthew Bellairs, Operations Manager, Regional Imaging:
matthew.bellairs[at]regionalimaging.com.au, for further details, or email careers[at]i-med.com.au
Lake Imaging, Ballarat, has a position for Director of Cancer Imaging (Radiology); details can be found in the flyer.
AANMS Submission to Review of Medicines and Medical Devices
As advised in the President's address to the 2015 AANMS Annual General Meeting on 18 April 2015, the AANMS has made a submission to the Review of Medicines and Medical Devices earlier this year. A copy of the submission can be downloaded here. The submission contains several attachments, as follows; each attachment can be downloaded from the link:
Article by Silberstein EB, Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Letter from the AANMS to the TGA, February 2013
Letter from the AANMS to the TGA, May 2014.
ANZSNM Annual Scientific Meeting 2016 - Update: abstract submission and registration now open
The ANZSNM Annual Scientific Meeting for 2016 will be held in Rotorua, New Zealand over 22 - 25 April 2016. Registration and abstract submission is now open and will close on 29 January 2016. Early-bird registration closes on 6 March 2016. An update with the latest information can be found at this link: ANZSNM ASM Update 2, October 2015.
For other information, including transport options, and to register online please visit the Meeting website at: www.anzsnm2016.com
Nuclear Medicine Training Sites for 2015 and 2016
A list of sites accredited for advanced training in nuclear medicine for 2015 can be found here.
A list of sites accredited for advanced training in nuclear medicine for 2016 can be found here.
Prospective trainees should check with the training committee, the Committee for Joint College Training in Nuclear Medicine (formerly known as the Joint Specialist Advisory Committee [JSAC]) in Nuclear Medicine of the RACP and the RANZCR to ensure that their proposed training site will meet their training requirements. The JCTC can be contacted via the RACP at nuclearmedicine[at]racp.edu.au.
TECHNICAL STANDARDS FOR PET ACCREDITATION
The ANZSNM's Requirements for PET Accreditation (Instrumentation & Radiation Safety) 2012, 2nd Edition, are now available here.
REMINDER FOR NUCLEAR MEDICINE SPECIALISTS: PET TRAINING and CREDENTIALLING
Nuclear medicine specialists who intend to do training in positron emission tomography (PET) must ensure that they submit an application for prospective approval of their PET training to the Committee for Joint College Training (JCTC) in Nuclear Medicine of the RACP and the RANZCR.
All PET training must be prospectively approved by the JCTC in order for this training to be accredited. Following completion of accredited PET training, the nuclear medicine specialist must then apply for credentialling for PET in order that Medicare payments can be made to patients for PET services.
To enquire about prospective approval of PET training and obtain the relevant forms, please contact the RACP at NuclearMedicine[at]racp.edu.au or phone 02 8247 6279.
Following completion of PET training, specialists must also ensure they obtain credentialling for PET in order that Medicare payments can be made for their PET services. For PET credentialling queries, please see the following:
Information for PET credentialling
Application form for PET credentialling
INFORMATION FOR REFERRING DOCTORS AND PATIENTS - Revised Editions
Information prepared by the AANMS for doctors requesting nuclear medicine procedures and for patients referred for either a nuclear medicine procedure or for nuclear medicine therapy can be found at the following links; each leaflet can be downloaded in a version for mobile devices and a version for printing/desktop.
Referrer's Guide to Nuclear Medicine - version for mobile devices
Referrer's Guide to Nuclear Medicine - printable/desktop version
Patient's Guide to Nuclear Medicine - version for mobile devices
Patient's Guide to Nuclear Medicine - printable/desktop version
Nuclear Medicine Therapy Guide - version for mobile devices
Nuclear Medicine Therapy Guide - printable/desktop version.
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