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.
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:
ANZSNM Annual Scientific Meeting 2016 - January Update
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; abstract submission 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 4, January 2016.
For other information, including transport options, and to register online please visit the Meeting website at: www.anzsnm2016.com
ANZBMS Clinical Densitometry Courses, 2016
The next ANZBMS Clinical Densitometry Course will be run over 16 - 17 April 2016 at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney. Early-bird registration closes on 18 March 2016, and information about the Course and online registration can be found at: https://www.anzbms.org.au/anzbms-bone-densitometry-course.asp. A second course will be run in Adelaide over 8 - 9 October 2016 (venue t.b.a.).
Nuclear Medicine Training Sites for 2016
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.