- APhA Annual Meeting Activities
- Fifteen hours of nuclear pharmacy continuing
education credit available at the APhA Meeting in Seattle plus
many networking opportunities, including the NEO Luncheon, March 26 -
30, 2004. For a list of selected activities
- NANP Meeting:
State-of-the-Art and Beyond
National Association of Nuclear Pharmacies will hold a panel
discussion and industry forum on several cutting-edge legislative
and regulatory issues that impact the practice and operations of
nuclear pharmacies on March 28th during the APhA Meeting. For
more information about the meeting and the topics that will be
- Next Generation Stress Agent:
- Phase 3 trials were initiated in
December 2003 for a new pharmacologic stress agent, Binodenoson,
specific to the only adenosine receptor necessary for increased
cardiac blood flow, the A2A receptor. This specificity
allows Binodenoson to deliver - in a single injection - a more
effective dose of medication with fewer side effects.
- Medicare Solicits Public Input on
FDG for Alzheimer's
- The Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the National Coverage Analysis
tracking sheet for PET(FDG) and Other Neuroimaging Devices for
Suspected Dementia. In this update, CMS is requesting input from the
public regarding questions they have developed after reviewing the
National Coverage Determination request for the use of PET in the
diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and the Alzheimer’s Association
position statement on PET.
Responses are to be sent to Samantha
firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, 2004
- Medical Dictionary Available
- Not sure what genual or nystagmus mean?
Check out the online
Medical Dictionary. For a traditional dictionary or
thesaurus at www.merriamwebster.com.
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APhA Annual Meeting in
NEO Luncheon on Saturday!
Southwest Chapter SNM,
Mid-Eastern Chapter SNM, Richmond, VA
Deadline for APhA Section Officer
SNM 51st Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
FIP Annual Meeting,
New Orleans, LA
Nuclear Medicine Meeting, Helsinki, Finland
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