Brought to you by Nuclear Education Online (NEO)                    Volume 5, No. 2       March 2007

Nuclear Pharmacists Meet in Atlanta
Continuing education, networking, recruiting, awards, fun, and fellowship were all enjoyed by nuclear pharmacist attending the 2007 APhA Annual Meeting in Atlanta.  For photos and information about the meeting click here Don't forgot to complete your CE registration.
 
Mallinckrodt Generators Return to Market
On March 5, 2007 Mallinckrodt recalled all generators due to a failed sterility test.  Mallinckrodt successfully completed their revalidation process and met all of their sterility assurance requirements. Mallinckrodt will return to full production and shipping of their technetium Tc-99m generator on Monday, April 2, for use on Tuesday, April 3. They will resume limited production of generators for their pharmacies, Latin America and Canada on Friday, March 30, and Sunday, April 1.  For more information see the Mallinckrodt FAQ
 
ACMUI Seeks Nuclear Pharmacist
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is advertising for nominations for the position of nuclear pharmacist on the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes. Nominations are due on or before May 29, 2007.  For more information...

April 13-15 37th Annual Mid-Eastern Chapter, SNM Spring Meeting, Ocean City, Maryland
April 21 Pacific Northwest Chapter Meeting
Seattle, Washington
April 21 Pittsburgh Chapter SNMTS 2007 Spring Symposium
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
April 27-28 38th Annual New England Chapter, SNMT Spring Meeting
Providence, Rhode Island
April 29-May 2 ICNC8 - 8th International Conference of Nuclear Cardiology
Prague, Czech Republic
June 2-6 SNM 54th Annual Meeting
Washington, DC

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