Brought to you by Nuclear Education Online (NEO)                    Volume 4, No. 3              May 2006

APhA Officer Nominations Due June 1!
We're looking for pharmacists to serve as 2007-2008 Chair-Elect and Member-at-Large officers in the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice & Management (APhA-APPM) Nuclear Pharmacy Practice Section.  Elections will be held this summer....Obtain more information by clicking here, then submit the application by June 1, 2006. ››
 
SuperTechs for Nuclear Medicine
The SNM Technologist Section is offering grants for schools to create a master’s degree program aimed at expanding the education of nuclear medicine technologists.  This is aimed at expanding the role of the technologists and helping the growing shortage of nuclear medicine physicians.  For more information....
 
Botox May Have Future Role in Cancer Treatment
Researchers from Belgium have found that botulinum toxin can boost cancer treatment by opening up a tumor's vascular bed, making it more receptive to radiation and chemotherapy.  These animal studies were reported recently at the 2006 International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) meeting in Seattle. For more information....
 
APhA Wrap-Up
Just a reminder to complete your online reporting of continuing education credits from the APhA meeting by May 31. APhA2006 CEYou can also view videos of the APhA meeting, including the Distinguished Achievement Awards (including Jim Cooper) on the APhA website.

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May 31 Deadline for APhA CE Reporting
June 3-7 SNM Annual Meeting, San Diego
Aug 30-Sept 2 Fifth Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Imaging
Waikoloa, Hawaii
Sept 15-17 Southeastern Chapter of the SNM - 47th Annual Meeting
Walt Disney World, Florida
Oct. 5-8 31st Annual Western Regional Meeting
Reno, Nevada
Oct. 22-27 9th World Congress - World Federation of Nuclear Medicine & Biology (WFNMB)
Seoul, South Korea
March 16-19, 2007 2007 APhA Meeting in Atlanta, GA
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Radiation Exposure During Flights

As a rule of thumb, you might estimate that a person would receive 1 mrem per 1000 miles flown at 30,000 feet above the ground.  However, radiation dose levels represent a complex function of duration of flight, latitude, and altitude. An annual radiation dose limit of 1 mSv (100 mrem) for members of the public has been recommended by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP).  The FAA has introduced an alert system that sends airlines a warning at the start of a significant solar-particle event.  The event is specifically intended to limit the radiation dose received by pregnant women by redirecting the aircraft to a safer altitude.  For more information see the Health Physics Society website.

 

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Response to the previous poll:  How much experience with nuclear pharmacy did you have prior to taking a job?

None  34.7%
Class or lecture in pharmacy school  18.4%
Senior rotation in nuclear pharmacy  18.4%
Summer internship in nuclear pharmacy 28.6%

A non-diabetic patient presented to the ER with chest pain and blue toes.  The patient has a significant history of smoking and alcohol abuse.   Continued

 

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