The process for recognition of retrospective/legacy experience in Theranostics for qualified practicing Nuclear Medicine Specialists has been finalised by the RACP College Education Committee (CEC) which oversees the Committee for Joint College Training (CJCT) – stating that the process will be managed by the AANMS and its Theranostics Committee, along with the CJCT in Nuclear Medicine.
The principles for documentation and validation of legacy experience as a basis for certification are modelled upon those for PET, that were developed in consultation with the AANMS, RACP and RANZCR. This does not alter access to items which are currently listed on the MBS as of 1 September 2023.
It is appreciated that this has been a lengthy development process, so the decision has been made to have an initial round of applications prior to the November 2023 meeting of the CJCT, therefore applications are due back to AANMS by 16 October 2023. There is no need for concern, or rush, as there will be regular application periods open each year, with this legacy provider pathway open until 2030.
It is anticipated that there may be an initial flurry of applications, so please be aware that some may be held over until the next meeting of the CJCT.
Congratulations to all involved in developing this process, as Australia continues to set the standard for practice in this field.
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Please submit the application form to: email@example.com by C.O.B. 16 October 2023
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The next AANMS Theranostics Course will be held in 2024. More information will be available soon. We look forward to seeing you there!
AANMS Theranostics Online Course #2 Neuroendocrine Neoplasia / PRRT
23 October 2023 @ 7.30pm
Experts A/Prof Grace Kong, A/Prof David Pattison, A/Prof Gabrielle Cehic AM and panelists Dr Nattakorn Dhiantravan, Dr Emma Boehm and Dr Jeremy Ong will be online for an education session consisting of cased-based discussions, audience polls and Q&A.
To join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 857 3729 6325
Theranostics Course 2022
For members who missed the course it is still available online at early bird rates. Please contact our General Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending online.
We thank all those involved who helped us deliver an outstandingly successful AANMS Theranostics Course over 27-28 August 2022.
For those who were registered for the Course (either in person or virtually), the lecture recordings are available, together with your certificate of attendance, via the Course website registration dashboard: https://members.asnevents.com.au/register/event/1810
Some feedback/comments from attendees:
I have been attending local, national and international conferences since the mid 80s, sometimes wide-awake, and sometimes badly jet-lagged but always looking for educational opportunities.
The Brisbane 2022 Theranostics Course, run by the AANMS last weekend, was the finest educational event that I have ever attended. This meeting showcased the very best of the Australasian Nuclear Medicine community, and in particular the strong collaborative efforts across the country under-pinned by brilliant science, planning and logistics.
It was enlightening and invigorating to hear how current luminaries in the field started off on their own theranostics journey, evolving into the current powerhouse and world-leading scientific efforts, with an absolute focus on MDTs and patients.
The meeting itself addressed the key questions… the why, how, and when of theranostics, and I must say that the “by who” all seemed to be in attendance, both in person and virtually.
Every professional group in the Nuclear Medicine community was represented, each contributing their skills and expertise to this meeting to help others familiarise themselves with this rapidly expanding area of Nuclear Medicine. Patient groups and industry were also represented at the meeting, providing important input and perspective.
The invited speakers also included insightful and highly skilled clinicians from various specialties, including Surgery, Endocrinology and Medical Oncology contributing powerfully to the educational value of the meeting. In particular, I found the MDT type case discussions to be a great learning exercise… real cases, with all of life’s real complexities and challenges thrown in.
I did wonder why this meeting was so strong, and I think the answer is that it was designed by our own experts to meet local needs. In addition, it was delivered by people who are widely acknowledged world experts in the field, supported by industry and AANMS who want to see the field progress.
The AANMS has been very clever in more ways than one; they invited a senior Department of Health representative along as part of an ongoing educational exercise and liaison opportunity, with this being an extension of a growing program of relationship building with the Commonwealth.
I commend and warmly thank the organisers of this meeting in particular, Sze Ting Lee and David Pattison and would encourage everyone to get access to the online material from this meeting as well as attend any future such events. You will see me there, for sure.
As final comments, the area of theranostics currently has the same feel as PET did 20-25 years ago when it was just starting on its rapid growth phase. Theranostics is our current “rising tide”, and this will lift all of our Nuclear Medicine “boats” if we prepare ourselves. Collaboration between sites is the so-called “secret sauce” leading to success, and this will be to the benefit of patients, other clinicians as well as current and future trainees in all of our sub-disciplines.
It is indeed humbling indeed to witness the world-leading excellence that now exists in the Nuclear Medicine community here.
Dr David Farlow (present attendee)
Director, Department of Nuclear Medicine, PET and Ultrasound, Westmead Hospital
Thank you so much for inviting me to your inaugural theranostics course. I really enjoyed the sessions I attended and was blown away by the attendance and engagement of the AANMS community. I look forward to continuing to discuss/ explore ways where we can collaborate.
Chief Executive Officer, ANZUP Cancer Trials Group Ltd
I wish to thank the organising committee and the speakers who presented at the recent Theranostics conference in Brisbane.
This was one of the best conferences I have been to; well run, very informative with the multidisciplinary presentations of the highest standards.
Please, can we have more.
Dr Bob Dickinson (present attendee)
Thank you for the invitation to the course. I really appreciated all of the effort that David, yourself and the team put in.
As a non-medical person I found the course really well done – good progression of topics and I learnt a lot – and it provided me a better understanding of where things are going in this space.
It was also good to meet a few people I have only been able to videoconference with over the last couple of years.
I really appreciate the invitation.
Michael Ryan, Director
DI Section – Department of Health representative – comment to STL
The course has been great. All talks were wonderful.
Monica Rossleigh (present attendee)