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Medical advances, new discoveries highlighted at Society of Nuclear Medicine's 52nd Annual Meeting

RESTON, Va.--Molecular/nuclear imaging professionals share scientific advances and new discoveries in treating and diagnosing a host of diseases at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 52nd Annual Meeting June 1822 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

More than 4,000 physicians, technologists, scientists and pharmacists are expected to attend and hear the most recent discoveries about cancer; heart, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases; drug addiction; epilepsy; bulimia; trauma; obesity; athletic injuries; and cystic fibrosis. The medical research news released at this annual conference affects everyone--the young and the old, women, men, teens and children.

SNM is the largest scientific organization dedicated to molecular imaging/nuclear medicine, with more than 16,000 members who are physicians, technologists, physicists, chemists and radiopharmacists. The meeting features more than 1,600 scientific papers and posters and more than 170 manufacturers who showcase and demonstrate the most technologically advanced molecular/nuclear imaging equipment. SNM and SNMTS present 98 continuing education courses focusing on PET/CT, cardiovascular nuclear medicine, brain imaging, pediatrics, oncology and therapy, thyroid cancer, coding and reimbursement. More than 1,600 scientific, technologist and technologist-student abstracts will be presented, as well as 88 scientific, 4 technologist and 4 technologist-student oral sessions. The annual meeting provides numerous news opportunities ranging from scientific presentations to poster sessions and technical exhibits to a press conference.

The session, "Terrorism Using Radioactive Materials: What Nuclear Medicine Professionals Should Know," from 4:306 p.m. on Monday, June 20, will be of interest to reporters. In this seminar, possible types of terrorist attacks using dirty bombs will be reviewed, and general recommendations regarding their management will be discussed. The health, economic and psychological
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Contact: Maryann Verrillo
mverrillo@snm.org
703-708-9000
Society of Nuclear Medicine
9-Jun-2005


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