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

10:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Barry Straube, M.D., the acting director of the office of clinical standards and quality of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, provides an update on "Emerging Themes in Medicare Coverage of Imaging Technologies."

11:30 a.m.1 p.m.
SNM's press conference features the latest information on Alzheimer's disease, cancer research and heart disease. Henry N. Wagner Jr., M.D., director of the division of radiation health sciences at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., will announce his pick for the annual Image of the Year, an image that illustrates a direction he sees nuclear medicine heading in a dynamic and ever-expanding field.

Tuesday, June 21

9:45 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Angelika Bischof Delaloye, M.D., of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois in Lausanne, Switzerland, will present the ongoing activities, problems and needs of nuclear medicine on a global scale.

Wednesday, June 22

11:30 a.m.1 p.m.
Henry N. Wagner Jr., M.D., professor of environmental health sciences at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., will once more discuss what's on the horizon for the molecular/nuclear imaging profession during his annual Highlights Lecture. In this session--a 28-year tradition--Wagner summarizes current trends in molecular/nuclear imaging and the meeting's significant findings in a 90-minute presentation.

"The society offers an exciting program in Toronto presenting basic, translational and clinical research in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging for medical practitioners, technologists, scientists, physicists and pharmacists from around the world," said SNM President Mathew L. Thakur, Ph.D. "The program also includes future directions in molecular imaging, novel findings from applications of positron emission tomography (PET) and PET/computed tomography (CT) and their impact on patient management, reminding us that molecular/
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Contact: Maryann Verrillo
mverrillo@snm.org
703-708-9000
Society of Nuclear Medicine
9-Jun-2005


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