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Vale Prof Michael Quinlan AO

14 January 2021

Vale Prof Michael Quinlan AO

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New Vacancy: Nuclear Medicine Scientist (Maternity Relief Position)

13 January 2021

Temporary Maternity Relief Position for 6 months (24hrs/week over 3 days) starting mid March 2021 to work in a private practice located in Randwick

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Brexit causes delay in supply of nuclear medicine generators

08 January 2021

A delay over the first weekend in January in processing nuclear medicine generators through UK customs led to a rapid online meeting of nuclear medicine physicians and scientists to discuss the issue.

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Vale Nabil Morcos PhD

14 December 2020

The ANZSNM community was saddened to hear recently of the passing of Nabil Morcos.

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Notification of current cessation of supply of Gallium-67

10 December 2020

We regret to advise, at this point, ANSTO will not be able to supply Gallium-67 in 2021.

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Reporting of Abnormal Behaviour of Radiopharmaceuticals Update

04 December 2020

Reporting of Abnormal Behaviour of Radiopharmaceuticals Update

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UPDATE: Iodine-131 Supply

27 November 2020

Important announcement regarding Iodine-131 supply from ANSTO:

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2020 Spring/2021 Summer Edition of the Gamma Gazette is Live

25 November 2020

The 2020 Spring/2021 Summer edition of the gamma gazette is now available.

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Radioligand therapy: realising the potential of targeted cancer care

25 November 2020

European policymakers, decision-makers, nuclear medicine specialists, cancer specialists and patient advocacy representatives joined MEP co-hosts Tanja Fajon and Ewa Kopacz for a meeting on radioligand therapy and the launch of a new policy report.

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Submission to House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport Inquiry

24 November 2020

ANZSNM and AANMS made a joint submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport Inquiry into the approval processes for new drugs and novel medical technologies in Australia.

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Guidelines on the rights of people with disability in health and disability care during COVID-19

23 November 2020

Guidelines on the rights of people with disability in health and disability care during COVID-19

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Diabetes and obesity: the disappearance of a glucose detector in the abdomen

20 November 2020

PRESS RELEASE - The continuous detection of blood glucose is vital for anticipating hypoglycaemia and limiting hyperglycaemia, both of which are harmful, particularly in diabetes.

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2021 ASM Call for Abstracts Open

19 November 2020

2021 ASM Call for Abstracts Open

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UPDATE: ANSTO Health product supply

18 November 2020

ANSTO have advised that there will be a delay in the restart of ANSTO's OPAL reactor due to an anomaly identified in scheduled maintenance. This will impact nuclear medicine product supply from 23 November 2020 onwards.

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Update on Radiopharmaceutical Supply - Friday 16th October, 2020 1800 hrs

16 October 2020

ANSTO advised that a gross batch failure related to very high molybdenum breakthrough on the testing of today's generators has resulted in a halt in production.

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2020 AANMS Registrar Research Award

21 August 2020

The AANMS would like to congratulate to Dr Shyam Sankaran on winning the 2020 AANMS Registrar Research Award.

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Chartered Flights to deliver Nuclear Medicine Treatment

14 August 2020

The Guardian reports on the efforts made by ANSTO to ensure delivery of critical Children's cancer istopes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gamma Gazette Winter Edition 2020

03 August 2020

The 2020 Winter edition of the gamma gazette is now live. In this edition, we cover aspects of the "new normal" and some of the virtual scientific meeting (it is traditional to cover what is the ASM in the Winter edition), technical updates and member achievements, the theme being: "Challenging Times: Living with the pandemic".

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Sydney PhD student awarded 2020 Arthur M. Weis Award from SNMMI

15 July 2020

Harry Marquis, has been awarded the prestigious 2020 Arthur M. Weis, PhD, Award in Radiation Dosimetry and Safety from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

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Queens Birthday Honours for Dr Gabrielle Cehic

08 June 2020

The Society would like to congratulate Dr Gabby Cehic for her award of the Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

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Wuhan NM Medics COVID-19 Advice

02 April 2020

March 31, 2020 -- Nuclear medicine specialists from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, have published safety precautions for dealing with patients, staff, and equipment during the pandemic in a March 25 article in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

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​Tc-99m Generator Advisory Friday Sep 27, 2019 09:00hrs

27 September 2019

ANSTO gave updates today to the Working Group members on two issues – supply for next and coming weeks, and some early indications about when the ANM facility might become fully operational again for domestic supply.

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Tc-99m Generator Advisory Monday Sep 23, 2019 13:00hrs

23 September 2019

Working Group members were advised by ANSTO today that there is an expected shipment of Mo-99 from NTP (South Africa) arriving on Monday afternoon. This will give around 40% of the normal amount that is usually available in Australia. The Mo-99 arriving today will be manufactured into generators on Tues and Wed for delivery on Wed and Thursday respectively. This week GMS and all regional and rural areas will receive generators, while metropolitan sites will mostly stay on supply from GMS. In total, up to nearly 90 generators will be dispatched this week.

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ANSTO's update page on Tc-99

22 September 2019

ANSTO are updating their website for information here.

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