Patient Education Day - Hybrid (In-Person and Virtual)

This free event offers patients and caregivers a unique opportunity to learn about the role of nuclear medicine in diagnosing and treating disease. The morning sessions offer an overview of nuclear medicine, radiation safety, and clinical trials. This is followed by lunch and breakout sessions specific to disease types. Attendees also have an opportunity to tour the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging exhibit hall to learn about current and emerging technologies and pharmaceuticals.

Patient Education Day Schedule


9:30 am
Registration Opens

10:00 - 11:45 am
General Sessions

  • What is Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging? / Radiation Safety
    John Sunderland, PhD, MBA, Director of PET Imaging, Department of Radiology, University of Iowa
  • How to Understand and Evaluate Clinical Trials
    Simron Singh, MD, MPH, Medical Oncologist, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario

 

  

11:45 am - 1:15 pm
  Luncheon

  • Patient Experience: Miranda Edwards, Pheo VS Fabulous
  • Raising Awareness for Prostate Cancer:
    Chat with a Hockey Legend (in-person only)
    Wendel Clark
    , Former Captain, Toronto Maple Leafs


1:30 - 2:15 pm

Exhibit Hall Tour and Research Poster "Meet the Author" Session (in-person only)


2:30 - 4:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • How Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging are Used to Diagnose and Treat Prostate Cancer
    • Urban Emmenegger, MD, Medical Oncologist, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON
    • Laurence Klotz, MD, Urologist, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON
    • Andrew Loblaw, MD, BSc, Radiation Oncologist and Clinician Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON
    • Ephraim Parent, MD, PhD, Nuclear Medicine Physician, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

  • How Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging are Used to Diagnose and Treat Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • The Past, Present, and Future of Theranostics for NETs: Richard Baum, MD, Professor of Nuclear Medicine, University of Frankfurt
    • Imaging (Molecular and Traditional) for NETs: Elcin Zan, MD, Radiologist, Cornell, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY
    • NETs Therapies and Clinical Trials: Shereen Ezzat, MD, Endocrinologist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, ON


4:00 - 5:00 pm

Reception (in-person only)


Travel Information
The Metro Toronto Convention Center can be accessed easily through public transit. For information, visit https://www.mtccc.com/locations/getting-here/.

For those driving to the event, please park in the North Building Garage at 255 Front St. W (entry gate is on Lower Simcoe St.). SNMMI will validate your parking ticket, so parking is free to Patient Education Day attendees.


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