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1 Asian School of Nuclear Medicine (ASNM) Teofilo O.L. San Luis, Jr., MD, MPA Dean Presentation Talk during the Symposium on NM Applications in Clinical Medicine, Hanoi, Vietnam, May

2 Asian School of Nuclear Medicine (ASNM) Outline of Presentation: Beginnings Goals Programmes People `Challenges

3 ASNMs Beginnings - 1 Asian Regional Cooperative Council for Nuclear Medicine (ARCCNM, est ) ASNM established in st Dean: Felix Sundram (Singapore) 2 nd Dean: Shuji Tanada (Japan) 3 rd Dean: Teofilo San Luis, Jr (Philippines) since Sept 2007 Teaching courses & activities: Scientific sessions during ARCCNM meetings Pre-convention activities of national NM societies

4 ASNMs Beginnings - 2 National training courses 1) Course in PET & Nuclear Medicine – Oct 2003, Korea 2) Workshop on Liver Cancer – Dec 2003, Philippines 3) Course in PET & Cyclotron – Feb 2004, Singapore Educational Sessions during Regional & National Congresses 1) 9 th Congress, Asia-Oceania Federation of Nuclear Medicine & Biology (AOFNMB), New Delhi, India October 31- November 4, ) Indonesian Society of Nuclear Medicine Bandung, Indonesia, December 4-6, 2008

5 ASNM Activities 1) Survey of Training Programs in Member States Template for Standardized Program for the Region 2) Data collection on: Human Resources (MD, PhD, Tech, etc) Equipment & Instrumentation Procedures Training formats 3) Interfacing with IAEA, RCA-RO, ANENT, WNU, ESNM

6 ASNMs Goals – 1 & 2 To foster education in NM in the Asian region, particularly in the developing countries To promote training of NM physicians in cooperation with government agencies, IAEA, universities and national NM societies

7 ASNMs Goals – 3 & 4 To assist in regional & national training courses, award CME points, and provide regional experts for advanced educational programmes To work towards awarding diplomas or degrees in association with recognized universities by distance learning, practical attachments and examinations

8 ASNMs Programmes – 1 (enunciated October 2007) Educational Programmes & Plans 1. Standardization of NM Training Programmes in the Region 2. Strengthening NM Continuing Professional Education (CPE) in the Region 3. Developing linkages with international agencies & foundations, regional & national professional organizations for educational development & research

9 ASNMs Programmes – 2 (enunciated November 2007) Organizational Programmes & Plans 1. Organizing the academic, human & technical resources within the Region 2. Developing operational capabilities for the Region 3. Assuring sustainable logistical support and budgetary allocations

10 Educational Program - 1 Standardization of NM Training Programmes in the Region A. Categorization / accreditation of NM facilities i. Pure service facility ii. Service & training facility B. Characterization of NM training facilities i. Inventory of equipment a) imaging equipment b) other instrumentation ii. Services offered / Procedures covered a) organ system-based procedures b) radionuclide-based protocols iii. Training faculty

11 Educational Program - 1 (cont) C. Training format i. Curriculum design a) scope of training b) methodology c) evaluation of trainees d) entry & exit competencies ii. Certification of trainees iii. External linkages to training D. Development of standards in formal education & training i.. Adoption of unified training programme ii. Provision of template to countries with no existing training

12 Educational Program - 2 Strengthening NM Continuing Professional Education (CPE) in the Region A. Identification of Regional / National Centers of Excellence (to qualify for training capabilities & entitlements) B. Identification and placement of qualified & deserving applicants for fellowship training and educational grants

13 Educational Program - 2 (cont.) C. Holding of national / regional CPE seminars on topics with NM-Clinical interfaces D. Accreditation of national / regional conventions, congresses, conferences, training courses, seminars, symposia, colloquia i. Duration of activity ii. Mixture of learning activities (lecture, workshop, demonstration) iii. Expertise of faculty roster (local / foreign) iv. Variety of topics discussed

14 Educational Program - 3 Developing linkages with international agencies & foundations, regional & national professional organizations for educational development & research A. Involvement of national experts in regional coordinated projects with IAEA, ARCCNM, WFNMB, AOFNMB, AOTA, WHO, Unicef, ICCIDD, etc B. Networking with other continental schools of Nuclear Medicine C. Assistance from agencies, foundations and commercial companies for scholarships, professorial chairs & endowments D. Encouraging & facilitating multicenter or multinational studies on relevant issues and areas of concern

15 Organizational Program - 1 Organizing the academic, human & technical resources within the Region A. Academic Senate i. Dean ii. Regional Vice Deans iii. Country Principals B. Faculty Staff i. Lecturers ii. Resource Persons C. Administrative Staff i. Focal Point Persons ii. Secretariat iii. Support Staff

16 Organizational Program - 2 Developing operational capabilities for the Region A. Identifying linkages & networking i. International agencies & non-governmental organizations ii. Other continental schools of Nuclear Medicine iii. Volunteer / Support groups B. Accessing cradles of information & technology (INIS, ANENT, websites, libraries, publications & journals) C. Developing distance-learning capacities

17 Organizational Program - 3 Assuring sustainable logistical support and budgetary allocations A. Tapping National / Society / Corporate assistance i. Educational grants & scholarships ii. Professorial chairs iii. Research chairs iv. Grant-in aids B. Establishing mechanisms for Fund Development i. Fund-raising & solicitations ii. Endowments & legacies iii. Donations

18 June Key Chung Chairman ARCCNM June Key Chung Chairman ARCCNM Teofilo San Luis Dean ASNM Teofilo San Luis Dean ASNM Thomas Pascual Executive Director Thomas Pascual Executive Director Nagara Tamaki NORTH-EAST ASIA Vice Dean Nagara Tamaki NORTH-EAST ASIA Vice Dean Sombut Bonyaprapa SOUTH-EAST ASIA Vice Dean Sombut Bonyaprapa SOUTH-EAST ASIA Vice Dean Birendra K. Das SOUTH ASIA Vice Dean Birendra K. Das SOUTH ASIA Vice Dean WEST ASIA CENTRAL ASIA

19 Nagara Tamaki NORTH-EAST ASIA Vice Dean Nagara Tamaki NORTH-EAST ASIA Vice Dean Sombut Boonyaprapa SOUTH-EAST ASIA Vice Dean Sombut Boonyaprapa SOUTH-EAST ASIA Vice Dean Birendra K. Das SOUTH ASIA Vice Dean Birendra K. Das SOUTH ASIA Vice Dean WEST ASIA CENTRAL ASIA Kayoko Nakamura Japan Kayoko Nakamura Japan Jiahe Tian China Jiahe Tian China Hee-Seung Bom Korea Hee-Seung Bom Korea Frankie Choi Hongkong Frankie Choi Hongkong Erdenechimeg Sereegotov Mongolia Erdenechimeg Sereegotov Mongolia Ryen-Shyan Liu Taiwan Ryen-Shyan Liu Taiwan Emerita Barrenechea Philippines Emerita Barrenechea Philippines Hussein Kartamiradja Indonesia Hussein Kartamiradja Indonesia Mohammad Ali Abdul Khader Malaysia Mohammad Ali Abdul Khader Malaysia Vacharin Ratanamart Thailand Vacharin Ratanamart Thailand Anthony Goh Singapore Anthony Goh Singapore Trinh Thi Minh Chau Vietnam Trinh Thi Minh Chau Vietnam Y.N.I. Anand India Y.N.I. Anand India Saeeda Asghar Pakistan Saeeda Asghar Pakistan Lutfun Nisa Bangladesh Lutfun Nisa Bangladesh Damayanthi Nanayakarra Sri Lanka Damayanthi Nanayakarra Sri Lanka Iran UAE Saudi Arabia Syria Jordan Kazakhstan Uzbekistan Yemen

20 Forthcoming Activities Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Seminars for National NM Societies and International & Regional Congresses Society of Nuclear Medicine of Thailand, Chiang Mai, Dec 2009 Society of Nuclear Medicine of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, April th Congress, World Federation of Nuclear Medicine & Biology (WFNMB), Cape Town, South Africa, September 16-20, th Congress, Asia-Oceania Federation of Nuclear Medicine & Biology (AOFNMB), Tehran, Iran, 2012

21 Challenges facing ASNM - 1 Vastness of the Asian continent Inhomogeneity of NM infrastructure & practices Different levels of development & training Dependence on outside sources for instrumentation & parts, radiopharmaceutical supplies & materials cost Absent or inadequate logistical support

22 Challenges facing ASNM - 2 Accessing nuclear information technology for utilization in developing countries Educational courses & scientific congresses are infrequently held within the Region Incoordinated approaches to training requirements of physicians, technologists and other NM professionals Designation of Centers of Competence (CoC) as hubs for regional training

23 Summary: ASNM Beginnings Goals Programmes Educational Organizational People, Plans & Activities Challenges

24 Address: c/o University of Santo Tomas Hospital Manila, Philippines Telephone: (63-2) loc 2354 / 2634 Mobile: (63) ; (63)


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