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Basic Radioisotope Handling Course
For Nuclear Cardiologists
This course is designed to
the didactic basic science requirements for taking the
Certification Board in Nuclear Cardiology Examination (CBNC Exam)
and will be very helpful in preparing for the basic science parts of the
Examination. In addition, for those states no longer requiring 200
hours of didactic lectures, it meets the 80-hour didactic
lecture requirements for one to become an Authorized User of
Radioisotopes in Humans and
covers all the essential topics, as outlined in the Code of Federal
Regulations, Part 35. The very comprehensive PowerPoint lecture
notes, multiple practice examinations, license application guide,
video presentations, and review of essential parts of the Code of
Federal Regulations prepare one for completing a license application
as well as for operating a high-level practice in Nuclear
Cardiology. Included are the following topics:
Radiation Physics and Instrumentation
Mathematics Pertaining to the use and Measurement of Radioactivity
At this point in time, we recommend that you take the 80-hour course if you plan to practice Nuclear Cardiology in a state governed by the NRC (AK, CT, DE, HI, ID, IN, MI, MO, MT, NJ, SD, VT, WV, WY, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico), In addition, we recommend it for most agreement states. The notable exceptions are Florida, New York, North Carolina, and Louisiana, which still require the full 200 hours. Since agreement states were supposed to be in compliance with the new NRC regulations requiring only 80 didactic lecture hours by May, 2008, it is possible that several of the 200-hour states will reduce the didactic lecture requirements to 80 hours within the next several months. If you wish to know the regulations for a particular state, please contact Dr. Karesh, Course Director, at (773) 802-7617.
We are aware of your need to minimize time away from work. so our 80-hour course will run from a Sunday morning through the following Sunday afternoon. You will therefore miss only 5 working days to accumulate the 80 hours. Before leaving the course, each attendee will receive a certificate verifying completion of the 80-hour session.
This intensive review is accompanied by a very comprehensive course syllabus provided to each attendee. Included are detailed typeset handouts for each lecture topic, accompanied by extensive audiovisual material. All speakers continually update their lecture materials to reflect state-of-the-art knowledge. An integral part of the course includes mathematical problem solving. Questions are welcomed at any time during the course and periodic self-assessment examinations containing a total of almost 1,000 questions will be given during the course and especially after completion of each major topic.
The Basic Radioisotope Handling Course will be offered 3 times during 2010. The following chart indicates the dates that each course is being offered. All courses are 80 hours. If your state requires fewer hours, we can meet your needs. Please call Dr. Karesh at (773)802-7617 to discuss this option.
Session 1: March 14-21, 2010
Session 2: June 13-20, 2010
Session 3: August 29-September 5, 2010
1. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 AM the first morning and class will begin at 8 AM. Breakfast will be served at 6:30 AM on days 2-8 and class will begin promptly at 7 AM. Class ends on the last day no later than 1 PM, so there should be no problem making a 3 PM flight. There will be periodic breaks during the day. You're on your own for lunch, which is scheduled from 1 PM to 2 PM each day. A detailed schedule of lecture and laboratory sessions as well as field trips will be distributed at the course.
2. An acknowledgment letter will be sent to each registrant upon receipt of paid registration. Pertinent information regarding transportation to and around the Chicago area will also be included.
Stephen M. Karesh, Ph.D., Course Director, Professor of Radiology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
James R. Halama, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Radiology , Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Mark Madsen, PhD, Associate Professor
of Radiology, University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City.
Rebecca A. Sajdak, CNMT, Image Processing Supervisor, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Robert Wagner, MD, Professor of Radiology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Sam Gabriel, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Gayle Woloschak, PhD, Professor of Radiobiology, Northwestern University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
course is sponsored by Consultants in Nuclear Medicine,
nationally recognized for providing high-quality Continuing Education
courses in Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology and Oncology. This
course has previously been reviewed and approved by the American Society
of Nuclear Cardiology.
Course Director: Stephen M. Karesh, Ph.D., DABSNM
Dates : 80 Hr Course
Session 1 is offered:
March 14-21, 2010
Session 2 is offered:
June 13-20, 2010
Session 3 is offered:
August 29-September 5, 2010
Time: Breakfast will be served at 7:30 AM the first morning of each session and class will begin at 8:00 AM. Breakfast will be served at 6:30 AM on days 2-8 and class will begin promptly at 7 AM.
Lectures for the 2010 sessions will be held at the Marriott Suites Hotel,
1500 Opus Place, Downers Grove, IL. Telephone number: (630) 852-1500.
Lab location and field trip information will be distributed at the
Tuition:80-hour course: $2,750 for practicing Cardiologists; $2,000 for Cardiology Fellows; 50-hour course: $1,500 for practicing Cardiologists; $1,200 for Cardiology Fellows. All fellows must provide letter from Cardiology Department Chairman verifying Fellow status. Full payment must accompany your application. If you prefer to pay by credit card rather than by check, please call Dr. Karesh directly at (773) 802-7617 to make the arrangements. Any outstanding balance must be paid in full at least four weeks prior to the course. Included in tuition fee are breakfast, all refreshment breaks, lecture handouts, practice exams with answer keys, other course materials, labs and field trips. There is a $100 charge for cancellation requests, which must be in writing. There will be no refund after the course begins. Full payment must accompany your application. If you prefer to pay by credit card rather than by check, please call Dr. Karesh directly at (773) 802-7617 to make the arrangements. Any outstanding balance must be paid in full at least four weeks prior to the course. Included in tuition fee are breakfast, all refreshment breaks, lecture handouts, practice exams with answer keys, other course materials, labs and field trips. There is a $100 charge for cancellation requests, which must be in writing. There will be no refund after the course begins.
Enrollment: Enrollment is limited. Please register early to insure a place in the course.
Hotel: A block of rooms has been reserved at the beautiful
Suites Hotel, 1500 Opus Place, Downers Grove, IL 60515.
2010 room rate: $117 per night, single or double, for a small suite
(regular rate: $259/night).
Air Travel: It is most convenient to fly into either O'Hare International Airport or Midway Airport, each of which is about 20 miles from the hotel. In either case, when you have your luggage, simply call American Taxi at 847/255-9614 and give the dispatcher your location. Their driver will pick you up within 5-10 minutes. Fare to the hotel is about $35- 40 from O’Hare or Midway. The fare may be shared with other riders going to the same hotel. Each additional passenger increases the fare by $2.00.
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Mail it to Consultants in Nuclear Medicine at the address on the registration form.
You will receive a receipt for the course tuition fee or deposit along with a letter containing travel information.
Additional Information: Please Contact Stephen M.
Karesh, Course Director at...
Consultants in Nuclear Medicine
2910 W. Estes Ave
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: Phone: (773) 802-7617
FAX: (773) 304-2545