The need to raise awareness extends from the bench to the bedside. SNMMI’s Outreach Program focuses on collaborating with key provider and patient organizations to educate the medical and patient communities about the demonstrated value of nuclear medicine, molecular imaging and radionuclide therapy in providing the most effective and efficient care for patients.
The Patient Advocacy Advisory Board has now expanded to include the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, bringing the total number of participating organizations to 11. SNMMI Patient Advocacy Advisory Board members participated in a Capitol Hill Fly-In in March 2018 to advocate for a bill to reclassify diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals as drugs. SNMMI outreach working groups are collaborating with patient advocacy organizations on diverse projects, including creating and updating factsheets, creating “What to Expect” videos for patients undergoing brain scans, improving the patient-focused social media and funding/planning events. A plan is also being developed for outreach at the chapter level to engage local and regional patient groups.
Educating and engaging patients.
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