Life Sciences & Medicine
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Not for credit
Available course dates:
To be confirmed
A four-day lecture and practical course covering advanced topics in radiopharmaceutical science. Topics include radiopharmaceutical chemistry, biologicals (proteins, peptides, and cells), positron emission tomography (PET), molecular radiotherapy, and selected clinical topics.
There is limited availability on the course.
What does this course cover?
This live course in London builds on the introductory Postgraduate Course in Radiopharmacy and is intended for people with at least 1 year's hands on experience in radiopharmacy. It provides greater depth in topics such as radiopharmaceutical chemistry, biologicals (proteins, peptides, and cells), positron emission tomography (PET), molecular radiotherapy, and selected clinical topics. The course includes a practical session involving protein labelling techniques utilising Tc-99m
The course programme covers the following topics:
- Advances in Tc-99m radiopharmaceutical chemistry
- Stability of radiopharmaceuticals in vivo
- Challenges in radiopharmacy
- Formulation and stability of Tc-99m kits
- Formulation of other radiopharmaceuticals
- Clinical topics: gastric emptying; sentinel node
- Antibodies and peptides as radiopharmaceuticals
- Advanced cell isolation and labelling: beyond inflammation
- Non imaging studies: GFR, red cell mass
- Selection of radionuclides for therapy
- Therapeutic nuclear medicine
Day 3 - half day
- Laboratory practical - protein radiolabelling
- PET chemistry F-18 and automation
- PET chemistry radiometals Cu-62/64 and Zr-89
- Multi modal imaging
- Ga-68 generators and labelling
- Clinical trials of radiopharmaceuticals
What will I achieve?
A deeper understanding of radiopharmaceutical science, including design and development of radiopharmaceuticals, formulation, biologicals, molecular radiotherapy, and selected clinical topics. With respect to positron emission tomography (PET), an appreciation of the challenges in production of PET radiopharmaceuticals, emerging radionuclides (Ga-68, Cu-62/64, Zr-89), and multi modal imaging.
Who will I learn with?
Head of Radiopharmacy at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Who is this for?
The course is suitable for the following:
- People who have previously taken the introductory Postgraduate Course in Radiopharmacy
- Pharmacists in radiopharmacy
- Chemists in radiopharmacy
- Nuclear medicine technologists/radiographers who have direct involvement in radiopharmacy
- Medical radiation technicians and pharmacy technicians who work in radiopharmacy
- Radiopharmaceutical research personnel
What is the teaching schedule?
This is a 4 day course. The course is run annually in central London and consists of a series of 16 lectures and 1 day in the lab. It is supported by written material.
Fees and discounts
- The course fee is £495
- The course will take place in London.
- There are limited places on this course. Please book early to secure a place.
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