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CNS Workshop on the Production of Medical Radionuclides

December 10, 2009 @ 12:00 am - December 11, 2009 @ 12:00 am




Organized by:
The Canadian Nuclear Society
Nuclear Science & Engineering Division


This Workshop is now concluded.

Workshop Proceedings may be purchased for CAN $105 ($100+$5 GST).  Please order by sending an e-mail to this effect to the CNS office address (cns_office@cns-snc.ca).

Workshop Presentations – available here to workshop attendees only (password required).


The CNS is organising a Workshop on the Production of Medical Radionuclides, to be held this coming December 10 and 11 at the Delta Ottawa Hotel and Suites.  The Workshop will include presentations by experts on the different methods which have been proposed for producing medical radionuclides.  There will be extensive opportunities for discussions and exchange of ideas.  


Preliminary Program

Thursday, December 10
07:45 – 08:15 Breakfast
08:15 – 08:30 Opening Remarks
08:30 – 09:15 Regulatory Aspects of Medical Isotope Production in Canada
Terry Jamieson 
Vice President, Technical Support Branch, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
09:15 – 10:00 99Mo Production by Proton-induced Fission with LEU
Dr. Frédéric Stichelbaut Manager,
Research and Development, IBA
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:15 Split Up and Separate: Photo-fission, Accelerators, and Mo-99
Dr. Tim Meyer
Head, Strategic Planning and Communications, TRIUMF
11:15 – 12:00 Two Routes to Solving the Mo/Tc Isotope Crisis: Direct Production of Tc-99m and Isotope Separation
Dr. Tom Ruth
Senior Research Scientist, TRIUMF and BC Cancer Agency
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:45 E-Beam Production of Molybdenum-99
Dr. John Barnard
Director, Research and Technology, ACSION Industries
13:45 – 14:30 Isotopes Shortages: Living in it, and being part of the solutions for the future – Radiopharmacy Perspectives
Dr. Kennedy Mang’era
Director, Radiopharmacy; Health Sciences Center, Winnipeg RHA
14:30 – 15:15 Using the Mo-100 Photoneutron Reaction to Meet Canada’s Requirement forTc-99m
Dr. Carl Ross
Group Leader, Ionizing Radiation Standards Group, National Research Council Canada
15:15 – 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 – 16:30 Global Shortage of Mo-99: Causes and Prevention of Future Shortages
Tom Burnett 
Global Marketing Director, Radiotherapy and Medical Isotopes, MDS Nordion
16:30 – 18:00 Panel Discussion
18:30 – 21:30 Cocktails and Dinner
Keynote dinner speaker: Serge Dupont
Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs (Privy Council Office), Special Advisor to the Minister of Natural Resources on Nuclear Energy Policy

Friday, December 11

08:00 – 08:30 Breakfast
08:30 – 09:15 Securing the Future of Medical Isotopes and Neutron Science in Canada: The Canadian Neutron Source (CNS)
Dr. Richard Florizone
Vice-President Finance, University of Saskatchewan
09:15 – 10:00 Requirements on Mo-99 Production to Satisfy Medical Demand
Dr. Richard Coats
Sandia National Laboratories, USA
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:15 An INVAP Perspective on the Production of Medical Radioisotopes: Past & Present
Dr. Marcelo Salvatore
Manager, Strategic Operations – Nuclear, INVAP, Argentina
11:15 – 12:00 Canadian Neutron Source (CNS):A Research Reactor Solution for Medical Isotopes and Neutrons for Science
Dr. Dean Chapman
Canada Research Chair in X-Ray Imaging, University of Saskatchewan
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:45 Bridging the Gap: The Role of MNR in Securing Canada’s Medical Isotope Supply
Chris Heysel
Director, Nuclear Operations and Facilities, McMaster University
13:45 – 14:15 Alternative Radiopharmaceuticals for Myocardial Imaging
Dr. Robert deKemp
Associate Professor & Head Imaging Physicist, Cardiac Imaging University of Ottawa Heart Institute
14:15 – 15:30 Panel Discussion
15:30 End of Workshop

Printable version of the program PDF



Registration Information

Note: Registration fees include all meals Thursday breakfast to Friday afternoon break, and also include GST.

Registration fees:
CNS Member in good standing:   $525.00
Non-CNS Member:                                     $630.00
Professor, student, or CNS retiree:  $315.00


Click HERE to register for the CNS Workshop on the Production of Medical Radionuclides 2009 December 10-11


Printable Poster

Workshop Poster PDF


For registration information, please communicate with the CNS Office Manager:

  • Mrs. Denise Rouben
    480 University Avenue, Suite 200
    Toronto, ON, Canada, M5G 1V2
    Tel: 416-977-7620; Fax: 416-663-3504
    E-mail: cns_office@cns-snc.ca

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December 10, 2009 @ 12:00 am
December 11, 2009 @ 12:00 am
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