The European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) Technologist Committee (TC) is currently working on several projects to help excel the NMT practice all over Europe.
Every year, during the annual congress of the EANM, the TC provides a full scientific programme dedicated to technologists consisting of Continuous Technologist Education (CTE) sessions, mini-courses, and oral and e-poster presentations. Technologists from all Europe and overseas attend this meeting, due to the importance of this meeting in the global community.
The technologist’s education represents a major focus of our committee work. Programmes of excellence are being created within ESMIT to provide the European technologists with the level of education that is needed for each country. A vast number of webinars are already available and numerous courses have been delivered within the EANM Schools. The Committee is working constantly to develop new educational programmes that are aligned with the needs of the community and to support educational initiatives aimed at NMTs organised locally by NMT community. For many years, the EANM-TC has been supporting and providing education of NMT from Central Eastern European (CEE) countries.
The Technologist’s Guide is an annual publication by the EANM composed entirely under the lead of the Technologist Committee. The EANM Technologist’s Guide covers up-to-date subjects of high interest for the whole nuclear medicine workforce. Topics include clinical, scientific and educational aspects of the profession that are attractive to technologists and other members of the community.
Since a long time, the EANM-TC has promoted the discussion of competencies among NMT all over the world and has produced documents that reflect these discussions and the harmonization of competencies. The EQF6 has been published in 2016 and is still being applied all over Europe. As the profession changes, the NM technologist’s competencies are evolving and the Committee is actively addressing these challenges by continuously promoting discussion and production of new publications.
At an international level, the Committee is engaged with national NM societies in projects that are of interest for the global NMT community or that require a global approach.