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Choose from more than 200 Educational Sessions!
The SNMMI 2019 Annual Meeting—featuring eight categorical seminars, more than 120 CE and 80 scientifi c sessions, as well as several specialty workshops and an extensive scientific poster hall—will provide you with an in-depth view of the latest research, development, and clinical applications helping to advance targeted, personalized medicine.
Celebrating Past and Future Innovations in Instrumentation
In the 60 years since the introduction of the Anger Camera, the development of new state-ofthe-art instrumentation has been at the heart of nuclear medicine progress. The plenary sessions will showcase speakers who are true innovators in nuclear medicine instrumentation.
Highlight Country: Canada
SNMMI is pleased to welcome Canada as this year’s Highlight Country. The Canadian Nuclear Medicine Association present at the Opening Ceremony, organize four continuing education sessions, and introduce attendees to aspects of Canadian culture.
Taking in the Southern California Lifestyle
Anaheim - with its convenient Southern California location, beautiful weather, and wide variety of activities - is the perfect host city for our meeting. Home to Disneyland, the Los Angeles Angels and their legendary stadium, the Big A, the fourth oldest baseball stadium in major league baseball, Anaheim’s central location serves as a convenient gateway to Orange County’s 42 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline, luxury shopping, championship golf courses, and terrain for hiking, biking, running, and sunning.
Procedure standards help identify elements of the procedure that are most important in obtaining a high-quality examination, while simultaneously controlling costs. Use of standardized procedures will increase the applicability of clinical research among multiple institutions, in turn, increasing the value of research studies, particularly in the field of technology assessment. SNMMI offers procedure standards in the following areas:
Central Nervous System
Guidelines Available for Public Comment
The most up-to-date and comprehensive source for nuclear medicine coding and reimbursement information on the web. Please note that ALL information and materials within the SNMMI Coding Corner are direct products of the SNMMI Coding and Reimbursement Working Group.
For Hospitals (APCs, IPPS) Find general coding and reimbursement information for hospitals.
For Private Practices (RBRVS) Find general coding and reimbursement information for professionals in private practices.
Coding and Reimbursement Q&A This easy to use feature contains over 100 questions and answers related to topics such as cardiac, endocrine, neurology, nuclear medicine-related drugs, oncology, PET, PET/CT, radiopharmaceuticals, and more!
SNMMI offers a number of free resources on the Imaging Dementia — Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study, including free on-demand webinars:
Participating physicians may enroll eligible patients using the same portal. Background on the study, requirements for participation and a set of frequently asked questions are available on the IDEAS website.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is a comprehensive programs to assess the ongoing competence of physician specialists and their ability to provide quality health care in six general competencies:
• Medical knowledge
• Patient care
• Interpersonal and communication skills
• Practice-based learning and improvements
• System-based practice
In the past, the certification process required successful completion of an approved educational program, an unrestricted medical license as evidence of professional standing, and passing the certification examination. Now nuclear medicine professionals can no longer simply take an exam to renew a certificate; lifelong learning must be documented.
The American Board of Nuclear Medicine (ABNM) MOC program is a process designed to document that nuclear medicine physicians maintain the necessary competencies to provide quality patient care in nuclear medicine. It is now an ongoing process and will require the assessment and improvement of practice performance by nuclear medicine physicians, as well as other physician specialists who wish to be certified, and/or maintain their certification, in nuclear medicine.
Complimentary Journal SAM access is now available exclusively for SNMMI Members. Take advantage of this great new benefit and meet your Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II Self Assessment program requirements.
SNMMI educational programs are designed to meet the professional development needs of physicians, as well as providing opportunities to satisfy continuing medical education (CME) requirements, including Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements.
Additional Educational Activities and Resources Include:
Courses and Meetings
CT Case Review
Other Activities and Resources
SNMMI and the American College of Radiology announce a new collaborative clinical data registry to support high-quality practice and patient care. The registry will allow collection and analysis of data on nuclear medicine procedures, supporting continuous improvement of patient care.
Recently, there has been a report of high-level radiation exposure with use of incorrect eluent in Rubidium 82 Rb82 generators after a failure to follow the eluate testing protocol. ASNC and SNMMI members are reminded to use only additive-free, 0.9 % Sodium Chloride Injection, USP (normal saline) to elute the Rubidium 82 Rb82 generator.
(Government Relations News)
Researchers have discovered a way to better predict progression of Alzheimer’s disease. A study utilizing positron emission tomography to image microglial activation levels showed that these levels could predict current and future cognitive performance better than beta-amyloid levels. The research is published in the April issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
The April 2019 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine is now available, including a discussion with Michael Phelps, a State of the Art column on precision cardio-oncology, a special contribution on tumor glucose metabolism, results of an international survey on clinical reporting of PET/CT examinations, and featured articles on a new PET biomarker for predicting progression of Alzheimer’s, a 12-year retrospective follow-up on PRRT for NETs, and substrate anti-cancer drug delivery
Submit your abstract for the SNMMI 2019 Annual Meeting, June 22-25, in Anaheim, California, for the opportunity to present your research to a global audience of your peers, while increasing your professional recognition.
Original abstracts are being accepted on the following scientific tracks:
Abstract submission deadline:
Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
2014 SNMMI/NANETs symposium
SNMMI monitors multiple federal legislative issues and provides resources including issue summaries, letters to Congress, and analysis. Most of this information is in the government relations news section of this web site.