SNMMI Association News


Watch a special video invitation from the SNMMI president

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 24, 2017

Hear from SNMMI President Sally Schwarz, inviting you to attend the SNMMI 2017 Annual Meeting, June 10-14 in Denver. Then, be sure to secure your spot at the premier educational, scientific, research and networking event in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. Watch the video, learn more about the meeting and register today!


Review essential topics in nuclear medicine

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 24, 2017

Take SNMMI's recently released online nuclear medicine review course -- covering the most essential topics in nuclear medicine -- and gain the level of expertise you need to ace your exam! AMA PRA Category 1 credits available. Learn more about this indispensable study tool.


Mark your calendar for the 2017 Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Webinar Series

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 23, 2017

Reserve your spot for these 2017 webinars, focused on key topics of interest to the clinical research community. Upcoming topics include: Ga-PSMA for prostate: US Status; Career Pathways Through Medical Imaging; RECIST Overview and other Response Measurement Criteria; F-DOPA: Its Use in CHI and Regulatory Status; and Lutathera -- Incorporating it in your Hospital. Learn more and register today.


Build your schedule for SNMMI's 2017 Annual Meeting

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 23, 2017

Make your plans to attend the SNMMI 2017 Annual Meeting, June 10-14 in Denver. Widely recognized as the premier educational, scientific, research and networking event in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, the meeting will provide physicians, technologists, pharmacists, laboratory professionals and scientists with an in-depth view of the latest technologies and research in the field. Learn more and register today!


Deadlines approach for six grant/award opportunities

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 22, 2017

Six grants and scholarships are now open for applications, with deadlines in February and March. Awards range from $500 to $105,000. Start working on your application now!


Report your PQRS measures to avoid penalties

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 22, 2017

The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is a CMS reporting program that gives eligible professionals the opportunity to assess the quality of care they provide their patients. SNMMI has partnered with CECity to offer PQRSwizard, an online tool to guide you through the steps to collect, validate, report and submit the results to CMS for payment and to avoid penalties. Report your PQRS measures by Feb. 28. Get started today.


Save 25% on the Nuclear Cardiology Technology Study Guide, 2nd Edition through Wednesday

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 21, 2017

Developed by a team of leading nuclear cardiology technologists, the Nuclear Cardiology Technology Study Guide, 2nd edition, will enhance and reinforce your knowledge of cardiac anatomy, physiology, pathology and electrophysiology as you prepare for the NMTCB's nuclear cardiology specialty examination. VOICE credit is available! Learn more.


Save 25% on CT/MRI Case Reviews through Wednesday -- AMA PRA and VOICE credits available

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 21, 2017

This online activity gives you the opportunity to review and interpret 52 CT studies and 48 MRI case studies. Learn the CT and MR anatomy of head and neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis, and musculoskeletal systems. You'll also learn to identify anatomic landmarks and normal anatomy on various CT and MR images and sequences and pathology on CT and MR images. Order today.


Hail to the savings!

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 20, 2017

Save 25% on popular products through Feb. 22 during SNMMI's Presidents Day sale. Pick up your copies today and save!


USP to post second round of public comments for General Chapter <797>

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 20, 2017

The US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) recently announced that it will seek a second round of public comments for general chapter <797>, which is undergoing revision. This is a general chapter in the USP that describes requirements for the preparation of sterile drugs, including radiopharmaceuticals.


SNMMI outreach tools help members reach out to referring physicians

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 17, 2017

SNMMI's Outreach Committee has created numerous resources to equip members in their efforts to educate referring physicians and other appropriate audiences in their communities. Visit the SNMMI Outreach Tools page to view a presentation on outreach strategies and find educational print and video materials suitable for sharing as part of your outreach efforts. The page is a work in progress; submit suggestions for additional materials to Linda Budzinski at lbudzinski@snmmi.org.


Nuclear medicine technologists: Save 10% on these great study and reference tools

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 17, 2017

Save 10% on the Steves' Review of Nuclear Medicine Technology, 4th edition, and Practical Mathematics in Nuclear Medicine Technology, 2nd edition, when you purchase them together as part of the best-selling Technologist Study Combo. It's an in-depth review at a great price!


Report your PQRS measures by Feb. 28 to avoid penalties

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 16, 2017

The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is a CMS reporting program that gives eligible professionals the opportunity to assess the quality of care they provide their patients. SNMMI has partnered with CECity to offer PQRSwizard, an online tool to guide you through the steps to collect, validate, report and submit the results to CMS for payment and to avoid penalties. Report your PQRS measures by Feb. 28. Get started today.


CT/MRI Case Reviews -- AMA PRA and VOICE credits available

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 16, 2017

This online activity gives you the opportunity to review and interpret 52 CT studies and 48 MRI case studies. Learn the CT and MR anatomy of head and neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis, and musculoskeletal systems. You'll also learn to identify anatomic landmarks and normal anatomy on various CT and MR images and sequences, and pathology on CT and MR images. Order today.


Preview the SNMMI 2017 Annual Meeting

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 15, 2017

The first issue of the SNMMI 2017 Annual Meeting Preview Magazine gives a sneak peek into what's taking place at this year's meeting -- June 10-14 in Denver. Download your copy today.


Improve quality, increase safety and reduce radiation burden in myocardial perfusion imaging

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 15, 2017

"Myocardial Perfusion Imaging 2016: Quality, Safety, and Dose Optimization" focuses on ways to improve quality, increase safety and reduce radiation burden in myocardial perfusion imaging. It's designed as an easy reference that will give new insights to even the most tenured technologists. The SNMMI, through its VOICE program, has approved this book for a maximum of 10.0 continuing education hours. Pick up your copy now.


Multiple grant/award opportunities -- deadlines approaching

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 14, 2017

Five grants and scholarships are now open for applications, with deadlines in February and March. Awards range from $500 to $105,000. Start working on your application now!


Review 25 abdominal MRI cases

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 13, 2017

ACNM and SNMMI have partnered to bring you the first-ever set of online MRI teaching modules as an introduction to interpreting MRI. This activity features a review of 25 Abdominal MRI Cases. 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 12.5 SAM Credits are available. Learn more and get started today.


CTN webinar this Thursday: Quantitative Image Analysis -- The Tech Perspective

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 13, 2017

Advanced imaging techniques increasingly play a critical role in cancer care, for diagnosis, staging and response to therapy monitoring. The nuclear medicine technologist is key to obtaining accurate and repeatable images. Join Paul Galette and Adam Opanowski -- Thursday, Feb. 16, at 3 p.m. ET -- as they present the key role the nuclear medicine technologist plays in the process of quantitative image analysis. Register today!


Prepare for the NMTCB's PET Exam

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 10, 2017

SNMMI's PET Online Review Workshop has been designed to help nuclear medicine professionals develop the essential level of understanding in PET and PET/CT needed to pass the NMTCB's PET Exam. Focusing on the fundamentals of PET imaging in oncology, cardiology and neurology, this online program includes comprehensive lectures covering the NMTCB's content outline and mock exam. Learn more!


Explore the fundamentals of the physics and technologies of nuclear medicine

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 08, 2017

Through concise, straightforward explanations and supporting graphics that bring abstract concepts to life, Basic Science of Nuclear Medicine -- the Bare Bone Essentials book is an ideal tool for anyone looking for an introduction to the fundamentals of the physics and technologies of modern-day nuclear medicine. Order your copy today!


"Quantitative Image Analysis -- The Technologist Perspective" webinar

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 07, 2017

Join Paul Galette and Adam Opanowski -- Thursday, Feb. 16, at 3:00 p.m. ET -- as they present the key role the nuclear medicine technologist plays in the process of quantitative image analysis. Learn more and register today.


Now available: "Myocardial Perfusion Imaging 2016: Quality, Safety, And Dose Optimization" with CE credit!

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 07, 2017

This comprehensive book focuses on ways to improve quality, increase safety and reduce radiation burden in myocardial perfusion imaging. It is designed as an easy reference that will give new insights to even the most tenured technologists. The SNMMI, through its Verification of Involvement in Continuing Education (VOICE) program, has approved this mini-book for a maximum of 10.0 continuing education hours (CEHs). Get started today.


Complimentary Radiation Safety webinar tomorrow

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 06, 2017

Join Mickaila Johnston, MD, for the complimentary webinar "Radiation Safety," taking place Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 12:00 p.m. ET. Please note: There is no CE available for this webinar. Register today. Space is limited.


SNMMI responds to US travel restrictions

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 06, 2017

SNMMI joins many other professional societies in the United States in asking President Trump to rescind his executive order restricting entry to America for individuals from certain countries. Read a message from SNMMI President Sally Schwarz, and see her letter to the president.


Technologist students: Apply for the Paul Cole Scholarship

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 02, 2017

The Paul Cole Technologist Scholarship, established in memory or past SNMMI-TS president Paul Cole, supports a student in training (or accepted) at an institution accredited through the JRCNMT. A limited number of $1,000 scholarships are available through a grant from the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Application deadline: Feb. 23. Apply now!


Nuclear medicine technologists: Save money on these great study and reference tools

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 01, 2017

Save 10% on the Steves' Review of Nuclear Medicine Technology, 4th edition, and Practical Mathematics in Nuclear Medicine Technology, 2nd edition, when you purchase them together as part of the best-selling Technologist Study Combo. It's an in-depth review at a great price!


SNMMI's 2017 Annual Meeting is coming to Denver!

SNMMI SmartBrief | Feb 01, 2017

Make your plans to attend the SNMMI 2017 Annual Meeting, June 10-14 in Denver. Widely recognized as the premier educational, scientific, research and networking event in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, the meeting will provide physicians, technologists, pharmacists, laboratory professionals and scientists with an in-depth view of the latest technologies and research in the field. Learn more and register today!


Complimentary Radiation Safety webinar on Feb. 7

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jan 31, 2017

Join Mickaila Johnston, MD, for the complimentary webinar "Radiation Safety," taking place Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 12:00 p.m. ET. Please note: There is no CE available for this webinar. Register today. Space is limited.


Deadline approaches for Molecular Imaging Research Grant for Junior Academic Faculty -- $105,000

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jan 31, 2017

This program supports a junior faculty member in an academic/research setting, enabling him or her to engage in molecular imaging research related to diagnostic or therapeutic applications. The $105,000 grant provides $52,500 annually for two years and is made possible through a grant from the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Applicants must be a member of the SNMMI. Application deadline: March 16. Begin the process today!


Free SNMMI-TS member-only webinar: Quality Imaging and the Technologist: Making it Personal

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jan 30, 2017

Join April Mann, MBA, CNMT, NCT, RT(N), FSNMMI-TS, Tuesday at 3 p.m. for a free webinar: Quality Imaging and the Technologist: Making it Personal. She'll discuss the technologist's responsibilities for achieving a high-quality nuclear medicine study, the concept of personalized imaging and human factors. The results of the SNMMI-TS quality survey and how it relates to practicing technologists will also be covered. Register today.


SNMMI submits comments to NRC on training and experience requirements

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jan 30, 2017

The society submitted comments to the NRC in regard to changing training and experience requirements in CFR 10 Part 35 -- Medical Use of Byproduct Material. SNMMI reiterated its position that the number of hours of training requirements for parenteral radionuclide therapies should not be reduced from 700 hours. Read more.


2017-2018 ERF SNMMI Predoctoral Molecular Imaging Scholar Program: Deadline Feb. 1

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jan 27, 2017

This pre-doctoral program supports a research scholar applying molecular imaging approaches to investigate biological pathways in disease models. May be used for PI salary support or for direct costs of supplies/equipment. Support not provided for salaries of other research personnel or for indirect costs. This $45,000 grant provides $22,500 annually for two years. Made possible through a grant from the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Learn more.




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