Events and Networking

New for 2018! Saturday Evening Opening Ceremony

Taking place just prior to the Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall, you’ll get an overview of the meeting, learn about the historic city of Philadelphia and how to get the most out of your visit, hear from this year’s highlight country about the latest research and innovations happening in China.

New for 2018! “Drink and Think” - Monday, June 25: 6:30-8:00 pm

These informal gatherings at local pubs and bars on Monday evening will be organized around particular areas of interest. This will give you an opportunity to relax with colleagues and new friends to discuss issues of common interest. Topics include:

  • Enhancement of Academic/Industry Collaborations
  • Role of Imaging in Cardiac Sarcoidosis
  • Role of Imaging in Cardiac Amyloidosis
  • Management of Pediatric Thyroid Cancer
  • All Things Gallium-68
  • Networking for Research Opportunities

View the "Drink and Think" Locations.

New for 2018! “On to Anaheim” Champagne Toast

Join your colleagues and the SNMMI leadership following the Henry N. Wagner, Jr., MD Highlights Symposium, for a special champagne toast to help kick off the countdown to the SNMMI 2019 Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California!

Plenary Sessions and Henry N. Wagner, Jr., MD Highlights Symposium

Make plans to attend the Sunday and Monday morning plenary sessions and the Tuesday afternoon Henry N. Wagner, Jr., MD Highlights Symposium at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. These informative sessions highlight keynote speakers, significant awards and accomplishments, the SNMMI business meeting, installation of the new SNMMI president, a synopsis of research during the Annual Meeting, announcement of the Image of the Year and much, much more.

Exhibit/Poster Hall Opening & Welcome Reception— Saturday, June 23 | 6:00–8:00 pm

Hosted by the SNMMI 2018 Annual Meeting Exhibitors
SNMMI's Exhibit/Poster Hall is always packed with more than 160 companies representing the latest innovations in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging products and services. In addition, view scientific posters in the Poster Hall representing notable studies and conclusions in this dynamic field of medicine. Network with your colleagues, meet new friends, gain new knowledge and listen to live musical entertainment in the SNMMI Booth while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. Please stop by and thank exhibiting companies for their generous support of the SNMMI 2018 Annual Meeting.

The Exhibit/Poster Hall will be open from Saturday evening to Tuesday afternoon during the SNMMI Annual Meeting.

Hot Spot – Cash Prizes!

Up to 20 exhibitors will designate their booth as a “Hot Spot.” Attendees will have six chances to win a $300 CASH drawing by being in the right booth at the right time. There will be two drawings each day during Dedicated Exhibit Hall Hours. Show Management will call out the hot spot company name and booth number. All attendees standing in that booth when the company name is called will be eligible to win $300 cash right there on the spot.

Exhibitor User Meetings

Several of SNMMI’s 2018 Exhibitors will be hosting customer events and programs, and they want YOU to attend! These educational and social events allow you to “Mix and Mingle” with exhibitors while providing you with important information about what their company and their latest products and services can offer you and your organization to stay abreast of the latest changes and advances in the industry. All user meeting events will be held the evening of Saturday, June 23rd through the evening of Tuesday, June 26th.


The SNMMI Booth is one of the most sought after areas in the Exhibit Hall, and it will now be conveniently located in registration at the front of the Exhibit Hall. The SNMMI booth allows attendees to gather important information about MOC modules, purchase specialty products and books, learn more about the SNMMI 2018 Virtual Meeting, and receive copies of JNM and JNMT.

ABNM Booth

The American Board of Nuclear Medicine is the primary certifying organization for nuclear medicine in the United States. The Board serves the public through assurance of high quality patient care by establishing standards of training, initial certification, and continuing competence of physicians providing nuclear medicine diagnostic and therapeutic services. Stop by the ABNM Booth located in registration at the front of the Exhibit Hall and ask questions about your Maintenance of Certification.

Scientific Papers and Posters

Attend scientific sessions featuring oral and poster presentations by authors of accepted abstracts. Oral sessions are 90 minutes in duration and include up to 7 presentations per session with sufficient time allotted to answer questions from attendees, while poster sessions offer similar content with flexible viewing times. Investigators will be on-hand during the “Meet the Author” poster sessions to discuss their research.

“Hot Trot 5K” Run/Walk – Saturday, June 23 | 7:00 am

Exercise your body before you exercise your brain. Sign up for the 4th Annual “Hot Trot 5K” run/walk. Proceeds will benefit the advancement of molecular and nuclear medicine technologists through professional development that promotes clinical excellence and optimal patient outcomes via the SNMMI-TS Professional Development and Education Fund. A portion of the registration proceeds will support the local charity, Bianca's Kids, where their mission is to grant wishes to children in need. Come out, have fun, and support your field. The run will take place on Saturday, June 23rd at 7:00 am.

Register for the Hot Trot 5K Run/Walk. | View Hot Trot 5K Sponsors.

International Best Abstract Awards Ceremony - By Invitation Only

More than 60 countries are represented each year among the scientific abstracts featured during the annual meeting. SNMMI will again recognize the best scientific abstract from each submitting country.

This ceremony will bring together the winner from each country along with the Leadership of the Society to celebrate the extraordinary work that is being done around the globe to further the effectiveness of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging and ultimately to contribute to better diagnosis and treatment for patients.

RPSC/CMIIT Poster Hall Mixer – Sunday, June 24 | 6:30 - 8:30pm

The Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Council (RPSC) and the Center for Molecular Imaging Innovation and Translation (CMIIT) are hosting the Annual Poster Mixer. It's your opportunity to view hundreds of scientific posters, enjoy refreshments, and visit with professional colleagues. 

ACNM NMRO Networking Luncheon

Must be a current resident to attend.
As a resident, we know how difficult it is to find time to network and meet with other colleagues while attending the meeting. The ACNM Nuclear Medicine Resident's Organization (NMRO) can help! The NMRO will be providing a free box lunch for all attendees. Key leaders, as well as the NMRO Board members, will be in attendance.

Poster Awards –Tuesday, June 26 | 2:45 pm

At the start of the Tuesday “Meet the Author” poster session, poster finalists (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners) for scientific tracks, as well as educational exhibits, will be recognized for their work. Certificates will be presented to each finalist by the Chair of the Scientific Program Committee, and each winning poster will be identified by a prize ribbon affixed to the poster board.