Opening Ceremony/Plenary Sessions/Highlights Symposium

These informative sessions feature keynote speakers, significant awards and accomplishments, the SNMMI business meeting, installation of the new SNMMI and SNMMI-TS presidents, a synopsis of all the research presented during the meeting, announcement of the Abstract of the Year and Image of the Year and much more.

Saturday Evening Opening Ceremony

Taking place just prior to the Welcome Reception, you’ll get an overview of the meeting, learn about the charm of Anaheim and Orange County and how to get the most out of your visit, and hear from this year’s host country about the latest research and innovations happening in Canada.

Sunday Plenary Session and Henry N. Wagner, Jr., MD Lectureship - Sunday, June 23 

In addition to the Henry N. Wagner, Jr., MD Lectureship, the opening plenary session features welcome remarks from the SNMMI and SNMMI-TS Presidents. 

From Molecular Imaging to Deep Theranostics
Markus Schwaiger, MD

Dr. Markus Schwaiger is the Managing Medical Director of the Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich, Germany. His research portfolio reflects the development of PET from a research tool in cardiology to a world-wide accepted clinical standard procedure in oncology.


SNMMI-TS Award Recognition and Plenary Session - Sunday, June 23

All SNMMI-TS members are invited to attend and celebrate the outstanding accomplishments over the past year within the SNMMI-TS. Join in the recognition of several accomplished colleagues during the SNMMI-TS Awards Recognition and then stay for the SNMMI-TS Plenary. This year, the SNMMI-TS will be welcoming New York Times bestselling author, Denise Kiernan. Author of “The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II.”


The Girls of Atomic City: Life in a Secret City of the Manhattan Project
Denise Kiernan 

Denise Kiernan is an author, journalist and producer. Her latest book, The Last Castle (Sept., 2017), was an instant New York Times bestseller in both hardcover and paperback and was also a Wall Street Journal bestseller. Her previous title, The Girls of Atomic City, is a New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and NPR Bestseller and has been published in seven languages. She lives in North Carolina.

SNMMI Business Meeting and Special Plenary Session: Anger Lectureship - Monday, June 24 

In addition to the Anger Lectureship, the SNMMI Business Meeting will take place featuring Society updates, significant awards and accomplishments and the induction of the new President.

The Anger Principle “Trailblazed” the Way to Total Body PET and its Future Applications
Terry Jones, BSc, MSc, DSc, MD (hc)

Dr. Terry Jones is a world-renowned medical physicist who has been involved in the development of the clinical research applications of cyclotron produced, positron emitting radionuclides. His most recent endeavors have been focused on the development of Total Body PET.

Henry N. Wagner, Jr., MD Highlights Symposium - Tuesday, June 25

The scientific highlights of the Annual Meeting will be presented in the context of modern molecular medicine. This session will also provide insights on what is new in the areas of neuroscience, oncology and cardiology based on the highlighted research presenting during the SNMMI Annual Meeting.


Highlights Lecturers:

Mehran Sadeghi, MD
Cardiovascular Highlights
Heather Jacene, MD
General Nuclear Medicine Highlights
Henryk Barthel, MD, PhD
Neurosciences Highlights
Oncology and Therapy Highlights