Plenary Sessions

Make plans to attend the Sunday and Monday morning plenary sessions and the Wednesday 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 more.

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 host country about the latest research and innovations happening in China.

Sunday Plenary Session and Henry N. Wagner, Jr., MD Lectureship - Sunday, June 24 

In addition to the Henry N. Wagner, Jr., MD Lectureship, the opening plenary session features welcome remarks from the SNMMI and SNMMI-TS Presidents, an overview of the 2018 Annual Meeting, and a special address from the 2018 Highlight Country chair. 

Quantitative Nuclear Imaging: Is SUV the Best We Can Do?
Richard E. Carson, PhD

Dr. Carson's presentation will cover tracer kinetic analysis methods used for quantitative brain imaging applications, with a focus on synaptic density imaging, why SUV works as well as it does for FDG oncology studies, and imaging challenges faced in non-brain dynamic studies.

Add the Sunday Plenary Session and Henry N. Wagner, Jr., MD Lectureship to your schedule.


SNMMI-TS Award Recognition and Plenary Session - Sunday, June 24

In addition to the plenary address, the SNMMI-TS Awards Recognition will celebrate the outstanding accomplishments over the past year, including the announcement of the SNMMI-TS President’s Award, SNMMI-TS Outstanding Technologist, SNMMI-TS Outstanding Educator and new SNMMI-TS Fellows. The technologist section will also install Norman Bolus, MSPH, CNMT, FSNMMI-TS as the 2018-2019 SNMMI-TS President.


Theranostics for Precision Medicine: The Path to Clinical Adoption
Johannes Czernin, MD

Add the SNMMI-TS Award Recognition and Plenary Session to your schedule.


SNMMI Business Meeting and Special Plenary Session: Cassen Lectureship - Monday, June 25 

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

Multimodality Molecular Imaging of Cell/Gene Therapies for Early Disease Detection and Management
Sanjiv (Sam) Gambhir, MD, PhD

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Henry N. Wagner, Jr., MD Highlights Symposium - Tuesday, June 26

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.

Add the Henry N. Wagner, Jr., MD Highlights Symposium to your schedule.

Highlights Lecturers:

Mehran Sadeghi, MD
Cardiovascular Highlights
Heather Jacene, MD
General Nuclear Medicine Highlights
Henryk Barthel, MD, PhD
Neurosciences Highlights
Andrew Scott, MD, FRACP, DDU, FAICD, FAHMS, FAANMS
Oncology and Therapy Highlights