Special Programming

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.

New for 2018! Interactive Training Showcase

No CE credit will be available for these training sessions.
Take advantage of the inaugural training showcase theater on the Exhibit Hall floor. Thirty minute, interactive training sessions on a variety of topics will take place on Sunday and Monday. View training sessions from the following companies:

  • Advanced Accelerator Applications
  • Blue Earth Diagnostics
  • Cardinal Health
  • Digirad
  • GE Healthcare
  • Jubilant DraxImage
  • Lucerno Dynamics
  • Siemens Healthineers

Highlight Country: China

SNMMI is excited to welcome China as our 2018 “Highlight Country.” The Chinese Society will showcase the culture and food of China in the Highlight Country Lounge during the Welcome Reception. They have also organized continuing education sessions, and will present a record number of oral and poster presentations during the meeting. Look for the Highlight Country floor stickers when visiting the Poster Hall to learn more about the great research that is being done there.

Pre-Meeting Categorical Seminars

Additional registration fees may apply. Categorical seminar is included for Weekend Only Attendees
SNMMI's Annual Meeting offers full-day categorical seminars to provide you with a deeper level of understanding as you examine a single topic of clinical, scientific, or academic interest.

Learn more about Pre-Meeting Categorical Seminars.

Educators' Forum

This three part session is designed for the nuclear medicine technologist program directors or any nuclear medicine technologist with an interest in education. The course will explore interactive learning techniques, including a various strategies to enhance student engagement, flipped classroom environments, and how NMT programs are meeting the demands of training entry-level technologists. In addition, the new NMTCB CT exam will be discussed, along with changes in the self-study documentation and steps associated with the accreditation process.

Emerging Technology Sessions

Each year, the Center for Molecular Imaging Innovation and Translation (CMIIT) sponsors sessions highlighting new agents, issues, and technologies. 

 CT and MRI Case Reviews

Attendees will review and interpret CT and MRI case studies under the direct supervision of a board-certified radiologist. Topic areas include: Abdomen, Pelvis, Chest with Cardiac, Musculoskeletal with Spine, and Neuro (Brain/Head and Neck).

Nuclear Medicine Review Course 

Additional registration fees apply.
The course covers adult and pediatric general nuclear medicine, PET/CT, and nuclear cardiology. Imaging protocols, image interpretation, and limitations/pitfalls will be reviewed. NRC rules and regulations also will be reviewed. 

Student Technologist Registry Review

Additional registration fees apply.
This course is designed as a review for anyone preparing to sit for the NMTCB and/or the ARRT examinations. The course includes an 8-hour review session on Saturday and a mock registry examination on Sunday.

The review session will consist of a review of the Components of Preparedness statements, including the commonly performed tasks in specific content areas as well as review of the procedures, equipment, and pharmaceuticals commonly used. The mock examination will follow the typical registry examination format. Time is allowed for grading and discussion of the examination answers. Participants should bring calculators.

The review session will be informative as well as interactive and fun, with prizes awarded to participating students.