Special Programming

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 sunny southern California, the host city of Anaheim, and how to get the most out of your visit. You'll also hear from this year’s highlight country about the latest research and innovations happening in Canada.

Fluciclovine Live Training Session

The purpose of this session is to train nuclear medicine and radiology physicians to properly interpret Fluciclovine F18 scans in recurrent prostate cancer patients. This 3-hour training session will include a review of the Fluciclovine F18 Image Interpretation Training slides, and the facilitated interpretation of at least ten DICOM PET/CT image sets. The emphasis will be on highlighting key findings of each case and addressing potential clinical challenges of image interpretation. Each participant will be provided with iPad with pre-loaded cases. Trainers circulating in the room will assist participants with one-on-one questions. After individual review, each case will be read by presenter, highlighting the findings, and then questions will be answered as a group.

Join us at the SNMMI 2019 Annual Meeting for this FREE, 3-hour, hands-on, case review training session. Don’t miss out this great opportunity to learn how to accurately interpret the newly approved agent, Fluciclovine F18. Please note: registration is complimentary, but separate from your Annual Meeting registration. Space is limited to the first 100 registrants.

Interactive Training Showcase

No CE credit will be available for these training sessions.
Visit the training showcase theater on the Exhibit Hall floor. for thirty minute, interactive training sessions on a variety of topics will take place on Sunday and Monday. 

Pre-Meeting Categorical Seminars

Additional registration fees may apply. Categorical seminar is included for Weekend Only Attendees. *Members who are also members of a Council or Center will receive a $20 discount when registering online for a Physician/Scientist Categorical.
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.

  1. Updates and Advances in Molecular Neuroimaging, sponsored by the Brain Imaging Council
  2. Image Guided Decision Making and Therapy for Optimal Cardiovascular Patient Care, sponsored by the Cardiovascular Council and PET Center of Excellence
  3. PET Imaging of Autoimmunity and Immune Checkpoint Inhibition Efficacy, sponsored by the Center for Molecular Imaging Innovation and Translation, Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Council, and PET Center of Excellence
  4. Theranostics: Regulatory Considerations for Product Development, Sponsored by the Clinical Trials Network and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  5. Molecular Imaging of Inflammation and Infection: Today and Tomorrow, sponsored by the General Clinical Nuclear Medicine Council
  6. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Methods and Applications in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, sponsored by the Physics, Insturmentation and Data Sciences Council and Academic Council
  7. Radiopharmaceuticals for Molecular Imaging of Mental Disorders, sponsored by the Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Council and the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Mental Health
  8. Thyroid Cancer Theranostics: The Evolving Role for Nuclear Medicine in Clinical Genomics Paradigm, sponsored by the Therapy Center of Excellence and Correlative Imaging Council

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).

New! Cardiac Case Reviews

This course is intended for nuclear medicine specialists and cardiologists who interpret cardiac PET/CT, in order for the attendee to accumulate 20-25+ cases for the ultimate intended goal of at least 50 cases (at future sessions) as recommended by the recent 2017 ACR-APR-STR Practice Parameter. The primary focus will be on adult cases, but a few pediatric cases will also be presented. 

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.