CMIIT

SNMMI's Center for Molecular Imaging Innovation and Translation is an organizational component within the SNMMI that is dedicated to all aspects of molecular imaging in the detection and management of disease.

Focusing on the Future of Molecular Imaging

SNMMI's Center for Molecular Imaging Innovation and Translation is an organizational component within the SNMMI that is dedicated to all aspects of molecular imaging in the detection and management of disease. The primary focal areas of the Center are educational programs, professional and intersociety networking, and serving as a resource for development and implementation of SNMMI policy in this specialized area. The center is currently facilitating initiatives to bring molecular imaging discoveries from the lab to the patient and to advance "personalized" medicine. 

Vision:  

Molecular imaging and molecularly targeted therapy will be an integral part of the medical standard of care by providing specific information that will be used for diagnosis and to guide therapeutic decisions that improve health and well-being.

Mission:

To engage the molecular imaging community and leverage the SNMMI infrastructure to advance the adoption of emerging molecular imaging technologies and probes in preclinical and clinical applications.

Goals and Objectives

  • Ensure Nuclear Medicine Residency education contains sufficient MI content to make residents aware of and prepared for future molecular imaging clinical applications.
  • Develop educational resources for a “translational researcher”.  CMIIT will provide researchers with needed education and training on the “nuts and bolts” of translating and transitioning an agent or technique from pre-clinical research into the clinical practice (tracer development, equipment, funding).
  • Develop curriculum guidelines and resources for a molecular imaging scientist.
  • Public policies and regulations should facilitate the approval and adoption of new MI technologies.
  • Increase knowledge among members of the scientific community involved in biomedical research about the current value and future promise of molecular imaging, help cross fertilization to other disciplines, and make them aware of the power of molecular imaging and help researchers there get their advances and discoveries to clinic using in vivo imaging.
  • Diversify CMIIT’s membership.  CMIIT will represent a molecular imaging community that includes diversity in work role, modality and provide the appropriate resources for this diverse membership. 
  • Develop funding mechanisms for CMIIT projects.
  • Highlight and explore emerging technologies (such as nanoparticles) that may be novel, experimental, and possibly controversial.

CMIIT Sponsored Session at the 2017 World Molecular Imaging Congress (September 13-16, 2017)

WMIS/SNMMI Joint Session on PET Imaging of Alzheimer’s (Friday, September 15, 5:30-7:30 pm)
This session will progress from a review of existing tracers with a focus on amyloid and tau PET radiopharmaceuticals and will bring to light the recent data from human studies in patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Discussion of future directions and new tracers under development will also be covered. Lectures will be presented by industry and academic leaders who are at the forefront of bench to bedside development of such imaging probes.

Moderators: Neil Vasdev, PhD and Eric Hostetler, PhD

Speakers:

  • Roger Gunn, Phd: Molecular Imaging Agents and their Application in Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Shil Patel, PhD: Preclinical Discovery of Radiotracers to Probe Novel Targets in Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Gilles Tamagnan, PhD: Clinical Translation of New Radiopharmaceuticals for Imaging Dementias
                   

 

CMIIT Sponsored Sessions at the SNMMI 2017 Annual Meeting

CAT4: Molecular Imaging in Neuropsychiatric Disorders and Neurodegenerative Diseases

CE13: Translation of New Radiotracer Development: The Need for Speed

SS09: CMITT Young Investigator Award Symposium

CMIIT Emerging Technologies: Updates on NETSpot, Axumin and a Look to the Future of 015 Water (non-CE)

CE22: Basic Science Summary Session One

CE25: Beyond MPI - New Tracers and Applications

CMIIT Emerging Technologies: Early Career Development and Transitions in Nuclear Medicine

CE42: Board Certification for Nuclear Medicine Scientists: Its Value and Pathways to Obtain It 

CE44: Emerging Functional Molecular PET in Oncology

CMIIT Emerging Technologies: Emerging Technologies and Techniques in Preclinical Imaging and Translation (non-CE)

CE63: How to Lead a Research and Clinical Molecular Imaging Program

CE86: First in Human/Early Phase PET in Oncology

CE95: Intraoperative Detection Devices and Probes

CE96: Molecular Imaging of Lung Inflammation

CE100: Standardization of Advanced PET/SPECT Data Acquisition and Analysis

 

CMIIT Sponsored Sessions at the SNMMI 2017 Mid-Winter Meeting

Non-Nuclear Molecular Imaging, MR and Optical

Update on USP Activities: General Chapters and Radiopharmaceutical Monographs

Prostate Cancer Imaging and Prostate Therapy Part I

Prostate Cancer Imaging and Prostate Therapy Part II

Clinical Translation of Neuroendocrine Theranostics

How to Lead a Research and Clinical Molecular Imaging Program

Join CMIIT

Nonmembers/Visitors
Membership in the Center for Molecular Imaging Innovation and Translation is limited to SNMMI Members. Nonmembers may join the Center for Molecular Imaging Innovation and Translation (CMIIT) as part of the sign-up process for SNMMI.

SNMMI Members
Membership in the Center for Molecular Imaging Innovation and Translation is just $15 for current SNMMI members. SNMMI members may join by submitting the form below, by updating their membership online, or by sending an email to MemberInfo@snmmi.org.

In-Training

Reduced National (annually) + Chapter Dues

In-Training (Resident/Technologist Student/Scientist In-Training/Scientific Lab Professional In-Training) members must present adequate documentation that they are in-training and qualify for a category of membership other than Affiliate. In-training members may not vote or hold elective office.

  • Residents will receive a FREE trial membership for their term of residency.
  • Technologists Students will receive a FREE two-year trial membership, with proof of program from the program director.
  • Scientists-in-Training will receive a FREE membership, for up to three years, with proof of post doctorial training from an advisor.
  • Scientific Lab Professionals will receive a FREE two-year trial membership, with proof of program from the program director.

Joining as an In-training member cannot be done online. Please complete the downloadable membership application below, include any required documents, and mail to SNMMI to instate your membership.

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Announcements

Mark Your Calendars! 

2017 World Molecular Imaging Congress: IMAGinING the Future  (September 13-16, 2017; Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA)

2018 SNMMI Mid-Winter Meeting (January 25-28, 2018; Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL)

AACR/SNMMI State-of-the-Art Molecular Imaging in Cancer Biology and Therapy (February 14-17, 2018; Manchester Hotel, San Diego, CA)

 CMIIT President's Message

 Welcome to the Center for Molecular Imaging, Innovation, and Translation (CMIIT) website!  The primary mission of our center is to promote the translation of molecular imaging and therapy agents from the bench to the bedside.  We aim to do this across the spectrum of molecular imaging modalities through various educational opportunities.  In this regard, we have sponsored and organized numerous Categorical and Continuing Education Sessions at the SNMMI Annual and Mid-Winter Meetings.  Our co-sponsoring of the Poster Mixer with the Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Council at the Annual Meeting is always a great way to learn about the latest scientific discoveries and interact with colleagues.  We also acknowledge the next generation of scientists with our Young Investigators Award as well as recognize those individuals who have contributed behind the scenes with our Laboratory Professionals Award. 

I invite you to browse the website and consider joining CMIIT if you are not already a member.  Please provide us with feedback on content we can add and share your ideas with us on initiatives you find important.  I look forward to working with you to advance the goals and mission of CMIIT.

 

Buck Rogers, PhD

CMIIT President