Raising awareness and deepening understanding about nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.

Outreach Program

SNMMI is committed to providing information to the medical, patient advocacy, scientific, regulatory, legislative and funding communities to ensure that the value of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging is understood. The support of these communities will help us ensure that the technologies are used in the right patient at the right time.

SNMMI has created a multi-faceted outreach program that utilizes a variety of tools and methods to reach the imaging community, referring physicians, patient and consumer groups, and regulators and legislators.

Our outreach plan is designed to:

  • Increase knowledge among referring physicians about clinical utility
  • Educate and prepare patient advocacy groups for new technologies recently approved by the FDA
  • Raise awareness and deepen understanding among administrative decision makers to balance the call to reduce care with an understanding of the benefits of this new technology

To meet these goals, SNMMI has enhanced existing relationships and developed new partnerships with relevant societies and patient organizations. We continue to pursue opportunities to create collaborations for educational activities, such as symposia, webinars on key topics of interest, podcasts on key issues, educational materials, and joint sessions.

The SNMMI Outreach Program is governed by the Outreach Committee. This Committee has numerous working groups. Please click on the links below to learn more.

Brain Imaging Working Group

Breast Cancer Imaging Working Group

Prostate Cancer Working Group

Neuroendocrine Tumor Working Group 

Patient Advocacy Advisory Board

Patient and Referring Physician Resources

Visit our Patients page for all of our patient education materials.

Visit our Healthcare Provider page for information about the clinical utility of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.

Outreach Tools

SNMMI Outreach Educational Tools
Are you interested in providing educational materials to referring physicians in your community? Check out these outreach resources and tools developed by the SNMMI Outreach Committee and its Working Groups.


Outreach Events

SNMMI Dinner Symposium: Dopamine Transporter Imaging in the Management of Movement Disorders
In-person Event
October 5, 2021, 5:30-8pm
Hilton Boston Back Bay
Boston, MA 

Program Moderator:
Philip Kuo, MD
University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson
David Russell, MD, PhD
Yale School of Medicine
John Seibyl, MD
Institute of Neurodegenerative Disorders

Registration is COMPLIMENARY on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited.
1.5 hours of CME credits are available for this event.

Please note: SNMMI is committed to ensuring that appropriate and necessary health and safety protocols will be in place for this event. We will follow all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) safety protocols and recommendations and will comply with all federal, state and local regulations. Attendees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and masks will be required.

Register at, www.snmmi.org/BostonBrainImaging

SNMMI 2021 Patient Education Day
The 2021 Patient Education Day was held virtually on three Saturdays in August.  Each session addressed a different disease type: Neuroendocrine Tumors, Prostate Cancer or Breast Cancer

To view the Aug 14 recorded Neuroendocrine Tumors Webinar
on the SNMMI YouTube Channel,
Go to:
2021 PED-Neuroendocrine Tumors

To view the Aug 21 recorded Prostate Cancer Webinar
on the SNMMI YouTube Channel,
Go to:
2021 PED-Prostate Cancer

To view the Aug 28 recorded Breast Cancer Webinar
on the SNMMI YouTube Channel,
Go to:
2021 PED-Breast Cancer

2020 Patient Education Day Webinar Recordings 

Reaching out to Referring Physicians

Did you know that SNMMI Outreach recently participated in these intersocietal events?

  • Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium (ASCO GI)
  • American Thyroid Association Annual Meeting 
  • North American Neuroendocrine Tumors Society
  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  • Pediatric Endocrine Society
  • Innovations in GI Cancer Symposium held by Georgetown University’s Ruesch Center


Need a Speaker on a Nuclear Medicine Topic?
SNMMI is dedicated to providing the community with access to the most knowledgeable and experienced speakers in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. As part of the new Outreach Program, SNMMI is working to enhance relationships with relevant societies and patient organizations. We have created a pool of speakers who can speak at your next meeting. Please complete the form below to request a speaker.

Download the Outreach Speaker Request Form