Dear SNMMI Members,
I am excited to share with you a reimagined SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting—Virtual Edition.
This truly innovative virtual experience, to be held July 11–14, will be free for all SNMMI members, with discounted registration available for nonmembers.
The interactive virtual platform will allow you to attend live continuing education sessions, review and listen to hundreds of scientific abstracts on demand, peruse a cutting-edge exhibit hall, and attend networking events—all in a flexible format designed to meet the needs of your schedule. I am truly excited about this exceptional and innovative program, with a wealth of current and valuable information presented by nuclear medicine and molecular imaging experts from around the world.
FAQs are available here, and a detailed announcement, with full program and registration details, will be sent out tomorrow.
I want to thank you for your patience as we traversed uncharted territory during this pandemic. The New Orleans mayor and the Louisiana governor have sent clear signals that they do not expect the city to be ready to host large conventions in the immediate future. Governor John Bel Edwards plans to leave the makeshift COVID-19 health care facility at the New Orleans Convention Center, our original meeting venue, in place for the time being because of potential concerns for an uptick in cases in the fall or winter. These circumstances have compelled us to cancel the in-person meeting.
I am most grateful for your continued commitment to and support of the Society. I wish you and your families continued health and safety and look forward to connecting with each of you virtually this July. Please join me and your colleagues from across the globe in what is sure to be a robust and groundbreaking Annual Meeting—as always reflecting the very latest and best in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.
Vasken Dilsizian, MD
A Message from the SNMMI-TS President (March 31)
Input Needed: Impact of COVID-19
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COVID-19 and Ventilation/Perfusion (V/Q) Lung Studies
SNMMI statement regarding ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) lung scans and the risk inherent in the V/Q scan for spread of COVID-19 to patients and staff alike.
Overcoming the COVID-19 Crisis and Planning for the Future (Ahead of print) New
Steven H LoGiudice, Allison Liebhaber, and Heiko Schöder
COVID-19 and Pulmonary Embolism: Diagnostic Imaging Trends (Ahead of print) New
Sedighe Karimzadeh, Akshay Raut, and Huy Nguyen Tien
Guidance and Best Practices for Nuclear Cardiology Laboratories During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic: An Information Statement from ASNC and SNMMI (June 2020)
Hicham Skali, Venkatesh L. Murthy, Mouaz H. Al-Mallah, Tim M. Bateman, Rob Beanlands, Nathan Better, Dennis A. Calnon, Vasken Dilsizian, Alessia Gimelli, Robert Pagnanelli, Donna M. Polk, Prem Soman, Randall C. Thompson, Andrew J. Einstein, and Sharmila Dorbala
Yttrium-90 Radioembolization: Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Outbreak, Opportunity for Prime Time (June 2020)
Lawrence Han Hwee Quek, Anbalagan Kannivelu, and Uei Pua
The role of Nuclear Medicine for COVID-19 – Time to Act Now (June 2020)
Freimut D Juengling, Antonio Maldonado, Frank Wuest, and Thomas Hellmut Schindler
Dr. Li Wenliang and the Time of COVID-19 (May 2020)
Nuclear Medicine Operations in the Times of COVID-19: Strategies, Precautions and Experiences (May 2020)
Johannes Czernin, Stefano Fanti, Philipp T. Meyer, Martin Allen-Auerbach, Marcus Hacker, Mike Sathekge, Rodney Hicks, Andrew M. Scott, Jun Hatazawa, Mijin Yun, Heiko Schöder, Peter Bartenstein, and Ken Herrmann
Incidental Findings Suggestive of COVID-19 in Asymptomatic Patients Undergoing Nuclear Medicine Procedures in a High Prevalence Region (May 2020)
Domenico Albano, Francesco Bertagna, Mattia Bertolia, Giovanni Bosio, Silvia Lucchini, Federica Motta, Maria Beatrice Panarotto, Alessia Peli, Luca Camoni, Frank M. Bengel, and Raffaele Giubbini
Diagnostic Evaluation of Pulmonary Embolism During the COVID-19 Pandemic (May 2020)
Lionel S. Zuckier, Renée M. Moadel, Linda B. Haramati, and Leonard Freeman
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: What Nuclear Medicine Departments Should Know (June 2020)
Gopinath Gnanasegaran, Hian Liang Huang, Jessica Williams, and Jamshed Bomanji
From One Technologist to Another – COVID-19 Questions Answered (June 2020)
Dmitry D. Beyder, Mark H. Crosthwaite, James Crowley, Lyndsi M. Hay, Kimberly Kerrylin Jackson, Nancy McDonald, Lynne T. Roy, Tricia Peters, and Nikki Wenzel-Lamb
Divide and Conquer: Strategies to Manage a Nuclear Medicine Department during COVID‐19 (June 2020)
Wei Y Tham, Aaron KT Tong, Kelvin SH Loke, Liyi Chio, Gabriel KY Lim, Xin Y Seah, David CE Ng, Sean XX Yan, Winnie WC Lam
Lung Scintigraphy in the Era of COVID-19 and Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (May 8)
J. Anthony Parker, MD, PhD, and Kevin J. Donohoe, MD
Added value of 18F-FDG PET/CT in a SARS-CoV-2-infected complex case with persistent fever (May 16, ahead of print)
Christel H. Kamani, Mario Jreige, Martin Pappon, Arnaud Fischbacher, Olivier Borens, Pierre Monney, Marie Nicod Lalonde, Niklaus Schaefer, and John O. Prior
Key elements of preparedness for pandemic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in nuclear medicine units (April 21 ahead of print)
Majid Assadi, Ali Gholamrezanezhad, Narges Jokar, Mohsen Keshavarz, Maria Picchio, Ettore Seregni, Emilio Bombardieri, and Arturo Chiti
Technologist Program Director COVID-19 Informational Webinar—This April 19 webinar provides information about credentialing during the COVID-19 epidemic.
—Jennifer Prekeges, MS, CNMT, Moderator
American Association of Physicists in Medicine
American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
American Board of Nuclear Medicine (ABNM)
American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)
Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB)
Resources for Residents
Resources for Students
World Health Organization (WHO)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Department of Defense
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
National Academy of Medicine (NAM)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Science Foundation
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
American College of Physicians
American College of Radiology
American Medical Association
Association of American Medical Colleges
COVID-19 Data Websites
Elsevier Novel Coronavirus Information Center
European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM)
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS)
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
Sterilizing Masks for Reuse
These articles may be helpful if you need to stretch your supply of respirators. See also ECRI video above and CDC article under Government Resources tab. Please note: Several of these articles are preprints and have not yet been peer reviewed. Accordingly, they are provided for informational purposes only and should not be used to guide clinical practice.
"Imaging From Home, Can It Be Better?"
Attend the complimentary webinar "Imaging From Home, Can it be Better?" presented by MIM Software, Inc., for a discussion on existing infrastructure limitations for radiologists to effectively read remotely, and available solutions to overcome these challenges practically.
These webinars are part of the new SNMMI COVID-19 Industry Partners Satellite Symposium Webinar Series, a forum for industry partners to directly address the nuclear medicine and molecular imaging community. SNMMI does not endorse any products or services referenced in the COVID-19 Industry Partners Satellite Symposium Webinar Series.
ACS Webinar—Understanding Your Needs: Restarting Academic Research with COVID-19
Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 2:00 pm ET | Learn more
This American Chemical Society webinar, free to ACS members, will cover the impact of COVID-19 on researchers, what the process of restarting research will look like, and what funding agencies and policymakers can do to ease the transition.
All in-person events sponsored by the society in March and April, including the SNMMI Board of Directors meeting, will now be held virtually. With our extensive experience in hosting webinars and online meetings, we are confident that these virtual functions will prove both effective and engaging, furthering our goal of improving human health through nuclear medicine, molecular imaging and radionuclide therapy.
We have taken appropriate precautions to keep our leadership and staff safe. We have cancelled all non-essential travel and limited in-person meetings. Staff are working remotely, and the society remains 100% operational and ready to serve you. This means you can still access any and all online services and call or email with membership and customer service related inquiries.