The Academic Council is composed of faculty members of nuclear medicine departments, divisions, or sections in accredited medical schools, those in approved nuclear medicine residency programs, or in accredited technologist training programs. However, any individual interested in education is welcome to join.
The Academic Council is dedicated to the scientific interchange of ideas among SNMMI members who have an interest in training and education of undergraduates and graduates in Nuclear Medicine (which includes general Nuclear Medicine, Cardiovascular Nuclear Medicine, PET/CT imaging and Molecular Imaging). The overall mission of the Academic Council is to:
Within the Council there is a subgroup of Program Directors/Associate Program Directors of Nuclear Medicine residency programs (the Nuclear Medicine Program Directors Association, NMPDA).
The Academic Council is an advocate for Nuclear Medicine education and training to organized Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, as well as providing an avenue of communication for Program Directors and Coordinators to accrediting bodies, certification boards, other specialty societies, and government agencies.
Message from the Academic Council President
Twyla Bartel, MD, MBA, FACNM, FSNMMI
The AC works to provide the most up-to-date resources and educational offerings to its members. This section provides information on past educational offerings (sponsored by the AC), as well as important updates and areas of interest to the AC.
|The Academic Council Distinguished Service Award was established to recognize individuals within nuclear medicine who have distinguished themselves through a career dedicated to the advancement of patient care through academic achievement and education. This individual has also demonstrated extraordinary leadership and dedication to the council. The Academic Council Congratulates Erica Cohen Major, DO, MPH, FACNM as the recipient of the 2023 Distinguished Service Award.
2023 Tom Miller Memorial Lectureship Award - Twyla Bartel, DO, FACNM, FSNMMI
|The award was created to recognize the late Tom Miller, MD, PhD. Dr. Miller served as one of SNMMI’s Scientific Program Committee Chairs for many years. His dedication to the society and the field were outstanding. The award recipient will receive a plaque and be expected to present a lecture during the Tom Miller session during the SNNMI Annual Meeting. The Academic Council congratulations Twyla Bartel, DO, FACNM, FSNMMI as the 2023 recipient.
Past Award Recipients
Tom Miller Memorial Lecture Award
2021 Paige Bennett, MD
2019 Mark Tulchinsky, MD, FACNM, CCD
2014 George M. Segall, MD and Henry D. Royal, MD
2013 George Segall, MD and Arturo Chiti, MD
2012 Eliot L. Siegel, MD
2011 Not Awarded
2010 Darlene A. Metter, MD and Missy Fleming, PhD
2009 Darlene A. Metter, MD and Henry D. Royal, MD
2022 Erin Grady, MD, CCD, FACNM
2021 Twyla Bartel, DO, MBA, FACNM
2019 David Brandon, MD
2016 Daniel Lee, MD
2014 Christopher J. Palestro, MD
2013 Janis O’Malley, MD
2010 Leonie Gordon, MD and Lorraine Fig, MD
2008 Darlene Metter, MD and Bennett S. Greenspan, MD, FACNP
2006 Jay Harolds, M.D.
2022 Virginia Pappas, CAE
2019 Jon Baldwin, DO
2016 Nikki Wenzel-Lamb
2014 George M. Segall, MD
2013 Bennett S. Greenspan, MD and Lorraine Fig, MD
2012 Harvey Ziessman, MD
2010 Darlene Metter, MD
2009 Jay Harolds, MD
2008 Henry D. Royal, M.D
2007 Alan H. Maurer, MD
2006 Michael Graham, MD, PhD
The Society recognizes the need for sub-specialty interests/expertise within the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. Councils provide the expertise, professional networking and educational programs for nuclear medicine professionals in respective areas and serve as a resource for development and implementation of Society policies.
Council membership is voluntary. Councils adhere to Society Bylaws and policies, while operating under its own Operating Procedures, as approved by the House of Delegates, and its own business plan and budget, as approved by the SNMMI Board of Directors.
This section provides the following council specific information.
How to Become a Member
Membership in the Academic Council is limited to members of the SNMMI. Membership can be attained by indicating the desire to join during the annual renewal of the SNMMI membership or by filing an application with the Secretary of the council.
Payment of Dues
Membership in the AC requires payment of dues in the amount of $15/year. Dues are paid to SNMMI and will be due on October 1st of each year.
Benefits of Membership:
Membership makes you a part of a professional group within the SNMMI that:
Promotes medical education, research and patient care related to Nuclear Medicine.
Provides continuing education and training of undergraduates and graduates in Nuclear Medicine (which includes general Nuclear Medicine, Cardiovascular Nuclear Medicine, PET/CT imaging and Molecular Imaging, including in mentoring and leadership.
Provides a forum for members for discussion of issues and problems of mutual interest and concern within the Nuclear Medicine community, as well as an informal exchange of ideas and programs.
Serves as a resource to Young Professionals in career development and to SNMMI leadership
Academic Council CE Sessions
(co-sponsored with BIC, CTN, PET COE)
Thursday, February 1, 2024, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
The Nuts and Bolts of Reading PET Scans within the Context of Anti-amyloid Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease and Beyond
(co-sponsored with CIC)
Saturday, February 3, 2024, 1:30 – 3:30 pm ET.
Unlocking Insights into Renal Lesions: Integrating Radiologic Imaging and Nuclear Medicine Perspective
(co-sponsored with PIDSC/AC/AI Task Force)
Saturday, February 3, 2024, 4 – 6 PM
Unleashing the Potential: AI’s Role in Revolutionizing Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation, Clinical Tasks, and Non-Clinical Tasks