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 Erin Grady, MD, CCD, FACNM as the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Service Award.|
2022 Lifetime Achievement Award - Virginia Pappas, CAE
|The Academic Council offers different awards to recognize individuals within the field who have made significant contributions to Nuclear Medicine. The Academic Council congratulates Virginia Pappas, CAE as the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. The Lifetime Achievement Award was established to recognize individuals who have demonstrated a lifetime of dedication to the success of the council and the field of nuclear medicine. This individual has consistently promoted lifelong learning, education, mentorship and leadership|
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
November 17-19, 2022 | Washington, DC (National Harbor)
Make your plans to attend the SNMMI Fall Therapeutics Conference, November 17-19, 2022 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, moments from Washington, DC. This two-and-a-half-day event will explore the latest innovations and clinical applications in radiopharmaceutical therapy. Get notified when program information/registration become available.
January 26-28, 2023 | San Francisco, CA
The 2023 SNMMI Mid-Winter and ACNM Annual Meeting—January 26-28 in San Francisco, CA—will feature three educational tracks highlighting the latest innovations and techniques in the field, including a dedicated track on neuroimaging.
Now Open: ACNM invites you to submit an original clinical or scientific abstract for the opportunity to present your research during the 2023 SNMMI Mid-Winter and ACNM Annual Meeting.
Academic Council CE Session
Jeopardy Style Game to Review Important Aspects of Nuclear Medicine You Need to Know (co-sponsored with NMPD, Advanced Associate Council, and Early Career Professionals)
Friday, January 27, 2023/3:45-5:45 pm, PT