The General Clinical Nuclear Medicine (GCNMC) Council is a group within SNMMI dedicated to the scientific interchange of ideas among Society members who have interest in clinical nuclear medicine issues. The overall mission of the GCNMC is to:

(a)    provide a forum for members with similar interests

(b)   provide to membership expertise in clinical nuclear medicine

(c)    foster research and education in clinical nuclear medicine

(d)   provide outreach to other professionals and organizations

(e)    nurture new membership into the Society

(f)    serve as a resource to SNMMI Leadership

The General Clinical Nuclear Medicine Council (GCNMC) is a fairly new, but very active council. We have evolved from the GI Council in 2010, as our members perceived the need to provide a forum for practitioners interested in general nuclear medicine and to cover those subspecialty areas of NM not already under the sponsorship of other Councils or Centers (e.g., the Cardiovascular, Brain, PET, Oncology, Pediatric Councils).The main purpose and mission of our council is to promote state-of-the art continuing medical education in areas of musculoskeletal, infection, pulmonary, renal, gastrointestinal and endocrine scintigraphy.

Since 2010, we have sponsored and organized multiple Categorical Courses and CME sessions at each of the SNMMI Midwinter and Annual Meetings.We recently (2012) revised and simplified our Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and have established a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 to recognize nuclear medicine physicians and scientists for their dedication and outstanding contribution to the advancement of clinical nuclear medicine and science. We have an internship program, through which we would like to encourage young professionals (physicians, scientists, technologists) to become professionally active and engaged. This is a 2-year position; we are currently hosting our second intern. Interested young professionals should apply via the process posted on the SNMMI web.

Our council strives to provide excellent value for the membership. We can do so only if we hear from you, what your educational and other professional needs are. Please contact us with your thoughts and ideas so we can align future educational sessions with your needs. And, most importantly, please join our Council! If you are interested in serving on one of our committees, please contact Sabrina Robinson at SNMMI or any member of our Council’s leadership. We can improve only though input and fresh ideas form new members!

Leonard Freeman, MDGCNMC President


The GCNMC Lifetime Achievement Award is established to recognize those physicians and scientists who have distinguished themselves through a career dedicated to the advancement of patient care through the field of nuclear medicine. These individuals will have provided outstanding contributions to the general nuclear medicine subspecialties including urogenital, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, endocrine and gastrointestinal imaging that have advanced the field to allow improved clinical diagnosis and patient care. 

2016 GCNMC Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Leonard Freeman, MD, FACNM, FACR


The Society recognizes the need for sub-specialty interests/expertise within the field of nuclear medicine and moleuclar 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 implementatin 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.

GCNMC Board of Directors
GCNMC Operating Procedures
GCNMC Business Plan
GCNMC Council Reports to the House of Delegates
GCNMC Past Presidents
GCNMC Elections

How to Become a Member
Membership in the General Clinical Nuclear Medicine 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 GCNMC requires payment of dues in the amount of $20/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:

Provides continuing education for professionals in the various areas relating to through sponsored symposia and continuing education courses. Each year the GCNMC puts on a Categorical Seminar or symposia, and Continuing Education Courses on topics of interest to professionals in the clinical nuclear medicine.

Provides a forum and a mechanism for discussion and dissemination of information relating to the clincal nuclear medicine. The GCNMC members receive periodic Newsletters and electronic mailings containing information on professional activities, government issues, and a host of other topics related to clinical nuclear medicine. Members will soon have access to GCNMC Web pages and e-communicites, which will contain timely and archived information relating to a variety of topics in clinical nuclear medicine.

Provides expertise in clinical nuclear medicine to SNMMI leadership and to groups outside of SNMMI seeking such expertise. The GCNMC has representation in a number of governance groups within SNMMI, including the Committee on Councils and the House of Delegates.

Learn more about the specific benefits the GCNMC council has to offer by emailing


GCNMC Announcements

SNMMI 2018 Future Leaders Academy

The SNMMI Future Leaders Academy is the most recent addition to the SNMMI leadership development strategy. The SNMMI Future Leaders Academy training focuses on setting a clear plan for increasing leadership abilities by developing the necessary skills and organizational expertise to enhance performance and ultimately evolve into a leader both within the nuclear medicine and molecular imaging community and the society.

The academy will also help you to gain knowledge in fundamental leadership techniques from professionally recognized leadership groups and current SNMMI leaders.

Learn about the Future Leaders Academy HERE.

The Future Leaders Academy will be held January 25-28, 2018 in conjunction with the SNMMI Mid-Winter Meeting in Orlando, FLBy submitting an application you are affirming your availability on these dates and your willingness to attend the academy. If accepted, it is preferred that you make arrangements to stay for the entire Mid-Winter Meeting.

All applications must be received by September 1, 2017, 5:00 pm (ET)


Join the General Clinical Nuclear Medicine Council

Council membership is voluntary. Society members are eligible for council membership, and can belong to as many councils as they wish. The General Clinical Nuclear Medicine Council dues are $20.00. Join this council


2017 Annual Meeting

Mark Your Calendars!  Please make plans to attend the SNMMI 2017 Annual Meeting, June 10-14, 2017 at Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO

GCNMC Events:

Combined GCNM Board of Directors and Business Meeting – Sunday, June 11
12:30–1:30 PM, 112

Categorical Session:

Update and Controversies in Radioiodine Theranostics (Separate Registration Fee Required - Saturday, June 10, 8:00 AM–4:00 PM, Mile High 1D-F

SPECT/CT: Clinical Applications and Quantification (Separate Registration Fee Required) - Saturday, June 10, 8:00 AM–4:00 PM, Mile High 4E-4F

GCNMC Educational Sessions:

SNMMI Appropriate Use Criteria Update - Monday, June 12, 10:00–11:30 AM, Mile High 3B

V/Q Scintigraphy: Clinical Challenges, AUC & Optimizing Planar Scintigraphy - Monday, June 12, 3:00–4:30 PM, Mile High 4E-4F

Myths in Radioiodine Theranostics of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer - Monday, June 12, 4:45 PM–6:15 PM, Mile High 1D-F

Lung Scanning Part II - Tomographic Imaging (V/Q SPECT, SPECT/CT, CTPA & PET) including Radiation Dosimetry and non-PE Applications - Monday, June 12, 4:45–6:15 PM, Mile High 4E-4F

Gastrointestinal Bleeding Scintigraphy: Changing the Paradigm - Tuesday, June 13, 8:00–9:30 AM, Mile High 4E-4F

Update on Clinical Radionuclide Nephrourology - Tuesday, June 13, 12:30–2:00 PM, Mile High 3C

Radioiodine Therapy for Hyperthyroidism: The State of the Art - Tuesday, June 13, 4:45–6:15 PM, Mile High 2B

Spondylodiscitis: Role of Imaging for Diagnosis and Monitoring Treatment Response - Tuesday, June 13, 4:45–6:15 PM, Mile High 2C