The SNMMI Pediatric Imaging Council will be hosting its 3rd annual Imaging Case Competition at this year’s SNMMI Annual Meeting, which takes place June 8-11, 2024, in Toronto, Canada. The top 5 cases will be showcased at the annual meeting. The top 3 cases will be eligible for a cash prize and the authors will be invited to submit for publication in the Clinical Nuclear Medicine journal.

Top cases:

  • Showcased at the 2024 SNMMI Annual Meeting
  • Free registration to the SNMMI Annual Meeting (Top case first author only)
  • Cash Prize: $100 per case (Top 3 cases)
  • Invitation to submit for publication in the Clinical Nuclear Medicine journal (with editorial support from the PIC).
  • Membership to the SNMMI Pediatric Imaging Council (for SNMMI members)

Case Submission Guidelines:

Case Criteria:

  • Must be a SNMMI member (in-training membership is free for medical students, residents, and fellows). Please visit the SNMMI Membership page to join.
  • Case competition submissions should include nuclear medicine studies in the pediatric population but can also include additional relevant diagnostic/interventional images.
  • Types of cases to consider submitting range from classic cases, unusual/uncommon cases, interesting artifacts or medication-effects, etc.
  • There is no limit to the number of cases you can submit.

Power Point Guide/Outline:

  • Slide 1: Name, Institution, Position (Resident, Fellow, Faculty), Department
  • Slide 2: Patient History – Patient age, medical history, presenting symptoms etc.
  • Slides 3-7: Images. Please include 2-5 images for your case. This must involve relevant nuclear medicine study images and can include any relevant diagnostic or interventional images as needed.
    • Patient identifiers MUST NOT be included on your images or in your case information. Including personal health information identifiers will result in immediate disqualification.
    • Images should be added to your PowerPoint in either JPEG or TIFF format. Cine video clips could be included as needed.
    • Please include an appropriate caption for each image, including:
      • The type of study, radiotracer used.
      • Label and describe the relevant findings.
    • Slide 8: Teaching points—Please include 2-5 teaching points for your case
    • Slide 9: References as needed for your teaching points.

Power Point Upload Instructions:

Deadline:

  • Cases are due by Friday April 15th, 2024.

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great honor and excitement that I assume the role of Pediatric SNMMI President. As we navigate through unprecedented times, our dedication to pediatric nuclear medicine remains unwavering. Our mission to enhance the practice of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging in children drives us forward, and I am committed to leading our community towards new horizons.

Pediatric nuclear medicine plays a vital role in the healthcare of children. We have witnessed the immense impact our field has on early disease detection, personalized treatment plans, and improved outcomes for young patients. As the President of Pediatric SNMMI, my objective is to foster collaboration, innovation, and knowledge sharing among our members. By promoting research initiatives and providing educational resources, we can continue advancing the field, ensuring the highest standard of care for children worldwide.

I strongly believe that pediatric nuclear medicine truly shines when we work together as a united front. My vision for the coming years is to strengthen the global pediatric nuclear medicine community by fostering relationships with international organizations and encouraging interdisciplinary collaborations. By leveraging our collective expertise and resources, we can expand our reach, advocate for pediatric patients, and influence policy decisions that positively impact the health of children. Let us strive for excellence, lead with compassion, and embrace innovation, ensuring that every child receives the best care possible. Thank you for your unwavering commitment to pediatric nuclear medicine, and I look forward to an impactful year ahead.

Warm regards,

Reza Vali

The Pediatric Imaging Council offers several different awards to recognize individuals within the field who have made significant contributions to pediatric imaging. The following awards are offered on a yearly basis by the council:

Majd-Gilday Young Investigator Award - The PIC Majd-Gilday YIA award was developed to recognize 2 pioneers in the pediatric imaging field who have made enormous scientific contributions to our subspecialty of pediatric nuclear medicine: Dr. Massoud Majd and Dr. David Gilday.  The award will be given to young scientists for outstanding research contributions to the field of pediatric nuclear medicine. Learn more about the Majd-Gilday Young Investigator Award.

Conway-Treves Senior Investigator Award - The PIC Conway-Treves SIA award was developed to recognize 2 pioneers in the pediatric imaging field who have made enormous scientific contributions to our subspecialty of pediatric nuclear medicine: Dr. James Conway and Dr. Ted Treves. The Conway-Treves Senior Investigator Award will be given to senior scientists and physician-scientists who have contributed greatly to our subspecialty of pediatric nuclear medicine as a scientist, teacher, mentor and leader, or who have contributed substantially to the work of the Society of Nuclear Medicine or the SNMMI Pediatric Imaging Council. Learn more about the Conway-Treves Senior Investigator Award.

The Pediatric Imaging Council provides a conduit for the sharing and dissemination of information unique to pediatric nuclear medicine. It serves as a forum for individuals involved in pediatric scintigraphic imaging to meet and discuss common problems and experiences. Established to further advance the interests of pediatric imaging within the SNM, the council serves as a liaison to other pediatric imaging organizations, and to advance both research and education related to pediatric nuclear medicine.

The Pediatric Imaging Council is dedicated to the interchange of scientific and medical ideas among Society members who have interest in pediatric imaging using radiopharmaceuticals.  The overall mission of the Pediatric Imaging Council is to:

(a)  Provide a forum for members with similar interests
(b)  Provide expertise in the field of interest to the membership
(c)  Foster research and education in pediatric imaging using radiopharmaceuticals
(d)  Provide outreach to other professionals and organizations
(e)  Nurture new membership into the Society
(f)   Serve as a resource to SNMMI 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.

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

How to Become a Member
Membership in the Pediatric Imaging 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 PIC 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 you with the following member benefits:

  1. Full access to on-line discussions related to pediatric nuclear medicine using the Pediatric NM List Server. Members may submit questions and cases, review lectures and teaching files, and have on-line discussions related to pediatric nuclear medicine. Learn more about the Pediatric NM Listserve.
  2. Pediatric Imaging Council newsletter is available to all members
  3. Annual Pediatric Imaging Council meeting
  4. Annual Pediatric Imaging Council No-Host Dinner (no cost to the Council)
  5. Participation in SNMMI continuing medical education activities and categorical courses
  6. Access to SNMMI Pediatric Imaging Council web page: Updates related to on-going Council activities
  7. Updates on dose reduction efforts in pediatric nuclear medicine (including PET/CT and SPECT/CT)

Learn more about the specific benefits the PIC council has to offer by emailing memberinfo@snmmi.org

  


PIC Announcements

 

SNMMI 2024 Mid-Winter Meeting & ACNM Annual Meeting
February 1-3, 2024 | Orlando, FL

Each year, over 500 attendees gather at the SNMMI Mid-Winter and ACNM Annual Meeting to collaborate with experts in the field, enhance their skills, and apply their newfound knowledge at their clinics. This event provides your company with an excellent chance to connect with leading professionals who are advancing precision medicine in an intimate setting.

Meeting website

 

Pediatric Imaging Council CE Sessions

Saturday, February 3, 2024, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm ET
Pediatric Imaging – Tips for Imaging Optimization and Diagnosis


Join the Pediatric Imaging Council

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


Pediatric Imaging Council Resources

Pediatric Imaging Council Resources

NEW - Ped Rad Remote Learning Material



Pediatric Imaging Council Activities

2023 SNMMI Annual Meeting PIC Education Sessions 

Saturday, June 24, 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Categorical – Molecular Imaging of Inflammation and Infection: Today and Tomorrow (co-sponsored with GCNMC)

Saturday, June 24, 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Boost Your Brain Metabolism and Knowledge with Interactive Difficult and Interesting Nuclear Medicine Cases (co-sponsored with AC)

Sunday, June 25, 2023, 12:30 – 1:45 pm CT
Gastrointestinal Imaging in Pediatrics

Tuesday, June 27, 2:00 – 3:15 pm CT
State of the Art of NM and MI of the Brain for Children and Adolescents (co-sponsored with BIC)