Education Program

Learn in an intimate setting. Walk away with valuable clinical skills.

The small, focused meeting environment and tailored learning approach will provide you with an ideal setting to further develop relevant skills and maximize tangible outcomes for your practice.

New! Download the 2019 Educational Program Schedule. 
(updated October 15, 2018)

Meeting Tracks: 

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Nuclear Cardiology | General Nuclear Medicine ACNM Annual Meeting Educational Track

Cardiology Track

New Frontiers in Nuclear Cardiology

  • Quantification of MBF with SPECT
  • Machine Learning for Cardiac SPECT
  • New Scanners for Cardiac SPECT
  • NaF PET Imaging of the Cardiovascular System

Improving Value and Quality in CV Nuclear Medicine

  • Importance of Lower Radiation Exposures and How to Get There
  • High Value Reporting in Cardiac Nuclear Medicine
  • Appropriate Use Criteria and ICANL Accreditation
  • Implementation of QA Programs

Cardiovascular Inflammation & Infection Imaging

  • Metabolic Preparation and Imaging Protocols for FDG PET/CT Imaging of Cardiac Device Infection
  • FDG PET/CT for Endocarditis Evaluation
  • FDG PET/CT for LVAD Infection Imaging
  • Aortitis Imaging

Starting a PET Program

  • PET Tracers & Cameras for Cardiac PET
  • Importance of FDG for Viability and Inflammation Imaging
  • Design of Facilities and Implementation
  • Patient Selection for Cardiac SPECT vs. PET

Evaluation of Cardiac Sarcoidosis

  • Detection and Monitoring using FDG PET for Sarcoidosis
  • Techniques for and Advantages of Image Quantification
  • Interpretation and Reporting: Step by Step Approach
  • PET, CMR or Both

PET Myocardial Blood Flow: Nuts and Bolts

  • Tracers and Imaging Protocols
  • Clinical Implications
  • Quality Control and Reporting
  • New Flow Tracer: Flurpiridaz

Nuts and Bolts of Stress Perfusion Imaging

  • Stress Electrocardiography: Basics and Beyond the ST Segment
  • Protocols for Stress Testing: Importance of Symptom Limited Exercise
  • Cases in Nuclear MPI: Optimizing Interpretation and Correlation with Non-Nuclear Modalities
  • Optimizing Quality in Nuclear MPI: Detecting and Avoiding Artifacts

Clinical Controversies Relevant to Imaging

  • Does Ischemia Matter?
  • Should Calcium Score be a Gatekeeper to Stress Testing
  • Should Testing in Women be Different?
  • Is there a Role for Nuclear Screening of Asymptomatic Patients (Case Based)

Viability Assessment

  • Patient Preparation & Image Acquisition
  • Does Viability Matter Clinically?
  • FDG For Evaluation of Arrhythmias
  • PET versus CMR or Both?

Amyloidosis Imaging

  • Clinical Aspects of Cardiac Amyloidosis
  • Planar and SPECT Imaging for Cardiac Amyloidosis
  • CMR for Cardiac Amyloidosis
  • Novel PET Approaches for Cardiac Amyloidosis

General Nuclear Medicine Track

Interpretational Practicum on Imaging Thromboembolism

  • Interpretational Practicum for Planar Ventilation-Perfusion Scintigraphy
  • Interpretational Practicum for Tomographic Ventilation-Perfusion Scintigraphy

Theranostic Agents Beyond Lutathera: What’s New and What’s on the Horizon

  • MIBG Imaging and Therapy – An Overview
  • Prostate Cancer Imaging and Therapy – Where are We Now
  • Theranostics – A future so bright we have to wear shades!

Nuts and Bolts of Using PRRT

  • Patient Selection for Lu-177 DOTATATE Therapy
  • Patient Preparation and Dosing for Lu-177 DOTATATE
  • Successfully Integrating Lu-177 DOTATATE into Your Hospital

Brain FDG-PET: Clinical Use in Dementing Neurodegenerative Conditions

  • Basics for visual interpretation in brain imaging
  • FDG-PET for the differential diagnosis among the main forms of dementia
  • The impact of semi-quantitative imaging on image interpretation
  • FDG-PET for the clinical diagnosis in MCI


ACNM Educational Track

ACNM President's Talk and Plenary Session

  • Advancements in the American Medical Association--and Future Strategies for Nuclear Medicine Advocacy
  • Second Annual Honoring and Recognition of the Past Presidents of the ACNM and ACNP, with Past President Assembly
  • Plenary Address: Precision Oncology - A Clinical Reality Using Theranostics for Personalized Molecular
  • Targeted Radiotherapy of Neuroendocrine Tumors, Pancreatic and Prostate Cancer

ACNM Annual Meeting: Case-Based General Nuclear Medicine - Flipped Learning Session and Other Rare Cases

  • Flipped Learning Session: Common to Uncommon General Nuclear Medicine Cases
  • Hidden Gems in Nuclear Medicine
  • Treating Non-Toxic Goitre with I-131 and Rare Thyroid Cancer Cases

Recent Advances in Radionuclide Therapy

  • I131 Iobenguane for radionuclide therapy of pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma
  • Lu177 DOTATATE - Clinical aspects
  • PSMA theranostics

Evolving role of PET imaging

  • Best Practices for Head and neck PET/CT
  • Interventional Nuclear Medicine. PET guidance for radiological and surgical procedures
  • PET imaging of Dementia

NMRO-Sponsored ACNM Session Legal Implications of Social Media

  • Legal implications of social media

NMRO-Sponsored ACNM Session Career Planning

  • "Career Planning": Preparing Your First Job Application Part I
  • "Career Planning": Preparing Your First Job Application Part II