Continuing Education (CE) Information

Program Overview

The 2019 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Mid-Winter and American College of Nuclear Medicine (ACNM) Annual Meeting provides physicians, technologists, pharmacists, laboratory professionals, and scientists with an in-depth view of the latest technologies and research in the field.

The meeting provides an in-depth review of advances in nuclear cardiology, including: cardiac sarcoidosis, cardiac PET/CT cases, PET myocardial blood flow, stress perfusion imaging, cardiac amyloidosis, myocardial viability assessment, and other topics. The meeting also covers topics on molecular and genomic theranostics, theranostic agents, radionuclide therapy, PRRT, pediatric diuresis renography, brain FDG-PET, thromboembolism imaging, evidence-based medicine in nuclear medicine, PET/CT cases, and other topics.


Program Objectives

  • Examine and evaluate future directions in nuclear medicine, molecular imaging and therapy from a research and clinical perspective.
  • Review standard, new, and relevant advances in molecular imaging including applications in cardiology, neurology, and oncology.
  • Discuss new therapeutic and diagnostic agents that are impacting the practice of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.
  • Examine important regulatory information, procedures, and guidelines for imaging.
  • Describe the latest indications and applications of hybrid imaging and its impact on patient management.​
CME Accreditation - AMA PRA Credits

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SNMMI is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

SNMMI designates this live program for a maximum of 23.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. To receive CE credit, learners must complete the online evaluation available after the program.

 

Physicians: Self-Assessment Module (SAM) Credits

In addition to CME credits, physician attendees will have the opportunity to earn SAM credits. Physicians must attend the entire session to earn SAM credits. Please visit the Education Desk for final program update information.

VOICE Credit Statement

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technologist Section (SNMMI-TS), through its Verification of Involvement in Continuing Education (VOICE) program, has approved the 2019 SNMMI Mid-Winter Meeting and ACNM Annual Meeting for a maximum of 23.0 continuing education hours (CEHs). VOICE-approved credit is recognized by most licensure states and by the NMTCB and ARRT (as Category A and A+ credit). In order to receive CE credit, technologists must be present a minimum of 80% of a session and must complete the online evaluation available after the program. Please check the Registration Desk for a list of CA Scopes and Category A+ sessions.

Pharmacy Accreditation Statement

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Approved sessions are identified in the program book as CPE, with the amount of credit and Universal Activity Numbers (UAN) assigned to the activity. Session UANs start with 0210-0000-19-001-L04-P and end with 0210-0000-19-033-L04-P. Topic designations and descriptions are: L01=Disease State Management/Drug Therapy; L04=General Pharmacy Topics; L05=Patient Safety. Sessions within this activity have been designated as knowledge-based and application-based CPE for Pharmacists. Total available credit for pharmacists is 23.0 hours or 2.3 CEUs. Release Date: January 17, 2019. Expiration Date: January 19, 2019.

To receive CPE credit, pharmacists must complete the Credit Reporting Form indicating sessions attended, sign and date the form, and return it to the Education Desk. Approximately 3 weeks post-program you will receive an email with instructions to the online evaluation. Once the evaluation is complete, credit details will be uploaded to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) via the CPE Monitor. (Pharmacists must include their NABP eProfile ID, which can be obtained at www.MyCPEmonitor.net.)

  

Nuclear Physicists and Scientists: CAMPEP Credit

The SNMMI is applying for approval to grant Medical Physics Continuing Education Credit (MPCEC) through the Commission on the Accreditation of Medical Physics Programs (CAMPEP) in this educational activity. To receive CE credit, learners must complete the online evaluation available after the program. Total available credit for physicists is 23.0 MPCEC hours; approval is pending at this time. Please visit the Education Desk for final program update information.

 

CREDIT REPORTING FORMS/PROCESS

Attendees will receive a “CE Credit Reporting Form” to verify your participation at the various sessions. 

PRINT YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS ON THE CREDIT REPORTING FORM.


 

Physicians, Pharmacists, and Physicists:

USE THE BLUE FORM FOR AMA PRA, ACPE, or CAMPEP CE CREDIT

  • After attending each of your sessions, complete the appropriate Credit Reporting Form item.
  • Before leaving the meeting, tally your total credits into the “Total Credits Claimed Box” at the end of the form.

* You must submit your CE Form at the Education Desk BEFORE you leave the meeting.


 

Technologist Attendance Verification Method:

USE THE YELLOW FORM FOR VOICE CE CREDIT

  • Get your CE Credit Reporting Form stamped at entry to and exit from EACH SESSION.
    • No credit will be granted for any session that is not stamped.
  • Partial credit is NOT awarded for partial attendance
    • You must attend AT LEAST 80% of a session to receive ANY credit for that session.
    • If you arrive late or depart early:
      • You MUST obtain an arrival AND departure time stamp at the door.
      • SNMMI Education staff will determine if and how much credit was earned.

* You must submit your CE Form at the Education Desk BEFORE you leave the meeting.


 

All Attendees – To Receive your CE Credit Certificate

You Must Complete the Online Evaluation

www.snmmi.org/MWM2019eval

  • The Online Evaluation will be available starting Friday, February 8, 2019
  • You will receive an email with instructions to the online evaluation.
  • NOTE: Evaluations must be completed by March 8, 2019.

 

GRIEVANCE POLICY for Continuing Pharmacy Education

SNMMI has the following grievance policy in place concerning continuing pharmacy education. If participants are not satisfied with the program, they must submit a complaint no later than 90 days after the program. Participants should state in detail why the program attended was not satisfactory. If participants feel that the program did not meet its objectives or if participants feel that the program was misrepresented, they should state this clearly. (Please note that not meeting the objectives does not always warrant a refund.)

The complaint is then carefully reviewed by the SNMMI who, if necessary, contacts the author of the complaint for further details. The SNMMI then decides whether the complaint is strong enough to deserve a refund. If a refund is issued, it excludes the processing fee of the registration.

Financial Disclosure

Relevant Relationships with Commercial Companies/Organizations: As an accredited provider of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) adheres to the ACCME’s 2004 Standards for Commercial Support. In compliance with the Standards for Commercial Support, it is SNMMI policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific merit in all of its educational activities through the disclosure of relevant relationships with commercial companies. The financial interests or relationships requiring disclosure are outlined in SNMMI’s CME Conflict of Interest Policy.

All participants involved with the content of the SNMMI 2019 Mid-Winter and ACNM Annual Meeting – speakers, authors, planning committee members, organizers, moderators, and staff – are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships. Relevant financial relationships can include such things as commercial grants or research support, consultant, stockholder (directly purchased), honorarium, speakers’ bureau, and other financial or material support (e.g., employee, etc.).

Individuals who have or have had an affiliation or financial relationship with any commercial interest (within the previous 12 months or at the time the research was conducted) are noted below. Financial disclosure statements for these individuals are reported after each individual’s name in the following index. All other individuals have indicated they have nothing to disclose.

Financial Disclosure information for Planning Committee Members, Content Reviewers and Staff are listed below.

Full Faculty List and Disclosure information can be found on the SNMMI 2019 Meeting App (www.snmmi.org/mwm2019) or the Education Desk at the meeting.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES

The following individuals have no relevant financial relationships to disclose specific to their roles noted below.

2018-2019 ACNM Program Committee

Erica J. Cohen, DO, MPH, FACNM, Co-Chair
Saabry Osmany, MD, FACNM, Co-Chair
Twyla B. Bartel, DO, MBA, FACNM
Gary Ulaner, MD, PhD, FACNM

2018-2019 Scientific Program Committee

Umar Mahmood, MD, PhD, Chair
Alexander Drzezga, MD, Associate Chair, Continuing Education
Heather Jacene, MD, Associate Chair, Mid-Winter Meeting
Terrence Ruddy, MD, Associate Chair, Mid-Winter Meeting – Cardiovascular Track

 

Vice-Chairs

Andrew Einstein, MD, Cardiovascular

Weibo Cai, PhD, Molecular Targeting Probes

Martijn Muller PhD, Neuroscience

David Dick, PhD, Molecular Targeting Probes

Chun Kim, MD, General Clinical Specialties

David M. Schuster, MD, Oncology: Clinical Diagnosis and Therapy

Fujibayashi Yasuhisa, MD, PhD, Oncology: Basic, Translational & Therapy

Yusuf Menda, MD, Educational Exhibits

Scott D. Metzler, PhD, Instrumentation & Data Analysis

 

2018 SNMMI Technologist Section (SNMMI-TS) Program Chairs

Eleanor Mantel, CNMT, RT(N), FSNMMI-TS, Chair

April Mann, MBA, CNMT, NCT, RT(N), FANC, MASNC, FSNMMI-TS

Tina Buehner, MS, CNMT, NMTCB (CT), RT(N)(CT), FSNMMI-TS

Jay Smith, BSRS, CNMT, ARRT RT(R)(N) Chair for Technologist Student Abstracts

Content Reviewers

Cathy Bloor, BS, RT(N)

Michele Panichi-Egberts, CNMT, RT(N), FSNMMI-TS

Bennett Greenspan, MD

Lalitha Ramanna, MD, FACNM

Sara Johnson, MBA, CNMT, NCT, FSNMMI-TS

Elizabeth Romero, RT(N)(CT), FSNMMI-TS

Scott Knishka, BCNP

Arnold Strashun, MD

Kathleen Krisak, BS, CNMT, FSNMMI-TS

  1. William Strauss, MD, FACNM

Maria Mackin, BS, MS, CNMT, RT(N)

Kathy Thomas, MHA, CNMT, PET, FSNMMI-TS

Helen Nadel, MD

Jamie Warren, BHS, MBA, CNMT, NCT

Matthew Palmer, PhD

Dan Yokell, PharmD

SNMMI Staff

Ann Latham, Senior Director, Education and Meetings

Jane Kamm, Senior Program Manager, Live Meetings

Lisa Dickinson, Associate Director, E-Learning and MOC

Amy Schull, Director, Meetings

Caroline Krystek, Senior Accreditation Specialist

Amelia O’Brien, Senior Meetings Manager

Delicia Hurdle, Senior Program Manager, Scientific Program