November 25, 2014
In collaboration with the Section of Nuclear Medicine at the Division of Human Health of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), SNMMI has facilitated the delivery of critical educational content to medical professionals throughout the world through a series of free webinars. The webinars offer PET/CT and SPECT/CT case reviews that focus on an anatomic region – head, neck, thorax, or abdomen and pelvis – and present a large set of hybrid images to be reviewed and discussed. Participants also have an opportunity to ask questions of the expert presenters.
The webinars are offered in both English and Spanish, and in 2015 they will also be offered in French to better serve participants in many parts of Africa. Through this initiative, medical professionals who otherwise would have limited opportunities to review large hybrid case sets have the opportunity to do so throughout the year via this virtual delivery method. In November alone, the webinars attracted 213 participant sites from 45 countries, including Algeria, Bangladesh, Ghana, Iran, Israel, Namibia, New Zealand, Romania, Venezuela, and Vietnam.
The core faculty—Dr. J. Antonio Obando, assistant professor of diagnostic radiology at Yale School of Medicine and chief of nuclear medicine at the Connecticut Veterans Hospital, and Dr. Samuel Almodóvar, assistant professor of radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham—have provided a tremendous service to their peers (and their patients) around the world by volunteering their time and their expertise to this important initiative.
The schedule of future webinars will be announced in early 2015.