March 16, 2020
This is a challenging time for us all—clinicians, researchers and patients. Our hearts go out to all those impacted by COVID-19—those directly affected as well as their families and communities. As we face this global pandemic, professional and personal challenges may dominate our landscape for months to come.
We want to update you on the steps SNMMI is taking to continue providing the resources and services you need while also protecting the health and safety of volunteers and staff.
- All in-person events sponsored by the society in March and April, including the SNMMI Board of Directors meeting, will now be held virtually. With our extensive experience in hosting webinars and online meetings, we are confident that these virtual functions will prove both effective and engaging, furthering our goal of improving human health through nuclear medicine, molecular imaging and radionuclide therapy.
- We have taken appropriate precautions to keep our leadership and staff safe. We have cancelled all non-essential travel and limited in-person meetings. Staff are working remotely, and the society remains 100% operational and ready to serve you. This means you can still access any and all online services and call or email with membership and customer service related inquiries.
- The SNMMI Annual Meeting is still scheduled to take place June 13-16 in New Orleans, LA. As this situation evolves, plans may change. However, please know that our governing principle in this decision is to protect the health and safety of our members and staff and their loved ones.
SNMMI is prepared to withstand these difficult times through solidarity with our members, which will enable us to weather the crisis and forge ahead.
We recognize the tremendous burden this pandemic is placing on our members. We applaud the outstanding efforts of health professionals, researchers, staff and administration to provide effective and high-quality care safely. Together, we will withstand these challenges.
Thank you and stay safe.
Vasken Dilsizian, MD