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November 17-19, 2022 | Washington, DC (National Harbor)
Make your plans to attend the SNMMI Fall Therapeutics Conference, November 17-19, 2022 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, moments from Washington, DC. This two-and-a-half-day event will explore the latest innovations and clinical applications in radiopharmaceutical therapy. Get notified when program information/registration become available.
January 26-28, 2023 | San Francisco, CA
The 2023 SNMMI Mid-Winter and ACNM Annual Meeting—January 26-28 in San Francisco, CA—will feature three educational tracks highlighting the latest innovations and techniques in the field, including a dedicated track on neuroimaging.
Now Open: ACNM invites you to submit an original clinical or scientific abstract for the opportunity to present your research during the 2023 SNMMI Mid-Winter and ACNM Annual Meeting.
Procedure standards help identify elements of the procedure that are most important in obtaining a high-quality examination, while simultaneously controlling costs. Use of standardized procedures will increase the applicability of clinical research among multiple institutions, in turn, increasing the value of research studies, particularly in the field of technology assessment. SNMMI offers procedure standards in the following areas:
Central Nervous System
Guidelines Available for Public Comment
The most up-to-date and comprehensive source for nuclear medicine coding and reimbursement information on the web. Please note that ALL information and materials within the SNMMI Coding Corner are direct products of the SNMMI Coding and Reimbursement Working Group.
For Hospitals (APCs, IPPS) Find general coding and reimbursement information for hospitals.
For Private Practices (RBRVS) Find general coding and reimbursement information for professionals in private practices.
Coding and Reimbursement Q&A This easy to use feature contains over 100 questions and answers related to topics such as cardiac, endocrine, neurology, nuclear medicine-related drugs, oncology, PET, PET/CT, radiopharmaceuticals, and more!
SNMMI currently offers several educational activities and resources designed to educate nuclear medicine physicians, cardiologists, technologists, and trainees on more accurately diagnosing and managing ATTR-CM using non-invasive nuclear cardiology imaging techniques. Learn more.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is a comprehensive programs to assess the ongoing competence of physician specialists and their ability to provide quality health care in six general competencies:
• Medical knowledge
• Patient care
• Interpersonal and communication skills
• Practice-based learning and improvements
• System-based practice
In the past, the certification process required successful completion of an approved educational program, an unrestricted medical license as evidence of professional standing, and passing the certification examination. Now nuclear medicine professionals can no longer simply take an exam to renew a certificate; lifelong learning must be documented.
The American Board of Nuclear Medicine (ABNM) MOC program is a process designed to document that nuclear medicine physicians maintain the necessary competencies to provide quality patient care in nuclear medicine. It is now an ongoing process and will require the assessment and improvement of practice performance by nuclear medicine physicians, as well as other physician specialists who wish to be certified, and/or maintain their certification, in nuclear medicine.
SNMMI Educational Programs for Physicians
Complimentary Journal SAM access is now available exclusively for SNMMI Members. Take advantage of this great new benefit and meet your Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II Self Assessment program requirements.
SNMMI educational programs are designed to meet the professional development needs of physicians, as well as providing opportunities to satisfy continuing medical education (CME) requirements, including Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements.
SNMMI Educational Programs for Physicians
Additional Educational Activities and Resources Include:
Courses and Meetings
CT Case Review
Other Activities and Resources
A novel, palm-sized imaging modality that can visualize the distribution of medical radiopharmaceuticals with very fine resolution has been developed and successfully tested, according to research published in March JNM. Known as the lensless radiomicroscope, the instrument offers the same level of imaging performance as its closest imaging equivalent but comes with significantly larger field of view and costs less than $100.
Due to severe production issues, the supply of Pluvicto is not currently sufficient to meet patient need. Please act now!
A new radiotracer, Ga-68 FAP-2286, has been found to be more effective than the most commonly used nuclear medicine cancer imaging radiotracer, F-18 FDG, according to a study published in JNM. Ga-68 FAP-2286 detected 100 percent of primary tumors across multiple cancer types as compared to F-18 FDG, which identified only 80 percent. Ga-68 FAP-2286 was also more effective in detecting lymph node metastases and distant metastases.
A supply problem with Pluvicto, the radiopharmaceutical used to treat metastatic prostate cancer, has led to shortages resulting in a delay of 3 months or longer for new patients, which is having a profound negative impact on patient care.
Visit SNMMI's—the leader in radiopharmaceutical therapy education and resources—therapy-focused web portal for members, researchers, the medical community, and patients.
This portal has been created as a repository for all things therapy, providing you with direct access to SNMMI's comprehensive content in one location. We encourage you to bookmark this page for direct access to therapy-related content, including:
SNMMI monitors multiple federal legislative issues and provides resources including issue summaries, letters to Congress, and analysis. Most of this information is in the government relations news section of this web site.