International Collaboration

SNMMI is a global and collaborative scientific organization dedicated to both the practice and the science of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging and therapy around the world. SNMMI's worldwide membership totals more than 15,000, including physicians, scientists, technologists, chemists, radiopharmacists, students and industry representatives from 82 countries around the world.

Upcoming Meetings 

SNMMI Annual Meeting

The SNMMI 2018 Annual Meeting—the premier educational, scientific, research, and networking event in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging—provides physicians, technologists, pharmacists, laboratory professionals, and scientists with an in-depth view of the latest research and development in the field as well as providing insights into practical applications for the clinic. Register today to join 5,000+ attendees from more than 60 countries! 

The SNMMI Annual Meeting helps you increase your professional effectiveness as you learn to:

  • Examine and evaluate future directions in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging and therapy from a research and clinical perspective.
  • Describe the latest indications and applications of hybrid imaging and its impact on patient management.
  • Review standard, new and relevant advances in molecular imaging including applications in oncology, cardiology and neurology.
  • Discuss new therapeutic and diagnostic agents that are impacting the practice of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.
  • Review radiation dose and image quality in medical imaging.
  • Identify clinical content that is applicable to practice improvement.


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A Global Organization

SNMMI is a global and collaborative scientific organization dedicated to both the practice and the science of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging and therapy around the world. SNMMI's worldwide membership totals over 20,000, which includes physicians, scientists, technologists, chemists, radiopharmacists, students and industry representatives from more than 84 countries around the world. SNMMI's Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM), the premier international journal of nuclear medicine, reaches over 17,000 individuals each month. SNMMI's Annual Meeting is nuclear medicine's and molecular imaging's largest gathering each year, attracting over 5,000 professional attendees and another 2,500 industry representatives.

At the most recent Annual Meeting in June 2016 in San Diego, California, 35% of registered attendees were from countries other than the United States. Attendees represented over 65 countries. In addition, abstract submissions for SNMMI's Annual Meeting from outside the United States represent close to 67% of all submissions.

SNMMI Headquarters
While SNMMI's headquarters office resides in Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., its perspective, programs, and growth are as international as its members. As of 2017, 12% of the Society's members reside in more than 84 countries other than the United States.

Search for an international nuclear medicine and molecular imaging organization near you.

SNMMI's Programs and Activities 

SNMMI's educational programs and activities reflect the increasing importance and participation of its international members. Such common global nuclear medicine and molecular imaging and therapy issues as quality of care, educating referring physicians and patients, and exploring ways to better share developments in the practice of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging and therapy are but a few of the activities currently underway by Society staff, Committees, Councils, and our Centers of Excellence. This website seeks to constantly expand its offerings to the Society's international members, providing an ever-changing, updated array of global resources and news for nuclear medicine and molecular imaging and therapy professionals literally anywhere on the globe.

SNMMI continues to stay actively involved in several jointly sponsored educational programs and educational outreach activities with regional nuclear medicine and molecular imaging and therapy organizations around the world; both in their home countries, and during SNMMI's Annual Meeting. These joint sponsored programs include not only the sharing of speakers and renown experts on all facets of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, collaboration on the development of enduring educational materials, and programmatic/administrative support, but also include translation of materials and website development.

Each year, the SNMMI collaborates with international organizations in an effort to continue the exchange of ideas, education and knowledge. Intiatives include:

Nuclear Medicine Global Initiative
3rd Sino-American Conference
Chinese/U.S. Resident Exchange Program
Wagner-Torizuka Fellowship
IAEA CT Case Webinar Series
EANM Collaborative Guidelines


SNMMI offers a Full International Membership category for international colleagues. Learn more on how to become an SNMMI Full Member (international).

Full Member


Available to physicians, scientists or pharmacists possessing an advanced degree who have presented credentials indicating their professional activity, either, medical, paramedical, investigational or educational in the scientific or clinical disciplines of molecular imaging or nuclear medicine. This includes the diagnostic, therapeutic or investigational use of radionuclides or other molecular imaging technologies.

Annual dues: $510

Includes subscription to The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

Includes voting rights and can be elected an Officer of the SNMMI.

Corresponding Country Discount

(View list of eligible countries)


In an effort to make membership more accessible to nuclear medicine and molecular imaging professionals around the world, SNMMI’s corresponding country category gives members of eligible countries an 80% discount on dues. See discount breakdown.

80% discount on all membership categories

Online access to The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

Voting rights and can be elected an Officer of the SNMMI.


Strategic Alliances: Partnering for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's Global Growth

As part of its continuing commitment to growing the practice of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging and therapy worldwide, SNMMI leadership works diligently to develop strategic alliances with key regional nuclear medicine organizations to assist these groups in expanding the scope and quality of nuclear medicine outside the United States. These strategic alliances stretch across the globe. reaching every continent where SNMMI's members reside and practice.

SNMMI Partners and Alliances Include:

Contact Us

For more information on SNMMI's international activities and programs, please contact:

Nikki Wenzel-Lamb, MBA Director of Leadership Direct: 703-652-6766 Fax: 703-708-9020 Email:

  • October 13, 2020SNMMI and Partners Ask Congress to Waive Budget Neutrality for MPFS

    On Friday, SNMMI and several medical societies sent a joint letter asking Congress to waive budget neutrality for the relative value unit increases in the CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. The CMS Proposed CY 2021 MPFS Rule increased payment rates for evaluation and management codes; however, because of budget neutrality imposed by Congress, increases would lead to huge deficits other payment rates.
    (Government Relations News)

  • October 2, 2020FDA-NRC Workshop: Register Now

    Throughout the spring and summer, SNMMI has been working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on coordinating a workshop to be held on October 14, 2020.
    (Government Relations News)

  • September 30, 2020SNMMI Comments on 2021 MPFS Proposed Rule

    On Monday, August 3, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule. Though SNMMI agrees with the adoption of the new evaluation and management (E/M) coding structure recommended by the American Medical Association (AMA), this will result in significant payment reductions to nuclear medicine (~8%) and radiology (~11%) services unless the government removes the budget neutrality requirements.
    (Government Relations News)

  • September 29, 2020NRC Requests Comments on Additional Rulemaking for Extravasations

    On September 15th, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requested comment from the public on whether additional rulemaking is needed to require reporting of certain nuclear medicine injection extravasations as medical events.
    (Government Relations News)

  • Jan 28, 2021 -  Jan 30, 2021 SNMMI 2021 Mid-Winter Meeting
    Hyatt Regency San Francisco | San Francisco |
  • Jun 12, 2021 -  Jun 15, 2021 SNMMI 2021 Annual Meeting
    Walter E. Washington Convention Center
    Headquarter Hotel: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC | Washington |
  • Jun 11, 2022 -  Jun 14, 2022 SNMMI 2022 Annual Meeting
    Vancouver Convention Centre
    Co-Headquarter Hotels: Fairmont Waterfront and Pan Pacific | Vancouver | Canada
  • Jun 8, 2024 -  Jun 11, 2024 SNMMI 2024 Annual Meeting
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre
    Headquarter Hotel: Fairmont Royal York | Toronto | Canada


Highlight Country: China

SNMMI is excited to welcome China as our 2018 “Highlight Country.” The Chinese Society will showcase the culture and food of China in the Highlight Country Lounge during the Welcome Reception. They have also organized continuing education sessions, and will present a record number of oral and poster presentations during the meeting.

Look for the Highlight Country floor stickers when visiting the Poster Hall to learn more about the great research that is being done there.

Learn more.

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