Continuing Education Committee (SNMMI-TS)

Committee Charges from SNMMI-TS Strategic Plan

The Committee will concern itself with all phases of continuing education activities of the Section and make recommendations concerning continuing education for technologists to the President and Executive Board when required.

Current Working Objectives/Goals

The goals and objectives incorporate the following SNMMI Strategic Goals:

Goal B:  Enhance Marketing

  • Educate and promote the mission and vision of SNMMI-TS to local chapters and SNMMI-TS          
  • Develop educational materials for the general public that outlines the benefits of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular imaging
  • Focus the promotional outreach of the SNMMI-TS by identifying specific organizations that will help to maximize the visibility of the profession
  • Make new forms of marketing opportunities that are frequently utilized by the younger professional

Goal D:  Advance Education

  • Increase the number of online/live educational offerings for technologists
  • Collaborate with other imaging/therapy organizations to attend and provide educational programs at Annual Meetings/online/etc. (Reciprocate with SNMMI-TS as well)
  • Advertise and communicate educational offerings of the SNMMI-TS to SNMMI-TS members and non-members
  • Become more involved in SNMMI Clinical Trials Network education for technologists
  • Ensure that educational programs are presenting up-to-date materials
  • Develop online education and CE sessions at the annual meeting for NMAA

Goal G:  Improve Resource Management

  • Increase development of revenue-producing programs
  • In conjunction with the NMAA Council, utilize the NMAA and Master’s program students and faculty to produce and vet educational offerings to present at chapter/society meetings.

Committee Charges for 2021-22:

(from the SNMMI Strategic Plan)

Goal 2: Demonstrate quality, value, and safety of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging procedures.

  • Improve the quality of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging test results.
  • Development of relevant quality measures to demonstrate the value of nuclear medicine procedures in the continuum of patient care.
  • Implement and educate dose optimizations and safety standards and best practices.
  • Define areas where collaboration with stakeholders is an essential key to the success of improving quality, value, and safety in nuclear medicine procedures.

Goal 4: SNMMI-TS will be the leader in guiding, shaping, and facilitating the education and professional development of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging technologists. 

  • Perform annual review and evaluation of entry-level curriculum for the need to incorporate new and expanded roles of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.
  • Enhance opportunities to partner with nuclear medicine and molecular imaging professionals.
  • Identify alternative career paths for nuclear medicine and molecular imaging professionals.
  • Create networking opportunities for identified career pathways.

Other Committee Charges for 2021-22:

  • Help determine topics that will meet technologists' needs at entry, mid, and advanced levels:
    • Leadership development.
    • Patient care with advocacy across multidimensional spectrum.
    • Clinical topics/refreshers (using social media posts, online discussions, and surveys):
      • Gallbladder EF and Stimulation
      • Instrumentation - Back to Basics
      • EKG Review - Preparation/Interpretation.
    • Basic molecular biology and biochemistry.
    • Survey membership to determine continuing educational needs.
  • Ensure all CE Committee members are oriented on the review process and are active reviewers for materials developed by the committee.
  • Serve as test question item writers for lectures from SNMMI meetings.
  • Identify topics/authors for the TS quarterly webinars.
  • Develop and execute online offerings to support certification renewal/new certification:
    • Online library of educational lectures in PET, CT, NCT, and RS for certification renewal.
  • Update the VOICE guidelines per ARRT's revised standards:
    • Distribute information to members via JNMT, Uptake, and other media platforms for specific changes that will impact CE credit.

Committee Members

Kathy S. Thomas, MHA,CNMT,PET,FSNMTS Chairperson
Roberta J. Alvarez, MS, ARRT(N)(MR),CNMT Vice-Chairperson
Dusty M. York, CNMT, PET, RT(N)(CT) Ex-Officio Member
Shelley Nicole Acuff, CNMT, RT(R) (CT) Committee Member
Courtney Cross, MBA, RT(N)(CT),CNMT Committee Member
Geoffrey M. Currie, PhD BPharm MMRS CNMT Committee Member
Mario T. DiDea, MS, RT(N) Committee Member
Cassandra Y. Dike, CNMT Committee Member
Michael Dillard, CNMT Committee Member
Elizabeth W. Duncan, MSHS, CNMT, RT(CT) Committee Member
Remo George, PhD Committee Member
Kelley L. Hanf, R.T.(N), CNMT Committee Member
Lisa M. Hazen, BS,CNMT,RT(N),FSNMTS Committee Member
Eric M. Hertenstein, CNMT, NMTCB(CT), PET Committee Member
Sara G. Johnson, MBA,CNMT,NCT,FSNMMIT Committee Member
Maria L. Mackin, BS, MS, CNMT, RT(N) Committee Member
Michelle Matte, MBA, CNMT Committee Member
Leonas A. Nalivaika, CNMT,RT(N),MBA,FSNMT Committee Member
Elizabeth C. Romero, RT(N)(CT), FSNMMI-TS Committee Member
Tiffinee Swanson, MHA,ACC, RT(R), CNMT Committee Member
Alan W. Vespie, CNMT Committee Member
Madhusudan Vyas, NMT Committee Member