SNMMI-TS 50th Anniversary

SNMMI is excited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of our Technologist Section! 

Learn how YOU can participate in the celebration throughout the year. 

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SNMMI-TS 50th Anniversary Fund

Support the SNMMI Technologist Section 50th Anniversary celebration and help honor the value technologists bring to nuclear medicine.

Since 1970, the SNMMI-TS has been THE organization for nuclear medicine technologists. We LOVE our members – you are why we exist, who we are, and why we are so excited to celebrate this amazing milestone. We invite you to join the celebration with activities, publications, and events planned throughout the year, including a number of special events at the SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting, including:

  • A history booth with artifacts and materials spanning 5 decades
  • An interactive memory wall featuring three panels consisting of rotating pictures, videos and a live Twitter feed with your messages
  • Recognition and a special surprise during the Opening Plenary Session
  • The 50th Anniversary Celebration Party at the Fillmore in New Orleans, featuring The Thallium Stallions (sponsored by Sirona Complete Care)

Learn more about how YOU can join the celebration:

Share Your Congratulations

As part of this impressive achievement, SNMMI-TS is developing a History of the Technologist Section supplement to the Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology (JNMT), to be published in June 2020.

The supplement features a section for members, friends, and colleagues to share personal messages acknowledging mentors, congratulating their students, thanking their friends, etc..

Help commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the SNMMI Technologist Section by submitting your personal message by March 31, 2020.

Individuals: Purchase your 25 word personal message.

Organizations: Purchase your 1/8 page institutional space.

Technologist Tuesday: We Want to Showcase You on Social Media

As part of the year-long celebration for our SNMMI Technologist Section 50th Anniversary, we're looking to highlight a technologist, group of technologists, technologist students, and/or NMT programs on our social media channels every Tuesday in 2020! Submit a photo from work or school and you may see your picture featured on Instagram and Facebook this year.

Follow the form instructions to enter!

NMT Student Video Contest

We're inviting Nuclear Medicine Technologist Programs to help us document this milestone.

  • Videos should reflect the theme: Embracing the Future, Remembering the Past
  • Videos must be 2-5 minutes in length
  • There are two contest categories:
    • Individual
    • Small Group *Maximum of 5 group members
  • All submissions must be uploaded by the April, 30, 2020 deadline to be considered
  • The winning prize for each category is $500 cash

Learn more.

50th Anniversary Sponsorship Opportunities

Give your organization a front row seat for the SNMMI Technologist Section's 50th!

This year, the SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting will feature a number of high visibility events and opportunities celebrating this golden anniversary. Reserve your sponsorship now to ensure your company is well represented.

Learn more available about sponsorship opportunities.

Embracing the Future. Remembering the Past. SNMMI-TS at 50:

From the beginning, in 1970, the SNMMI-TS established that it was THE organization for nuclear medicine technologists. We LOVE our members – they are why we exist, they are who we are and they are why we are so excited to celebrate this golden anniversary! Today we are 10,000 members strong and together we have advanced the field. Some highlights of our value:

Over the years, the SNMMI-TS has been at the forefront of establishing approved standards of training and qualifications of those engaged in Nuclear Medicine Technology.

  • In 1973, the Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology (JNMT) was first published – a peer-reviewed publication, included in the Index Medicus. The JNMT has continued to expand both in page count and in science for the past 47 years.
  • In 1977, they sponsored an initiative to create the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB), which oversees professional certification independently.
  • Developed the first Nuclear Medicine Technologist Curriculum which is widely utilized by NMT bachelors’ programs across the United States.
  • Established the flagship SNMMI-TS Leadership Academy, where future leaders could be identified and learn critical professional development and career enhancing tools. This year’s class will bring us to 180 graduates!
  • Lead major legislative effort including being a co-founder of the Alliance for Quality Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy, a group of 18 related organizations that were brought together to support the Consumer Assurance of Radiologic Excellence (CARE) Act; on licensure bills; inclusion of NMT certification recognize and stopping scope of practice infringement from other modalities.

To say that the SNMMI-TS has been the cornerstone and backbone of the nuclear medicine technologist profession would be a vast understatement – 50 years - it’s been scintillating!