The Brain Imaging Council provides a forum whereby information relating to brain imaging may be discussed and disseminated and also provides a mechanism for the promotion and encouragement of basic brain imaging research and development. The Council is dedicated to the scientific interchange of ideas among Society members who have interest in brain imaging using radiopharmaceuticals. The overall mission of the Brain Imaging Council is to:
(a) provide a forum for members with similar interests
(b) provide to membership expertise in brain imaging using radiopharmaceuticals
(c) foster research and education in brain imaging using radiopharmaceuticals
(d) provide outreach to other professionals and organizations
(e) nurture new membership into the Society
(f) serve as a resource to SNMMI Leadership
The Brain Imaging Council (BIC) is focused on providing educational activities and promoting development in Neuroimaging. We have been very active in spotlighting the use and expansion of amyloid, tau and dopamine transporter imaging as diagnostic tools and biomarkers, especially in dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases, as well as keeping a continued interest in FDG PET. Our goal for 2019-2020 is to pursue new areas of applications such as synaptic vesicle imaging and new neuroinflammatory markers while consolidating other trends through appropriate educational activities.
The BIC continuously sponsors highly-relevant, image-rich Categorical and Continuing Education sessions at SNMMI meetings and provides educational materials for members, with access to a webpage, which contains information relating to a variety of relevant topics. Besides the educational activities, at SNMMI annual meeting, our council oversees a Young Investigator Award and The Kuhl-Lassen Award, which was created to honor two founding pioneers in functional brain imaging: David E. Kuhl, MD, and Nils Lassen. These prizes are given annually to recognize the work of young professionals and scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the field of brain imaging.
Joining the BIC early in my career has allowed me to refine my knowledge and created opportunities to interact with the most brilliant experts in the field. The BIC has had an incredibly positive impact on my trajectory and I am truly honoured to have been elected to serve as President this year. I can certainly tell that the BIC is a receptive community that promotes diversity and encourages the development of our best abilities, in accordance with the SNMMI vision.
As president of the BIC along with the Board of Directors and SNMMI, I am delighted to announce that Neurosciences will be the specialty track at the 2020-Mid-Winter meeting. We believe this will be a tremendous opportunity for learning and improving skills and competency in Neuroimaging. The scientific program was carefully prepared to elevate knowledge at all levels, starting from basic concepts to more advanced applications. One of the biggest and most exciting innovations for this meeting is that the participants will have the opportunity to send their challenging cases to be presented and discussed in a "Read with Experts Session”. I am sure this will be a fantastic occasion to master learning and share experiences.
We strongly encourage you and your colleagues to join our council and have the benefits of being part of this wonderful community. Whether you are a neuroimaging specialist, scientist, student, technologist or nuclear medicine physician looking to improve your awareness in Neuroimaging, the BIC can be of value to you.
I look forward to working with all members and will be delighted to hear your expectations and needs in order to better serve and promote the development of the specialty.
Please join us today.
Karina Mosci, MD
Brain Imaging Council, President
The Kuhl-Lassen Award
The highest award of SNMMI's Brain Imaging Council was created to honor two founding pioneers in functional brain imaging: SNMMI member David E. Kuhl, M.D., and Nils Lassen. The Kuhl-Lassen Award is given annually to recognize a scientist who has made outstanding contributions and whose research in and service to the discipline of functional brain imaging is of the highest caliber.
Learn more about the Kuhl-Lassen Award.
BIC Young Investigator Awards Symposium
SNMMI symposium and competition, in association with the Brain Imaging Council, for the best scientific abstracts on neurosciences nuclear medicine. Learn more about the BIC Young Investigator Awards.
The Society recognizes the need for sub-specialty interests/expertise within the field of nuclear medicine and moleuclar imaging. Councils provide the expertise, professional networking and educational programs for nuclear medicine professionals in respective areas and serve as a resource for development and implementatin of Society policies.
Council membership is voluntary. Councils adhere to Society Bylaws and policies, while operating under its own Operating Procedures, as approved by the House of Delegates, and its own business plan and budget, as approved by the SNMMI Board of Directors.
This section provides the following council specific information.
BIC Board of Directors
BIC Operating Procedures
BIC Business Plan
BIC Council Reports to the House of Delegates
BIC Past Presidents
How to Become a Member
Membership in the Brain Imaging Council is limited to members of the SNMMI. Membership can be attained by indicating the desire to join during the annual renewal of the SNMMI membership or by filing an application with the Secretary of the council.
Payment of Dues
Membership in the BIC requires payment of dues in the amount of $15/year. Dues are paid to SNMMI and will be due on October 1st of each year.
Benefits of Membership:
Membership makes you a part of a professional group within the SNMMI that:
Provides continuing education for professionals in the various areas relating to Brain Imaging through sponsored symposia and continuing education courses. Each year the BICC puts on a Categorical Seminar or symposia, and Continuing Education Courses on topics of interest to professionals in the Brain Imaging.
Provides a forum and a mechanism for discussion and dissemination of information relating to the Brain Imaging. The BIC members receive periodic Newsletters and electronic mailings containing information on professional activities, government issues, and a host of other topics related to the Brain Imaging. Members will soon have access to BIC Web pages, which will contain timely and archived information relating to a variety of topics in the Brain Imaging.
Provides expertise in the Brain Imaging to SNMMI leadership and to groups outside of SNMMI seeking such expertise. The BIC has representation in a number of governance groups within SNMMI, including the Committee on Councils and the House of Delegates.
Learn more about the specific benefits the BIC council has to offer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
This dedicated track at the 2020 MWM Meeting, January 23-25 in Tampa, Florida, has been carefully prepared to improve knowledge in Neuroimaging, starting from basic concepts to more advanced applications, addressing several important subjects. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to send challenging cases to be presented and discussed in a "Read with Experts Session."
2020 Annual Meeting - BIC CE Sessions:
CAT05: Neurodegeneration: From Current Clinical Applications to New Advancements
Saturday, June 13 7:30 - 3:00 pm
CE02: Fundamentals of Brain SPECT/PET Scan Interpretation in Dementia
Saturday, June 13 1:30 - 3:00 pm
CE23: Kuhl Lassen Award Lecture
Sunday, June 14 3:00 - 4:30 pm
CE37: Novel Applications for Hybrid PET/MRI
Monday, June 15 10:00 - 11:30 am
CE58: Brain Imaging Read with the Experts
Monday, June 15 4:45 - 6:16 pm
CE80: Movement Disorders
Tuesday, June 16 12:30 - 2:00 pm