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
It is with profound gratitude and excitement that I have accepted the honor of serving as the President of the Brain Imaging Council (BIC) of the SNMMI. I look forward to the opportunity to work alongside a group of accomplished clinicians and researchers who are at the forefront of advancing brain imaging technologies and their applications.
First and foremost, I would like to express my sincerest appreciation to the immediate past President, Dr. Donna Cross, for her exceptional dedication in leading our council over the last couple of years. Her and the previous Presidents’ efforts have laid a strong foundation on which we can continue to build.
As we look ahead, the field of brain imaging presents us with both exciting challenges and incredible opportunities. Rapid advancements in imaging modalities, novel radionuclides, data analysis techniques, and interdisciplinary collaborations hold the potential to revolutionize our understanding of the brain and its complex workings. As the incoming President, I am committed to embracing these opportunities and driving our council towards new frontiers. During my tenure as President, I will focus on the following three objectives that are aligned with the goals of the Brain Imaging Council:
I wholeheartedly invite each one of you to actively participate in our endeavors, share your insights, and contribute your expertise towards achieving these goals. Together, we will create a future where brain imaging plays an integral role in shaping better healthcare outcomes and improving the lives of individuals affected by neurological conditions.
Thank you for entrusting me with this esteemed position. Let us embark on this journey together, guided by our shared passion for advancing brain imaging and making a profound impact on patient care and scientific understanding.
With warmest regards,
Ciprian Catana, MD, PhD, DABSNM
President, Brain Imaging Council
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.
BIC Travel Award
This award is designed to recognize and support the attendance of students, postdoctoral scholars, trainees and early career junior faculty in the field of brain molecular imaging, who are members of the SNMMI and will present abstracts in person at the SNMMI Annual Meeting. Learn more about the BIC Travel Award.
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 email@example.com
SNMMI 2024 Mid-Winter Meeting & ACNM Annual Meeting
Each year, over 500 attendees gather at the SNMMI Mid-Winter and ACNM Annual Meeting to collaborate with experts in the field, enhance their skills, and apply their newfound knowledge at their clinics. This event provides your company with an excellent chance to connect with leading professionals who are advancing precision medicine in an intimate setting.
Brain Imaging Council CE Session
(co-sponsored with AC, CTN, PET COE)
Thursday, February 1, 2024, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
The Nuts and Bolts of Reading PET Scans within the Context of Anti-amyloid Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease and Beyond