SNMMI Councils provide professional networking and educational programs for nuclear medicine professionals in respective areas, while simultaneously serving as a resource for development and implementation of Society policy. Councils adhere to Society Bylaws and policies, while operating under their own Operating Procedures and budget process, approved by the House of Delegates. Many Councils publish their own newsletter and provide educational programs for their members.
The Academic Council is dedicated to the scientific interchange of ideas among SNMMI members who have an interest in training and education of undergraduates and graduates in Nuclear Medicine. The Academic Council is an advocate for Nuclear Medicine education and training to organized Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, as well as providing an avenue of communication for Program Directors and Coordinators to accrediting bodies, certification boards, other specialty societies, and government agencies
The mission of the Advanced Associate Council is to aid those who are interested in developing a Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate program at their facility. In addition to supporting the practice and policy needs of the NMAA and other areas of technologist advanced practice, this council is focused on nurturing and growing the NMAA, including effecting the necessary culture change to allow this designation to function properly.
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 SNMMI members who have interest in brain imaging using radiopharmaceuticals.
The Cardiovascular Council consists of SNMMI members interested in the performance and application of cardiovascular nuclear medicine procedures. It seeks to provide a forum for discussion and development of cardiac scintigraphic methods in an effort to realize the most beneficial applications. The Council actively seeks individuals who share this goal.
The Correlative Imaging Council provides a structure in which clinicians and scientists can develop and disseminate information on the medical and physiological applications of various imaging modalities as they correlate to nuclear medicine.
The General Clinical Nuclear Medicine Council is a group within SNMMI dedicated to the scientific interchange of ideas among members who have interest in clinical nuclear medicine issues. The overall mission of the council is to provide a forum for members with similar interests, provide to membership expertise in clinical nuclear medicine, foster research and education in clinical nuclear medicine, provide outreach to other professionals and organizations, nurture new membership into the Society, and serve as a resource to SNMMI Leadership.
The Pediatric Imaging Council provides a conduit for the sharing and dissemination of information unique to pediatric nuclear medicine. It serves as a forum for individuals involved in pediatric scintigraphic imaging to meet and discuss common problems and experiences. Established to further advance the interests of pediatric imaging within the SNMMI, the council serves as a liaison to other pediatric imaging organizations, and to advance both research and education related to pediatric nuclear medicine.
The mission of the Physics, Instrumentation and Data Sciences Council is to promote the dissemination of knowledge and the advancement of medical physics, nuclear instrumentation, and data analysis and their applications for diagnosis and treatment in nuclear medicine to its members and to SNMMI as a whole.
The Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Council is made up of members of the SNMMI who have a common interest in the radiopharmaceutical sciences. It has been set up for the purpose of providing a forum to; discuss and disseminate information relating to radiopharmaceutical sciences, promote and encourage basic research and applied technology in the radiopharmaceutical sciences, and provide the SNMMI information relating to the radiopharmaceutical sciences.
Click here if you would like to learn more about the SNMMI Councils/Centers Internship Program. Applications for the 2021-2023 term will open Fall 2020. Please view the council/center intern orientation at your leisure to assist you with understanding the governance process within the SNMMI. If you have any questions regarding the internship program please contact Michelle Ewing.