SNMMI Expands Virtual Curriculum — Available to All Members at No Charge

April 10, 2020

Dear Members,

As we reach the peak of the COVID crisis, many of us are pausing to catch our breath and look ahead to the “new normal” of our lives for the next few months. Education is a high priority, and SNMMI is here to support you with free, flexible access to SNMMI’s extensive virtual curriculum.

Education is a critical part of SNMMI’s mission, and in this time of many challenges, flexibility is key. We have expanded our virtual curriculum considerably since the pandemic began, and we continue to add new webinars each week. Please note that all nuclear medicine and radiology resident members can also participate.

A new SNMMI webinar series, Artificial Intelligence Methods and Applications in Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine—organized by the Physics Instrumentation and Data Sciences Council—debuted on Tuesday with the highest registration ever for an SNMMI webinar. The 6-part series will continue each Tuesday at 1 pm Eastern through May 12 and will review how AI methods are applied in imaging, including current challenges, limitations and ways forward. Each webinar offers 1 hour of continuing education (CE) credit for physicians, pharmacists and technologists.

A new Quality in Nuclear Medicine online program is designed to assist learners in understanding the skill requirements vital to their quality of practice, including evaluating images, triage, understanding disease processes and achieving a high-quality interpretable study. This 12-module program offers 10.25 CE credits for technologists, pharmacists, physicians and physicists.

The SNMMI-TS quarterly webinars continue with Considerations for Implementing a Successful Cardiac PET Program on April 22. The CTN webinar series continues with “There’s a New PET Drug in Town: Manufacturing and Approval Considerations for Your Institution” on May 7. This week, free registration also opened for the “Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/CT: How to Read These Studies and Pitfalls - Case-Based Approach webinar,” organized by the PET Center of Excellence. SNMMI has joined with ACNM to offer webinars on gastric emptying, cardiac CT, Lu-177/DOTATATE/PSMA therapy, and writing a quality report.

Additional webinar series are in development on

  • PET imaging (gallium imaging, PET imaging of cardiac sarcoid, Axumin PET/CT, pediatric PET, PET/MR imaging of prostate cancer, grant-writing)
  • Correlative imaging (vasculitis/arteritis/atherosclerosis, device inflammation/infection, breast imaging, cardiac sarcoid/amyloid, myocarditis/pericarditis/endocarditis)

Registration is available now for the webinars below, and additional webinars will open for registration each week. Many more webinars are available on demand—visit the webinars page on the SNMMI website.

 

Tuesday
April 14

1 pm ET

AI Series #2: Hands-on training for AI
Alan McMillan, PhD; Tyler Bradshaw, PhD
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Tuesday
April 28
1 pm ET

AI Series #4: How Machine Learning Will Change Clinical Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Greg Zaharchuk, MD, PhD

Monday
April 20

12 pm ET

Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/CT: How to Read These Studies and Pitfalls—Case-Based Approach
Twyla Bartel, MD, DO__

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Tuesday
May 5
1 pm ET

AI Series #5: Emerging uses of AI by Industry for Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Applications
Floris Jansen, PhD

Tuesday
April 21

1 pm ET

AI Series #3: Radiomics, its link to Machine Learning and Deep Learning, and Uses in Predictive Modeling
Arman Rahmim, PhD; Mathieu Hatt, PhD

Thursday
May 7
3 pm ET

CTN Webinar: There’s a New PET Drug in Town: Manufacturing and Approval Considerations for Your Institution
David W. Dick, PhD

Wednesday
April 22
3 pm ET

Quarterly SNMMI-TS Webinar Series: Considerations for Implementing a Successful Cardiac PET Program
April Mann, MBA, CNMT, NCT, RT(N)

Tuesday
May 12
1 pm ET

AI Series #6: On the Genealogy of AI methods; Symbolic vs. Non-Symbolic AI and Future Trends
Mehrdad Oveisi, PhD


Please know that SNMMI is here to support you. Please contact us with any issues or questions at education@snmmi.org or covidhelp@snmmi.org, and we will do everything within our power to assist.

Sincerely,

Vasken Dilsizian, MD
SNMMI President