November 12, 2021
SNMMI’s Women in Nuclear Medicine Committee, Nuclear Medicine Program Directors Committee, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force have collaborated to create the following SNMMI Family Leave Statement, which was adopted by the SNMMI Board of Directors on November 1, 2021.
SNMMI believes in communities, families, and partnerships where each person’s values and needs are held in high regard and that a family’s benefits, burdens, and responsibilities are shared among all its members. Caregiver responsibilities are part of a family’s natural life cycle, from birth to death, encompassing self, partner, parents, and children.
The benefits of leave are well established, and supported family/medical leave promotes equity, creates a more inclusive environment, and contributes to a person’s well-being. Employers and training programs with equitable workplaces must address family/medical leave to support their current employees and trainees and attract and retain future employees and trainees.
To that end, SNMMI believes that:
1 The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Eligibility: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fact-sheets/28-fmla
2 National Institutes of Health Family-Friendly Initiatives: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nih-family-friendly-initiative.htm
4 American Board of Nuclear Medicine Leave Policy: https://www.abnm.org/index.php/exam/training-requirements/#:~:text=Leave%20Policy,applicable%20rules%20of%20the%20ACGME
5 Fair Labor Standards Act Nursing Mother Provision: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/nursing-mothers
About the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) is an international scientific and medical organization dedicated to advancing nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, vital elements of precision medicine that allow diagnosis and treatment to be tailored to individual patients in order to achieve the best possible outcomes.
SNMMI’s members set the standard for molecular imaging and nuclear medicine practice by creating guidelines, sharing information through journals and meetings and leading advocacy on key issues that affect molecular imaging and therapy research and practice. For more information, visit www.snmmi.org.