Networking and Events

The SNMMI 2021 Annual Meeting gives you the opportunity to connect and network with peers and luminaries from across the globe. Check back as events are being added frequently. All events and times are subject to change.
Note: All times listed on the website and program schedule are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Special Event! Cheers to 50(ish) Years: An Evening with “The Masked Physician,” Dr. Ken Jeong — in celebration of the SNMMI-TS 50th Anniversary
Saturday, June 12, 2021 | 6:45-8:00 pm EDT

Join the SNMMI-TS for their 50th (+1) anniversary celebration, featuring celebrity guest Dr. Ken Jeong. This 50th (+1) celebration will be like no other as we reimagine the Tech 50th Anniversary Party. The evening will include messages from around the world, the SNMMI chapters and friends and colleagues that we have missed seeing this past year! 

The highlight of the evening will be SNMMI-TS President Tina Buehner, PhD, CNMT, FSNMMI-TS and incoming SNMMI-TS President Dusty York, CNMT, PET, RT(N)(CT) hosting Dr. Ken Jeong for an exclusive (and likely hilarious) interview. No subject is off limits as he talks about his show-business success and answers deep, probing questions technologists want to know, like “is it true that internal medicine residents spend most of their time sleeping in the on-call break room?" Dr. Jeong will then address YOUR pre-submitted questions, offering his spontaneous responses.  You won’t want to miss the fun!

About Dr. Ken Jeong
In May of 2009, Jeong appeared as the Asian-mobster “Mr. Chow” in the sleeper-hit comedy THE HANGOVER. Jeong then reprised his iconic role in THE HANGOVER PART II and III. A few years later, Jeong appeared in the Warner Bros. box office sensation CRAZY RICH ASIANS, which earned the “Best Acting Ensemble” award at the National Board of Review awards. In February 2019, Jeong returned to his stand-up roots for his first-ever hit Netflix comedy special, “Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho.” In television, Jeong was most recently seen as a judge on the FOX hit celebrity reality singing competition “The Masked Singer.” Dr. Ken Jeong dedicates his spare time to volunteering with Stand Up 2 Cancer, which is a cause very dear to his heart. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and twin daughters. 

SNMMI-TS would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of this event:

 

Virtual “Hot Trot 5K” Run/Walk
2021 will feature the 7th Annual “Hot Trot 5K” run/walk. Proceeds will benefit the SNMMI-TS Professional Development and Education Fund, supporting the advancement of molecular and nuclear medicine technologists.

Register at: www.snmmi.org/HotTrot5K or add the Hot Trot when you register for the meeting.

“Drink and Think”
June 7, 8, and 9 | 7:00-8:00 pm EDT
Join your colleagues and friends for this informal networking event. Drink and Think is where a happy hour meets an exchange of scientific knowledge and discussion, hosted by SNMMI Councils and Centers. We encourage you to grab a late evening snack, a drink, and be ready to discuss some of the most exciting topics in the field.
Monday, June 7 | 7:00-8:00 pm EDT

  • Ethics of sharing amyloid/tau research readings with participants and their providers
    Organized by the SNMMI Brain Imaging Council
  • Optimism about imminent approvals for PSMA theranostics
    Organized by the SNMMI Therapy Center of Excellence

Tuesday, June 8 | 7:00-8:00 pm EDT

  • Axial extent of PET scanners: what is the optimal length and is it clinically viable?
    Organized by the SNMMI Physics, Instrumentation and Data Sciences Council
  • To D or Not to D: When to Perform Dosimetry? That is the question. 
    Organized by the SNMMI Clinical Trials Network
  • RPSC/CMIIT Poster Mixer Highlights
    Organized by the SNMMI Radiopharmaceuticals Sciences Council

Wednesday, June 9 | 7:00-8:00 pm EDT

Mix and Mentor
Thursday, June 10 | 6:30-7:30 pm EDT
Take a break and join us for a special speed mentoring virtual event. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in four 15-minute small group discussions with an SNMMI/SNMMI-TS mentor. Roundtable topics will include: 

  • Academic Promotions – Physicians 
  • Academic Promotions – Scientists 
  • Artificial Intelligence 
  • Social Media and Branding Yourself 
  • How to Find and Submit Grants 
  • Diversity Topic 
  • Emerging Therapies 
  • How to Get Involved in SNMMI 
  • How to Get Involved in SNMMI-TS 
  • Joint Appointments in Radiology 

This unique event is geared toward early career, student, and resident attendees, but is open to all. Access this event.

Inclusive Gathering - Hot Topics in DE&I 
Thursday, June 10 | 8:00-9:00 pm EDT
All SNMMI Annual Meeting attendees are invited to attend this DE&I Inclusive Gathering. This "Hot Topic" event will include topics like; vaccination, healthcare, racism, importance of the workforce pipeline and more! Inclusive Gatherings—created by the SNMMI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Task Force—are designed to bring together individuals who support and encourage a commitment to diversity within SNMMI and the medical community. Access this event.


Knowledge Bowl
Friday, June 11 | 6:15-7:15 pm EDT
The SNMMI Early Career Professionals Committee (EPC) is excited to sponsor the Knowledge Bowl. This highly popular event provides an opportunity for residents and early career professionals to network with each other in a competition of the mind! Attendees will be shown difficult general nuclear medicine and PET tracer cases, examine basic science questions and interpret important correlative imaging findings.  

Nuclear Medicine Resident's Organization (NMRO) Networking Event: "Machine Learning Made Easy"
Friday, June 11 | 7:15-8:15 pm EDT

Join Katherine Zukotynski, BASc, MD, PhD, PEng, FACNM as she leads an informal networking event on Friday evening following the Knowledge Bowl.
The discussion will include references to the following articles:

  1. Mayerhoefer ME, Materka A, Langs G, et al. "Introduction to Radiomics” J Nucl Med. 2020; 61(4):488-495.
  2. Uribe CF, Mathotaarachchi S, Gaudet V, et al. “Machine Learning in Nuclear Medicine: Part 1-Introduction” J Nucl Med. 2019; 60(4):451-458.
  3. Zukotynski K, Gaudet V, Uribe CF, et al. "Machine Learning in Nuclear Medicine: Part 2-Neural Networks and Clinical Aspects” J Nucl Med. 2021; 62(1):22-29.
Special Event! CEO Summit and Panel Discussion: The Potential, Promise, and Value of Radiopharmaceutical Therapy

Sponsored by the SNMMI Value Initiative
Friday, June 11 | 6:15-8:15 pm EDT

Attend an informative discussion on system-wide ways to improve patient access and clinical outcomes, including how we can ensure the right and most patients have access to the best possible therapeutic outcomes, and what lessons we can learn from the past to ensure new therapies get from bench to bedside more effectively.  

The panel discussion and summit includes CEO’s and leaders from Blue Earth Diagnostics, Cardinal Health, ImaginAb, Isotopia, Jubilant Radiopharma, Lantheus, NorthStar, Novartis, Siemens, Telix Pharmaceuticals, and Voximetry, as well as leading SNMMI medical and scientific experts in nuclear medicine, molecular imaging, and radiopharmaceutical therapy.

View the agenda. | View the Panelists

          

        


SNMMI-TS 50th Anniversary Celebration - with Special Celebrity Guest: Dr. Ken Jeong
Saturday, June 12 | 6:45-8:00 pm EDT
Join the SNMMI-TS for their 50 +1 anniversary celebration, featuring celebrity guest Dr. Ken Jeong. This 50 + 1 celebration will be like no other as we reimagine the Tech 50th Anniversary Party. The evening will include messages from around the world, the SNMMI chapters and friends and colleagues that we have missed seeing this past year!  

The highlight of the evening will be SNMMI-TS President Tina Buehner, PhD, CNMT, FSNMMI-TS and incoming SNMMI-TS President Dusty York, CNMT, PET, RT(N)(CT) hosting Dr. Ken Jeong for an exclusive (and likely hilarious) interview. No subject is off limits as he talks about his show-business success and answers deep, probing questions technologists want to know, like “is it true that internal medicine residents spend most of their time sleeping in the on-call break room?" Dr. Jeong will then address YOUR pre-submitted medical questions, offering his spontaneous - and hopefully appropriate - responses.  You won’t want to miss the fun! Submit your question for Dr. Ken.



WINM Breakfast Session - Speaker: Margie Warrell 
Sunday, June 13 | 8:30 am EDT
The SNMMI and SNMMI-TS Women in Nuclear Medicine (WINM) will be co-hosting a virtual breakfast for Women in Nuclear Medicine to promote the development of professional interests and will allow attendees to discuss how to balance family life and career development.

This year we will welcome Margie Warrell, the bestselling author of You’ve Got This!, Train the Brave; Make Your Mark; Stop Playing Safe; and Find Your Courage. The titles of Margie’s bestselling books and her Live Brave Podcast reflect her passion for emboldening people to lead braver and more purposeful lives. A Forbes contributor, Margie has been described as an ‘international authority on brave leadership’ by the Wall Street Journal. Her insights have also been shaped by her work and interviews with leaders.
Please join us in thanking Bracco Diagnostics as the generous sponsor for the virtual WINM Breakfast Event!

   

Technologist Section President's Town Hall
Sunday, June 13 | 7:45 pm EDT
Celebrate outgoing SNMMI-TS President Tina Buehner, PhD, CNMT, FSNMMI-TS, during this popular event featuring the Thallium Stallions, sponsored by Sirona Complete Care.





Motivational Monday featuring Mike Crosby, Founder and President of Veterans Prostate Cancer Awareness and SNMMI PAAB Member

Monday, June 14 | 9:15 am EDT
Join Mike Crosby through his patient journey experiencing the benefits of Nuclear medicine. Mike will also discuss his current work with Veterans and how nuclear medicine is improving their lives.



SNMMI President’s Town Hall

Monday, June 14 | 7:45 pm EDT
Celebrate outgoing SNMMI Alan Packard, PhD
, during this popular event.

Transformation Tuesday - Attendees' Choice
Tuesday, June 15 | 8:45-9:45 am EDT
Use Tuesday morning as your personal motivation to take advantage of our on-demand and virtual events, including:
  • Hot Trot 5K Virtual Run/Walk
  • 10 Minute Mediation Breaks
  • Chair Stretching
  • Virtual Tours of Washington, DC landmarks
  • …and more!

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