Networking and Special Programming

SNMMI is excited to be back in person and is eagerly planning some special networking events for attendees. Please check back often as events are updated and new events are added, providing you with even more opportunities to connect and network with peers and luminaries from across the globe. All events and times are subject to change.

“Hot Trot 5K” Virtual Run/Walk

Saturday, June 24 | 7:00 am CDT Start (check-in begins at 6:00 am)
Along with the hybrid approach to this year's meeting, the Hot Trot 5K Run/Walk will also be a hybrid event in 2023. In-person attendees will race along a lake-side course next to the convention center with Hot Trot medals and t-shirts available at the finish line. Medals and t-shirts will be mailed to our virtual racers following the Annual Meeting. Proceeds will benefit the SNMMI-TS Professional Development and Education Fund, supporting the advancement of molecular and nuclear medicine technologists. 

Add the Hot Trot when you register for the meeting. | Not attending the meeting? Register here. or directly through Racewire.

Complete the Participant Waiver here .
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Nuclear Medicine Career Interest Program

Saturday, June 24 | 12:00-5:00 pm CDT
This free interest program information session gives high school students the opportunity to learn about job details, educational requirements and opportunities available for a future career in nuclear medicine. View full schedule HERE or register HERE.

SNMMI-TS Student Leadership Academy

Saturday, June 24 | 9:00-4:00 pm CDT
This inaugural event, hosted by the SNMMI-TS, will provide a unique opportunity for NMT students to learn key leadership skills from and participate in team activities to reinforce and practice implementing what they’ve learned. Leadership topics will include emotional intelligence, defining effective leadership, collaborative leadership and problem-solving, conflict resolution with effective communication and staying on track by managing work/life balance. Deadline to REGISTER May 11, 2023. Thank you to our sponsor:

Women in Nuclear Medicine (WINM) Breakfast - Optimizing Stress & Wellbeing during Times of Uncertainty
Sunday, June 25 | 6:30-7:45 am CDT

 Attend a breakfast for Women in Nuclear Medicine, co-hosted by SNMMI and the SNMMI-TS. 

This session will discuss the tenets of mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing and how to optimize stress when facing obstacles or times of uncertainty. An evidenced-based lens using neuroscience and research will inform the conversation. Participants will leave with practical tips and practices for their health and wellbeing.

Special Guest Speaker: Janet Taylor, MD, MPH
Dr. Janet Taylor is a Community Psychiatrist and Executive Coach in Sarasota, Florida.  She is on the frontline battling the emotional and economic impact of mental illness. She holds a M.D. from the University of Louisville, completed her psychiatric residency at New York Medical College and obtained an MPH from Columbia University “s Mailman School of Public Health in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. She completed her coaches training at The Coaches Training Institute.  

This event is designed to provide a networking opportunity for women physicians, pharmacists, physicists, scientists, and technologists. In addition, this event will seek to promote the development of professional interests. Thank you to our sponsors and organizers:

Just Added! Imposter No More Workshop: Practical Strategies to Step into Full Authenticity and Confidence 
Saturday, June 24 | 10:30 am-12:00 pm CDT
Many physicians and other healthcare professionals suffer from the Imposter Syndrome and the impact this has on our confidence, career satisfaction, and well-being is high. The good news is that there are strategies we can learn to overcome imposter beliefs and build calm, confidence, and steadiness, at work and at home. In this dynamic, engaging, and experiential workshop, participants will get practice with strategies and will learn how to vanquish the Imposter Syndrome once and for all.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how professional training sets us up to feel like imposters
  • Explain how the Imposter Syndrome is simply a thought process we don’t have to attach to
  • Get practice with personal strategies to overcome the Imposter Syndrome

Special Guest Speaker: Gail Gazelle, MD, MCC
Dr. Gazelle is a former hospice physician, part-time Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor, certified mindfulness meditation teacher, and International Coaching Federation Master Certified Coach for physicians. 
An internationally known figure in physician wellness, she has coached over 500 physicians and physician leaders, providing the resilience skills not covered in training that make the difference between burnout and surviving the marathon of a medical career. 

Dr. Gazelle is the author of Mindful MD: 6 Ways Mindfulness Restores Autonomy and Cures Healthcare Burnout, available on Amazon

She has a variety of free guides available on her site: .  

Dr. Gazelle is a founding member of the Harvard Institute of Coaching. Her work has been featured in as diverse venues as the New England Journal of Medicine, CNN, Medical Economics, and O, the Oprah Magazine. 

Thank you to our sponsor:  

Knowledge Bowl
Sunday, June 25 | 9:45-10:45 am CDT
The SNMMI Early Career Professionals Committee is excited to sponsor the Knowledge Bowl again this year! This fun and informative game pits teams against each other to determine which team is the most knowledgeable of the Knowledge Bowl contestants. Teams will be challenged with a variety of questions and cases that will test their grey matter! If you are interested in being considered in the “team draft” to be added to a team, please complete the interest form. If you can’t be on a team this year, you are invited to join the audience and answer the questions through the Quizizz app, while cheering on your favorite team.

New! SNMMI-TS Awards Ceremony and Business Meeting 
Sunday, June 25 | Noon-1:00 pm CDT
We invite everyone to celebrate with the SNMMI-TS the accomplishments of the Section during their Awards Ceremony and Business Meeting. This newly combined event is a must attend – with box lunches being served to attendees! Join your colleagues as we announce the 2023 award winners, announce the 2023-2024 election results, and present the Editor’s Choice Award winners for the best JNMT articles. At the conclusion of the meeting, Krystle Glasgow, MIS, CNMT, NMTCB(CT), NMAA, FSNMMI-TS, will formally induct Dmitry Beyder, MPH, CNMT as the new SNMMI-TS President. Don’t forget to stick around for the TS Plenary session featuring the Healthy Humorist, Dr. Brad Nieder starting at 1:00pm.

SNMMI-TS Plenary Session
Sunday, June 25 | 1:00-2:00 pm CDT
Following the SNMMI-TS Awards Ceremony and Business Meeting, all SNMMI-TS members are invited to stay for the SNMMI-TS Plenary.
Technologist Plenary Session Speaker: Brad Nieder, MD

After completing his internship and getting his medical license, the funny speaker began delivering his unique brand of Healthy Humor around the country to corporate audiences, convention crowds and conference attendees. Physicians, nurses, bankers, teachers—indeed people from all industries—have benefited from the comedian doctor’s house calls. It’s an unusual medical practice, but when Dr. Brad dispenses humor, inspiration and education, it just may be the best preventive medicine available! 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Ice Cream Social
Sunday, June 25 | 2:30-3:30 pm CDT
Do you love ice cream?! Who doesn’t?! Come join the DE&I Task Force for an Ice Cream Social. This informal social event, hosted by the SNMMI DE&I Task Force is designed to provide an atmosphere of networking, discussion, connection, and fun! Open to all DE&I Ally’s!

ACNM NMRO Networking Event
Sunday, June 25 | 5:00-6:00 pm CDT
As a resident, we know how difficult it is to find time to network and meet with other colleagues while attending the meeting. The ACNM Nuclear Medicine Resident’s Organization (NMRO) can help! Please join Virgil Hughes, from Larson, as he talks about Laying the foundation today for a better tomorrow.

Poster Mixer and Networking Event

Sunday, June 25 | 6:30-8:00 pm CDT
All meeting attendees are invited to attend the 14th annual Poster Mixer hosted by the Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Council (RPSC) and the Center for Molecular Imaging Innovation & Translation (CMIIT). With the generous support from our sponsors, we are able to provide all meeting attendees the opportunity to view more than 900 scientific posters, enjoy refreshments in a social atmosphere to encourage a lively scientific exchange for poster authors and attendees.

SNMMI Cardiovascular Council Networking Event and Business Meeting
Sunday, June 25 | 6:30-8:00 pm CDT
Don't miss this opportunity to meet and connect with the SNMMI Cardiovascular Council (CVC) leadership. Come learn about the mission of the SNMMI CVC and different ways you can get involved through research, education, and social media activities.  

YIA Awards Schedule (@ERF Booth)
SNMMI Council and Centers, along with SNMMI-TS Leadership, will be joining together to support the Young Investigator Award Ceremonies and SNMMI-TS Abstract Award Ceremony. The winners of the YIA oral abstract presentations and SNMMI-TS abstract presentations will be announced and presented with their certificates. These unique ceremonies are open to all meeting attendees. The Young Investigator Awards and SNMMI-TS Abstract Awards are sponsored by the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (ERF). 

Sunday, June 25 | 2:30 – 3:30 pm, CDT
RPSC, BIC, CIC, and PIDSC YIA Award announcement 

Monday, June 26 | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, CDT
Therapy, CVC, PIC, and CMIIT YIA Award Announcement

Technologist and Student Abstract Award Presentations
Monday, June 26 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm, CDT

Drink and Thinks 
Monday, June 26 | 7:30-9:30 pm CDT
Tree House Chicago
149 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

This casual networking event is a great opportunity to meet some new colleagues and discuss topics of mutual interest. SNMMI has secured a private room for this event at a popular downtown Chicago restaurant/bar: Tree House Chicago. There will be a cash bar and Individuals may purchase food from the restaurant menu.


  • Artificial Intelligence and Dosimetry (Clinical Trials Network)
  • Theranostics and Dosimetry (Physics, Instrumentation, and Data Sciences Council)
  • Artificial Intelligence in Nuclear Medicine (Physics, Instrumentation, and Data Sciences Council)
  • Dose Reduction for Pediatrics - What Are the Options & How Low Should We Go? (Pediatric Imaging Council)
  • Adapting Adult-Approved Radiotracers to Pediatrics - How Should We Proceed?(Pediatric Imaging Council)
  • Experiences Working with Mid-Level Providers (Academic Council)
  • The Contrast Between Diagnostics Nuclear Medicine and the Practice of Nuclear Oncology/Theranostics (Academic Council)
  • Adventures and Mishaps in Radiochemistry and Imaging Studies  (Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Council)

Future Leaders Academy Graduate Course
Details Coming Soon