SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting FAQs

Updated April 28

Why was the in-person SNMMI Annual Meeting canceled?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was determined that it was in everyone's best interest that we cancel the in-person meeting in New Orleans. The current and projected situation in Louisiana made it impossible for us to move forward, with any degree of confidence, to host a safe and productive in-person meeting in June.

Additional Resources


SNMMI New Orleans Registration Information

See below for important information about the process.

I’ve already paid the registration fee for this meeting. What are my options?

You have several options:

  1. Given that many institutions are cutting educational funds next year, you can have your registration fee rolled over to next year’s Annual Meeting or other SNMMI meetings of your choice.
  2. You can donate your registration fee to the SNMMI Annual Fund, and your donation will go to support programs and projects aimed at ensuring the future of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. SNMMI is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your donation is tax deductible per current IRS regulations.
  3. You can request a full refund. SNMMI has adjusted its published policy for the SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting only and is refunding registration fees in full for attendees, on request. SNMMI will process refund requests as they are received. This process may take several weeks, and we thank you in advance for your patience.

How do I let you know what I would like to do with my registration fee?

Please email us at your earliest convenience at registration@snmmi.org. Please include your full name and SNMMI membership ID, if you have it available, and indicate whether you would like to roll over your registration fee, donate it to SNMMI, or receive a refund.

If I request a refund, how will my refund be processed?

In most instances, registrations will be processed by the Form of Payment used. Registrations paid by credit card will be refunded to the credit card used. Registrations paid by check will be refunded via a check. In the event the refund cannot be processed via credit card, the refund will be processed via check.

Will I get a confirmation once the refund is processed?

Yes. An email confirmation will be sent once the refund has been processed.

What do exhibitors do if they have already paid for booth space?

SNMMI is in the process of communicating directly with exhibiting companies. If you have not already received a communication from Catherine Lamb, she will be reaching out to you to discuss a number of options for your booth space. If you have questions, please contact her at clamb@snmmi.org or 540-818-9479.


Travel and Hotel Information


Will participants need to cancel their hotel reservations?

Attendees who booked their hotel reservation for the meeting in the official SNMMI housing block through our registration system will have their reservation automatically canceled by the SNMMI. Attendees who did not book their reservation through the SNMMI, or who booked with a hotel outside of the SNMMI housing block, must contact their hotel directly to cancel their reservation. Please note that SNMMI has sent an official meeting cancellation to all hotels with a contracted housing block.

Will exhibitors need to cancel their hotel reservations?

Exhibitors who reserved a block of hotel rooms through the official SNMMI housing block with Experient will have these reservations automatically canceled by SNMMI. Exhibitors who did not book rooms through the SNMMI housing block with Experient, or who booked with a hotel outside of the SNMMI housing block must contact their hotel directly to cancel their reservations. Please note that SNMMI has sent an official meeting cancellation to all hotels with a contracted housing block.

Will SNMMI provide refunds for airline tickets?

No, SNMMI will not refund individual airline ticket costs. Please contact your airline directly regarding ticket cancellations. If you purchased travel insurance, please contact your provider for information and next steps.

SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting – Virtual Edition Information


How do I register for and access the SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting – Virtual Edition?

You will receive registration information shortly that will include instructions for accessing the SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting – Virtual Edition. This information will also be prominently displayed on the SNMMI Annual Meeting homepage.

How much does it cost to attend the SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting – Virtual Edition?

The SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting – Virtual Edition is FREE to all SNMMI members. Non-members may choose to join the society in order to attend at no cost, or they may pay a modest registration fee to attend. (Helpful hint: It is less expensive to join SNMMI than to pay the non-member registration rate.) 

Will there be a Virtual Exhibit Hall?

Yes. The Virtual Exhibit Hall will showcase new products and technologies in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. You will access the Virtual Exhibit Hall through the SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting – Virtual Edition portal. More information will be available shortly.

You won’t want to miss exhibits from our many premier industry partners! The Virtual Exhibit Hall will allow attendees to visit individual booths, browse through the resources available there and interact via chat with the exhibiting companies' team members.

The SNMMI would like to thank our industry partners for their extraordinary support in helping to make the SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting – Virtual Edition possible.

Will there be a Virtual Poster Hall and Scientific Oral Presentations?

Yes. There will be a Virtual Science Pavilion that will include both posters and oral abstract presentations. Participants will also have the ability to ask the authors questions through the chat feature. Content can easily be searched, and participants can flag posters/abstracts they would like to visit again as well as see which posters and presentations have won awards. 

We strongly encourage all poster/oral presenters to upload their poster video/audio files to the Science Pavilion once they are available. We also ask you to respond in a timely manner to meeting participants who submit questions to you through the chat feature. You will receive instructions for adding your content to the Virtual Science Pavilion shortly. 

How do I access abstracts published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine?

All 2020 accepted abstracts will be published in the online edition of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine on May 15. Once published, you can find the 2020 abstracts, as well as abstracts from previous years, here.

When will live sessions be available on-demand?

All live sessions will be available immediately after they are broadcast. On-demand sessions will be available for 12 months following the program.

Will CE credit be offered for the SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting – Virtual Edition?

Yes. approximately 25 hours of CE credit will be available to those who attend or view the program on-demand.

How will I get my certificate of credit?

Participants will need to complete an evaluation and claim credit after the conclusion of the live meeting. SNMMI will send you a link to complete your evaluation.

If you view the on-demand content instead of attending the live broadcast, you will also need to complete a brief assessment in addition to the evaluation.

Will I be able to list my abstract presentation/publication on my resume or CV?

Yes. All accepted peer-reviewed science will be included in the SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting – Virtual Edition Science Pavilion and will be published in the online edition of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

If you would like to withdraw your abstract from publication, please contact Delicia Hurdle in writing at dhurdle@snmmi.org. SNMMI will not refund abstract submission fees for withdrawn abstracts. 

Will travel grants and other Annual Meeting–related awards still be distributed? 

Travel grants will NOT be awarded in 2020, as the in-person Annual Meeting was cancelled. Other Annual Meeting–related awards, such as those for abstracts, will still be awarded. The Young Investigator Award winners will be announced during the SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting – Virtual Edition. Other merit-based awards will be announced throughout the summer. For specific questions regarding your application or the status of an award you applied for, please email grants&awards@snmmi.org.

How can I engage with other SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting - Virtual Edition attendees?

The SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting - Virtual Edition will include networking and social events as part of the programming. Molecular Hubs for different groups will be held prior to the start of the program each day. There will be a Movie Viewing Party one evening and a Presidents’ Town Hall/Reception another evening. In addition, there will be a participant lounge where you can contact other attendees directly.

Will governance meetings be held during the SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting - Virtual Edition?

No. Governance meetings will be held throughout May and June. A schedule will be included on the SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting - Virtual Edition website of any meetings that are open to the public. Meetings will be scheduled based on the availability of the committee members. If you are a member of a committee, council or center, please reach out to your staff liaison for more information. 

Do you have additional questions not covered here?

Please email education@snmmi.org.