Raising awareness and deepening understanding about nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.

Outreach Program

SNMMI is committed to providing information to the medical, patient advocacy, scientific, regulatory, legislative and funding communities to ensure that the value of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging is understood. The support of these communities will help us ensure that the technologies are used in the right patient at the right time.

SNMMI has created a multi-faceted outreach program that utilizes a variety of tools and methods to reach the imaging community, referring physicians, patient and consumer groups, and regulators and legislators.

Our outreach plan is designed to:

  • Increase knowledge among referring physicians about clinical utility
  • Educate and prepare patient advocacy groups for new technologies recently approved by the FDA
  • Raise awareness and deepen understanding among administrative decision makers to balance the call to reduce care with an understanding of the benefits of this new technology

To meet these goals, SNMMI has enhanced existing relationships and developed new partnerships with relevant societies and patient organizations. We continue to pursue opportunities to create collaborations for educational activities, such as symposia, webinars on key topics of interest, podcasts on key issues, educational materials, and joint sessions.

In 2013 SNMMI has held sessions at the Alzheimer’s Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, American Heart Association, American Academy of Neurology, and the  American Urological Association meetings.

The SNMMI Outreach Program is governed by the Outreach Committee. This Committee has numerous working groups. Please click on the links below to learn more.

Brain Imaging Working Group

Prostate Cancer Working Group

Targeted Radioisotope Therapy Working Group 

Bone Scintingraphy Appropriate Use Criteria Working Group

HIDA Scan Appropriate Use Criteria Working Group

PET/CT Scan Appropriate Use Criteria Working Group

V/Q Lung Scan Appropriate Use Criteria Working Group

Patient Advocacy Advisory Board

Patient and Referring Physician Resources

Visit our Patients page for all of our patient education materials.

Visit our Healthcare Provider page for information about the clinical utility of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.

Outreach Tools

SNMMI Outreach Educational Tools
Are you interested in providing educational materials to referring physicians in your community? Check out these outreach resources and tools developed by the SNMMI Outreach Committee and its Working Groups.


Outreach Events

SNMMI 2020 Roadshow Schedule

Advances in Lymph Node Mapping and Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Atlanta, GA 
The Georgian Terrace Hotel
March 19, 2020-POSTPONED

Advances in Lymph Node Mapping and Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
St. Louis, MO
The Cheshire Hotel
March 24, 2020-POSTPONED

Incorporating New Approaches for Diagnosis and Treatment of Neuroendocrine Tumors
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Marriott East
April 7, 2020-POSTPONED

Dopamine Transporter Imaging in the Management of Movement Disorders
Boston, MA
Hilton Boston Back Bay
May 7, 2020-POSTPONED
Registration coming soon!

Reaching out to Referring Physicians

Did you know that the SNMMI Outreach Committee recently participated in these intersocietal events?

  • Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium (ASCO GI)
  • American Thyroid Association Annual Meeting 
  • North American Neuroendocrine Tumors Society
  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  • Innovations in GI Cancer Symposium held by Georgetown University’s Ruesch Center


Need a Speaker on a Nuclear Medicine Topic?
SNMMI is dedicated to providing the community with access to the most knowledgeable and experienced speakers in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. As part of the new Outreach Program, SNMMI is working to enhance relationships with relevant societies and patient organizations. We have created a pool of speakers who can speak at your next meeting. Please complete the form below to request a speaker.

Download the Outreach Speaker Request Form