RESTON, Va.--SNM's 53rd Annual Meeting, the premier conference for molecular imaging and nuclear medicine professionals, brought together 4,000 professional attendees and nearly 6,500 total participants during five days of high-level interaction in San Diego. In addition, the world's largest gathering of molecular imaging and nuclear medicine professionals featured a four-day exposition with exhibits from nearly 200 companies.
"SNM continues to successfully offer a unique opportunity for society members and nonmembers to focus on new and evolving aspects of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging and to further develop expertise in their particular areas of interest," said Frederic H. Fahey, chair of the society's Scientific Program Committee. "The opportunities to enhance and promote the profession and the free flow of knowledge and information make this an event physicians, technologists and scientists look forward to each year," added the director of nuclear medicine/PET physics at Children's Hospital Boston.
"It's an exciting time in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, and the program delivered by SNM and its Technologist Section provided attendees with the information and tools necessary to expand their understanding of human disease--all in the hope of advancing patient care," said Fahey, who is also an associate professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School. Nearly 2,000 scientific and technologist abstracts were presented at this meeting covering a wide range of topics including cardiology (ischemia, coronary artery stenosis, coronary angiography); neurology (Alzheimer's, obesity, dementia, ADHD, anorexia nervosa); oncology (pancreas, breast and lung cancers, leukemia, chemotherapy response); pediatrics (Hodgkin's disease, lymphoma); infectious disease (fever of unknown origin); computers and instrumentation; endocrinology (diabetes); musculoskeletal (spinal tuberculosis, back pain); and technologist issues related
Contact: Maryann Verrillo
Society of Nuclear Medicine