ACNM Annual Meeting Education Track

The ACNM 2020 Annual Meeting track will feature a robust program of cutting-edge educational content and oral presentations, highlighted by Dr. Martin Pomper, who will present the first Mandell-Alavi Plenary Session. In addition, all meeting attendees are invited to attend ACNM Awards Ceremony and Banquet on Friday evening. During this event the ACNM will honor its 2020 ACNM Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, 2020 Gold Medal Award winner, present the ACNM Abstract Awards; and induct its 2020 Class of Fellows. Sessions include:

Thursday, January 23

Oral Presentations

  • 1:30-3:30 pm: Research Abstract Oral Presentations
  • 3:45-5:45 pm: Research Abstract Oral Presentations

Friday, January 24

21st Century Molecular Imaging & Therapy for Neuroendocrine Tumors  
Neuroendocrine tumors are a unique set of malignancies able to be imaged and treated with targeted molecular agents. This session will discuss the current state-of-the-art for molecular imaging and therapy of neuroendocrine tumors.

  • 21st Century Molecular Imaging for Neuroendocrine Tumors  Dr. Lisa Bodei, MD, PhD
  • 21st Century Molecular Therapy for Neuroendocrine Tumors – Dr. Jonathan Strosberg, MD

ACNM President's Session with Mandell-Alavi Plenary

This session will begin with the Annual Oration of the outgoing ACNM President, Dr. Erin Grady, and then feature Dr. Martin Pomper as the recipient of the 1st Annual Mandell-Alavi Award.

Presentations include:

  • ACNM President’s Oration Erin Grady, MD, CCD, FACNM
  • Mandell-Alavi Plenary: Precision Imaging  Martin Pomper, MD, PhD

Molecular Imaging Prostate Cancer

This session will review the state-of-the-art for molecular imaging of prostate cancer with Axumin and PSMA.

Presentations include:

  • Axumin PET/CT for Prostate Cancer – David M. Schuster, MD
  • PSMA PET/CT and PET/MR for Prostate Cancer – Thomas A. Hope, MD
  • PSMA PET/CT - the Non-Specificity Problem – Ashwin S. Parihar, MBBS, MD

PET/MR: International Experience and Opportunities

This is a continuation of the ACNM International Session. This year will feature Britain, Japan and Korea to speak on PET/MR as utilized in their prospective countries.

Presentations include:

  • PET/MR in Japan – Hidehiko Okazawa, MD, PhD
  • PET/MR in Britain – John R. Buscombe, MD, FRCP


Saturday, January 25

Cardiac PET/CT
The state-of-the-art for clinical usage of cardiac PET/CT will be reviewed.

Presentations include:

  • Comprehensive Approach to CAD Management with Cardiac PET/CT – Marcelo F. DiCarli, MD
  • Cardiac PET/CT: Advantages and Clinical Indications – Timothy Bateman, MD
  • Cardiac PET/CT - Read with the Experts – Marcelo F. DiCarli, MD and Timothy Bateman, MD

Women’s Imaging I – Gyn/Breast

This session will review the state-of-the-art of FDG PET/CT for gynecologic and breast malignancies.

Presentations include:

  • PET/CT for Gynecologic Malignancies – Heather Jacene, MD
  • PET/CT for Breast Malignancies – Gary Ulaner, MD, PhD, FACNM

Women’s Imaging II: Flipped Learning Session

The intended audience includes all Nuclear Medicine specialists. The purpose of this course is to primarily update attendees in nuclear medicine-related women’s imaging. The first hour will comprise the annual ACNM “Flipped Learning” session, which will focus on enhancing the attendees’ skills in recognizing pathological findings on imaging in a case-based approach, with the requirement of a pre-session learning assignment. The second half of the session will address the latest updates related to SPECT-CT utilization for lymphoscintigraphy in this population and, with ACNM- SNMMI Correlative Imaging Council (CIC) collaboration.

Presentations include:

  • ACNM Annual Flipped Learning Session: Women's Correlative Imaging – Twyla B. Bartel, DO, MBA, FACNM and Tracy L. Yarbrough, PhD, MD, MAEd, FACNM
  • ACNM-CIC-Sponsored: SPECT/CT Utilization with Lymphoscintigraphy for Women's Imaging – Sonia Mahajan, MD
What is a Flipped Learning session?
Flipped Learning provides participants with instructional content prior to the session. This pre-work allows the speaker to spend less time on an overview or traditional lecture, and instead create a more collaborative learning environment discussing practical applications of the content being presented.

Life, the Universe and Everything

This session will cover real-world aspects of practicing nuclear medicine as a physician with tales from the trenches and advice about transitioning to practice.

Presentations include:

  • Discussion of Life Experiences – Hossein Jadvar, MD, PhD, FACNM, FSNMMI
  • How to Win Friends and Get Promoted – Katherine Zukotynski, BASc, MD, FRCPC
  • Starting Your Own Company – Twyla B. Bartel, DO, MBA, FACNM
  • Advice for Getting a Job – Gary Ulaner, MD, PhD, FACNM
  • Interactive Panel Discussion –