Patient Education Day - Hybrid (In-Person and Virtual)

This FREE event offers patients and caregivers a unique opportunity to learn about the role of nuclear medicine in diagnosing and treating disease. The morning sessions offer an overview of nuclear medicine, radiation safety, and clinical trials. This will be followed by lunch and breakout sessions specific to disease types. You'll also have an opportunity to tour the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging exhibit hall to learn about current and emerging technologies and pharmaceuticals.

Patient Education Day Schedule

9:30 am - McCormick Place Convention Center - Lakeside Building

Registration Opens

10:00 - 11:30 am CDT

General Sessions (available both in-person and virtually)

  • What is Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging? / Radiation Safety
    John Sunderland, PhD, MBA, Director of PET Imaging, Department of Radiology, University of Iowa
  • How to Understand and Evaluate Clinical Trials
    Thor Halfdanarson, MD, Professor of Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

11:30 am - 12:45 pm

FREE Luncheon (available in-person only)

  • Speaker: Comedian Steve Mazan, a patient with Neuroendocrine Tumors and subject of the documentary Dying to Do Letterman

1:00 - 1:45 pm CDT

Exhibit Hall/Poster Session Tour (available in-person only)

2:00 - 3:30 pm CDT

Breakout Sessions (available both in-person and virtually)

  • Breast Cancer
    • Jeri Francoeur, Chair, SNMMI Patient Advocacy Advisory Board, and Advocate, Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation
    • David Mankoff, MD, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Radiology Department, University of Pennsylvania
    • Bital Savir-Baruch, MD, FACNM, Professor of Radiology, Division Chief of Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Radiology Fellowship Program; Director, Department of Medical Imaging, Division of Nuclear Medicine, University of Arizona, Banner University Medical Center
    • Patricia Robinson, MD, Hematologist/Oncologist and Associate Professor of Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center
  • Prostate Cancer
    • Jan Manarite, Executive Vice President, Cancer ABCs
    • Gholam Berenji, MD, Nuclear Medicine Physician, University of California Los Angeles and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
    • Hiten Patel, MD, Assistant Professor of Urology, Northwestern University
    • Mike Crosby, Founder, Veterans Prostate Cancer Awareness Inc.
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Josh Mailman, MBA, President, NorCal CarciNET Community, Ripon, CA (moderator)
    • Dan Pryma, MD, MPH, Chief, Division of Nuclear Medicine Imaging and Therapy, and Director, PET Center, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania
    • Thor Halfdanarson, MD, Professor of Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    • Adam Brown, BS, NMTCB(CNMT)(CT)(PET),RT(N), Manager, CT and Molecular Imaging & Therapy, Oregon Health and Science University.

    3:45 - 5:00 pm CDT

REGISTER HERE to attend in person.
REGISTER HERE for the virtual edition.

In Person Registrants: Please note that parking for this event is available at McCormick Place Lot C on Fort Dearborn Drive. Patient Education Day staff will validate your parking, so there will be no cost to park in the lot for the day.  

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