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

10:00 am - Vancouver Convention Centre East Building Room 11-12 Foyer (Second Level at Pan Pacific Hotel)

Registration Opens

10:30 am-12:00 pm PDT - Room 11-12

General Sessions (available both in-person and virtually)
View YouTube recording (session begins at 6:55)

  • What is Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging? / Radiation Safety
    John Sunderland, PhD, MBA, University of Iowa, Department of Radiology, Director of PET Imaging, Iowa City, IA
  • How to Understand and Evaluate Clinical Trials
    Simron Singh, MD, MPH, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario 

12:00-1:30 pm
 PDT - Room 11-12

Patient Empowerment Luncheon

  • Facilitated discussion: Self-care during a pandemic

1:30-2:15 pm PDT

Exhibit Hall Tour 1 (for patients not attending afternoon breakouts)

1:30-3:00 pm PDT

Breakout Sessions (available both in-person and virtually)

  • Prostate Cancer - Room 19 - View YouTube recording (session begins at 11:05)
    • Matthew Rettig, MD, Medical Oncologist, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
    • Bital Savir-Baruch, MD, Chief of Nuclear Medicine Division, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ
    • Mike Crosby, CEO and President, Veterans Prostate Cancer Awareness Inc.
    • Jan Manarite, Executive Vice President, Cancer ABCs
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors - Room 11-12 - View YouTube recording (session begins at 18:00)
    • Josh Mailman, MBA, President, NorCal CarciNET Community, Ripon, CA (moderator)
    • Simron Singh, MD, MPH, Medical Oncologist, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON 
    • Richard P. Baum, MD, PhD, Chairman, Advanced Theranostics Center for Radiomolecular Precision Oncology at Curanosticum - Deutsche Klinik für Diagnostik, Wiesbaden-Frankfurt, Germany
    • Rebecca Wong, MD, Radiation Oncologist, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    • Denny Organ, NET Patient Perspective

3:00-3:45 pm PDT
Exhibit Hall Tour 2 (for patients attending afternoon breakouts)

4:00-5:00 pm PDT - Room 11-12

SNMMI requires that attendees be fully vaccinated as defined by the Centers for Disease Control. Please note that proof of COVID vaccination will be required at registration, and masks will be required. For attendees traveling internationally, please check out the required protocols for entrance to Canada.

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