The Computer and Instrumentation Council is made up of Society members who have an interest in computers or nuclear instrumentation and their application in therapeutic, diagnostic or investigational nuclear medicine. It provides a source of information relating to computer and instrumentation science to the Society through meetings, seminars, and publications as well as promoting the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in this area.
The Computer and Instrumentation Council's (CaIC) mission is to promote the dissemination of knowledge and the advancement of computers and nuclear instrumentation for diagnosis and treatment in nuclear medicine to its members and to the Society of Nuclear Medicine as a whole. The objectives of the Council to carry out the mission are:
To promote effective use of computers and instrumentation in the diagnostic, therapeutic, and investigational applications of nuclear medicine, including molecular imaging initiatives;
To provide a forum for the members of the Society of Nuclear Medicine who have an interest in computers and instrumentation;
To provide members of the Society of Nuclear Medicine with a source of information on computers and instrumentation.
The Ed Hoffman Memorial Award
The highest award of SNMMI's Computer and Instrumentation Council was created to honorthe memory of Professor Edward J. Hoffman. It recognizes scientists in the field of nuclear medicine for their service and decotion to research and development of nuclear medicine instrumentation and to educating and training the next generation of scientists. The award is presented during the Ed Hoffman Memorial CE lecture at the SNMMI Annual Meeting, during the where the winner gives the lecture.
Learn more about the Ed Hoffman Award.
Computer and Instrumentation Council Young Investigator Awards Symposium
SNMMI-sponsored symposium and competition, in association with the SNMMI Computer and Instrumentation Council, for the best scientific abstracts on computer and instrumentation nuclear medicine.
Learn more about the CaIC Young Investigator Award
The Society recognizes the need for sub-specialty interests/expertise within the field of nuclear medicine and moleuclar imaging. Councils provide the expertise, professional networking and educational programs for nuclear medicine professionals in respective areas and serve as a resource for development and implementatin of Society policies.
Council membership is voluntary. Councils adhere to Society Bylaws and policies, while operating under its own Operating Procedures, as approved by the House of Delegates, and its own business plan and budget, as approved by the SNMMI Board of Directors.
This section provides the following council specific information.
How to Become a Member
Membership in the Computer and Instrumentation Council is limited to members of the SNMMI. Membership can be attained by indicating the desire to join during the annual renewal of the SNMMI membership or by filing an application with the Secretary of the council.
Payment of Dues
Membership in the CaIC requires payment of dues in the amount of $15/year. Dues are paid to SNMMI and will be due on October 1st of each year.
Benefits of Membership
Membership makes you a part of a professional group within the SNMMI that:
Provides continuing education for professionals in the various areas relating to Brain Imaging through sponsored symposia and continuing education courses. Each year the CaIC puts on a Categorical Seminar or symposia, and Continuing Education Courses on topics of interest to professionals in the Computer and Instrumentation.
Provides a forum and a mechanism for discussion and dissemination of information relating to computer and instrumentation. The CaIC members receive periodic Newsletters and electronic mailings containing information on professional activities, government issues, and a host of other topics related to the Brain Imaging. Members will soon have access to CaIC Web pages, which will contain timely and archived information relating to a variety of topics in computer and instrumentation.
Provides expertise in computer and instrumentation to SNMMI leadership and to groups outside of SNMMI seeking such expertise. The CaIC has representation in a number of governance groups within SNMMI, including the Committee on Councils and the House of Delegates.
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Council membership is voluntary. Society members are eligible for council membership, and can belong to as many councils as they wish. The Computer and Instrumentation Council dues are $15.00. Join this council now.