CTN Educational Offerings

Promoting the highest standards of compliance in clinical research through quality educational programming.

The Clinical Trials Network has created a wide range of educational offerings designed to serve as a fundamental link in promoting standardization of molecular imaging, creating a global atmosphere of striving to achieve quality in molecular imaging research.  Developed by molecular imaging technologists and investigators experienced in performing multicenter clinical research protocols within the current regulatory framework, these on-demand online courses provide instant access to effectively train entry level, intermediate and advanced molecular imaging technologists, fellows, residents and supervising physicians. Most courses offer CE credit, and the list of offerings is updated throughout the year. 

CTN Online Lectures

CTN101*  Source Documentation in Clinical Trials
CTN102*  The Language of Clinical Trials
CTN103*  Introduction to GCP and 21 CFR312
CTN104*  Adverse Events and Serious Adverse Events
CTN105    Vital Signs, ECG, and Other Physical Measurements in Clinical Trials
CTN106*  The Importance of Following the Protocol in Clinical Trials
CTN107    Quality Control for Clinical Trials
CTN108    The Importance of SOPs in Clinical Trials
CTN109    A Close-up Look at the 1572
CTN110    Pharmacokinetic and Biodistribution Sampling in Clinical Trials
CTN111    RECIST and Other Response Measurement Criteria
CTN112    Conflict of Interest: Financial and Otherwise
CTN113    The Institutional Review Board (IRB)
CTN114    Site Inspections: Are You Ready?
CTN115    Phases of Drug Development
CTN116    Clinical Research in Imaging: Elements for Success (Condensed Core Courses)
(* CORE courses)

Go to SNMMI Online Lectures & Workshops



An integral part of the Education Program is our excellent Webinar Series. Each year, the CTN identifies 6 key topics of interest to the clinical research community, including radiopharmaceutical manufacturing or image acquisition and processing. Expert speakers present these one-hour topics live, one every other month, which are recorded and made available for on-demand purchase from the SNMMI Learning Center. For those who cannot break away from their busy schedule or if located in time zones not practical to attend, these lectures can later be accessed and reviewed. Most webinars offer CE credit (AMA PRA/CME and VOICE) and are available for a nominal fee.  

2014 Webinar Schedule

Topic Speaker Date Register
PK and Biodistribution Sampling in Clinical Trials LisaAnn Trembath, CNMT, MSM, CCRA February 27, 2014 Available On-Demand
Standardizing CT for PET and SPECT Research Jonathon Nye, PhD April 24, 2014 Available On-Demand
PET Imaging of the Brain for Technologists

Adam Opanowski, CNMT, PET, NCT, RT(N)

LisaAnn Trembath, CNMT, MSM, CCRA

June 26, 2014 Available On-Demand
Using FACBC to Image Recurrent Prostate Cancer David Schuster, MD August 21, 2014 Available On-Demand
Updates on Ga-68: Outlook for the Future David Dick, PhD October 23, 2014 Register for this webinar
Coverage with Evidence Development for Amyloid Imaging: Current Status Maria Carrillo, PhD December 11, 2014 Register for this webinar

2014 Webinar Series Register Online

Download a PDF Registration Form 

2013 Webinar

Topic Speaker Date & Time
Uniform Protocols in Clinical Trials (UPICT) Standardized FDG-PET/CT Protocol: Progress and Updates Jeffery Yap, PhD Available On-Demand
AEs and the 1572: What Imaging Professionals Need to Know Debra Messinger, CNMT, RT(R) Available On-Demand
PET QC: Optimizing Scanner Performance John Sunderland, PhD Available On-Demand
RECIST and Other Tumor Response Measurement Criteria Heather Jacene, MD Available On-Demand
Amyloid-PET for Clinical Imaging and Research Jonathan McConathy, MD, PhD Available On-Demand
Artifacts in PET Imaging: Examples and Explanations Paul Christian, CNMT, BS, PET Available On-Demand

2013 Webinar Series Description 



Each year, the CTN develops quality educational sessions that are presented at the SNMMI Annual and Mid-Winter Meetings, often in collaboration with other Society Councils and Sections. The CTN Site Orientation and Education Committee and other ad hoc consultants assist in planning these programs, keeping in mind the audience and the ever-evolving landscape of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. 

Additionally, the CTN submits sessions for other venues to promote the standardization of imaging in research and moving novel imaging radiopharmaceuticals to approval. This includes presentations at the DIA Annual Meeting, Research Societies and international forums.


Upcoming Meeting

SNMMI 2014 Annual Meeting 

Go to SNMMI 2014 Annual Meeting for registration and all session information.



Newsletter: CTN Pathways

The CTN newsletter “Pathways” is published twice a year to coincide with the SNMMI Annual and Mid-Winter Meetings. Each issue presents timely articles on clinical research topics, status of novel investigational radiopharmaceuticals, information for technologists and upcoming events. A limited number of hard copies are available at the meeting, and the issue is always sent digitally via SNMMI Member News email. The current version and all past issues are available on the SNMMI website.

If you would like to write an article for a future issue, or want a hard copy of a past issue, please contact the CTN at clinicaltrials@snmmi.org.


In addition to planning education sessions and live webinars, the CTN identifies areas where published information would provide an alternate method in educating the community on clinical research and molecular imaging. Members from the CTN Site Education Committee, with input from other experts in the field, have written, edited and submitted a number of articles to newsletters, peer-reviewed journals and other publication avenues


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