The Program Committee of the American College of Nuclear Medicine and the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging invited the submission of original abstracts for the 2013 Mid-Winter Meeting, held January 23-27, 2013 in New Orleans, LA. Over 50 abstracts from young professionals (physicians or scientists in training, or in practice within 10 years of graduation) were submitted on aspects of clinical and basic science in nuclear medicine, correlative imaging in radiology, nuclear cardiology and radiation oncology. Accepted abstracts were presented in both oral and poster format.
New this year, the SNMMI and ACNM welcomed the 2nd Sino-American Conference to the Mid-Winter Meeting. As part of the conference, residents and young professionals from the United States and China competed for various awards, including a top prize for two individuals from the United States to travel to China in an 'exchange' program to continue the exchange of education and knowledge. A panel of physicians from the United States and China served as judges for the young investigator abstract oral and posters presentations. The top two oral abstract presenters will be participating in the exchange program with the Chinese Society of Nuclear Medicine. In addition, ACNM awarded three Best Assay Awards, each for $500 and two Travel Grants each for $750. Please join the ACNM in congratulating these young professionals.