2016 ACNM Resident Abstract Awards

The Program Committee of the American College of Nuclear Medicine invited the submission of original abstracts for the 2015 Mid-Winter Meeting, held January 22-25 in San Antonio, TX. Over 70 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.

The ACNM is pleased to offer several abstract awards this year:
•    The Ursula Mary Kocemba-Slosky, Ph.D., awards for the Best ACNM Nuclear Medicine Research Abstracts presented by NM Residents at the ACNM Annual Meeting.
•    ACNM Annual Meeting Best Abstract Award (non-resident/trainees).

To apply for the above grants, residents had to submit an abstract to the ACNM Annual Meeting.

Ursula Mary Kocemba-Slosky, Ph.D., awards for the Best ACNM Nuclear Medicine Research Abstracts presented by NM Residents at the ACNM Annual Meeting:

Arjun Sharma -- Correlation of Perfusion Lung Imaging with Clinical Outcome of Patients Undergoing Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy.

Sina Tavakoli, Yale University, West Haven, CT -- Improved Characterization of Macrophage Polarization States by the Combined Assessment of Glucose and Glutamine Metabolism.

Chiayi Ni, VA Greater Los Angeles Hospital, Los Angeles, CA -- 99m-Technectium Pyrophosphate SPECT Scanning in Detecting Transthyretin-Related Cardiac Amyloidosis.

The ACNM would like to thank Dr. Jack Slosky and the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging – ERF – for sponsoring these awards.


ACNM Annual Meeting Awards:

Farhan Chaudhry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY -- Molecular Imaging of Apoptosis in Atherosclerosis: Changing the Focus from Phosphatidylserine to Phosphatidylethanolamine.

Eric Nguyen, The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada -- Prior Seed Localization in Breast Cancer is Associated with Reduced Frequency of Sentinel Lymph Node (SLN) Visualization.

The ACNM would like to thank Dr. Warren Janowitz and the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging – ERF – for sponsoring these awards.