2020 Annual ACNM Abstract Awards

The Program Committee of the American College of Nuclear Medicine invited the submission of original abstracts for the 2019 Annual Meeting, held in January in Palm Springs, CA. Over 80 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.

 

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

  • Xuyi Yue: “Clinical Production of 1-(2-[18F]Fluoroethyl)-L-Tryptophan for Imaging of Tryptophan Metabolism"
  • Paulina Cegla: “Second Primary Cancer Detected at Standard 18F-Fluorocholine PET/CT Study- Multicenter Retrospective Analysis on a Group of 1345 Prostate Cancer Patients
  • Ashwin Prihar: “Accuracy of 18F-FDG PET/CT Guided, Real-Time Automated Robotic-Arm Assisted, Metabolic Biopsies for Thoracic Lesions"

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 Best Abstract:

  • Katherine Zukotynski: “The Use of Random Forests to Identify Brain Regions on Amyloid and FDG PET Associated with MoCA Score"
  • Darren Veach: “A Non-Human Primate (NHP) Model for Pre-Clinical Testing of DOTA-Radiohaptens: A Key Component of “Curative” Pretargeted Radioimmunotherapy (PRIT)"

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.

 

RALPH BLUMHARDT AWARD, BEST ABSTRACT FROM A LEAD OR PRESENTING AUTHOR FROM A DEVELOPING NATION:

  • Nidal Rabdi: "Prospects of Decreasing the “Radioiodine Load” in Patients with Differentiated Thyroid Cancer (DTC): The Case at an Academic Tertiary Hospital"
  • Issa Loutifi: “Quantitative Analysis of F-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT Uptake in the Orbit & Ocular Muscles"