The mission of the Advanced Associate Council is to:

  • Aid those who are interested in developing a Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate program at their facility.
  • Support the practice and policy needs of the NMAA and other areas of technologist advanced practice.
  • Aid with activities associated with nurturing and growing the NMAA, including effecting the necessary culture change to allow this designation to function properly.
  • NMAA Flyer 

We have seen big changes on the front of advanced practice in nuclear medicine over the last year.  The most significant is the upcoming closing of the only NMAA program at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences.  UAMS has stated the program will be on hiatus following the current student’s graduation, due to low enrollment.  This information gives the AAC a unique and challenging opportunity. We will use what we have learned over the past 6 years to reinvent the educational programs for nuclear medicine advanced practice.  We are currently working on program and educational initiatives which will offer opportunity to a wide variety of nuclear medicine technologists from varying educational backgrounds.  We will promote the use of nuclear medicine physician extenders to Imaging Physicians via case studies and active marketing.  The NMAA is not going away, we are here to stay.  The rocky road we plod today will be increasingly smoothed as we build our support with innovative physicians, administrators, technologists, and organizations.

Even through this turmoil, individual NMAA’s have seen active growth within their individual practices.  More NMAA job descriptions are being developed by health care systems, clinical scope of practice is growing, and NMAA’s are being recognized and rewarded as outstanding advanced practitioners.  Our positive impact within the imaging department grows daily.  Slowly, but surely. Few in number, yet strong in heart and soul. We vow to do what is necessary to give the opportunity of advanced practice to technologists who seek educational and career advancement in nuclear medicine, and to extend the presence and voice of the imaging physicians in the nuclear medicine department.


Vicki LaRue, MIS, NMAA 



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.

AAC Board of Directors

AAC Operating Procedures

AAC Business Plan

AAC Council Reports to the House of Delegates

AAC Past Presidents

AAC 2018 Annual Meeting Board of Directors Meeting Minutes



How to Become a Member
Membership in the Advanced Associate 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 AAC 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 Advanced Assoiate through sponsored symposia and continuing education courses. Each year the AAC puts on Continuing Education Courses on topics of interest to professionals in NMAA.

Provides a forum and a mechanism for discussion and dissemination of information relating to the Radiopharmaceutical Sciences. The AAC members receive periodic Newsletters and electronic mailings containing information on professional activities, government issues, and a host of other topics related to Advanced Associate. Members will soon have access to AAC Web pages, which will contain timely and archived information relating to a variety of topics of the AAC.

Provides expertise in the NMAA to SNMMI leadership and to groups outside of SNMMI seeking such expertise. The AAC has representation in a number of governance groups within SNMMI, including the Committee on Councils and the House of Delegates.

Learn more about the specific benefits the AAC council has to offer by emailing

Advanced Associate Council Announcements

NMAA as a  Physician Extender

The Advanced Associate Council is extremely proud to announce that our submitted proposal for the SNMMI to accept and endorse the Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate (NMAA) as a physician extender, was voted on, and was approved by the SNMMI Board of Directors at the 2018 mid-winter meeting in Orlando!




The 2020 SNMMI Mid-Winter and ACNM Annual Meeting will be held

January 23-25, 2020 in Tampa, Florida

 Visit the Meetings website for more information. 



Join the Advanced Associate Council

Council membership is voluntary. Society members are eligible for council membership, and can belong to as many councils as they wish. The Advanced Associate Council dues are $15.00. Join this council

AAC Events

2018 SNMMI Annual Meeting CE Session:

Basic Anatomy and Imaging Parameters for CT/MR in the Role of Fusion Imaging

Visit the 2018 Annual Meeting Website for more information.