Technologists: The JNMT Twitter Club Launches in April!

March 14, 2018

Starting in April, at least one scientific article in each issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology (JNMT) will be selected for discussion by the new JNMT Twitter Club (@JNMTClub). Participants read the article before the club meets, then discusses it via Twitter, using #JNMTclub in each tweet.

Each Journal club session will include predetermined discussion points to help drive the conversation and assist participants with preparation for a 10-question exam (1 CE hour), which will be posted on SNMMI’s CE Center for one week following the Twitter session. The link to exam information will be provided during the Twitter session.

The first JNMT Twitter Club discussion will take place Thursday, April 19, at 7 PM (EDT) on “Impact of the Credentials and Continuing Education of Personnel in the Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory on Its Operational Quality.” This article is published in the March issue of JNMT, or you can download the PDF here. Follow-up reminders will be posted on the SNMMI website and in SmartBrief—and, of course, the information will be tweeted.

So how does it work?

First, you must have a Twitter account and sign in. For those new to Twitter, Mary Beth Farrell, MS, CNMT, NCT, FSNMMI-TS, has made a couple YouTube tutorials to help you get started: Short Twitter Tutorial (5 minutes); Longer Twitter Tutorial (8 minutes)       

Then follow @JNMTClub on Twitter. For the discussion, go to @JNMTClub and participate by including #JNMTclub in every tweet you write. The Club provides an opportunity for differing perspectives to be “heard”—in 280 characters or less (but tweet as many times as needed to express your view). Everyone is invited—from students to technologists working in any setting!