The Hussein M. Abdel-Dayem, MD Award

for the Abstract Presented with the Highest Scientific Merit



Dr. Hussein Abdel-Dayem, MD, was a pioneer and international leader in the field of nuclear medicine. The nuclear medicine and molecular imaging community lost a brilliant physician-scientist, an inspiring educator, and a devoted mentor when he passed away on March 12, 2017.  Over his prolific 50-year career, Dr. Abdel-Dayem published hundreds of journal articles and trained scores of residents and fellows in nuclear medicine and radiology. A masterful communicator, he lectured around the world, always emphasizing the multicultural and international nature of the nuclear medicine community.  So it is fitting that The Greater New York/New England Chapters of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging created this award.


NORTHEAST REGIONAL MEETING, SNMMI NOVEMBER 6-8, 2020 Mystic, CT. The Greater New York/New England Chapters of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging are pleased to announce 1st place $1,000, 2nd place $750 & 3rd place $500 awards honoring the memory of our colleague Dr. Hussein Abdel-Dayem, to be awarded for the 3 posters judged to have the highest scientific merit during our upcoming meeting in Mystic, CT, November 6-8, 2020. We encourage all Physician, Scientist and Technologist Chapter members to submit their scientific abstracts and case reports to either Rachel Powsner, MD of the New England Chapter (Rachel.Powsner@va.gov) or to Jeffrey Kempf, MD of the Greater New York Chapter (jeffrey.kempf@univrad.com) by Monday, October 26, 2020. All accepted abstracts will be published in Clinical Nuclear Medicine. Abstracts should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents, with a maximum word count of 500 words, and be divided into headings of Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. Imbedded black and white images, graphs and/or tables are acceptable. The winners of the abstracts judged by a panel of experts to be of the highest scientific merit will be announced at the conclusion of the poster presentation session at noon on Saturday, November 7. All accepted presentations will be in poster format (4’ vertical x 8’ horizontal boards).

Abstract Submission Deadline is October 26, 2020