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.



The Greater New York/New England Chapters of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging are accepting abstracts for poster presentations for their upcoming Northeast Regional meeting to be held at the Hartford Marriott Hotel in Hartford, CT. We encourage submissions of scientific abstracts and case reports from physicians, physicians in training, technologists, and students, including SNMMI members and non-members to either Rachel Powsner, MD of the New England Chapter of the SNMMI (Rpowsner@yahoo.com) or Jeffrey Kempf, MD of the Greater New York Chapter of the SNMMI (jeffrey.kempf@univrad.com) by Friday, October 20, 2023. 

Honoring the memory of Dr. Hussein Abdel-Dayem the top three posters judged to have the highest scientific merit during this meeting will receive the following awards:

 Poster Awards

1st place: $1,000

2nd place: $750

3rd place: $500

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 Conclusions. Embedded black and white images, graphs and/or tables are acceptable. At least one author must be present for a poster to be included in the judging for monetary awards. The judges will not accept previously presented abstracts at other meetings.  Posters can be displayed starting the morning of Friday, November 3rd, but must be on display by Saturday morning at 9AM, to be considered for monetary awards. Posters need to be removed by noon on Saturday.  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 4. All accepted presentations will be in poster format (4’ vertical x 8’ horizontal boards).

Abstract Submission Deadline is October 20, 2023.