The 20th Annual Scientific Session of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology was held September 17-20 in Washington, DC.
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Special ASNC2015 Programs
Board Exam Prep Course
Wednesday-Thursday, September 16-17
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Capitol Hill Lobby Day
Thursday, September 17
Make your voice heard during this half-day program of advocacy education and lobbying.
While in Washington, DC join fellow ASNC members on Capitol Hill on September 17 for an exciting half-day program of advocacy education and lobbying.The Advocacy Program will kick-off at noon with lunch on Capitol Hill with a guest speaker. After lunch, participants will attend pre-arranged meetings with congressional lawmakers and staff. Don’t miss out on this important opportunity to advocate for your patients and to introduce yourself and your profession to legislators. ASNC’s program will be the only advocacy event focused solely on cardiac imaging and our unique priorities this fall!
Registration for this Advocacy Program is only open to ASNC2015 registrants. There will be a separate registration for this program to cover lunch, briefing materials, custom congressional meeting schedules, and information packets for lawmakers. Registration is $45 during early bird registration and will be $75 thereafter. Once registered for the Advocacy Program, you will receive further instruction and information to help prepare for your Capital Hill visits. (Please note this event overlaps with the second day of Board Prep Course)
2015 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology MOC Module Session
Thursday, September 17, 7:00pm-9:30pm
American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) 2015 Update in Cardiovascular Disease Module Session
Friday, September 18, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Breakfast Symposium: Appropriate Use Criteria: Debating the Right Patient, Right Test at the Right Time
Saturday, September 19, 6:15am-7:55am
The Satellite Symposium will increase learners’ competence in choosing the appropriate test in the appropriate patient through case-based learning. Participants will be able to gain competence and performance improvement related to: recent multimodality Appropriate Use Criteria, current patterns related to appropriate use, importance of risk assessment and stratification in patient selection, application of appropriate use criteria and guidelines when nuclear cardiology studies are ordered and understanding when other imaging modalities will be more appropriate. Live program will offer a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 1.5 ARRT Category A credits to technologists. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Astellas Pharma US., Inc.
- Recommend appropriate nuclear cardiology testing based on the patients’ clinical information and risk stratification and provide recommendations to the referring physician
- Describe the revised recommendations of the multimodality Appropriate Use Criteria and how to evaluate the appropriateness of the various imaging modalities
- Describe the importance and implementation of establishing pre- and post-test probabilities and risk stratification of patients undergoing imaging studies
- Compare and contrast imaging modalities and their appropriateness for use in patients requiring a diagnostic/prognostic imaging study
- Describe the various tools for assisting healthcare providers in deciding on the most appropriate test for their patient
6:15 am Welcome & Introduction – Program Chair, Gregory S. Thomas, MD, MPH
6:20 a.m. Should Women and Men with Similar Potential Ischemic Symptoms Be Tested Differently? L. Samuel Wann, MD & Regina Druz, MD, FASNC
6:45 a.m. Is PET Preferred Over SPECT for All Patients Undergoing Pharmacologic Stress? Randall Thompson, MD, FASNC & Ron Blankstein, MD, FASNC
7:10 a.m. Should Calcium Scoring Serve as a Gate Keeper to MPI in a Patient with Atypical Chest Pain? Stephen R. Underwood, MBChB, FASNC & Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH
7:45 a.m. Adjourn
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Appropriate Use of Cardiovascular Imaging for the Referring Clinician
September 17, 2:50pm-6:30pm
Gain competence ordering cardiac imaging procedures to know when to apply appropriate use criteria and guidelines to make it easy and clear for you in ordering nuclear cardiology imaging studies. Learn the latest in analyzing the use of nuclear imaging in women with CAD. ASNC designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™