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Register for ICNC 2017 by Feb. 27 and Save!

ASNC encourages everyone in the Nuclear Cardiology community to attend International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT (ICNC 2017) and take advantage of early-bird registration discounts. When you register for ICNC 2017 by Feb. 27, you'll save over $100.  

In preparation for ICNC 2017, we talked with Organizing Co-chairs Frank Bengel, MD, Anastasia Kitsiou, MD, and Rob S.B. Beanlands, MD, about this unique conference and what attendees love about it. 

 

Bring Science to Your Practice at Nuclear Cardiology Today: Best Practices for Today, Innovations for Tomorrow

Join ASNC for 2½ days of in-depth, case-based training to help you lead your Nuclear Cardiology team in today's rapidly evolving healthcare environment. “Nuclear Cardiology Today” Program Co-directors Dennis A. Calnon, MD, MASNC, and David G. Wolinsky, MD, MASNC, and a cadre of expert faculty will help you identify opportunities to improve daily operations in your lab. You'll take home new information for improving patient care, enhancing efficiencies, reducing costs, streamlining administrative processes and adapting to the new performance-evaluation and reimbursement models. 

16 From 2016: ASNC Year in Review and a Heartfelt Thank YOU!

Dear Colleagues, 
As we begin a new year, I find myself looking back on 2016, grateful for the opportunity to have served as president of ASNC and honored to have worked with all of you to advance our mission of improving cardiovascular outcomes through image-guided patient management. Now, as we pause before diving into 2017, your ASNC team is evaluating the past year's efforts and accomplishments and setting goals for 2017. Join us as we count down our top 16 memories of 2016, look to the future and thank you, our many volunteers, for leading the way. 
Brian G. Abbott, MD, MASNC
2016 President, ASNC 

Report from the EuroEcho and Imaging Conference- Leipzig, Germany

Guest blog author: Dr. Wael Jaber - Chair, ASNC - EACVI Session 

House Passes 21st Century Cures Act with Funding Allocation for NIH, FDA

On Dec. 2, the U.S. House of Representatives passed what is being called the biggest health reform bill since the Affordable Care Act. The 21st Century Cures Act passed the House by a vote of 392-26. The bill most notably invests $4.796 in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) over 10 years and $500 million to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), although that funding would need to be released by congressional appropriators to be spent.

ImageGuide Registry: Nuclear Cardiology's MACRA Reporting Solution

Nuclear cardiology practices from across the United States are enrolling in ASNC's ImageGuide Registry, a decision that positions them to fulfill Medicare's new reporting requirements and advance their quality-improvement goals, all while making few administrative changes and, for ASNC members, incurring no new costs.  

Thanks to All Our 2016 Volunteers

Thanks to all the members that voluntarily served on ASNC committees in 2016--we had a great year with your help! Committee work is essential to ASNC to provide leadership and support for its programs, events, and services. 

Dr. Raymond Russell, III, to Be Inducted as ASNC's 24th President

On Jan. 1, 2017, Raymond Russell, III, MD, PhD, FASNC, will be installed as ASNC's 2017 president. Dr. Russell is associate professor of medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, RI. He is program director of the cardiology fellowship at Brown as well as the director of both Nuclear Cardiology and Cardio-Oncology for the Cardiovascular Institute of Lifespan, which includes Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital. He is active in the clinical and educational missions of the Cardiovascular Institute.

ASNC, IAC and SNMMI Call for Field to Focus on Radiation Dose Optimization in Nuclear Cardiology

Working in concert, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), the IntersocietalAccreditation Commission (IAC)'s Nuclear/PET accreditation division and the Society of Nuclear Medicine inMolecular Imaging (SNMMI) are mandating optimized radiation doses in conjunction with the nuclear cardiology studies (i.e., myocardial perfusion imaging) performed throughout the United States and beyond. 

Youngest Person to Present at Annual Conference takes 2nd Place in YIA

Aditya Shekhar, the youngest person to present at an ASNC annual conference, took 2nd place in the 2016 Young Investigator's Competition and was recognized by his school in an inspiring article
"This experience only further solidifies advice I was given when I started down this road: anyone with a well-executed idea can make a difference in the world!"
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