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Big Questions, Little Questions: Bring Them All to 'Nuclear Cardiology Today'

Where do nuclear cardiology teams go to get their most pressing questions answered? To ASNC's Nuclear Cardiology Today program, of course! It's where the experts assemble to tackle questions the field and individual attendees are asking. Join your colleagues April 21-23.

ASNC continues to celebrate Technologists Month

ASNC has a long, proud history of supporting the entire laboratory imaging team practicing nuclear cardiology. Each team member brings a specific area of expertise and unique knowledge to the imaging lab. We are proud to announce that as a way of thanking Technologists.

Become an ASNC Technologist Member (Video)

Technologists play an important role in the imaging process and the success of our patients' outcomes. 

Call for Nominations: 2018 ASNC Board of Directors

The ASNC Nominating Committee is seeking recommendations for members to serve as Director of the Society.

Freebies & Deep Discounts for FITs

1 – ASNC/SCCT 2017 Nuclear Cardiology & CT for Fellows-in-Training: Whether you are a cardiology, nuclear medicine or radiology fellows-in-training, the best way to start your ACC.17 experience is with a FREE how-to course on applying nuclear cardiology and CT imaging in various conditions and understanding the appropriate use mandate.  View the agenda & enroll for free.
2 – Nuclear Cardiology Today:  2½ days of in-depth, case-based training to help you deliver optimal care while learning how you can participate in improving daily operations in the lab, enhancing efficiencies, reducing costs, streamlining administrative processes and adapting to the new performance-evaluation and reimbursement models. Take advantage of deep discounts on registration for FITs.

Tips for FITs: 5 Ways to Make the Most of a Society Conference

I joined ASNC not as a cardiology fellow or during my first three years of practice as an echocardiographer, but when I went back for training as an advanced cardiac imaging fellow (in nuclear cardiology/PET).  My ASNC membership was free—as it is for all FITs who meet basic criteria, which are meant to be inclusive and support career development—and it provided immediate access to guidelines, consensus documents, practice points, the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology (the flagship journal of ASNC) and other tools essential for FITs.  And, importantly, as a FIT member of ASNC I had the opportunity to apply for ASNC's Leadership Development Program (ASNC-LDP).  I was privileged to be selected for this unique program, which opened doors to many collaborations that helped build leadership skills that were invaluable as I launched my hospital's nuclear cardiology program, which now is known for clinical excellence and research. Nuclear cardiology and, most importantly, ASNC were the stepping stones to me becoming an advanced imaging technologist.

JumpStart: Understanding Employment Contract Basics: Term & Termination

Too many physicians coming out of training, faced with an employment contract, believe, “If I want the job, I need to sign.” Not necessarily. And, even if a prospective employer considers the contract “nonnegotiable,” a legal review is still helpful to ensure you understand what is expected of you and what you can expect from your employer. 

An employment contract is designed to establish, in writing, a shared understanding of each party's obligations during and after employment. ASNC is working with my colleagues at Alice G. Gosfield and Associates, PC, and me on a series of articles intended to help its members gain a better understanding of what contractual terms generally mean. Here we focus on clauses relating to the “term” of the agreement and to termination. These are two of the most important sections of an employment contract. 

Message for FITs, from ASNC President Raymond Russell, MD, PhD, FASNC

“You are never too young (or too old) to have a mentor.”
There, in a single sentence, is the one piece of wisdom I want to share with every cardiologist, no matter their specialty or season of life. It's has been a guiding principle for my own career and the message I share in my role as the program director of the cardiology fellowship program at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. 

I urge you to turn to your mentor (or mentors) throughout your career, for clinical training and for wisdom as your career unfolds. Mentors can be your sounding board, your kindest and best-intentioned critic and your most loyal friend as you choose jobs, set goals, negotiate contracts or select an academic track. Your mentor may give the constructive criticism that improves your CV, hones your presentation or grant-writing skills and refines your interview savvy. Your mentor should be the person you turn to celebrate a success and learn from a failure. 

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 

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.