Nuclear Cardiology Today

Nuclear Cardiology Today: A Comprehensive Review and Update

NC Today 2016

April 29-May 1, 2016
Chicago Marriott O'hare | 8535 West Higgins Road | Chicago,IL 60631
 

 

Nuclear Cardiology Today Delivers 3 Days of ‘How-to’ Learning & Case-Based Education

In healthcare today, value is the name of the game. It’s driving almost every conversation, from how quality care is assessed and how clinicians are perceived to how reimbursement will be calculated in the near future. At ASNC’s popular Nuclear Cardiology Today program, attendees will immerse themselves in a curriculum that combines practical, case-based learning with forward-looking discussions about increasing the value of imaging in practice. 

Transition your lab from volume to value to ensure future success. Join us for our Nuclear Cardiology Today program, the ONLY program focused solely on the latest in nuclear cardiology is now offering a record number of practical presentations on SPECT, PET & CT technology, radiation dose, challenging cases and more for cardiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, nuclear technologists and radiologists!

“This year we’ll offer even more of the practical, from new protocols and instrumentation to the AUC mandate and the push for cost-effectiveness.” 

--Program Co-director Dennis A. Calnon, MD, FASNC

“You attend Nuclear Cardiology Today to learn how to perform the newest cardiology techniques and which patients will benefit from them. The NC Today curriculum focuses on education and interaction aimed at helping cardiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, radiologists and technologists increase the value of the imaging they deliver and improve their patients’ outcomes.” 

--Program Co-director David A. Wolinsky, MD, MASNC

Credit Information: ASNC designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for Physicians and a maximum of 17 ARRT Category A Credits for technologists.*Subject to change once program is finalized

Overall Goal

This program will increase learners’ competence in solving clinical and practice management issues facing nuclear cardiology imaging professionals.

Target Audience
This activity is intended for cardiologists and nuclear cardiology technologists practicing in the field of nuclear cardiology.

Program Objectives
After participating in this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Describe recent advances in nuclear cardiology, including SPECT and PET and evaluate and apply these advances to improve patient care
  • Describe the rationale for stress perfusion imaging and the use of new pharmacologic tracers
  • Select patients for nuclear cardiology procedures based on Appropriate Use Criteria
  • Describe radiation reduction methods in nuclear cardiology, including instrumentation, software and lower radiation imaging protocols
  • Compare and contrast the strengths and weaknesses of other nuclear cardiac imaging procedures and how they can be most effectively incorporated into clinical practice
  • Describe the role of multimodality imaging to enhance patient care
  • Review and improve interpretation skills in standard and emerging technologies in nuclear cardiology
  • Employ optimal methodology to interpret and report nuclear cardiology studies
  • Evaluate the potential of new imaging agents, including 123I-mIBG in clinical practice
  • Understand the role of Image Guide Registry in establishing and documenting QI measures

Agenda

Course Directors: Dennis A. Calnon, MD, FASNC, David G. Wolinsky, MD, FASNC

All or a portion of this activity may fulfill all of your CME/CE requirements for the year!

Registration Fees: Early Bird
(Register by April 14)
Pre-Reg and On-Site
(April 15-April 29)
Physician Member $525 $625
Intl. Dev. Country Physician Member $375 $475
Technologist Member $375 $475 $375 in celebration of Tech Month
Fellows-in-Training Member $375 $475
Physician Non-Member $775 * $875
Technologist Non-Member $775 ** $875
Fellows-in-Training Non-Member $775 * $875

Registration includes lunch on Saturday.
NOTE: We've added a Practice Administrator Sunday-only registration rate, register as a Non-member and use discount code SUNONLY16 at checkout.

*Not an ASNC member? 
Join today to save on your registration!
**In celebration of ASNC's Technologist Month we're offering a special discount, use code TECHNC16 at checkout

Accommodations
Marriott hotel offering special event rate: $123 per night if booked by April 14.
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Event Hashtag: #NCToday

Nuclear Cardiology Today is supported by an educational grant from Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc., Medical Affairs, Americas