Main Meeting Dates – September 30- October 2, 2021

(Cases with the AcesSocial Media Session, and Technology and Techniques are scheduled outside the main dates)
Thursday, September 30, 2021
NIH01 Novel Developments in Probes
NIH02 Novel Developments in Instrumentation and Imaging Technologies
10:00am - 11:00am
NIH03 Obtaining Grants and Study Sections
12:00pm - 1:00pm
NIH04 Perspective from NIH and AHA on Funding Opportunities
1:15pm - 2:15pm
Social Media 
SM02 Cardiac Care Post COVID: The New Normal 
2:30pm - 4:00pm 
Moderator: Krishna K. Patel, MD 
2:30pm - Cardiac Imaging in the Aftermath of the COVID Pandemic : Value of Cardiac CT - 
Andrew Choi, MD 
2:40pm - Cardiac Imaging in the Aftermath of the COVID Pandemic: Value of Cardiac MR - 
Purvi Parwani, MD 
2:50pm - Cardiac Imaging in the Aftermath of the COVID Pandemic: Value of #CVNuc - 
Brett W. Sperry, MD 
3:00pm - Change in Practice of Multimodality CV Imaging Post COVID - 
Sharmila Dorbala, MD, MPH, MASNC 
3:10pm - Debate: COVID and Imaging Research 
  • More Good than Bad - Mouaz H. Al-Mallah, MD, MSc, FASNC 
  • More Bad than Good - Venkatesh L. Murthy, MD, PhD, FASNC 
  • Rebuttals and Discussion 
ePoster Session 1
4:30pm – 5:45pm
Moderators: Cigdem Akincioglu, MD; Prem Soman, MD, PhD, MASNC
Virtual Welcome Reception  
6:00pm – 7:00pm 

Friday, October 1, 2021

101 Presidents' Session and Mario Verani Lecture 
8:30am - 9:45am 
Moderator: Donna M. Polk, MD, MPH, FASNC 
8:35am - ASNC2021 Program Chair Welcome - Piotr J. Slomka, PhD, FASNC 
8:40am - President's Welcome - Randall C. Thompson, MD, FASNC 
8:50am - ASNC Award Presentations - TBD 
9:00am - President-elect's Presentation - Dennis A. Calnon, MD, MASNC 
9:15AM - Verani Lecturer Introduction - Jeffrey A. Leppo, MD, MASNC 
9:20am - Verani Lecture: Imaging and Prevention - A Truly Powerful Combination - 
Gregory S. Thomas, MD, MPH, MASNC 
Clinical Solutions for the Nuclear Cardiologist 
105 Beyond the Test Results - Providing Patient Centered Care in the Era of Precision Medicine 
10:15am - 11:15am 
Moderator: David G. Wolinsky, MD, MASNC 
10:15am - Assessment of Patients with Angina and Chronic CAD with Severe Ischemic CM - What is the Best Diagnostic Strategy - Amalia T. Peix Gonzales, MD, PhD 
10:30am - Assessment of the patient with truly equivocal PYP study - Ahmad Masri, MD 
10:45am - The Precision of the Nuclear Study Report - Firas Al Badarin, MD 
11:00am - Discussion 
Image-based Case Management 
106 Amyloid: Black, White or Grayscale 
10:15am - 11:15am 
Moderator: Gabriel B. Grossman, MD, PhD, FASNC 
10:15am - 10:35am - Real World Experience: Is This Amyloidosis 
  • Case Presenter - Daniel Davies, MD 
  • Panelist/Discussant - Omar F. Abouezzeddine, MDCM 
10:35am - 10:55am - Who to Screen 
  • Case Presenter - Michael Ayers, MD 
  • Panelist/Discussant - Jamieson M. Bourque, MD, FASNC 
10:55am - 11:05am - Nuclear Cardiology at the Speed of Light 
  • Case Presenter - Mina Swiha, MD 
  • Panelist/Discussant - Cigdem Akincioglu, MD 
107 Overcoming the Obstacles to Starting a Cardiac PET Program 
10:15am - 11:15am 
Moderator: Dennis A. Calnon, MD, MASNC 
10:15am - How Can I Convince my Heart Service Line Administrators to Invest in Cardiac PET? - 
Jeffrey A. Rosenblatt, MD, FASNC 
10:30am - How do I Decide What Kind of PET Camera to Buy, which Perfusion Tracer to use? Help!! - 
Prem Soman, MD, PhD, MASNC 
10:45am - I Know How to Read SPECT MPI. How Can I Learn to Interpret and Report a PET MPI study? - Rupa Mehta Sanghani, MD, FASNC 
11:00am - Discussion 
110 A Precision Approach to Cardiac Amyloidosis 
11:45am - 1:00pm 
Moderator: Cesia Gallegos, MD 
11:45am - Epidemiology and Pathophysiology - Frederick L. Ruberg, MD 
12:02pm - Nuclear Cardiology for Cardiac Amyloidosis - Sabahat Bokhari, MD 
12:19pm - Imaging Recommendations - Sharmila Dorbala, MD, MPH, FASNC 
12:36pm - Treatment Options and Evaluation of Response - Mathew S. Maurer, MD 
12:53pm - Discussion 
112 ePoster session 2
1:10pm – 2:25pm
Moderators: Gary Heller, MD,PhD, MASNC; Diwakar Jain, MD, MASNC 
115 Applying Artificial Intelligence to Provide Precision Medicine 
2:30pm - 3:30pm 
Moderator: Albert J. Sinusas, MD, FASNC 
2:30pm - Artificial Intelligence to Provide Patient Specific Reporting - Ernest V. Garcia, PhD, MASNC 
2:47pm - Artificial intelligence; Direct Image Interpretation - Damini Dey, PhD 
3:04pm - Artificial Intelligence to Improve Risk Prediction - Juhani Knuuti, MD, PhD 
3:21pm - Discussion 
Clinical Solutions for the Nuclear Cardiologist 
116 Optimizing Your Nuclear Lab in 2021 and Beyond 
2:30pm - 3:30pm 
Moderator: Niti R. Aggarwal, MD, FASNC 
2:30pm - Minimizing Radiation Exposure to Patients Without Compromising Quality in Nuclear Stress MPI Studies - Andrew J. Einstein, MD, PhD, FASNC 
2:45pm - Recommendations for Patient Selection for SPECT vs. PET Stress MPI - 
Donna M. Polk, MD, MPH, FASNC 
3:00pm - Performing and Reporting an Optimal PYP Study - Saurabh Malhotra, MD, MPH, FASNC 
3:15pm - Discussion 
Intersocietal Multimodality Imaging 
117 Quantification of Myocardial Blood Flow: A Joint Session with SCMR 
2:30pm - 3:30pm 
Moderators: Roxana Campisi, MD; Alejandro Meretta, MD
2:30pm - CMR: Advances in MR Quantitative Flow - Subha V. Raman, MD
2:45pm - SPECT: Are We There Yet? - Terrence D. Ruddy, MD, MASNC 
3:00pm - PET: We Have the Numbers, now what do we do? - Marcelo Di Carli, MD, MASNC 
3:15pm - When do you Need an Invasive Measurement/Assessment - Nils P. Johnson, MD 
Image-based Case Management 
120 FDG PET Biomarkers: Inflammed, Dead or Somewhere in Between 
4:00pm - 5:00pm 
Moderator: Wael A. Jaber, MD 

4:00pm - 4:20pm - Inflammed or not Inflammed: That is the Question 
  • Case Presenter - Krishna K. Patel, MD 
  • Panelist/Discussant: Timothy M. Bateman, MD, MASNC 
4:20pm - 4:40pm - Wanted Dead or Alive: Viability Imaging 
  • Case Presenter - Lindsey Aurora, MD 
  • Panelist/Discussant - Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC 
4:40pm - 5:00pm - Holy Glucose! Difficult Sarcoid Studies 
  • Case Presenter - Cesia Gallegos, MD 
  • Panelist/Discussant - Edward J. Miller, MD, PhD, FASNC 
Intersocietal Multimodality Imaging 
121 Infection Imaging: A Joint Session with EANM 
4:00pm - 5:00pm 
Moderator: Fabien Hyafil, MD, PhD 
4:00pm - Native and Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis - Leon Menezes, MD 
4:12pm - Device Infection - Jamieson M. Bourque, MD, FASNC 
4:24pm - LVAD Infection - Vasken Dilsizian, MD, MASNC 
4:36pm - Beyond FDG PET: Alternative Nuclear Imaging Tools - Paola A. Erba, MD, PhD 
4:48pm - Discussion 
122 Advances in SPECT Hardware and Instrumentation 
4:00pm - 5:00pm 
Moderator: Mehran Sadeghi, MD 
4:00pm - Latest Advances in SPECT Camera Systems - Piotr J. Slomka, PhD, FASNC 
4:12pm - Improving Clinical Cardiac SPECT Reconstruction - Chi Liu, PhD 
4:24pm - SPECT Myocardial Blood Flow: Ready for Routine Clinical Use? - Jennifer Renaud, MSc 
4:36pm - SPECT/CT: Making the Most of Both Modalities - Case Presentations – Alessia Gimelli, MD 
4:48pm - Discussion 
Young Investigator Presentations 
5:15pm - 6:45pm 
Moderator: Mehran Sadeghi, MD
Judges: Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, MD; Fadi Hage, MD, FASNC; Ami Iskandrian, MD, PhD, MASNC; Rene Packard, MD, PhD
Happy Hour 
6:45pm - 7:45pm 
Saturday, October 2, 2021
201 Making Diversity Personal 
8:30am - 9:45am 
Moderators: Robert C. Hendel, MD, MASNC; Leslee J. Shaw, PhD, MASNC 
8:30am - Keynote Presentation - Implicit Bias: The Silent Influence - Quinn Capers, MD 
9:00am - Unique Aspects of Nuclear Cardiology in Women and Underrepresented Minorities - 
Jennifer H. Mieres, MD, MASNC 
9:15am - Strategies for Diversity in the Workplace - Pamela Douglas, MD 
9:30am - Overcoming Disparities in Care - Kim A. Williams Sr., MD, MASNC 
205 Advanced Clinical Applications in Molecular and Nuclear Cardiology: Moving Beyond the Coronaries 
10:15am - 11:15am 
Moderator: Vasken Dilsizian, MD, MASNC 

10:15am – Vasculitis - Riemer H.J.A Slart, MD 
10:27am - Peripheral and Aortic Vascular Disease - Albert J. Sinusas, MD, FASNC 
10:39am – Aortic Valve Disease – Rong Bing, MD 
10:51am - Endocarditis and Device Infections - Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, MD 
11:03am - Discussion 
Clinical Solutions for the Nuclear Cardiologist 
206 Practical Day to Day Dilemmas in the Nuclear Lab 
10:15am - 11:15am 
Moderator: Brett W. Sperry, MD 
10:15am - Performing and Reporting Stress MPI in Patients with Dextrocardia. Do the Test? What is the Best Strategy? - Ernest G. DePuey, MD, MASNC 
10:27am - Stress Testing Patients with Pacemakers (including BiV) and ICD - 
Rami Doukky, MD, FASNC 
10:39am - Cardiac 99mTc-PYP Scintigraphy, Pitfalls and Perils in Daily Practice - 
Prem Soman, MD, PhD, MASNC 
10:51am - Patient with Family History of ATTR-CA Referred to the Nuclear Lab for Screening. Do the Test? What is the Best Strategy? - Renee Bullock-Palmer, MD, FASNC 
11:03am - Discussion 
207 Best Clinical Research Abstracts 
10:15am - 11:15am
Moderators: Maria Sciammarella, MD; Donna Polk, MD, MPH
210 Precision Imaging in Ischemic Heart Disease 
11:45am - 1:00pm 
Moderator: Gary V. Heller, MD, PhD, MASNC 
11:45am - The Importance of Coronary Physiology: Lessons from the Cath Lab - William Fearon, MD 
12:00pm - A Patient-Centered Testing Focus: Right Test, Right Situation, Right Time - 
Robert C. Hendel, MD, MASNC 
12:15pm - Nuclear Cardiology for Planning Therapy in Ischemic Heart Disease - 
Lawrence M. Phillips, MD, FASNC 
12:30pm - Value of Coronary Blood Flow Measurement - Viviany R. Taqueti, MD, FASNC 
12:45pm - The Role of Adjunctive Calcium Scoring in Nuclear Cardiology - 
Daniel S. Berman, MD, MASNC 
212 ePoster session 3
1:10pm – 2:25pm
Moderators: Robert deKemp, PhD, FASNC; Rory Hachamovitch, MD, MASNC 
215 Emerging Radiotracers: Precision Imaging of the Future 
2:30pm - 3:30pm 
Moderator: Rob S.B Beanlands, MD, MASNC; Vasvi Singh, MD 
2:30pm - F-18 Sodium Fluoride Imaging to Refine Risk Prediction - Jacek Kwiecinski, MD 
2:42pm - F-18 Flurpiridaz Imaging for Precision Imaging - Jamshid Maddahi, MD, FASNC 
2:54pm - Novel Radiotracers to Probe Atherosclerosis - Pamela Woodard, MD 
3:06pm - Molecular Imaging for Inflammation - Ahmed Tawakol, MD 
3:18pm - Discussion 
Intersocietal Multimodality Imaging 
216 Chest Pain Imaging in 2021: Focus on the New Guidelines 
2:30pm - 3:30pm 
Moderator: Lawrence M. Phillips, MD, FASNC; Erick Alexanderson, MD
2:30pm - Nuclear: Where Do SPECT and PET Fit In - Mouaz H. Al-Mallah, MD, MSc, FASNC 
2:42pm - Echo: Is there Still a Role for Stress Echo - Patricia A. Pellikka, MD 
2:54pm - CT: Should Everyone Have a CTCA - Koen Nieman, MD, PhD 
3:06pm - MRI: Will CMR Still be Underutilized - Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, MD, PhD, FESC, FRCP 
3:18pm - Discussion 
217 Advances in PET Technology 
2:30pm - 3:30pm 
Moderators: Keisha McCall, PhD Mark F. Smith, PhD 
2:30pm - Will Digital PET Improve Myocardial Perfusion and Flow Imaging? - Mi-Ae Park, PhD 
2:45pm - Benefits and Limitations of Hybrid PET-CT vs. Dedicated PET - James A. Case, PhD 
3:00pm - Motion Detection and Compensation Methods for Cardiac PET - 
Robert A. deKemp, PhD, FASNC 
3:15pm - Discussion 
220 The CT Side of Hybrid Imaging: What You Need to Know 
3:45pm - 5:15pm 
Moderators: Renee Bullock-Palmer, MD, FASNC; Dennis A. Calnon, MD, MASNC 
3:45pm - Welcome and Introduction - Dennis A. Calnon, MD, MASNC 
3:50pm - What Your Technologist Needs to Know - Timothy L. Dunn, CNMT 
4:00pm - CT Imaging and Radiation Considerations - James A. Case, PhD 
4:15pm - Findings the Cardiologist Should Not Miss - Timothy M. Bateman, MD, MASNC 
4:35pm - A Radiologist's Perspective on Cardiac Hybrid CT Images - Andrew C. Homb, MD 
5:00pm - Discussion 
Image-based Case Management 
221 Evaluation of Chest Pain; Real World Considerations 
4:00pm - 5:00pm 
Moderator: Paul Cremer, MD 
4:00pm - 4:20pm - SPECT with CAC Score 
  • Case Presenter - Talal Alnabelsi, MD 
  • Panelist/Discussant: John J. Mahmarian, MD, MASNC 
4:20pm - 4:40pm - PET with Flow Reserve in Women 
  • Case Presenter - Aldo Schenone, MD 
  • Panelist/Discussant: Viviany R. Taqueti, MD, FASNC 
4:40pm - 5:00pm - CTA and Perfusion Imaging: Can We Get Along? 
  • Case Presenter - Jonathan A. Aun, DO 
  • Panelist/Discussant: Edward Hulten, MD, MPH, FASNC 
222 Cardiac PET in Practice: Clinical Solutions for Complex Disease 
4:00pm - 5:00pm 
Moderator: Sharmila Dorbala, MD, MPH, MASNC 
4:00pm - PET Myocardial Perfusion Imaging for Assessment of Ischemia - 
Rob S.B Beanlands, MD, MASNC 
4:15pm - Integrating MBF into Risk Assessment - Heinrich R. Schelbert, MD, PhD 
4:30pm - How to use PET for Sarcoid and Inflammatory Imaging - Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, MD 
4:45pm - Discussion 
225 Impact of Imaging Trials for Coronary Artery Disease: Now and in the Future 
5:15pm - 6:15pm 
Moderators: Robert J. Gropler, MD, MASNC; Ron Blankstein, MD, FASNC 
- What Does ISCHEMIA Mean for Clinical Practice? - Raymond J. Gibbons, MD, MASNC 
5:30pm - New Lessons from SCOT-HEART - Michelle Williams, MD, PhD 
5:45pm - Coronary PET: Beyond Flow - David Newby, MD, PhD 
6:00pm - Discussion 
Closing Happy Hour 
6:15pm - 7:15pm 

Cases with the Aces Sessions Schedule

CA01 Cleveland Clinic: PET MPI and Metabolic PET (Viability, CS, Infection, Vasculitis) 
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm 
CA02 Cedars Sinai: SPECT (MPI and PYP) and PET MPI 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm 
CA03 Tale of the Two Rochesters: Cardiac Sarcoid and Amyloid (Mayo Clinic) 
Monday, September 27, 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm 
CA04 Tale of the Two Rochesters: Amyloid and Sarcoid (University of Rochester) 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm 
CA05 Brown University: Everyday Cases from a Busy Lab 
Monday, October 4, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm 
CA06 Rambam Healthcare Campus, Haifa, Israel: Everyday Cases from a Busy Lab 
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm 
CA07 University of Ottawa Heart Institute: Metabolic PET (Viability, CS, Infection, Vasculitis) and PET MPI 
Monday, October 11, 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm 
CA08 MidAmerica Heart Institute: PET MPI and MBF 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm 

Social Media Session Schedule

SM01 Show me how to #SoMe: How to Harness the Power of #CardioTwitter at Every Stage of Your Career 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm 
Moderator: Mrinali Shetty, MD 
5:00pm - FIT and Early Career Perspective - Amit Goyal, MD, MS 
5:15pm - Mid-Career Perspective - Niti R. Aggarwal, MD, FASNC 
5:30pm - Late-Career Perspective- John Erwin, MD 
5:45pm - International Perspective - Biljana Parapid, MD, PhD 
6:00pm - Technologist/Physicist Perspective - Ian Armstrong, PhD 
6:15pm - Discussion 

Technology & Techniques Sessions Schedule

T-101 Protocols and Reporting 
Saturday, October 9, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am 
Moderator: Timothy L. Dunn, CNMT 
9:00am - How to Write Amyloid Protocols - Jaime Warren, CNMT, MBA 
9:30am - What Should be Included in a Report - Monica Embry-Dierson, CNMT 
10:00am - Quality Considerations - Mary B. Farrell, CNMT, R(N), FASNC 
T-102 Exercise Stress Testing 
Saturday, October 9, 2021 10:45am - 12:15pm 
Moderators: Maria L. Mackin, MS, CNMT, RT(N); Vasvi Singh, MD 
10:45am - Treadmill - Jessica Williams, CNMT 
11:15am - Regadenoson - Mark C. Hyun, CNMT, NCT, RT(N)(R), FASNC 
11:45am - PPE - Josh Reynolds, CNMT ARRT (N)(CT)(MR) 
T-103 Sarcoidosis 
Saturday, October 9, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm 
Moderator: Mark C. Hyun, CNMT, NCT, RT(N)(R), FASNC 
1:00pm - Patient Preparation - Maria L. Mackin, MS, CNMT, RT, RT(N) 
1:30pm - Acquisition - Eric J. Schockling, CNMT 
2:00pm – Processing - Steven Raible, MD, FASNC 
T-104 Special Circumstances 
Saturday, October 9, 2021 2:45pm - 3:45pm 
Moderator: Jaime Warren, CNMT, MBA 
2:45pm - PPE 101 for Nuclear Medicine - Joseph Dietz, CNMT 
3:15pm - Pharma vs. Treadmill Stress Testing - Scott D. Jerome, DO, FASNC