Agenda

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
 
Special
NIH01 Novel Developments in Probes
8:45am-9:45am
 
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 
 
Abstracts  
ePoster Session 1
4:30pm – 5:45pm
Moderators: Cigdem Akincioglu, MD; Prem Soman, MD, PhD, MASNC
  
Social 
Virtual Welcome Reception  
6:00pm – 7:00pm 

 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Plenary 
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 
 
PET 
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 
 
Plenary 
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 
 
Abstracts
112 ePoster session 2
1:10pm – 2:25pm
Moderators: Gary Heller, MD,PhD, MASNC; Diwakar Jain, MD, MASNC 
 
Advanced 
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 
 
Advanced 
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 
 
Abstracts 
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
 
Social 
Happy Hour 
6:45pm - 7:45pm 
 
 
Saturday, October 2, 2021
 
Plenary 
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 
 
Advanced 
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 
 
Abstracts 
207 Best Clinical Research Abstracts 
10:15am - 11:15am
Moderators: Maria Sciammarella, MD; Donna Polk, MD, MPH
 
Plenary 
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 
 
Abstracts
212 ePoster session 3
1:10pm – 2:25pm
Moderators: Robert deKemp, PhD, FASNC; Rory Hachamovitch, MD, MASNC 
 
Advanced 
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 
 
PET 
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 
 
Special 
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 
 
PET 
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 
 
Special 
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 
 
5:15pm
- 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 
 
Social 
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