ASNC President-elect Dr. Randall Thompson Highlights 'Reasons to Be Optimistic'

In ASNC's 25th Annual Scientific Session welcome plenary, the Society's president-elect, Randall C. Thompson, MD, FASNC, shared highlights of his journey as a nuclear cardiologist. He noted mentors and colleagues he has met along the way, and shared tales of global adventures experienced while traveling the globe to perform CT scans on mummies, apes, and tribesmen. 

At ASNC President-elect Randall C. Thompson, MD, FASNC, shared his view of the year ahead. 

The next adventure on Dr. Thompson's horizon is to serve as ASNC's 2021 president.

The year ahead is bringing many reasons for optimism, he said, including opportunities emerging from the pandemic; for example: enhanced remote learning and connections plus the public's appreciation for healthcare workers and their services. 

Dr. Thompson also pointed out priorities and initiatives in ASNC's future. He foresees an emphasis on multimodality imaging, as "it is where our fields are heading"; new educational initiatives, including "ASNC University" and an 80-hour radiation safety course; forthcoming webinars and information statements; and important advocacy priorities

Dr. Thompson will be installed as ASNC president on Jan. 1, 2021. He invited members to join ASNC's committees and contact him with their feedback and ideas.