Register for ICNC 2017 by Feb. 27 and Save!

ASNC encourages everyone in the Nuclear Cardiology community to attend International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT (ICNC 2017) and take advantage of early-bird registration discounts. When you register for ICNC 2017 by Feb. 27, you'll save over $100.  

In preparation for ICNC 2017, we talked with Organizing Co-chairs Frank Bengel, MD, Anastasia Kitsiou, MD, and Rob S.B. Beanlands, MD, about this unique conference and what attendees love about it. 

ASNC: What makes ICNC 2017 special? 

Dr. Bengel: ICNC 2017 is the international meeting for Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT. It delivers a unique opportunity for faculty and attendees from all around the world to network and share new developments in Nuclear Cardiology and CT related to imaging.  The conference is now recognized for engaging speakers from all around the globe to focus on the topics that affect our specialty.
ASNC: Why should clinicians from North America travel to Vienna for ICNC 2017?
Dr. Beanlands: The ICNC conference gives clinicians more time dedicated to their specialty, without the distractions of other practice areas that are common at many other international cardiology meetings. It's important for Nuclear Cardiology and CT specialists to continually broaden their scope. At ICNC 2017, attendees will learn about established practices in other regions, such as Europe and Asia, and collect new insights that could help us look at evolving questions, or challenges, in different ways. Attendees will learn about the strengths and challenges of other systems from around the world.
ASNC: What will attendees learn at ICNC 2017?
Dr. Kitsiou: The ICNC 2017 program will highlight innovation and the global exchange of scientific information. In addition to focusing on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT, attendees will choose among a variety of multimodality imaging sessions, including MRI and echocardiography. Trainees, young investigators and emerging leaders will benefit from the focused insights on different imaging specialties, developing trends and innovations. 
Dr. Bengel:  Yes, and young investigators will compete in the ICNC 2017 Young Investigators Awards Session. Many of today's leaders were once winners of those sessions. It's a terrific springboard for a research-focused career.
Dr. Beanlands: Keep in mind that many of today's innovations are coming from the international community. Whereas 10-15 years ago, Nuclear Cardiology advances tended to be driven by what was happening in North America, now they are coming from around the globe. At ICNC 2017, you get a direct view of burgeoning innovations. For example, French researchers are investigating inflammation and endocarditis, German centers are embracing molecular imaging, Japanese centers are working extensively with mIBG and BMIPP, and North America continues to advance technologies and clinical applications in PET and SPECT. New areas of strengths are emerging internationally that we could not have predicted 20 years ago. 
Dr. Kitsiou:  In addition, this year, a level 1 certification on Nuclear Cardiology will be offered for ICNC 2017 attendees who will follow a designated “level 1 track” of lectures. And don't forget, the ICNC conference is a result of friendship between the American and European nuclear cardiology societies and their members. Plus, it's in Vienna, one of the most exciting and beautiful cities in the world.
ICNC's reduced registration fees are available until Feb. 27.