Board Exam Prep Course

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Whether you’re preparing for 2020 Nuclear Cardiology Board Exams or just want to stay current on board-focused updates in nuclear cardiology, the virtual ASNC Board Exam Prep Course is for you. Learn from a renowned group of faculty who are experts in the field with content tailored to meet your study needs.
NEW for 2020:
  • The live virtual meeting will be held October 17-18
  • Access the self-paced virtual course materials and video lectures from faculty experts available starting September 11, 2020
  • New hot topics include THREE 20-minute “Focused Topics”:
    • SPECT Viability
    • 99mTcPYP imaging for Cardiac TTR Amyloidosis
    • Interpretation of cardiac and non-cardiac findings on SPECT and PET CT
  • Four mock exams, including faculty review and answer explanations tailored to attendee pre-test responses
  • Interactive Q&A with faculty experts
  • Earn up to 21.75* AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • New registration rates available
  • A study tool personalized to the content areas you need most 

New Virtual Format

ASNC will hold the 2020 Board Exam Prep Course as a virtual live meeting. Instead of the traditional two-day course held adjacent to the annual meeting, Board Prep 2020 registrants will have up to 5 weeks, starting Sept 11, 2020, to review recorded lectures and take the self-paced mock exams associated with the lecture material, based on the CBNC blueprint. 

The course will leverage a new virtual format to provide an educational experience that addresses areas that attendees' need most.

Here's how it works:

  • Set Your Own Pace: 
    • ​​Starting September 11, 2020, we will provide registrants with 19 pre-recorded sessions tailored to the CBNC exam blueprint.
    • You will be invited to take post questions, all of which will be answered by Board Prep faculty during live virtual sessions held Oct. 17-18. The tests -- and attendees' feedback -- will allow faculty to customize the live, virtual meeting precisely to attendees' needs.
    • Watch the presentations and take four mock tests at your own pace. 
  • "Cases with the Experts": 
    • Provided in pre-recorded sessions, SPECT and PET cases will highlight key points needed for the Boards and daily practice. Attendees' questions on the cases will be answered during the live virtual sessions. 
  • Teaching with the Tests: 
    • On Saturday, Oct. 17 and Sunday, Oct. 18, attendees will log on to the live virtual sessions. Experts will walk them through each exam, answer submitted questions, and explain the correct and incorrect answers. 
  • Going to Town with Your Questions: 
    • Participants will be able to submit questions throughout the five weeks as well as during the live virtual event.
    • During a special Board Prep Q&A Townhall on Oct. 18, attendees will take the virtual stage, posing their questions to the assembled faculty. "Ask anything," invites Dr. Ananthasubramaniam. "The faculty will address submitted questions and any additional questions attendees still have."  
CBNC Upcoming Dates
  • The CBNC application window is open for submissions for the CBNC exam November 10–December 3, 2020. 
  • The Certification Regular Deadline is Monday, August 24
  • The Recertification Regular Deadline is Tuesday, September 1.

Need a study resource now? 
Order 2019 Board Prep Meeting OnDemand

This online program contains 19 hours of recorded presentations from ASNC's 2019 Board Exam Prep Course and offers 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
TM and 19 ABIM Part II medical knowledge MOC points. CME credits expire September 11, 2020, but you may access the activity as a study tool until September 2021.

Program Highlights

  • Core didactics for Boards
  • Cases with the Experts, PET and SPECT
  • Focused Topics: SPECT Viability, 99mTc PYP Imaging and Interpretation
    of Non-Cardiac Findings
  • 4 mock exams including faculty review and answer explanation discussion tailored to participant responses
  • Opportunity for self-assessment 
  • 2020 program and agenda
  • Discounted rates on 2020 Nuclear Cardiology Board Prep OnDemand

Credits CME MOC

Accreditation and Continuing Education Credit
The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology designates this live activity for 21.75* AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification 
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 21.75* medical knowledge Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) MOC program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credits.

*Credits Subject to Change

Program Director and Course Chair


Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC
Director Nuclear Cardiology/Cardiac PET, Division of Cardiology,
Dept. of Internal Medicine
Henry Ford Hospital

"With ASNC's New Virtual Board Prep Course, Learners Drive the Content"
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Jamieson M. Bourque, MD, MHS, FASNC 
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA

James A. Case, PhD 
Cardiovascular Imaging Technologies
Kansas City, MO

Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, MD, FACC, FAHA 
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN

C. David Cooke, MSEE 
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

E. Gordon DePuey, MD, MASNC     
Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital
New York, NY
Andrew C. Homb, MD
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN

Robert Pagnanelli, BSRT(R)(N), CNMT, NCT, FASNC        
Duke Regional Hospital
Durham, NC

Rupa M. Sanghani, MD
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL
Prem Soman, MD, PhD, FASNC, FACC, FRCP (UK)  
UPMC Heart & Vascular Institute
Pittsburgh, PA

Raymond Taillefer, MD, FRCP, ABNM       
Hospital du Haut-Richelieu
Quebec, Canada

Jason Tavel, PhD, DABR     
Astarita Associates, Inc.
Smithtown, NY

ASNC has received the highest level of recognition, Accreditation with Commendation, from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Accreditation with Commendation is awarded to CME providers that demonstrate compliance in all aspects of accreditation requirements and for demonstrating exemplary engagement with the environment in support of physician learning and physician quality improvement.