ASNC Leadership Development Program Overview

Assuring a dedicated and experienced set of members to assume positions of leadership in the Society has been an ongoing goal of the ASNC Board of Directors. To achieve this goal, the ASNC Leadership Development Program (LDP) was established to identify and train ASNC members for positions of leadership in ASNC. A "position of leadership" is understood to be a member of the Board of Directors, a chair of an ASNC committee, subcommittee, or writing group, or an important position in an organization that often works with ASNC (e.g., NRC, NIH, CBNC, ICANL, etc.).


"Being a participant in the program has allowed me to become involved with the society on a new level and afforded me the opportunity to join multiple committees, which will provide me with the experience to one day become a leader and carry on the mission of ASNC and support the role of nuclear cardiology in the medical field."
-Matthew H., MD

The ASNC Leadership Development Program selects participants through an application process. As part of the application process, candidates will select a leadership "track" in which to concentrate their volunteer efforts. A description of each track is listed below:
  • Research leadership track participants will be mentored by an advanced clinician educator, investigator, or a program faculty member and will be trained in skills such as manuscript submission/review, question writing, and didactic instruction. These individuals will also participate in a specific faculty development focused course wherein participants will learn speaking and presentation skills, needs assessment, formative assessment question writing, conflicts of interest policy, and the fundamentals of quality improvement.
  • Health Policy and Advocacy leadership track participants will be mentored by a health policy committee member and will be introduced to legislative advocacy, regulatory processes, and billing and coding issues.
  • Education and Clinical Quality Improvement leadership track participants will be mentored by a senior leader from an office-based practice in order to learn how to manage clinical teams, engage in quality improvement within their institution or practice setting, use performance data to track patient outcomes. These graduates will be instrumental in helping ASNC develop resources and tools for physicians in practice, including fundamentals of quality improvement, lab accreditation and assessment resources, and patient care information materials. 
The ASNC Leadership Development Program is a three-year mentoring program. There will be an annual review of all participants to confirm active participants and suggest changes, as necessary. The Leadership Development Program Chair (Prem Soman), Administrative Committee (Karthik Ananthasubramaniam, Jennifer Mieres, Robert Pagnanelli, and Donna Polk) and a member of the ASNC staff will oversee the program.

For questions about this program, please contact the ASNC office at (703) 459-2555 or info@asnc.org.