Board Exam Prep Course

 

 Sept. 5-6 | San Francisco Marriott Marquis | San Francisco, CA

This course is designed for physicians preparing for the certification or recertification exam in nuclear cardiology, as well as physicians interested in a broad review in nuclear cardiology topics.The overall goal of this activity is to enhance physician competence by providing a comprehensive review of the CBNC blueprint exam in nuclear cardiology, including the most up-to-date information, developments, treatment protocols, methodology, and best test for the right patient at the right time to optimize patient outcomes in their nuclear cardiology practice.
 

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San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 1+ (415) 896-1600
San Francisco Travel Tips

Note: If you are unable to book a room with San Francisco Marriott Marquis, ASNC has made accommodations at The Park Central Hotel, just few blocks away.
 

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 a maximum of 19* 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 enable the participant to earn up to 19* 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 points.
*Subject to Change

Program Agenda

Program Agenda

Program Highlights Include:

  • Case-based clinical lecture format
  • Read with the Experts sessions
  • Mock exams
  • Discounted rates on Nuclear Cardiology Board Prep 2018 On Demand
  • Opportunity for self-assessment with Audience Response System
Board Prep Course
 

Program Objectives

The primary objectives of the course are to enable participants to:
  • Appraise knowledge of physics and instrumentation associated with nuclear imaging
  • Explain image acquisition and processing, including artifacts
  • Describe risk stratification
  • Integrate radiation safety standards into professional practice
  • Discuss the use of nuclear imaging in assessment viability
  • Interpret perfusion images, including PET and ventricular function imaging
  • Utilize perfusion imaging in the assessment, diagnosis and response to therapy in CAD patients and special populations

Presentations

Physics
Production of Radionuclides and Radiopharmaceuticals
Instrumentation
Stress Testing, Image Interpretation and Protocols
Risk Stratification
Technical Aspects of Acquisition and Processing
Gated Perfusion SPECT
Radionuclide Ventricular Function Imaging
Artifact Recognition
Instrumentation Quality Control
The Basics of Radiation Safety
Assessment of Myocardial Viability, Including PET

In addition, there will be four practice tests.

Faculty

Co-Chairs: Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC and E. Lindsey Tauxe, CNMT, MEd, FASNC

Accreditation:


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.