ASNC Announces 2014 Fellows-In-Training Program

The event will be held March 28, 2014 Preceding ACC 10.4

Bethesda, MD (January 27, 2014) The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) will present the "2014 Nuclear Cardiology for Fellows-In-Training" program on March 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. The educational program will provide an in-depth overview of the clinical applications and technical elements of nuclear cardiology, and will highlight clinical and multimodality considerations for nuclear cardiology practitioners.

The fellowship program, supported by a generous educational grant from Astellas Pharma US, Inc., is designed to provide an overview of the clinical applications and technical elements of nuclear cardiology.

Today's cardiology fellows are the future of cardiovascular care. These future experts face many challenges as the health care environment continues to evolve including the application of appropriate use of high quality cardiac imaging as part of the cardiac care continuum. As they work to define the future of healthcare, ASNC is working to support efforts to provide value and a patient-centric approach to nuclear cardiac imaging, commented Kathleen Flood, CEO of ASNC.

Nuclear Cardiology practitioners, nuclear medicine and radiology fellows who plan on attending ACC.14, are encouraged to attend. To register for ASNC's Fellows-In-Training Program, visit: /fellows.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Recognize the proper application of the ACC/ASNC Appropriate Use Criteria across a variety of patients;
  • Employ optimal methodology to acquire, process, interpret, and report nuclear cardiology studies;
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of new protocols and imaging technologies and how to incorporate these into clinical practice;
  • Review and improve interpretation skills in standard and emerging technologies in nuclear cardiology;
  • Recognize how to utilize clinical guidelines to enhance performance, document compliance, and improve clinical management;
  • Analyze and update the basic physiological approach to stress testing and perfusion imaging; 
  • Review the role of radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease; and
  • Evaluate the role of complementary myocardial imaging techniques.
About the Program Chair:
Addressing attendees will be J. Mouaz H. Al-Mallah, MD, FASNC, of King Abdul-Aziz Cardiac Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Al-Mallah is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, and at King Saudi bin Abdul Aziz University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Additional faculty presenting will include:
  • Patty Reams, CNMT, RT(R), NCT, FASNC | Ohio State University Heart Center
  • Prem Soman, MD, FASNC |  UPMC Heart & Vascular Institute
  • Sharmila Dorbala, MD, FASNC  |  Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Vasken Dilsizian, MD FASNC  |  University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Ajay Srivastava, MD, FASNC  |  Stanford University
The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) is the leader in education, advocacy, and quality in cardiovascular imaging, with more than 4,500 members worldwide. ASNC provides its members with a variety of continuing education programs related to nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular computed tomography (CT), promotes accreditation and certification in nuclear cardiology, establishes standards and guidelines for training and practice, and serves as a representative in health policy and the principal advocacy voice for professionals in the field. For the ASNC fact sheet, click here. To visit the website, visit:

This event is not part of the official ACC Annual Scientific Session. This event does not qualify for continuing medical education (CME).