Future Leaders of Nuclear Cardiology

Apply to the 2020 Future Leaders of Nuclear Cardiology Symposium

Application deadline: October 9
Program Date: November 6
Fee: Complimentary

To demonstrate its commitment to the future, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology Board of Directors welcomes applications to participate in the 2020 Future Leaders in Nuclear Cardiology educational symposium. The ASNC leadership is dedicated to inspiring and supporting cardiology fellows considering a career in cardiac imaging and particularly those with a focus on nuclear cardiology. 
This exciting program will bring together cardiology fellows with a strong interest in multi-modality cardiovascular imaging to trailblazers and thought leaders in the field.  Among the program luminaries who will share inspiration from own journeys are Barry Zaret, MD (Yale University), Marcelo Di Carli, MD (Harvard Medical School), Prem Soman, MD, PhD (University of Pittsburgh), and Randall Thompson, MD (Saint Luke’s Health System). Together with other prominent leaders, they will present perspectives and advice from their career experiences. Question and Answer Roundtables and small group Breakout Sessions have been designed to foster personal interaction between participants and faculty.
The program is open to current general cardiology fellows with a strong interest in cardiovascular imaging and nuclear cardiology. The symposium will take place in a virtual format on Friday, November 6, 2020. Participation is free; however, interested individuals must make application for selection. The application deadline is October 9, 2020.

Application Requirements
  1. Member of ASNC (must join if accepted to attend)
  2. Current cardiology fellow in one of the following scenarios:
    1. Current cardiology fellow at an ACGME accredited institution
    2. A general cardiology fellow committed to pursuing a career in cardiac imaging
    3. A general cardiology fellow interested nuclear cardiology
  3. A brief statement (300 words or fewer) describing your interest in and motivation for attending this symposium
  4. ONE letter of recommendation/endorsement by a faculty member describing your commitment to a career in cardiac imaging and your potential as a future leader in the field (Program Director letter is preferred if possible)
  5. A copy of your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Course Directors

Dr. Di Carli
Marcelo Di Carli, MD 
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Soman
Prem Soman, MD, PhD, MASNC
University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Thompson
Randall Thompson, MD, FASNC
Saint Luke’s Health System

The faculty will share the lessons they’ve learned during their 30+ year career, including insights on topics such as—
  • Career prospects in ischemic heart disease and molecular imaging: Tools you’ll need to succeed
  • Nuclear cardiology as the optimal pathway for multimodality imagers
  • How to be an innovation leader: Starting a PET lab & more
  • Are you ready to bring value to your new job? Tips to try, temptations to resist
  • Building the bridge from fellow to attending
  • Finding funding for your investigation
  • How to choose the right research topic for you
  • Your first job – Find, Fit, Flourish

To leverage ASNC’s Learn-Network-Lead approach by assembling a select group of cardiology fellows committed to a career in cardiac imaging to help foster their aspirations and pursuits as future leaders in multi-modality cardiovascular imaging and nuclear cardiology.


  1. To expose cardiology fellows to established leaders in nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular imaging
  2. To introduce role models and foster mentoring relationships between leaders and fellows interested in cardiovascular imaging
  3. To raise awareness of challenges in the implementation of best practices in cardiovascular imaging
  4. To explore successful career paths for those interested in
    1. Cardiac imaging
    2. Clinical practice
    3. Clinical investigation
    4. Basic and translational science
    5. Multimodality imaging