Leadership Development Program
The ASNC Leadership Development Program (LDP) is a three-year mentorship program developed to prepare future leaders of both the society and the field of nuclear cardiology.
ASNC LDP participants will be paired with an ASNC mentor and leader who will provide guidance through the program and in their early career. Participants join in a series of live webinars focused on the areas of advocacy, guideline development, and education in support of ASNC's mission. LDP participants also receive training in how to cultivate important leadership skills such as effective presentation tactics, strategic planning, consensus building, and media training. Finally, LDP participants will be appointed to a position of leadership on an ASNC educational program, committee or other major ASNC activity to hone their skills.
More information about the program
Thank you to everyone who submitted an application this year.
Selection to the Leadership Development Program (LDP) is by a competitive application and open to all U.S. and international ASNC members who meet the requirements listed below.
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"... LDP is what each participant makes of it, but learning to be an advocate for policies that enhance patient care, helping to shape our clinical standards and working alongside the field’s pioneers … that’s what we’re aiming to offer today’s young members so they’ll become tomorrow’s leaders."
- 2017 ASNC President and former LDP participant Raymond Russell, III, MD, PhD, MASNC
- Candidate must be a member of ASNC,
- Demonstrate involvement in ASNC activities, and
- Be within 5 years of completion of their last training program (Cardiology fellowship/ Radiology or Nuclear Medicine residency/ advanced cardiac imaging training/ technologist training) for US applicants, or within 10 years for International applicants.
Application Submission Requirements
- Completed Application Form
- Letter of Recommendation
- Current Curriculum Vitae or Résumé
- Statement of Interest (maximum of 500 words)
Selection criteria include time committed to advanced training in nuclear cardiology or cardiac imaging, job responsibilities in nuclear cardiology/imaging, involvement in ASNC and other imaging societies and strength of the recommendation letters.
The three pillars of the program include A) Mentorship from a leader in ASNC; B) Development of Leadership Skills; and C) Participation in ASNC programs through a position of leadership. 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.).
- 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.
- Mentorship from a leader in our Society
- Development of Leadership Skills
- Participation in and work on ASNC programs, including appointment to an ASNC committee
- Semi-annual, 30-minute calls between mentor/mentee
- Onus on the LDP member
- Staff available to help
- Intent for mentors to understand interests and areas of expertise of mentees and provide them with related experiences, both within and beyond ASNC (e.g., ASNC educational faculty, research contributor)
- Brief semi-annual reports from both mentor and mentee (staff initiated) to ASNC
2020-21 Quarterly Webinar Series
- November: ASNC Post-Game – The Nuts and Bolts of Putting together a National Scientific Meeting
- December: The Art and Science of Writing Great Test/CME Questions
- February ASNC 102: Developing Relationships with Government Agencies and Legislators and advocating for focused plans
- May: Striving for Sunshine: Working with Industry in 2021
- TBD: Quality Not Quantity: Learning the process for development of quality statements and guidelines
- ASNC FIT Curriculum – tentative 12 modules
- Networking Events
- Social Media
- Advocacy activities
- Each LDP member will be assigned to committees, educational initiatives and other ASNC programmatic activity throughout the three-year program
- Examples of committees: Education, Annual Meeting Program, Cardiovascular PET, Health Policy, ImageGuide Registry Research and Publication, International Advisory, Member Relations, Quality Steering, Registry Oversight, Social Media Task Force, Technology
- Committee assignments start in January of each year
- Semi-annual, 15-minute chats between Participant; LDP Chairman; ASNC Staff Liaison (staff initiated)
2020 LDP Participants
|Sarah Cuddy, MB, BCh, BAO
Brigham and Women's Hospital
|Sanjay Divakaran, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
|Cesia Gallegos Kattan, MD
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut
|Shaden Khalaf, MD
Houston Methodist Hospital
|Robert Miller, MD
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|Michael Osborne, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
|Krishna K. Patel, MD, MSc
Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri
2019 LDP Participants:
Christine Wiefels, MD, MSC
Univseridad Federal Fluminense
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Samia Massalha, MD
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON Canada
Matthieu Pelletier-Galarneau, MD
Montreal Heart Institute
Javier Valencia-Gomez, MD
John Stroger Hospital of Cook County
John Bois, MD
Omar Abou-Ezzedine, MDCD, Ms
2018 LDP Participants:
Niti Aggarwal, MD
University of Wisconsin
Clinical Science Center
Charmine Hart, CNMT
LLC/Invivo Molecular Imaging
Rafael Lopes, MD, PhD
Hospitol do Caraco
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Shiva Pandey, MD
Boston Univesity School of Medicine
Amalia Peix, MD, PhD
Institute of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery
La Habana, Cuba
Vikas Veernanna, MD
Bershire Medical Center
"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