Program Overview

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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. Coaching young leaders in necessary skill sets and providing opportunities to hone these abilities is critical. To achieve these goals, the ASNC Leadership Development Program (LDP) was established to identify and train ASNC members for positions of leadership in ASNC.

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.).
The ASNC LDP Committee selects participants through an application process. As part of the process, candidates will identify areas of interest. Once accepted to the program, participants will be provided opportunities to develop skills that match their interest. These areas include research, health policy and advocacy, and education and clinical quality improvement. 
  • Participants will have opportunities to learn 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.
  • Participants will be introduced to legislative advocacy, regulatory processes, and billing and coding issues.
  • Participants will have opportunities 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. 
During the two-year mentoring program, there will be a periodic review of all LDP participants to evaluate their participation and suggest changes, as necessary. The Leadership Development Program Chair, Dr. Lawrence Phillips, an Administrative Committee, and a member of the ASNC staff will oversee the program.
For questions please contact the ASNC office at (703) 459-2555 or email

Three Pillars of the ASNC Leaders Development Program (LDP)

  • Mentorship from a leader in our Society
  • Development of Leadership Skills
  • Participation in and work on ASNC programs, including appointment to an ASNC committee
1. Mentorship Goal: Establish career-long relationship with a luminary in nuclear cardiology
  • 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
2. Leadership Development Goal: Develop additional leadership skills with ASNC-focused webinars and participation in LDP special projects

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
2021 Special Projects (TBD)
  • ASNC FIT Curriculum – tentative 12 modules
  • Networking Events 
  • Social Media
  • Advocacy activities
3. ASNC Participation Goal: Learn the inner workings of ASNC and work with other leaders to expand its impact
  • Each LDP member will be assigned to committees, educational initiatives and other ASNC programmatic activities over the course of the two-year program
    • Examples of committees: Education, Annual Meeting Program, Cardiovascular PET, Health Policy, ImageGuide Registry Research and Publication, International Advisory Panel, 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)