Nuclear Cardiology Now: Middle East

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Join us for the third annual Nuclear Cardiology Now: Middle East, June 8-10 to access the latest information in nuclear cardiology to help improve PatientFirst care. Learn from globally recognized faculty as they share the latest information on nuclear cardiology and evidence-based treatment options for patients with suspected cardiovascular disease.

The program includes contemporary didactic lectures, case-based learning, and in-depth panel discussions all designed to enhance your skills and knowledge with the common goal of improving patient-centered care and outcomes.

Participants can earn CME accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialists.

Learning Objectives

  • Illustrate the approach to managing patients with chest pain in the Middle East, United States, and Europe
  • Describe the role of PET myocardial perfusion imaging in the evaluation of patients with suspected cardiovascular disease
  • Review practical solutions to evaluating patients presenting with a combination of normal and abnormal diagnostic results
  • Illustrate the important role of nuclear imaging in utilizing a multimodality approach to managing patients with amyloidosis
  • Describe advances in nuclear imaging for the evaluation of cardiac infection and inflammation

Agenda and Faculty

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Time (EDT) Topic Speaker
8:00 AM Welcome from Program Chair Wael Jaber
8:02 AM ASNC President Address Mouaz H. Al-Mallah, MD, MSc
8:05 AM SHA Welcome Address Ahmed Aljizeeri
8:08 AM IAEA Address Diana Paez
8:11 AM Plenary Lecture: AUC for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease Chairs:
  • Wael Jaber
  • Ahmed Aljizeeri
  • David Winchester
8:26 AM Discussion  
Session I: Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in Modern Chest Pain Management Chairs:
  • Ahmed Alsaileek
  • Adel Allam
  • Wael Jaber
8:31 AM Assessment of Atherosclerosis (Calcium score and CTA) Ahmed Aljizeeri
8:51 AM Value of Physiology Beyond Anatomy Marcelo Di Carli
9:11 AM Incremental Role of Imaging in the Era of HS Troponin Paul Cremer
9:31 AM Patient Specific Testing: One Test Does Not Fit All Krishna Patel
9:46 AM Panel Discussion
Time  Topic Speaker
8:00 AM Plenary Lecture: Nuclear Imaging for Infection and Inflammation - State of the Art Chairs
  • Larry Phillips
  • Mohammad Haidar
  • Fabien Hyafil
Session II: Case-based Presentation and Discussion: PET for Inflammation and Infection Chairs:
  • Ahmed Aljizeeri
  • Akram Al-Ibraheem
  • Wael Jaber
8:20 AM PET Imaging: How To? ASNC Practice Points Nishant Shah
8:35 AM PET in Endocarditis/Infection: ACC Versus ESC Vasken Dilsizian
8:50 AM PET for Sarcoidosis: First Line and When to Re-Image? Panithaya Chareonthaitawee
9:05 AM Molecular Imaging of Cardiac Amyloidosis: From Unraveling Pathophysiology to Transforming Patient Care Sharmila Dorbala
9:20 AM Clinical Trials in Amyloid Heart Disease Ahmad Masri
Time  Topic Speaker
Session III: Case-based PresentationsPractical Solutions Chairs:
  • Alia Abdel Fattah
  • Fadi Hage
  • Albree Tower
  • Greg Thomas
  • Rob Beanlands
8:00 AM MPI After CABG Abhayjit Singh
8:10 AM Assessment of Viability for CTO Erika Hutt
8:20 AM Imaging a Middle Age Female With Chest Pain Rupa Sanghani
8:30 AM CAC Above 1000, Is There a Role for MPI? SPECT Versus PET? Mahmoud Al Rifai
8:40 AM Intermediate Lesions on CCTA—What's Next? Firas Al Badarin
8:50 AM Positive Stress ECG and Normal MPI—What's Next? Islam Shawky
9:00 AM Open Discussion with Program Chairs and Faculty


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