Nuclear Cardiology Today
Join ASNC for Two Dynamic Programs!
- Cardiac Amyloidosis Overview
- NC Today: Practical Approaches to Optimizing the Value of Contemporary Nuclear Cardiology
April 12-14, 2019 | Palm Harbor, Fla.
Come early to attend the Cardiac Amyloidosis Program
This two-and-a-half day program reviews the most recent advances in SPECT and PET imaging and provides practical insights into running an efficient and productive nuclear cardiology laboratory. The case-based approach to disease management equips participants to demonstrate the value of nuclear cardiology to their administrators and referring physicians.
Now in its 12th year, the program provides attendees with practical knowledge and expert perspectives on the delivery of high-value nuclear cardiology services in the evolving healthcare environment. A key feature of the program is addressing everyday practice dilemmas that arise in the nuclear lab.
Bring your Technologist!
We've included a half-day dedicated technologist session addressing issues specific to the technologist’s practice, in addition to the main program.
“Attendees appreciate that they can bring their questions and problems—the things that are keeping them up at night—to NC Today and take home solutions that have worked for our renowned faculty as well as for attendees from labs a lot like theirs.” -Dr. Wolinsky, NC Today co-director
Dennis A. Calnon, MD, MASNC, Ohio Health Heart & Vascular Physicians, Columbus, Ohio
David G. Wolinsky, MD, MASNC, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Fla
Registration for Cardiac Amyloidosis and NC Today have become popular! We have identified the Hampton Inn as our overflow hotel for Thursday night only to help meet demand. Please book your room at the Hampton Inn for Thursday night and the headquarter hotel, Innisbrook, for Friday and Saturday nights.
Book room at Hampton Inn 39284 US Hwy 19 N, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Phone: (727) 945-7755- The rate for single or double room is $125/night plus resort fees and taxes. Please identify yourself as an attendee of 2019 ASNC NC Today Meeting and provide them with the meeting code, ASNC, so you can get the special discounted rate. The cut-off date for your reservations is March 21, 2019, 5 pm EST.
Statement of Need
More than 7 million nuclear cardiology studies are performed each year. Performing appropriate high-quality testing is critical to maximizing patient care. For nuclear cardiology and multimodality imagers, understanding and implementing the latest advances in the field of nuclear cardiology and positioning the value of these tests appropriately within the diagnostic work of patients, results in value-based care. Nuclear cardiology is an evolving field with continuing advances in software, instrumentation and radiopharmaceuticals to provide the high-quality clinically relevant information for patient care. These advances require those involved in the providing nuclear cardiology studies to be continuously updated to ensure the procedures are used appropriately and safely and that recent clinical and technological advances are incorporated in a timely manner to continue to improve the image quality and interpretation to provide the best clinical care. Nuclear Cardiology Today: A Practical Approach to Contemporary Nuclear Cardiology provides the opportunity for nuclear cardiologists, multimodality imagers, radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and nuclear imaging technologists to learn the latest updates and advances in nuclear cardiology to enhance patient care using case-based learning and open dialogue with experts in the field
This program will increase learners’ competence in solving technical and clinical issues facing imaging professionals running nuclear cardiology laboratories. The case-based approach to disease management equips participants to demonstrate the value of nuclear cardiology to their administrators and referring physicians. The Health Policy sessions provide an update regarding the latest changes in policy and reimbursement that impact the contemporary nuclear cardiology laboratory. The Practical Dilemma sessions provides attendees with the opportunity to understand how the expert faculty deal with many of the common problems encountered in everyday practice where no evidence-based clinical guidelines exist.
Learning ObjectivesAt the end of this activity, learners will be able to:
Describe recent advances in cardiac single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) acquisition, processing and interpretation, and how they impact clinical practice
Define ways to avoid image artifacts with SPECT imaging
Characterize non-imaging abnormalities associated with pharmacologic stress testing
Summarize recent advances in positron emission tomography (PET) technology
- Differentiate CTFFR from PET with myocardial blood flow
Employ optimal methodology to interpret and report nuclear cardiology studies
Determine the impact of MACRA/MIPS on value-based care
Evaluate the role of coronary calcium scoring in managing patients with CAD
Compare and contrast the roles of anatomic and physiologic imaging in patients with CAD
- Integrate appropriate use criteria into test decision process
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CreditCourse will provide *19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 19.25 ABIM MOC knowledge points to physicians, and *17.50 ARRT Category A credits to technologists.
*Credits subject to change
Commercial AcknowledgementThis activity is supported by educational grants from Astellas Pharma, US Inc. and Digirad.
The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology has reviewed this activity’s faculty disclosures and resolved or managed all identified conflicts of interest.
ASNC has received the highest level of recognition, Accreditation with Commendation, from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Accreditation with Commendation is awarded to CME providers that demonstrate compliance in all aspects of accreditation requirements and for demonstrating exemplary engagement with the environment in support of physician learning and physician quality improvement.