Nuclear Cardiology Today

NC 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.

Technologists:
Saturday-only Registration Now Available!

Practical Approaches to Optimizing the Value of Contemporary Nuclear Cardiology
Saturday, April 13, 8:00—11:30 am
  • Overview of PET and SPECT Hardware & Software
  • PET Imaging Today • Quantitative PET Myocardial Blood Flow  
  • Cardiac Amyloidosis Clinical Overview and How to Do Tc-99m PYP Imaging Appropriately

    Moderators: April Mann, CNMT, MASNC; Robert Pagnanelli, CNMT, FASNC Faculty: Marcelo Di Carli, MD; Wael Jaber, MD; Ed Ficaro, PhD, FASNC
    Credits: Earn up to a maximum of 3.5 ARRT Category A credits.*


NC Today Final Program and  Cardiac Amyloidosis Workshop 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 
 

Venue

Headquarter Hotel:
Innisbrook Golf & Spa Resort
36750 US Highway 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL  United States  34684
(855) 778-4018

  • Enjoy 15% off Salamander Spa services
  • Discounted golf rates
Innisbrook Golf FL
Our housing block at the Innisbrook Golf & Spa Resort is full. Check the followiing nearby hotels for availability:

Hampton Inn
39284 US Hwy 19 N,
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
(727) 945-7755

Quality Inn
38724 US Hwy 19 N
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
(727) 934-5781)

Best Western Plus Yacht Harbor Inn
150 Marina Plaza
Dunedin, FL 34698
(727) 733-4121)

For additional options, check Hotels.com

 

Course Directors

Dr. Callnon Dennis A. Calnon, MD, MASNC
Ohio Health Heart & Vascular Physicians
Columbus, Ohio
Dr. Wolinsky David G. Wolinsky, MD, MASNC
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Weston, Fla

Overall Goal

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.

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

Learning Objectives

At 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

Credit

Course will provide *19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 19 ABIM MOC knowledge points to physicians, and  *17.50 ARRT Category A credits to technologists.
*Credits subject to change


Disclosure Policy

As an accredited provider of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support.  In compliance with these standards, it is ASNC’s policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific merit in all of its educational activities through the disclosure of relevant financial relationship with commercial companies and resolution of conflicts of interest.  The financial interest or relationships requiring disclosure are outlined in ASNC’s CME Conflict of Interest Policy.  All planners, reviewers and presenters involved with this activity were required to disclose any relevant financial relationships.
The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology has reviewed this activity’s faculty disclosures and resolved or managed all identified conflicts of interest.

Commercial Acknowledgement

This activity is supported by educational grants from Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc. and Digirad. ​
 

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