Nuclear Cardiology Today

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NC Today 2019: Practical Approaches to Optimizing the Value of Contemporary Nuclear Cardiology
April 12-14, 2019
Innisbrook — Palm Harbor, Fla.


 

Registration opening early 2019

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology’s Nuclear Cardiology Today program, now in its 12th year, provides attendees with practical knowledge and expert perspectives on the delivery of high-value nuclear cardiology services in the evolving healthcare environment. This 2-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. The program also includes a half-day dedicated technologist session addressing issues specific to the technologist’s practice.
 

“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 

Course Directors

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

Need Statement

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.

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 Dilemmas session 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 Objectives

  • 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
     

Draft Agenda

Credit

Course will provide  *17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 17.5 ABIM MOC Points to physicians, and  *16.0 ARRT Category A credits to technologists. 

*Credits subject to change
 

Disclosure

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.





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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.