ASNC2020: 25th Annual Scientific Session and Exhibition

Sep 25, 2020 ‐ Sep 26, 2020

ASNC2020: 25th Annual Scientific Session Meeting On Demand
American Society of Nuclear Cardiology


This On Demand activity is comprised of sessions and presentations from the live virtual ASNC2020 25th Annual Scientific Meeting hosted September 9-October 7, 2020. The focus of ASNC2020 meeting is to showcase current best practices, new ideas and emerging technology, radiation safety and appropriate use criteria in the nuclear cardiology clinical practice.

Important Dates
Date of Release: October 26, 2020
Date of Termination: October 26, 2021

Statement of Need

In order to maintain competence and improve performance, imaging professionals must assimilate and integrate knowledge spanning multiple areas, including clinical data, technical aspects of imaging, and appropriate application of imaging (e.g., clinical guidelines and appropriate use criteria). Each of these areas is constantly evolving, particularly as innovative technologies and novel pharmacologic agents are introduced. ASNC2020 On Demand is an educational activity designed to help imaging professionals on how to best improve outcomes for their patients with CVD.

Overall Purpose: This activity will increase learners’ competence in solving technical and clinical issues when treating patients with CVD. Sessions present different approaches to cardiac disease management to how to best improve patient outcomes. These sessions address topics in appropriate use criteria, SPECT best practices, PET best practices, new and emergent cardiac imaging procedures, lab performance and procedures, radiation safety, reporting, and lab performance and the application of appropriate guidelines-based treatments.

Commercial Acknowledgement
This activity has not received any commercial support. 

Organizing Committee
Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, MD, Chair
Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC
Rob S.B. Beanlands, MD, MASNC
Randall C. Thompson, MD, FASNC

Program Committee

Terrence D. Ruddy, MD, MASNC, Chair
Piotr J. Slomka, PhD, FASNC, Vice Chair
Omar Abou-Ezzedine, MDCM
Niti R. Aggarwal, MD, FASNC
Cigdem Akincioglu, MD
Andrew Arai, MD
Daniel S. Berman, MD, MASNC
Ron Blankstein, MD, FASNC
Renee Bullock-Palmer, MD, FASNC
Dennis Calnon, MD, MASNC
Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, MD
Benjamin Chow, MD, FASNC
Paul C. Cremer, MD

Robert A. deKemp, PhD, FASNC
Andrew J. Einstein, MD, PhD, FASNC
Ernest V. Garcia, PhD, MASNC
Fadi Hage, MD, FASNC
Edward Hulten, MD, MPH, FASNC
Mark C. Hyun, CNMT, NCT, RT(N), FASNC
Wael Jaber, MD
Scott D. Jerome, DO, FASNC
Viet Le, MPAS, PA-C
Saurabh Malhotra, MD, MPH, FASNC
Edward J. Miller, MD, PhD, FASNC
Robert J.H. Miller, MD
Rene Packard, MD, PhD

Mi-Ae Park, PhD
Krishna Patel, MD
Donna M. Polk, MD, MPH, FASNC
Mehran Sadeghi, MD
Thomas H. Schindler, MD, PhD
Ronald G. Schwartz, MD, MS, MASNC
Nishant R. Shah, MD, MPH, FASNC
Albert J. Sinusas, MD, FASNC
Gary R. Small, MBChB, PhD
Prem Soman, MD, PhD, MASNC
Brett W. Sperry, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate improved skills in image interpretation and reporting
  • Learn how to recognize and minimize technical problems and artifacts that may be associated with cardiac imaging
  • Learn the appropriate use of cardiac imaging techniques based on current guidelines
  • Evaluate new imaging technologies, software, and stress techniques
  • Understand the role of nuclear and cardiac CT imaging in overall patient care
  • Learn the importance of balancing radiation exposure with image quality
  • Describe future directions in cardiac PET, CT, and SPECT/CT in order to anticipate training and equipment needs
  • Understand the clinical implication of CT coronary angiography cases and recognize its value and limitations in clinical cardiology

Target Audience

This course is intended for cardiologists, radiologists, nuclear medicine specialists, practice administrators, nuclear technologists, nurses and other health care professionals with an interest in the field of nuclear cardiology.

Accreditation and Continuing Education Credit

Physicians: The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 50.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Policy

As an Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) accredited continuing medical education (CME) provider, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support. In compliance with these standards, it is ASNCs policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific merit in all of its educational activities through disclosure of relevant financial relationships with commercial companies and resolution of conflicts of interest. The financial interest or relationships requiring disclosure are outlined in ASNC’s Conflict of Interest Policy. All planners, reviewers, moderators, presenters involved in 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 through a peer review process.

Full list of faculty disclosures can be accessed here. Also, disclosures appear in individual sessions. 

Claiming CME credits

1. Read the CME front matters
2. View the session(s) of your choosing
3. Click the CME information tab
4. Complete the evaluation/post-test
5. Once you have completed the evaluation/post-test, click confirm and print your certificate. You will need to print a separate certificate for each session you view and evaluate as the system does not allow for combining session credits. 

Off Label Use

Presentations may include discussion of drugs or devices, or uses of drugs or devices, which have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have been approved by the FDA for specific uses only. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the physician to determine the FDA clearance status of each drug or device he or she wishes to use in clinical practice. ASNC is committed to the free exchange of medical education. Inclusion of any discussion in this program, including discussion on off-label uses, does not imply an endorsement by ASNC of the uses, products or techniques presented. Presenters are required to disclose to the learners, if there is any off-label usage within the presentation.

Medium or Combination of Medium Used:
ASNC2020 Scientific Session Meeting on Demand is available online on mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets.

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ASNC Contact Information:
American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
9302 Lee Highway, Suite 1210
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: (703)-459-2555

Members: $549.00
Standard: $849.00