Boot Camp: A Comprehensive Boot Camp for Heart Service Line Administrators, Lab Managers, and Nuclear Cardiologists
These sessions from the live ASNC2017 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting September 14-17, 2017 in Kansas City, MO are focused on practice management topics such as staffing of a nuclear cardiology lab, staff training, economics of coding and billing, ideal lab equipment, and optimal protocols.
Activity Release Date: 10/27/2017
Activity Expiration Date: 10/26/2018
Activity Last Review Date: September 30, 2017
Estimated time to complete this activity is 3 hrs.
Statement of Need
In order to maintain competence and improve performance for best patient outcomes, 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.
Overall Purpose: the overall goal of this activity is to enhance physician knowledge, competence and skills in applications about appropriate use criteria, radiation safety, reporting, and lab performance in using appropriate guidelines-based treatment.
This online activity is intended for cardiologists, radiologists, nuclear medicine specialists, and other health care professionals involved 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 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ASNC has achieved Accreditation with Commendation
Prem Soman, MD, PhD, FASNC, Chair
Brian G. Abbott, MD, MASNC
Firas Al Badarin, MD, FASNC
Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC
Timothy L. Dunn, CNMT
Raymond R. Russell, MD, PhD, FASNC
Randall C. Thompson, MD, FASNC
Donna M. Polk, MD, MPH, FASNC, Chair
Sharmila Dorbala, MD, FASNC, Vice Chair
James A. Arrighi, MD, MASNC
Rob S.B. Beanlands, MD, FASNC
Jamieson M. Bourque, MD, FASNC
Andrew J. Einstein, MD, PhD, FASNC
Oliver Gaemperli, MD
Fadi Hage, MD, FASNC
Christopher L. Hansen, MD, FASNC
Matthew E. Harinstein, MD
Gary V. Heller, MD, PhD, MASNC
Edward Hulten, MD, MPH, FASNC
Juhani Knuuti, MD, PhD
April Mann, MBA, CNMT, RT(N), NCT, FASNC
Edward J. Miller, MD, PhD, FASNC
Todd D. Miller, MD
Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH
Renee Bullock-Palmer, MD, FASNC
Dennis Calnon, MD, FASNC
Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, MD
Marcelo Di Carli, MD
Jane Dunne (ASNC staff)
Robert A. Pagnanelli, CNMT, RT(N)(R), FASNC
Mi-Ae Park, PhD
Matthew Parker, MD
Lawrence M. Phillips, MD, FASNC
Raymond R. Russell, III, MD, PhD, FASNC
Ibrahim M. Saeed, MD
Maria G. Sciammarella, MD
Nishant R. Shah, MD, MPH
Albert J. Sinusas, MD, FASNC
Mark I. Travin, MD, FASNC
James E. Udelson, MD, MASNC
As an Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) accredited continuing medical education (CME) provider, ASNC must insure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its continuing medical education activities. In order to achieve these goals, we require everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity to disclose to us all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. These relationships are those in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g. stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received or expected. We also consider relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner. With respect to personal financial relationships, ‘contracted research’ includes research funding where the institution receives the grant and manages the funds and the person is the principal or named investigator on the grant. Relevant financial relationships are financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity. In addition, should it be determined that a conflict of interest exists as a result of a financial relationship a planner or a speaker may have, it will be resolved prior to the activity. ASNC also requires that all faculty presenters disclose their intent to discuss any unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devices during their presentations.
1 designates presenter
2 designates peer reviewer/moderator
3 designates planner
The following individuals have stated that they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that produces health care goods or services, including computer software/hardware, related to the content of the educational presentation in which they are involved:
Relevant financial relationships with commercial interests have been stated as noted by the following planners, presenters and moderators:
2Al Badarin, Firas
Speakers Bureau: Lantheus
Intellectual Property Rights: CVIT
Consulting Fee: Navidea
Research Grant or Contractor:
1,2Di Carli, Marcelo
Research Grant or Contractor: Spectrum Dynamics
Advisory Board: Sanofi
Research Grant or Contractor: Astellas
Stock Interest: General Electric
Consulting Fee: GE Healthcare
Research Grant or Contractor: Philips, Toshiba
Research Grant or Contractor: Astellas, Novartis
Consulting Fee: Digirad
Research Grant or Contractor: Astellas GE
Advisory Board: AIM
Stock Interest: CVIT
Royalty: General Electric
Consulting Fee: Astellas, Inc
Speakers Bureau: Astellas, Inc
Advisory Board: Astellas Pharma USA
Consulting Fee: Consulting for ASNC, SNMMI and other professional societies, Bracco, Pharmalucence
Salaried Employee: Husband works for Pharmalucence
Consulting Fee: GE, Inc
Research Grant or Contractor: Bracco, Inc
Speakers Bureau: Astellass
Consulting Fee: Lantheus Medical Imaging Jubilant DRAXImage
Research Grant or Contractor: Lantheus Medical Imaging Jubilant DRAXImage, GE Healthcare
Consulting Fee: Intersocietal Accreditation Commission-PET/Nuclear peer review
Stock Interest: Novartis (spouse)
Salaried Employee: Novartis (spouse)
Stock Interest: General Electric
Research Grant or Contractor: Astellas
Advisory Board: Alnylam Pharma
Advisory Board: Lantheus
The information in this activity represents the opinion of the faculty and is not necessarily the official position of ASNC.
Policy on Off Label Use
Presentations may include discussion of drugs or devices, or uses of drugs or devices, that have not been approved by the 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.
Method of Participation and CME Certificates
To receive CME credit for this product, you must:
Medium or Combination of Medium Used:
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