Recent Advances in Clinical Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT: State of the Art Updates and 101 Evidence-Based Case Reviews

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COURSE OVERVIEW/STATEMENT OF NEED

Attend the multimodality imaging course that provides just what you are looking for!

  • Meet your IAC accreditation requirements of 15 Nuclear Credit Hours
  • Prepare for the various content examination areas of the Nuclear (CBNC) and Cardiac CT (CBCCT) Boards
  • Engage in a review of 101 evidence-based cases focusing on technical and clinical problems commonly encountered in practice to increase your interpretive skills

The objectives of this multimodality imaging course are designed to meet the needs of professionals who perform or request nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT or Cardiac MRI studies. The course emphasizes the use of these modalities across the spectrum of patients routinely seen by physicians for both the evaluation of individuals with suspected or known coronary disease as well as other non-coronary cardiac disease states.

Join a faculty of expert cardiac imaging clinicians and scientists from across the country who will guide you through the latest advances in nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT and other imaging modalities while you:

  • Explore the latest instrumentation/protocols to improve accuracy and reduce radiation
  • Discover the latest imaging procedures to improve patient outcomes and/or reduce costs
  • Discuss the evidence supporting value-based imaging
  • Engage in the “Battle of the Experts” and rapid-fire “Jeopardy” interactive sessions

Register for the Gold Package option for this course featuring the 2016 Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT Meeting on DemandTM program and save!

Choose the Gold Package Registration Option to receive the following:

  • Course Registration
  • Online access to all presentations and cases from this course, via the 2016 Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT Meeting on DemandTM program.

With the Gold Package, you get the opportunity to reinforce your learning from the live course in a variety of ways:

  • Watch key lectures again at your leisure
  • Listen to downloadable MP3 files of the audio presentations while you commute or exercise
  • Test yourself with interactive self-assessment questions

Learner Objectives
The overall goal of this course is to provide emerging science and developments in nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT and other imaging modalities while offering information useful in preparation for the Nuclear (CBNC) and Cardiac CT (CBCCT) Boards.

Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to —

  • Discuss the latest acquisition and processing protocols for existing and new multimodality instrumentation and software
  • Recognize strategies to reduce patient radiation exposure while conducting efficient and quality multimodality studies
  • Utilize pharmacologic stress agents and perform pharmacologic stress testing most effectively
  • Create optimal reports that integrate test findings with clinical information
  • Identify the latest information regarding test findings to guide patient management decisions
  • Use criteria and evidence-based strategies to reduce inappropriate testing
  • Identify knowledge gaps regarding blueprints for the CBNC and CBCCT Boards

TARGET AUDIENCE
This course is intended for cardiologists, radiologists, nuclear medicine specialists, physician assistants, cardiac imaging technologists and other health care professionals seeking education to maintain their license as well as those currently preparing for the nuclear and cardiac boards.

Course Directors

Daniel S. Berman, MD, FACC, MASNC, FSCCT
Director, Cardiac Imaging and Nuclear Cardiology
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Professor of Imaging
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles

Guido Germano, PhD, MBA, FACC
Director, Artificial Intelligence Program
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles

Jamshid Maddahi, MD, FACC, FASNC
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Molecular and Medical Pharmacology (Nuclear Medicine)
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Director
Biomedical Imaging Institute
Los Angeles

James K. Min, MD, FACC, FSCCT
Professor of Radiology
Weill Cornell Medical College
Director, Dalio Institute of Cardiovascular Imaging
Director, Non-invasive Imaging/Cardiovascular Research Foundation
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College
New York

Invited Faculty

Andrew E. Arai, MD
Bethesda, MD

Timothy M. Bateman, MD, FACC, MASNC
Co-director, Cardiovascular Radiologic Imaging
Saint Luke’s Health System
Professor of Medicine and Radiology
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Kansas City, MO

Tracy Q. Callister, MD, FACC
Director
Tennessee Heart and Vascular Institute
Hendersonville, TN

John Gordon Harold, MD, MACC
Chair, World Heart Federation Partner’s Council
Past President, American College of Cardiology
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles

Sean W. Hayes, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles

Jonathon A. Leipsic, MD, FSCCT
Medical Director
St. Paul’s Hospital
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC 

Alan Rozanski, MD, FACC
Director of Wellness and Prevention Programs
Mount Sinai Heart
Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals 
Professor of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York

Leslee Shaw, PhD, FACC, MASNC
Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta

Piotr Slomka, PhD, FACC
Scientist, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Program
Department of Imaging
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Professor
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles

Prem Soman, MD, PhD, FACC, FASNC
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Associate Professor of Clinical and Translational Science
Director, Nuclear Cardiology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian
Pittsburgh

Ahmed A. Tawakol, MD
Professor, Cardiovascular Diseases and Nuclear Cardiology
Co-director, Cardiac MR PET CT Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston

Wm. Guy Weigold, MD, FACC, FSCCT
Director, Cardiac CT
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Director, Cardiac CT Core Lab
MedStar Health Research Institute
MedStar Cardiovascular Research Network
Washington, DC 

Jack A. Ziffer, MD, PhD, FACC, FASNC, FSCCT
Executive Vice President
Chief Physician Executive
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami

CONFLICT OF INTEREST (COI) POLICY/DISCLOSURES
ACCF committee members, faculty, staff and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships he/she and/or his/her spouse or domestic partner has, occurring within the past twelve months, with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. All relevant potential conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by course directors, ACCF education staff, and members of the Accreditation Compliance Workgroup through a process that includes appropriate peer review for fair balance, scientific objectivity and validity, and patient care and safety recommendations. Refer to the links below for committee member disclosures and course faculty disclosures. Please note ACCF staff involved with this course have nothing to disclose.

Recent Advances in Clinical Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT: State of the Art Updates and 101 Evidence-Based Case Reviews Faculty Disclosures

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Tuition
The registration tuition includes educational sessions, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunch and course materials.

Register for the Gold Package option for this course featuring the 2016 Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT Meeting on DemandTM program and save!

Choose the Gold Package Registration Option to receive the following:

  • Course Registration
  • Online access to all presentations and cases from this course, via the 2016 Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT Meeting on DemandTM program.

With the Gold Package, you get the opportunity to reinforce your learning from the live course in a variety of ways:

  • Watch key lectures again at your leisure
  • Listen to downloadable MP3 files of the audio presentations while you commute or exercise
  • Test yourself with interactive self-assessment questions

Cancellations

Cancellation, substitution or transfer to another course is allowed if written notification is received four weeks before a scheduled course. A full refund minus a $250 processing fee will be given for written notifications received fewer than four weeks before the first day of the course. No refund will be given for no-shows.

In the unlikely event that the course is canceled, the College will refund the registration tuition in full but is not responsible for any travel or hotel costs you may incur.

ACC reserves the right to cancel the course in the unlikely event of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a course is canceled or postponed, ACC will refund registration tuition but cannot be held responsible for other costs or expenses, including cancellation/change penalties assessed by airlines, travel agencies or hotels.

Physicians
The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ACCF designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCP) recognizes attendance at CE offerings which provide AMA Category 1 credits for the purpose of recertification.

Technologists
The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology is a recognized provider of continuing education credit for technologists. ASNC’s Continuing Education (ACE) credit is accepted by the NMTCB and ARRT. 

This course has been approved for a maximum of 18.5 ARRT Category A credits for Technologists.

While offering credits noted above, the course is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field.

LEARNER BILL OF RIGHTS
Learner Bill of Rights

TRAVEL

Location

All sessions will be held at the Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street N.W., Washington, DC, 20036. The meeting site telephone number is 202-393-1000.

Accommodations

To reserve your room at the Capital Hilton, please call 800-HILTONS. Identify yourself as a participant in the American College of Cardiology course – Nuclear Cardiology.

Room Rates

The room rate is $279 plus 14.5 percent state and local taxes (subject to change) per night. The ACC room block is scheduled to be held until Wednesday, April 13, 2016, but may sell out prior to this date. We advise you to register for the course and reserve your lodging as soon as possible. When you make your reservation, please be sure to ask about early departure fees or cancellation penalties.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Please Note
Smoking is prohibited in all ACC meeting rooms.

Videotaping, audiotaping and still photography are prohibited in all ACC meeting rooms.

We encourage participation by all individuals. If you have a disability, advance notification of any special needs will help us serve you better.

Faculty and course are subject to change without notice.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the ANCC or ACC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

The views expressed in this course are those of the individual speaker and do not necessarily reflect the views of the ACC.

Clinical Topics: Noninvasive Imaging, Computed Tomography, Nuclear Imaging

Keywords: Cardiac Imaging Techniques, Coronary Disease, Heart Diseases, Multimodal Imaging, Tomography, X-Ray Computed, Diagnostic Imaging