ASNC Association News


Need CME/CE credits?

ASNC SmartBrief | Jun 29, 2015

In today's rapidly changing health care environment, ASNC understands it is often more difficult to attend all the meetings you may like to, and yet the need for CME or CE credits continues. Over the past year, under the leadership of Donna Polk, MD FASNC, chair of the ASNC Education Committee, ASNC has made investments in its infrastructure to build a new learning platform. This new platform enables ASNC to deliver more online education to members effectively, including the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology CME articles now all online and easy to access. The ASNC educational webpages house our entire platform of online educational activities for easy access, including educational modules developed specifically for technologists. Plus, our education portal, ASNC Learning Center, helps you access valuable educational products and track your activities. Log in and see what is available.


Enroll in the new ImageGuide, a recognized QCDR

ASNC SmartBrief | Jun 24, 2015

Enroll with the nation's first cardiovascular nuclear imaging data registry: ImageGuide. It has been designed to help nuclear cardiology laboratories and interpreting physicians ensure and improve the quality of nuclear cardiac studies. The new designation as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry ensures that participation allows physicians to meet Physician Quality Reporting System requirements by submitting data to the registry. Learn more and enroll.


6 Self-Assessment Modules now available in the NCKSAP series

ASNC SmartBrief | Jun 24, 2015

We now have six modules available as part of the Nuclear Cardiology Knowledge Self-Assessment Program. Test your knowledge on Physics & Instrumentation, Risk Stratification, Radiopharmaceuticals, General Cardiology as it Relates to Image Interpretation, Nuclear Cardiology Tests & Procedures/Protocols and Ventricular Function. Each module will be approved for 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Learn more.


Free webinar Thursday: Million HeartsĀ® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model

ASNC SmartBrief | Jun 22, 2015

ASNC, in partnership with the CMS, brings you a complimentary educational webinar on the recently announced Million Hearts® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model. The new Million Hearts® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model is a randomized-controlled trial that supports both the Million Hearts’ goal to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes and the CMS' objective to identify and spread better models of care delivery and payment. Gain information on benefits and how to participate in this one-hour webinar Thursday at 4 p.m. ET. To register.


Make your voice heard: ASNC 2015 Capitol Hill Lobby Day

ASNC SmartBrief | Jun 22, 2015

While you are in Washington, D.C., for ASNC's Annual Scientific Session, join your colleagues for a half-day Advocacy Program on Sept. 17 that will include meetings on Capitol Hill. The program will kick off with lunch on Capitol Hill and a guest speaker followed by pre-arranged meetings with members of Congress and staff. ASNC advocates on behalf of its members at a national level, but battles in Washington are fought from the ground up by constituents sharing their experiences directly with members of Congress. Through this program, ASNC is providing you the opportunity to advocate for your patients and your practice on Capitol Hill. Registration for this program is only open to ASNC2015 registrants. Register for ASNC2015 and Capitol Hill Lobby Day.


Register today for ASNC2015 -- hotel rooms are going fast!

ASNC SmartBrief | Jun 17, 2015

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology's ASNC2015 Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 17-20. As the only professional organization dedicated to the dynamic specialty of nuclear cardiology, the ASNC offers an Annual Meeting that addresses emerging research, new technology and advances in treatment. For more information and to register: www.asnc.org/asnc2015.


Enroll in the new ImageGuide Registry

ASNC SmartBrief | Jun 17, 2015

Enroll in the nation's first cardiovascular nuclear imaging data registry, ImageGuide. The ASNC ImageGuide Registry will provide the ability to assess performance and develop the tools necessary to transform nuclear cardiology labs in the areas of patient safety and quality improvement. The new designation as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry ensures that participation allows physicians to meet the Physician Quality Reporting System requirements by submitting data to the registry. Learn more and enroll.


Prep for your Nuclear Cardiology Board Exam and earn CMEs: Sept. 16-17

ASNC SmartBrief | Jun 15, 2015

The Nuclear Cardiology Board Exam Preparation Course will be held in conjunction with ASNC2015 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C., Wednesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 16-17. This course is designed for physicians preparing for the certification or recertification exam in nuclear cardiology as well as physicians interested in a broad review in nuclear cardiology topics. Learn more and register.


Track your credits with the ASNC Online Learning Center

ASNC SmartBrief | Jun 15, 2015

Our ASNC Learning Center will help you manage your educational activities with online convenience. This new portal will help you access ASNC's valuable educational products, with member discounts, illustrating our ongoing commitment to establish ASNC as a leader in the role of continuing education. Track your in-progress and completed activities, track the credits you've earned and instantly print your certificates and summary of credits. Log in or set up an account today!


Online CME -- We have it!

ASNC SmartBrief | Jun 08, 2015

In today's rapidly changing health care environment, ASNC understands it is often more difficult to attend all the meetings you may like to, and yet the need for CME or CE credits continues. Over the past year, under the leadership of Donna Polk, MD, FASNC, chair of the ASNC Education Committee, ASNC has made investments in its infrastructure to build a new learning platform. This new platform enables ASNC to deliver more online education to members effectively, including the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology CME articles now all online and easy to access. The ASNC educational webpages house our entire platform of online educational activities for easy access, including educational modules developed specifically for technologists. Plus, our education portal, ASNC Learning Center, helps you access valuable educational products and track your activities. Log in and see what is available.


ASNC International Developing Country Membership

ASNC SmartBrief | Jun 08, 2015

ASNC offers discounted membership to physicians and scientists residing in developing countries, as defined by the World Bank Developing Countries List, who have earned an advanced academic degree (MD, DO, PhD, or equivalent), are in good standing in their respective communities and are actively engaged in nuclear cardiology practice and/or research. See the benefits including new discounted rates to ASNC2015!


1 week left to submit your ASNC2015 Travel Award application!

ASNC SmartBrief | Jun 03, 2015

The purpose of the ASNC Travel Award is to encourage ongoing education and to recognize research in nuclear cardiology during fellows’ training programs. Twenty nominees will be selected by a panel of judges to receive Travel Awards in the amount of $1,200, as well as complimentary registration to the ASNC2015 conference. Made possible by an educational grant from Astellas Pharma US. Applications due by June 12.


ASNC submits comments to CMS on stage 3 meaningful use

ASNC SmartBrief | Jun 01, 2015

On March 30, the CMS released the stage 3 meaningful use proposed rule in an effort to streamline the meaningful use program by moving to a singular stage of meaningful use reporting as an option in 2017 and for all eligible providers in 2018. ASNC urges the CMS to reduce reporting burdens on physicians and make sure that the capture of clinical data is meaningful and actionable. Read ASNC's full comments to the CMS on the meaningful use program.


Receive a free mobile phone charger -- visit ASNC at SNMMI15!

ASNC SmartBrief | Jun 01, 2015

Stop by the ASNC booth, #1258, at SNMMI15 in Baltimore, June 6-9, and receive a free mobile phone charger by either renewing or joining ASNC as a 2015 member OR enrolling in the nation's first nuclear cardiac imaging data registry -- ImageGuide.




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