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The 2016 NASCI Annual Course offers a variety of engaging session formats such as roundtables, abstract presentations, and case-based reviews. Providing attendees with expert insight and perspectives on protocols, clinical research, and hot topics in the Cardiovascular Imaging field. Leading up to the meeting, detailed program information will be updated including times, session titles, and faculty. Check back often for the latest on the 2016 meeting!

Keynote Speaker 100 Cases

“Trends in Utilization of Cardiac Imaging: The Coronary CTA Conundrum”

David C. Levin, M.D
Professor and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Radiology
Jefferson Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

David C. Levin, M.D., Professor and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Radiology at Jefferson Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, graduated from Cornell University and then served as a jet fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force for 3 ½ years. During his military service, he decided to pursue a career in medicine.  He subsequently received his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, then did a surgical internship and radiology residency at the UCLA Medical Center.  During the course of his career in academic radiology, he has held faculty appointments at the New York Hospital–Cornell Medical Center in New York City, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, and Harvard Medical School.  While at Harvard, he was head of cardiovascular/interventional radiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, before being appointed acting chairman of that department.  He came to Jefferson as radiology chairman in 1986, and held that post for 16 years before stepping down at the end of June 2002. Since then, he has served as a consultant for HealthHelp, LLC, a radiology benefits management company based in Houston; and on the Board of Directors of OIA, LLC, an imaging center development firm based in Nashville. He also continues to work in Jefferson’s Department of Radiology doing coronary CT angiography, health services research, and teaching.

NASCI is now offering the opportunity to document 100 CARDIAC CT cases!

Similar to last year’s meeting we are giving attendees the chance to document cardiac CT case reviews with expert faculty at the NASCI 2016 Annual Meeting. However, this year we have over 100 cases for attendees to document! That’s double the amount from last year’s meeting, so be sure to take advantage of this opportunity!

The cases will be in the following topic categories:

Coronary CTA
Myocardial Function
Disease, Value Assessment
Aorta (including intervention)
Pericardial Disease
Adult Congential Heart Disease
EP (including implants)

Learn from some of the best cardiac imagers in the world and earn a certificate for your achievement.


Registration Fees


Description One Day Regular
NASCI Physician Member



NASCI In-Training Member



NASCI Allied Health Member 
(RT, RN, etc)



NASCI Allied Health Non-Member 
(RT, RN, etc)
$125  $375 

Non-Member Physician



Friends of NASCI






SAM Certificates



Cardiac CTA Case Certificate















*$50 fee per guest includes only the Welcome Reception and Wine & Cheese Reception. 
Breakfast and breaks are not included. 

**Discounts available for military and allied health members. Call (800) 373-2204. 

Full refunds, less a $100 administrative fee will be granted in response to written notification of cancellation received on or before September 1, 2016.  All cancellation requests must be in writing.  There will be no refunds for no-shows.



The North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI) welcomes the submission of original abstracts for its 44th Annual Meeting, October 15 –18, 2016 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. Deadline May 23, 2016

2016 NASCI Abstract Program

Deadline: May 23, 2016

Authors may submit abstracts via NASCI online system.Selected abstracts will be presented and/or displayed at the NASCI 2016 Annual Meeting with recognition of excellence and cash awarded to multiple presenters.  Selected Young Investigator will receive 2 nights hotel accommodations and will have the abstract published in full in the iJCVI. Oral presentations will be intermingled with didactic educational presentations.


Scientific presentations are completed hypothesis-driven research with a comprehensive report; a work-in-progress report of ongoing research of emerging ideas and techniques and containing initial yet defined results; or a brief pertinent report of a particular new aspect or understanding of clinical radiology.  

AHA Oral Presentations • Poster awards by modality 

For questions, contact us

General Guidelines

• Abstracts can only be submitted and presented by a NASCI member. Apply for membership here. All applications must be submitted by May 13th at 11:59 ET.  
Note: Membership Fees for In-Training Members are waived.

• Abstracts can only be submitted online through the abstract submission website.

• Abstract title, authors, and text cannot be changed after presenting authors accept presentation invitation.

• There is no limit to the number that may apply. No more than two applicants from the same institution will be invited to present. 

• Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author(s) to present their work if it is accepted.

• During submission, please indicate if author are willing to present the abstract orally, as a poster, or either.

• Presenters are responsible for their registration fee, travel, hotel, and miscellaneous expenses.

• All abstract presenters must register to attend the meeting by June 13, 2016.

• Registration fees are final, and will not be refunded. 

• The presentation must be balanced and contain no commercial promotional content.

• All submissions, must be HIPAA-compliant. Presentations may not contain patient names, hospital ID numbers or other identifying information.

• All chosen abstract titles will be published in the iJCVI (International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging)

• Previously Presented/Published Policy: Work published in the current calendar year may be submitted but will not be eligible for an award.

• Abstracts are limited to 100 words per text box, and are to be constructed using the following section headings: Purpose, Methods, Results, and Discussion 

• Abstracts will be selected for oral presentation on the basis


All submitted abstracts will be considered for any combination of these categories if the case meets the eligibility requirements.

Oral Presentations:
Selected abstracts will present at an assigned date/time in a moderated meeting room setting. Oral presentations will be scattered throughout the length of the entire program.
Submit Here

Young Investigator Award Oral Presentation: The American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention (CVRI) will again sponsor the NASCI-AHA Young Investigator Awards. A select number of oral submissions, that are eligible, will be chosen for AHA oral presentations 
Eligibility: All residents, postdoctoral students, medical students, and fellows are eligible.
Selection: Eight finalists will be selected and asked to orally present their papers at the Scientific Sessions. Only first authors may present for young investigator sessions. 
Awards: All eight finalists receive two nights’ hotel accommodations at the Renaissance and will have the abstract published in full in the iJCVI.   The three top presentations will receive an additional monetary award.   
NOTE: Those who submit as an AHA, but are not chosen as a finalist, will still be eligible to present their work as a non-AHA oral presentation or poster.

AHA Application details:

• The presenter must be the first author of an accepted abstract.
• Only Young Investigator submissions accepted for oral presentation will be considered for the American Heart Association – CVRI Young Investigator Awards.
• The applicant must be a member of NASCI and CVRI.
• A signed confirmation from the Program Director of the applicant’s In-Training status should be sent to the Society (FAX: 703-716-4487 or EMAIL:  The applicant must apply before the MAY 13, 2016, 11:59 pm abstract deadline.. 
• When submitting the abstract, please select “Yes” for the Young Investigator Awards/Travel Stipends Question.
• The American Heart Association requires all applicants be an AHA CVRI (Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention) Council member. If the applicant is  not currently a member of the CVRI council, the CVRI Council will then pay the membership fee. 
Submit Here

Educational & Scientific Exhibits (Posters):
Posters will be presented in backboard panel (hard-copy poster) format. The maximum individual poster size to display is 3.5ft x 3.5ft.  Posters can be secured by pins or Velcro. All items in a backboard panel exhibit, including text and captions, must be in opaque form.  Electronic posters will not be accepted.n
Poster authors will be asked to present their research in an oral presentation. (No A/V provided).  Poster presentations should highlight the results and key features of the poster. Authors will be responsible for having the poster displayed and removed during the times indicated.
Submit Here



Rich in entertainment, history, and culture Baltimore makes a big impression. Tour the National Aquarium; shop at Harborplace; visit historical and art museums; or sample savory crab cakes. Our waterfront hotel location provides elegant accommodations, centrally located to the most popular Charm City attractions.


    National Aquarium 
      Maryland Science Center 
      Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum 
    Fort McHenry National Monument               



    CME 2016

    Accreditation Statement
    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American College of Radiology and the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging. The American College of Radiology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

    Credit Designation Statement
    The American College of Radiology designates this activity for a maximum of 31 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The American College of Radiology is approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) to sponsor and/or review Continuing Medical Educational programs for Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapists.

    The American College of Radiology designates this educational activity as meeting the criteria for up to 31 Category A credit hours of the ARRT.

    Deadline: January 13, 2017

    CME Claiming site

    Faculty Disclosures


    Gold Medal Recipient:  
    Paul R. Julsrud, MD, FNASCI

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    New 2016 Fellows
    Satinger, Singh, MD
    Stefan Zimmerman, MD

    2016 Board Members
    NASCI Leadership 

    2016 Abstract Winners 


    1st:  Moritz Albrecht, MD 

    2nd: Marly van Assen, MD

    3rd: Amir Awwad, MBBCh


    James Shin, MD

    Dianna Bardo, MD, FNASCI

    Mustafa Haddad, MD

    Tyler Moore, MD


    Thank you

    Dear Attendee,

    On behalf of NASCI, thank you for attending the 44th Annual meeting in Baltimore, MD. We appreciate you taking time from your busy schedule to join us.  It is not lost on us that you have many educational activities to consider and we are pleased you chose NASCI.  We hope that you found the conference informative and worthwhile. Visit our website to view photos and the meeting’s awardees.

    Please join us next year in San Antonio, TX from October 7-10, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency. We will be updating our website with updates. You may also sign up here to receive updated emails or  Calendar Add Event To Your Calendar

    In order to make next year’s conference even better, please fill out the meeting surveyWe thank you in advance for your comments and suggestions and we assure your feedback will be given consideration so that future conferences and events will be even more of a success. 

    Thank you again for being part of this quality educational conference.  We look forward to seeing you at NASCI 2017 in San Antonio, TX.