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Round Tables
10:00 – 11:00am: R&E Early Career Opportunities; Karen Ordovas, MD, MS, FNASCI & David Bluemke, MD, FNASCI
10:00 – 11:00am: Strategic Planning for Job Search & Application for Cardiac Imagers; Bijan Bijan, MD, MBA 

11:00am – 12:00pm: Break

12:00 – 4:35: Case-Based Review

12:00 – 1:00: Normal Coronary Anatomy and Variants; Shawn Teague, MD, FNASCI
12:00 – 12:15pm: Normal Variant Coronary Anatomy; Aletta Ann Frazier, MD
12:15 – 12:30pm: Coronary Anomalies; Tami Bang, MD
12:30 – 12:45pm: CTA CAD; Achala Donuru, MD
12:45 – 1:00pm: CTA CAD; Cheng Ting Lin, MD

1:00 – 1:15pm: Break

1:15 – 2:15: Coronary Artery Disease: Atherosclerotic Disease, Stents, Bypasses, Perfusion and Function: Demetrius Dicks, MD
1:15 – 1:30 pm: CTA CAD; Demetrius Dicks, MD
1:30 – 1:45 pm: CTA Grafts and Stents; Dharshan Vummidi, MRCP, FRCR
1:45 – 2:00 pm: Coronary Aneurysms; Dominique Dabreo, MD, FRCPC
2:00 – 2:15 pm: Myocardial Fcn and Dz; Robert Groves, MD 

2:15 – 2:30 pm: Break

2:30 – 3:30pm: Aortic and Valvular Pathology; Shawn Teague, MD, FNASCI
2:30 – 2:45pm: Valves (Non- Intervention); Richard Hallett, MD
2:45 – 3:00pm: Aorta  (Non-Traumatic); Andrew Bierhals, MD, MPH
3:00 – 3:15pm: Aorta (Interventions); Linda Chu, MD
3:15 – 3:30pm: Pericardium; David Dombroski, MD

3:30 – 3:45pm: Break

3:45 – 4:45pm: Cardiomyopathy and Adult Congenital Heart Disease

3:45 – 4:00pm: Cardiomyopathy; Nagina Malguria, MD
4:00 – 4:15pm: Adult Congenital Heart Disease; Clinton Jokerst, MD
4:15 – 4:30pm: Adult Congenital Heart Disease; Luba Frank, MD
4:30 – 4:45pm: EP (Including Implants); Joan Lacomis, MD 

4:45pm – 5:30pm: Break

5:30: Welcome Reception – Exhibit Hall

Lectures in blue are research presentations 

Round Tables
7:00 – 8:00am: 3D Printing in Cardiovascular Imaging; Frank Rybicki, MD, PhD, FNASCI & Dimitrios Mitsouras, MD
7:00 – 8:00am: Business Strategic Planning; Pamela Woodard, MD, FNASCI

7:00 – 8:00: Scientific Session
7:00: Vascular Imaging in the Asymptomatic High Risk Cancer Population: A Role for Thrombosis Screening and Therapy Management; Katherine Kaproth-Joslin, Phd, MD
7:10: Validation of CMR 4D flow against cardiac CT for left ventricular function quantification; RG Chelu, MD
7:20: Is Pre-operative Quantification of Mitral Regurgitation by Cardiac MRI Cost Effective Prior to Mitral Valve Repair?; Eman Alqahtani, MD, MPH
7:30: Correlation between Computed Tomography Right/Left Ventricular Diameter Ratio and Transthoracic Echocardiography Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion in Patients with Acute Pulmonary Embolism; Dominique DaBreo, MD, FRCPC
7:40: Prognostic significance of single LV short & long axis measurement on non-gated CTA compared with echocardiogram to predict LV enlargement.; Joel Thompson, MD, MPH
7:50: Differential pulmonary artery, left ventricular, and aortic enhancement as a predictor of left ventricular systolic dysfunction.; Joel Thompson, MD, MPH

8:00 – 10:00: Major Cardiac Imaging Advances in Last 5 Years; Diana Litmanovich, MD
8:00 – 8:30am: Trends in Utilization of Cardiac Imaging: The Coronary CTA Conundrum; David Levin, MD, FNASCI
8:30 – 8:45am: CT Advances; U. Joseph Schoepf, MD, FNASCI
8:45 – 9:00am: MRI Advances; Hajime Sakuma, MD
9:00 – 9:15am: Nuclear Advances; Youngho Seo, MD
9:15 – 9:30am: Echo Advances; Joao Lima, MD
9:30 – 9:45am: Spectral Imaging; Suhny Abbarra, MD
9:45 – 10:00am: Panel Discussion

10:00 – 10:30am: Break

10:30 – 12:00am: Imaging of Ischemic Heart Disease in 2016; David Bluemke, MD, FNASCI & Charlie White, MD, FNASCI
10:30 – 10:45am: CTA of Plaque Progression; David Bluemke, MD, FNASCI
10:45 – 11:00am: Radiation and Contrast Dose Reduction in Coronary CT Angiography: State of the Art Strategies From Low kV Imaging to Obese Patients; Carlo De Cecco, MD
11:00 – 11:15am: Schemic Heart Failure – Role of Imaging: An Update; Charles White, MD, FNASCI
11:15 – 11:30am: Overdiagnosis in Ischemic Heart Disease; Saurabh Jha, MBBS
11:30 – 11:45am: Cardiac Risk Reclassification with CCTA: What is New?; Andre Duerinckx, MD, PhD, FNASCI
11:45 – 12:00pm: SAMs

12:00 – 1:00: Pediatric Round Table – NASCI Pediatric Research Committee – What Have We Accomplished & What is Next?; Rebecca Beroukhim, MD

1:00 – 3:05: Cutting Edge Technology in Cardiovascular Imaging and AHA Presentations; Phillip Young, MD & U. Joseph Schoepf, MD FNASCI

1:00 – 1:15pm: Targeted PET-MR Imaging of Atherosclerosis; Pamela Woodard, MD, FNASCI
1:15 – 1:25pm: Non-contrast Quiescent-Interval Single-Shot (QISS) Lower Extremity MR Angiography for Diagnosis of Peripheral Artery Disease: Accuracy versus CT Angiography and Digital Subtraction Angiography; Akos Varga-Szemes MD, PhD
1:25 – 1:35pm: Derivation and Validation of Hematocrit Estimation from Blood Pool T1 values at 3T: Performance for calculation of the ECV;Ozair Rahman, MD
1:35 – 1:45pm: Comparison of qualitative and quantitative methods for detecting wall motion abnormality in Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia (ARVD/C): a multicenter study. Mounes Aliyari Ghasabeh, MD
1:45 – 2:00pm: Cinematic Rendering of Cardiovascular Disease: Preliminary Observations;Elliott Fishman
2:00 – 2:10pm:Dynamic CT analysis of myocardial perfusion  parameters comparing different temporal sampling rates using a third generation dual source CT;Marly van Assen, MSc
2:10 – 2:20pm:The effect of iterative reconstruction and low kVp imaging on coronary calcium quantification – a multi-vendor phantom study;Jasmeet  Singh, MD, MPHA
2:20 – 2:30pm: Does Exercise Capacity Correlate with the Bi-Ventricular Volume and Function In Patients with repaired Tetrology Of Fallot?;Neha Bansal, MD
2:30 – 2:45pm:  Modern Dual Source CT and the Triple Rule Out CT – The Time Has Come; Phil Young
2:45 – 2:55pm: CT-derived FFR: Computational Fluid Dynamics versus Machine Learning;span”> Moritz Albrecht, MD
2:55 – 3:05pm: Validation of Intravascular Pressure Gradients Derived from 4D Magnetic Resonance Angiography: In Vitro Intraluminal Catheter Comparison Using an Elastic Phantom; Amir Awwad, MBBCh


3:05 – 3:30pm: Break

3:30 – 4:30pm: Quality and Guidelines: Europe Meets USA (ESCR/NASCI combined); U. Joseph Schoepf, MD, FNASCI
3:30 – 3:45pm: ESCR-NASCI Consensus Document on Imaging of Acute Coronary Syndrome;  Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, MD, PhD
3:45 – 4:00pm: ESCR Consensus Document on Cardiac PET-MRI; Matthias Gutberlet, MD, EBCR
4:00 – 4:15pm: Cardiac Imaging in Europe: Update on ESCR Efforts; Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, MD, PhD
4:15 – 4:30pm: Imaging in Myocardial Perfusion – Are We Ready for Routine Implementation?; Juliano Fernandes, MD, PhD

4:30 – 5:00pm: Break

5:00 – 5:45: Image Competition Panel
Team #1:
 Stefan Zimmerman MD, Carlos Restrepo, MD, Carole Dennie, MD, FRCPCC
Team #2: Andre Duerinckx,MD, PhD, FNASCI,  Juliano Fernandes, MD, PhD,  Prachi Agarwal, MD, MS
Team #3: Daniel Vargas, MD, Constantino Pena, MD,  Joan Lacomis, MD

5:45 – 6:00: Break

6:00 – 7:00: Scientific Poster Session

Lectures in blue are research presentations

Round Tables

7:00 – 8:00am: Tips and Tricks in Pre-TAVR and TMVR Imaging; Abishek Chaturvedi, MD &  Amar Shah, MD
7:00 – 8:00am: Pulmonary Angiography – Tips and Tricks; Jadranka Stojanovska, MD & Patricia Mergo, MD

7:00 – 8:00: Scientific Session
7:00: Assessment of interstitial fibrosis in TAVR patients with 3D whole-heart CT myocardial extracellular volume fraction (ECV) quantification: a pilot study; Stefan Zimmerman, MD
7:10: Increased Need of Temporary or Permanent Electrophysiologic Support after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients with Calcified Plaque Extending from the Aortic Annulus to the Left Ventricular Outflow Tract; Gina Landinez, MD
7:20: Improved diagnostic pulmonary arterial enhancement in obese patients with dual-energy CT; Christopher Kim, MD
7:30: Aortic diameter and volumetric growth followed over time in patients with Bicuspid aortic valve and Tricuspid aortic valve; Ozair Rahman, MD
7:40: Abnormal left ventricular diastolic strain rate in patients with aortic stenosis as measured by feature tracking cardiac magnetic resonance; Ana Paula Santos Lima, MD
7:50: Image Quality and Dose Determination of Prospective EKG-gated Cardiac CT in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Prior to RF Ablation; Thangavijayan Bosemani, MD

8:00 – 9:45: Update on Non-Cardiac Vascular Imaging, Alan H Stolpen, MD PhD &  Daniel Vargas, MD
8:00 – 8:15am: Non-Contrast MR Angiography; Vince Ho, MD, MBA, FNASCI
8:15 – 8:30am: MRA Contrast Agents and Administration Protocols: Arteries and Veins; Albert Hsiao, MD, PhD
8:30 – 8:45am: MRI of Extremities Run-Offs – What Do We Exactly Measure?;  Martin Prince, MD, PhD, FNASCI
8:45 – 9:00am: Familial Aortic Aneurysms; Daniel Vargas, MD
9:00 – 9:15am: New Aortic Endografts; Constantino Pena, MD

9:15 – 9:30am: The Triple Rule Out Study: Often Ordered But Rarely Useful; Eric Feldman, MD
9:30 – 9:45am: SAMs/Panel Discussion


9:45 – 10:15: Break
10:15 – 12:00: New Cardiovascular Devices and Interventions and Scientific Session, Harold Litt, MD, PhD, FNASCI
10:15 – 10:30am: Update on MR in Patients With Implanted Devices;  Harold Litt, MD, PhD, FNASCI
10:30 – 10:40am: The Impact of CMR and PET Findings on Device Placement in Patients With Arrhythmia Concerning for Cardiac SarcoidNam; Ju Lee, MD
10:40 – 10:55am: TAVR Beyond the Aorta: Mitral and Pulomic Valve Interventions; Rachael Edwards, MD
10:55 – 11:05am: Fractional Flow Reserve from Coronary CT Angiography Using Contrast Opacification Gradients to Determine Coronary Flow DistributionDimitris Mitsouras, phD
11:05 – 11:20am: Utility of CT for Risk Stratification and Preoperative Planning in TAVR: Taking it a Step Beyond Annulus and Access Vessel Diameters; Stefan Zimmerman, MD
11:20 – 11:30am: A novel, automated, open-source SNR-based method to calculate T2* values of the heart and liver in iron overload assessmentJuliano Fernandes, MD, PhD

11:30 – 11:45am: Non-Contrast MR for TAVR; Abishek Chaturvedi, MD

11:45 – 12:00am: SAMs/Panel Discussion

12:00 – 1:30pm: Business Lunch

1:30 – 2:30pm: Tips and Tricks in Vascular Imaging; Brett Little, MD
1:30 – 1:45pm: CTA of the Lower Extremities; Richard Hallett, MD
1:45 – 2:00pm: CTA of the Upper Extremities; Juan Camacho, MD
2:00 – 2:15pm: CCTA Protocol Tips; Amar Shah, MD
2:15 – 2:30pm: Cardiac and Aortic Trauma; Brett Little, MD


2:30 – 3:00pm: Break
3:00 – 4:45pm: Updates in Cardiac Devices and Implants; Jeremy Collins, MD & Benoit Desjardins, MD, PhD
3:00 – 3:15pm: LVAD and RVAD; Daniel Ocazionez, MD
3:15 – 3:30pm: Aortic Endografts; Jeremy Collins, MD
3:30 – 3:45pm: New Thoracic Hardware/ECMO; Cristina Fuss, MD
3;45 – 4:00pm: Aortic Valve Interventions; Andrew Bowman, MD, PhD
4:00 – 4:15pm: Multimodality Imaging for Guiding Electrophysiology; Benoit Desjardins, MD, PhD
4:15 – 4:45pm: SAMs

4:45 – 5:00: Break
5:00 – 6:00: Craziest Cases Presentation
5:00 – 5:12pm: Phillip Young, MD
5:12 – 5:24pm: Stephanie Tan, MD
5:24 – 5:36pm: U. Joseph Schoepf, MD, FNASCI
5:36 – 5:48pm Jean Jeudy, JR, MD
5:48 – 6:00pm: Erasmo De La Pena, MD

Lectures in blue are research presentations 

8:00 – 9:45am: Vascular Imaging; Sanjeev Aggarwal, MD & Prachi Agarwal, MD, MS
8:00 – 8:15am: Vasculitis in Children; Mark Ferguson, MD
8:15 – 8:30am: Coarctation; Sanjeev Aggarwal, MD
8:30 – 8:45am: Inherited Aortopathies; Denver Sallee, MD
8:45 – 9:00am: Vascular Rings; Juan Carlos Muniz, MD
9:00 – 9:10am: Phase Contrast MRI for Aortic Regurgitation in Patients with Aortic Stenosis; Elizabeth Lee, MD
9:10 – 9:20am: Progression of Right Ventricle Dilatation Following Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot: A Cardiac MRI Study; Anum Aslam, MD, MBBS
9:20 – 9:30am: Can electronic case-of-the-week improve radiology resident knowledge of congenital heart disease?; S Bruce Greenberg, MD, FNASCI
9:30 – 9:45am: Panel/Q&A

9:45 – 10:15: Break

10:15 – 12:00pm: Surgical Procedures in CHD; Dianna  Bardo, MD, FNASCI & Karen Lyons, MD, BCH, BAO
10:15 – 10:30am: Surgical Planning in Single Ventricle: Echo V. CMR V. Cath, Mark Fogel
10:30 – 10:45am: Update on Common Surgical Procedures – What is New & What is Out of Favor?; Dianna Bardo, MD, FNASCI
10:45 – 11:00am: Long Term Outcomes of Palliated CHD;  S. Bruce Greenberg, MD, FNASCI
11:00 – 11:10am:Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: Safety and Indications in Pediatrics and Young Adults; David Biko, MD
11:10 – 11:20am: Rest and Stress Fractional Flow Reserve Coronary Artery Computed Tomography Angiography in Complex Congenital Heart Disease; Dianna Bardo, MD, FNASCI
11:20 – 11:35am: Computational Fluid Dynamics in Congenital Heart Disease; G. Alberto Figueroa, PhD
11:35 – 11:50am: Panel/Q&A

12:00 – 1:30pm: NASCI Business Lunch

1:30 – 3:00pm: Imaging Techniques and Protocols: Optimization and Appropriate Use; 
Timothy Slesnick, MD & Ahmed Gharib, MD
1:30 – 1:45pm: CT in CHD: Current Status and Scan Protocols to Reduce Radiation; Siddharth Jadhav, MD
1:45 – 2:00pm: MR Sequences & Protocols -Optimizing Image Quality & Imaging Speed; Anil Attili, MD
2:00 – 2:15pm: Contrast in Pediatric Cardiac MRI: When and How Much?; Timothy Slesnick, MD
2:15 – 2:30pm: CT and MR in Coronary Artery Imaging – Protocols and Technical Tips and Tricks; Karen Lyons, MB, BCh, BAO
2:30 – 2:45pm: Pulmonary Embolism CT in Various Stages of Single Ventricle Palliation: Challenges and Technique Optimization; Maryam Ghadimi Mahani, MD
2:45 – 3:00:pm: Panel/Q&A 

3:00 – 3:30pm: Break
3:30 – 4:45: Congenital and Acquired Diseases of the Heart; WJames Parks, MD, MSc, FAAP, FATC, FNASCI & Elizabeth Lee, MD
3:30 – 3:45pm: Systemic Diseases With Cardiac Manifestations; Sadaf Bhutta, MBBS
3:45 – 4:00pm: Syndromes With Cardiac Manifestations; Randolph Otto, MD
4:00 – 4:15pm: LV Noncompaction; W. James Parks, MD, MSc, FAAP, FAAC, FNASCI
4:15 – 4:30pm: Post-Transplant Imaging; Rebecca Beroukhim, MD
4:30 – 4:45pm: Myocarditis – Diagnosis and Follow Up Imaging; Gautam Singh, MD

4:45 – 5:00: Break

5:00 – 6:00pm: Multimodality Case Presentations; Prachi Agarwal, MD, MS & Srikant Das, MD
5:00 – 5:10pm: Prachi Agarwal, MD, MS
5:10 – 5:20pm: Rahul Rathod, MD
5:20 – 5:30pm: Satinder Singh, MD, FCCP
5:30 – 5:40pm: Srikant Das, MD
5:40 – 5:50pm: Chris Francois, MD
5:50 – 6:00pm: Sean Lang, MD

Lectures in blue are research presentations 

7:00 – 8:00: Scientific Session

7:00: Coronary Endothelial Shear Stress is Associated with An Impaired Fractional Flow Reserve; Dimitris Mitsouras, phD
7:10: T1-based Synthetic Inversion Recovery Imaging for Quantitative Optimization of Inversion Time in Late Gadolinium Enhancement Imaging;Akos Varga-Szemes MD, PhD
7:20: Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring at the Radiation Dose of a Chest X-Ray: Impact of 3rd Generation Dual-Source CT with Tin Filtration; Moritz Albrecht, MD
7:30: The Effect of Model Based vs. Statistical Iterative Reconstruction on Coronary Calcium Scoring at Varying Radiation Dose Levels;Jasmeet Singh, MD, MPHA
7:40: Quantification of Mitral Regurgitation using 4D Flow MRI with Turbulent Signal Dispersion Imaging; Neal Corson, MD
7:50: Visualization and quantification of shunt fraction with 4D Flow MRI in patients with atrial septal defects – a multicenter pilot study; RC Chelu, MD

8:00 – 10:00: Lung/Heart Interaction – What and How Do We Image? (STR/NASCI combined session) and Scientific Session; Carole Dennie MD, FRCP( C) & Carlos Restrepo, MD
8:00 – 8:15am: Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension; Carole Dennie MD, FRCP( C)
8:15 – 8:30am: Cardiopulmonary Syndromes; Carlos Restrepo, MD
8:30 – 8:45am: COPD and Heart Disease; Robert Steiner, MD, FNASCI
8:45 – 9:00am: Diseases That Benefit From Imaging Estimates of Right Heart Pressure and Function; Gregory Kicska, MD, PhD, FNASCI
9:00 – 9:10am: Noise-Optimized VirtMonoenergetic Dual-Energy CT Improves Diagnostic Accuracy for the Detection of Arterial Bleeding; Moritz Albrecht, MD
9:10 – 9:20am: Right/Left Ventricular Ratio on Computed Tomography Compared to Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion on Transthoracic Echocardiography and Adverse Clinical Events in Patients with Acute Pulmonary Embolism; Dominique DaBreo, MD, FRCPC
9:20 – 9:30am: Impact of Coronary Artery Calcifications on Adverse Events in Acute Pulmonary Embolism; Dominique DaBreo, MD
9:30 – 9:45am: Radiologic-Pathological Correlation in Pulmonary Hypertension; Seth Kligerman, MD

9:45 – 10:00am: SAMs

10:00 – 10:15: Break

10:15 – 11:45: Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathies in Clinical Perspective and Scientific Session; Jacobo Kirsch, MD, FNASCI & Kate Hanneman, MD, BSc
10:15 – 10:30am: MR Diastology – What the Radiologist Needs to Know; Jacobo Kirsch, MD, FNASCI
10:30 – 10:45am: Advanced Tissue Characterization in Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathies with T1 Mapping; Kate Hanneman, MD, BSc
10:45 – 10:55am: Skeletal Myopathy in a Family with Lamin A/C Cardiac Disease; Subha Ghosh, MD
10:55 – 11:05am: Hematocrit derivation from Blood Pool T1 and T1* at 1.5T: Comparison with lab hematocrit; Ozair Rahman, MD
11:05 – 11:20am: Comprehensive evaluation of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy using MRI; Prabhakar Rajiah,
11:20 – 11:30am: Comparison of Cardiac MRI and Echocardiography Assessment of Mitral Regurgitation, Systolic Anterior Motion of the Mitral Valve and Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy; Gianta Wong, MD
11:30 – 11:45am: Right Ventricular Strain Imaging: Feasibility and Applications; Tarun Pandey, MD, FRCR

11:45  – 12:45: Lunch

12:45 – 2:45: Cardiovascular Disease in Women; Karen Ordovas, MD, MS, FNASCI & Jill Jacobs, MD, FNASCI
12:45 – 1:00pm: Role of Coronary CTA in Evaluation of Premenopausal Female Patients Presenting to Emergency Department With Acute Chest Pain; Kavitha Yaddanapudi, MD
1:00 – 1:15pm: The Battle Between Sexes – Differences in Imaging CVD in Women vs Men; Pal Suranyi, MD, PhD
1:15 – 1:30pm: Multimodality Imaging in Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection in Peripartum Period; Marysia Tweet, MD
1:30 – 1:45pm: Postpartum Cardiomyopathy – What to Look For on MR Imaging; Susan Hobbs, MD, PhD
1:45 – 2:00pm: Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy; Karen Ordovas, MD, MS, FNASCI
2:00 – 2:15pm: Nuclear Cardiac Imaging in Women – Potential Pitfalls and Strengths; Miguel Pampaloni, MD, PhD
2:15 – 2:30pm: Sex Related Differences in Coronary Artery Disease; Tina Tailor, MD
2:30 – 2:45pm: SAMs 

2:45 – 3:00: Break

3:00 – 4:00: Multimodality Case-Based Reviews; Matthew Cham, MD
3:00 – 3:15pm: Cardiac Masses; Gregory Gladish, MD
3:15 – 3:30pm: Adult Congenital Heart Disease;  Satinder Singh, MD
3:30 – 3:45pm: Valvular Disease; Elsie Nguyen, MD
3:45 – 4:00pm: Cardiomyopathies; Matthew Cham, MD

4:00: Adjourn