The 2018 NASCI Annual Course offers a variety of engaging session formats such as roundtables, abstract presentations, and case-based reviews. The meeting provides attendees expert insight and perspectives on protocols, clinical research, and hot topics in the Cardiovascular Imaging field.

See Highlights from the 2018 Meeting

2018 Paulin Keynote Lecture


Randomized Trials in Cardiovascular Imaging.  A Focus on Quality in Imaging

Dr. Shaw is the R. Bruce Logue Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Shaw is a leading cardiovascular outcomes researcher whose major focus is clinical diagnosis and management of stable ischemic heart disease. Dr. Shaw has published more than 550 publications and presented more than 300 abstracts in major scientific meetings in the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America. She is among the top 1% of clinical researchers who have the most highly cited publications in clinical medicine over the past decade (awarded by Thomson Reuters).  Based on her scientific contributions, Dr. Shaw was recognized with the Simon Dack Award for academic excellence from the American College of Cardiology in 2009. In 2013, she received the Women’s Day Red Dress Award for her scientific contributions to women’s health. She is a member of the Emory University MilliPub Club (awarded for a publication that is cited ≥1,000 times) and received the Albert E. Levy Scientific Research Award, Emory University’s highest research award, in 2014. In 2015, Dr. Shaw received Emory University School of Medicine’s highest award – the Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture and Award.  In 2017, she presented the Mario Verani Lecture at the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. In 2018, she will be awarded the Gold Medal from the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.

She serves as an Associated Editor for several journals, including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging and the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. She is also an editorial consultant for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Circulation. Dr. Shaw is a Past-President of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the Society for Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.

Image result Marriott Charleston hotel near downtown  
Explore the flavors, sights, sounds, and traditions found only in Charleston, South Carolina. Feel the sand between your toes. Savor fresh from the dock seafood and explore the immaculately well preserved historic sites. The city feels a bit like it’s suspended in time, thanks to its antebellum architecture and surrounding plantation landscapes. Take in incredible views of the Battery and the French Quarter as you stroll the Waterfront Park, then become inspired by the cultivated beauty of the gardens at Middleton Place. At night, try a ghost tour for an introduction to the spooky side of the city.

The NASCI 2018 Annual Meeting will be held at the Charleston Marriott, Charleston, SC. Book your group rate for the conference.

Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-228-9290 or 1-843-723-3000. Please reference North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging when reserving your room.         

Book your group rate for NASCI ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

Room Rate: 
$199 single/double occupancy, plus applicable taxes and surcharges. 

Room rates are available on a first come, first served basis, and rooms may be sold out prior to the cut-off date of August 22, 2018

Rooms at the group rate are sold out on Friday, September 21. The current rate is $239 with advance purchase – the room must be paid for in full at the time of booking, and cancellations are not permitted. The Friday, September 21 rate cannot be booked online.

A small number of rooms at the group rate are available beginning Saturday, September 22. Please contact the hotel at the telephone numbers listed above for assistance. 

All reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit or guaranteed with a valid major credit card. Any guaranteed reservation not canceled 72 hours prior to your arrival is subject to one night’s room and tax cancellation fee.

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 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 33 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 34.5 Category A credit hours of the ARRT.

Faculty Disclosures: 
Click here to view the list of disclosures. Updated as of September 27, 2018.

Credit Claiming & Evaluations

Prior to the meeting, attendees were sent an email from with instructions on how to claim continuing education credits.


During the claiming process, you will also be asked to participate in the meeting and session (as applicable) evaluations.  Your feedback on the sessions in which you participated and the overall meeting is appreciated and will assist in the planning of future educational offerings. 

Click here to access the credit claiming website. Enter your username and password that were sent to your email address provided at registration. If you do not remember your password, please click on the 'Reset Password' link.

Deadline to Claim Credit: December 21, 2018

Faculty Disclosures: 

Meeting Highlights

• Procedural Planning/Advanced TAVR Workshop
• Artificial Intelligence Session and Panel Discussion
• Opportunity for Small Group Discussions with Experts
• Pediatric-Focused Sessions
• Cutting-Edge Technology and Scientific Poster Sessions
• Network with Experts & Peers