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2019 Annual Meeting

September 14-17, 2019
Hyatt Regency Seattle
Seattle, WA

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The 2019 NASCI Gala is expected to sell out this year! All gala participants will also receive a ticket to view the city of Seattle from the Space Needle’s Observation Deck! Secure your tickets early.

Keynote Speaker

Matthias G. Friedrich, MD

Sunday, September 15, 2019
8:10 am – 8:40 am
Imaging Finding to Image-guided Patient Care: How Imagers Improve Cardiovascular Health


Matthias G. Friedrich earned his MD at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen/Nuernberg, Germany. He completed his training as an internist and cardiologist at the Charité University Medicine Center, Humboldt University in Berlin.

From 2004 to 2011, he was Professor of Medicine with the Departments of Cardiac Sciences and Radiology at the University of Calgary and developed the Stephenson Cardiovascular MR Centre, one of North Americas largest centres for Cardiovascular MR.

From 2011 to 2015, he held the Chair in Cardiac Imaging as Full Professor of the Université de Montréal.

Since 2015, is Full Professor of Medicine with the Departments of Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology. He also acts as the Chief, Cardiovascular Imaging of the McGill University Health Centre and as the Scientific Director of the Courtois Cardiovascular Signature Program. He also has an appointment with the Heidelberg University in Germany.

His scientific interest is in new approaches for diagnosing cardiovascular disease using Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging. He supervised more than 30 students, authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, with more than 14,000 citations (current h index 53). He is member of international writing groups, editorial boards and grant review committees in Europe and North America. He is Co-PI of Canada’s national Cardiovascular Cohort Study.

He is also actively involved in the development of leading medical image post-processing software (cvi42) and the CMR Atlas for the iPad.

Matthias Friedrich was the Founding President of the Canadian Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and is Past President of the Society for Cardiovascular MR (SCMR).

$25 donation to NASCI (Grants) – entitles participant to one t-shirt, a little exercise and great FUN!!!  There will be general sizes offered; first come, first served. 

Registration Brochure

Registration Fees

Member Type Registration Fees
On or Before 8-15-19
Registration Fees
After 8-15-19
Member $750.00 $850.00
Member in Training $375.00 $475.00
Non Member $1,225.00 $1,325.00
“Friends of NASCI” Societies* $750.00 $850.00

* “Friends of NASCI” Societies include: Asociacion Colombiana de Radiologia (ACR), Colegio Brasileiro de Radiologia e Daignostico por Imagem (CBR), Federación Argentina de Asociaciones de Radiología, Diagnóstico por Imágenes y Terapia Radiante (FAARDIT), Sociedad Ecuatoriana de Radiología e Imagenologia (SERI), and Sociedad Radiología e Imagenologia del Uruguay (SRIU).

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received on or before August 15, 2019.  A $100.00 adminstrative fee will apply.  No refunds will be accepted after August 15, 2019.


Accrediation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 31AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Seattle
80 Howell Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Room Rates:
$269.00 per night*
1 King Bed or 2 Queens Bed
*Taxes and Fees are Not Included

Room Dates: September 13 – September 18, 2019
Group Code: G-ACRM