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NASCI Committees

Want to join a group of dedicated professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help NASCI carry out its mission, goals and purpose? Volunteers are the foundation for NASCI’s growth and its success can be directly attributed to the many members, past and present, who have generously shared their knowledge and expertise.

You can make a difference by serving on an NASCI committee. Each fall (October), committee rosters are reviewed and updated. Committee service is typically a three-year commitment, depending upon the committee. Committees work best with representation across the diverse membership, including Trainees and Early-Career Professionals. All members interested in service are encouraged to sign up. 

Participation is limited to NASCI members in good standing. Members may be invited to join committees outside the regular cycle to fill vacancies or provide additional resources as needed. Please watch for the yearly Call for Committee Volunteers. While options may be limited, Staff will gladly explore options for Members who did not sign up through the Call for Volunteers.

2020-2021 Committees

Advocacy

Advocacy Committee

This committee is responsible for overseeing and developing advocacy strategies in support of cardiovascular imaging, code development, and collaborates with related societies for joint advocacy efforts. Committee also consulting on questions of reimbursement and liaising with ACR advocacy group, and acts as a resource for the members, advising and guiding cardiovascular imaging credentialing pathways available to them. 

Committee Members

Eric Williamson, Chair
Diana Litmanovich
Jacobo Kirsch
Pamela Woodard
U Joseph Schoepf
Shawn D Teague
Suhny Abbara
Markus Renno

ByLaws

ByLaws Committee

This consists of consisting of a chair, the Secretary, and at least two additional members. It oversees modifications to the governing documents of the society to ensure contemporary, relevant governance, policies and procedures. The committee is convened as required since changes to the documents are not made every year. When changes are being considered, the committee meets frequently from May to August. 

Committee Members

Phillip Young, Chair
Prachi Agarwal
Charles White
Karen Ordovas
Akos Varga-Szemes
Eric Williamson

Cardiovascular Imaging Liaison

Cardiovascular Imaging Liaison Committee

Cardiovascular Imaging Liaison Committee consisting of at least three members. This committee shall act as liaison with the leadership of other domestic, US-based medical societies.

Committee Members

Dianna Bardo, Chair
Joao Lima
Joanna Kusmirek
Alex Westenfield
Sanjeev Bhalla
Suhny Abbara

Corporate Development

Corporate Development Committee

This committee consisting of a chair, the Treasurer, and at least two additional members. The committee shall plan and oversee the solicitation of financial support and contributions for the Society and for the annual meeting. It meets by phone monthly between March and August. 

Committee Members

Harold Litt, Chair
Charles White, Vice-Chair
Jacobo Kirsch
Carole Dennie
Diana Litmanovich
Frank Rybicki
U Joseph Schoepf
Pamela Woodard
Diana Litmanovich
Phillip Young
Shawn D Teague
Gregory Kicska
Albert Hsiao
Mayil Krishnam

Credentialing Adhoc

Credentialing Adhoc Committee

Adhoc committee focused on the newly developed NASCI CMR and CT Certification program’s marketing, program development and submissions review.

Committee Members

Karen Ordovas, Chair
Jacobo Kirsch
Quynh A. Truong
Pooja Sethi

Education

Education Committee

Consists of a chair and at least six additional members. This committee is responsible for the overall education program for the society including general oversight, planning and supporting efforts to address the learning needs of the membership, reviewing and adjusting programming based upon learner and program evaluations. The committee meets in person at the Annual Meeting and as needed by phone throughout the year. Individual duties may include: voting by email several times per year, supporting webinars and Journal activities, and reviewing Case in Point submissions. Active engagement and prompt turnaround is needed from all committee members. 

Committee Members

Scott R Akers, Chair
Maureen N Hood , Co-Chair
Gregory Kicska
Nikhil Goyal
Cylen Javidan-Nejad
Katherine Kaptroth-Joslin
Satinder P Singh
Daniel Ocazionez
Luba Frank
Gaurav Watane
Susan K Hobbs
Andrew Bowman
Shaoxiong Zhang
Mohamed Sayyouh

Electronic Communication

Electronic Communication Committee

This committee consisting of a chair, the Secretary, and at least three additional members. This committee shall oversee the Society’s website, newsletter and any other societal communications. 

Committee Members

Carlo DeCecco, Chair
Prachi Agarwal
Daniel Vargas
Jacobo Kirsch
Jordi Broncano
Jay Leb
Amgad Makaryus
Friedrich Knollmann
Kim Kallianos
Aparna Joshi

Fellowship

Fellowship Committee – Consists of a chair and at least three additional members, all of whom are Fellow members. With the approval of the Board, the committee shall propose and publicize the criteria for Fellow memberships, review all nominations and applications for Fellow membership, present a slate of endorsed candidates for election, and set the procedure for the election of new Fellows. 

Committee Members

Jill Jacobs, Chair
Matthew Cham
Alex Westenfield
Dhiraj Baruah

Finance

Finance Committee

The committee oversees ACCP’s finances and investments and proposes financial policies for consideration by the Board. The committee meets five – six times per year by phone and in person at the Annual Meeting

Committee Members

Carole Dennie, Chair
Phillip Young
Cristina Fuss
Charles White
Mayil Krishnam

Institutional Education & Fellowship Program

Institutional Education & Fellowship Program Subcommittee

The Institutional Education & Fellowship Program Subcommittee shall consist of three to five Members in good standing. The committee shall oversee issues pertaining to Cardiovascular Imaging fellowship programs and be the primary conduit to the various national societies that oversee fellowship program regulation and accreditation. The committee will maintain an updated listing of cardiovascular imaging fellowship training programs that will be made available on the NASCI website and continue to seek methods to encourage more trainees to pursue Cardiovascular Imaging fellowship. The chair of the Fellowship Committee shall serve as a member of the Education Committee.

Committee Members

Joan Lacomis, Chair
Carole Dennie
Gautham Reddy
Jill Jacobs

International Adhoc

International Adhoc Committee

This committee is responsible for interacting with international sister societies, promoting of international membership, coordinate with Program Committee a joint International intersociety sessions at the NASCI Annual Conference, solicit and select NASCI representatives at scientific conferences of sister societies, coordinate (with the Educational Committee) and develop international NASCI educational initiatives.

Committee Members

Daniel Ocazionez, Chair
Daniel Vargas
Luciana Clarisa Della Rosa
Prasad Panse
Luigi Natale
U Joseph Schoepf
Carlos S Restrepo

Legacy & History Adhoc

Legacy & History Adhoc Committee

This committee provides institutional memory of the society, advises President in pivotal decisions, supports the Research and Awards Committee by serving as judges  at the Annual Meeting. Members also support the Development Committee’s fundraising activities and efforts and chronicles the history of the society. 

Committee Members

Robert Steiner, Co-Chair
Arthur Stillman, Co-Chair
Charles White
U Joseph Schoepf
Gautham Reddy

Membership

Membership Committee

The committee consisting of a chair, the Secretary, and at least three additional members. The committee shall encourage, promote, and support membership. The committee shall also hear disciplinary proceedings against members and may take disciplinary action. It meets five – six times per year by phone and in person at the Annual Meeting. The charge of the committee is to deal with member-related issues presented to it by the Board, Staff or NASCI membership and to make recommendations based on the above-noted issues. 

Committee Members

Matthew D Cham, Chair
Tami Bang, Co-Chair
Prachi Agarwal
Bijan Bijan
Andrew Bowman
Jeremy D Collins
Gregory W Gladish
Albert Hsiao
Gregory Kicska
Ana Paula Santos Lima
Friedrich Knollmann
David Dombroski
Jay Leb

NASCIent

NASCIent Committee

The committee strives to increase the participation in NASCI of medical students, residents & fellows, and early-career professionals who are beginning their full-time careers. This is done by developing and supporting activities to increase the awareness of and career opportunities of cardiovascular imaging, including the Mentoring Program. The ongoing initiatives include: providing educational resources and leadership opportunities, encouraging publications by students, fellows and young professionals and developing student- and young professional-specific events for the Annual Meeting. The committee meets approximately every other month by phone. 

Committee Members

Susan Hobbs, Chair
Bradley D Allen, Co-Chair
Ana Paula Santos Lima
Asim Rizvi
Simon Martin
Akos Varga-Szemes

Nominating

Nominating Committee

Nominating Committee consisting of the Immediate Past President, who shall serve as chair, the President-elect, and at least three additional members, each appointed by the President for a period of one year. The committee shall nominate candidates for the office of Secretary.

Committee Members

Jacobo Kirsch, Chair
Gregory Kicska
Arthur Stillman
Stefan Zimmerman
Bradley Allen
Pamela Woodard

Program

Program Committee

This committee consists of a chair, a co-chair, a vice chair, the chair of the Research and Awards Committee, and at least three additional members. This committee shall be responsible for the planning and execution of the scientific program at the annual meeting. The members of the committee shall serve for terms of three years.  It develops and oversees the program for the Annual Meeting, including selection of the educational events and decisions about other programming. This committee is seated approximately 18 months in advance of the event and meets frequently by phone, as well as in person at the Annual Meeting. Key elements of committee participation include early planning for the meeting, reviewing and scoring Call for Topic proposals and abstracts, attending regularly-scheduled conference calls and attending the Annual Meeting. Please note this committee operates on an advanced cycle and so is already seated for 2019. 

Committee Members

Daniel Vargas, Chair
Elsie Nguyen, Co-Chair
Cristina Fuss, Vice-Chair
Sadaf Bhutta
Mark Ferguson
Prachi Agarwal
Tami Bang
Frandics Pak Chan
Christopher Francois
Maureen Hood
Nagina Malguria
Amar Shah
Eric Williamson
Stefan Zimmerman
Katherine Kaproth-Joslin

Publications & Guidelines

Publications & Guidelines Committee

Publications and Guidelines Committee consisting of a chair and at least two additional members. The committee shall work with the leadership of the journal regarding publications of the Society and shall propose and approve practice guidelines.

Committee Members

Quynh A. Truong, Chair
Maureen Hood
Karen Ordovas
Amgad Makaryus
Suhny Abbara
Dhiraj Baruah
Prasad Panse
Luigi Natale
Markus Renno
Sasan Partovi

R&D Fund Adhoc

R&D Fund Adhoc Committee

Adhoc committee formed of the current President, President-Elect and chairs of the Fellowship, Education, Research & Awards and NASCient Committees for the purpose of NASCI R & D Fund oversight.

Committee Members

Diana Litmanovich, Chair
Gregory Kicskca, Co-Chair
Jill Jacobs
Scott Akers
Prachi Agarwal
Susan Hobbs

Research & Awards

Research & Awards Committee

Committee consisting of a chair and at least six additional members. The committee meets in person at the Annual Meeting and frequently by phone between November and May to review nominations and determine the recommended award recipients.This committee manages, selects abstracts for written and oral presentation at the annual meeting. The committee define awards to be bestowed at the annual meeting, conducts an annual scientific poster session, selects presenters who will compete for scientific awards, and announces the award winners.  The chair shall serve on the Program Committee.  

Committee Members

Stefan Zimmerman, Chair
Prachi P Agarwal, Co-Chair
Maureen N Hood, Vice-Chair
Karen Ordovas
Ahmed Gharib
Kate Hanneman
Albert Hsiao
Akos Varga-Szemes
Simon Martin
Carlo DeCecco
Bradley Allen
Mayil Krishnam
Nagina Malguria
Sowmya Balasubramanian
Jeremy Burt

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NASCI Mission

North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging is a scientific, educational and professional organization dedicated to the advancement of Cardiovascular Imaging. The objectives of the Society shall be:

  • To encourage the development and dissemination of knowledge regarding Cardiovascular Imaging
  • To contribute to the active continuing education of its membership and the Medical Community
  • To promote the study, research and clinical practice of Cardiovascular Imaging