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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.

2018 – 2019 Committees

Advocacy & Credentialing

Advocacy & Credentialing 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 Chair: Eric Williamson, Mayo Clinic

Co-Chair: Katherine Kaproth-Joslin, University of Rochester


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 Chair: Arthur Stillman, Emory University


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 Chair: Kate Hanneman, University of Toronto

Co-Chair: Stefan Zimmerman, Johns Hopkins University

Vice-Chair: Kimberly Kallianos, University of California, San Francisco

Corporate Development

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 Chair: Harold Litt, Univ of Pennsylvania

Co-Chair: Jacobo Kirsch, Cleveland Clinic

Vice-Chair: Charles White, University of Maryland


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 Chair: Scott Akers, VA Medical Center-Philadelphia

Co-Chair: Maureen Hood, Uniformed Services University

Vice-Chair: Pal Suranyi, Medical University of South Carolina

Executive Officers

Executive Committee – Consists of the officers of the Society. The Executive Committee the powers of the Board between meetings of the Board. 

Committee Chair: Jacobo Kirsch, MD

Fellow Membership

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 Chair: Jill E. Jacobs, New York University – Langone Medical Center

Co-Chair: Vincent Ho, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences


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 Chair: Greg Kicska, University of Washington


International 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 Chair: Daniel Ocazionez, University of Texas Health Science Center

Co-chair: Sakuma Hajime, Mie University Hospital (Japan)

Co-Chair: Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, University Medical Center Groningen

Legacy & History

Legacy & History 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 Chairs: Bob Steiner and Art Stillman

Liaison & Intersociety

Liaison & Intersociety Committee – This committee shall act as liaison with the leadership of other medical societies. It also coordinates with the Trials and Publications Committee for multi-society guideline and statement publications. It works with the Advocacy & Credentialing Committee for joint inter-society advocacy efforts. 

Committee Chairs: Dianna Bardo, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Co-Chair: Thomas Gerber, Mayo Clinic

Vice-Chair: Joao AC Lima, Johns Hopkins University

Long-Range Planning

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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 Chair: Matthew Cham, University of Washington

Co-Chair: Tami Bang, University of Colorado

NASCIent & Mentorship

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 Chair: Marly Van Assen, Medical University of South Carolina

Co-Chair: John Nance, Houston Methodist Hospital


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 Chair: Carole Dennie, University of Ottawa

Co-Chair: Daniel Vargas, University of Colorado

Vice-Chair: Elsie Nguyen, Toronto General Hospital

Pediatric Chair: Mark Ferguson, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Pediatric Vice-Chair: Sadaf Bhutta, Seattle Children’s Hospital

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 Chair: Prachi Agarwal, University of Michigan

Co-Chair: Rachael M Edwards, TRA Medical Imaging

Vice-Chair: Maureen Hood, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Trials & Publications

Trials & Publications Committee – The committee supports the business of the journals, including but not limited to, activities to encourage members to publish in the IJCV and periodically the selection of Associate Editors. The committee usually meets three times per year by phone and in person at the Annual Meeting. 

Committee Chair: Suhny Abbara, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Co-Chair: Karen Dill, University of Massachusetts

Vice-Chair: Quynh A. Truong, Weill Cornell Medicine

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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