ASNC is very pleased to work as a partner with the IAEA in providing nuclear cardiology educational resources to help physicians worldwide provide the best care for their patients.
Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) May 12, 2017
The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) announced this week a partnership with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to boost efforts to improve the care of patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) globally.
This partnership will facilitate access to nuclear cardiology training courses and educational materials for professionals in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). LMICs face the highest burden of CVDs, as more than 75 percent of all CVD deaths occur in these countries. The organizations will also collaborate on the development of interactive educational materials for the IAEA’s website Human Health Campus.
“ASNC is very pleased to work as a partner with the IAEA in providing nuclear cardiology educational resources to help physicians worldwide provide the best care for their patients,” said ASNC President Raymond Russell, MD, FASNC. “This agreement sets the groundwork for future collaborative projects to improve further the delivery of nuclear cardiac testing.”
CVDs kill more than 17.5 million people annually, accounting for 31 percent of all global deaths. More people die due to CVDs worldwide than any other single cause. Nuclear cardiology plays a fundamental role in the diagnosis and management of patients with CVDs. ASNC and IAEA have been partners in educating medical professionals in the advances of nuclear cardiology since 2013 with their first joint webinar series. ASNC’s work with the support of the IAEA has helped reach physicians worldwide to facilitate education in nuclear cardiology and best practices.
“Today’s signing of the practical arrangement between the IAEA and the ASNC heralds an expansion of collaboration and an increase of educational opportunities for professionals in nuclear cardiology worldwide,” said Diana Paez, Head of the IAEA’s Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging Section (NMDI) at the IAEA. “Moreover, it will enable access to continuing medical education, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of services provided to their patients.”
ASNC is the recognized leader in quality, education, advocacy and standards in cardiovascular imaging, with more than 4,000 members worldwide. ASNC is the only society dedicated solely to advocacy issues that impact the field of nuclear cardiology and is working with success to influence regulations to fight onerous private health plan policies – adverting reimbursement declines and fighting for improved payment and coverage. ASNC is dedicated to continuous quality improvement, education and patient-centered imaging, illustrating the ongoing commitment as a leader in the field of nuclear imaging and improving patient outcomes. ASNC establishes standards for excellence in cardiovascular imaging through the development of clinical guidelines, professional education, advocacy and research development. ASNC’s members are comprised of cardiologists, radiologists, physicians, scientists, technologists, imaging specialists and other professionals committed to the science and practice of nuclear cardiology. For more information, visit http://www.asnc.org.