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Developing Country Experts can Access Largest Nuclear Cardiology Conference with IAEA Support

Nuclear cardiologists from developing countries will be able to learn about new technology and trends thanks to the online broadcast of a top international conference, made possible through IAEA support. (Photo: D. Calma/IAEA)

Professionals in low- and middle-income countries can get free online access to an international conference to learn about cutting edge technology in the field of nuclear cardiology, thanks to the support of the IAEA.

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), a recognized leader in cardiovascular imaging with more than 4,500 members, is holding its 22nd Annual Scientific Session 15-17 September, providing technical updates on new and emerging trends and techniques in nuclear medicine relevant to cardiology. “ASNC values its partnership with the IAEA and looks forward to welcoming participants from all over the globe to this premier meeting,” said Kathleen Flood, CEO of ASNC.

The IAEA will be livestreaming the conference and making the livestream available for free to an unlimited number of viewers from developing countries. Lectures, debates and interactive reading sessions with experts are some of the activities planned for the broadcast. 

“This is a unique opportunity to allow professionals from low- and middle-income countries to access the main educational activity of ASNC, which is also the most important meeting devoted to nuclear cardiology worldwide,” said Diana Paez, Head of Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging at the IAEA.  

Following the live broadcast, the recordings will be made available to 200 users, selected by the IAEA.

Broad cooperation

Livestreaming is just one of the many activities within the framework of the broad collaboration between the two organizations. Through this collaboration, ASNC allows access to professionals of nuclear cardiology and related disciplines from low- and middle-income countries to specific educational programmes and webinars. ASNC and the IAEA are also jointly developing interactive educational materials for the IAEA’s Human Health Campus, an online resource visited by over 5,000 health professionals regularly.

“This initiative is part of the collaborative efforts between IAEA and ASNC to improve the delivery and quality of nuclear cardiology around the world,” said Raymond R. Russell, ASNC President.

The IAEA fosters partnerships with international professional organizations to help countries tackle the growing problem of non-communicable diseases. The ASNC and the IAEA are cooperating on continuous professional education and improvement to the quality of clinical practice with the ultimate goal of improving patient care.