Dear Colleague:At the CNCS Annual General Meeting which took place in Toronto last October, the members of the Canadian Nuclear Cardiology Society (CNCS)approved the dissolution of the Canadian Society of Nuclear Cardiology (CNCS) and the transfer of its assets to the recently created Canadian Society of Cardiovascular Nuclear and CT Imaging(CSCNCTI). This new Society will continue the work of CNCS with a broader mandate which will include working with other societies representing imaging modalities such as the Canadian Society of Echocardiography and Canadian Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging on issues of mutual interest.
Our plans for 2016 include:
- Finding members interested in preparing a Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada AFC diploma program in multimodality cardiacimaging (Nuclear Cardiology/PET and Cardiac CT +/-CMR) which will require negotiation with Radiology, and working with the CCS affiliate Society for CMR. It will also require discussion with the CCS affiliate society for Echocardiography since there are common elements of training and fellows
may want dual certification.
- Holding the annual Canadian C2 Cardiology Resident Cardiac Imaging Training Program in Ottawa.
- The Annual Robbie Burns Memorial Lecture at CCC 2016 in Montreal.
Ross A. Davies, MD, FRCPC