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ICNC 2017 Speed Mentoring

New this year: ICNC 2017 Speed Mentoring!

In a relaxed atmosphere, young specialists are given the opportunity to meet during the congress renowned experts during an individual meeting to discuss their career and/ or ongoing research.

Applications are now open!



What is ICNC 2017 Speed Mentoring?

The ICNC 2017 Speed Mentoring is the meeting place for the future generation to interact with the great leaders of their specialty.

During individual an interview of 20 minutes, the selected applicants will have the privilege to seek career development advice and recommendations from renowned professionals with years of successful careers behind them.

Where & When?

Each applicant will have the opportunity to meet one mentor either on:

  • Monday 8 May coffee break from 10:00 to 11:00
  • Tuesday 9 May coffee break from 10:00 to 11:00

Location: meeting room 3

Important dates

  • Applications open from 20 February to 10 April (midnight CET)
  • Results will be announced in April

How can I apply?

Applications are done online and are free. Applicants are asked to select the mentors they wish to meet in order of preference.

All applicants have to be:

  • Registered to ICNC 2017 before 10 April
  • 35 years of age or under or still in training

In the online application process, you will be asked to select the mentors you wish to meet in order of preference.

In total, 12 applicants will be selected based on their motivations and CV. Each applicant will be assigned for 1 interview.

Priority will be given to abstract presenters.

ATTENTION: Applicants must be sure to not have another role (Moderated Poster, etc) planned during this timeslot to avoid conflicts.

For any questions please contact icnc@escardio.org

Apply now

Meet the mentors

Dr Marcelo Fernando Di Carli (Boston, US)

2017_Marcelo Fernando Di Carli.PNGDr. Marcelo F. Di Carli is Executive Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Program, and Chief of the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Professor of Radiology and Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Dr. He received his medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has completed training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology), and Nuclear Medicine. He is recognized as an outstanding clinician-scientist and teacher. He currently serves as the editor of Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, and on the editorial boards of JACC, the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology and the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. He has published extensively in the field of CV imaging, and is the recipient of many grants from the NIH and industry.

Prof. Dominique Le Guludec (Paris, FR)

Area of expertise: cardiovascular molecular imaging

2017_Dominique Le Guludec.pngPHD in Biophysics, Dominique Le Guludec is Professor of Biophysics and Nuclear Medicine at University Paris 7.

Head of the department of nuclear medicine, which has the most important activity in Nuclear Medicine in Paris. Pr Le Guludec has an international expertise in molecular imaging and authored more than 150 articles in high ranking journals. She is the head of the Inserm Research Group “Cardiovascular Imaging” within the Bichat INSERM U1148 – Laboratory for Vascular Translational Science (LVTS). The group includes the nuclear medicine department and the cardiovascular pole. The nuclear medicine department activity is based on functional and molecular imaging in the field of cardiovascular diseases among others. The cardiovascular pole is a strongly integrated structure including cardiology, cardiac surgery, diabetology, and vascular neurology departments. The group has a large experience in leading international randomized clinical trials and registries in the field of atherothrombosis (e.g. REACH: 68 000 patients; TIA registry: 5 000 patients over 5 continents). The group has joined the international VIGOUR collaboration, a network of academic research organizations advancing clinical research in cardiology.

Prof. Udo Sechtem, FESC (Stuttgart, DE)

Area of expertise: Cardiology

2017_2017_Udo Sechtem.jpgProfessor Udo Sechtem graduated in 1981 and is currently Chief of the Department of Cardiology, Robert Bosch Hospital Stuttgart.

He is also an Associate Professor of Medicine and Cardiology, University of Tübingen. His research interests focus on cardiac imaging, especially magnetic resonance imaging and coronary CT as well as on the pathophysiologic role of abnormal coronary function in patients with coronary artery disease. He believes that cardiac imaging should not be done as a sole occupation but always be accompanied by patient care and if possible also invasive work. Although this leads to long working hours this mix of activities brings the reward of great job satisfaction.

Prof. James Udelson (Boston, US)

2017_Udelson_James.jpgArea of expertise: Cardiac imaging

Dr. James Udelson is Chief of the Division of Cardiology as well as Director of Nuclear Cardiology at Tufts Medical Center. He is a Professor of Medicine and Radiology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, and in 2012 received the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Medical School. Dr. Udelson’s research interests involve studying the effects of new therapeutic modalities in the setting of heart failure as well as chronic coronary artery disease, as well as studying the development of imaging modalities to assess those effects.

Prof. Stephen Richard Underwood (London, UK)

Area of expertise: Nuclear Cardiology

2017_ Stephen Richard Underwood.jpgProfessor Richard Underwood gained a first class honours degree in chemistry at Merton College Oxford and he went on to study medicine, graduating in 1977.  After general medical training he specialised in cardiac medicine learning both non-invasive and invasive techniques, and for the last 30 years he has practised non-invasive cardiac imaging, with major clinical and research interests in nuclear cardiology, magnetic resonance and in cardiovascular X-ray computed tomography. Since 1985 he has worked at Royal Brompton Hospital, London and its academic wing, the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London.  He is currently lead clinician for nuclear medicine strategy, research and teaching at Royal Brompton Hospital and clinical lead for nuclear medicine at Harefield Hospital.

Prof. Frans Wackers (Woodbridge, US)

Area of expertise: Nuclear Cardiology

2017_ Frans J Th Wackers.jpgFrans J. Th. Wackers, MD is Professor Emeritus of Diagnostic Radiology and Medicine, Presently he is a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Medicine. He served as Director of the Cardiovascular Nuclear Imaging Laboratory at Yale University School of Medicine for 22 years. Born in Echt, The Netherlands, Dr Wackers received both his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Amsterdam School of Medicine in 1970. He completed training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology in the former Wilhelmina Gasthuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1977. Dr Wackers moved to the USA in 1977 where he was on the faculty of the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine (1977-1981), the University of Vermont College of Medicine(1981-1984) and, since 1984 at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Wackers is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology; a Fellow of the American Heart Association, Council on Clinical Cardiology; a member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine; a Fellow of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. He is also a Diploma European Cardiologist of European Society of Cardiology.