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Speed Mentoring

ICNC, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT

Take the opportunity to meet internationally renowned experts in your field.

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What is ICNC Speed mentoring 2019 ?

ICNC Speed mentoring 2019 is the meeting place for the future generation to interact with the great leaders of their specialty.

During individual interviews of 20 minutes, selected applicants have the opportunity to get career development advice and recommendations from renowned professionals with years of successful careers behind them.

This is a unique platform where long-lasting generational relationships are possible!

Important dates

ICNC Speed mentoring 2019 will take place in the Speed mentoring room on:

  • Sunday 12 May 2019 afternoon break 15:30-16:30
  • Monday 13 May 2019 afternoon break 15:30-16:30

Am I eligible?

Eligibility criteria:

Applicants have to be:

  • Registered to the ICNC 2019 - Register now
  • Under 40 years old or in training

IMPORTANT: Applicants must be sure not to have any conflicting role at the same time.

How can I apply?

 To apply, please follow the below instructions:

  • Click on this button: Apply
  • Scroll down to the heading "My applications"
  • Click "New application"
  • Select "Mentoring" (If you do not see it then you do not fill the eligibility criteria)

Deadline to apply: Sunday 14 April 2019

Results will be given end of April.

Schedule of the mentors

Sunday 12 May 2019 afternoon break - 15:30 to 16:30

Monday 13 May 2019 afternoon break 15:30 to 16:30

A to Z Mentors list for reference

Pal Maurovich-Horvat

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I am interested in cardiac CT imaging. The focus of my research interest is coronary plaque phenotyping using advanced quantitative techniques, such as radiomics.

Pál Maurovich-Horvat MD PhD MPH, Associate Professor of Cardiology and Radiology, director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Research Group and the Clinical Cardiac CT Program at the Heart and Vascular Center, Semmelweis University. He is the president of the Hungarian Association of Cardiovascular Imaging, and a board member and the vice-president elect for CT of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging.

Dr. Maurovich-Horvat graduated from the Semmelweis University in 2006, which was followed by a two-year long advanced cardiovascular imaging research fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Maurovich-Horvat studied clinical effectiveness at the Harvard University, School of Public Health, where he graduated in 2012. His research interest focuses on the development of non-invasive diagnostic imaging strategies for personalized cardiovascular risk assessment, to identify patients prone to suffer myocardial infarction. Dr. Maurovich-Horvat is the author of more than 130 international, peer-reviewed publications on cardiac CT, his publications have a total citation number over 3000.

Eliana Reyes

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Myocardial perfusion; SPECT, CZT and PET-CT, PET-MR; cardiomyopathy

I am a nuclear cardiologist based at the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals and the PET imaging centre at S Thomas’ hospital, King’s College London, United Kingdom. I am a practitioner, a clinical researcher and an educator with over 15 years of experience and an especial interest in A) a multi-modality imaging approach to the non-invasive study of myocardial perfusion under physiological conditions and disease, and the changes it may undergo as a result of disease progression and/or intervention; B) myocardial inflammation in infiltrative disorders and infection, as well as a manifestation of cardiotoxicity.

Prem Somam

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Nuclear cardiology/ clinical cardiology/ cardiac amyloidosis


Prem Soman is tenured Associate Professor of Medicine, and Clinical & Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh, and director of Nuclear Cardiology, the Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellowship and the newly established Multidisciplinary Cardiac Amyloidosis Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

After initial medical training in India, he was a clinical research fellow at the Northwick Park Hospital and Institute of Medical Research at Harrow, London, UK, where he obtained a PhD. His Cardiology and Advanced Imaging Fellowships in the US were at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, after which he joined the faculty at UPMC in 2005.
He was the President of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology in 2018, and previously, Chair of the Imaging Council of the ACC, and President of the CV Council of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. He is current Associate Editor of Circulation CV Imaging, and prior Associate Editor of the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. Dr. Soman has co-authored numerous original research papers, guidelines, reviews and text book chapters. He was awarded the Hermann Blumgart award for distinguished service to nuclear cardiology by the CV Council of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging in 2016 and was elected a Master of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology in 2018.

Fred Verzijlbergen

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Nuclear cardiology


After completing medical studies in Utrecht University training as internist and nuclear physician. Head of the Department of Nuclear Medicine in St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, the Netherlands. His clinical research focussed on nuclear cardiology and 8 dissertations were completed in this field. In 2012 he was appointed as Professor and Head of the Department of Nuclear Medicine in Erasmus MC in Rotterdam. From 2004-2011 he was member of the board of te Dutch Society of Nuclear Medicine. In 2011 and 2012 he was President-elect of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine and in 2013 and 2014 he became President of the EANM. After completion of the integration of the Departments of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine in Erasmus MC, the focus of his work returned to clinical research in nuclear cardiology and imaging and therapy of prostate cancer both in Rotterdam and in Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen.