Archives for October 2015

Echo Fall 2015 Edition Released

Using 3D printing to create patient-specific models prior to intervention and performing echocardiograms on animals like a beluga whale are two features in the latest issue of Echo.  Also learn about ASE in the first 40 years, the new strategic plan designed for ASE’s continued growth, new partnerships to broaden ASE’s reach, the ASE Foundation’s two mission trips in August, and more. If you have an idea for a topic you would like covered in an upcoming issue or want to contribute an article, email managing editors Angie Porter and Debbie Meyer at echo@asecho.org.

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Calling All Innovators

Do you or someone you know have an innovative concept to improve workflow efficiency in the cardiovascular ultrasound field? Then we want to hear from you!  ASE is proud to announce an exciting new endeavor – the Echovation Challenge, an incentive prize competition to foster and showcase novel approaches, technologies, and processes in echocardiography. Please visit our challenge page to learn all the details. We encourage you to sign up for a free HeroX account, and pre-register so that you will be automatically notified when the submission period opens in November. This will also allow you to offer feedback and suggestions to the innovation competition taskforce, in the Comments section of the site. Let the “Echovation” begin!

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Please Share Your Feedback on JASE

The Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE) is consistently ranked as the top ASE member benefit. It is important to share your feedback on this survey regarding your reading and usage habits. Your responses will be strictly confidential and will be used only to inform and improve JASE. We would be most grateful if you would take the survey by Wednesday, November 4. As the famous, or rather infamous, Mark Twain once supposedly said, “Our opinions do not really blossom into fruition until we have expressed them to someone else.”

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PCHD Lecture Series Now Available on ASEU

A great new CME product, Lecture Series: Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, is now available on ASEUniversity. Containing lectures previously given at ASE Scientific Sessions, this product provides a comprehensive review for core types of congenital heart disease. The target audiences for this program are physicians and sonographers with a focus on trainees and junior faculty. There are 12 lesions (series of short lectures) which are available for individual purchase or as a discounted bundle. The full lecture series bundle offers 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

 

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CMS finalized increase to echo code 93306 and accepted the cardiology community’s proposal that prevents cuts to echoes with contrast