ASE Proud to Announce the Launch of a New Case Reports Journal – CASE

case_cover_final-final-finalYou asked for a case reports journal for cardiovascular imaging, and we listened. CASE, an online, open-access, case reports journal was launched this week. ASE leadership recognized the importance of producing a journal to meet the needs of the medical community by providing timely, practical information on the challenges that face clinicians daily in delivering optimum patient care through efficient and effective diagnostic testing.

Submissions are now being accepted, with the first issue planned for early 2017. The fees associated with accepted papers are $550 for ASE members which is deeply discounted from the $800 fee for nonmembers. The CASE Guide for Authors can be found here.

ASE is proud to have assembled an international editorial board of experts in a wide range of cardiovascular care areas, led by co-Editors-in-Chief L. Leonardo Rodriguez, MD, FACC, FASE from the Heart and Vascular Institute at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio and Karen G. Zimmerman, BS, ACS, RDCS, RVT, FASE from the Webber Heart Center, Munson Healthcare, Grand Traverse Region in Michigan.

Please send any questions to CASE Managing Editor Deborah R. Meyer at


Feigenbaum Lecturer Sought

Do you have a peer who deserves recognition for the high level of their cardiovascular research? The ASE Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Feigenbaum Lecturer who will present during the 28th Annual Scientific Sessions in Baltimore, MD, June 2-6, 2017. The deadline for nominations is October 28, 2016. 

Nominated individuals should have these qualifications in order to receive this prestigious honor:

  • Have provided a significant contribution to research in the field of echocardiography, with great potential to continue at a high level of achievement
  • Are a young investigator (under the age of 51 at time of nomination)
  • Are an innovator who has changed the field, has the capacity to present a research topic appropriate to headline a plenary symposium at the Society’s annual meeting

Please contact Mary Alice Dilday at 919-297-7188 or with any questions or to submit your nominations.


Less than 3 Weeks Left To Nominate a Mentor for the Richard Popp Excellence in Teaching Award

Do you have a teacher whose impact you can still feel?  ASE is looking for those excellent instructors to honor them at 28th Annual Scientific Sessions in Baltimore, MD, June 2-6, 2017. Please consider nominating your mentor for the prestigious Richard Popp Excellence in Teaching Award.

The deadline for nominations is October 28, 2016.  Please contact with any questions. Detailed criteria, and a list of former recipients and their topics, are available on the ASE Awards Page.


Echo Florida Attendees *Hurricane Matthew Update*

ASE is keeping a close eye on the weather and travel situation as Hurricane Matthew moves north. At this time, all Echo Florida workshops and meetings will take place, as scheduled, this Saturday, October 8 – Tuesday, October 11.

The workshops and meetings will not be cancelled unless there is a mandatory evacuation of the Grand Floridian. In the event that anything changes, ASE will email you immediately.


GE Healthcare Announces FDA Labeling Change for Use of Optison™ In Patients with Cardiac Shunts

Read release here.


ICD-10 Coding Changes

Read more here.


ASE Leadership Participates in the Fourth World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education

ASE’s leadership took an active role in the Fourth World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education held September 23-25, 2016. The Congress was hosted by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. Neil Weissman, MD, FASE, presented an adapted version of his Scientific Session’s presentation “The Future of Echocardiography: Disruptor of Disrupted?” to an engaged audience. Susan Wiegers, MD, FASE, ASE’s Immediate Past President, represented ASE on a panel discussion regarding POC in medical education and clinical care with a presentation on important research areas to be addressed. She also attended several meetings to discuss ASE’s POC ultrasound initiatives and worked with other organizations to promote and nurture the growth of educational offerings. These efforts are in alignment with ASE’s strategic goals to attract all users of cardiovascular ultrasound and facilitate the development of CV ultrasound technology.


Register Today for ASE’s MACRA/MIPS 101: Essentials You Need to Know Webinar

Join Geoffrey A. Rose, MD, FASE, for a free, interactive, live webinar on Friday, October 21, 2016, at 12:00 PM ET. This webinar is intended to help the cardiovascular ultrasound community understand how to comply with the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), one of the two payment tracks being created under the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) reform Medicare payment. It is expected that over 90 percent of all physicians will need to comply with MIPS to avoid facing penalties.


To ensure your FREE registration for this event, please follow these three simple steps.

  1. Log on to your ASE Member Portal with your ASE username (email) and password.
  2. Select “ASEUniversity and CME Credits” on the left.
  3. Select “Live Webinars” on the left and “Register” found in the Live Webinar Event Summary.

ASEF Humanitarian Mission Volunteers in Central China

The ASE Foundation’s global health initiatives and humanitarian events program brings adult and pediatric cardiac care to areas in need, teaching local clinicians, and providing direct patient services to at-risk communities.Volunteers representing the ASE Foundation are currently in central China for a training and patient outreach event in collaboration with Xijing Hospital in Xi’an, China.  Follow their activities at


Call for Officers and Board Nominations is Now Open

ASE is seeking the best and the brightest members to move forward the mission and goals of the Society. Now is your opportunity to become a leader in ASE. If you are an active member and meet the criteria outlined on the nominations page, ask a friend or colleague to submit a nomination on your behalf. All positions are open to any member specialty (physician, sonographer, anesthesiologist, etc.)

The process is easy. Candidates need to have one letter of nomination, up to three letters of support from active members that outline the candidate’s leadership abilities, a current CV, a 1-2 page personal vision statement, completion of a brief online self-assessment survey, and a completed conflict of interest/disclosure form. Guidelines for submitting nominations can be found on ASE’s nominations page.

The deadline for submission of nominations is Friday, October 21, 2016. Ask an active ASE member TODAY to submit your nomination. Please contact Mary Alice Dilday at 919-297-7188 or with any questions or to submit nominations.