Take the Express Lane to ASE Guidelines

Some ASE resources require a member password for access, but not ASE guideline documents.  They are meant for sharing!  ASE guideline documents are accessed and used by the cardiac ultrasound community worldwide – members and nonmembers.  Need to find this information fast?  No need to go through your member portal.  Here are multiple ways to access the guidelines directly:

ASE guidelines webpage:  ASEcho.org/guidelines

ASE guidelines by publication date (most recently published first). New documents are added as soon as they are available:  ASEcho.org/ase-guidelines-by-publication-date

ASE guideline translations:  ASEcho.org/translations

ASE guideline documents on the JASE webpage:  OnlineJase.com (scroll down below “Issue Highlights” for most recent) or OnlineJase.com/content/aseguidelines for a complete list.

ASE guideline products:  ASEMarketPlace.com or at Amazon.com

ASE guideline apps:  ASEcho.org/apps

Bookmark these sites, visit often, and share with your colleagues … we don’t mind!

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ASE Invites You to the Interventional Echocardiography Symposium

Join us for ASE’s first Interventional Echocardiography Symposium on Saturday, May 7. Some of the nation’s leading experts in Structural Heart have been assembled to offer a one day symposium, immediately following the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) Echo Week.

Topics include TAVR, MitraClip, LAA, PFOs and ASDs, transcatheter valves outside TAVR, and simulated Heart Valve Team meetings. This program is offered in cooperation with SCA.  All ASE and SCA members receive discount pricing. Register now, and take advantage of our introductory pricing.

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Wherever Your Heart Belongs in Echo, the ASE Foundation Can Help It Grow

The ASE Foundation and Valentine’s Day have one thing in common…HEARTS.

You have the opportunity to support many hearts that have a personal meaning to you by donating to one or more of ASEF’s initiatives.

  • Area of Greatest Need
  • Research Awards
  • Travel Grants and Scholarships
  • Guideline Translations and Dissemination
  • Global Health Initiatives and Humanitarian Events

Donate Here.

Want a way to make someone feel special this year while helping others? We can help! Make a donation in their honor and that recognition will be posted on our website, in a message directly to the recipient, and in our Honor Roll of Donors at the end of the year. Email foundation@asecho.org or call 919-297-7169 today for more information.

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Still Time to Renew Your ASE Membership!

The easiest way to renew your 2016 ASE membership is online. If you have any questions or would like to renew your membership over the phone, please call us at 919-861-5574 or email ase@asecho.org.

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Echocardiography Experts Receive Special Distinction

Read release here.

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ASE Headquarters Closed

ASE Headquarters is closed today, Friday, January 22 due to inclement weather. Normal business hours will resume Monday, January 25.

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EHR Meaningful Use, What’s Next?

Last week acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Andy Slavitt, stated he intends to replace the Meaningful Use program in 2016. For more detail, read the following articles: EHR Meaningful Use to End in 2016, CMS Leader Says and Andy Slavitt puts meaningful use on ice; Read his J.P. Morgan speech transcript. Our Advocacy team had previously worked with the Alliance of Specialty Medicine and the AMA to advocate on behalf of echo practitioners that the original program needed improvement as physicians were unduly penalized for failure to meet requirements and measures not in their control.

A recent blog post from the CMS Blog provides more insight into the future of Meaningful Use.

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ASE 2016 Registration & Housing Now Open

It is time to register for the 27th Annual Scientific Sessions in Seattle, WA, June 10-14, 2016. The Scientific Sessions Program Committee has created an educational experience full of creative learning opportunities including hands-on imaging, small session learning labs on new technology, new interventional procedures, and a live video feed of intraoperative procedures from the University of Washington. Register today and learn more here.

ASE has secured an attractively priced block of rooms at three convenient hotels within a two to three minute walk to the Washington State Convention Center. Rooms have been reserved at The Paramount Hotel, Grand Hyatt Seattle, and the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. All hotels are also conveniently located within walking distance to restaurants, entertainment, and many more attractions. Click here to reserve your room today.

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Echo Test and Teach is Changing Practice!

The results are in! Labs and schools are now reporting that they are improving their measurement and interpretation of echocardiograms.

Does your lab need a tool to ensure quality and consistency of echocardiograms? Do you want to educate your staff or students on interesting cases and new techniques? Echo Test and Teach is your answer!

Echo Test and Teach is now available for individuals, institutions, and sonographer education programs. This application enhances the skills of sonographers and physicians in the measurement and interpretation of echocardiograms. It also supports quality improvement standards, including variability and correlation between different modalities in the measurement and interpretation of cardiac ultrasound images. Visit ASEcho.org/Echo-Test-and-Teach for more information or to schedule a FREE full feature demo!

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17th Annual ASCeXAM® Review Course expanded

ASE has specifically designed the ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course to help you gain the knowledge for taking the National Board of Echocardiography, Inc.™ ASCeXAM® and ReASCE® examinations. Lectures given will emphasize illustrative cases and as such will not be “canned talks” from other cardiovascular ultrasound courses. Please plan to join us at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel April 16-19, 2016 for this intensive review course. Learn one-on-one from the experts. Almost 100% of past attendees indicated that this course helped them better prepare for their exam. Download the Advance Program, register, and learn more at ASEcho.org/ReviewCourse.

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