You are invited to be a part of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)

ASE has a number of benefits and programs to engage and assist echocardiographers from all over the world. International members are an essential part of what ASE does every day. Did you know that 14% of our members are from outside the United States and that the majority of research submitted to the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE) comes from outside the United States? ASE’s meetings are International! Twenty six percent of the attendees at the 25th Annual Scientific Sessions and 38% of Abstract submitters from 2013 are from outside the United States. Becoming a member of ASE offers numerous benefits. Click here to join ASE at a special, discounted rate before October 31, 2014. Join for only $90 USD with a special discount code for this limited time.  Physicians use code esc2014, and Sonographers and Technicians use code sesc2014. Remember to enter these codes at the time of payment. Contact the ASE Membership Department at ase@asecho.org for more information. Some of your colleagues are already using a variety of resources:

ASE Guideline Documents

Access all of ASE’s guideline documents at www.asecho.org/guidelines.  We invite you to use these 50+ documents to guide your day-to-day clinical practice.  The guidelines page is not password protected and is available for all clinicians.  Visit this page often and share it with your colleagues.  When the guideline documents are updated or new guideline documents are added, you’ll find them at www.asecho.org/guidelines as soon as they are available.  In addition, guidelines translations are available at www.asecho.org/translations.


Talks from some of the most respected cardiovascular educators are available online now at ASEUniversity. ASE members view recorded talks and read articles to earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) at no cost. and keep current with credential needs or to review topics. And, a selection of ASE conferences is available for purchase. If you can’t come to the ASE Scientific Sessions, it can come to you. ASE Webinars allow you to participate from your home or office! Webinars are based upon new ASE Guideline documents with the lead author presenting. Live webinars are not always convenient for busy schedules.  As an ASE member, you can register for a live webinar at no cost.  If you’re unable to participate when scheduled, an archive of the webinar will be sent to your email for you to view at your convenience. You don’t want to miss this great benefit – free for ASE members.

Free Spanish-Language Webinar:
Guias para un examen de ecocardiografia transesofagica integral: Recomendaciones de la Sociedad Americana de Echocardiografia (ASE) y la Sociedad de Anestesiologos Cardiovasculares (SCA) Presentacion y adaptacion al Espanol: Federico M. Asch, MD, FASE

Dr. Federico M. Asch (federico.asch@medstar.net) is a native of Argentina, where he graduated from medical school at Universidad de Buenos Aires. He initially completed his cardiology training at Instituto Cardiovascular de Buenos Aires (ICBA), to later pursue further training at Georgetown University and Washington Hospital Center, In Washington, DC. Dr. Asch currently co-directs the Echo and Cardiovascular Core Laboratories at the Medstar Health Research Institute, is Director of Cardiac Imaging Research at Medstar Cardiovascular Research Network, and practices non-invasive cardiology at Medstar Washington Hospital Center. His interests include pathologies of the aorta, valvular disease, cardiomyopathies and implementation of echocardiography in clinical trials.  He is currently Chair of the ASE Guidelines and Standards Committee and a member of the ASE Scientific Sessions Planning Committee. Watch this page for additional Spanish online training, including training on 3D Applications led by Dr. Roberto Lang!

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Participate in the global conversation on ASE’s networking platform, Connect@ASE. This members-only site is the host for our active discussion forums, our image library containing hundreds of moving images, and an enhanced member directory to connect with colleagues worldwide.  Access Connect@ASE on your device by downloading the free app by searching for ‘MemberCentric’ and selecting ASE.

Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE)

The Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE) brings ASE members the very latest clinical, scientific, legal, and economic information regarding the use of cardiac ultrasound. The Journal’s original, peer-reviewed articles cover conventional procedures, as well as newer clinical techniques, such as transesophageal echocardiography, intraoperative echocardiography, and intravascular ultrasound. The online platform, free with membership, is fully functional with searchable back issues, ASE’s newest guidelines, articles not yet in press, and much more! To access JASE, log in to the ASE member portal and select “JASE Online.”

Become a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE) and illustrate your accomplishments!

Jorge Lowenstein MD from ArgentinaYour performance stands out. So should you! The FASE credential recognizes the dedicated ASE member with an extraordinary commitment to the field of cardiovascular ultrasound. Fellowship recognizes a diverse set of skills and comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of echocardiography. Only ASE members can be FASE. There are hundreds of FASE outside the United States. In recent years, ASE has recognized two South American cardiology leaders as Honorary Fellows of the American Society of Echocardiography.  This honor is given to individuals outside the US who have made significant contributions to the field of cardiovascular ultrasound and have played a strong role in building relationships with the Society.  Congratulations go to Dr. Jorge Lowenstein, MD, FASE (Argentina) and Dr. Marcia Barbosa, MD, FASE MB Socor(Brazil), recipients of this prestigious honor.  Join ASE and this prestigious group.  Lead. Contribute. Be Recognized. www.asecho.org/fase

International Sonographer and Image Acquisition Training

Image quality and diagnostic accuracy depend heavily on the knowledge and skill of the clinician operating the ultrasound machine.  There has long been international interest in the echocardiography “team” approach in the United States, consisting of image acquisition by sonographers and interpretation of the studies by physicians. This complimentary training program is now available as an online resource.  It is not intended to take the place of formal training, but rather to be used as an educational resource for those with some healthcare training or professional experience at a medical facility.  This training may also be used by physicians to improve image acquisition skills. We invite you to access this information and make it available to colleagues.

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