ASE On the Road

Attending EuroEcho-Imaging 2017 this week in Lisbon, Portugal? Be sure to stop by ASE’s booth, B200 in the EuroEcho exhibit hall. Pick up your FREE, updated ASE Guidelines thumb drive and learn more about ASE educational products. Receive 20% off and free shipping on all products. This is also a great opportunity to renew your 2018 membership and have staff walk you through the new benefits and online education. We would also like to invite you to join ASE leadership, staff, and your colleagues at the ASE Member Reception on Wednesday, December 6, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. The reception will take place at the Restaurante Sacramento at Calçada Sacramento 40 a 46, 1200-394 Lisboa, Portugal. We look forward to seeing you.

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ASE 2018: Call for Abstracts — Deadline February 7

Submit your abstract of original work or clinical case report to be considered for presentation at the premier cardiovascular ultrasound conference of the year, the 29th Annual ASE Scientific Sessions in Nashville, Tennessee, June 22-26, 2018. Make your submission online today! Presenters benefit from dedicated viewing times, a global audience that promotes future collaborative work, eligibility for travel support, and low conference registration rates. Exceptional research is also considered for the prestigious Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator’s Award Competition for young investigators under the age of 40 and the Sonographer Investigator’s Award Competition for non-physicians who served as the primary investigator on their project. Visit the ASE 2018 Call for Abstracts for more information. Submission closes Wednesday, February 7. Submit your research today!

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ASE Headquarters Closed Thursday & Friday

ASE Headquarters will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 23-24 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Normal business hours will resume Monday, November 27.

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Download the Advance Program for Echo ASE ASEAN

Register today for the 3rd Annual Echo ASE ASEAN in Manila, Philippines, March 22-24, 2018. This conference highlights the growing collaboration between ASE and the ASEAN Society of Echocardiography, and exemplifies the best in ASE outreach around the world.

New this year – all investigators are invited to submit abstracts of their original research or clinical case reports to be considered for presentation in Manila. Presenters benefit from discounted registration rates and feedback from our world-renowned faculty. Visit the Call for Abstracts page for submission instructions. Submission closes January 15, 2018.

The aim of the Echo ASE ASEAN Symposium is to provide cardiovascular practitioners with information on state-of-the-art echocardiography technology. This international meeting is led by expert faculty from the United States and the countries comprising the ASEAN region who are leaders in how echocardiography can be effectively applied to improve clinical care. Case-based learning approaches will be used to highlight new and established uses of echocardiography for diagnosis and guiding management in patients with a broad array of cardiovascular conditions. Topics include: advanced assessment of systolic and diastolic function, 3D/4D imaging, contemporary approaches to valve disease, guidance of interventional procedures, contrast echocardiography, ischemic heart disease, pericardial disease, and echo in arrhythmic disorders. Download the Advance Program and learn more here .

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Call for Committee Volunteers Now Open

ASE depends on its members to get involved and advance our mission. Our volunteers help set standards, develop products, create courses, direct subspecialty activities, advocate for echo on the federal and state levels, and more. If you are a new volunteer interested in serving on an ASE committee or a member currently serving on a committee, and would like to continue to serve, log in to your ASE member portal, click on “Committee” in the menu bar, and complete the Committee Interest form.

For more information on volunteering for ASE, click hereThe application process will remain open through January 5, 2018. The term of service for new appointments will be July 2018 – June 2019.

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Echo 2017 Edition Released

The October 2017 Echo magazine has been released! This annual ASE news vehicle covers more in-depth subjects than can be covered in this e-news. This issue contains articles celebrating 30 years of JASE and how women in ASE leadership positions are transforming gender dynamics. Two articles on cutting-edge research are included, new microbubble applications, by Tom Porter, MD, FASE, and percutaneous interventions by Feroze Mahmood, MD, FASE. You can also read about the ASE Foundation training event in Cuba, the ASE guideline process and glean ideas from our leaders for how to implement them, the ImageGuideEcho Registry, the new Mentor Match Program, 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 Echo@ASEcho.org

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The Latest Issue of CASE is Now Available

CASE’s fifth issue is now online. The ten cases cover aortopathies, cardiac sarcoidosis, endocardial fibroelastosis, left atrial appendage membrane, lipomatous hypertrophy, masses, mitral hemi-arcade, and percutaneous intervention. The figure shown here is from the “Left Atrial Appendage Membrane in a Patient Presenting with Stroke,” case provided by Drs. Sharon L. McCartney, Bradford Berndt, Muath Bishawi, Donald Glower, Madhav Swaminathan, and Alina Nicoara. Dr. McCartney said, “We think that this case illustrates the importance of routinely performing a comprehensive intraoperative TEE examination. Additional abnormalities may be found that could impact surgical decision-making and outcome of the patient.” Don’t forget to test your wits with the CASE “What is This Image?” quiz, on the CASE homepage.

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Submit Your Science to be Presented in the Sun at Echo Hawaii in January

Don’t miss your chance to present your basic or clinical research in sunny Hawaii in January. Abstract submission is free of charge and presenting authors are eligible for a $100 discount off their conference registration. Abstracts are moderated by world-class faculty and a “Best Poster Prize” will recognize the top work presented. Visit the  Echo Hawaii Call for Science page for more information. Submission closes on Tuesday, November 1. Submit your work today!

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Don’t Miss These October Deadlines!

Several important deadlines are approaching for ASE Officers and Directors, Awards, and Travel Grants.

October 20          Call for Officers and Directors

Feigenbaum Lecturer

October 27          Cardiovascular Sonographer Distinguished Teacher Award

Excellence in Teaching in Pediatrics Award

Richard Popp Excellence in Teaching Award

Feigenbaum Student Travel Grant

UltraEcho Student Travel Grant

Do you, or someone you know, qualify for one of these prestigious honors? Make sure you do not miss the upcoming deadlines. If you have any questions about ASE’s awards or nomination process, please feel free to contact madilday@asecho.org.

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ASE Needs Your Input

As 2017 draws to a close, ASE would once again like to hear from our most important stakeholders – our members and the medical community – about your practice and the latest trends in the field. Please take a few minutes of your time to help ASE gain insight about topics such as expanding uses of cardiovascular ultrasound, application of emerging technologies, and specific utilization preferences and trends.

Your responses will help ASE plan future educational and quality initiatives, and advance our mission of improving the practice of cardiovascular ultrasound for better patient outcomes. Since we know your time is valuable, we are offering a chance to win one of two $50 VISA gift cards to all who participate, so make sure to enter your name and email address at the end of the survey. Also, please feel free to forward the survey link to others or post it on any non-ASE medical forums you may belong to. The survey can be accessed here. Thank you very much for your participation!

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Attention Innovators

Do you or someone you know have an innovative solution to improve cardiovascular ultrasound? Sign up to compete in Echovation Challenge 2018the top three projects will win a share of the $10,000 prize! Visit the challenge portal to find out what’s required, register as an innovator, follow & share the challenge, or join the conversation. Submission deadline is February 9!