ASE’s first innovation competition, the Echovation Challenge 2016, is now open for submissions! To learn more about this exciting new initiative, read the press release and for full details and submission guidelines, please visit https://herox.com/Echovation2016. To follow the conversation on Twitter, use #EchovationChallenge2016.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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.”
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.
ASE and Ke Labs have collaborated to co-develop the Echo Test and Teach Application. Designed through the expert guidance of Harvey Feigenbaum, MD, FASE, and founder of ASE, this tool was produced to ensure quality and consistency of cardiac ultrasound image review as well as to educate users on interesting cases and new techniques.
Echo Test and Teach serves as a training tool to enhance the skills of sonographers and physicians in the measurement and interpretation of cardiac ultrasound images. Results can be analyzed and viewed individually or as a group. Learn more here.
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ASE FOUNDATION SELECTS MINDRAY AS EXCLUSIVE CORPORATE SPONSOR OF ITS HUMANITARIAN MISSION TO VIETNAM
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ASE’s past president, Sanjiv Kaul, MD, FASE, from the Oregon Health & Science University, will receive one of the American Heart Association’s highest honors. He is being named the 2015 James B. Herrick Awardee for his scientific achievements which have contributed profoundly to the advancement and practice of clinical cardiology. He is the first echocardiographer to be honored in this manner. The award will be presented at the AHA’s Scientific Sessions Annual Conference on Saturday, November 7, 2015 in Orlando, FL.