Reminder to sign up for live webinar next week: Echo as a Monitor for Therapeutic Intervention

Join Thomas Porter, MD, FASE, specialist in echocardiography and Professor of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, on Wednesday, March 4 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time for an interactive live webinar, as he reviews the ASE publication: “Guidelines for the Use of Echocardiography as a Monitor for Therapeutic Intervention in Adults: A Report from the American Society of Echocardiography.” During this live webinar provided by ASE, Dr. Porter will define monitoring parameters, review quantitative data in specific clinical scenarios, explain training requirements and review data on when a meaningful change has occurs. Be sure to reserve a spot now so you do not miss out on the opportunity for interactive education and echocardiography related CME.

To ensure your FREE registration for this event, please follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Log on to your ASE Member Portal with your ASE username (email) and password.
  2. Select “ASE University and CME Credits” from the Member Portal menu.

Select “Live Webinars” from the ASEUniversity Library Navigation, and then click “Register” listed under the CME information.

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Congratulations to the 2015 Edler Lecturer

Patrick O’Gara, MD will present the 26th Annual Edler Lecture. O’Gara is currently the Director of Clinical Cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and ACC President. Created in 1990, the annual Edler Lecture honors the founder of echocardiography, Dr. Inge Edler. Dr. O’Gara will present his lecture during the ASE Business Meeting and Awards Presentation, Sunday, June 14, which will be held from 8:00 am – 9:30 am at ASE 2015.

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ASE Responds to ABIM’s New Plans to Change MOC

The leadership of ASE is pleased to report that the ABIM announced major changes to its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.  ASE actively participated in the ABIM’s Internal Medicine Summit on July 15, 2014 in Philadelphia and used this opportunity to articulate our members concerns.  Our ASE representative stated that there “was concern in our community regarding the increased and onerous fees, the serious issue of listing non-participators as “non-compliant” and the confusing and obscure requirements for completion of some of the new modules.”

We laud the ABIM for listening to the concerns of our practitioners and making positive changes. ASE will continue to be in contact with the ABIM to register our members concerns and work with them to influence future MOC policies.

ASE’s president Neil Weissman addressed this announcement by stating, “We heard your concerns, we sent representation to their meeting to address this, they heard us and have made changes. This announcement signals clear progress in the effort to improve the MOC process.”

ASE has been working diligently to adapt to the changes at ABIM and communicate its alterations to our members.   ASE’s Education Committee developed MOC modules last year to facilitate the process for our members; ASE now offers training onsite at our courses and online (ASEmarketplace.com) in an effort to reduce the burden of fulfilling these new requirements.  ASE’s role as an education provider connects us to these changes and we will continue to monitor this situation as it evolves.  Questions or comments? Contact us at president@asecho.org.

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INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS RELEASE GUIDANCE FOR IMAGING DECISIONS IN THORACIC AORTA DISEASE

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iASE 3.0 is here

iASE 3.0 has been released. This compilation of guideline-related apps with helpful calculations was rated in the top 5 apps for echo in a recent MedPage article.  It was praised for its utility in practice. It now contains the new Recommendations for Cardiac Chamber Quantification by Echocardiography in Adults: An Update from the American Society of Echocardiography and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging, JASE, January 2015.  This version also has a brand new, and improved, user interface for easier navigation. People who have already purchased the app will get a free upgrade, but everyone else can purchase it for the low, low price of only $4.99. It is available in the Apple and Google Play stores so download it today.

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Take part in “Get a Peer. Get a Prize.” for your chance to win a free registration to ASE 2015

Referring a peer to join ASE is now more of a win-win than ever! ASE is introducing its new “Get a Peer. Get a Prize.” campaign and wants you to join in on the fun. As a member of ASE, you already know which membership benefits are the most meaningful to you. Now, by referring a peer you will be entered to win great prizes, such as a free registration to ASE 2015 in Boston, MA and three free hotel nights, while your friend or colleague will receive the many benefits of ASE. Learn more about how you can help strengthen ASE and the echocardiography field by being a part of this campaign today. Visit www.asecho.org/peer for all of the details.

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Get your tickets for the 6th Annual Research Awards Gala before they are sold out!

Join the ASE Education and Research Foundation on Saturday, June 13 for its premier fundraising event of the year! Tickets are now available for the 6th Annual Research Awards Gala – hosted with a theme of “Revolutionizing Research” and to be held at the Fairmont Copley Place in Boston during the ASE 26th Annual Scientific Sessions. Along with an evening of fine dining and dancing, the Gala will also celebrate the accomplishments of awardees and the dynamic field of cardiovascular ultrasound. By purchasing tickets to this event, you will be directly supporting echo research funding and the continued advancement of our field. Additionally, a portion of all Gala tickets are U.S. tax deductible. All prior Galas have sold out; purchase your tickets today.

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ASE would like to congratulate its 2015 award winners

The following award winners will be honored at the ASE Education and Research Foundation’s 6th Annual Research Awards Gala, Saturday, June 13, in Boston, MA during ASE’s  26th Annual Scientific Sessions:

  • Physician Lifetime Achievement Award – Steven A. Goldstein, MD, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
  • Sonographer Lifetime Achievement Award – Margaret (Peg) Knoll, RCS, RDCS, FASE, University of California – Irvine Health, Orange, CA
  • Meritorious Service Award – Roberto M. Lang, MD, FASE, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Richard Popp Excellence in Teaching Award – Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, MD, PhD, FASE, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Echocardiography Award – Michael K. Cahalan, MD, University of Utah Health Care, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Council on Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Founder’s Award – Hugh D. Allen, MD, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
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NEW INTERNATIONAL ECHO STANDARD AIMS TO IMPROVE INTERPRETATION GLOBALLY

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ECHO PROVIDES A COST-EFFECTIVE, MINIMALLY INVASIVE METHOD TO QUANTITATIVELY MONITOR CRITICALLY ILL AND SURGICAL PATIENTS

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