Seeking Nominations for Choosing Wisely® Champions

The ABIM Foundation, in partnership with ASE, is launching the Choosing Wisely Champions program. The Choosing Wisely Champion program seeks to highlight individual clinicians, or teams of clinicians, who are making significant contributions toward advancing the ideals of Choosing Wisely. The goal of the program is to help expand the Choosing Wisely campaign through dissemination of positive stories of individual clinicians, or teams of clinicians, and to serve as an inspiration to others within their specialty so that they may apply learnings in their own practice.

Nominations can come from peers or a committee, or individuals, and teams may choose to nominate themselves. Nominations should include a brief description of how clinicians (or teams) are implementing Choosing Wisely and give examples of how those contributions are advancing the goals of the campaign

The criteria for individuals or teams are that they have some or all of the following:

  • Advanced Choosing Wisely initiatives or lists in their practice
  • Played a major role in development of Society recommendations (ASE or others)
  • Helped educate Society members about Choosing Wisely and/or recommendations
  • Conducted measurement of Choosing Wisely recommendations
  • Validated research of importance of Choosing Wisely recommendations
  • Demonstrated leadership of a localized Choosing Wisely effort
  • Served as a spokesperson for the Society or campaign

To apply, please fill out this survey.

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ASE on the Road

Are you attending ACC 2016 in Chicago? Be sure you stop by ASE’s exhibit booth #21063. Pick up your FREE updated ASE Guidelines thumb drive, and learn more about the latest ASE educational products including live demos of  Echo Test and Teach. You can also register onsite for one of ASE’s valuable live educational courses including the upcoming Annual Scientific Sessions. We look forward to seeing you!

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ASE Headquarters Closed March 25

ASE Headquarters will be closed Friday, March 25 in observance of the holiday. Normal business hours will resume Monday, March 28.

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Who Judges Appropriate Care?

How the New ER AUC May Hurt Patients: Read here.

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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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