THANK YOU to more than 350 members who participated in the “Get a Peer. Get a Prize.” ASE membership referral promotion!

We are thrilled to announce Vickie Delaney, BS, RDCS, RVT, FASE (Mercy College of Ohio- Monroe, MI) as the Grand Prize winner. She won a course registration to the 2015 Scientific Sessions in Boston, June 12-16, 2015, plus, three free nights at one of the approved convention hotels.

The Fitbit winners are

  • Barry Canaday, MS, RN, RDCS, RCS, FASE (Oregon Institute of Technology- Bend, OR)
  • Michael Foster, RCS, RDCS, FASE (Duke University Medical Center- Durham, NC)
  • Kathleen Houser, RDCS (Maineville, OH)
  • Maria Lark, RCS, CCT (Chester County Hospital – West Chester, PA)

Everyone who referred a peer to join ASE received an ASE-branded flash drive with the current guidelines.

This promotion was such a huge success, we plan to do something similar in the future. Let us know what prizes would motivate you to participate next time by emailing Lorna Siegal, Membership Director, at lsiegal@asecho.org.

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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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ASEF’s Call for Volunteers Closing Soon!

Learn more here.

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Interested in Networking Opportunities During 2015 Scientific Sessions?

Learn more here.

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Don’t miss out on the Inaugural Echo ASEAN

ASE has expanded its live course portfolio to meet its members’ education needs and to enhance services to the growing number of international members (over 20% of our members!) now participating in the ASE community. Please plan to join us for the Inaugural Echo ASE ASEAN in Bangkok, Thailand on October 23-25, 2015. 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 will be 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. The faculty will focus on the latest cardiovascular ultrasound technologies. 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 preliminary program, learn more, and register at www.asecho.org/asean.

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Join us for ASE’s upcoming live webinar: Multimodality Imaging of Diseases of the Thoracic Aorta in Adults

Join Steven A. Goldstein, MD, a specialist in echocardiography and Director of Non-Invasive Laboratories at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, on Wednesday, April 1 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time for an interactive live webinar, as he reviews the ASE publication: Multimodality Imaging of Diseases of the Thoracic Aorta in Adults.” During this live webinar hosted by ASE, Dr. Goldstein will explain the strengths and weaknesses of each of the major imaging modalities, present how to measure the aorta on echo and CT scans, and describe the role of noninvasive imaging for the diagnosis of acute aortic syndromes, including aortic dissection, intramural hematoma, ruptured aortic aneurysm, and penetrating ulcer. Register to attend this interactive webinar now so you do not miss out on the opportunity for unique education and echocardiography specific 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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ASE Worked to Establish a New Code for Echocardiography

While the U.S. Congress and CMS continues to cut many areas of healthcare, ASE is proud to announce that our CPT team succeeded in the acceptance of a new myocardial strain imaging code. ASE was able to present compelling data to establish a Category III code, 039X9T, for imaging of myocardial strain for the detection of myocardial deformation. While Category III codes generally are not reimbursed, they often lead to the adoption of payable codes. This victory is a one step closer to ensuring patients have access to critical care and that our members are appropriately compensated for their important work. We will follow this code closely as it makes its way to CMS and commercial payers.

Please note this code is expected to go into effect on January 1, 2016.

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ASE Introduces Essential New Comprehensive Echocardiography Textbook at ACC 2015, Booth #128

Read release here.

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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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