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Welcome to Our Newest Alliance Partner

ASE welcomes the Iranian Society of Echocardiography (ISE) as a new ASE International Alliance Partner. ISE President is Niloufar Samiei, MD, and the Editor-in-Chief of their Journal, Archives of Cardiovascular Imaging, is Anita Sadeghpour, MD, FASE. Drs. Samiei and Sadeghpour are both long-time members of ASE. Dr. Sadeghpour also serves on the ASE Guidelines Committee and as Middle East consultant for the International Relations Advisory Committee. ASE currently has 26 members in Iran.

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May Issue of JASE Online Now

The state-of-the-art review article, “Fact or Artifact in Two-Dimensional Echocardiography: Avoiding Misdiagnosis and Missed Diagnosis,” by Philippe B. Bertrand, MD, MSc, Robert A. Levine, MD, Eric M. Isselbacher, MD, MSc, and Pieter M. Vandervoort, MD appears in the May issue of JASE. When asked the impetus for choosing this topic, Dr. Vandervoort, from Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg healthcare facility in Genk, Belgium, said, “In today’s world of ever faster technological evolution and increasing expectations on quality of care, correct understanding and interpretation of echocardiographic images can make all the difference. We hope this paper will help you make that difference for your patients.” Included with the article are 21 videos, excellent for use in teaching, that show things such as reverberation artifact in the left atrial appendage mimicking thrombus and also the genesis of a side-lobe artifact. The May JASE also includes articles on right ventricular volume and function, left ventricular function, echocardiography in children and fetuses, vascular heart disease, coronary heart disease, and cardiac allograft vasculopathy. Also in this JASE is an editorial from ASE President Susan E. Wiegers, MD, FASE and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions President James C. Blankenship, MD, “Concerns regarding the 2015 ACR/ ACC/ AHA/ AATS/ ACEP/ ASNC/ NASCI/ SAEM/ SCCT/ SCMR/ SCPC/ SNMMI/ STR/ STS: Appropriate Utilization of Cardiovascular Imaging in Emergency Department Patients with Chest Pain.”

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Today is ASE’s First Annual Spring Giving Day!

Join the ASE Foundation in its first-ever Spring Giving Day, TODAY. Support the ASE Foundation and help us raise $7,500 in 24 hours. As we aim for our goal, every gift – $25, $50, or any amount that’s right for you – brings that target closer.

The funds you provide help train the future of echocardiography by supporting scholarships and travel grants to young professionals in the field. Each and every gift you give makes a difference in the projects you support and the people you help. Learn more here.

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Cardiovascular Sub-Specialty Organizations Unite

ASE, ASNC, HFS, HRS, SCCT, and SCMR have partnered to launch a news source to cross-promote information and news pertinent to the multi-modality imaging and cardiac community. The inaugural issue will be released this week. Check your email for this new valuable member benefit. Future issues will include free offerings such as webinars, CME activities, and the like.

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ASE Foundation Call for Volunteers

Volunteer applications are now being accepted for four upcoming ASE Foundation global health initiatives and humanitarian events in the Philippines, Kenya, China, and Cuba. Both physicians and sonographers are needed. Visit ASEFoundation.org/volunteer to learn more about each event and its specific focus. If you can fulfill the requirements listed and are interested in applying to volunteer, please complete that event’s volunteer application form.

Due to the popularity and enthusiasm for this type of volunteer experience, there will likely be more volunteer applicants than needed and unfortunately not all applicants will be selected. ASEF will ensure that every application received will be given appropriate consideration for participation.

The ASE Foundation’s global health initiatives and humanitarian events are supported by donor contributions to the Annual Appeal and a grant from the Edwards Lifesciences Every Heartbeat Matters program.

ASE Foundation volunteers truly make a world of difference! Visit ASEFoundation.org/volunteer to learn more.

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Give Where Your Heart Is

On May 4, join the ASE Foundation in its first-ever Spring Giving Day. Support the ASE Foundation and help us raise $7,500 in 24 hours. As we aim for our goal, every gift – $25, $50, or any amount that’s right for you – brings that target closer.

The funds you provide help train the future of echocardiography by supporting scholarships and travel grants to young professionals in the field. Each and every gift you give makes a difference in the projects you support and the people you help. Learn more here.

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Call for Applications for JASE Editor-in-Chief

When the clock strikes midnight on December 31, 2017, the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE) Editor-in-Chief Alan S. Pearlman, MD, FASE is retiring. Dr. Pearlman will have completed 10 years in this position – producing a monthly publication that elicits cutting-edge echocardiography research from every nook and cranny of the planet! The search is underway for the exceptional person who will take on leading JASE’s editorial efforts. Applications are due July 1, 2016. Full details of the submission process can be found at ASEcho.org/Editor. The successful candidate will begin working closely with Dr. Pearlman on July 1, 2017 to ensure a smooth transition. Please direct any questions to Deborah R. Meyer, JASE Managing Editor at dmeyer@asecho.org.

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April Product of the Month

The best-selling DVD, Proper Echocardiographic Measurements: How and Why, includes 15 evidence-based lectures you can move through at your own pace. The educational tool is comprised of a combination of didactic lectures and clinical questions. It can be used as a review for experienced sonographers, or a training tool for new or early-career sonographers as well as others interested in the practice of cardiovascular ultrasound. Individual users may earn up to 5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™.
A recent survey showed that 90% of users found the content of the presentations was useful and 75% of those users said they would recommend this course to their colleagues.
Log in to ASEMarketplace.com today to purchase the Proper Echocardiographic Measurements: How and Why DVD.
1 User License: $175.00; 5 User License: $375.00; 10 User License: $600.00.
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Special Book Signing and Reading by Roberto Canessa at ASE 2016

Roberto Canessa, MD, FASE, has graciously offered to sign copies of his latest book, I Had to Survive: How a Plane Crash in the Andes Inspired My Calling to Save Lives, as a fundraiser for the ASE Foundation at the ASE Scientific Sessionsin Seattle. He will also be doing a special reading of his book at the meeting onSaturday, June 11, 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

A $30 donation will secure a gift copy of the book for you to have Dr. Canessa sign, in person, during the Member Reception onMonday, June 13.
For a $50 donation, ASEF will have Dr. Canessa sign your book in advance, and it will be available to pick up at the Foundation booth before the Member Reception.
Order online today! The only way to ensure a book will be waiting for you in Seattle is to order by Friday, April 29. A very limited number of books will be available for purchase at the meeting.
Your donation is 100% U.S. tax deductible and benefits the ASE Foundation. If you would like to receive more than two copies, or are interested in contributing another amount, please contact Stacy Cheetham at scheetham@asecho.org or call 919-297-7169.

 

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