ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course

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The 2014 course will be held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, PA.

NEW for 2014!  Special discounts on exam prep tools when you register for this course.  The Review Course online library includes unlimited access to the 2014 ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course recorded sessions. Only $199 (compare to $325 if you purchase separately)

Click here to be directed to the National Board of Echocardiography to apply to take the exams.

Did you know that ASE has an online simulation exam? You may want to take this practice exam either before or after the course to determine where to concentrate your effort.  Click here to learn how to purchase this important self-assessment tool.

Review Course section header_Course DirectorSteven J. Lester, MD, FASE
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ

 Review Course section header_LearningObjectivesThe American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has specifically designed the ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course as a preparatory course for the National Board of Echocardiography, Inc.TM (NBE) ASCeXAM® and ReASCE® examinations. Lectures given will emphasize illustrative cases and as such will not be “canned talks” from other cardiovascular ultrasound courses. This review course will cover all aspects of cardiovascular ultrasound essential to these examinations, including physics, valvular heart disease, ischemic heart disease, congenital heart disease, and new technologies. The expert faculty will use case studies, lectures and interactive sessions to help prepare the attendee for the ASCeXAM® or ReASCE® examinations. An Audience Response System and question and answer sessions facilitate faculty interaction and self-guided learning. The 2013 Review Course has been designed with the computer-based examination administration in mind. There is more case-based learning and increased use of Audience Response Systems to simulate a digital multiple choice examination.

The ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course gives attendees the unique opportunity to interact with and ask questions of the expert Faculty. In a recent survey conducted by ASE, 97% of the people who took ASE’s ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course passed the echo boards.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be better able to:
• Explain the essential physical principles of cardiac ultrasound.
• Recognize common ultrasound artifacts and their genesis.
• Estimate systolic function using standard M-mode and 2D echocardiography, as well as newer modalities such as strain imaging and 3D echocardiography.
• Identify and quantitate valvular heart disease severity.
• Describe the application of Doppler in the assessment of hemodynamics and diastolic function.
• Perform clinically relevant calculations of valve areas and intracardiac pressures.
• Explain proven techniques for interpreting stress echocardiographic examinations.
• Differentiate features of cardiac tamponade, constrictive pericarditis and restrictive cardiomyopathy.
• List appropriate applications of echocardiography.
• Recognize newer applications of echocardiography such as myocardial contrast.


Review Course section header_WhoShouldAttendThis course is designed for physicians interested in sitting for the ASCeXAM® (Examination of Special Competence in Adult Echocardiography) or the ReASCE® (Recertification Examination of Special Competence in Adult Echocardiography), as well as physicians and sonographers interested in a board review of cardiovascular ultrasound.

CME Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Society of Echocardiography and the American Society of Echocardiography Education and Research Foundation. The American Society of Echocardiography is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Echocardiography designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ARDMS, CARDUP and CCI recognize ASE’s certificates and have agreed to honor the credit hours toward their registry requirements for sonographers.

All or a portion of this educational activity may meet the CME requirement for IAC Echocardiography accreditation.

The American Society of Echocardiography is committed to ensuring that its educational mission and all sponsored educational programs are not influenced by the special interests of any corporation or individual, and its mandate is to retain only those speakers whose financial interests can be effectively resolved to maintain the goals and educational integrity of the program. While a monetary or professional affiliation with a corporation does not necessarily influence a speaker’s presentation, the Essential Areas and policies of the ACCME require that any relationships that could possibly conflict with the educational value of the program be resolved prior to the educational session and disclosed to the audience.

Review Course section header_AccommodationsASE’s 2014 ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course will be held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St  Philadelphia, PA 19107. Discover one of the premier hotels in Philadelphia.  Surrounded by rich revolutionary history and culture, this Philadelphia downtown hotel’s location exceeds the expectations of all guests.  The hotel offers easy accessibility to downtown dining, shopping and attractions including Independence Hall and Liberty Bell.  Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is located just ten miles from Philadelphia International Airport.

ASE has secured a block of rooms at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.  Special discounted rates for the course are $189 for a single or double occupancy.
To make reservations by phone, call 1-800-320-5744 or reserve online at  Callers should identify themselves as being with the “American Society of Echocardiography” in order to receive this special room rate. Reservations must be made by Friday, March 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST.  Reservations will be guaranteed by the guest’s credit card at the time the reservation is made.  Guest will be responsible for payment of their hotel rooms, taxes and incidental charges.  The check-in time for the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is 4:00 pm and the check out time is 12:00 pm.

Review Course section header_FeesYour registration will be confirmed by email only. Registration fee includes breakfast and lunch on Monday and Tuesday, and daily breaks.  Attendees will be provided with a memory stick that includes lectures released by faculty in a protected PowerPoint handout format.  Course attendees are also able to purchase a black & white syllabus of the PowerPoint slides for $50.00 during the pre-registration process.  Printed syllabi will not be sold on site and attendees must purchase the optional printed syllabus by March 21, 2014, in order to receive it on site at the course registration desk.

One of the many benefits of being an American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) member is that ASE members are eligible to receive a reduced registration fee for the Review Course as well as for all ASE educational courses. If you are not currently a member and wish to become one, visit

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ASE Physician Member

Physician Non-Member

ASE Allied Health Member* 

Allied Health Non-Member* 

ASE Resident/Fellow in Training Member

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*Registrants in the Allied Health category include Sonographers, Nurses, and Physicians Assistants

Review Course section header_ConnectRegistered attendees will be automatically included into this exclusive community on Connect@ASE. Through this platform late-breaking news and important reminders will be provided to all attendees. Members of this community will be able to identify other registrants for the optimal networking opportunities before, during and after this ASE live educational course.

Connect@ASE is a members-only networking site but will grant access to non-member registrants to this specific community.


If you cancel your participation in this course, your registration fee, less a $100 administrative fee, will be refunded when written notification is received before March 2, 2014. No refunds will be made after March 2, 2014. No refund will be given for no-shows. In the event that an individual is unable to attend the conference due to inclement weather or chooses not to attend due to a health epidemic, ASE is unable to refund the conference fee.  In the unlikely event the meeting/course is cancelled, ASE is responsible only for refund of the registration fee (minus any processing fee) and not for transportation, hotel accommodations or any miscellaneous expenses incurred by the participant.

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