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A WORLD VIEW OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
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Echocardiography society leaders from around the world gathered during the ASE Scientific Sessions in Minneapolis for the International Leadership Roundtable.  Hosted by ASE’s International Relations Task Force and Executive Committee, the echo leaders discussed challenges, opportunities for collaboration, and trends within their part of the world.

InternationalLeadershipRoundtable (2)Seated (l to r):  Edward Tucay, Philippines; Cynthia Taub, ASE liaison to China; Amiliana Soesanto, Indonesia; Patricia Pellikka, ASE International Relations Chair; James Thomas, ASE Past President; Anita Sadeghpour, Iran; Lissa Sugeng, ASE liaison to Southeast Asia; Yun Zhang, China.

 

Standing (middle row l to r): Partho Sengupta, ASE liaison to India; J.C. Mohan, India; Erwan Martano, Indonesia; T.G. Zhu, China; Kofo Ogunyankin, ASE liaison to Africa; Pedro Gutierrez-Fajardo, South America (Mexico); Gustavo Restrepo, South America (Colombia); Arnaldo Rabischoffsky, South America (Brazil); R.R. Kasliwal, India; Naser Ammash, ASE liaison to Middle East; Feng Xie, ASE liaison to China.

Back row (l to r): Loewe Go, Philippines; Luigi Badano, Europe (Italy); Juan Carlos Plana, ASE liaison to South America; Jong-Won Ha, Korea; Patrizio Lancellotti, Europe (Belgium); Jun Kwan, Korea; Kenneth Horton, ASE Sonographer Representative; James Tam, Canada; Stephen Heitner, ASE liaison to South Africa.

Our volunteers have returned from the December 2012 humanitarian/training mission in rural India.  Read their blog.

Watch our video of the January 2012 ASE Global: Focus on India.

Medical volunteers are increasingly needed for medical missions and medical camps throughout the world.  To receive information on upcoming volunteer opportunities, please complete and submit this form.

Asia

China

EchoDinner2ASE was honored to be a part of the recent Great Wall International Congress on Cardiology.  During the ASE session of the GW-ICC meeting, Dr. Patricia Pellikka, ASE President, and Dr. Rebecca Hahn presented to the overflow crowd.  In addition the ASE delegation was treated to a tour of the Third Hospital of Peking University.

Four translated guideline posters are being distributed throughout China.  Translations and artwork were prepared for ASE’s guideline posters on prosthetic valves, valve stenosis, LV diastolic function, and pediatric quantification.  Volunteers for this effort included Dr. Feng Xie, Dr. Jiefei Wu, Dr. Jiawei Tian, Dr. Leng Jiang, and Dr. Mei Zhang.  Philips Hong Kong provided generous support for the printing and dissemination of these posters.

Photo:  Echocardiographers from the US and China shared an enjoyable meal during the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology, October 2012 in Beijing.

Visit our Guidelines translations page to access the full text of nine Mandarin-translated ASE guideline documents.

 

India

ASE led the organizational effort for the 2nd World Summit on Echocardiography, held October 25-27, 2013 in New Delhi, India.  The Summit, a collaboration of eight echocardiography societies around the world, was a great success, attracting over 900 registrants from 35 countries.  With more than 25 industry partners, the meeting was a pleasing blend of new technology in the field of echocardiography and old Indian tradition, as demonstrated in the opening ceremony, streamed live with interactive elements, adding unique and entertaining aspects to this one-of-a-kind event.

The 2nd World Summit was led by Dr. Partho P. Sengupta, International Chair, and Dr. J.C. Mohan, Program Chair. Society partners for this event included the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging, Indian Academy of Echocardiography, Echocardiography Association of the Interamerican Cardiology Society, Japanese Society of Echocardiography, Korean Society of Echocardiography, Canadian Society of Echocardiography, and Chinese Society of Echocardiography.

See photos from the 2nd World Summit here.

The 3rd World Summit on Echocardiography will be held September 11-13 in Beijing, China.

Our volunteers have returned from the successful December 2012 humanitarian/training mission to rural India.  Read their blog.

Recent press:

Echocardiography detecting many more cases of definite and borderline rheumatic heart disease, meaning true global prevalence likely to much higher than current estimates

EchoNagpur Director Dr. Shantanu Sengupta reports that EchoNagpur 2012 was a huge success, with 312 delegates. The first day was e-Pathshala, a live hands-on interactive workshop on laptop with pre-recorded cases, attended by 140 delegates. The meeting focused on case-based discussion with all practical points discussed. There was a full house all three days with delegates sitting till late evening. ASE was represented at this ASE-endorsed conference in Nagpur, India by Dr. Patricia Pellikka, ASE President; Past President Dr. Bijoy Khandheria; and current ASE Board Member Dr. Partho Sengupta, as well as long-time ASE members Dr. Natesha Pandian, Dr. J.C. Mohan, Dr. Manish Bansal, and Dr. Nitin Burkule. Local media covered the meeting all three days:  read about the meeting in The Hitavada on August 10, August 11, and August 12.

Read Dr. Pellikka’s blog about her trip to India and this article from The Times of India.

 

 

Kasliwal2January 2012 – The onsite team members (see photo left) for ASE Global: Focus on India  returned home from a memorable journey. For more information on this humanitarian effort, visit here.

Watch our video of the January 2012 ASE Global: Focus on India.

Photo:  Dr. Ravi Kasliwal and Medanta Medicity served as hosts for the training portion of the January event.  Shown behind Dr. Kasliwal is Medanta Medicity’s Wall of Faith.

Recent press on ASE Global: Focus on India:

From heart.org (February 10, 2012) - The doctor will see you now (from the other side of the world)

From Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (February 16, 2012) - Medical Outreach Brings Innovative Ultrasound Technology to Underserved in India

YouTube:  LeaAnne Dantin, Global Product Manager for Vscan, GE Healthcare, talks about ASE Global: Focus on India

From Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (April 2012) - President’s Message: Echo Around the World

From Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (May 2012) - Sonographers’ Communication: Observations of Sonographer Participants on the ASE Global: Focus on India Outreach Trip

From Diagnostic & Interventional Cardiology (July 2012) – Leveraging Telemedicine in the Developing World

India2012Medical volunteers are increasingly needed for medical missions and medical camps throughout the world.  To receive information on upcoming volunteer opportunities, please complete and submit this form.

Left:  Leaders from ASE and the Indian Academy of Echocardiography discussed collaborations during the ASE Scientific Sessions in National Harbor, MD.

Upcoming ASE-endorsed meetings in India:
Second World Summit on Echocardiography
October 25-27, 2013
New Delhi, India

Dr. Partho P. Sengupta – 2013 World Summit International Chair
Dr. J.C. Mohan – 2013 World Summit Scientific and Organization Chair
www.wsecho.org

To learn more about echocardiography activities in India, visit the Indian Academy of Echocardiography website.

Japan

To learn more about echocardiography activities in Japan, visit the Japanese Society of Echocardiography website.

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Left:  Leaders from the Korean Society of Echocardiography and the American Society of Echocardiography shared ideas during ASE2012 in National Harbor.  Left to right:  Drs. Ha, Kwan, Thomas, Weissman, Pellikka and Kim.

To learn more about echocardiography activities in Korea, visit the Korean Society of Echocardiography website.

The Philippines
To learn more about echocardiography activities in the Philippines, visit the Philippine Society of Echocardiography website.

Australia and New Zealand

To learn more about echocardiography activities in Autralia and New Zealand, please visit the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand website.

 

Europe

To learn more about echocardiography activities in Europe, please visit the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging website

North America

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Left:  Canada was well represented at the ASE Scientific Sessions.  Left to right:  Drs. Tam, Pellikka, Rudski, Woo, Thomas, Weissman, and Leong-Poi.

To learn more about echocardiography activities in Canada, please visit the Canadian Society of Echocardiography website

Middle East

Stay tuned for more information on cardiovascular ultrasound activities in the Middle East.

 

South and Central America

Visit our Guidelines translations page to access the full text of two Spanish-translated ASE guideline documents.

To learn more about echocardiography activities in South and Central America, visit the ECOSIAC website.

Medical volunteers are increasingly needed for medical missions and medical camps throughout the world.  To receive information on upcoming volunteer opportunities, please complete and submit this form.

Honorary FASE

This year the ASE International Relations Task Force and the ASE Executive Committee selected four outstanding individuals to receive the designation of Honorary Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography. This honor is given to individuals outside the US who have made significant contributions to the field of cardiovascular ultrasound and have played a strong role in building relationships with the Society. We have all benefited from their science and their friendship. This honor has been previously awarded to fourteen other recipients.

These individuals are our colleagues, our friends, and our inspiration.  Because they will now include FASE behind their names, they will serve as ambassadors for ASE throughout the world.

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Marcia Barbosa has been Director of the Echocardiographic Laboratory of Socor Hospital in Brazil since 1984. She currently serves as President-Elect of the Interamerican Society of Cardiology, and was previously President of the Brazilian Society of Echocardiography.  Dr. Barbosa is a popular international speaker and an accomplished author.  She is Founder and President of an educational program for children and adolescents who are at risk of poverty and violence in Sabará, Brazil, and is also Founder and Council member of the Society of Animal Protection in Sabará.  And she can do all of the above in five languages! We are pleased to recognize this friend and colleague as Honorary FASE.

Iliceto (2)Sabino Iliceto has been affiliated with the University of Padova in Italy since 2001, where he is currently Chief of the Division of Cardiology, Professor of Cardiology, and Director of The School of Cardiology.  He is among a handful of pioneering cardiologists who were instrumental in introducing modern echocardiography to Italian medicine through his own research as well as training and teaching.  He was a mentor to junior colleagues who are now leaders on their own right – some may even be in this room today.  Prof. Iliceto also went beyond echocardiography and embraced MRI early in the days of its cardiac application.  We are pleased to honor this leader in European cardiology science and long-time member of ASE.

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Gerald Maurer is currently Professor of Medicine, Director of the Division of Cardiology, and Chairman of the 2nd Department of Medicine at the Medical University of Vienna in Austria, as well as Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Cardiovascular Research.  He trained, worked at, and ultimately was responsible for very productive academic echo laboratories in the US, and then had the opportunity to return to Vienna as Chief of Cardiology at a prestigious institution that has prospered under his leadership. Over his career he has been very active in both American and European echocardiography, and he is now bringing enthusiastic leadership in his role as Editor-in-Chief for the European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging.  Dr. Maurer sends his regrets that he could not be with us this year.

Yoshida photo-2 (2)Kiyoshi Yoshida is a distinguished leader in echocardiography and cardiology from Japan and currently serves as Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Internal Medicine at Kawasaki Medical School.  He was President of the Japanese Society of Echocardiography from 2009 to 2012, and currently serves as Vice President of the Japanese College of Cardiology.  He has educated many cardiologists, published numerous academic papers, and significantly contributed to the advancement of echocardiography – especially transesophageal echocardiography - in Japan. Dr. Yoshida served as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Echocardiography from 1993 to 2012 and continues to serve on editorial boards for numerous cardiology journals.  This Honorary FASE recognition is long overdue.

Previous recipients of this honor were Shintaro Beppu, MD, FASE (Japan); Namsik Chung, MD, FASE (Korea); Alessandro Distante, MD, FASE (Italy); Jean Dumesnil, MD, FASE (Canada); Raimund Erbel, MD, FASE (Germany); Liv Hatle, MD, FASE (Norway); Jorge A. Lowenstein, MD, FASE (Argentina); Fausto J. Pinto, MD, PhD, FASE (Portugal); Jos Roelandt, MD, PhD, FASE (Netherlands); Otto Smiseth, MD, FASE (Norway); Chuwa Tei, MD, FASE (Japan); Xinfang Wang, MD, FASE (China); Junichi Yoshikawa, MD, FASE (Japan); Jose Luis Zamorano, MD, FASE (Spain).

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