Archives for January 2016

Echocardiography Experts Receive Special Distinction

Read release here.

ASE Headquarters Closed

ASE Headquarters is closed today, Friday, January 22 due to inclement weather. Normal business hours will resume Monday, January 25.

EHR Meaningful Use, What’s Next?

Last week acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Andy Slavitt, stated he intends to replace the Meaningful Use program in 2016. For more detail, read the following articles: EHR Meaningful Use to End in 2016, CMS Leader Says and Andy Slavitt puts meaningful use on ice; Read his J.P. Morgan speech transcript. Our Advocacy team had previously worked with the Alliance of Specialty Medicine and the AMA to advocate on behalf of echo practitioners that the original program needed improvement as physicians were unduly penalized for failure to meet requirements and measures not in their control.

A recent blog post from the CMS Blog provides more insight into the future of Meaningful Use.

ASE 2016 Registration & Housing Now Open

It is time to register for the 27th Annual Scientific Sessions in Seattle, WA, June 10-14, 2016. The Scientific Sessions Program Committee has created an educational experience full of creative learning opportunities including hands-on imaging, small session learning labs on new technology, new interventional procedures, and a live video feed of intraoperative procedures from the University of Washington. Register today and learn more here.

ASE has secured an attractively priced block of rooms at three convenient hotels within a two to three minute walk to the Washington State Convention Center. Rooms have been reserved at The Paramount Hotel, Grand Hyatt Seattle, and the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. All hotels are also conveniently located within walking distance to restaurants, entertainment, and many more attractions. Click here to reserve your room today.

Echo Test and Teach is Changing Practice!

The results are in! Labs and schools are now reporting that they are improving their measurement and interpretation of echocardiograms.

Does your lab need a tool to ensure quality and consistency of echocardiograms? Do you want to educate your staff or students on interesting cases and new techniques? Echo Test and Teach is your answer!

Echo Test and Teach is now available for individuals, institutions, and sonographer education programs. This application enhances the skills of sonographers and physicians in the measurement and interpretation of echocardiograms. It also supports quality improvement standards, including variability and correlation between different modalities in the measurement and interpretation of cardiac ultrasound images. Visit for more information or to schedule a FREE full feature demo!

17th Annual ASCeXAM® Review Course expanded

ASE has specifically designed the ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course to help you gain the knowledge for taking the National Board of Echocardiography, Inc.™ ASCeXAM® and ReASCE® examinations. Lectures given will emphasize illustrative cases and as such will not be “canned talks” from other cardiovascular ultrasound courses. Please plan to join us at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel April 16-19, 2016 for this intensive review course. Learn one-on-one from the experts. Almost 100% of past attendees indicated that this course helped them better prepare for their exam. Download the Advance Program, register, and learn more at

ASE 2016 Registration & Housing Now Open

ASE 2016 Registration and Housing Now Open. Register and book your room today!

ASE 2016 Registration Rates

Registration Type Pre-Registration until May 10
Current ASE Members Only
Registration May 10 – June 9
Current ASE Members Only
Onsite Registration begins June 9 Non-Member Registration May 10 – June 9
Includes 2015 ASE Membership
Onsite Registration begins June 9
Physician/Scientist $695 $795 $895 $995 $1095
Sonographer/Nurse $450 $550 $650 $650 $750
Fellow/Resident $295 $395 $495 $495 $595
Sonographer Student $295 $395 $495 $495 $595
Military $295 $395 $395
Corporate/Industry Rep/Other $899 $999 $999
Special Weekend Rate (Saturday/Sunday Only) $400 $400 $500 $500

If you aren’t yet a member and you would like to be, please consider joining now to take advantage of our benefits. Or click here to be directed to the public registration for Scientific Sessions.Ready to register?  ASE Members receive your member discount by logging into your Member Portal and choosing Events.

Please note:  If you are submitting an abstract for ASE 2016 and wish to receive the discounted rate for abstract presenters, please do not register prior to receiving acceptance notification in March, 2016.  No refunds will be given for registrations prior to notification. If you will be serving as faculty at the Sessions, please do not register as there will be a separate process.

Housing Information

Housing is now open. Click here to reserve your room today.

ASE has secured a block of rooms at three convenient hotels within a two to three minute walk to the Washington State Convention Center. Rooms have been reserved at The Paramount Hotel, Grand Hyatt Seattle, and the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. All hotels are also conveniently located within walking distance to restaurants, entertainment, and many more attractions.

The room block will be held until May 18, 2016, or until the block is sold out. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space-available basis.

ASE Headquarters – Closed Monday, January 18

ASE Headquarters will be closed Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Register for February’s Live Guideline-based Webinar and Receive One FREE CME

Join Muhamed Saric, MD, PhD, FASE, Director of Echocardiography and Associate Professor of Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center, on Monday, February 1 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time for an interactive, live webinar as he reviews the recently published: Guidelines for the Use of Echocardiography in the Evaluation of a Cardiac Source of Embolism. During this webinar, Dr. Saric, who was the chair for this guideline, will provide a comprehensive review of this document and explain the role of echocardiography in the clinical management of cardioembolic stroke and systemic embolism.

To ensure your FREE registration for this event, please follow these three simple steps.

  1. Log on to your ASE Member Portal with your ASE username (email) and password.
  2. Select “ASEUniversity and CME Credits” on the left.
  3. Select “Live Webinars” on the left and “Register” found in the Live Webinar Event Summary.

ASE 2016 Will Recognize the Best Research of the Year: Submit Your Work Today!

Don’t miss this opportunity for your work to be among the exceptional research recognized at the 27th Annual ASE Scientific Sessions in Seattle. The Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator’s Award Competition, supported by the National Board of Echocardiography, will showcase the best research from young investigators under the age of 40. The Sonographer Investigator’s Award Competition will honor sonographer (non-physician) investigators who served as the primary investigator on their project. New this year, a special group of researchers will be selected as the Top 25, and you will see their lead investigators at various events throughout the meeting program

Why present your work at ASE? Just ask one of last year’s investigators: “I was able to network with leaders in the field and begin relationships that will lead to ongoing research and professional collaboration.

Visit the ASE 2016 Call for Abstracts for more information. Submission closes Wednesday, February 3. Join ASE’s research community and submit your work today!