Archives for May 2016

27th Annual Scientific Sessions Feature Live Case Demonstrations, an Innovation Challenge Competition, and Cutting-Edge Research

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ASE Headquarters will be closed Monday, May 30

ASE Headquarters will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.  Normal office hours will resume Tuesday, May 31.

Only Two Weeks Until ASE 2016

Register for this year’s Scientific Sessions in Seattle, WA, June 10-14, before June 9 and save $100 off the onsite registration fees. The wide range of networking opportunities and dedicated educational tracks make this a must-attend event for all cardiovascular ultrasound enthusiasts. Register today, download the final program online, or use the ASE Live Educational Courses app to plan your schedule now. Don’t wait, register, and save $100.

Echocardiography Experts Receive Special Distinction

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The 2016 ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course Online Library is now available for purchase

Unable to attend the 2016 Review Course? Purchase the Online Library by clicking here.

To access the Online Library content, please follow these instructions:

  1. ASE Members: Go to and log on to the Member Portal with your ASE member e-mail and password. If you forget your password, simply click “Retrieve” under the login.Click on ASEUniversity and CME Credits (This will take you directly to your ASEUniversity member profile)
  2. Once logged into ASEUniversity, click on Conference Sessions on the left side of the page.The 2016 ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course Online Library is listed at the top and you should click on “Session List” to see the library.


Search Begins for Next Editor-In-Chief of JASE

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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.

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.”

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.