Archives for July 2018

ASE Member Database Upgrades to Enhance User Experience

ASE has been working for nearly a year to upgrade our current membership database to a new system that will feature enhancements like streamlined membership renewals and orders, an automatic renewal option, a more personalized member portal interface, as well as other improvements. To make the transition to the new platform on August 1st, we wanted to alert you that for a period of time between July 20 and July 29, portions of the ASE Member Portal, ASEcho.org, and ASEFoundation.org, will be down. Functions like renewing, registering for events, making donations, and ordering products will be disabled in the Member Portal. The New Member Online Application on the website will also be unavailable. July 30-31, the Member Portal will be completely unavailable as we transfer all the files to go live August 1.

You should still be able to do everything you need, but will access them in a different way. This webpage has details about how you can still accomplish everything you want during this 12 day upgrade period. We greatly appreciate your patience with us while we make this transition. We are excited about the new interface and everything it does to make your user experience easier. Please email ASE@ASEcho.org if you have any questions.

Echo Florida Features Great Opportunity for Interaction with Faculty

ASE’s 7th Annual Echo Florida course is a comprehensive review of cardiovascular ultrasound in clinical practice. The course takes place October 7-9, 2018 with a preconference Learning Lab available October 6, at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa at Walt Disney World® in Orlando, FL. Course Director, Gerard P. Aurigemma, MD, FASE, and Co-Director Linda D. Gillam, MD, FASE, have created a program with a heavy emphasis on case-based learning that includes fun opportunities for the participants to interact with the faculty during multiple “Goofs, Coups, and Things I have Learned in the Past Year” sessions. Download the Advance Program  and register today.

It is Time to Submit Your Images for the 2019 Image Calendar Contest

The ASE Echo Image Calendar has become a very popular member renewal gift over the past four years. Members are encouraged to upload images for the 2019 Image Calendar Contest by Monday, August 13. Voting for the favorite images to be included in the colorful, 12-month calendar will begin on August 15 and close on Friday, September 14. The 2019 calendar will be mailed to all members who renew by December 31, 2018.
To upload your images, head to the ASE 2019 Calendar Contest Library on Connect@ASE:

  1. Login to Connect@ASE using your username (email address) and password.
  2. Using the top navigation, scroll to Libraries.
  3. Click on Image Library.
  4. Click on the folder called ASE 2019 Calendar Contest.
  5. Click “New” under Folder Contents on the right hand side of the menu and upload your image. Image files need to be no larger than 30 MB.
  6. You are able to upload as many images as you would like.

Please note this is a membership competition and is open to members only. If you have any questions, please contact Arissa Cooper at acooper@asecho.org.

Congratulations to Dr. Noyan Gocke

ASE sends its congratulations and a hearty well done to Noyan Gokce, MD, FASE, who is the Director of Echocardiography at Boston Medical Center for recently being awarded an NIH R01 award to study the relationship between obesity, insulin resistance, and regulation of the vasculature in multiple tissues, including adipose tissue. The project represents a multidisciplinary approach that uses sophisticated imaging to understand the intersection between metabolic diseases and vascular disease or dysfunction. These studies reflect ongoing efforts looking into how abnormalities in the vasculature are not just a consequence of diabetes, but may contribute to diabetes. We look forward to seeing the results from these exciting studies in the years to come. Read more here.

Calling All Scientists! Do you have groundbreaking research you would like ASE to share? Please send your institution’s press release to communications@asecho.org and ASE’s Executive Committee will review, and possibly share, via ASE’s media channels!

ASE is Pleased to Offer Its Latest Educational Products

Many new educational resources have been developed by ASE experts to help you enhance your practice. There is something for every level of training. Here are some of our latest products:

  • 2nd Edition Cardiovascular Sonographer Registry Review Guide
  • 2nd Edition Proper Echocardiographic Measurements: How and Why DVD
  • Clinical Applications of Ultrasound Enhancing Agents in Echocardiography (Poster, Binder, and Flip Chart Insert)
    Updated with 2017 guideline on Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Guideline Reference Book Spiral
  • Mechanisms of Mitral Regurgitation (Poster and Pocket Guide)
  • Utility of 3D Echocardiography: Promises and Perspectives DVD

Visit ASEMarketPlace.com to see all of ASE’s educational resources, and don’t forget to login to your member portal to take advantage of your member discount.

Echo on the Inside Passage of Alaska – Final Program Available

Don’t miss ASE’s Inaugural Echo on the Inside Passage of Alaska that takes place July 21-28, 2018. This course offers an opportunity to take a dream vacation and earn CME at the same time. Course chair, Steven Lester, MD, FASE, has designed this inaugural course to offer participants nearly one-on-one education from first-class expert faculty, including Drs. Thomas Binder, Rekha Mankad, Sunil Mankad, Vera Rigolin, and William Zoghbi. The lectures will take place while the ship is at sea, so you won’t miss any of the amazing opportunities that sailing on the Inside Passage of Alaska offers. Download the Final Program and learn more here. Receive a 25% discount on registration if you register two or more people. Email registrar@ASEcho.org for information.

NIH RO1 Grant Awarded to ASE Member Noyan Gokce, MD, FASE

ASE sends its congratulations and a hearty well done to Dr. Noyan Gokce who is the Director of Echocardiography at Boston Medical Center for recently being awarded an NIH R01 award to study the relationship between obesity, insulin resistance, and regulation of the vasculature in multiple tissues, including adipose tissue. The project represents a multidisciplinary approach that uses sophisticated imaging to understand the intersection between metabolic diseases and vascular disease or dysfunction. These studies reflect ongoing efforts looking into how abnormalities in the vasculature are not just a consequence of diabetes, but may contribute to diabetes. We look forward to seeing the results from these exciting studies in the years to come. Read more.

Has your institution sent a press release about your research? If so and you would like us to push this information out to our members, email a copy of the press release to communications@asecho.org.

ASE Headquarters Closed

ASE Headquarters will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day in the United States. Normal business hours will resume Thursday, July 5.

ASE 2018 Hosts Over 2,600 Attendees

The ASE 2018 Scientific Sessions just wrapped up in Nashville, Tennessee, and it was a tremendous success. Chaired by Sunil V. Mankad, MD, FASE, and Sonographer Co-Chair, Merri L. Bremer, EdD, RN, RDCS, ACS, FASE, more than 2,600 attendees, almost 50 countries, enjoyed five days of learning that were also packed with exciting networking events. If you attended, click here to learn how to claim your CME. The online library of the sessions will be available for purchase at ASEUniversity.org in July.

ASE 2018 also welcomed investigators from 20 countries around the world who presented their original science during the meeting. Congratulations to the two investigator award competition winners on their excellent achievements.

  • 2018 Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator’s Award Competition Winner
    Brandon Helfield, PhD, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada – He presented “Endothelial Cell Repair Biophysics During Ultrasound and Microbubble Sonoporation.”
  • 2018 Brian Haluska Sonographer Research Award Competition Winner
    Jason B. Pereira, RCS – Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT – He presented “Feasibility of Contrast Echocardiography to Assess Right Ventricular Size and Function.”

Thank you to all of the investigators who contributed to this year’s scientific program! We hope to see your cutting-edge science at next year’s Scientific Sessions. Abstract submissions will open on October 10, 2018.

Don’t miss out next year. Save the date to join us in Portland, Oregon, June 21-25, 2019.

ASE Headquarters – COVID-19 Update

Beginning March 26, 2020, the county where the ASE Headquarters is located is under a government order to “Stay at Home” due to the spread of the coronavirus. These “Stay at Home” recommendations continue to be in effect and depend on the infection rates in the County/State. ASE will keep all but essential personnel telecommuting until a time when it is judged safe to return to work. We are not suspending or closing operations; our employees will remain working and providing excellent customer service to our members and the cardiovascular ultrasound community. However, ASE will slightly modify its official open hours to 9 AM – 4 PM Eastern TimeMonday-Friday. Should you need to get in touch with a staff person, call our main office at 919-861-5574 and a phone list by department will be available. A staff directory is also available here. All general questions can also be sent through ASE@ASEcho.org. Thank you and our best wishes for your continued safety.