Archives for August 2018

ASE’s Next Twitter Journal Club on POCUS – Tuesday, September 4

Interact with your colleagues in our next Twitter Journal Club on Tuesday, September 4, from 8:00 – 9:00 PM US EST. From the Journal of American Society of Echocardiography, this month’s Twitter Journal Club will review  Cardiac Point-of-Care Ultrasound: State-of-the-Art in Medical School Education (Amer M. Johri, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FASE, Joshua Durbin, MD, MSc, Joseph Newbigging, MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP, Robert Tanzola, MD, FRCPC, Ryan Chow, BSc, Sabe De, MD, FRCPC, and James Tam, MD, FRCP(C), FACC).

Follow @ASE360, and please plan to join ASE’s journal club, including moderator Dr. Ritu Thamman as she discusses the article, with POCUS expert and co-author, Dr. Amer Johri. Be sure to use the hashtag, #ASEchoJC for all tweets. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Watch ASE’s Value of Echo Summit

ASE’s Value of Echo Summit took place during the ASE 2018 Scientific Sessions. Here are two recordings from this event: The Quality Echo Lab and Transitioning from Fee for Service to Value-Based Reimbursement. The summit focuses on key strategies and real-world solutions to ensure a high performing echocardiography lab, while also providing comprehensive insight into the ever-changing U.S. healthcare system.

Award Nominations Sought

Do you have a teacher and/or mentor whose impact you can still feel? ASE is looking for those excellent instructors/mentors to honor them at the 30th Annual Scientific Sessions in Portland, OR, June 21-25, 2019. Please consider nominating your mentor for one of these prestigious awards:

The deadline for nominations is October 15, 2018.  Please contact awards@asecho.org with any questions. Detailed criteria and a list of former recipients and their topics are available on the ASE Awards Page.

Join the Club – Become An ASEF Sustainer!

The new and improved ASE Portal has made contributing to the ASEF Annual Appeal easier than ever before. Log on to see for yourself and while you’re there, consider becoming an ASEF monthly sustainer. You now have the ability to set the amount you’d like to donate and the number of months you would like to donate for, or choose lifetime, to provide reliable, consistent funding to the Foundation.

Join the dedicated group of ASE Foundation Sustainers giving back to the field of echo on a monthly basis. If you have any questions, please contact foundation@asecho.org. We love to hear from our donors – you are what makes us successful!

ASE’s First Guideline Summary Available Online

The ASE Workflow and Lab Management Task Force is working to summarize guidelines to improve implementation of the guidelines in all echo labs. We are pleased to offer the first Guideline Summary Document: ASE’s Recommendations for Cardiac Chamber Quantification in Adults: A Quick Reference Guide from the ASE Workflow and Lab Management Task Force. We would love to hear any comments or suggestions you may have to improve the format or content. Please contact us here.

Mark Your Calendars – October 15 is the Deadline for Applications for Officers, Directors, and Society Awards

ASE is accepting applications for Board Officers and Directors for service beginning June 2019 as well as several other Society awards. Check out the links below to see how you can nominate someone for the Board or an award. New Officers and Board members will be inducted at the 30th Annual Scientific Sessions in Portland, OR, June 21-25, 2019. Awards will also be presented during the Awards Presentations and Edler Plenary Session during the Annual Scientific Sessions in June.

Call for Officers and Directors
Feigenbaum Lecturer
Richard Popp Excellence in Teaching Award
ASE Mentorship Award

Do you, or someone you know, qualify for one of these prestigious honors? Make sure you do not miss the upcoming deadline of October 15, 2018. If you have any questions about ASE’s awards or nomination process, please feel free to contact madilday@asecho.org.

Advance Program is Now Available for Echo Hawaii

It’s time to plan ahead and join us for the 29th Annual Echo Hawaii, January 21-25, 2019, on the beautiful Kohala Coast at the newly renovated The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. Expert U.S. and international faculty will discuss state-of-the-art technologies with a particular focus on how they can be effectively applied in the clinical setting. Echo Hawaii Abstract Submissions will open September 1. Visit the website to review all the details for 2019’s Call to Science on the Big Island. Download the Advance Program and register today.

Sonographer Travel Grant & Scholarship Application Process Open

The ASE Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Alan D. Waggoner Student Scholarship Awards, the UltraEcho, Ltd. Cardiovascular Student Travel Grant, and the Feigenbaum Cardiovascular Student Travel Grant! Click the links to learn about each award’s nomination criteria and deadline. CAAHEP accredited DMS and CVT cardiac sonography program directors should start thinking of the students they will nominate today.

The ASE Foundation proudly offers numerous travel grants and scholarships to support the training and educational conference participation of the next generation of cardiovascular ultrasound professionals. This is one way in which ASEF is ensuring that echocardiography continues to play a prominent role in the future of healthcare.

Consider allocating your next donation to Travel Grants & Scholarships as #YourPriority so the ASE Foundation can continue its quest to foster the next generation of cardiovascular ultrasound professionals!

There is Still 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.

ASE Partners with SCCM to Offer Critical Care Echocardiography Review Course

ASE is pleased to partner with the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) to provide the inaugural Critical Care Echocardiography Review Course. Many ASE leaders helped develop this two-and-a-half-day course which will educate attendees in all aspects of echocardiography in critically ill patients and help physicians prepare for the critical care echocardiography board examination offered by the National Board of Echocardiography in January 2019. We encourage our ASE members to share this information with their critical care peers. The deadline for early registration is September 12. Click here for more information and to register.

ASE Headquarters – COVID-19 Update

Beginning March 26, 2020, in compliance with the Durham County North Carolina order to “Stay at Home” due to the spread of coronavirus, the entire ASE staff will be working remotely through April 30. 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.