Archives for October 2018

The October Issue of CASE is Now Available

The latest issue of CASE, ASE’s online case reports journal, is now available. As co-Editor-in-Chief Karen G. Zimmerman writes in her editorial, Wild and Wonderful…. “This issue of CASE continues to both educate and fascinate with the incredible uses of imaging to guide percutaneous therapy. Not long ago, it would have been hard to imagine what we do now to manage cardiovascular disease.” Cases in this issue include percutaneous innovations and interventions, OR outcomes and surprises, unexpected discovery thrombus, and perplexing pediatric cases. On the CASE homepage, test your wits with the latest What is This Image? quiz. Congratulations to Bonita Anderson DMU(Cardiac), MApplSc(Med US), ACS, FASE, FASA, and David G. Platts MBBS, MD, FRACP, FESC, FASE, from The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, for supplying the image and text for this What is This Image?

Final Week! Submit Your Research To Present At Echo Hawaii in 2019

There’s only one week left to submit your basic or clinical research for a chance to present in paradise at the 29th Annual Echo Hawaii, January 21-25, 2019. Submissions are free, and authors chosen to present receive $100 off their conference registration. Selected authors are also entered into a poster competition and have the chance at further prizes and recognition. Visit the website to review all the details for 2019’s Call to Science on the Big Island. Submission will close Thursday, November 1st – don’t miss out!

ASE on the Road at ANCAM’s XVIII National Congress of Cardiology

Are you attending ANCAM’s XVIII National Congress of Cardiology in Mérida, Mexico, October 31 – November 3? Be sure to stop by ASE’s booth to receive 20% off member pricing on ASE’s educational products. We will also include free shipping when you renew your ASE membership at the booth. This is a great opportunity to have staff walk you through your membership benefits and pick up your FREE, updated  ASE Guidelines USB drive. We look forward to seeing you in Mexico.

New ASE Membership Benefit – Echo Headlines

ASE is excited to announce a new, exclusive ASE member benefit, Echo Headlines. This news bulletin, developed in partnership with BulletinHealthcare, will be delivered directly to your inbox on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings. This news service is designed to keep you up-to-date on the most current medical, policy, and research news related to cardiovascular ultrasound. It is synthesized to hit the most significant topics featured in newspapers, TV, radio, and medical journals. A part of ASE’s mission includes sharing timely news information with our members, and Echo Headlines allows us to deliver a quick review of important news so you will feel informed and ultimately provide better patient care.

To ensure that you receive this briefing, please add to your email address book, and remember to view Echo Headlines with the “images turned on.” If you wish to unsubscribe, simply click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any issue of the briefing.

We hope you enjoy Echo Headlines.

ASE’s Next Twitter Journal Club – Tuesday, October 23

Interact with your colleagues in our next Twitter Journal Club on Tuesday, October 23, from 8:00 – 9:00 PM US EST. From CASE, ASE’s Cardiovascular Imaging Case Reports journal, this month’s Twitter Journal Club will review Two Rare Manifestations of Cardiac PapillaryFibroelastoma Presenting with Dyspnea (Christian Alcaraz Frederiksen, MD, PhD, Hans Eiskjær, MD, DMSc, Steen Hvitfeldt Poulsen, MD, DMSc) and A Left Ventricular Papillary Fibroelastoma Presenting as an Acute Coronary Syndrome (Hisham Hakeem, MBBS, Michael Argenziano, MD, FACS, Dennis Katechis, DO, FACC, FASE).

Follow @ASE360, and please plan to join ASE’s journal club, including moderator Dr. Ritu Thamman as she discusses the two cases. Be sure to use the hashtag, #ASEchoJC for all tweets. If you have any questions on this event, please contact Arissa Cooper at

ASE Announces First Cohort in Its New Leadership Academy

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) is pleased to announce that 14 members have been chosen to make up the inaugural class of the ASE Leadership Academy. The Academy is a 24-month program that provides a unique opportunity for ASE members to increase their knowledge and develop a skill set that will help them throughout their careers. The concept for the program is to create a process to mentor and train potential leaders, ultimately creating a pipeline of emerging leaders with specific talents that would be helpful for ASE’s committees and Board of Directors, and in serving in their own respective institutions. Read more here.

Utility of 3D Echocardiography: Promises and Perspectives

From the leading experts in 3D echo including Chair Roberto M. Lang, MD, FASE, check out ASE’s latest 3D educational tool, Utility of 3D Echocardiography: Promises and Perspectives. In this DVD, earn 12 CME as it addresses essential topics in a case-based approach with multiple examples. The DVD begins with history of the technology and moves to the basics of image acquisition and display. Subsequent lectures focus on chamber quantification and valvular heart disease. The use of 3D echocardiography to guide transcatheter interventions is also examined in depth. Finally, a vision for the future of 3D echocardiography, including virtual reality, fusion imaging, and holographic display is presented. Learn more by visiting

100 Cases Highlight Education at State-of-the-Art Echocardiography

New content for the 32nd Annual State-of-the-Art Echocardiography, February 16-18, 2019, includes an expanded computer-based session, a sonographer-only session, TMVR, TAVR, LAA occlusion cases, and advance strain imaging. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a powerhouse team led by Drs. Bijoy Khandheria, William Zoghbi, and Roberto Lang. During the course, over 100 cases will be presented on themes of structural heart disease, myocardial and pericardial disease, coronary artery disease, and interventional echocardiography.

On February 15-16, there is an optional learning lab that is limited to 100 registrants. This allows for easy access to the expert faculty and nearly private instruction. The beautiful Paradise Point Resort in San Diego, California, is the location for this one-of-a-kind course. Learn more here, download the Advance Program, and register today.

Celebrate MUAM with ASEF!

It’s officially Fall, and October is just around the corner which means it’s almost Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month (MUAM)!

How do you plan to celebrate?
The ASE Foundation would like to suggest showing the sonographers in your life how important they are to you by making a donation in their honor! Donate any day in October and include the name and email of the person you are honoring. The Foundation will then send a special electronic card to that person thanking them for the role they play in your life and the lives of patients.

Give a gift that supports the ASE Foundation while honoring those who support you. Join the Foundation in celebrating Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month and the sonographers that make echocardiography the most efficient cardiac diagnostic test!

ASE on the Road at Echo Australia

Are you attending Echo Australia, October 10-12 in Sydney? Be sure to stop by ASE’s booth, #6 to receive 20% off membership pricing on ASE’s educational products. We will also include free shipping when you renew your ASE membership at the booth. This is a great opportunity to have staff walk you through your membership benefits and pick up your FREE, updated  ASE Guidelines thumb drive. On Wednesday, October 10, from 10:30 – 11:00 AM, you can also stop by the booth and meet ASE President, Jonathan R. Lindner, MD, FASE. We look forward to seeing you in the land down under!