Archives for June 2019

Dr. Madhav Swaminathan Elected President of ASE

Madhav Swaminathan, MD, MBBS, MMCi, FASE, Vice Chair for Faculty Development, Duke Anesthesiology, and Professor of Anesthesiology, Duke University School of Medicine, has taken the helm as president of the ASE. His presidency, which will last one year, marks the first time that an anesthesiologist has been elected to head ASE in its 44-year history.

Dr. Swaminathan addressed the members of the Society at their annual business meeting and shared his excitement for leading ASE for the next year. He said, “ASE has taken an unprecedented step of tapping the first anesthesiologist as its president. It is a bold statement about celebrating diversity. I look forward to leading the Society that has opened its arms to everyone who is interested in cardiovascular ultrasound. In addition to guiding ASE into a new strategic plan beginning in 2020, I am committed to building a network of leaders that supports the well-being of the entire cardiovascular ultrasound community.”

Dr. Swaminathan served as ASE’s Vice President and President-Elect prior to ascending to President. Joining him as new members of the 2019-2020 Executive Committee are Vice President, Raymond Stainback, MD, FASE, Texas Heart Institute, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Houston, TX; and Secretary, Matt Umland, ACS, RDCS, FASE, Aurora Healthcare, Aurora, WI. Read more about the continuing ASE officers and the new board of directors members here.

ASE 2019 Hosts Nearly 2,600 Attendees

The ASE 2019 Scientific Sessions just wrapped up in Portland, Oregon, and it was a tremendous success. Chaired by Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, MD, PhD, FASE, and Sonographer Co-Chair, Lanqi Hua, RDCS, (AE/PE/FE), FASE, nearly 2,600 attendees from 41 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 on in July.

ASE 2019 also welcomed investigators from 21 countries around the world who presented their original science during the meeting. Congratulations to the two investigator award competition winners on their excellent achievements.

  • 2019 Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator’s Award Competition Winner, Nobuyuki Kagiyama, MD, PhD, West Virginia University Heart and Vascular Institute Innovation Center
  • 2019 Brian Haluska Sonographer Research Award Competition Winner, Natalie Edwards, ACS, AMS, FASE, the Prince Charles Hospital, Queensland, Australia

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 9, 2019.

Also, a big thank you to everyone who stopped by the ASE Foundation Booth during ASE 2019! Between June 22nd and June 25th, the foundation received $15,103 in donations.

We hope to see you next year in Denver, CO, June 19-23, 2020. Register by July 20th for an additional $30 off the early registration prices.

Last Chance for Research Funding

The new E21 Research Grant for Clinician-Scientist and Engineering Partnership program will provide funding for research that aims to use engineering solutions to solve a relevant clinical problem in cardiovascular ultrasound. This ASE Foundation funding is offered in partnership with the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, the National Board of Echocardiography, Inc., Bracco, Inc., and Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc. Three grants of up to $200,000 each are available. Recipients are also eligible for travel support to present the results of their project at future ASE and AIUM scientific meetings. Visit for more information and application instructions. Don’t delay, submission closes June 30.

Nominations for Society Awards Now Open

ASE is now accepting applications for 2020 Society Awards. These awards will be presented at the 31st Annual Scientific Sessions in Denver, CO, June 2020. Check out the links below to see how you may nominate someone (or yourself!) for an award.

Make sure you do not miss the upcoming deadline of August 1, 2019. If you have any questions, contact

Innovative Cardiovascular Ultrasound Solutions Showcased at ASE’s 30th Annual Scientific Sessions

June 17, 2019, Durham, NC – From a breaking trial of 3D interoperability to demonstrations of AI technology, nearly 60 companies and organizations will display their latest products and services at the American Society of Echocardiography’s 30th Annual Scientific Sessions. The world’s premier meeting for cardiovascular ultrasound practitioners, it promises a wealth of cutting-edge education, research, and the latest vendor technology, taking place June 21-25, 2019, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR. Read more here.

ASE 2019 Final Program Now Available

We are just over a week away from the 30th Annual Scientific Sessions. There is still time to plan to join us in Portland, OR, June 21-25, 2019! Pre-registration numbers are some of the highest EVER..Don’t miss out on this large gathering of echo enthusiasts!

Download the Final Program today to take a look at all the speakers, exhibitors, and research, and start planning for the sessions you want to attend now. Register today to join us in Portland. Prices increase by $100 if you register onsite.

There is still time to register for learning labs that are being offered including POCUS, 3D Cropping, 3D printing, and more. Additional fees are required for these sessions. Already registered? You can still add sessions to your registration. Learn more here.

For the most up-to-date program information, please download the ASE Courses app from the Google Play and Apple stores. Follow @ASE360 on Twitter and #ASE2019 to keep up with your peers who are attending too! Don’t delay, make sure to register for this year’s Scientific Sessions.

3D/4D Data Connections and Integrations Debut

ASE and EACVI have partnered with Canon, GE Healthcare, Hitachi, Philips, and Siemens to streamline interoperability of 3D/4D data connections and integrations across vendor platforms.
Join these vendors, alongside leaders from ASE and EACVI, for the first ever public demonstration of fully interoperable 3D/4D data and see how we are working together to provide seamless access and improve lab performance. Visit Booth #106 during Scientific Sessions on Sunday, June 23, 9:30-10:15 AM and Monday, June 24, 9:30 – 10:15 AM.

Your ASEF Donations In Action!

An integral component of ASE’s educational meetings is the presentation of original research on the latest advances in cardiovascular ultrasound. Donations made to Research Investigator Support allow the ASE Foundation to fund the Brian Haluska Sonographer Research Award Competition, which recognizes non-physicians who served as the primary investigator on their project of original research.
Being able to recognize exceptional work of young researchers is very important because, as you know, young researchers are the heart and future of our field! Please join ASEF in congratulating this year’s finalists!

  • Michele H. Clouse, RDCS, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA – Fetal Brain Resistance is Abnormal in Neonates with Coarctation of the Aorta Despite Antegrade Aortic Arch Flow
  • Natalie Edwards, ACS, AMS, FASE, Prince Charles Hospital, Queensland, Australia – Resting Global Myocardial Work Derived from Non-Invasive Left Ventricular Pressure-Strain Loops Discriminates Between True Positive and False Positive Exercise Stress Echocardiography
  • Gilda Kadiu, RDCS, FASE, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI – Left Ventricle Longitudinal Excursion in Children Following Heart Transplantation: Utility of Tissue Motion Annular Displacement Index
  • Daniel L. McCullough, RDCS, FASE, Mayo Clinic, Millville, MN – Real Time Myocardial Perfusion Stress Echocardiography: A Practice Implementation Pilot

The competition will take place Sunday, June 23rd from 3:30 – 5:00pm in Portland Ballroom 253-254.

Great Deal on Comprehensive TTE Slides for Echo Training

Comprehensive TTE Instrumentation and Comprehensive TTE Protocol Teaching Slides are  available for purchase on for only $16 per set for ASE members! These PowerPoint slide sets contain all the figures and videos from the new ASE Comprehensive TTE guideline document and are designed by expert educators to allow individuals to use them as a set or to select slides to insert into other presentations. Your purchase permits you to use these slide sets for teaching presentations, personal review, or a myriad of other uses (with appropriate citation). ASE has priced these modestly to encourage all schools, teaching programs, educators, etc. to update their materials with these state-of-the art protocols and references.

ASE Scientific Sessions Celebrates 30 Years of Innovation and Record Number of Research Posters

ASE will host its 30th Annual Scientific Sessions, June 21-25, 2019, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. The sessions have been specifically designed to provide superb education and clinical integration on cutting-edge technology like 4D imaging, multimodality imaging, the use of artificial intelligence, strain, and the use of echocardiography in heart failure, assessment of valve disease, and cardio-oncology. In addition, the conference will highlight the exponential growth in the scope of the field with a focus on point of care ultrasound, along with vascular, perioperative, and pediatric advances. A record number of 476 research posters, including oral and moderated presentations, will be featured at this premier cardiovascular imaging conference. The Final Program is online and can be downloaded at In addition, the ASE Courses App is continuously updated with detailed session information. Attendance at this conference can fulfill certification and accreditation requirements for general medical education or echo-specific CME/MOC content needs. Read more here.