Archives for October 2020

The CASE Menu Increases for October CASE!

The latest issue of CASE, ASE’s online case reports journal, is available, and includes 35 articles. This increase reflects the large jump in our submissions during the pandemic. We wish to thank you for sharing your interesting case reports. In this issue, we wish to draw your attention to “Loeffler Endocarditis as a Manifestation of Paraneoplastic Hypereosinophilia,” from Brian P. Kelley, MD, Casey Gazda, MD, and Joseph A. Siyak, MD. Lead author Dr. Kelley says, “We describe a case of Loeffler Endocarditis in a patient with paraneoplastic eosinophilia in the setting of metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Although imaging findings associated with the disease are not uncommonly equivocal, echocardiography plays an important role in its diagnosis and management.”

COVID-19 consequences, anatomic anomalies, aortic awareness, carotid strands, fetal/congenital cases, diagnosing diseases, infectious identities (including “Cardiac Manifestations of Trypanosoma cruzi Infection in a Domestic Dog“), surgical situations, and valve disease are all topics covered in this issue. CASE is a valuable tool for mentors, educators, and sonographers. CASE co-Editors-in-Chief, Karen G. Zimmerman, BS, ACS, RDCS, RVT, FASE, and L. Leonardo Rodriguez, MD, FASE, FACC, are continually grateful to the all the authors and reviewers who have dedicated their time and effort to CASE’s mission of publishing high-quality educational content. We realize this is especially challenging during this pandemic when so much more energy is necessary for navigating everyday life.

CASE always wants to hear from readers and potential authors with opinions and questions. Don’t hesitate to email managing editor, Deborah Meyer at We would love to know what in this issue you find especially provocative!

To Report for MIPS Through the ImageGuide Registry, Practices Must Enroll by Oct. 31

As a Qualified Clinical Data Registry for 2020, ImageGuide can be used to fulfill reporting requirements under MIPS. Enrollment is free for ASE members, making ImageGuide a valuable, risk-free strategy for addressing MIPS obligations and avoiding financial penalties. ImageGuide makes it easy to submit your data to CMS for all MIPS categories  and offers personalized, one-to-one support. Send questions to or ImageGuide Contact.

ASE Announces Its 2020-22 Leadership Academy Cohort

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) is pleased to announce that 15 members have been chosen to make up the second cohort of the ASE Leadership Academy. This cohort will spend 19 months in training to increase their knowledge and develop skill sets that will help them be successful leaders throughout their careers. The concept for the program, which debuted in 2018, is to create a process to mentor and train future leaders, ultimately creating a pipeline of emerging leaders with specific talents that would be helpful for ASE’s committees and Board of Directors, as well as serving in their own respective institutions or in other organizational leadership roles. ASE is committed to the professional growth of its members and a dynamic volunteer leadership team. The Leadership Academy brings together both of these goals. Read more here.

Congratulations to the Winners of ASE’s Image Calendar Competition

Thank you to everyone who uploaded echo images and voted on Connect@ASE during the Image Calendar Competition. Please join ASE in congratulating the following members whose images have been selected for the 2021 ASE Image Calendar:

Bonita Anderson, DMU (Cardiac), M App Sc(Med Ultrasound), ACS, AMS, FASE
Nicole Bavaro, BA, RDCS, FASE
Stefano Boemler Busato, MD, FACC
Megan Emery, RCS, RVS
David Estes, RCS
Alexander Frampton, BExSS, GradDip (Cardiac Ultrasound)
Yannis A. Amador Godoy, MD
Rahiba Ishanzai, BHS, RDCS
Yu Kang, PhD, MD
Madeline Schiminger, BS, RDCS (AE, PE)
Daniel A. Sloyer, MD, FASE
Kathryn Zeigler, RDCS, FASE

To receive your copy of the 2021 Image Calendar, renew your ASE membership by December 31, 2020.

ASE COVID-19 Webinars

Now Available On-Demand: ASE is committed to the health, safety, & well-being of our members and the patients we serve. As clinicians world-wide continue to navigate COVID-19, ASE has helped developed webinars to share with members and the entire cardiovascular ultrasound community.

Call For Abstracts – ASE 2021 Submission Opens November 9!

Start preparing now to submit your abstract of original science or clinical case report to be considered for presentation at the premier cardiovascular ultrasound conference of the year, ASE’s 32nd Annual Scientific Sessions in Boston, MA, June 18-21, 2021. The 2021 Program introduces COVID-19 categories for both Clinical Case and Original Science submissions. Presenters benefit from dedicated viewing times, a global audience that promotes future collaborative work, eligibility for travel support, and discounted conference registration rates. Visit ASE 2021 Call for Science for more information. Submission will close Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at 11:59 ET.

LIVE WEBINAR: How to Image Cardiac Amyloidosis: From Basic & Advanced Echocardiography to Multimodality Imaging

Join Allan Klein, MD, FASE; Dermot Phelan, MD, PhD, FASE; Sarah Cuddy, MB, BCh; Madeline Jankowski, BS, RDCS, FASE; and Jai Singh, MD, for a live, interactive webinar on October 21 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET as they discuss “How to Image Cardiac Amyloidosis: From Basic and Advanced Echocardiography to Multimodality Imaging.” This is the first in a series of webinars supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer, Inc. A team of specialized physician and sonographer experts designed this webinar to provide education on the early diagnosis, treatment, and management of cardiac amyloidosis. There is an increasing appreciation that this disease is more prevalent than previously thought, and there are newer therapies for the treatment which are important to consider in patient care.

Registration is FREE. You can claim 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ within 24 hours of watching the webinar. The webinar will also be posted for on-demand viewing and claiming CME.

  1. To register, login to your ASE member portal.
  2. Select the ASE Learning Hub from the top red menu.
  3. Register for the webinar here.

By the end of this educational webinar, viewers will be able to:

  • Understand the challenges of identifying patients with cardiac amyloidosis and have strategies for differentiating cardiac amyloidosis from other causes of increased ventricular wall thickness.
  • Summarize the diagnostic evaluation for cardiac amyloidosis, including the differential diagnosis using echocardiography.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of multi-modality imaging in the evaluation of cardiac amyloidosis.

This time not convenient for you? A recording of this webinar will be made available on-demand in the ASE Learning Hub approximately one week after the live broadcast.

Questions about this Webinar should be directed to Kat Lyons at

ASE Foundation Raises $5,503 on National Coffee Day

The ASE Foundation’s National Coffee Day fundraiser was a huge success! 126 people donated $5,503 toward our $5,000 goal. Special shout out to Margaret Park, BS, ACS, RDCS, RVT, FSDMS, FASE, Vincent Sorrell, MD, FASE, and Katie Jo Stauffer, BS, RDCS, FASE, for making early pledged donations.

Thanks a latte for all the support!

Call for Officers and Board Nominations Now Open

ASE is seeking the best and brightest members to move forward the mission and goals of the Society and the ASE Foundation. Now is your opportunity to become a leader in ASE. If you meet the criteria outlined on the Open Positions and Criteria web page, you will need to ask a friend or colleague, who is also an active ASE member, to submit a nomination on your behalf.

Positions are available on the ASE Board of Directors and ASE Council Steering Committees. All positions are open to any member regardless of specialty (sonographer, pediatrician, critical care, anesthesiologist, etc.). ASE is looking for a diverse pool of candidates.

The process is easy, and guidelines for submitting nominations are available hereThe deadline for submission of nominations is November 30, 2020. Ask an active ASE member TODAY to submit your nomination.

Please contact with any questions or to submit nominations.

Feigenbaum Lecturer Sought

Do you have a peer who deserves recognition for the high level of their cardiovascular research? The ASE Nominations Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Feigenbaum Lecturer who will present during the 32nd Annual ASE Scientific Sessions in Boston, MA, June 18-21, 2021. The deadline for nominations is November 30, 2020.

Click here for nomination guidelines. Please email with any questions or to submit your nomination.