Archives for November 2020

CASE Editor-in-Chief Call for Applications

ASE is searching for a qualified candidate to head its international, online case reports journal, CASE. The person selected will be a key player in ASE’s future.

The terms for the founding and current CASE Editors-in-Chief, Karen Zimmerman, BS, ACS, RDCS, RVT, FASE, and L. Leonardo Rodriguez, MD, FASE, FACC, end on July 31, 2021. They have done an amazing job taking CASE from an idea to a well-established journal in PubMed Central with an international reputation for excellence. As CASE Editor-in-Chief, you will continue leading the effort to educate the world about cardiovascular ultrasound through case presentations. Applications are due December 15, 2020.

Full details of the submission process may be found at The successful candidate will begin working closely with Ms. Zimmerman and Dr. Rodriguez beginning May 1, 2021, to ensure a smooth transition. Please direct any questions to Deborah R. Meyer, CASE Managing Editor, at

Congratulations to Our Newest FASE

ASE recently welcomed 25 distinguished Fellows of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE) designation recipients! These members have exemplified excellence through education, research, leadership, and volunteerism. They are ambassadors for ASE, and recognized experts in their field. Join us in congratulating the newest FASE recipients:

Sinan Alo, DO, FASE; Sethabel Levi Alvarado, MD, FASE; Ravi Ashwath, MD, MBBS, FAAP, FASE; Au Shek Yin, MBBS, FASE; Paula Jane Boucaut, FASE; John Landon Colquitt, MD, FASE; Allyson Leigh Doucet, BS, RDCS (AE, PE), FASE; Jared William Feinman, MD, FASE; Hetal A. Gandhi, MD, FACC, FASE; Yasmeen Golzar, MD, FACC, FASE; Kimberly Howard-Quijano, MD, MS, FASE; Runqing Huang, Ph.D, FASE; Melissa Ianitelli, DO, FACOI, FACC, RPVI, FASE; Jeff Jewell, BS, RDCS (AE,PE), FASE; Nitin Madan, MD, FASE; Erin Janelle Madriago, MD, FASE; Yasdet Maldonado, MD, MMM, FASE; Carolina Melendez Rodriguez, RDCS, RCS, FASE; Yamuna Sanil, MD, FASE; Madeline Schiminger, BS, RDCS (AE,PE), FASE; Rahul Vijaykumar Shabadi, MBBS, MD, FASE; Mark Murdoch Smith, MD, FASE; Jennifer Kaylene Tresness, RDCS, RDMS, RVT, FASE; Chun Pong Wong, MD, CCRP, FASE; Neeraja Yedlapati, MD, FASE

So far during 2020, ASE has welcomed 134 new FASE! A full list of FASE members can be found on If you are interested in applying for FASE and being recognized in the field, or would like more information, please visit The next deadline to apply is December 1, 2020.

ASE 2021 Abstract Submission Now Open

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, June 18-21, 2021.

We are very excited to announce our new submission portal, hosted on the ASE Learning Hub! We have reimagined the application process based on feedback from previous submitters and eliminated the need for multiple logins. Now all your application resources can be found in one place, for ASE members and nonmembers alike. Download the 2021 PDF application preview here.

ASE abstract presenters benefit from dedicated viewing times, a global audience that promotes future collaborative work, eligibility for travel support, and discounted conference registration rates. Share your important findings with fellow investigators and colleagues, and interact with global leaders in the field. Begin your submission in ASE’s Learning Hub today.

Visit the ASE 2021 Call for Science page for more information. Submission closes Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at 11:59 ET.

WRMSD Virtual Hack-a-Thon Grand Challenge

ASE is part of the WRMSD Alliance of Organizations, working to stop MSK injuries in the profession. This Alliance is hosting a Virtual Hack-a-Thon Grand Challenge to generate ideas and designs to bring an end to WRMSD – you could change the world. Find more details here.

Questions? Email Debbie Meyer at

The November JASE – Echo, Always Dynamic!

The November JASE contains, “Impact of Arterial Blood Pressure on Ultrasound Hemodynamic Assessment of Aortic Valve stenosis Severity,” by Ahmad Hayek, MD, François Derimay, MD, PhD, Lisa Green, MD, Marion Rosset, MD, Hélène Thibault, MD, PhD, Gilles Rioufol, MD, PhD, and Gérard Finet, MD, PhD. Dr. Hayek said, “Arterial blood pressure impacts aortic stenosis severity assessment. Every severity parameter is essential and must be interpreted taking into account its limits.” Additional clinical investigations in this issue focus on novel displays of three-dimensional image sets, echocardiographic parameters associated with outcomes in various diseases, right ventricular pacing and tricuspid regurgitation, and fetal and pediatric echocardiography. Other topics covered by brief research communications and letters include COVID-19 related issues, improving TEE operational efficiency, and LV global longitudinal strain.

Blue page highlights include the annual photo spread from ASE’s 2020 Virtual Scientific Sessions and the education calendar showcasing extraordinary opportunities around the world to increase your expertise in the field.

The JASE Editorial Team is excited to announce that papers in the journal will now be available to readers even sooner. Within days of a paper being accepted, it will be posted on the JASE website in the Articles in Press section as a pre-proof publication. It will have a digital object identifier (DOI), and be searchable and citeable. When the corrected proof is ready, it will take the place of this version, and then eventually be placed in a JASE issue.

October GEMs

During the month of October, five ASE members were recognized for Going the Extra Mile and received a GEM award!

  • Katharine Belfrage, RDCS
  • Kristen Billick, BS, ACS, RDCS (AE, PE), FASE
  • Mauro Ortiz, MD
  • Rene Quiroz, MD, FASE
  • Jan Sloves, RVT, RCS, FASE

Read what their nominators had to say about them!

Do you know an ASE member who’s gone the extra mile? Join us in celebrating ASE members who are making the world a better place, be it for their dedication to the field of cardiovascular ultrasound, being an outstanding mentor to students or fellows, their commitment to quality patient care, a milestone service anniversary, or congratulating them on a major accomplishment. Learn more about how to nominate someone here.

Mark Your Calendars for GivingTuesday 2020

December 1 is GivingTuesday, a global day of giving celebrated the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. ASEF is joining the movement for the 8th year in a row. We are asking for your help to reach an ambitious fundraising goal of $20,000.

Thanks to YOU, our generous donors, we’ve surpassed our goal every year except one. Mark your calendars now and plan to donate or better yet, pledge a donation today! Any pledge, big or small, brings us one step closer to our overall Annual Appeal goal. Donations will be accepted right on our website starting November 30 through December 2.

Contact Mary Carmody at with any questions or to make your pledge. And if you want to learn more about why to give, visit to see donations in action.

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, 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.

Call for Committee Volunteers Now Open

Are you interested in volunteering for ASE?  The Society depends on its members to get involved and advance our mission. Our volunteers help set standards, develop products, create courses, direct subspecialty activities, advocate for echo on the federal and state levels, and so much more. If you are a new volunteer interested in serving on an ASE committee or a member currently serving on a committee and would like to continue to serve, log in to your ASE member portal, click on “Membership” on the top menu bar, select “Call for Volunteers” from the dropdown, and complete the interest form and annual Volunteer Disclosure Form also in the “Membership” drop down.

The application process will remain open through January 4, 2021. The term of service for new appointments will be July 2021 – June 2022.

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