Archives for August 2021

Time is Running Out: SALE on ASE Products

Don’t miss this special offer from ASE! Are you looking for a way to spend unused research or echo lab funding? ASE is here to help!

Take advantage of an additional 10% off ASE products* available on the through August 31, 2021. At checkout, please use code ENDOFSUMMER2021 to receive your discount.

The ASE Learning Hub offers a wide variety of products including popular products that are based on ASE Guidelines like pocket guides, flip charts, binders, posters, and more. These best-selling products are perfect to use in the reading room and as learning tools! The ASE Learning Hub also features a variety of CME products. Log in to your member portal and take a look around the ASE Learning Hub to make your purchase today.

*The offer is exclusively on Sale excludes Online Libraries, Guideline Reference Bundle, 2021 Image Calendar, ASCeXAM/ReASCE Online Practice Exam Simulation, On-Demand Webinars, Live & Virtual Course Registrations, Textbooks, and JASE Articles.

Call for Course Chair Applications for the Inaugural Pediatric and Congenital Virtual Course

The ASE Council on Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease and the ASE Education Committee are pleased to announce they are accepting applications for Chair and Co-Chair of the inaugural ASE Pediatric and Congenital Virtual Course, which will debut in September 2022. The Chair and Co-Chair will be responsible for developing the objectives, goals, content, and format of the course, as well as selecting a balanced and diverse faculty. Interested applicants will find more information as well as criteria for selection here. The application deadline is September 15, 2021.

LAST CALL: ASE 2021 Registration Closes August 31!

Registration for the ASE 2021 Virtual Experience closes on August 31, 2021, at midnight Eastern Time. Register now to have on-demand access until September 15, 2021, and earn up to 58 CME/MOC points! View some highlights here.

All the live networking events and Q&A sessions were recorded, so you can experience what happened live as well as the pre-recorded presentations.

August GEMs

During the month of August, two members of the ASE staff were recognized for Going the Extra Mile and received a GEM award!

  • Deborah R. Meyer, MEd
  • Andie Piddington, MBA

Read what their nominator, Vincent Sorrell, MD, FASE, 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.

ASE’s Comprehensive Strain Imaging Textbook Virtual Book Launch – August 16

ASE’S Comprehensive Strain Imaging is your go-to guide for everything related to strain technique and application.

Join Editors Thomas Marwick, MBBS, PhD, MPH, MD, and Theodore Abraham, MD, FASE, on Monday, August 16, 2021 at 6:00 PM ET, for a celebratory virtual book launch previewing ASE’s latest textbook. This free webinar event will introduce everything the new textbook covers and provide insights from the authors.

In honor of this virtual book launch, we are offering special author-signed copies of the textbook to anyone who purchases the book and includes CompStrain in the coupon code field when purchasing. This code is only valid through August 30, 2021.

To purchase your book or sign up for the webinar, please following these instructions.

  1. Log in to your member portal and click on the ASE Learning Hub to receive member pricing.
  2. Order your book today for the member price of $179.99 USD. Don’t forget coupon code CompStrain to receive the digital signature version.
  3. Register for the webinar here

ASE Needs Your Help!

ASE has been successful in the approval of a new CPT code for 3-Dimensional imaging, an add on code for adult transesophageal echocardiograms and pediatric transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiograms. The new CPT code has a proposed valuation of 0.50 physician wRVUs and 1.17 practice expense RVUs for a total RVU of 1.67. ASE would like to ask your assistance in supporting the proper valuation of this code. CMS has requested copies of paid invoices for 3-Dimensional echo software and transthoracic echo and transesophageal echo probes. This is to substantiate to CMS that there are additional costs associated for these imaging tests; this additional data is needed so that hospitals and practices can be properly reimbursed. Without ASE providing these paid invoices, CMS is likely to go online for their assessment of equipment costs which are usually much lower than the actual cost labs incur.

This is a confidential process, and we are asking for you to block out your institution or practice name and location from the paid invoice. We will only share these invoices with CMS. Unfortunately, quotes are not accepted. Ideally, these paid invoices should be within the last 24 months, but any submission would be helpful.

ASE must submit the invoices to CMS by September 1, 2021, so we request this information no later than August 30, 2021. Please contact ASE’s VP of Health Policy and Member Relations, Irene Butler, with any questions and to email the invoices.

August 2021 Sonographer Volunteer of the Month

The ASE Council on Cardiovascular Sonography is proud to announce Kathy Olejnik, BS, RDCS, ACS, FASE, as this month’s Sonographer Volunteer of the Month.

Learn more about Ms. Olejnik and how she got involved in cardiovascular ultrasound, began volunteering for ASE, and more here.

There is Still Time to Register for ASE 2021

Registration for the ASE 2021 Virtual Experience closes on August 31, 2021, at midnight Eastern Time. The sooner you register, the more time you have to access this one-of-a-kind educational content and earn up to 58 CME/MOC points! View some highlights here, then register today to have access to all the other fantastic content until September 15, 2021.

All the live networking events and Q&A sessions were recorded, so you can experience what happened live as well as the pre-recorded presentations. Don’t miss out, register today!

What Attendees are Saying About ASE 2021

“Fantastic, highly academic program and exceptional delivery” 

“It was the best virtual learning experience I have ever had!”