Archives for January 2022

Upcoming Webinar: Strategies for Financial Success in 2022 and Beyond

ASE’s Women in Echo community group is hosting a webinar for the entire ASE community. Plan to join us on February 1, at 7:00 PM ET as investment management company, CAP STRAT, discusses “Strategies for Financial Success in 2022 and Beyond.”

2021 was a year of significant accomplishments in managing the challenges of a global pandemic. Our markets and the economy have recovered positively to the reopening, although the supply chain disruptions are wreaking havoc. Is this temporary? Permanent? How will this impact you and your investment portfolio and wealth management decisions?

Moderated by Ritu Thamman, MD, FASE, experts Michael Rarey, CFA®, Molly Powers, CFP®, and Carrie Walters from CAP STRAT will help you gain greater knowledge and insights so you can make more informed decisions with your spending, savings, and investments.

Registration is FREE for ASE members.

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

Updated ASE Code of Ethics and Whistleblower Policies

ASE’s Governance and Compliance Committee, chaired by Neil Weissman, MD, FASE, and co-chaired by Merri Bremer, EdD, RN, ACS, RDCS, FASE, completed their review of ASE’s governance documents and recommended changes to the Society’s Code of Ethics (COE) Policy and Whistleblower Policy. These revisions were approved by the Board of Directors during their 2021 November meeting. The organization wants to support a cohesive and transparent policy, and has placed these new documents on a public-facing site.

All new members will be asked, upon their dues submission, to agree to the new code of ethics guidelines. Renewing members will be a given an opportunity later this Spring. This COE document sets forth the governing principles, values, and beliefs shared by members of the American Society of Echocardiography, as well as the ethical behavior and standards of conduct expected in conformance with these principles and beliefs.

OnlineJASE.com Educational Opportunities

In the newly posted Associate Editor Corner, JASE Editorial Board member and Social Media consultant Jordan Strom, MD, FASE, interviews JASE Associate Editor Mark Friedberg, MD, PhD, FASE, who shares his thoughts on the evolution of pediatric echocardiography, myocardial work in animal models of pulmonary hypertension, and the link between prenatal events and postnatal cardiac function over the entire lifespan of an individual. Watch here.

The new JASE podcast is a special collaboration with the Canadian Society of Echocardiography live journal club. In this episode, Shaheeda Ahmed, MD, and Michael Hammer, MD, join Amer Johri, MD, FASE, to discuss the paper: “Routine Use of Contrast on Admission Transthoracic Echo for Heart Failure Reduces the Rate of Repeat Echo during Index Admission” by Lee et al., with a special introduction from JASE Editor-in-Chief, Michael Picard, MD, FASE.

Three Weeks Left to Submit Your Abstract for ASE 2022

Don’t miss the opportunity 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, the 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions. Submission closes Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at 11:59 PM ET.

ASE abstract presenters benefit from a global audience that promotes future collaborative work, eligibility for grant support, and sharply discounted conference registration rates. Share your important findings with fellow investigators and colleagues, and interact with global leaders in the field. All accepted abstracts are published in the online Journal of American Society of Echocardiography (JASE) issue in June 2022.

ASE Headquarters Closed Monday, Jan 17

ASE Headquarters will be closed Monday, January 17 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 18.

New ASE Guideline Focuses On The Acquisition Of Essential Transesophaegal Echocardiogram Images For Structural Heart Disease Assessment Before Intervention

As the increasing number of structural heart interventions are assisted by real-time imaging guidance, interventional echocardiography is being recognized as a subspecialty requiring advanced training for intraprocedural guidance. The new guideline document from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), Standards for the Performance of Transesophageal Echocardiographic Screening for Structural Heart Intervention, focuses on providing a teaching resource for this growing population of specialists. The guideline elucidates and standardizes the acquisition of essential pre-interventional transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) images to help accurately identify the mechanism of structural/valvular dysfunction, the hemodynamic as well as anatomic severity of the disease, and specific anatomic features to facilitate appropriate device selection or exclusion. This peer-reviewed guideline, created by 14 international echocardiographers who are experts in this emerging field, has been endorsed by 25 ASE International Alliance Partners and is published in the January 2022 issue of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. Read more here.