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GivingTuesday 2023


The ASE Foundation is Accepting
GivingTuesday Donations November 26-December 2

Fundraising Goal: $35,000

The ASE Foundation is proud to participate in the global generosity movement known as GivingTuesday. Your donation ensures that we continue to foster the next generation of cardiovascular ultrasound professionals, award research grants to investigators, bring cardiac care to areas in need, among other charitable projects in 2024.

The Foundation celebrates the generosity of our donors every day. After all, YOU are what makes us successful! Your donations provide support for initiatives, such as student scholarships, scientific research, and guideline dissemination, that are not supported by ASE membership dues.

Click here to donate today. No matter where your heart lies, the Foundation can support your passion and you can take pride in knowing that 100% of your donation goes back out into the field. Donations towards our $35,000 fundraising goal will be accepted through December 2. Together we can continue to make a world of difference!

Apply for an ASE/ASEF Leadership Position

Now is your chance to become a leader in ASE and the ASE Foundation! If you are an active member and meet the criteria outlined for the position, ask a friend or colleague who is also an ASE member to submit a nomination on your behalf. All available positions are open to any ASE member, regardless of their specialty, and we are looking for a diverse pool of nominees.

November 30, 2023, is the deadline for candidates to submit all materials required for available positions on the ASE Foundation Board of Directors and Council Steering Committees.

December 7, 2023, is the deadline for candidates to submit all materials required for available positions on the ASE Board of Directors and ASE Executive Committee. Changes were recently made to the criteria for Treasurer, Secretary, and Council Representative. See if you qualify.

Learn More & Apply!

Download the New Echo for Cardiac Amyloidosis Poster

ASE offers a variety of echocardiography and amyloidosis resources, and we are happy to announce a new, free poster available now on our website! Download the Echo for Cardiac Amyloidosis poster that was produced by ASE in collaboration with Pfizer. This piece was created from an article “Practical Points for Echocardiography in Cardiac Amyloidosis” that was published in the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. This new poster focuses on the common echocardiographic imaging findings of cardiac amyloidosis (CA), and highlights red flags that should raise suspicion for the diagnosis. It offers practical tips for image acquisition and interpretation and outlines recommendations for standard reporting of an echocardiogram in a patient with CA.

GivingTuesday 2023 is Around the Corner!

GivingTuesday is next week on November 28, but the ASE Foundation will be accepting contributions toward its $35,000 fundraising goal from Sunday, November 26 – Saturday, December 2. When considering your donation, keep in mind that you can earmark your funds to a Foundation initiative that aligns with your priorities. If bringing adult and pediatric cardiac care to areas in need, teaching clinicians, and providing direct patient services to at-risk communities around the world is important to you, consider donating to the Foundation’s Global Health Outreach initiative.
In September 2023, the Foundation welcomed the return of its in-person global health events. In collaboration with the Vietnam National Heart Institute at Bach Mai Hospital, a team of ASEF volunteers traveled to Sapa in Northern Vietnam to host a two-day medical outreach and research event. They also participated in a two-day Vietnam-America Echocardiography Symposium at Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi, which consisted of lectures and case presentations for over 150 clinicians from across Northern and Central Vietnam. You can read more about this event online here and in the upcoming December 2023 issue of Echo magazine.
Donations to the Foundation’s Global Health Outreach initiative also fund the dissemination of both English and translated guidelines and educational materials to help facilitate adoption of these quality measures by specialists worldwide. When planning your GivingTuesday donation next week, consider donating to Global Health Outreach.
Contact the Foundation at with any questions or to make an early pledge

ASE 2023 Black Friday Sale

Save on Select ASE Educational Products this Black Friday!
November 22, 10:00 AM ET – November 25, 9:00 AM ET

Shop the Black Friday catalog in ASE’s Learning Hub! Each item is automatically discounted in ASE’s Learning Hub, so no coupon code is required. The Black Friday deals are in addition to the discounts ASE members already receive as a benefit of membership. Be sure to log in to the ASE Member Portal for the lowest prices.

Guideline Reference Spiral
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The Guideline Reference Spiral consists of graphic illustrations of ASE’s most popular Guidelines.

Member Price: $135.00             Non-member Price: $195.00
Member Discount: $121.50      Non-member Discount: $175.50


Bundle of Valve Pocket Guidelines (6 Valvular Pocket Guides)Bundle of Pocket Guidelines (All 10 Pocket Guides)
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A set of 10 3″ x 4″ pocket-sized flip books made up of charts and illustrations from ASE Guidelines.

Member Price: $95.00                Non-member Price: $105.00
Member Discount: $76.00         Non-member Discount: $84.00


Echocardiography Formula Review Guide BUNDLE: Volumes 1, 2 & 3Echocardiography Formula Review Guide Bundle: Volumes 1, 2, & 3
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These 6″ x 8″ spiral-bound handheld guides include a total of 49 pages of formulas, diagrams, and charts covering various topics.

Member Price: $85.00                Non-member Price: $135.00
Member Discount: $80.75         Non-member Discount: $128.25


Comprehensive Echocardiography Textbook 3rd EditionASE’s Comprehensive Echocardiography 3rd Edition
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This textbook covers the full spectrum of sonography of the heart–from basic foundations and principles to all clinical aspects–in one authoritative, definitive clinical resource.

Member Price: $229.99                Non-member Price: $249.99
Member Discount: $218.49         Non-member Discount: $237.49


ASE’s Comprehensive Strain Imaging TextbookASE’s Comprehensive Strain Imaging Textbook
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Written by international ASE experts, this textbook will be your go-to guide for everything related to strain technique and application.

Member Price: $179.99                Non-member Price: $214.99
Member Discount: $170.99        Non-member Discount: $204.24


Guideline Flip Chart: Valve Poster Bundle (Set of 4)Bundle of Valve Posters
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A bundle of four 24″ x 30″ posters covering valvular topics including: aortic valve stenosis, aortic regurgitation, mitral regurgitation, and tricuspid and pulmonic regurgitation.

Member Price: $80.00                Non-member Price: $120.00
Member Discount: $72.00         Non-member Discount: $108.00

November 2023 CASE

The latest issue of CASE is now available with intriguing reports, including “The Sword and the Crown: Echocardiography for the Detection of a Rare Combination of Congenital Heart Disease” by Akingbade et al. Author Jeremy A. Slivnick, MD, FACC, FASE, remarked, “We present a case of partial anomalous pulmonary venous return with Scimitar Syndrome and persistent left superior vena cava which was incidentally detected by transthoracic echocardiography in a young female patient. Our case highlights the importance of careful sonographic evaluation for shunt lesions—including anomalous pulmonary venous return—whenever unexplained right heart enlargement is present. Additionally, passage of saline contrast bubbles into the coronary sinus prior to the right ventricle on left arm injection is confirmatory of persistent left superior vena cava.”

In a second Congenital Heart Disease report, authors utilize expert fetal echocardiography skills to evaluate an atrial mass that could have easily been misinterpreted. This issue contains two cases in Multimodality Imaging, including reports on the strengths and weaknesses of multimodality imaging in an investigation of rare pericardial tumors, and the migration of an atrial septal defect closure device to the pulmonary artery of a pregnant patient. Cardiac Tumors and Pseudotumors offers two serial imaging studies demonstrating the usefulness of radio-, targeted molecular-, and immune-therapies in the complete resolution of large masses. In a letter to the editor, authors provide additional 3D echo insights to consider when examining the LAA. Dr. Sorrell’s editorial discusses the normality of false chords and suggests reporting must evolve in accordance with improved imaging capabilities, which can now detect previously hidden anatomic variations.

Looking for a journal to submit your case report to? We want to hear from you! Email us with questions or submit your report today. Be sure to check out the latest Sonographer Sound-Off and Unlock the CASE features on the CASE Homepage to view more extraordinary work from your colleagues.

Need to Earn CME/MOC Before the End of the Year?

The end-of-year CME/MOC submission deadline is fast approaching! ASE’s accredited activities provide MOC points that meet ABIM, ABA, and ABP Maintenance of Certification program requirements and ARDMS and CCI registry requirements. As a benefit of ASE membership, you have access to over 25 free CME/MOC activities AND we will automatically transfer your CME credits to your specialty board. 

For credits or points to be counted towards the 2023 year, activities must be completed no later than December 1, 2023 for ABP and December 31, 2023 for ABA, ABIM, ARDMS, and CCI.

Don’t wait until the end of the year. Check your specialty board account online and make sure your ASE credits have been successfully transferred.

If you need CME credits or MOC points, log in to the ASE Learning Hub and start earning credits today.

Please email for questions or assistance. 

Watch for Invitations to Complete New AMA Survey to Document Changes in Physician Practice Expense

The American Medical Association (AMA) is undertaking a new national survey to collect representative data on physician practice expenses. The aim of the Physician Practice Information (PPI) Survey is to better understand the costs faced by today’s physician practices to support physician payment advocacy.

Watch for invitations to complete this survey in your email inbox (remember to check spam/junk folders):

  • Invitations and reminders about the survey will come from with the subject line: “American Medical Association requests your input on physician practice expense and patient care hours.
  • Invitations and reminders about physician hours worked will come from with the subject line: “Please help to update accurate physician payments.

Your input will ensure future accurate valuation.

What is #YourPriority this GivingTuesday?

The ASE Foundation needs your help to reach its highest ever GivingTuesday fundraising goal of $35,000. When you make your GivingTuesday contribution, allocate your funds towards the initiative that aligns most with your priorities!

Your donations to our Research initiative allow the Foundation to support the progress and future of our field through investment in the discovery process and in the careers of investigators, like 2023 Brian Haluska Sonographer Research Award Competition Winner, Nicole Guerrera, RDCS.

If supporting the discovery process of cardiovascular ultrasound investigators is #YourPriority, allocate your GivingTuesday donation to the ASE Foundation’s Research initiative. Funding in this area preserves dedicated time for investigators through research grants, and also creates opportunities for researchers to interact with global experts in cardiovascular ultrasound, building relationships that lead to future research and professional collaborations.

Donations will be accepted November 26 – December 2. Contact the Foundation at with any questions.