Register Today for Echo Florida Virtual Experience

There is still time to register for Echo Florida Virtual Experience, presented live October 30 – 31, 2021, with the outstanding faculty joining to answer your questions. It is important to Course Director, Linda D. Gillam, MD, FASE, and Co-Director, Matt Umland, ACS, RDCS, FASE, that you have access to all of the original content that was planned for the in-person event, so the faculty will be recording all of their presentations. Those recordings, along with everything presented live including the Q&A sessions, will be available to you for unlimited on-demand viewing through the ASE Learning Hub starting November 15, 2021 until February 13, 2022. A total of 19.25 CME/MOC credits (pending approval) will be included.

Download the Program Agenda and Register Today!

Latest JASE Podcast with CSE

Do not miss a special crossover episode between the Canadian Society of Echocardiography (CSE) live journal club and the JASE Podcast.

In this episode, Sarah Blissett, MD, and Sabe De, MD, FASE, join Amer Johri, MD, FASE, to discuss the paper, “Normal Values of Cardiac Output and Stroke Volume According to Measurement Technique, Age, Sex, and Ethnicity: Results of the World Alliance of Societies of Echocardiography Study” by Patel et al., with a special introduction from JASE Editor-in-Chief, Michael Picard, MD. FASE. Learn more about the nuances of assessment of cardiac output and stroke volume based on patient demographics and measurement techniques in this newest edition of the JASE podcast.

If you missed any of the podcasts from the 2021 Summer Series, you can listen to all of the episodes here.

Call For Abstracts – ASE 2022 Submission Now Open

Submit your abstract of original research or clinical cases to be considered for presentation at the premier cardiovascular ultrasound conference of the year, the 33rd Annual ASE Scientific Sessions in Seattle, Washington, June 10-13, 2022. Begin your submission online today! Presenters benefit from dedicated viewing times, a global audience that promotes future collaborative work, eligibility for travel support, and discounted conference registration rates. Visit the ASE 2022 Call for Science for more information. Submission closes Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at 11:59 ET.

It’s Time to Renew Your Membership for 2022

We appreciate you choosing ASE as your professional home. ASE strives to provide you with valuable benefits that are designed to aid you in your efforts to provide excellence in patient care and save you time and money. We hope you will go ahead and renew your membership today for 2022 for guaranteed continued access to JASE, CASE, free CME, and all your other membership benefits. Renew by December 31 and receive a 2022 ASE Image Calendar.

ASE is also pleased to offer the option for organizations to make one payment for ASE memberships for their entire team. Join or renew your ASE memberships for your whole lab with one form and one payment! Fill out this application form, and we will send you an invoice. For more information, please contact Suzanne Morris at SMorris@ASEcho.org

JASE – Satiating a Variety of Minds

The October JASE includes, “State of the Art: Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair for Complex Mitral Regurgitation,” by Nir Flint, MD, et al. Senior author Robert J. Siegel, MD, said that, “Transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair has revolutionized the treatment of primary and secondary mitral regurgitation. Greater operator experience, improvements in intraprocedural imaging, the addition of the PASCAL device as well as new iterations of the MitraClip with longer and wider arms have expanded the clinical application of transcatheter edge-to-edge repair.” The mitral valve discussion continues with a second state-of-the-art review, from Leonardo Italia, MD, et al., “Percutaneous Edge-to-Edge Mitral Valve Repair: Beyond the Left Heart.”

Other clinical investigations in this issue explore echocardiography and atrial fibrillation, establishing optimal echocardiographic measurements, echocardiographic vs. angiographic measurement of the patent ductus arteriosus in extremely low birth weight infants, and the utility of echo guidance for transcatheter closure. A preclinical investigation looks at imaging myocardial scar with echocardiography. Brief Research Communications and Letters to the Editor round out this issue’s scientific matter.

ASE President Raymond Stainback, MD, FASE, announces in his President’s Message that ASE’s annual Echo Magazine is going monthly, offering a new mode of communication for ASE Special Interest Groups, Councils, and its entire membership. The Interventional Echocardiography Communication, written by Nishath Quader, MD, FASE, Rebecca Hahn, MD, FASE, Muhamed Saric, MD, PhD, FASE, and Stephen H. Little, MD, FASE, tackles the question, “Is it Time to Formalize Training for Interventional Echocardiography and Imaging for Structural Heart Disease Procedures,” and the education calendar outlines a multitude of learning options near and far.

A special insert is included in the print issue of JASE this month. A poster titled “The Role of Echocardiography in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy” can be removed from the journal and used for educational purposes. The poster, authored by Allison Hays, MD, FASE, and Karan Kapoor, MD, in collaboration with Judy W. Hung, MD, FASE, Dermot Phelan, MD, PhD, FASE, and David H. Wiener, MD, FASE, is also available online to download and print. ASE gratefully acknowledges Bristol Myers Squibb for their support of this valuable hypertrophic cardiomyopathy resource.

Twitter Journal Club Happening October 12

Don’t miss ASE’s next Twitter Journal Club as the Cardio-Oncology SIG joins us to review the following articles:

This is a great way to get your questions answered and share your knowledge. Follow @ASE360 using hashtag #ASEchoJC. This event will be moderated by Ritu Thamman, MD, FASE, and the Cardio-Oncology SIG Leaders, on Tuesday, October 12, from 8:00 to 9:00 PM ET.

ASE members: Receive FREE CME for participating in this activity.

Register prior to the Twitter Journal Club to guarantee your free CME.

  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 event here.

Don’t Miss the Advanced Imaging for Sonographers: Echo Access™ Virtual Experience

There is still time to register for ASE’s Advanced Imaging for Sonographers: Echo Access™ Virtual Experience course, October 9 – 10, 2021. This exciting, clinically applicable program is aimed at the sonographer/practitioner directly involved in advanced echo imaging, and offers 6 CME credits.

Created by course directors Carol Mitchell, PhD, RDMS, RVT, RT(R), ACS, FASE, and Tony Forshaw, M Cardiac Ultrasound, B Ex Sci, AMS (Cardiac), FASE, the course will focus on the clinical application of 3D and strain imaging as part of the routine echocardiographic examination. Increased education in these areas is needed to ensure standardization of measurements and improved acquisition of datasets.

This virtual course will be presented in two, three-hour sessions (10:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET). Day one will focus on advanced strain imaging, and day two will focus on advanced 3D imaging. The presentation format will be approximately one-hour for each presentation (40 minutes of pre-recorded content with 20 minutes of live question and answer). A strong emphasis has been placed on practical aspects of data acquisition and analysis of raw datasets.

Nominations Open for Feigenbaum Lecture

Do you have a peer who deserves recognition for the high level of their cardiovascular research? Named in honor of the founder and first president of ASE, Harvey Feigenbaum, MD, FASE, the Feigenbaum Lectureship is awarded to a young investigator in recognition of their significant contributions to research in the field and their potential to continue at a high level of achievement. This Lectureship is open to both physicians and sonographers. The ASE Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Feigenbaum Lecturer who will present during the 33rd Annual ASE Scientific Sessions, June 10-13, 2022 in Seattle, WA. The deadline for nominations is November 30, 2021.

Click here for nomination guidelines. Please email Nominations@ASEcho.org with any questions or to submit your nomination.

Upcoming Webinars

Registration for the two following webinars is FREE for active ASE members. Log in to your ASE member portal and select the ASE Learning Hub from the top red menu to browse educational offerings including webinars.

3D Echocardiography to Guide Decision Making in Congenital Heart Disease

September 23, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

This webinar, which is a part of the ASE Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Council (PCHD) webinar series, will be a case-based discussion with a focus on the role of 3D echocardiography imaging in guiding decision making with discussion of lesions in which 3D imaging is most helpful, tips on image acquisition and processing, limits to 3D echocardiography, and application of knowledge gained to decision making. You can claim 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Moderators: Carolyn Altman, MD, FASE; and Gregory Tatum, MD, FASE

Speakers: Elizabeth Caris, MD; Olivia Frosch, MD; Tracy Hill, RDCS; and Katie Wood, MD

Panelists: Pei-Ni Jone, MD, FASE; Muhammad Nuri, MD; Joshua Robinson, MD, FASE; and Greg Sturgeon, RCS, RDCS, MSE

Sonographer Career Pathways

September 29, 2021 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM ET

This webinar will focus on various sonographer echocardiography career pathways. It will feature 10 expert sonographers, highlighting a diverse array of specialties in echocardiography and unique growth opportunities.

Moderator: Melissa Wasserman, RDCS, RCCS, FASE

Speakers: Jennifer Acevedo, RDCS, FASE; David Adams, ACS, RCS, RDCS, FASE; Alicia Armour, MA, BS, ACS, RDCS, FASE; J. Todd Belcik, BS, ACS, RDCS, FASE; Courtney Cassidy, RDCS, FASE; Ian Crandall, BS, MS, RCS; Eric Kruse, BS, ACS, RDCS, RVT, FASE; Christine Pascua, RCS, FASE; Neha Soni-Patel, MEd, BSME, RCCS, RDCS (AE/PE), FASE; and G. Monet Strachan, ACS, RDCS, FASE.

Congratulations to our Newest FASE

ASE recently welcomed 18 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:

  • Mouin Abdallah, MD, FACC, FASE
  • Manohari Balasingam, MD, FRCP, FASE
  • Tracy Binkley, RDCS, FASE
  • Kristie M. Fultz, RDCS, FASE
  • Regan E Giesinger, MD, FASE
  • Satoshi Hanada, MD, FASE
  • Colleen Mary Harrington, MD, FASE
  • Amish Jain, MBBS, PhD, FASE
  • Abigail E Kaminski, BS, RDCS, RVT, FASE
  • Ruchika Karnik, MBBS, FAAP, FASE
  • Saaron Levy Laighold, MD, FASE
  • Alan Marsh, BS, RDCS, RCCS, ACS, FASE
  • Aura Andrea Sanchez Mejia, MD, FASE
  • Laura Mercer-Rosa, MD, MSCE, FASE
  • John Joseph Mullen III, RDCS, FASE
  • Nazire Ozcelik, MD, FAAP, FACC, FASE
  • Yasotha Rajeswaran, MD, FASE
  • Connie M. Saczawa, RDCS, FASE 

So far during 2021, ASE has welcomed 84 new FASE! A full list of FASE members can be found on SeeMyHeart.org. If you are interested in applying for FASE and being recognized in the field, or would like more information, please visit ASEcho.org/FASE. The next deadline to apply is October 1, 2021.