JUST RELEASED: PCHD Microlessons Module 2

The PCHD Microlessons are short web-based, micro-learning activities offering a quick and easy way to access targeted learning sessions on pediatric and congenital heart disease. Module 1 was released earlier this year, and now Module 2 is available for purchase in ASE’s Learning Hub!
The complete educational online course will consist of a collection of Modules—each containing lectures, animated videos, questions, and case discussions on 10 original PCHD topics. Modules will be released quarterly throughout the year, and Module 2 includes these topics:
  • Imaging of Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Imaging of Ventricular Septal Defects
Course content is intended for all levels of learners, but is primarily designed for sonography students, fellows-in-training, and early-career sonographers. Additionally, more advanced material is also available for early- and mid-career physicians and sonographers. Earn 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing Module 2. Remember to log in to your ASE Member Portal before purchasing to receive the discounted member price.

Two ASE 2024 Education Opportunities Still Available

Purchase the ASE 2024 Scientific Sessions: Online Library now in the ASE Learning Hub, so it will already be in your Learning Center when the content becomes available on July 24. The Library offers unlimited online access for three years to all recordings from the ASE 2024 Scientific Sessions in Portland, Oregon. Live audio, screen capture with animation, mouse pointer, and embedded videos will be included from all sessions (excluding Learning Labs and DIY Workshops). Remember to log in to your ASE Member Portal to receive the discounted member price of $299! This product does not offer CME/MOC credit.
Additionally, you can still register for this year’s 35th Annual Scientific Sessions Virtual Experience until the end of the month. Register for ASE 2024 Virtual Experience through June 30, 2024, to gain access to more than 40 sessions that were live streamed during ASE 2024. Virtual attendees can earn a maximum of 19.5 CME/MOC points for watching the recorded sessions. The virtual program will be available through the Whova app, the official ASE 2024 program app, through July 16. View the Virtual Program and register today!

Submit ASE 2025 Session Proposals

Planning for ASE 2025 is already underway! ASE’s 36th Annual Scientific Sessions will be held in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, September 5-7, 2025, and will celebrate ASE’s 50th anniversary. On behalf of the ASE 2025 Program Committee and ASE Leadership, we invite you to submit one session proposal for consideration for inclusion in next year’s Scientific Sessions program.
All fields must be completed for consideration. A complete session proposal must include:
  • Session title
  • Two co-chairs with alternates
  • Speakers with alternates
  • Presentation titles
  • Presentation formats
The deadline to submit ASE 2025 Session Proposals is July 15, 2024.

Read the June Echo Magazine

The June 2024 Echo magazine is now online! This issue contains interesting articles written by ASE members, including:
Each issue includes articles or images related to cardiovascular ultrasound that are not research-related, as well as communications from the ASE President, Councils, Specialty Interest Groups, and the ASE Education Calendar. Active ASE members are eligible to submit articles. Echo magazine will now be published bi-monthly (every other month) with the next issue publishing in August. The next submission deadline for the October 2024 issue is August 15. Email Echo@ASEcho.org with questions.

Register for the 2024 ASCeXAM Review Course Live Question & Answer Sessions This Saturday!

Register for ASE’s 2024 ASCeXAM Review Course Virtual Experience to gain access to more than 40 presentations designed to help you prepare for the ASCeXAM. Registration also includes a virtual live component that will take place this weekend. On Saturday, June 22, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET and 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET, expert faculty—led by Muhamed Saric, MD, PhD, FASE, and Akhil Narang, MD, FASE—will be available to answer specific questions, review course material, and dive deeper into certain subjects.
Even if you’re not taking the exam, this course offers comprehensive cardiovascular education that includes 28.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Remember: Log in to the ASE Member Portal before registering through the ASE Learning Hub.

ASE 2024 Highlights

A tremendously successful ASE Scientific Sessions in Portland, Oregon, just wrapped. Chair Federico Asch, MD, FASE, and co-chair Eric Kruse, BS, ACS, RDCS, RVT, FASE, welcomed nearly 2,000 attendees from 32 countries for two-and-a half days of learning and exciting networking events. Nearly 500 people also attended virtually last weekend.
Additionally, ASE 2024 also welcomed over 400 investigators from around the world who presented their original science during the meeting. Congratulations to the two investigator award competition winners on their excellent achievements.
  • 2024 Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator’s Award Competition Winner, Robert McRae, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, Washington.
  • 2024 Brian Haluska Sonographer Research Award Competition Winner, Babitha Thampinathan, CRCS, RDCS, FASE, Mohawk-McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Thank you to all the investigators who contributed to this year’s scientific program! We hope to see your cutting-edge science at next year’s Scientific Sessions.
Plan now to join us September 5 – 7 for the 2025 Scientific Sessions in Nashville, TennesseeSign up here for notification when registration for ASE 2025 opens.

In Memory of Arthur E. Weyman, MD, FASE

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Arthur (Ned) E. Weyman, MD, FASE, passed away on June 17, 2024. Dr. Weyman was ASE’s first secretary of the Board of Directors and subsequently served as the 8th President of ASE serving from January 1991 through June 1993. As one of the founding leaders in echocardiography, he advocated tirelessly for international recognition of the pivotal role the noninvasive assessment tool plays in saving lives by quickly detecting cardiac issues in patients from infants to adults. His presence at the helm of ASE and NBE changed the field forever. He will be missed, and we are forever grateful for his service. Read more about his service and legacy.

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Catch The Wave of June CASE

The latest issue of CASE is now available with intriguing reports, including “The Complex Hemodynamic Interplay between Mitral Arcade, Midventricular Obstruction, and Prosthetic Aortic Valve” by Taverna et al. CASE Editor-in-Chief Vincent Sorrell, MD, FASE, remarked, “One of the great values of CASE is the ability to use high-quality echo images matched to tomographic cardiovascular imaging to educate readers about rare diseases they are unlikely to see in their individual clinical practice. This month’s issue fulfills that goal with the report from Taverna that showcases mitral arcade; there are not very many published reports in adults owing to both its rarity and possible under-diagnosis. During the editorial review process, these authors worked closely with section editors who are experts in congenital heart disease to provide readers with very precise descriptions, concluding that this patient likely met criteria for a partial Shone’s complex. They also use very detailed volume-rendered 3D-CT images to demonstrate how the pathoanatomy of this particular mitral arcade is atypical and consists of a double-bridge connecting the anterior and posterior leaflets to the papillary muscles. In summary, the authors rightly conclude that a comprehensive multimodal cardiac imaging approach (CT for anatomy; echo Doppler for physiology) is essential!”

Following that Multimodality Imaging report, authors in Infections in the Heart present a report titled, “Vegetations Lurking in the Dark and the Role of Neoendothelialization,” reviewing the published literature on this potential complication and discussing the possible risk-assessment role of cardiac CT by monitoring neoendothelization in these devices. Over in the Hemodynamic Corner of CASE, there are two reports: one on the importance of spectral Doppler in detecting mitral regurgitation in patients with acoustic shadowing from prosthetic valves, and one that describes the unique mitral and tricuspid spectral Doppler inflow patterns in a patient with non-sinus rhythm. With high-quality 2D and 3D echo images, a case in Rare But Deadly Findings offers a learning lesson to readers about a left atrial dissection after complications of mitral valve surgery. To round out this issue, there is a letter to the editor discussing a previous CASE on a novel transcatheter approach to treat primum atrial septal defects with a response from that article’s authors.

As with all CASE issues, these reports demonstrate the value of quality imaging over quantity. Be sure to read Dr. Sorrell’s editorial as he explores how to maintain this principle in a healthcare environment that increasingly rewards growth and productivity.

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.

Calling All Future Leaders: ASE Leadership Academy Cohort 4 Application is NOW OPEN

Are you interested in becoming a future ASE leader or do you know someone who may be interested? Now is the time to apply for a position in the 2024-2026 class of the ASE Leadership Academy.
ASE is committed to the professional growth of its members, and this program provides a unique opportunity for ASE members to increase their knowledge and develop skills that will help them be successful leaders throughout their careers. During this 19-month program, participants will be matched with a senior adviser and receive access to high-quality, online tutorials on leadership topics valued at over $7,500.
Applications and recommendation letters will be accepted through August 1, 2024. Questions? Email LeadershipAcademy@ASEcho.org.