The January JASE is Now Online – ASE’s Newest Guideline Debuts!

The January issue of JASE, now online, includes, “Guidelines for Performing a Comprehensive Transthoracic Echocardiographic Examination in Adults: Recommendations from the American Society of Echocardiography.” Co-chairs Carol Mitchell, PhD, ACS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT(R), FASE, and Peter S. Rahko, MD, FASE, shared a little about the TTE guideline content. “As the writing committee surveyed the many excellent educational resources available, we found a void in information available to students and new sonographers. There is a lack of material defining how to best perform the TTE exam. Thus, part of the focus of the new guideline is to provide information focusing on exam performance and how to acquire the echocardiography views.” The guideline is a CME article, and a live webinar related to it is scheduled for January 31 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time (see more about this below).

Also in this JASE are clinical investigations on echocardiography in coronary artery disease, echocardiography in aortic valve disease, contrast-enhanced vascular ultrasound for atherosclerotic plaque assessment, echocardiography in children, fetal echocardiography, and several editorial comments as well as letters to the editor. The Society blue pages feature ASE Dr. Jonathan Lindner’s President’s Message, “Yearn to Learn,” highlighting that ASE is highly regarded as an educational resource for all healthcare providers who use cardiovascular ultrasound, but ASE never rests on its laurels, and is constantly striving to advance and adapt its educational offerings. The sonographer communication by Liza Y. Sanchez, RCS, FASE, explores echocardiographic cardiac evaluations of primates in the Great Ape Heart Project.

You Did It!

While we wait for the final count, the ASE Foundation is happy to announce that we exceeded our $250,000 2018 Annual Appeal donation goal! We sincerely thank all of our incredibly generous donors who supported the ASE Foundation throughout this past year! The list of donors will be published in the Winter edition of the ASEF newsletter. You can feel confident that your gifts will have a direct impact on the future of cardiovascular ultrasound because 100% of all donations will be used to support the Foundation’s 2019 initiatives. We are looking forward to a wonderful 2019 and have all of you to thank for setting it up for a successful giving year!

Don’t Miss Part Two of the Live Guideline-based Webinar on Comprehensive TTE

Join Peter Rahko, MD, FASE, on Thursday, January 31 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time for an interactive live webinar as he presents part two of this webinar series “Guidelines for Performing a Comprehensive Transthoracic Echocardiographic Examination in Adults: Recommendations from the American Society of Echocardiography.” Dr. Rahko will discuss the difference between the comprehensive transthoracic echocardiography protocol and limited transthoracic echocardiography protocols, writing protocols, developing quality assurance programs as well as implementing these recommendations into daily practices. He will also provide information for how to acquire the standard set of echocardiography views and measurements to maximize diagnostic accuracy which will serve as a resource for protocol development for echocardiography laboratories.

Click here to find out when the webinar is taking place in your timezone. Those taking part in the live webinar can receive CME! Interested in this topic, but the scheduled time is not convenient for you?  Register for the live webinar, and an email will be sent to you once the recorded webinar (non-CME) is available in your content on ASEUniversity. You can then view it at your convenience.

ASE 2019: Call For Abstracts – Deadline February 6, 2019

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 30th Annual ASE Scientific Sessions in Portland, Oregon, June 21-25, 2019. 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 2019 Call for Abstracts for more information. Submission closes Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

ASE Holiday Hours

ASE Headquarters will be closed Monday, December 24 – Wednesday, December 26, as well as Monday, December 31 and Tuesday January 1 during the holiday season. We assure you that all questions, calls, and emails will be answered upon our return to the office. We appreciate your patience during this time and Happy Holidays.

Call for Committee Volunteers is Open

ASE depends on its members to get involved and advance our mission. Our volunteers help set standards, develop products, create courses, direct subspecialty activities, advocate for echo on the federal and state levels, and so much more. If you are a new volunteer interested in serving on an ASE committee or a member currently serving on a committee and would like to continue to serve, log in to your ASE member portal, click on “Resources” on the top menu bar, select “Call for Committee Volunteers” from the dropdown, and complete the interest form and annual disclosure statement.

The application process will remain open through January 7, 2019. The term of service for new appointments will be July 2019 – June 2020.

Holiday Sale: All Products On ASEMarketPlace 20% Off

The end of 2018 is quickly approaching.  Are you looking for a way to spend unused research or echo lab funding? ASE is here to help! Take advantage of an additional 20% off all ASE products on ASEMarketPlace.com through December 31, 2018. At checkout, please use code HAPPYHOLIDAY2018 to receive your discount. Login to your member portal  and take a look around ASEMarketPlace to make your purchase today.

Share Your Love for ASE this Holiday Season!

Show your friends and colleagues that you value their contribution by giving them the gift of ASE membership.

Top 5 Reasons to Give ASE Membership:

  1. They will receive free learning opportunities which are also CME/MOC credits.
  2. They will get immediate access to the latest cardiovascular ultrasound news, guidelines, and research, including Echo Headlines 4 days a week!
  3. They will have ample opportunities for leadership and professional development.
  4. They can easily connect and network with other echo-enthusiasts from across the globe.
  5. It’s the gift that keeps giving, 365 days a year!

Call 919-297-7172 or email Suzanne Morris at SMorris@ASEcho.org  to purchase memberships for others! Remember if you gift five new memberships, YOU get a free membership in 2020! This is a great way to use any leftover money you might have in your budget for 2018. We will notify the gift recipients of this special gift by email and would be happy to customize the message on your behalf.

ASE Headquarters Closed: Monday, December 10

Due to inclement weather, ASE Headquarters is closed Monday, December 10, 2018.

ASE Reception During EuroEcho Imaging – Join Us

If you will be attending EuroEcho in Milan, Italy, we invite you to join ASE leadership, staff, and your colleagues at the ASE Member Reception on Wednesday, December 5, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. The reception will take place at La Corsia del Giardino, Via Manzoni 16, 20121, Milan. This will be a great opportunity for conversation in a relaxed atmosphere. If you have any questions regarding this reception or location, please contact Rhonda Price at rprice@asecho.org, or stop by the ASE booth, C300 in the EuroEcho exhibit hall. Download the invitation here.