Team EchoToday – 2nd Place

Michael T. Owen, RDCS, RVT

Michael is a recent RDCS and RVT graduate from the Austin, Texas area; that is December of 2016 and May of 2017 respectively. After realizing that none of his clinical rotation sites had intentions of implementing the newly updated Diastolic Function guidelines, he decided to find out why. After many inquiries amongst various sonographers and cardiologists at five different facilities, it became apparent that people simply did not know about the changes, did not care, or were aware yet the information was too difficult to fully comprehend. With a great deal of inspiration stemming from his instructor, Professor Janet Barlow, RDCS, RVT, FASE, Michael decided to start his project EchoToday during his final semesters as an echo student. Professor Barlow’s passion for Echocardiography is deeply contagious and brings out the best in others who share the same passions. Check out to download the app!



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ASE Headquarters – COVID-19 Update

Beginning March 26, 2020, the county where the ASE Headquarters is located is under a government order to “Stay at Home” due to the spread of the coronavirus. These “Stay at Home” recommendations continue to be in effect and depend on the infection rates in the County/State. ASE will keep all but essential personnel telecommuting until a time when it is judged safe to return to work. We are not suspending or closing operations; our employees will remain working and providing excellent customer service to our members and the cardiovascular ultrasound community. However, ASE will slightly modify its official open hours to 9 AM – 4 PM Eastern TimeMonday-Friday. Should you need to get in touch with a staff person, call our main office at 919-861-5574 and a phone list by department will be available. A staff directory is also available here. All general questions can also be sent through Thank you and our best wishes for your continued safety.