Innovative Cardiovascular Ultrasound Solutions Showcased at ASE’s 30th Annual Scientific Sessions

June 17, 2019, Durham, NC – From a breaking trial of 3D interoperability to demonstrations of AI technology, nearly 60 companies and organizations will display their latest products and services at the American Society of Echocardiography’s 30th Annual Scientific Sessions. The world’s premier meeting for cardiovascular ultrasound practitioners, it promises a wealth of cutting-edge education, research, and the latest vendor technology, taking place June 21-25, 2019, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR. Read more here.

ASE 2019 Final Program Now Available

We are just over a week away from the 30th Annual Scientific Sessions. There is still time to plan to join us in Portland, OR, June 21-25, 2019! Pre-registration numbers are some of the highest EVER..Don’t miss out on this large gathering of echo enthusiasts!

Download the Final Program today to take a look at all the speakers, exhibitors, and research, and start planning for the sessions you want to attend now. Register today to join us in Portland. Prices increase by $100 if you register onsite.

There is still time to register for learning labs that are being offered including POCUS, 3D Cropping, 3D printing, and more. Additional fees are required for these sessions. Already registered? You can still add sessions to your registration. Learn more here.

For the most up-to-date program information, please download the ASE Courses app from the Google Play and Apple stores. Follow @ASE360 on Twitter and #ASE2019 to keep up with your peers who are attending too! Don’t delay, make sure to register for this year’s Scientific Sessions.

3D/4D Data Connections and Integrations Debut

ASE and EACVI have partnered with Canon, GE Healthcare, Hitachi, Philips, and Siemens to streamline interoperability of 3D/4D data connections and integrations across vendor platforms.
Join these vendors, alongside leaders from ASE and EACVI, for the first ever public demonstration of fully interoperable 3D/4D data and see how we are working together to provide seamless access and improve lab performance. Visit Booth #106 during Scientific Sessions on Sunday, June 23, 9:30-10:15 AM and Monday, June 24, 9:30 – 10:15 AM.

Your ASEF Donations In Action!

An integral component of ASE’s educational meetings is the presentation of original research on the latest advances in cardiovascular ultrasound. Donations made to Research Investigator Support allow the ASE Foundation to fund the Brian Haluska Sonographer Research Award Competition, which recognizes non-physicians who served as the primary investigator on their project of original research.
Being able to recognize exceptional work of young researchers is very important because, as you know, young researchers are the heart and future of our field! Please join ASEF in congratulating this year’s finalists!

  • Michele H. Clouse, RDCS, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA – Fetal Brain Resistance is Abnormal in Neonates with Coarctation of the Aorta Despite Antegrade Aortic Arch Flow
  • Natalie Edwards, ACS, AMS, FASE, Prince Charles Hospital, Queensland, Australia – Resting Global Myocardial Work Derived from Non-Invasive Left Ventricular Pressure-Strain Loops Discriminates Between True Positive and False Positive Exercise Stress Echocardiography
  • Gilda Kadiu, RDCS, FASE, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI – Left Ventricle Longitudinal Excursion in Children Following Heart Transplantation: Utility of Tissue Motion Annular Displacement Index
  • Daniel L. McCullough, RDCS, FASE, Mayo Clinic, Millville, MN – Real Time Myocardial Perfusion Stress Echocardiography: A Practice Implementation Pilot

The competition will take place Sunday, June 23rd from 3:30 – 5:00pm in Portland Ballroom 253-254.

Great Deal on Comprehensive TTE Slides for Echo Training

Comprehensive TTE Instrumentation and Comprehensive TTE Protocol Teaching Slides are  available for purchase on for only $16 per set for ASE members! These PowerPoint slide sets contain all the figures and videos from the new ASE Comprehensive TTE guideline document and are designed by expert educators to allow individuals to use them as a set or to select slides to insert into other presentations. Your purchase permits you to use these slide sets for teaching presentations, personal review, or a myriad of other uses (with appropriate citation). ASE has priced these modestly to encourage all schools, teaching programs, educators, etc. to update their materials with these state-of-the art protocols and references.

ASE Scientific Sessions Celebrates 30 Years of Innovation and Record Number of Research Posters

ASE will host its 30th Annual Scientific Sessions, June 21-25, 2019, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. The sessions have been specifically designed to provide superb education and clinical integration on cutting-edge technology like 4D imaging, multimodality imaging, the use of artificial intelligence, strain, and the use of echocardiography in heart failure, assessment of valve disease, and cardio-oncology. In addition, the conference will highlight the exponential growth in the scope of the field with a focus on point of care ultrasound, along with vascular, perioperative, and pediatric advances. A record number of 476 research posters, including oral and moderated presentations, will be featured at this premier cardiovascular imaging conference. The Final Program is online and can be downloaded at In addition, the ASE Courses App is continuously updated with detailed session information. Attendance at this conference can fulfill certification and accreditation requirements for general medical education or echo-specific CME/MOC content needs. Read more here.

Next Twitter Journal Club – Tuesday, May 28

Interact with your colleagues in our next Twitter Journal Club on Tuesday, May 28, from 8:00 – 9:00 PM US EST. May’s Twitter Journal Club will review the latest Guidelines for the Evaluation of Valvular Regurgitation After Percutaneous Valve Repair or Replacement.

Follow @ASE360, and please plan to join ASE’s journal club. Be sure to use the hashtag #ASEchoJC for all tweets. Click here to find out when the Twitter Journal Club is taking place in your timezone. If you have any questions on this event, please contact us here.

ASE Cares Campaign

ASE announced its ASE Cares campaign earlier this week. This campaign was conceived by incoming ASE President, Madhav Swaminathan, MD, FASE, to provide wellness initiatives, including both physical and virtual resources, for ASE members. A Task Force, led by Erin Michos, MD, FASE, has been established to provide guidance on best practices, resources, position statements, and advocacy on these issues for our members. The goal of this campaign is to promote the well-being of all cardiovascular ultrasound professionals in their communities, identify and respond to emerging well-being challenges, and foster opportunities for social connection. If you have ideas for how this Task Force can help make a difference in your life or the lives of your colleagues, please email us at

Last Week to Order Signed Copy of Zoobiquity

Next Tuesday, May 28th is the last day to pre-order your copy of New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz’s book, Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health. There will only be a limited number of books available for purchase at the ASE 2019 Scientific Sessions.

Dr. Natterson-Horowitz will be signing books at the ASE Foundation Booth on Sunday, June 23rd from 2:45 – 3:30 PM. You do not want to miss this opportunity to meet the author! Be sure to pre-order by May 28th on ASE Marketplace to ensure a copy is waiting for you in Portland. 100% of the $25 purchase is treated as a donation to the ASE Foundation.

ASE Is Here To Help You With Your Coding Questions

ASE is committed to providing our members with the tools and resources needed to ensure they are coding accurately, maintaining compliance with all requirements, and maximizing appropriate revenues.

Click here to see the most frequently asked coding questions. The 2019 ASE Coding Newsletter is now available. ASE also retains a coding expert that you may link to on-demand, directly through the Coding and Reimbursement page, available from both the Advocacy and Practice Management web pages.