2024 SOTA is So Close, But There is Still Time to Register!

ASE’s 36th Annual State-of-the-Art Echocardiography (SOTA) starts in just over two weeks, but there is still time to register! Registration will also be offered on-site, but attendees who register before February 15, can save $125. The live, in-person course features first-rate cardiologists and sonographers presenting a broad range of echo-related topics to enhance your clinical practice. Join us in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona, February 16-19, 2024, at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.

Announcing ASE’s 2024 Award Winners

ASE is proud to support the cardiovascular ultrasound community through recognition of outstanding service, research, and training. We are happy to announce and congratulate the ASE 2024 Award Winners! These recipients will be recognized during the 35th Annual ASE Scientific Sessions in Portland, Oregon, June 14-16, 2024. These awards are peer-reviewed and were selected by the Awards Committee, chaired by Sherif Nagueh, MD, FASE.

PHYSICIAN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Nancy Ayres, MD, FACC, FASE

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD

Leo Lopez, MD, FASE

Stanford Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto, California

MENTORSHIP AWARD

Roberto Lang, MD, FASE

University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

SONOGRAPHER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Bonita Anderson, M.APPL.S, DMU(Cardiac), AMS, ACS, FASE, FASA

The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

FOUNDERS’ AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY FOR PCHD

Tal Geva, MD, FASE

Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN PERIOPERATIVE ECHOARDIOGRAPHY AWARD

Feroze Mahmood, MD, FASE

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts



CIRCULATION & VASCULAR ULTRASOUND COUNCIL LUMINARY AWARD

Robert Eberhardt, MD, FASE

Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts

ASE Releases Two New Guidelines to Kick Off American Heart Month

Two-dimensional strain echocardiography

February is American Heart Month and ASE has released two new guidelines:

Read the two new guidelines on our Guidelines web page.

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Watch the Free Microlessons in Echocardiography & HCM Series

The Complete Series is Now Available!

ASE’s Microlessons in Echocardiography and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a free online series for anyone interested in learning more about this commonly inherited cardiomyopathy that is often difficult to diagnose. The Microlessons include 15 short learning modules explaining how echocardiography can help assess patients with HCM and determine treatment options. The final module, How to Perform Strain in Patients with HCM, was uploaded to the Microlessons Playlist on ASE’s YouTube channel in December 2023.

Plan Now to Attend ASE’s 35th Annual Scientific Sessions

Register and Reserve Your Hotel Room

Registration and housing are open for ASE’s 35th Annual Scientific Sessions, and members who register early can SAVE! Join colleagues, peers, friends, and fellow echo enthusiasts June 14-16, 2024, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. Download and view the Conference at a Glance for a sneak Peek at ASE 2024’s new, condensed and interactive format.

There are two ways to attend:

  • ASE 2024 In-Person: Registration includes up to 20.75 CME/MOC credits. ASE Members who register by May 8, 2024, can save up to $225!
  • ASE 2024 Virtual: Registration includes live streaming from multiple track rooms and up to 19.5 CME/MOC credits.

Learn more about the available hotel accommodations and book your room after registering.

Apply for Co-Director and Co-Chair Positions for ASE’s Live In-Person and Virtual Courses

Application Deadline: February 12

Along with Course Directors and Chairs, Course Co-Directors and Co-Chairs are instrumental in the implementation and success of live and virtual courses. All applications for available positions can be submitted now through February 12. The ASE Education Committee will review applications and make recommendations to the ASE Executive Committee, who will make the final selection.

ASE Course Co-Director Application

It is current policy that the Co-Director becomes the Course Director after two years and will then serve as the Course Director for two years. The application process for Course Co-Director beginning in 2026 and serving through 2027 is now open for the following ASE courses:

  • Echo Hawaii
  • State-of-the-Art Echocardiography
  • Review Course Virtual Experience
  • Echo Florida

ASE Virtual Co-Chair Application

It is current policy that the Co-Chair becomes the Course Chair after one year, and then will serve as the Course Chair for one year. The application process applies to the following ASE virtual Courses:

  • Advanced Imaging Techniques Virtual Experience
  • Echo in Pediatric & Congenital Heart Disease

Download the FREE Echo for “Cardiac Amyloidosis” Poster

ASE offers a variety of echocardiography and cardiac amyloidosis (CA) resources to help diagnose, treat, and manage the disease. Our latest available resource is a new, FREE poster, focusing on the common echocardiographic imaging findings of CA and red flags that should raise suspicion for its diagnosis. It offers practical points for image acquisition and interpretation, and outlines recommendations for standard reporting of an echocardiogram in a patient with CA. This resource was developed with support from Pfizer Inc. and was created from an article published in the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography titled, “Practical Points for Echocardiography in Cardiac Amyloidosis.”

Interested in ASE Membership for Everyone in Your Lab?

Enroll in ASE’s Organizational Membership!

ASE’s Organizational Membership program is available to companies, labs, and hospitals interested in joining ASE in a simplified, cost-effective way. It enables multiple individuals to easily join ASE at the same time and eliminates the need for individual member applications. Additionally, the program conveniently allows all members to be paid using one invoice and offers a cost saving benefit—for every five new memberships, the sixth membership is FREE.



Each member included in the organizational membership will receive access to the same benefits all ASE members enjoy. Interested? Submit an Organizational Membership application, or contact the ASE Membership Department by emailing ASE@ASEcho.org to learn more.

Benefits of Applying for ASE’s FASE Designation

First 2024 FASE Deadline: February 1

Fellows of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE) exemplify excellence in the field of cardiovascular ultrasound through education, research, leadership, and volunteerism. In addition to being ambassadors for ASE, the credential recognizes the many contributions of experts in the field. Physicians, sonographers/allied health professionals, and scientists/researchers each have requirements determining their eligibility to apply, but all recipients who achieve Fellowship status enjoy a variety of benefits.

The December 2023 issue of Echo magazine features an article titled, Sonographer Career Pathways to FASE: How Can FASE Help Achieve Career Goals and Open Opportunities?, and includes an interview with Chair of the FASE-Training and Certification Advisory Committee, Jennifer Warmsbecker, BS, RDCS, FASE, who offers tips, tools, and insight on the benefits of being a FASE sonographer and how to achieve this goal.



The 2024 application deadlines are the first day of February, April, June, August, October, and December. Questions? Contact FASE@ASEcho.org.