Register for the Upcoming Live Guideline-based Webinar on Comprehensive TTE

Join Carol Mitchell, PhD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT(R), ACS, FASE, on Thursday, December 6 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time for an interactive live webinar as she reviews Guidelines for Performing a Comprehensive Transthoracic Echocardiographic Examination in Adults: Recommendations from the American Society of Echocardiography. As ASE’s chair to the guideline writing group, Dr. Mitchell will cover topics such as echocardiography scanning nomenclature, image instrumentation and optimization, scanning maneuvers, optimizing image acquisition, color Doppler, spectral Doppler and grayscale maps and gain. Individuals will gain knowledge about how to adjust instrumentation settings to achieve high quality echocardiography images to improve knowledge for communicating with ultrasound system vendors. Application specialists will learn how to adjust their ultrasound system instrumentation setting to acquire high-quality echocardiography images. Co-Chair, Peter S. Rahko, MD, FASE, will also be available during the Question & Answer portion of the webinar. Earn 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for attending this live webinar event. Registration is free for ASE members. Register online today!

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.

New Resource: Cardiovascular Point-of-Care Imaging for the Medical Student and Novel User

ASE’s latest educational tool, Cardiovascular Point-of-Care Imaging for the Medical Student and Novel User, introduces basic cardiac point-of-care ultrasound concepts for all stages of medical school. The Program Curriculum, which is free for ASE members and nonmembers, is modular in format allowing educators and learners to select the components needed to either enhance their existing ultrasound programming, or to use the modules as a starting point to deliver cardiovascular ultrasound education. Modules include anatomy, integration with the physical exam, pathology, teach the teacher, and testing themes. This new educational resource was developed by an ASE task force, led by Amer Johri, MD, FASE, and is endorsed by ASE partners including WINFOCUS and the Canadian Society of Echocardiography (CSE).

In Case You Missed It: ASE Published Its First Guideline Summary, Featuring Chamber Quantification

The ASE Workflow and Lab Management Task Force has been working to summarize guidelines in order to improve the implementation in echo labs across the country. The first Guideline Summary Document was officially completed in August: ASE’s Recommendations for Cardiac Chamber Quantification in Adults: A Quick Reference Guide from the ASE Workflow and Lab Management Task Force. And coming soon – the Left Ventricular Diastolic Function Guideline Summary!

The October Issue of CASE is Now Available

The latest issue of CASE, ASE’s online case reports journal, is now available. As co-Editor-in-Chief Karen G. Zimmerman writes in her editorial, Wild and Wonderful…. “This issue of CASE continues to both educate and fascinate with the incredible uses of imaging to guide percutaneous therapy. Not long ago, it would have been hard to imagine what we do now to manage cardiovascular disease.” Cases in this issue include percutaneous innovations and interventions, OR outcomes and surprises, unexpected discovery thrombus, and perplexing pediatric cases. On the CASE homepage, test your wits with the latest What is This Image? quiz. Congratulations to Bonita Anderson DMU(Cardiac), MApplSc(Med US), ACS, FASE, FASA, and David G. Platts MBBS, MD, FRACP, FESC, FASE, from The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, for supplying the image and text for this What is This Image?

Final Week! Submit Your Research To Present At Echo Hawaii in 2019

There’s only one week left to submit your basic or clinical research for a chance to present in paradise at the 29th Annual Echo Hawaii, January 21-25, 2019. Submissions are free, and authors chosen to present receive $100 off their conference registration. Selected authors are also entered into a poster competition and have the chance at further prizes and recognition. Visit the website to review all the details for 2019’s Call to Science on the Big Island. Submission will close Thursday, November 1st – don’t miss out!

ASE on the Road at ANCAM’s XVIII National Congress of Cardiology

Are you attending ANCAM’s XVIII National Congress of Cardiology in Mérida, Mexico, October 31 – November 3? Be sure to stop by ASE’s booth to receive 20% off member pricing on ASE’s educational products. We will also include free shipping when you renew your ASE membership at the booth. This is a great opportunity to have staff walk you through your membership benefits and pick up your FREE, updated  ASE Guidelines USB drive. We look forward to seeing you in Mexico.

New ASE Membership Benefit – Echo Headlines

ASE is excited to announce a new, exclusive ASE member benefit, Echo Headlines. This news bulletin, developed in partnership with BulletinHealthcare, will be delivered directly to your inbox on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings. This news service is designed to keep you up-to-date on the most current medical, policy, and research news related to cardiovascular ultrasound. It is synthesized to hit the most significant topics featured in newspapers, TV, radio, and medical journals. A part of ASE’s mission includes sharing timely news information with our members, and Echo Headlines allows us to deliver a quick review of important news so you will feel informed and ultimately provide better patient care.

To ensure that you receive this briefing, please add to your email address book, and remember to view Echo Headlines with the “images turned on.” If you wish to unsubscribe, simply click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any issue of the briefing.

We hope you enjoy Echo Headlines.

ASE’s Next Twitter Journal Club – Tuesday, October 23

Interact with your colleagues in our next Twitter Journal Club on Tuesday, October 23, from 8:00 – 9:00 PM US EST. From CASE, ASE’s Cardiovascular Imaging Case Reports journal, this month’s Twitter Journal Club will review Two Rare Manifestations of Cardiac PapillaryFibroelastoma Presenting with Dyspnea (Christian Alcaraz Frederiksen, MD, PhD, Hans Eiskjær, MD, DMSc, Steen Hvitfeldt Poulsen, MD, DMSc) and A Left Ventricular Papillary Fibroelastoma Presenting as an Acute Coronary Syndrome (Hisham Hakeem, MBBS, Michael Argenziano, MD, FACS, Dennis Katechis, DO, FACC, FASE).

Follow @ASE360, and please plan to join ASE’s journal club, including moderator Dr. Ritu Thamman as she discusses the two cases. Be sure to use the hashtag, #ASEchoJC for all tweets. If you have any questions on this event, please contact Arissa Cooper at

ASE Announces First Cohort in Its New Leadership Academy

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) is pleased to announce that 14 members have been chosen to make up the inaugural class of the ASE Leadership Academy. The Academy is a 24-month program that provides a unique opportunity for ASE members to increase their knowledge and develop a skill set that will help them throughout their careers. The concept for the program is to create a process to mentor and train potential leaders, ultimately creating a pipeline of emerging leaders with specific talents that would be helpful for ASE’s committees and Board of Directors, and in serving in their own respective institutions. Read more here.

Utility of 3D Echocardiography: Promises and Perspectives

From the leading experts in 3D echo including Chair Roberto M. Lang, MD, FASE, check out ASE’s latest 3D educational tool, Utility of 3D Echocardiography: Promises and Perspectives. In this DVD, earn 12 CME as it addresses essential topics in a case-based approach with multiple examples. The DVD begins with history of the technology and moves to the basics of image acquisition and display. Subsequent lectures focus on chamber quantification and valvular heart disease. The use of 3D echocardiography to guide transcatheter interventions is also examined in depth. Finally, a vision for the future of 3D echocardiography, including virtual reality, fusion imaging, and holographic display is presented. Learn more by visiting