Don’t Miss Out at ASE 2022!

Among the numerous ASE Foundation activities planned for ASE 2022 are two unique book offerings. ASEF is auctioning early edition, signed textbooks authored by ASE luminaries, Harvey Feigenbaum, MD, FASE, and Liv Hatle, MD, FASE! View the available books and place your bid here. 100% of the winning bids will be treated as charitable donations to the ASE Foundation. More information available here.

The Foundation is also hosting a signing event with ASE’s 2022 Gardin Lecturer, Suzanne Simard, PhD. Dr. Simard will sign copies of her book, Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest, Sunday, June 12 from 9:00 – 10:00 AM PT outside Ballroom 6E in the Seattle Convention Center. Pre-order your copy now to avoid the line in Seattle. Only a limited number of copies will be available for purchase on-site. 100% of the $30 purchase is treated as a charitable donation to the ASE Foundation.

CSE Live Journal Club/ JASE Podcast

In Case You Missed It: Last week, the Canadian Society of Echocardiography live journal club in collaboration with JASE discussed, “Normal Values of Aortic Root Size According to Age, Sex, and Race: Results of the World Alliance of Societies of Echocardiography (WASE) Study” by Patel et al., from the March JASE. Listen here.

Pellikka Named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography

Patricia A. Pellikka, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASE, will become the fourth Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE) on January 1, 2023. She takes the reins from Michael H. Picard, MD, FACC, FASE, who will have served as the EIC for five years. JASE is the flagship journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, published by Elsevier, with a 2020 Impact Factor of 5.251. It is a peer-reviewed journal containing original research, practice guidelines, state-of-the-art review articles, and brief research communications on cardiovascular ultrasound, including new techniques with emerging clinical applications. Read the full press release.

Upcoming Webinar – Pediatric Transesophageal Echocardiography: Intraoperative Communication and Decision Making

The ASE Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Council is continuing its series of webinars discussing and sharing practical tips and tricks in the practice of congenital heart disease imaging.

The next webinar, Pediatric Transesophageal Echocardiography: Intraoperative Communication and Decision Making, will take place on Thursday, May 19, 2022, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM ET. This webinar will be a case-based discussion focusing on the importance of communication to allow for optimal decision making when performing transesophageal echocardiography in the operating room. The presentations will concentrate on cases in which communication and team work were utilized to ensure optimal outcome was achieved.

Moderators: Sowmya Balasubramanian, MD, FASE; and Gregory Tatum, MD, FASE

Speakers: Jolie Britt, MD; Katie Virk, MD; Heidi Cuffee, RDCS; Kevin Wilkes, MD; and Kevin Petit, MD

Panelists: Meryl Cohen, MD, MSEd, FASE; Jennifer Romano, MD; and Jason Williams, MD

Earn 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for attending this webinar.

Registration is FREE for ASE members.

  1. To register, log in to your ASE member portal.
  2. Select the ASE Learning Hub from the top red menu.
  3. Register for the webinar here.

Books, books, books!

The ASE Foundation has two unique book offerings. First is an auction of early edition, signed textbooks authored by ASE luminaries Dr. Harvey Feigenbaum and Dr. Liv Hatle! View the available books and place your bid here. For the winning bids, 100% will be treated as charitable donations to the ASE Foundation. More information available here.

The Foundation is also hosting a signing event with ASE’s 2022 Gardin Lecturer, Suzanne Simard, PhD. Dr. Simard will sign copies of her book, Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest, Sunday, June 12 from 9:00 – 10:00 AM PT outside Ballroom 6E in the Seattle Convention Center. Pre-order your copy now to avoid the line in Seattle. Only a limited number of copies will be available for purchase on-site. 100% of the $30 purchase is treated as a charitable donation to the ASE Foundation.

Housing for ASE 2022 Closes Soon – Book Your Room Today

Plan now to join us in Seattle, Washington, June 10-13, 2022 for the premier cardiovascular ultrasound conference, ASE’s 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions.

Seattle is a sightseer’s paradise and isn’t nicknamed the Emerald City by accident — the greenery is something to behold year-round. From the Space Needle to Pike Place Market, Seattle has so much to offer, including major attractions and unexpected surprises. You can even see the Boston Red Sox take on the Seattle Mariners in a Major League Baseball Game at T-Mobile Park, with sweeping views of Seattle’s skyline, during a three-game series.

ASE has secured a room block at two hotels conveniently located just a two-minute walk to the Seattle Convention Center. Both hotels are attractively priced and within walking distance to Pike Place Market, the waterfront, restaurants, entertainment, and many more attractions.

Sheraton Grand Seattle – Headquarters Hotel

1400 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 USA

The block will be held until May 18, 2022 (5:00 PM PT), or until the block is sold out. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space-available and rate-available basis.

Grand Hyatt Seattle

721 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101 USA

The block will be held until May 22, 2022 (5:00 PM PT), or until the block is sold out. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space-available and rate-available basis.

For more information on making your hotel reservation, please visit ASEScientificSessions.org/Housing

Congratulations to ASE’s Newest FASE

ASE recently welcomed 24 distinguished Fellows of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE) designation recipients! These members have exemplified excellence through education, research, leadership, and volunteerism. They are ambassadors for ASE and recognized experts in their field. Join us in congratulating the newest FASE recipients:

  • Aws Saad A. Almufleh, MD, FASE
  • Muhanad Al-Zubaidi, MBChB, FASE
  • Vidhu Anand, MBBS, FASE
  • Ashish Anil Bartakke, MBBS, DA, FCPS, MD, EDAIC, FRCA(UK), EDRA, FASE
  • Jon M. Christensen, MD, FASE
  • Michelle M. Cordio MEd, ACS, RDCS, RVT, RDMS, FASE
  • Ian Crandall, BS, MS, RCS, FASE
  • Tam Tan Huy Doan, MD, FASE
  • Siddharth Pawan Dugar, MD, FCCM, FASE
  • Lynette L. Gascoigne, BS, RCS, RVT, FASE
  • Elise Hawes, BAS, ACS, RDCS, FASE
  • Dana Elizabeth Godwin Jones, RDCS, RDMS, FASE
  • Victor C. Liu, MD, FRCPC, FASE
  • Kareem Andre Morant, MD, FRCPC, FACC, FASE
  • Ifeoma Onuorah Ezenekwe, MD, FASE
  • Shady Gamal Ouf, MD, FASE
  • Scott L. Purga, MD, FACC, FASE
  • Karl Matthew Richardson, MD, FASE
  • Nicole Simpkins, BS, RDCS (AE, PE), FASE
  • Yoginder Singh, MD, MA, CCT, DCH, FRCPCH, FASE
  • Bradford Ballenger Smith, MD, FASE
  • Jacqueline D. Spicer, RDCS, FASE
  • Jessica Stout, RDCS, FASE
  • Ranjani Venkataramani, MD, FASE

A full list of FASE members can be found on SeeMyHeart.org. Recent new members will be recognized at the annual plenary meeting in Seattle, Washington in June. If you are interested in applying for FASE and being recognized in the field, or would like more information, please visit ASEcho.org/FASE. The next deadline to apply is June 1, 2022.

ASE Needs Your Help – Practice Expense Invoices

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be reviewing the supply and equipment inputs for echocardiography services. ASE needs to provide paid invoices to CMS for every disposable supply and piece of equipment by June 18, 2022.

Click here to see the list of medical equipment included in the Cardiovascular Ultrasound Room. We need your help in defending the value of these expenses.

If you have any questions at all, please contact Irene Butler, Vice President of Health Policy & Member Relations.

ASE 2022 Early Registration Ends Next Week on May 10

Register today to join us at the ASE 2022 Scientific Sessions in Seattle, Washington, June 10-13, 2022. This premier cardiovascular ultrasound conference will address foundational concepts, evolving practice, and research in these areas and more.

  • Challenges of Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Hot Topics in Structural Heart Disease
  • Intracardiac Imaging
  • Stress Echo in Special Populations
  • Multimodality Imaging in Cardiomyopathy
  • Deep Dive into the Atria
  • Veterinary Echo Cases
  • Screening and Diagnosis of Complex Aortic Disease
  • Establishing a Structural Interventional Imaging Program
  • COVID After the Pandemic

Don’t miss the opportunity for individualized learning and networking as the entire cardiovascular ultrasound community comes together again for in-person learning.

The unique, hybrid format encourages in-person attendance, as well as virtual attendance. Be sure to register by May 10 to save $100.

Download the Advance Program to explore all the details of this exciting meeting, and register today to join us in Seattle. Follow us on social media with #ASE2022.

American Society of Echocardiography Will Recognize Eight Award Recipients during its 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), the largest global organization for cardiovascular ultrasound imaging professionals, will recognize eight award recipients at the 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions in Seattle, Wash., June 10-13, 2022.

On Saturday, June 11, during the morning plenary session, ASE will present mentorship, meritorious and ASE Foundation service awards to physicians and sonographers for their many contributions to the field of cardiovascular ultrasound. Awards for lifetime achievement and teaching will be presented at the ASE Foundation Gala on Sunday, June 12.

“These eight deserving individuals have given so much to echocardiography and the field of cardiovascular ultrasound and their work, research and passion doesn’t go unnoticed,” says ASE Chief Executive Officer Robin Wiegerink. “We’re looking forward to celebrating their achievements together in-person during ASE 2022.”

Read about these eight deserving individuals here.