Congratulations to ASE’s 2019 Award Recipients

These award recipients will be honored at the ASE Foundation’s 10th Annual Research Awards Gala, Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Hilton Downtown Portland Hotel, during this year’s Scientific Sessions. Want to show your support for these worthy individuals? Purchase a Gala ticket or buy a table to honor them! Don’t delay, get your Gala tickets online today. Tickets will not be for sale on-site and have sold out every year. Questions about the Gala? Please email Gala@ASEcho.org.

Physician Lifetime Achievement Award
Jae K. Oh, MD, FASE, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Sonographer Lifetime Achievement Award
Jane E. Marshall, RDCS, FASE, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Richard Popp Excellence in Teaching Award
Steven J. Lester, MD, FASE, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

Council on Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Founders Award
Lindsey D. Allan, MD, FRCP, Kings College Hospital, London, UK

Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Echocardiography Award
Solomon Aronson, MD, MBA, FASE,  Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Meritorious Service Award
Mary Alice Dilday, American Society of Echocardiography, Durham, NC

Announcing ASE’s Latest Product: The Echo Formula Review Guide

NOW AVAILABLE! The Echocardiography Formula Review Guide: Native Valves and Intracardiac Pressures pocket guide is now for sale!

What is it?
This unique, spiral-bound, 6″ x 8″ formula pocket guide is a must-have reference for every practicing echocardiographer, imaging trainee, and sonographer. The illustrative cards detail the echocardiographic quantitative evaluation of native valve regurgitation and stenosis, as well as how to determine intracardiac pressures. If you are looking to become more quantitative in your reports, need a refresher on quantifying native valve disease, or studying for boards, this formula handbook will be useful on a daily basis.

What is the price?
Only $20 for members!

Where can you find it?

  • See it on the ASEMarketPlace Store Front under New 2019 Products Now Available.
  • Find it under the Pocket Guidelines in ASEMarketPlace.
  • In the Member Portal, you can find it under 2019 New Products, Exam Prep, and Pocket Guides.

Many other new educational resources have been developed to help you enhance your practice. These low-cost primers are developed with the help of our volunteer content advisors such as the expert clinician Roberto Lang, MD, FASE, from the University of Chicago. There is something for every level of training. Make sure you log into your member portal to receive your discount.

Join Us for ASE’s Twitter Journal Club – Next Tuesday, April 16

Mark your calendar! Interact with your colleagues in our next Twitter Journal Club on Tuesday, April 16, from 8:00 – 9:00 PM US EST as we review Does Presence of Discrete Subaortic Stenosis Alter Diagnosis and Management of Concomitant Valvular Aortic Stenosis?from ASE’s case reports journal, CASE.

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 Arissa Cooper at acooper@ASEcho.org.

Vote for New Officers and Board of Directors

All members are invited to vote for the 2019 Slate of Officers and Directors using this ballot. You may only vote for one person for each position. If you prefer to vote for someone other than the person nominated, you may write in additional nominees in the blank spaces provided. All write-in nominees must be active ASE members. The new officers and directors will be inducted at the ASE 2019 Annual Awards Presentation and Edler Lecture session in Portland, OR, on Saturday morning, June 22, 2019. This session is open to all Scientific Sessions registrants. Your ballot must be received by May 17, 2019. Learn more about each nominee here, and vote today.

One Week To Save $100 for Review Course

Are you planning on sitting for the NBE exam this year, recertifying, or just want to learn more about advanced echocardiography? Please plan to join ASE and the expert faculty for ASE’s Review Course scheduled for May 4-7, 2019, at the Marriott Copley Place, in Boston. The online library of talks is included in the registration fee, so your continued learning is limitless.

This course has been specifically designed as a preparatory course for the NBE ASCeXAM® and ReASCE® examinations. But, even if you aren’t taking the exam this year, you will not want to miss this comprehensive advanced echocardiography training that covers clinical topics like physics, strain, 3D, contrast, ischemic and valvular heart disease, CHD, and more. The Advance Program has all the details. Register before April 5th to save $100. On-site registration is available, however beginning May 4, 2019, all fees will increase an additional $100.

Announcing ASE’s Latest Product: Assessing LV Diastolic Function

Now available on DVD or as an online course, Assessing Left Ventricular Diastolic Function is the latest product developed by ASE experts. It is comprised of case-based lectures followed by case studies. The dedicated lectures include questions on the echo parameters used to asses diastolic function and the physiology of diastology. This educational tool also describes how to best utilize the ASE and EACVI 2016 guideline on diastology. This course offers 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Learn more at ASEMarketPlace.com.

Many new educational resources are being developed by ASE experts to help you enhance your practice. There is something for every level of training. Make sure you log into your member portal to receive your discount.

Vote for New Officers and Board of Directors

All members are invited to vote for the 2019 Slate of Officers and Directors using this ballot. You may only vote for one person for each position. If you prefer to vote for someone other than the person nominated, you may write in additional nominees in the blank spaces provided. All write-in nominees must be active ASE members. The new officers and directors will be inducted at the ASE 2019 Annual Awards Presentation and Edler Lecture session in Portland, OR, on Saturday morning, June 22, 2019. This session is open to all Scientific Sessions registrants. Your ballot must be received by May 17, 2019. Learn more about each nominee here, and vote today.

In Case You Missed It: ASE’s Latest Guideline Summary on Evaluation of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function is Now Online

Following the excellent reception of ASE’s first reference guideline summary, Cardiac Chamber Quantification: An ASE Summary Document, the ASE Workflow and Lab Management Task Force is continuing this series and has finalized their second contribution. The Evaluation of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function: An ASE Summary Document, is available to view now on ASE’s website, and is linked with the full guideline on the Guidelines Search page. The ASE Workflow and Lab Management Task Force endeavors to summarize guidelines to help improve the implementation in echo labs across the country.

Looking to Fulfill Your 2018 MIPS Reporting Requirements? Join the ImageGuide Registry®

There are still two weeks left before the April 2nd CMS deadline for MIPS 2018 reporting. To fulfill your reporting requirements, join the ImageGuide Registry and utilize the nuclear and echo-specific portals to select measures unique to the field of cardiovascular imaging. ImageGuide facilitates data submission for Quality, Improvement Activities, and Promoting Interoperability Categories of MIPS. The ImageGuide team recommends completing your MIPS submission a week prior to the deadline and can offer a personalized walk through to help you navigate your data submission. For more information on MIPS and reporting requirements, please visit the Quality Payment Program Webpage.

Not yet a participant in the registry? Participation is FREE for all U.S.-based ASE physician members. Schedule a walk through today by contacting info@ImageGuideEcho.org.

Save the Date: Tuesday, March 26 is ASE Member Appreciation Day

Plan to join the fun next Tuesday, March 26, as we celebrate the 2nd Annual ASE Member Appreciation Day. Throughout the day, we will be sharing the top reasons why we love our members on Twitter and Facebook. Follow along on Twitter @ASE360 and on Facebook @ASEcho. You can also follow #HeartofASE and #ASEMemberDay.

We would also like to encourage you to join in the fun and share your reasons why you appreciate your fellow ASE Members. Were they a fantastic mentor, teacher, speaker, or co-worker? Whatever the reason, just print this sign, take your picture, and tag us in your post.

Thank you for being a member of ASE. Our community of members is strong, vital, and impactful. You are changing the world by improving patient care! We look forward to being of service in the year ahead.