Read release here.

Congratulations to ASE Past President, Sanjiv Kaul, MD, FASE

ASE’s past president, Sanjiv Kaul, MD, FASE, from the Oregon Health & Science University, will receive one of the American Heart Association’s highest honors.  He is being named the 2015 James B. Herrick Awardee for his scientific achievements which have contributed profoundly to the advancement and practice of clinical cardiology. He is the first echocardiographer to be honored in this manner. The award will be presented at the AHA’s Scientific Sessions Annual Conference on Saturday, November 7, 2015 in Orlando, FL.

New Cardiology Clinical Concepts Guide

CMS is launching the ICD-10 Clinical Concepts Series for specialties. Posted on the CMS ICD-10 website, each guide in the series compiles key information from the Road to 10 online tool in a PDF format that can be readily shared, emailed, posted to websites, and printed.

Visit the CMS ICD-10 website and for the latest news and resources to help you prepare.

ABIM Changes MOC Policy

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Board of Directors has unanimously approved a policy change in response to concerns from program directors, society leadership and others in the internal medicine community regarding the link between Maintenance of Certification (MOC) enrollment and certification status. Effective immediately, diplomates who are meeting all other programmatic requirements will not lose certification simply for failure to enroll in MOC. They will be reported as “Certified, Not Participating in MOC” if they choose not to enroll in the program. For more information visit ABIM’s blog here.

ASE Members who obtain MOC credit via ASEUniversity or any of ASE’s Live Courses have their MOC credits transferred to ABIM free of charge.

New Guidelines Aims to Optimize Imaging Strategies for “Holes in the Heart”

Read release here.

Recommendations Aim to Improve Care for Heart Failure Patients with LVADs

Read release here.

Remember to Sign Up for ASE’s August Live Guideline-based Webinar

Join Raymond Stainback MD, FASE, Medical Director, Non-Invasive Cardiology of the Texas Heart Institute, on Wednesday, August 19 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time for an interactive live webinar, as he reviews the ASE publication: Echocardiography in the Management of Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Recommendations from the American Society of Echocardiography.

During this live webinar, provided by ASE, Dr. Stainback will describe the current FDA-approved surgically implanted long duration left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) and list the five distinct phases of care in which echocardiography is used for LVAD patient management. He will locate within the LVAD guideline, the pertinent echo exam protocol and safety concerns associated with each phase of care. Be sure to reserve a spot now so you do not miss out on this opportunity for exclusive echocardiography updates and CME.

To ensure your FREE registration for this event, please follow these three simple steps:

  1. Log on to your ASE Member Portal with your ASE username (email) and password.
  2. Select “ASEUniversity and CME Credits” on the left.
  3. Once logged on to ASEUniversity, select “Live Webinars” on the left and “Register” found in the Live Webinar Event Summary.

ASE Congratulates Members Who are Among the First to Achieve the Advanced Cardiac Sonographer Designation

Read release here.

Echocardiography Experts Receive Special Distinction

Read release here.

Still need to claim CME from ASE 2015?

Learn how to claim your CME from ASE 2015 here.

ASE Headquarters – COVID-19 Update

Beginning March 26, 2020, the county where the ASE Headquarters is located is under a government order to “Stay at Home” due to the spread of the coronavirus. These “Stay at Home” recommendations continue to be in effect and depend on the infection rates in the County/State. ASE will keep all but essential personnel telecommuting until a time when it is judged safe to return to work. We are not suspending or closing operations; our employees will remain working and providing excellent customer service to our members and the cardiovascular ultrasound community. However, ASE will slightly modify its official open hours to 9 AM – 4 PM Eastern TimeMonday-Friday. Should you need to get in touch with a staff person, call our main office at 919-861-5574 and a phone list by department will be available. A staff directory is also available here. All general questions can also be sent through Thank you and our best wishes for your continued safety.