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.

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RUC – Practice Expense

The American Medical Association (AMA) RUC will be reviewing the practice expense for “rooms” that the RUC and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created. ASE will need to supply invoices for every piece of equipment in the ultrasound room by June 18, 2022.

Click here to gather more information, see how you can help, and view the list of medical equipment included in the Cardiovascular Ultrasound Room.

We need your help in defending the value of this room!

ASE 2022 Early Registration Closes May 10

The 33rd Annual ASE Scientific Sessions will be live and back in-person in Seattle, Washington, at the Seattle Convention Center, June 10 – 13, 2022.

Registration and housing are now open. Register before May 10 to save $100!

After two years of nearly 100% online learning, the ASE 2022 program chairs Sharon Mulvagh, MD, FASE, and Carol Mitchell, PhD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT(R), ACS, FASE, as well as the entire Scientific Sessions Program Committee, are pleased to present a comprehensive program that also allows plenty of time for individualized learning and networking opportunities.

Registration is available in two options:

  • ASE 2022 In-Person: registration includes all the live sessions, choice between 12 tracks, and up to 23 CME/MOC credits. The live sessions are not included in the on-demand content. To claim CME credits from these sessions, you must participate in them live. 44 additional on-demand sessions for up to an additional 52 CME/MOC credits will be available for access for 90 days from Monday, July 11, 2022 to Sunday, October 9, 2022 (75 total CME/MOC credits pending approval).
  • ASE 2022 Virtual: registration includes live streaming from the main plenary room, up to 20 CME/MOC points. Live-streamed content is only available at the time listed in the program. These sessions are not available on-demand. Please double check what time these sessions will be presented in your specific time zone to not miss the presentations. To claim CME credits from these sessions, you must watch them live. 44 additional on-demand sessions for up to an additional 52 CME/MOC credits will be available for access for 90 days, from Monday, July 11, 2022 to Sunday, October 9, 2022 (72 total CME/MOC credits pending approval). 

April CASE – The Thrill of Echo

The latest issue of CASE, ASE’s open access case reports journal, is available and includes “Acquired Dynamic Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction: A Rare Complication of Acute Myocardial Infarction” by Kapil Rajendran, MD, DM, Sivaprasad Kunjukrishnanpillai, MD, DM, DNB, and Baiju Rajan, MD, DM. The CASE Editor-in-Chief, Vincent L. Sorrell, MD, FASE, noted, “This CASE report demonstrates the importance of recognizing that dynamic LVOT obstruction may occur due to the compensation of the hyperkinetic basal LV during an acute myocardial infarction. In their excellent report, Figure 5 shows the acute LVOTO and its resolution during serial echocardiography follow up. Figure 6 emphasizes how the aortoseptal angle may contribute to the likelihood of this complication of an MI. This is something all echo labs need to be aware of.”

Additionally, this issue includes two unusual congenital heart disease cases, three cases highlighting echo’s role in diagnosing cardiac tumors, an uncommon cause of presyncope after bypass, and a rare veterinary case of atrial dyssynchrony in a dog.

The latest editorial from Dr. Sorrell, “#EchoFirst Wins Gold, Silver, and Bronze,” explores parallels with the Olympic Games to highlight the exciting environment, comprehensive array of capabilities, and vital role of teamwork that exemplify today’s echo lab.

Explore the CASE Homepage’s newest feature, Sonographer Sound-Off. This interactive element provides an opportunity for sonographers to share tips and tricks they have learned in everyday practice. Congratulations to Agatha Kwon, BSc (Hon), GradDipCardiacUltrasound, The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Queensland, Australia, for supplying the images and text for the INAUGURAL Sonographer Sound-Off. Email us if you’d like to submit or have questions!

ASE Welcomes Nine New Board Members

ASE is pleased to announce that its membership has elected nine new board members to serve the Society starting July 1, 2022. The 2022 ASE Executive Committee welcomes newly elected Vice President (one-year term) Theodore Abraham, MD, FASE, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, and Secretary (two-year term) Kelly Thorson, DHSc, MSRS, ACS, RDCS, FASE, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Palo Alto, CA.

In addition to the new officers, the following new Board of Directors members were elected to serve two-year terms: Jose Banchs, MD, FASE, FACC, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO (Member at Large); Akhil Narang, MD, FASE, Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, IL (Member at Large); Fadi Shamoun, MD, FASE, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ (Council on Circulation & Vascular Ultrasound Steering Committee Chair); Neha Ringwala Soni-Patel, MEd, RCCS, RDCS (AE/PE), FASE, Cleveland Clinic Children’s, Cleveland, OH (Member at Large); and G. Monet Strachan, ACS, RDCS, FASE, UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, CA (Council on Cardiovascular Sonography Steering Committee Chair). Sujatha Buddhe, MD, MS, FASE, Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (Leadership Academy Representative) and Arthur Labovitz, MD, FASE, Naples Cardiac & Endovascular Center (Retired), Naples, FL (Council on Critical Care Echocardiography Steering Committee Chair) will each serve a one-year term.

Previously elected members of the 2021-2022 ASE Executive Committee transitioning to a new position on the 2022-2023 Board are Stephen Little, MD, FASE, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX (President); Benjamin Eidem, MD, FASE, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (President-Elect); and Raymond Stainback, MD, FASE, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX (Immediate Past President). Cynthia Taub, MD, FASE, Dartmouth Hitchcook Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, will continue serving as Treasurer through June 2024, and Keith Collins, MS, RDCS, FASE, Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, IL, will join the 2022-2023 ASE Executive Committee for a two-year term as the Council Representative.

Directors continuing with their final year of service include Carolyn Altman, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASE, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (Council on Pediatric & Congenital Heart Disease Steering Committee Chair); Anthony Gallagher MHA, FASE, Baptist Health Lexington, Lexington, KY (Member at Large); Leo Lopez, MD, FASE, Stanford Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto, CA (Member at Large); G. Burkhard Mackensen, MD, PhD, FASE, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (Council on Perioperative Echocardiography Steering Committee Chair); Susan Mayer, MD, FASE, Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO (Member at Large); Kian-Keong Poh, MA, MMed, FRCP, FAMS, FAsCC, FACC, FASE, National University Heart Centre, Singapore (International Representative); Thomas Ryan, MD, FASE, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (Past President Member); and Vandana Sachdev, MD, FASE, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD (Member at Large).

ASE thanks the following eight Board members who will complete their service on June 30, 2022: Meryl Cohen, MD, MSEd, FASE, FACC, FAHA, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (Council Representative); Judy Hung, MD, FASE, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (Immediate Past President); Danita Sanborn, MD, MMSc, FASE, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (Member at Large); Vincent Sorrell, MD, FASE, FACP ASIM, FACC, FCMR, University of Kentucky Gill Heart & Vascular Institute, Lexington, KY (Member at Large); Jordan Strom, MD, MSc, FASE, Beth Israel Deaconess, Milton, MA (Leadership Academy Representative); Ritu Thamman, MD, FASE, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA (Member at Large); Matt Umland, ACS, RDCS, FASE, Aurora Health Care, Muskego, WI (Secretary); and Bryan Wells, MD, FASE, Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, GA (Council on Circulation & Vascular Ultrasound Steering Committee Chair).

The current 2021-2022 Board of Directors will meet for the final time at ASE’s 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions in Seattle, WA, from June 10-13, 2022.

ASE Headquarters Closed – April 15

ASE Headquarters will be closed on Friday, April 15. Normal business hours will resume Monday, April 18.

New Grant Opportunity Related to Newly Diagnosed Severe Valvular Heart Disease Patients

The application process for a new funding opportunity of up to $1.1M USD for research is now open. This ASE/ASEF grant opportunity is aimed at examining the impact of embedded echocardiography report interventions on referral patterns and outcomes in patients newly diagnosed by echocardiography with severe aortic stenosis (AS). The presence of severe AS and other forms of valvular heart disease in patients may affect their risk of stroke and mortality. Considering the growth in numbers of patients presenting with AS, ASE is concerned that the diagnosis, referral, and treatment for these patients needs to be optimized to lower overall healthcare costs and increase positive patient outcomes. This study in particular will examine the role of a primary care provider and referral patterns to a cardiac specialist for patients presenting with severe AS, though the study may be expanded to include other forms of severe valve disease.

One grant will be awarded by ASE, through its Foundation, with funding support from Edwards Lifesciences. ASE members will be given priority should the merits of the grant applications be equal. Application closes August 31, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET.

NEW CASE Sonographer Feature!

The CASE Editorial team is excited to announce the latest addition to the CASE homepage, Sonographer Sound-Off. This new interactive element provides an opportunity for sonographers to share tips and tricks they have learned in everyday practice. Congratulations to Agatha Kwon, BSc (Hon), GradDipCardiacUltrasound, The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Queensland, Australia, for supplying the images and text for the INAUGURAL Sonographer Sound-Off. Learn more here.