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Take part in “Get a Peer. Get a Prize.” for your chance to win a free registration to ASE 2015

Referring a peer to join ASE is now more of a win-win than ever! ASE is introducing its new “Get a Peer. Get a Prize.” campaign and wants you to join in on the fun. As a member of ASE, you already know which membership benefits are the most meaningful to you. Now, by referring a peer you will be entered to win great prizes, such as a free registration to ASE 2015 in Boston, MA and three free hotel nights, while your friend or colleague will receive the many benefits of ASE. Learn more about how you can help strengthen ASE and the echocardiography field by being a part of this campaign today. Visit for all of the details.

Get your tickets for the 6th Annual Research Awards Gala before they are sold out!

Join the ASE Education and Research Foundation on Saturday, June 13 for its premier fundraising event of the year! Tickets are now available for the 6th Annual Research Awards Gala – hosted with a theme of “Revolutionizing Research” and to be held at the Fairmont Copley Place in Boston during the ASE 26th Annual Scientific Sessions. Along with an evening of fine dining and dancing, the Gala will also celebrate the accomplishments of awardees and the dynamic field of cardiovascular ultrasound. By purchasing tickets to this event, you will be directly supporting echo research funding and the continued advancement of our field. Additionally, a portion of all Gala tickets are U.S. tax deductible. All prior Galas have sold out; purchase your tickets today.

ASE would like to congratulate its 2015 award winners

The following award winners will be honored at the ASE Education and Research Foundation’s 6th Annual Research Awards Gala, Saturday, June 13, in Boston, MA during ASE’s  26th Annual Scientific Sessions:

  • Physician Lifetime Achievement Award – Steven A. Goldstein, MD, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
  • Sonographer Lifetime Achievement Award – Margaret (Peg) Knoll, RCS, RDCS, FASE, University of California – Irvine Health, Orange, CA
  • Meritorious Service Award – Roberto M. Lang, MD, FASE, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Richard Popp Excellence in Teaching Award – Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, MD, PhD, FASE, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Echocardiography Award – Michael K. Cahalan, MD, University of Utah Health Care, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Council on Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Founder’s Award – Hugh D. Allen, MD, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX


Read release here.


Read release here.

Two new guideline documents from ASE now available

As we start 2015, ASE plans to deliver a series of important documents that are in line with ASE’s mission of education and high standards for the practice of Echocardiography. You’ll notice in the January issue of JASE two new guideline documents from ASE – “Recommendations for Cardiac Chamber Quantification by Echocardiography in Adults: An Update from the American Society of Echocardiography and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging,” and “Guidelines for the Use of Echocardiography as a Monitor for Therapeutic Intervention in Adults: A Report from the American Society of Echocardiography.

Both guideline documents are currently available on the Journal of American Society of Echocardiography (JASE) website.  In addition, all ASE guideline documents can be accessed at

Donate to ASEF’s Annual Appeal

You can make your year-end gift to the ASE Foundation online right now! It’s a quick, easy process that will make a huge difference for the future of echo. Remember, the last day to donate to the 2014 Annual Appeal is December 31, 2014.

Join us for State-of-the-Art Echocardiography

Warm up this winter in Scottsdale, AZ, February 21 – 24 for the 28th Annual State-of-the-Art Echocardiography educational course. An updated “Recommendations for Cardiac Chamber Quantification by Echocardiography in Adults” will be released in January. The preconference Learning Lab: A Road to Comprehensive Quantification will explore the new guideline in-depth with the lead author of the Guideline, Roberto Lang, MD, FASE. This session features hands-on learning on computers including Chamber Quantification measurements on LV and RV Dimensions, 2D and 3D LVEF, and LA Volume. In addition, there will be a focus on Doppler calculations and valve assessments. Strain, cardio-oncology, and LVAD’s will also be briefly addressed. The Learning Lab seating is limited to allow each participant ample time with the faculty. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn directly from the master. The main conference also features sessions on ASE’s new Contrast Guidelines and Diastolic Function Guidelines. Register for State-of-the-Art Echocardiography now.

Proposed Rule seeks to ensure continued viability of Medicare ACO Program

CMS recently made available a Proposed Rule setting forth a number of changes to the Shared Savings Program (SSP) for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).  ASE has developed a summary of the major changes in the Proposed Rule and addressed some interesting information about ACO performance thus far.