ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course: Virtual Experience

21st Annual ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course: Virtual Experience

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2020 ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course

After much consideration, the decision has been made to transition the live 2020 ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course to be offered online as a Virtual Experience.

This course will be available starting on Saturday, May 9 and will offer access to recordings and PDF slides of all scheduled presentations, including physics. This is not a live streamed event.

There will be a live Q&A webinar on Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Time, where faculty will answer questions from registrants. Questions can be submitted in advance using a form that will be emailed to all registrants when the recordings are available. Faculty will also answer questions submitted live during the event. The live Q&A sessions will be recorded and available to registrants in the virtual library that you will have access to for three years.

Registration closes on August 20, 2020 at midnight Eastern Time.

ASE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASE designates this activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

ASE has specifically designed the ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course as a preparatory course for the National Board of Echocardiography, Inc.TM (NBE) ASCeXAM® and ReASCE® examinations. Lectures given will emphasize illustrative cases and as such will not be “canned talks” from other cardiovascular ultrasound courses. This review course will cover all aspects of cardiovascular ultrasound essential to these examinations, including physics, valvular heart disease, ischemic heart disease, congenital heart disease, and new technologies. The expert faculty will use case studies, lectures and interactive sessions to help prepare the attendee for the ASCeXAM® or ReASCE® examinations. The Review Course has been designed with the computer-based examination administration in mind.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be better able to:

  • Explain the essential physical principles of cardiac ultrasound.
  • Recognize common ultrasound artifacts and their genesis.
  • Estimate systolic function using standard M-mode and 2D echocardiography, as well as newer modalities such as strain imaging and 3D echocardiography.
  • Identify and quantitate valvular heart disease severity.
  • Describe the application of Doppler in the assessment of hemodynamics and diastolic function.
  • Perform clinically relevant calculations of valve areas and intracardiac pressures.
  • Explain proven techniques for interpreting stress echocardiographic examinations.
  • Differentiate features of cardiac tamponade, constrictive pericarditis and restrictive cardiomyopathy.
  • List appropriate applications of echocardiography.
  • Recognize newer applications of echocardiography such as myocardial contrast.

Registered for the Review Course? Here’s how to access the content for the Review Course Virtual Experience:

The content for this course will be available any time after 9:00 AM (Eastern Time) on Saturday, May 9.   You can access the content at any time after that and as often as you wish for the next three years.  Below are the instructions to log into the new ASE Learning Hub to access all the content.


  1.  Go to and log on to the Member Portal with your username (email) and password.
    a. If you forget your password, simply click “Forgot Password” under the login.
  2. Click on Education menu item and then ASE Learning Hub.
  3. Select the “Go to your Learning Center” option.
  4. You will see the Review Course under the Current tab


  1. Go to and log on with your username (email) and password.
    a. Username: email address
    b. Password: ASE2020 if this is the 1st time accessing the learning hub
  2. You will be asked to reset your password once you have logged in.
  3. Select the “Go to your Learning Center” option.
  4. You will see the Review Course under your tab.

Which web browser should I use to access my content?

We strongly recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. If you are using Safari browser, you will need to turn off the cross site tracking feature. Here’s how to do this:

Open Safari, then click Safari > Preferences in the menu bar. Uncheck the top option, “Prevent crosssite tracking,” and you’re done.

NBE Exam

Click here to be directed to the National Board of Echocardiography to apply to take the exams.

Simulation Exam

Did you know that ASE has an online simulation exam? You may want to take this practice exam either before or after the course to determine where to concentrate your effort.

The ASCeXAM/ReASCE Online Practice Exam Simulation is designed to prepare physicians for the National Board of Echocardiography’s ASCeXAM or ReASCE certification examinations. Developed by renowned experts in the field of echocardiography, the test bank consists of 300 multiple choice questions containing over four hundred images and video. In addition to objective based questions, case studies are included to evaluate your knowledge of the field. During your eighteen week access, you will be given the opportunity to take two simulated exams consisting of one hundred fifty questions each, assessing your skills and knowledge in all areas. You may repeat these exams a total of six times. The grading and feedback for all six attempts will be saved. In addition to an overall grade, a percentage breakdown of your incorrect and correct answers over the five categories will be provided for each attempt, so that you may focus your study accordingly. Feedback includes explanations of the correct and incorrect answers, offering valuable instruction.

To introduce you to the exam format and to ensure that you are comfortable with the method of answering the exam questions, a practice quiz is provided before you begin your attempts at the full exam simulation. You may take this quiz as many times as you wish.

* The educational content of the quiz is just as important as what is contained in the exam simulation.   Click here to learn how to purchase this important self-assessment tool

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) & ASE Live Courses

Review Course

The health, well-being, and safety of our live course attendees is of the utmost importance, and to that end ASE is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. On March 17, 2020, the ASE Executive Committee decided to cancel the live ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course in Boston, MA, on May 9-12 and offer it as a virtual online course. For more information on registering to attend this meeting virtually, click here.

ASE Scientific Sessions

On Tuesday, March 31, the ASE Executive Committee made the decision to cancel the live in-person ASE 2020 Scientific Sessions scheduled to be held in Denver, CO, on June 19-22, 2020.  As of April 29, the Executive Committee and the Scientific Sessions Program Committee are pleased to announce that the ASE 2020: Virtual Experience will take place on August 8-10, 2020 as a live broadcast of significant portions of the originally planned Scientific Sessions content. The format will be different, but the educational and scientific content will be just as exciting as if we were all together in person. This premier echocardiography conference will feature 44 hours of CME! Mark your calendar to join us for this one of a kind cardiovascular ultrasound educational experience. Click here for more information.

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