FAQs

How do I access the content for the Review Course: Virtual Experience?

Registration is required to receive access to the Review Course: Virtual Experience. The content for this course will be automatically loaded into your profile on ASE Learning Hub, and will be available any time after 9:00 AM (Eastern Time) on Saturday, May 8, 2021.  You can access the content at any time after that and as often as you wish, until the content expires on May 2, 2022.  Below are the instructions to log into the ASE Learning Hub to access all the content, once it’s available:

  1. Click Here to login to your ASE Learning Hub account. Enter your username (email used to register) and password. If you forget your password, simply click “Forgot Password” under the login.
  2. Select the “Go to your Learning Center” option from the home screen. It’s the blue rectangular button on the right.
  3. You will see the Review Course under the Current tab.

*If you are a first time user of the ASE Learning Hub, it is recommended to login to the platform prior to course start date. If you experience any technical difficulties or have additional questions, please contact us by submitting a Help Desk ticket here 

Which web browser should I use to access my content?

We strongly recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Internet Explorer is NOT recommended and may cause problems. If you are using Apple 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.

What is the deadline to register?

Registration will close at 11:59 PM ET on Saturday, July 31, 2021.

How long will I have access to the content provided?

Access to the content on ASE Learning Hub will expire on May 2, 2022.

What is the ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course: Virtual Experience?

This experience will be available on Saturday, May 8, 2021 and will offer access to recordings and PDF slides of all scheduled presentations, including physics. ASE has specifically designed the ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course as a preparatory course for the National Board of Echocardiography, Inc.™ (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, strain and 3D imaging, contrast echocardiography, ischemic heart disease, congenital heart disease, and more. The expert faculty will use case studies and lectures to help prepare attendees for the ASCeXAM® or ReASCE® examinations. The Review Course has been designed with the computer-based examination administration in mind.

Learning Objectives
• 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, diastolic function and heart failure.
• 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 and 3D echocardiography.

What is the cost of the 2021 ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course: Virtual Experience?

Click here for information on how to register.

What if I want to cancel my registration?

If you wish to cancel your participation in the ASCeXam/ReASCE Review Course: Virtual Experience, your registration fee will be fully refunded when written notification is received by May 7, 2021. After that date, a refund less a $25 administrative fee will be issued provided you have not accessed the content online. Once you have accessed the content that is available on May 8, 2021, we will be unable to refund your registration fee. Refunds will be processed within 5-7 business days and will be issued back to the original payment method. Registration for any ASE course is non-transferable to another participant or another course. To cancel your participation, please email ASEVirtual@ASEcho.org.

*Membership dues are non-refundable or transferable if you cancel your 2021 ASCeXam/ReASCE Review Course: Virtual Experience registration.

What are the system requirements to access ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course: Virtual Experience?

All you will need is your computer and a stable and reliable internet connection. This is essentially no different to watching a video on YouTube. If you can watch YouTube, then you will be able to stream on the website with no problems. 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.

Will there be a Live Q&A session?

The expert faculty will host two 2-hour live Q&A sessions on Saturday, July 10, 2021, from 10:00AM – 12:00 PM ET, and 12:30 – 2:30 PM ET. This will be another opportunity to review additional board type questions, different from those found in the course. It is also a time for faculty to answer your specific questions, review course material, and dive deeper into certain subjects. These live Q&A sessions are included with your course registration, and will be included in the total CME credits awarded. More information on these sessions can be found here.

What if I am not able to participate in the Live Q&A Sessions?

The live Q&A sessions will be recorded and made available to all those registered for the virtual event.

Will I be able to claim CME and MOC for participating in this virtual experience?

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 28.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 28.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. For more information, click here. The CME evaluation will be available starting at 2:30 PM ET on July 10, 2021.

 

Do I need to watch the content on May 8, 2021, in order to claim CME credits?

Since the content will be available on-demand starting on May 8, 2021, all registered participants will be able to view the material as many times as they would like until May 2, 2022. The CME evaluation will not be available until the live Q&A sessions end at 2:30 PM ET on July 10, 2021.

I purchased the Online Simulation Exam with my course registration.  How can I access this tool?

If you have purchased a copy of the Online Simulation Exam, an email with instructions to access will be sent to the same email address used to purchase. Access is valid for 18 weeks from the first time your log into the tool.

If you have already registered for the Review Course and would like to add the Simulation Exam, you may do so by clicking here and then clicking the white “Manage Registration” box in the upper right corner of the screen.

Who Should Attend the Virtual Experience?

This course is designed for physicians interested in sitting for the ASCeXAM® (Examination of Special Competence in Adult Echocardiography) or the ReASCE® (Recertification Examination of Special Competence in Adult Echocardiography), as well as physicians and sonographers interested in a board review of cardiovascular ultrasound.

Is the Board Exam still taking place in July?

NBE is planning to hold the exam on July 20, 2021.  For more information and updates, visit their site at www.echoboards.org.

I have more questions. Who can I contact?

Need help? Send us a message using this form, or call ASE at 919-861-5574 (press 3 for meetings) if you have more questions.