The American Society of Echocardiography is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASE recognizes courses as supplements to formal training in an established echocardiographic laboratory. For more information about a course, please call the number listed. To list a course in the Continuing Education and Meeting Calendar, send the date(s), title, location, sponsor, course director(s), and contact information to ASE, Attn: Cheryl Williams, 2100 Gateway Centre Boulevard, Suite 310, Morrisville, NC 27560; Tel: 919-861-5574 x7160; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Ongoing courses, preceptorships, accredited programs and schools will be listed only once a year. Please refer to the ASE Web site, www.asecho.org , for a complete listing of course offerings.
March 16–17, 2012. 18 th Annual Pediatric Echocardiography Conference: From the Womb to the World – Advanced Fetal and Pediatric Echo for Sonographers . JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead, Atlanta, GA. Co-sponsored by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and ASE. Course director: Derek A. Fyfe, MD, PhD, FASE. Contact: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Tel: 404-785-7744; E-mail: email@example.com ; Web site: www.choa.org/cmeevents .
March 21–23, 2012. Florida Valve 2012: Cardiovascular Practice Transformation. Waldorf Astoria Orlando – Hilton Bonnet Creek, Orlando, FL. Sponsored by UPMC and endorsed by ASE, SCAI, Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Journal of Heart Valve Disease. Course directors: Vinay Badhwar, MD and Randolph Martin, MD, FASE. Contact: UPMC Center for Continuing Education. Tel: 412-647-7050; Fax: 412-647-8222; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Web site: ccehs.upmc.com/liveFormalCourses.jsf .
April 19–21, 2012. 3 rd Multimodality Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging Symposium, Natcher Center on the National Institutes of Health Campus, Bethesda, MD. Hosted by SNM. Co-sponsored by ASE, World Molecular Imaging Society, Bioscan and RSNA. Program Chair: Albert Sinusas, MD. Contact: Erin Lyons. Tel: 703-652-6789; E-mail: email@example.com ; Web site: www.snm.org/cvmi2012 .
April 22–24, 2012. 2012 ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course . Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA. Jointly sponsored by ASE and the ASE Foundation. Course Chair: Gerard P. Aurigemma, MD, FASE. Deidre Lewis. Tel: 919-297-7171; Fax: 919-882-9900; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Web site: www.asecho.org/education .
April 26–29, 2012. 9 th Annual Team Echocardiography ® : The Heart of Cardiovascular Medicine . The Westin, Hilton Head Island, SC. Co-sponsored by ASE and Wake Forest School of Medicine in collaboration with Aurora Health Care. Course directors: Bijoy K. Khandheria, MD, FASE; Pamela R. Burgess, BS, RDCS, RDMS, RVT, FASE; and Frederick W. Kremkau, PhD. Contact: Wake Forest School of Medicine. Tel: 336-716-4505; Fax: 336-716-2447; E-mail: cmu@WakeHealth.edu ; Web site: www.WakeHealth.edu/ultrasound .
May 2–4, 2012. 14 th Annual Echocardiography Conference: State-of-the-Art 2012 . The Roosevelt Hotel, New York, NY. Co-sponsored by Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and ASE. Course Director: Rebecca Hahn, MD, FASE. Contact: Columbia University. Tel: 212-305-3334; Fax: 212-781-6047; E-mail: email@example.com ; Web site: columbiacme.org .
May 5, 2012. 2012 Chicago Sonographer Update . McDonald’s Hamburger University/Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook, IL. This program is supported by Children’s Memorial Hospital (becoming Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago in June 2012) and sponsored by ASE. Course Directors: Luciana Young, MD, FASE and Kaliope Berdusis, MBA, RDCS, FASE. Contact: Beth Woloski. Tel: 919-297-7157; Fax: 919-882-9900; E-mail: SonoUpdate@asecho.org ; Web site: www.asecho.org/education .
May 24–27, 2012. Sights and Sounds of Echocardiography in the Heart of the Big Apple . New York Marriott Marquis, New York, NY. Jointly sponsored by ASE and MedMeetingsEtc., Ltd in cooperation with Aurora Health Care, New York State Chapter of ACC, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York University, and Stony Brook University Medical Center. Program Directors: Itzhak Kronzon, MD, FASE; Bijoy K. Khandheria, MD, FASE; Smadar Kort, MD, FASE; Roberto Lang, MD, FASE; Natesa G. Pandian, MD; and Muhamed Saric, MD, PhD, FASE. Contact: Denise Mezydlo. Tel: 414-649-5616; Fax: 414-385-7158; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Web site: www.asecho.org .
June 30–July 3, 2012. ASE 23 rd Annual Scientific Sessions — Cardiovascular Imaging: A Disease and a Patient-Based Approach . Gaylord National, National Harbor, MD. Jointly sponsored by ASE and the ASE Foundation. Course Chair: Sherif F. Nagueh, MD, FASE. Contact: ASE. Tel: 919-861-5574; Fax: 919-882-9900; E-mail: email@example.com ; Web site: www.asescientificsessions.org .
August 10–12, 2012. ECHONAGPUR 2012 . Nagpur, India. Organized by Nagpur Echo Summit and CSI Vidharbha Chapter, Nagpur. Endorsed by ASE. Course Director: Shantanu Sengupta, MD, FASE. Contact: Event Manager. Tel: +91 9923190925; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Web site: www.echonagpur.com .
October 6–10, 2012. Echo Florida . Disney’s Contemporary, Buena Vista, FL. Jointly sponsored by ASE and the ASE Foundation. Course Chair: Michael H. Picard, MD, FASE. Contact: Deidre Lewis. Tel: 919-297-7171; Fax: 919-882-9900; E-mail: email@example.com ; Web site: www.asecho.org/education .
October 25–27, 2013. Second Echocardiography Societies World Summit . New Delhi, India. Sponsored by ASE. Course Chair: J.C. Mohan, MD and Partho P. Sengupta, MD, MBBS, DM, FASE. Contact: Rhonda Price. Tel: 919-297-7159; Fax: 919-882-9900; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Web site: www.asecho.org/worldsummit .