Highlights from the 28 thAnnual American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions, June 2-6, 2017 Baltimore, Maryland

ASE 2017-2018 Board of Directors and Society leaders gathered for their annual meeting in Baltimore.

2016-2017 ASE President, Allan L. Klein, MD, FASE (right) with the 2017 ASE Scientific Sessions program chair Geoffrey A. Rose, MD, FASE (left).

ASE’s Immediate Past President, Susan E. Wiegers, MD, FASE , Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, delivered the 28 th Annual Edler Lecture “The Point of Care.”

A highlight of ASE 2017 was the Value of Echo Summit. Here ASE Past President Neil J. Weissman, MD, FASE , presented “Bundling and Episodes of Care: Where Does Echo Fit In?”

Victor Mor-Avi, PhD, FASE , University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL, presented “Noninvasive Assessment of the Hemodynamic Significance of Coronary Stenosis Using Fusion of 3D Echocardiography and Cardiac Computed Tomography.” This presentation detailed the results of the ASE Foundation Research Grant he received in 2014.

Taking advantage of the close proximity of Baltimore to Washington, D.C., ASE Hill Day, organized by the ASE Advocacy Team headed by Committee Chair Michael L. Main, MD, FASE (back row, third from the left), gave ASE members an opportunity to meet with their elected officials to advocate on behalf of their patients and to ensure the voice of the cardiovascular ultrasound community is heard in the ever-changing healthcare environment. First row: Smadar Kort, MD, FASE ; Second Row (left to right): Judy Rosenbloom, RDCS, FASE, Paul Braum, BS, RDCS, RCS, RVT, RVS, ACS, FASE, Hollie D. Carron, RDCS, FASE, Lyna F. El-Khoury Rumbarger, BS, ACS, RDCS, RCCS, FASE ; Third row (left to right): Michelle Bierig, MPH, RDCS, FASE, Neha A. Soni-Patel, BS, RDCS, FASE, Linda Gillam, MD, FASE, Cynthia Taub, MD, FASE ; Fourth row (left to right): James N. Kirkpatrick, MD, FASE, David H. Wiener, MD, FASE, Anthony Gallagher, MHA, FASE ; Fifth row (left to right): Peter S. Rahko, MD, FASE, Basant Arya, MD, FASE, Michael L. Main, MD, FASE, Geoffrey A. Rose, MD, FASE . Not pictured: Sangeeta Shah, MD, FASE .

We were honored to have Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD (center), Director of the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, Mt. Sinai, New York, NY, as a member of the ASE 2017 Faculty. He is shown here with (left to right): Jonathan R. Lindner, MD, FASE, Allan L. Klein, MD, FASE, Neil J. Weissman, MD, FASE, and Geoffrey A. Rose, MD, FASE .

The afternoon Chalk Talk on Monday featured Dale Burkett, MD, Shahryar M. Chowdhury, MD, Michael V. DiMaria, MD, FASE, Wyman W. Lai, MD, MPH, FASE, Beth F. Printz, MD, PhD, FASE , and Ritu Sachdeva, MBBS, FASE , discussing “Choosing an Academic Career in Pediatric Echo.”

The Echovation Challenge 2017 competition featured five teams who presented their projects, ranging from an app to facilitate adoption of the diastology guidelines, to solutions to improve echo reporting and enhance endocardial visualization. Team ReVISION (center), from Hungary, was awarded first place for their method to enable a more robust understanding of right ventricular function. Team Echo Today (right) took home the second place and Team Diagnostic Guidance (left) placed third.

Representatives from ASE’s International Alliance Partners, along with ASE leaders, enjoyed the International Round Table discussion at ASE 2017. ASE currently has 23 International Alliance Partners.

The finalists in the 2017 Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator’s Award Competition, supported by NBE, shown here left to right were: Jang-Won Son, MD, PhD , Yeungnam University Medical Center, Daegu, South Korea; Darae Kim, MD , Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Seoul, South Korea; Geraldine Ong, MD , Cardiovascular Research Foundation, New York, NY; and YIA winner Federico Moccetti, MD , Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR.

Apr 15, 2018 | Posted by in CARDIOLOGY | Comments Off on Highlights from the 28 thAnnual American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions, June 2-6, 2017 Baltimore, Maryland

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