This year’s ASE Scientific Sessions, to be held on June 11 th through the 14 th in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, an exciting international city that offers a variety of diverse venues. Registration and hotel accommodations can be found on the ASE Website, along with travel information and discounts on travel of up to 20% due to ASE’s new partnership with Star Alliance.
Program Chair Susan Wiegers, MD, FASE has successfully spearheaded a team of ASE sonographer and physician volunteers to craft an educational format that is appealing to all cardiovascular professionals. The primary program tracks include:
Cardiovascular Sonographer— focuses on sonographers’ advancement, leadership, and contributions to patient care and safety. Poor quality studies, pros, and cons of other imaging modalities and quantification will be addressed as well.
Pediatric/Congenital —begins with an echo-surgical pathology correlation symposia on Saturday followed by general pediatric/congenital tracks and finishing with a fetal symposium on Tuesday.
Fundamental Imaging —will focus on assessment and quantification as well as complicated issues that affect cardiovascular ultrasound.
Case-Based Learning —features a broad range of topics using the audience response system.
Additional special interests tracks include the following subjects:
Interventional —an all-day symposia on Saturday focuses on the aortic valve and its root.
French language —topics such as valvular disease and advances in echocardiographic assessment of the left and right ventricles will be illustrated in a case-based format in Montreal’s native language.
Research —original research (submitted abstracts) will be highlighted throughout the program in oral form according to subject matter.
Vascular Imaging —The Vascular Council has put together a content rich program that highlights state-of-the-art techniques and multimodality topics.
Ticketed Breakfast Sessions —limited to the first 40 participants, these offer an intimate and unique learning experience with luminary faculty. Breakfast is included in the price of your ticket ($40).
Educational Sessions—Not to be missed!
TEE for sonographers : Learn basic TEE views, techniques, 3D assessment of the mitral valve, and more.
Edler Lecture and Awards Presentation : The Edler Lecture, given by the incoming president, James D. Thomas, MD, FASE will address the upcoming year. The ASE awards will be presented following the Edler Lecture.
The Great Debate : Luminary faculty face off on the hottest topics in cardiovascular ultrasound, including usefulness of tissue Doppler and when surgery is necessary for asymptomatic mitral regurgitation.
Three of a Kind—An Echo Game : New to the ASE this year, David B. Adams, RCS, RDCS, FASE and Randy Martin, MD, FASE will host a fun and educational event in which the audience will form teams to determine which 1 image/cineloop out of 4 doesn’t match and what theme the remaining 3 images/cineloops have in common.
Educational Summit: Program directors and educational faculty to share their experiences in developing and managing cardiovascular ultrasound educational programs.
Legends Stumping Other Legends: Learn from legends while they share their most unforgettable, challenging and memorable cases.
Annual Feigenbaum Lecture: The Feigenbaum Lectureship is awarded to a young investigator in recognition of significant contribution to research in the field as well as his or her potential to continue at a high level of achievement. Don’t miss the presentation given by Judy Hung, MD, FASE.
2011 Arthur E. Weyman YIA Competition: The Young Investigator’s Award Competition, supported by the National Board of Echocardiography™ (NBE) in honor of their first president, Arthur E. Weyman, MD, FASE, highlights several outstanding young investigators and their research in a competitive manner for first prize.
ASE 2011 Scientific Sessions Wrap-Up: Don’t miss this summary of the leading research submitted to the ASE. It’s full of valuable take-home information.