The American Society of Echocardiography Education and Research Foundation (ASEF) announced today that it will host Value-Based Healthcare: Summit 2014, on Friday, September 12, 2014, in Washington, D.C. at the JW Marriott hotel. This forum will feature speakers and panelists from across the healthcare spectrum, each offering their unique perspective on the transition to value-based healthcare, with a focus on the role of cardiovascular ultrasound in the changing environment. Read release here.

You’re invited to the Value-Based Healthcare: Summit 2014

Don’t miss your chance to help shape the discussion!

JW Marriott Hotel
Washington, DC

Summit 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Hosted Reception 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Leaders from across the healthcare spectrum will be gathering in our nation’s capital to offer a variety of unique perspectives on the transition to value-based healthcare, with a focus on the role of cardiovascular ultrasound, specifically echocardiography, in this changing environment.  Speakers will include a US Congressman; a director of population health at one of the nation’s premier health systems; the Co-Editor-In-Chief of the first peer-reviewed journal focused exclusively on delivery science and care redesign; and many others.  The full agenda and speaker information can be accessed here, and will be continuously updated as more information becomes available.  Summit participants will include legislators and staffers, private and governmental payers, clinicians, patient advocates, researchers, and industry representatives.

Spanish-language webinar now available

ASE Foundation is excited to announce that we’re adding Spanish-language webinars to our repertoire of translated guideline materials. Dr. Federico Asch recorded  ASE’s first Spanish webinar available for no cost.  Dr. Asch presented “Guidelines for Performing a Comprehensive Transesophageal Echocardiographic Examination” by Hahn et al.  Watch here.

Dr. Charles Schwartz, MD, FASE, wins the ASE Foundation’s ‘Free Hotel Night’ raffle

Dr. Charles Schwartz, MD, FASE, wins the ASE Foundation’s “Free Hotel Night” Raffle at the 25th Annual Scientific Sessions in Portland, Oregon.  Read the story here.

ASE Founder, Dr. Harvey Feigenbaum receives Indiana University President’s Medal

Dr. Feigenbaum was presented with the President’s Medal for Excellence on Monday evening. An Indiana University faculty member since 1962, Feigenbaum has been the leading scientist for decades in echocardiography, the most widely used imaging technique for diagnosing cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Read more about how he pioneered the way for echocardiography and his many accomplishments in the field of medicine here.

Echo AUC app 2.0 available!

The new Echo AUC app 2.0 that incorporates the stress echo algorithms and other echo modalities is now available!

You can download directly from the App Stores or at the follow links:

iOS:  https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/echo-auc/id667351051?mt=8

Android:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.asecho.echoauc

Check it out!

ASE Foundation Plans to Set Portland Aglow

The American Society of Echocardiography Education and Research Foundation (ASE Foundation) will host the Heeling Hearts 5K Glow Walk/Run on Friday, June 20, in downtown Portland. Participants will set the waterfront aglow, starting and finishing at the Portland World Trade Center, an iconic Portland meeting place that overlooks the Willamette River. Read the story here.

Jose Banchs, MD, FASE, creates a “Circle of Giving” with the ASE Foundation

ASE member, Jose Banchs, MD, FASE, is featured in the October issue of Echo for creating a “Circle of Giving” with the ASE Foundation. Read the story here.

ASE Foundation featured in One Heart Magazine

ASE Foundation is featured in One Heart Magazine, a publication covering the major issues of global cardiovascular health and the philanthropic efforts of medical organizations.  Read the story here.

Officer and Board of Directors Slate for 2014

Please vote for the 2014 Slate of Officers and Directors using this ballot. You may only vote for one person for each position. However, you may write in additional nominees in the blank spaces instead of the person nominated.  All write-in nominees must be active ASE members. The new officers and directors will be inducted at the ASE Annual Business Meeting in Portland, OR, on Sunday morning, June 22, 2014. This session is open to all Scientific Sessions registrants. Your ballot must be received by June 1, 2014. Don’t forget to register for the 25th Annual Scientific Sessions.