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    I’m writing this blog from the harbor city of Fukuoka, Japan . One of the most populous cities in this beautiful country, Fukuoka is located in the southern part of Japan, positioned across from mainland Asia and closer to Seoul than Tokyo. This is the 3 rd largest city in Japan and I was struck...

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    ASE at EuroEcho

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    ASE is everywhere and today, it is in Vienna ! It all started yesterday as ASE members from around the world flew in (despite a strike by Lufthansa pilots) into Vienna, Austria for the annual EuroEcho meeting held by our European colleagues at EACVI. In true ASE spirit, we hosted a member...

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  • I am writing to you from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at the 10 th Annual WINFOCUS Worl d Congress on Ultrasound in Emergency and Critical Care. ​ WINFOCUS (World Interactive Network Focused On Critical Ultrasound) is an international society dedicated to improving the health of everyone through...

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    Hi ASE Members, Dr. Weissman has allowed me to take over his blog for this post! Greetings from the ASE International Committee. I’m just back from Beijing, where Becky Hahn and I represented the ASE at the 25 th Annual Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology. This is the largest...

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  • I remember it well, just like it was yesterday. I was hanging a poster at the annual ASE Scientific Sessions. I was very proud to have a poster at this meeting and was annoyed the the sides of the poser were not lying flat against the board but I did not have enough push-pins. I think she saw...

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    Hi ASE members, I am writing from sunny Orlando, FL where ASE's 3rd Annual Echo Florida is well underway at a new location, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort. Course Director, Dr. Mike Picard and co-director Becky Hahn have put together a dynamic three day comprehensive echocardiography course....

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    It’s crazy to believe I’ve already been President of ASE for three months. I became a member in 1993 and by 1995 I began volunteering on a committee. From committee member, a few years later I had the opportunity to co-chair and then Chair a committee, then on to the lead the Scientific Sessions,...

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    I am writing you from the Value-Based Healthcare: Summit 2014 at the JW Marriot Hotel in Washington, D.C. It is turning into a great one-day learning opportunity for Cardiology practice managers,medical Lab Directors and public policy makers in Washington. Cardiac imaging’s place in the new payment...

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    Last week, I was able to visit with ASE staff in Morrisville, NC just a short drive from the famous Research Triangle Park. It’s always great to work with people in-person and get a first hand sense of all the things they are doing to keep ASE up and running! I first met with Robin, CEO and Hilary,...

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    ASE has long been aware that our influence does not stop at the US border. International members consists of almost 15% of our membership. This past month, I've traveled to Cancun for the Global Congress of Echo & Cardiovascular Imaging: iMex Imaging Mexico , as well as Echo Nagpur in India...

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    I am writing you from the 'Orange City' - want to guess where I am? No, not someplace in Florida. Southern California hanging with the 'Real Housewives' of Orange County....NO, definitely not southern California!! I am half way across the world in the Orange City of India!!! ...

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  • I just got back from a wonderful meeting (in a wonderful place) and wanted to share it with you. ASE is rapidly becoming an international organization (about 15% of our members are outside the US) and as such, our members are often involved in CV Imaging meetings throughout the world. As your...

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    Boston Begins!

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    Where are you going to be on June 13, 2015? Well, Boston, of course! Why, you ask? Well because I can already tell you that there is going to be one great ASE Scientific Session in a great city with fabulous colleagues. How do I know this? Because I just came from a weekend work...

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    WOW - can you believe it's already been one month since we held our Silver Anniversary Scientific Sess ions in Portland. So many of you have commented on my opening President's remarks that I thought I would share some of it with you here for those that could not attend the session in person....

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    Greetings from DC after a wonderful holiday weekend! There is nothing like celebrating Independence Day in t he Nation’s capital. It’s a special experience but it does remind me how quickly the summer is going by. This fall , ASE will host its 3rd Annual Echo Florida: Contemporary...

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    That's a Wrap

    Today was the final day of a great scientific sessions but first, before I get into that........... I need to thank Jonathan Linder and the entire program committee on putting together an exciting program. Last night we (the faculty, award winners and industry round table partners) had a chance...

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  • Just another great day in Portland at the 25th Annual Scientific Sessions of the ASE. I woke up to more sun, blue sky's and crisp 70 degree weather, realized that I am now a pro at taking the tram around town. The day started with the Weyman Young Investigator award competition and the Feigenbaum...

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    Portland is beautiful! I left 90 degree temperatures and 100% humidity in Washington DC to come to lovely Portland with temperatures in the 70’s, crisp air with the smell of their famous coffee on every street corner. And yes, the meeting is also off to a great start too! We started Saturday early...

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    Welcome back to the ASE President’s blog! I am excited to become your ASE President and am committed to represent you and your interests in cardiovascular ultrasound excellence in quality, education, advocacy and research. I want ASE to be your go-to place for anything related to CV Ultrasound. ...

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President Thomas' Blog

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    Hard to believe that we’re only 2 days away from the 2 nd World Summit on Echocardiography in New Delhi, India (OK, it’s actually in Gurgaon, but who’s heard of that?). I hope some of you will be able to join me and fellow ASE past-presidents Patty Pellikka, Sanjiv Kaul, Roberto Lang, Linda Gillam,...

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    4 th INAecho Meeting, Indonesian Society of Echocardiography Jakarta, Indonesia September 7-8, 2013 Hi, everyone, I’m a little slow in getting this one out, but I wanted to let you all know of some very exciting echo news from Southeast Asia. Patty Pellikka and I were recently invited...

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    Greetings, fellow ASE’ers. I’m in DC today and have just completed an amazing press conference to launch the ASE’s participation in the Choosing Wisely campaign. The what, you ask? Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation, intended to promote...

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    Hard to believe, but even on the last day, we had a packed house at 7 AM for cases in congenital and valvular heart disease, followed by lectures on echo and cardiomyopathies: hypertrophic, infiltrative, and takotsubo syndrome. Bill Armstrong finished before the break with a great reality check on...

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    At 7 AM we were back at it for more cases, followed by advanced topics in contrast echocardiography. After the break, we delved into some more specific applications of echocardiography: dyssynchrony, heart failure, AF, effects of radiation and chemotherapy, aortic disease, pregnancy, and a host of...

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    Wednesday was organized a bit different from the other days, as we decided to give the attendees the morning off for whale watching, snorkeling, or just sleeping in. After some sandwiches at 11:30 AM, we launched into cases on valvular heart disease. My case demonstrated the (not surprising) observation...

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    After the wild times of Monday evening, I wouldn’t have been surprised if a few folks slept in Tuesday, but low and behold, the room was packed for the 7AM contrast case session. Following that came 3 didactic lectures on contrast for left ventricular opacification before launching into the critical...

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    Despite another beautiful day, the 300 attendees at Echo Hawaii 2013 dragged themselves inside for a full morning of systolic and diastolic function. Our course is a REAL international one: Australia (18), Canada (41), China (2), Denmark (2), France (1), Tahiti (1), Hong Kong (3), Japan (11), Korea...

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    Aloha, Y’all!! Greetings from paradise, the beautiful Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel on the Big Island. It’s Sunday, and all weekend long, our faculty and 300+ attendees have been gathering for Echo Hawaii 2013, which begins bright and early at 6:30 tomorrow morning. It’s been a perfect couple...

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    Once again, apologies for my tardiness in posting this, but I wanted to share some news from a very interesting conference I attended this fall. It’s no secret that echocardiography is playing a critical role in guiding percutaneous interventions for valve disease and other structural cardiac defects....

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