May 23, 2017 — The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) will host its 28th Annual Scientific Sessions, June 2-6, 2017, at the Baltimore Convention Center. The program includes learning opportunities from the basics of clinical imaging, to the most sophisticated advances in microbubble gene delivery, to the determination of the best use of echocardiography in value-driven healthcare. The aim is to translate core concepts and new ideas into applicable frameworks.
The Advance Program is online and can be downloaded. In addition, the ASE Courses App is continuously updated with detailed session information. Attendance at this four-day conference can fulfill certification and accreditation requirements for general medical education or echo-specific CME/MOC content needs.
Geoffrey A. Rose, M.D., FASE, from Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute Charlotte, N.C., is the program chair and has selected international cardiovascular experts to present to an audience of over 2,000 participants. ASE 2017 has a number of sessions that provide a deeper dive into key areas including cardio-oncology, structural heart disease and critical care echocardiography.
- The Value of Echo Summit will explore the cataclysmic changes in the U.S. healthcare system and provide expert opinions on how best to navigate and thrive in this new environment. This special summit is focused on helping the entire cardiovascular ultrasound community understand how their practice is impacted. Registered attendees are invited to bring their hospital administrators and service line leaders to this session free of charge;
- Another feature of the ASE Scientific Sessions is the 2nd annual Echovation Challenge, a competition to showcase novel ideas that have the capacity to enhance the workflow efficiency of cardiovascular ultrasound laboratories while maintaining excellence in patient care. Five finalists will present their approaches to streamlining diagnostics for improved medical decision making;
- Susan E. Wiegers, M.D., FASE, senior associate dean of faculty affairs at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, and immediate past president of ASE, will present the 28th Annual Edler Lecture “The Point of Care”;
- “The Evolution of Contrast Echocardiography: A Journey From Diagnostic to Therapeutic Application,” will be presented by Howard M. Leong-Poi, M.D., FASE, head of the Division of Cardiology at St. Michael’s Hospital and associate professor of medicine at the University of Toronto, as the 18th Annual Feigenbaum Lectur; and
- Valentin Fuster, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, is a guest lecturer and co-chair of the Vascular Council’s symposium “The Coming Storm: Atherosclerosis Imaging.”
ASE 2017 will also feature nearly 50 exhibitors presenting new concepts, technology, devices and research. Participants can take part in interactive demonstrations to gain firsthand knowledge of how devices work and how they will benefit practices or institutions. Top experts in the field will make daily presentations in the Science & Technology Theater and in “chalk talks” held on the show floor. Nearly 400 posters will be presented featuring cutting-edge research on the latest advances in cardiovascular ultrasound or clinical cases illustrating evolutions in patient care. Moderated poster presentations will take place on Sunday and Monday.
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