WHERE CAN I FIND MOC ACTIVITIES? Based on requests from our members, ASE is releasing its first, echo-specific MOC activity titled “ASEUniversity III: Case-based Learning Volume 1," which covers several key topic areas through a study of clinical patient scenarios provided and analyzed by field experts. Topics covered will include new technology, artifacts, valvular heart disease, ventricular size and function, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, congenital heart disease, Doppler, diastolic function, pericardial disease, stress echocardiography and cardiac masses. This activity has been approved for 10 ABIM MOC points towards medical knowledge requirements and will be available for purchase soon on www.ASEUniversity.org. Also look for complementary learning sessions at upcoming live ASE conferences (Echo Hawaii 2014; State-of-the-Art 2014, etc.) that will provide you with interactive discussion time with echo experts to help guide you through the cases found in this online module.
JUST RELEASED: TOOLS FOR THE EVOLVING USES OF CARDIAC ULTRASOUND In October, ASE released a state-of-the-art focused cardiac ultrasound training DVD titled “Focused Cardiac Ultrasound: Fundamental Principles of Acquisition and Interpretation.” This DVD features several interactive sections for flexible presentation, including an easy to navigate DVD menu, a review of cardiac orientation and anatomy, an overview of anatomical landmarks and the transducer positions for parasternal long and short axis, apical, and subcostal image acquisition as well as the anteroapical and posterolateral basal lung views, imaging examples of a wide variety of pathologies, case presentations with discussions, and an interpretation practice section designed to gauge levels of familiarity with the materials presented.
ASE will continue the development of activities for approval under ABIM’s MOC program. In the meantime, you can also visit www.abim.org/mk for a list of approved medical knowledge point options.
REFERENCES > MOC Competencies and Criteria. 2013. www.abms.org/ Maintenence_of_Certification/MOC_competencies.aspx. Accessed August 15, 2013. > Coming January 2014: A More Continuous ABIM MOC Program. 2013. moc2014.abim.org/whats-changing.aspx. Accessed August 15, 2013.
MORE ASE MARKETPLACE UPDATES: EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS FOR YOUR PRACTICE Looking for more great educational products and services from ASE? Look no further. In addition to our upcoming echo-specific MOC activity, ASE is releasing a number of great new items to help you in your practice including posters, textbooks, DVDs and more. Keep reading to find out more.
Not currently performing focused ultrasound? Encourage your colleagues to join ASE to take advantage of our discounted member rate for products and experience everything that ASE has to offer to the field of cardiovascular ultrasound.
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