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AAES Member Takes 2nd Place in ASE "Echovation Challenge 2017"

If you attended our May mini-conference, you will recall Michael Owen’s presentation of his new smartphone app, EchoToday, designed to assist in the assessment of diastolic dysfunction and valvular pathologies. We are happy to announce that, at the 2017 ASE Scientific Sessions, the recent ACC RDCS graduate was recognized by ASE as the second place winner of “Echovation Challenge 2017.” Submissions were received from around the world and Michael was the only non-physician among the top 5 finalists.

“The theme for 2017 was ‘Streamlining Diagnostics for Augmented Medical Decision Making,’ which could be any small step in the workflow or in instrumentation, perhaps improvements in hardware or software – whatever accelerates the time to come to a diagnosis, so clinicians can spend more time with patients to personalize a therapy of choice.” (ASEcho.org)

Michael cited our very own Janet Barlow as a large part of his inspiration to pursue this project. We are very proud of Michael and his innovative thinking that will soon be making life easier for us all! The app will be launching soon. If you are not already on Michael’s email list for updates, visit www.iEchoToday.com to sign up so you can be among the first to try out his award-winning “echovation!”

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Save these dates!

As we do every year, in 2017 AAES will present four quarterly mini-conferences, each of which will be a unique educational opportunity and a chance to connect with your local echo community. The 3 CMEs earned by attendees are the icing on the cake!

AAES Mini-conferences are held on Saturdays, from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM, at the ACC Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Road, Building 8000, Room 8362 (3rd floor), Austin, TX 78702.

Mark your calendars:

  • February 18, 2017 (Note: Room Change, 8500 Multipurpose Hall)
  • May 13, 2017 (this conference will also be our yearly Business Meeting)
  • August 19, 2017
  • November 11, 2017