The 2018 American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions were held in Nashville, Tennessee from June 22 to 26 and were tremendously successful. The American Society of Echocardiography is the world's largest cardiovascular subspecialty association. More than 2,600 attendees from almost 50 countries, enjoyed five-day learning also packed with exciting networking events. Professionals from more than 20 countries presented their research results and 472 summaries were discussed in the conference, involving multiple sessions such as poster presentations.
The conference covered basic courses of echocardiography, clinical and basic applications of various new technologies of echocardiography, as well as multimodality imaging such as CT, MRI and ECT.
One of the highlights of the conference was the application of echocardiography in cardio-oncology, focusing on applying the new ultrasonic technology to the early detection of cardiac lesion caused by oncologic treatments. The conference consisted of multiple sessions and the attendees participated in the discussions.
In addition, the guideline Clinical Applications of Ultrasonic Enhancing Agents in Echocardiography: 2018 American Society of Echocardiography Guidelines Update issued by ASE in March this year was briefed in a special session, providing the latest guidance for future practice.
During the conference, attendees from all over the world gathered together for academic discussion. The article titled Comparative Left Ventricular Systolic Motion Pattern of Patients with Left Bundle Branch Block Pattern authored by both Dr. Di Xu from Geriatric Cardiovascular Department and Dr. Yao Jing from Cardiology Department was accepted as the poster by the conference.