HOME   >   About AAE   >   AAE Countries

AAE Countries

Chinese Society of Echocardiography
On behalf of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), the Chinese Society of Echocardiography (CSE) and the Chinese Medical Association (CMA), we are very privileged to invite you to the Third World Summit on Echocardiography (3rd WES) to be held on this September in Beijing, China.
This meeting will feature an advanced scientific program with participation of specialists both home and abroad to share and distribute most up-to-date information of ultrasound to all participants from different parts of the world. This conference will give clinicians and scientists worldwide the opportunity to meet, exchanging experiences and explore minds to apply new developments to everyday clinical practice.
All sessions will be led by expert echocardiographers from North America, Europe, China , Central and South America, Japan, Korea, and India, China, Canada, New Zealand creating a diverse and robust teaching environment. Join your colleagues for these cutting-edge sessions and unique networking opportunities in the beautiful city of Beijing.

Indian Academy of Echocardiography
The Indian Academy of Echocardiography is an organization of professionals committed to excellence in cardiovascular ultrasound and its application to patient care through education, training, advocacy, research, innovation, and service to our members and the public.

Echo can be Transthoracic or Transoesophageal. Echocardiography tells about function of heart, health of its valves, any tumours or masses, disease of its muscle, collection of water, pressures inside heart, birth or congenital defects, embolism.

Japanese Society of Echocardiography
The Japanese Society of Echocardiography (JSE) is a professional organization of physicians, cardiac sonographers and scientists focused on echocardiography or the use of ultrasound for evaluation of cardiovascular systems. JSE has grown to the organization comprising about 5300 members since it was founded by Dr. Junichi Yoshikawa in 1989. He envisioned JSE as a society which could contribute to the promotion of human health by supporting cardiovascular ultrasound science, provide academic opportunities to learn patient care using ultrasound and achieve high-level of cardiovascular healthcare research. Since its foundation, there have been great contributions to bring JSE to what it is today by a number of doctors: Dr. Kunio Miyatake, the second president of JSE, made tremendous efforts in strengthening educational aspects, Dr. Shintaro Beppu, the third president, avidly promoted interactive communications with foreign societies, and Dr. Kiyoshi Yoshida the forth president, made JSE develop and reach maturity.

JSE publishes JOURNAL OF ECHOCARIOGRAPHY quarterly to present impressive researches. Besides, the structural Heart Disease certification program was launched in 2013. This aims to contribute to the results of catheterization by educating and training doctors in the structural Heart Disease training session. JSE enjoys active exchanges with international cardiovascular ultrasound organizations, especially with the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), the Korean Society of Echocardiography (KSE), the Asian-Pacific Association of Echocardiography (AAE) and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI). JSE's members are much inspired and stimulated by participating in international scientific sessions and experiencing the world-level echocardiography.

Korean Society of Echocardiography
The Korean Society of Echocardiography (KSE) is an academic society with a 22-year-old history.

Since the first introduction of echocardiographic equipment in 1968 to the Republic of Korea, creation of the KSE had been increasingly recognized. After a successful host of 4th APCDE (Asian-Pacific Conference on Doppler and Echocardiography) in Korea in 1991, the enthusiasm to establish the KSE was further grown and the foundation of KSE was finally achieved and announced in 15th, February, 1993. Since 1993, the KSE has provided opportunities to cardiologists as well as internists and physicians to improve knowledge in the field of cardiovascular images and more importantly patient care. The KSE was officially entered into the Korean Medical Association as an associate member in 1996 and now an effort to become a regular member is being increasingly made.

Elected as the first president, vice president, and secretary were Prof. Sam-Su Kim, Prof. Ok-Kyu Park, and Prof. Jong-Hwa Bae, respectively. The first chief director, Prof. NamSik Chung, was elected in 2001.
At present, the structure of the KSE consists of the executives (president, vice president, chairman, managing Editor, and auditors), the board of directors and thirteen committees, and 2258 members.

The KSE is holding the scientific meeting, symposium, and educational lectures periodically. The first scientific meeting was held in April, 1993 and after that it was held annually, resulting in total 38 scientific meetings being held till now. Educational lectures have been given 14 times and echocardiographic symposia have been held more than 50 times. From the annual scientific meeting in 2009, in order to instill enthusiasm into the heart of young cardiologists, the KSE has generated the Young Investigator Awards to be granted to cardiologists aged less than 40 years who are recognized for outstanding researches in the field of cardiovascular images.

In addition to the domestic scientific meetings, members of the KSE have actively participated in international meetings including the American Society of Echocardiography and the European Society of Echocardiography. Thanks to the efforts made by all members of the KSE to improve the position of the KSE in the world, the KSE hosted the 15th APCDE (Asian-Pacific Congress on Doppler Echocardiography) in April, 2011 and 2nd AAE (Asian-Pacific Association of Echocardiography) in November, 2014.

Over the past 20 years, the mission of the KSE has not been changed: to promote and foster knowledge and research in the field of echocardiography in Korea. To achieve this, the main focus of the KSE is, of course, echocardiography. However, to be in line with a global trend to multimodality approach to cardiovascular diseases in recent years, the KSE now tries to collaborate with colleagues with expertise in other imaging modalities, with which we believe that patient care could be improved beyond our imagination.

Taiwan Society of Echocardiography