Our activities include:

Provide a forum for Asian-Pacific association members to be engaged in the
cutting-edge practice, research and education in Echocardiography and to collaborate
with others interested in cardiovascular imaging.

  1. Promote excellence in research and education of Asian-Pacific Echocardiography
  2. Facilitate social and academic interactions among Asian-Pacific members and Echocardiographic Societies
  3. Organize an annual scientific meeting in Echocardiography
  4. Establish normal echocardiographic values for Asian-Pacific region
  5. Publish a newsletter and/or a scientific Journal
  6. Interact with other international Echocardiography and Cardiovascular Imaging Societies or Association for educational and research activities

Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Echocardiography Enthusiasts!

We just recently finished two successful meetings. The 2nd Annual AAE meeting was held jointly with the Korean Society of Echocardiography on November 8-9, 2014 in Seoul, Korea with more than 2,000 attendees and 27 international faculty from 12 countries.
We received 120 abstracts and 40 young scientists were invited to present their abstracts with a travel grant. Dr. ZhiqingQiao of China was selected as the Young Investigator Award winner from 4 very competitive presentations. The quality of the entire meeting was excellent with topics ranging from discussion of interesting clinical cases to the most updated technology.

The scientific program for the meeting was created under the leadership of Dr. Satoshi Nakatani of Japan who is the AAE Scientific Chair and Dr. Jong-Min Song of Korea who is the KSE Scientific Chair. All international faculty members promised to support the growth of the AAE. We also had spectacular support from multiple Industry partners who have the same vision as that of AAE to promote optimal practice, research, and education of Echocardiography in the Asian-Pacific region. The second meeting took place in Vienna, Austria as an AAE-EACVI joint session where a parallel between the longitudinal strain and diastolic function was discussed by 4 presenters from Belgium, Korea, Japan, and the United States. The room was packed and their excellent presentations were followed by serious discussion among the speakers, attendees, and the moderators. At the EACVI meeting, the AAE YIA winner, Dr. Z. Qiao, was invited to present at the YIA around the world session.

AAE is taking baby-steps to grow to a mature association which can fulfill its mission. For us to accomplish that, we need your support by becoming a member Society or individual members. Our initial main goal is Echocardiography education. All of presentations at the 1st AAE meeting in Beijing were taped and uploaded to this website so that any member of our association can learn from them. We will create a space where interesting cases from the Asian-Pacific region can be uploaded. Dr. Ming Hsiung of Taiwan is organizing the 3rd AAE meeting to be held on December 11-13, 2015 in Kaoshiung, Taiwan. We hope that you can join us at the meeting.

Sincerely,
Jae K. Oh, MD
President, Asian-Pacific Association of Echocardiography

President
Jae K. Oh, USA / Korea

Emeritus Presidents
T. Sakamoto, Japan
P. Shah, USA

Vice President
Takahiro Shiota (Pacific Rim)
Yun Zhang (China)
Kiyoshi Yoshida (Japan)
Dae-Won Sohn (Korea)

Secretary General
Geu-Ru Hong (Korea)

Scientific Chair
Satoshi Nakatani (Japan)

International Affair
Jong-Won Ha (Korea)

Treasurer
Sung-Ji Park (Korea)

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

Mission statement
To provide a forum for Asian-Pacific association members to be engaged in the cutting-edge practice,research and education in Echocardiographyand to collaborate with others interested in cardiovascular imaging.

Article 1 : Foundation
The Asian-PacificAssociation of Echocardiography (AAE) was created from the Asian-Pacific Congress of Doppler Echocardiography (APCDE)by a unanimous vote of the APCDE Board members at the 16th APCDE in Fukuoka, Japan on March 17th, 2012.

Article 2 : Objectives
AAE was created to

  1. Promote excellence in research and education of Asian-Pacific Echocardiography
  2. Facilitate social and academic interactions among Asian-Pacific members and Echocardiographic Societies
  3. Organize an annual scientific meeting in Echocardiography
  4. Establish normal echocardiographic values for Asian-Pacific region
  5. Publish a newsletter and/or a scientific Journal
  6. Interact with other international Echocardiography and Cardiovascular Imaging Societies or Association for educational and research activities

Article 3 : Membership

  1. Individual membership is open to all physicians, health-care providers, and sonographersinterested in Echocardiography who support the objectives of the AAE.
  2. National membership is open to all national societies or working groups of Echocardiography who support the objectives of the AAE.
  3. Each member is required to pay an annual membership fee for an individual membership and for a national membership. The amount will be determined by the AAE Executive Council annually.
  4. Members will have a discount on AAE annual meeting registration fee by 25% of by the % or the amount determined by the membership committee.
  5. Members will receive the regular AAE communication.
  6. Membership application can be submitted via website or directly to AAE office.
  7. Each member has one vote when a voting is necessary

Article 4 : Finances

The revenue for the APAE will come from

  1. Membership due (Individual and national)
  2. Meeting registration fee
  3. Subscription fee (when the APAE Journal is available)
  4. Support from Industry
  5. Sales of the enduring materials
  6. Investment by AAE treasure in consultation with AAE Board
  7. Charity and donation
  8. There is no salary for AAE Board and leadership unless changed otherwise by AAE Board
  9. Use of revenue will be determined by the Board for Awards, Education, Publicity, and Research among others.

Article 5 : Administrative Structure

  1. The business of the APAE is run by full Board members.
  2. Full Board members are consisted of
    1. Executive Council members
      1. The President
      2. The Vice-President(s)
      3. The President Elect
      4. The Immediate-Past President
      5. The Secretary
      6. The Treasurer
      7. The AAE Education Chair
      8. The AAE Industry Relation Chair
      9. International Relation Chair
      10. The Scientific Program Chair for upcoming annual meeting
    2. And other Board Members :
      1. Chairman Officer or delegatefromeach National Society
      2. Chairman of the Website Committee
      3. Three ordinary members by recommendation
      4. Other ad-hoc members invited by the Board

Article 6 : Committees


Executive Council or Committee

  • Minutes of Executive Committee meetings or conference calls will be distributed to all Board members. Any strategic proposals from the Executive Committee are subject to final decision by the full Board.
  1. Nominating and membership Committee
    1. To evaluate and present candidates for election
    2. To ensure a balance of candidates with appropriate experience from all Asian-Pacific regions.
    3. To nominate to the AAE membership at least two candidates for each vacant position for the Board to vote
    4. To create strategies for recruiting AAE membership and to maintain membership list in conjunction with website Committee
      The Nominating Committee will consist of five members who will be:
      – The immediate Past-President (Chair)
      – Four other senior /Emeritus members of the AAE (for example, those who have served on the Board)

    The Nominating Committee will propose the names of members for the subsequent Nominating Committee that will be approved by the General Assembly. The term of office of the Nominating Committee will be 2 years.

  2. Annual meeting Committee : AAE (Asian-Pacific Echo Meeting)
    • Chaired by the President Elect. Co-chaired by the local (national) host
    • Drafts the program for the scientific meeting
  3. Education Committee
    • Support to the Chairman of the Asian-Pacific Echo (Congress) Committee
    • Active participation in the preparation of proposals for Asian-Pacific program
    • Identification of subjects for research initiatives
    • Fundraising for research in cardiovascular ultrasound
    • Organization of joint research initiatives
    • Advice for clinical scientists seeking academic partners
    • Organization of a research fellowship scheme for young investigators
    • Commissioning and production of educational products
    • Organization of teaching course at the annual meeting
    • Supervision of AAE sponsorship of independent meetings and participation in regionalmeetings
  4. Website Committee
    • Maintenance of professional and scientific content of website
    • Web-based clinical education
    • Calendar of meetings in echocardiography
    • Liaison with Web officers in membership countries

Article 7 : Asian-Pacific Journal of Echocardiography


When AAE is ready, the Editor is elected by the Board for an initial period of 3 years which may be renewed as appropriate. The deputy Editor may be appointed by the Editor.

The Editor has the sole responsibility for the running of the Journal. The Board has the power to discontinue the term of the Editor if this is deemed necessary.

Article 8 : Elections and Voting

Nominations for election to the Board of the AAE will be invited from all members, submitted to the Secretary, and then transmitted to the Nominating Committee.

Only members who have paid their annual subscription are eligible to vote.

Voting will be by secret paper or electronic ballot of voting members.

Article 9 : Term of Office


The normal term of office of Board members will be2years. They may be able to stand for re-election in open competition for a maximum one more term.

The period of office of the first President-Elect and the President is 2years. An exception is the term of the first President which will be completed when the AAE is fully established financially and recognized by other international Societies.

Past-Presidents are not re-eligible for the Board.

Proposed candidates for President-Elect should have served at least one term on the Board.

All changes in office bearers happen at the annual meeting during the General Assembly.

Article 10 : General Assemblies

  1. Members of the AAE shall meet in General Assemblies (GA). GA are attended by the current Board and the members. All members have the right to vote. Votes must be cast in person and cannot be transferred through other persons.
  2. Notification to attend must be given no less than thirty days in advance to the members.
  3. The agenda of the GA will be drawn up by the Board and circulated to members no less than 30 days in advance.
  4. Only those items appearing on the agenda of the GA will be discussed and voted on.
  5. The President of APAE presides over the GA and is responsible for all procedures related to the preparation and conduct of the GA.
    1. If the President is unable to perform these tasks, these may be conducted by a member of the Board designated by the Board to this effect.
    2. The secretarial duties are performed by the Secretary of the Board or by another member of the Board on her/his absence.
  6. The resolutions of the GA will be recorded in minutes signed by the President and Secretary of the meeting and kept in a register.

Article 11 : Financial Control

The role of the Treasurer will be to oversee the Association’s funds held by the Association.

The Treasurer shall be responsible for:

  • Approving all payments to be drawn on the Association’s funds and bank account.
  • Preparing the Budget.
  • Contributing to financial planning and analysis of Association’s projects.

Article 12 : Changes to the Constitution

Proposals for changes to the Constitution of AAE can come :

  • From the Board (after being approved by 2/3 of its voting members), or
  • From members, supported by a minimum number of 50 AAE members

Proposals coming from a group of at least 50 members should be submitted in writing to the Secretary of the AAE at least six months prior to the General Assembly.

Proposed changes must be circulated to all members at least three months before the General Assembly.

The Board shall have the right to comment in writing on any validated proposal and may circulate such commentaries together with the proposed wording to all members prior to the General Assembly.

Proposals will be voted upon at the General Assembly and need to be approved by a 2/3 majority of voting members attending the GA to be accepted.APAE Constitution – AppendixThe main tasks and responsibilities of the officers of the AAE are listed below. These may be changed as required and agreed, without reference to a GA of the AAE.

President
Strategy of APAE
Supervision of organisational structure and initiatives
Approval of expenditures
Chairman of Organising Committee for AAE Scientific meeting

President Elect
Support to President
Co-organiser of Scientific meetings
(Chairman of Scientific Committee of the meeting)

Immediate Past President
Provide advice to the President and Board of AAE as well as input to the annual AAE meeting
Chair of the Nominating Committee
Secretary
Maintenance of records of activities and membership
Organisation of meetings
Agenda for meetings of Board
Production of minutes
Editor of newsletter
Treasurer
Supervision of finances and membership subscriptions
Approval of expenditure
Supervision of award of grants
Advice to Board on long-term financial management
Negotiations with possible sponsors and industrial partners
Preparation of budget

Officer for the national societies Maintenance of contact lists with all national working groups or societies
Representation of issues raised by national working groups
Promotion of regional initiatives and cooperation (education, research)

About AAE

Our activities include:

Provide a forum for Asian-Pacific association members to be engaged in the
cutting-edge practice, research and education in Echocardiography and to collaborate
with others interested in cardiovascular imaging.

AAE's Objectives
  1. Promote excellence in research and education of Asian-Pacific Echocardiography
  2. Facilitate social and academic interactions among Asian-Pacific members and Echocardiographic Societies
  3. Organize an annual scientific meeting in Echocardiography
  4. Establish normal echocardiographic values for Asian-Pacific region
  5. Publish a newsletter and/or a scientific Journal
  6. Interact with other international Echocardiography and Cardiovascular Imaging Societies or Association for educational and research activities
President Message

Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Echocardiography Enthusiasts!

We just recently finished two successful meetings. The 2nd Annual AAE meeting was held jointly with the Korean Society of Echocardiography on November 8-9, 2014 in Seoul, Korea with more than 2,000 attendees and 27 international faculty from 12 countries.
We received 120 abstracts and 40 young scientists were invited to present their abstracts with a travel grant. Dr. ZhiqingQiao of China was selected as the Young Investigator Award winner from 4 very competitive presentations. The quality of the entire meeting was excellent with topics ranging from discussion of interesting clinical cases to the most updated technology.

The scientific program for the meeting was created under the leadership of Dr. Satoshi Nakatani of Japan who is the AAE Scientific Chair and Dr. Jong-Min Song of Korea who is the KSE Scientific Chair. All international faculty members promised to support the growth of the AAE. We also had spectacular support from multiple Industry partners who have the same vision as that of AAE to promote optimal practice, research, and education of Echocardiography in the Asian-Pacific region. The second meeting took place in Vienna, Austria as an AAE-EACVI joint session where a parallel between the longitudinal strain and diastolic function was discussed by 4 presenters from Belgium, Korea, Japan, and the United States. The room was packed and their excellent presentations were followed by serious discussion among the speakers, attendees, and the moderators. At the EACVI meeting, the AAE YIA winner, Dr. Z. Qiao, was invited to present at the YIA around the world session.

AAE is taking baby-steps to grow to a mature association which can fulfill its mission. For us to accomplish that, we need your support by becoming a member Society or individual members. Our initial main goal is Echocardiography education. All of presentations at the 1st AAE meeting in Beijing were taped and uploaded to this website so that any member of our association can learn from them. We will create a space where interesting cases from the Asian-Pacific region can be uploaded. Dr. Ming Hsiung of Taiwan is organizing the 3rd AAE meeting to be held on December 11-13, 2015 in Kaoshiung, Taiwan. We hope that you can join us at the meeting.

Sincerely,
Jae K. Oh, MD
President, Asian-Pacific Association of Echocardiography

Board Members

President
Jae K. Oh, USA / Korea

Emeritus Presidents
T. Sakamoto, Japan
P. Shah, USA

Vice President
Takahiro Shiota (Pacific Rim)
Yun Zhang (China)
Kiyoshi Yoshida (Japan)
Dae-Won Sohn (Korea)

Secretary General
Geu-Ru Hong (Korea)

Scientific Chair
Satoshi Nakatani (Japan)

International Affair
Jong-Won Ha (Korea)

Treasurer
Sung-Ji Park (Korea)

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

Constitution

Mission statement
To provide a forum for Asian-Pacific association members to be engaged in the cutting-edge practice,research and education in Echocardiographyand to collaborate with others interested in cardiovascular imaging.

Article 1 : Foundation
The Asian-PacificAssociation of Echocardiography (AAE) was created from the Asian-Pacific Congress of Doppler Echocardiography (APCDE)by a unanimous vote of the APCDE Board members at the 16th APCDE in Fukuoka, Japan on March 17th, 2012.

Article 2 : Objectives
AAE was created to

  1. Promote excellence in research and education of Asian-Pacific Echocardiography
  2. Facilitate social and academic interactions among Asian-Pacific members and Echocardiographic Societies
  3. Organize an annual scientific meeting in Echocardiography
  4. Establish normal echocardiographic values for Asian-Pacific region
  5. Publish a newsletter and/or a scientific Journal
  6. Interact with other international Echocardiography and Cardiovascular Imaging Societies or Association for educational and research activities

Article 3 : Membership

  1. Individual membership is open to all physicians, health-care providers, and sonographersinterested in Echocardiography who support the objectives of the AAE.
  2. National membership is open to all national societies or working groups of Echocardiography who support the objectives of the AAE.
  3. Each member is required to pay an annual membership fee for an individual membership and for a national membership. The amount will be determined by the AAE Executive Council annually.
  4. Members will have a discount on AAE annual meeting registration fee by 25% of by the % or the amount determined by the membership committee.
  5. Members will receive the regular AAE communication.
  6. Membership application can be submitted via website or directly to AAE office.
  7. Each member has one vote when a voting is necessary

Article 4 : Finances

The revenue for the APAE will come from

  1. Membership due (Individual and national)
  2. Meeting registration fee
  3. Subscription fee (when the APAE Journal is available)
  4. Support from Industry
  5. Sales of the enduring materials
  6. Investment by AAE treasure in consultation with AAE Board
  7. Charity and donation
  8. There is no salary for AAE Board and leadership unless changed otherwise by AAE Board
  9. Use of revenue will be determined by the Board for Awards, Education, Publicity, and Research among others.

Article 5 : Administrative Structure

  1. The business of the APAE is run by full Board members.
  2. Full Board members are consisted of
    1. Executive Council members
      1. The President
      2. The Vice-President(s)
      3. The President Elect
      4. The Immediate-Past President
      5. The Secretary
      6. The Treasurer
      7. The AAE Education Chair
      8. The AAE Industry Relation Chair
      9. International Relation Chair
      10. The Scientific Program Chair for upcoming annual meeting
    2. And other Board Members :
      1. Chairman Officer or delegatefromeach National Society
      2. Chairman of the Website Committee
      3. Three ordinary members by recommendation
      4. Other ad-hoc members invited by the Board

Article 6 : Committees


Executive Council or Committee

  • Minutes of Executive Committee meetings or conference calls will be distributed to all Board members. Any strategic proposals from the Executive Committee are subject to final decision by the full Board.
  1. Nominating and membership Committee
    1. To evaluate and present candidates for election
    2. To ensure a balance of candidates with appropriate experience from all Asian-Pacific regions.
    3. To nominate to the AAE membership at least two candidates for each vacant position for the Board to vote
    4. To create strategies for recruiting AAE membership and to maintain membership list in conjunction with website Committee
      The Nominating Committee will consist of five members who will be:
      – The immediate Past-President (Chair)
      – Four other senior /Emeritus members of the AAE (for example, those who have served on the Board)

    The Nominating Committee will propose the names of members for the subsequent Nominating Committee that will be approved by the General Assembly. The term of office of the Nominating Committee will be 2 years.

  2. Annual meeting Committee : AAE (Asian-Pacific Echo Meeting)
    • Chaired by the President Elect. Co-chaired by the local (national) host
    • Drafts the program for the scientific meeting
  3. Education Committee
    • Support to the Chairman of the Asian-Pacific Echo (Congress) Committee
    • Active participation in the preparation of proposals for Asian-Pacific program
    • Identification of subjects for research initiatives
    • Fundraising for research in cardiovascular ultrasound
    • Organization of joint research initiatives
    • Advice for clinical scientists seeking academic partners
    • Organization of a research fellowship scheme for young investigators
    • Commissioning and production of educational products
    • Organization of teaching course at the annual meeting
    • Supervision of AAE sponsorship of independent meetings and participation in regionalmeetings
  4. Website Committee
    • Maintenance of professional and scientific content of website
    • Web-based clinical education
    • Calendar of meetings in echocardiography
    • Liaison with Web officers in membership countries

Article 7 : Asian-Pacific Journal of Echocardiography


When AAE is ready, the Editor is elected by the Board for an initial period of 3 years which may be renewed as appropriate. The deputy Editor may be appointed by the Editor.

The Editor has the sole responsibility for the running of the Journal. The Board has the power to discontinue the term of the Editor if this is deemed necessary.

Article 8 : Elections and Voting

Nominations for election to the Board of the AAE will be invited from all members, submitted to the Secretary, and then transmitted to the Nominating Committee.

Only members who have paid their annual subscription are eligible to vote.

Voting will be by secret paper or electronic ballot of voting members.

Article 9 : Term of Office


The normal term of office of Board members will be2years. They may be able to stand for re-election in open competition for a maximum one more term.

The period of office of the first President-Elect and the President is 2years. An exception is the term of the first President which will be completed when the AAE is fully established financially and recognized by other international Societies.

Past-Presidents are not re-eligible for the Board.

Proposed candidates for President-Elect should have served at least one term on the Board.

All changes in office bearers happen at the annual meeting during the General Assembly.

Article 10 : General Assemblies

  1. Members of the AAE shall meet in General Assemblies (GA). GA are attended by the current Board and the members. All members have the right to vote. Votes must be cast in person and cannot be transferred through other persons.
  2. Notification to attend must be given no less than thirty days in advance to the members.
  3. The agenda of the GA will be drawn up by the Board and circulated to members no less than 30 days in advance.
  4. Only those items appearing on the agenda of the GA will be discussed and voted on.
  5. The President of APAE presides over the GA and is responsible for all procedures related to the preparation and conduct of the GA.
    1. If the President is unable to perform these tasks, these may be conducted by a member of the Board designated by the Board to this effect.
    2. The secretarial duties are performed by the Secretary of the Board or by another member of the Board on her/his absence.
  6. The resolutions of the GA will be recorded in minutes signed by the President and Secretary of the meeting and kept in a register.

Article 11 : Financial Control

The role of the Treasurer will be to oversee the Association’s funds held by the Association.

The Treasurer shall be responsible for:

  • Approving all payments to be drawn on the Association’s funds and bank account.
  • Preparing the Budget.
  • Contributing to financial planning and analysis of Association’s projects.

Article 12 : Changes to the Constitution

Proposals for changes to the Constitution of AAE can come :

  • From the Board (after being approved by 2/3 of its voting members), or
  • From members, supported by a minimum number of 50 AAE members

Proposals coming from a group of at least 50 members should be submitted in writing to the Secretary of the AAE at least six months prior to the General Assembly.

Proposed changes must be circulated to all members at least three months before the General Assembly.

The Board shall have the right to comment in writing on any validated proposal and may circulate such commentaries together with the proposed wording to all members prior to the General Assembly.

Proposals will be voted upon at the General Assembly and need to be approved by a 2/3 majority of voting members attending the GA to be accepted.APAE Constitution – AppendixThe main tasks and responsibilities of the officers of the AAE are listed below. These may be changed as required and agreed, without reference to a GA of the AAE.

President
Strategy of APAE
Supervision of organisational structure and initiatives
Approval of expenditures
Chairman of Organising Committee for AAE Scientific meeting

President Elect
Support to President
Co-organiser of Scientific meetings
(Chairman of Scientific Committee of the meeting)

Immediate Past President
Provide advice to the President and Board of AAE as well as input to the annual AAE meeting
Chair of the Nominating Committee
Secretary
Maintenance of records of activities and membership
Organisation of meetings
Agenda for meetings of Board
Production of minutes
Editor of newsletter
Treasurer
Supervision of finances and membership subscriptions
Approval of expenditure
Supervision of award of grants
Advice to Board on long-term financial management
Negotiations with possible sponsors and industrial partners
Preparation of budget

Officer for the national societies Maintenance of contact lists with all national working groups or societies
Representation of issues raised by national working groups
Promotion of regional initiatives and cooperation (education, research)