ASEAN Society of Echo

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The dawn of a new society

The ASEAN Society of Echocardiography was organized in May 2016 with a pro tempore committee a year ago composed of representatives of the ten member countries from the ASEAN Federation of Cardiology (AFC). The Philippine Heart Association, a member of the AFC, nominated Dr. Edwin S. Tucay (President of the Philippine Society of Echocardiography) and Dr. Ronald Cuyco (Chairman of the PHA Council on Echocardiography) as representatives to the pro tempore committee. Hence, the Philippines became active in the initial organization of the committee which led to the formation of the ASEAN Society of Echocardiography under the umbrella of the AFC. -- M.Supe

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ASEAN Echo making waves in the region

ASEAN echo AFC preconvention in Myanmar on October 13, 2016 actively participated in by PSE 's own Dr Edwin Tucay, Dr Ronald Cuyco and Dr Myla Gloria Supe. Picture includes them together with the other ASEAN faculty members like Dr Lissa Sugeng. -- E.Tucay

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Forging strong partnerships across the pacific

On October 23, 2013 the ASEAN Society of Echo, Philippine Society of Echo and American Society of Echo met to plan the Next ASE ASEAN in 2018. The meeting was held in Conrad Hotel in Bangkok during the ASE ASEAN 2016, attended by ( from left to right) Dr James Thomas (ASE), Dr Edwin Tucay ( ASEAN Society of Echo and PSE), Dr Joyce Jumangit (PSE), Ms Hillary Lamb (ASE), Dr Jonathan Lindner (ASE), Prof Kian Keong Poh (ASEAN Society of Echo), Dr Mary Ong Go (PSE) and Dr Eleanor Lopez (PSE). -- E.Tucay

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Striving for regional competency

During a breakfast meeting in Conrad Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand (October 23, 2016), the ASEAN Society of Echo Chairman Dr Edwin Tucay with the National Board of Echocardiography (USA) represented by Dr Roberto Lang and Ms. Sherry Barrow explored the possibility of having a measure of competency in echocardiography in the ASEAN based on US standards but suited for the needs of ASEAN. -- E.Tucay 

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