PSECHOGRAPHICS: Patient Education Infographics

The "PSEchographics" are dedicated infographics created by the Philippine Society of Echocardiography intended primarily to educate patients regarding the performance and clinical use of echocardiography. This educational initiative is spearheaded by the PSE Junior Advisory Group. These PSEchographics are prepared in English and Filipino and are free for download and dissemination.

Ang "PSEchographics" ay mga natatanging larawan na nilikha ng Philippine Society of Echocardiography upang turuan ang mga pasyente o laiko uko sa paggamit ng echocardiography. Ang serbisyong pang-eduasyon na ito ay inilunsad ng PSE Junior Advisory Group. Ang PSEchographics ay inihanda sa wikang Ingles at Filipino at maaaring ibahagi sa kapwa.



What is a 2D Echo? Ano ang 2D Echo?


PSEchographics 0001-E (what is a 2D Echo) - English version 

PSEchographics 0001-F (ano ang 2D Echo) - Filipino version

Quality Framework for the Teaching and Practice of Echocardiography in the Philippines: The Philippine Society of Echocardiography #ECHOALITY Campaign



Rationale for the Project: #ECHOALITY is a multi-faceted advocacy of the Philippine Society of Echocardiography intended to raise awareness of the general public regarding the organization’s initiatives and enhance performance of healthcare providers directed toward advancement of quality training and service in Philippine echocardiography.

Definition of Quality Echocardiography? According to the American Society of Echocardiography, “Quality can be measured as adherence to established guidelines for the use of a technology to ensure patient satisfaction and outcomes.”1 Some institutions implement an “Echocardiography Quality Framework” which adopts a patient-centered yet holistic approach to quality assurance.2 The Philippine Society of Echocardiography, since its establishment in 1990, has espoused the philosophy “Quality echocardiography by competent professionals for every patient.” ECHOALITY is perceived to provide the encompassing philosophy and framework for attaining, sustaining and cascading “Quality Echocardiography for All.” This is intended to cut across various aspects and disciplines in echocardiography, from training and teaching, service provision, and research.

Intended Project Movers and Beneficiaries: A dedicated quality management team of the Philippine Society of Echocardiography will be created to spearhead this project, with Officers and Directors of the Board actively involved in the supervision and implementation of the project outputs. PSE Fellow physician and sonographers will be recruited to join this initiative, having attained a certain level of professional expertise and competence. Meanwhile, selected technical experts and key opinion leaders will be tapped to augment the efforts of the team.



  1. Annual Cardiac Sonographer’s Course
  2. Certifying Examinations for Pediatric and Adult Echocardiographers and Cardiac Sonographers
  3. Recognition and accreditation of training programs in echocardiography
  4. Regional Echocardiography workshops
  5. Echocardiography webinars
  6. Annual Convention and Scientific Meetings
  7. Pre-Convention in Echocardiography during Philippine Heart Association Annual Convention
  8. Guidelines on Quality and Safety in Echocardiography (March 2020)
  9. ECHOALITY Social Media blitz - NEW
  10. Patient Information Infographics ("PSE Echographics") - NEW
  11. Lay Education Webinar Series - NEW 



  1. Picard M, Adams D, Bierig SM, Stainback RF, Strachan GM, Zogbhi WA. American Society of Echocardiography Recommendations for Quality Echocardiography Laboratory Operations. J Am Soc Echo 2011: 24(1):1-10.
  2. Masani N. The Echocardiography Quality Framework: a comprehensive, patient-centered approach to quality assurance and continuous service improvement. Echo Res Pract. 2018 Dec: 5(4):G35-41.


#ECHOALITY 9-28-21 Magno, Estevanez


The Philippine Society of Echocardiography, Inc. is the oldest, largest and most respected organization of experts and enthusiasts in the field of echocardiography in the country.  Physicians and sonographers who perform, supervise or interpret echocardiographic studies or engage in teaching and research activities are highly encouraged to become part of the PSE.  Other paramedical professionals and trainees who have a keen interest in the art and science of echocardiography ae likewise invited to join this community.

Interested applicants must submit their requirements ahead of time to make the list for induction of new members, which usually takes place during the PSE Annual Convention and Scientific Meeting (September).  Inducted members are entitled to a variety of benefits, which include voting privileges as well as access to the wide array of learning resources of the PSE.



Once the filled up membership form and documentary requirements are submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., you shall receive an email reply indicating the process of payment (PSE Bank details).






3rd Annual Echo ASE ASEAN, Manila, Philippines, March 22-24, 2018

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Register now! (special rates are available until March 21! )  

Special early fees (before Mar 21) for PSE members (considered under ASE or ASEAN partner societies)
- physician/scientist: USD 275
- fellow-in-training: USD 200
- sonographer/allied health member: USD 200

Kindly access the following link to view all the registration details:




Enjoy the majestic view offered by the Conrad Hotel in Manila while satisfying your craving for the newest and hottest trends in echocardiography today!

Book your room now! 




On behalf of my co-chairs, Roberto Lang (Chicago), Edwin Tucay (Manila), and KK Poh (Singapore) and our entire superb international faculty, I extend a warm invitation for you to join us in Manila for the 3rd Echo ASE ASEAN Conference on March 22-24, 2018. Now is the time to make your travel arrangements to Manila and book a room at the magnificent Conrad Hotelfor three days of world-class education focusing on how echocardiography can be used to manage complex cardiology cases. ASE has secured a special discounted rate at the hotel for meeting attendees. Please see below for details about booking your hotel before February 21. Building on the great momentum and enthusiasm from our first two Echo ASE ASEAN meetings in Bangkok, we will have something for everyone in echo, regardless of your background.


If you are relatively early in your echo education or want to focus on acquisition techniques, we will have dedicated sessions in the afternoons on the basics of echocardiography. Paralleling these sessions will be more advanced topics, including 3D and strain, which are growing rapidly in our practice. In the mornings, all of us will be together, covering a host of clinical echo topics with a strong case-based emphasis. Our faculty are the best in the world, including past ASE Presidents Roberto Lang and Tom Ryan (and myself), Lissa Sugeng from Yale, and Magan Yamat, a sonographer in Roberto's lab. From Australia, we're bringing Greg Scalia and Bonita Anderson, two of the most effective and entertaining educators around. From the ASEAN region, my co-chair KK Poh has organized outstanding speakers from Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam, while local host Edwin Tucay and our friends in the Philippines Society of Echocardiography are covering a number of topics and presenting many fascinating cases for our assessment. Download the Advance Program here. We'll also have original research for you to learn from. The co-chairs and I have selected some great abstracts and unique case reports that will be on display throughout the meeting.


Manila is a wonderful locale for our meeting. I was there in September and found it a fascinating mix of cultures from Southeast Asia, Spain, and Mexico, with a complex cuisine that borrows from all of these places. And, yes, it's a long way from America to Manila, but maybe not as far as you think. Philippines Airways has nonstop flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Vancouver, with connections to the East Coast. You can book a round trip right now from New York to Manila for less than $700! Alternatively, you can travel through any of the major cities of Asia. The Conrad Manila is a stunning hotel, completed just a year ago, and with enough art to fill a major museum. And for those of you who may be leery of Manila's traffic (which actually wasn't all that bad when I was there last fall), note that the Conrad is just a short 3 mile drive from the airport. If you've got more time to spend in the Philippines, look no farther than the beautiful islands of Boracay, Cebu and Palawan, which Conde Nast Traveler have been declared to be the top three islands in the world! How can you go wrong?

We really look forward to having you in Manila! Head to ASEcho.org/ASEAN and register today. Early registration closes on February 22, so hurry up and get the lower rates! ASE has secured a special discounted rate at the hotel for meeting attendees. The hotel is selling out quickly, so don't delay making your reservation! Please contact the hotel directly at +63-2-8339999 and specify that you are with "American Society of Echocardiography ASEAN Meeting." Or, you may make your reservations online.


James D. Thomas, MD, FASE
Roberto M. Lang, MD, FASE
Kian-Keong Poh, MBBChir, FASE
Edwin S. Tucay, MD, FPSE


American Society of Echocardiography, 2530 Meridian Parkway, Suite 450, Durham, NC 27713


ASEAN Society of Echocardiography





ASEAN Echo Masters Tackle the Masqueraders

Session during the 27th Annual Convention and Scientific Meeting of the Philippine Society of Echocrdiography, Inc. ASEAN Echo experts jointly tackled and discussed interesting real-world cases in a truly collegial fashion. 

September 11, 2021 (Saturday); 8:15 - 10:00 AM SGT and PST (GMT+8)




ASEAN Echo Dialogues

April 29, 2021 (Thursday); 7:30 - 9:00 PM SGT and PHT (GMT+8)

Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z6ypOM7fRuqfXknJL6PVoQ




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



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



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



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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