International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound

The mission statement of International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound (ISCU) is to promote an exchange of ideas and information among members of various countries, advance the science and art of cardiovascular ultrasound, encourage and further the knowledge of this subject. The Society also works toward actively promoting an international exchange of physicians, sonographers and echocardiographers to enable members of one country to visit laboratories in other countries.

Amongst the various activities, the society holds annual conferences and congresses on a rotational basis in all continents. This world congress will be returning to India after Six years after the XVIth World Congress held at Delhi during Oct 2011 and was held for the first time in Feb 2002.

Indian Academy of Echocardiography

Echocardiography, during 1980’s and early nineties was in a developing phase in India, and only few people were actively involved in this field, though various people were showing interest in this specialty. However the general awareness was lacking.

The concept of Indian Academy of Echocardiography (IAE) was proposed in December 1994, during the Annual Conference of CSI at Chennai. It was stressed that one of the main objectives of the Academy should be to have academic activities & create widespread awareness of echo.

In February 1995, the 1st Annual Conference of IAE was held and the first issue of Journal of IAE was launched in August 1995 with three issues being published every year.

The IAE got its international recognition in February 2002, when for the first time, the VIth World Congress of Echocardiography & Vascular Ultrasound was organized at Delhi. After 2002, This conference was again awarded to India in 2011 and was held Gurgaon. For the third time, this Congress has been awarded to India for 2017. Various State Chapters of IAE have been formed since then and IAE has now become the fastest growing society with a membership close to 2,100.

Our icons in the field of echo were then involved academically in international conferences. Since 2008, the IAE has an academic tie up with American Society of Echocardiography & European Association of Echocardiography in the form of joint academic sessions.

IAE also holds annual conferences at various state chapter locations.

American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin

AACIO provides a central forum for physicians and scientists of Indian origin, living in the United States, who have interest in Cardiovascular Medicine. We are committed to promote and maintain high standard of academic excellence and clinical practice of cardiology through educational, social, and scientific activities. We maintain close liaison with local, national, and international cardiovascular societies and organizations. We also address the special cardiovascular health problems of the Indian community in the US.

European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI)

Created in 2003, the EACVI is the leading international network in its field. The EACVI is a unified group of experts and a knowledge provider in Electrocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Computed Tomography and Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.

The association is committed to maintaining the highest standards of professional excellence in all aspects of CVI with a particular focus on:

  • - Education
  • - Training
  • - Scientific initiatives
  • - Research

Last but not least, the EACVI is an extensive and international network of 80 European National Societies and 20 Affiliated Societies, including the IAE and a vibrant young community.

American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) is a professional organization of physicians, cardiovascular sonographers, nurses and scientists involved in echocardiography, the use of ultrasound to image the heart and cardiovascular system. The organization was founded in 1975 and is the largest international organization for cardiac imaging. ASE is committed to excellence in cardiovascular ultrasound and its application to patient care through education, advocacy, research, innovation and service to our members and the public. Members of ASE are Heart and Circulation Ultrasound Specialists dedicated to improving their patients’ health and quality of life. ASE advocates the use of ultrasound to provide an exceptional view of the cardiovascular system to enhance patient care.

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