Dear CnAHA members and colleagues,
In this brief communication, we want to update you on 2 recent activities. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Thank you for what you do for our Association.
Gong-yuan Xie, MD, Chair, Noninvasive Cardiology and Liaison to GWICC
Shuping Ge, MD, President
1. CnAHA-ASE China Night in Montreal, Canada
The inaugural China Night occurred during ASE (American Society of Echocardiography) scientific sessions on June 12, 2011 in Montreal, Canada. This event is co-organized by CnAHA and ASE. Over 100 cardiovascular ultrasound specialists from CnAHA, ASE, US, China and Canada, etc, came to the event. ASE President Dr. James Thomas. MD, and CnAHA President Dr Shuping, MD gave welcome speeches. Keynote speech “Echo in China” was given by Dr. Yun Zhang, MD, PhD, Academician and Vice President of Shandong University, PRC. Among other participants were ASE leaders (Drs. Randy Martin (ex-president), Roberto Lang (ex-president), Linda Gilliam (ex-president), Michael Picard (ex-president), Wyman Lai (Pediatric Council Chair, CnAHA member), Feng Xie (ASE China Liaison, CnAHA member)…), CnAHA leaders (Cynthia Taub, Grace Palma…) and Chinese Ultrasound leaders, Drs. Tiangang Zhu, Mingxing Xie, Youbing Deng, and many our members, colleagues and guests.
Thanks to Dr. Dali Fan for the idea of the event and sponsorships, and Gongyuan Xie for chairing the meeting. Special thanks go to Rhonda Price, Chief Standards Officer of ASE. Without her help, this event would not have been possible. Final, to GE and Philips for their generous sponsorship of this event.
We will meet you again in June 2012 in DC.