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Committee on Accreditation for Advanced Cardiovascular Sonography (COA-ACS)

Mary Alice Dilday
Executive Director
2530 Meridian Parkway, Ste. 450
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 465-9020
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The Committee on Accreditation for Advanced Cardiovascular Sonography serves, under the auspices of the CAAHEP, to promote and advance the quality of educational programs for advanced cardiovascular sonographers.
 

Board Members

Matt M. Umland, RDCS, FASE, Chair
Fletcher A. Miller, Jr., MD, FASE, Vice Chair
Pamela Burgess, BS, RDCS, RDMS, FASE
Teresa Daniele, MD
Jennie Durant, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
Benjamin Eidem, MD, FASE
Joy Guthrie, PhD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RCS, RCCS, RVS, FSDMS 
Smadar Kort, MD, FASE
Elizabeth McIlwain, MHS, RCS, FASE

Michelle Bierig, MPH, RDCS, ACS, FASE, Immediate Past Chair
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Attention Program Directors!

 Are you interested in establishing a CAAHEP accredited Advanced Cardiac Sonography (ACS) program, but don’t know what is involved or how to get started? The Committee on Accreditation for Advanced Cardiovascular Sonography (CoA-ACS), has created an ACS Toolkit to get you started.

In this toolkit you will find step by step instructions on what is required, how to go about creating an accredited ACS program, links to resources, a template job description, and a template of course descriptions.   Please contact coaacs@gmail.com for a toolkit PDF.

 At this time, there are no CAAHEP accredited advanced vascular sonography programs; however,  the CoA-ACS is gauging the interest and organizational support to create a professional pathway for an advanced vascular sonographer.  The CoA-ACS has also created an Advanced Vascular Sonography Toolkit that will provide interested vascular programs an idea of what is required for an accredited vascular program.  Please contact coaacs@gmail.com for a toolkit PDF.

 The CoA-ACS is always ready to assist you.  Please feel free to email or phone with any questions.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Sponsors for Committee on Accreditation for Advanced Cardiovascular Sonography (COA-ACS)

American Society of Echocardiography
Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
 

Upcoming Events

Learn more about the Advanced Cardiovascular Sonography Profession

 For more detailed information on the development of the Advanced Cardiovascular Sonography profession, please click here to review the white paper published in the December 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography.

Accreditation Documents

For Program Directors

Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Advanced Cardiovascular Sonography (Revised 2016)

Request for Accreditation Services for Educational Programs for Advanced Cardiovascular Sonographers

For Programs Seeking Initial Accreditation

Considering program accreditation? Visit CAAHEP's "Accreditation ABCs",  a free service from CAAHEP to all program directors, but especially to newly appointed program directors, to guide their understanding of the accreditation process and to advise them on good practices.

Getting Started: