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. Our members are Heart and Circulation Ultrasound Specialists dedicated to improving their patients’ health and quality of life. We advocate the use of ultrasound to provide an exceptional view of the cardiovascular system to enhance patient care.
ASE membership is open to all with an interest in echocardiography. Join the most important voice in cardiovascular ultrasound!
ASE has Board of Directors composed of 29 voting members who are cardiovascular ultrasound specialists. These individuals are elected to the Board by a nominations process, open to all voting members and ratified by the membership of the organization. Individuals elected to the Board serve for three-years.
The Society and the field of Echocardiography are featured in a set of videos capturing the recollections of ASE’s founders and first past presidents. View these interesting summaries here.
2015-2018 ASE Strategic Goals
The Society approved a new three year strategic plan for the organization in June 2015. View the new plan here.