Feigenbaum Lecturer

Leong-Poi-Howard

2017 Feigenbaum Lecturer

Howard Leong-Poi, MD, FASE
University of Toronto, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada

Named in honor of the founder and first president of ASE, Harvey Feigenbaum, MD, FASE, this lectureship is awarded to a young investigator in recognition of his/her significant contributions to research in the field and his/her potential to continue at a high level of achievement.  The Feigenbaum Lecture is presented during ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions in June.


Nominated individuals should fit these qualifications:

  • Has provided a significant contribution to research in the field of Echocardiography, with great potential to continue at a high level of achievement
  • A young investigator (under the age of 51 at time of nomination)
  • Candidate should be an innovator who has changed the field, has the capacity to present a research topic appropriate to headline a plenary symposium at the Society’s annual meeting

The Nominations Committee will rank nominations based on the following criteria:

  • Research – First author status; topic suitable for ASE’s audience; number of publications
  • Presentations – Topics; number of speeches; audience size and type; speaking ability
  • Age – Under the age of 51 (birth date must be verified on CV)
  • Strength of peer recommendation letters.
  • Active ASE member.
  • Must be a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE) at the time of nomination.

Applications:

  • All nominations must include copies of the nominees’ CVs, including birth date.
  • Please keep your nominations as confidential as possible.  Please do not copy (cc) your nomination to other individuals.
  • All nominations should be addressed to the Nominations Committee and sent via email to madilday@asecho.org or by mail to Nominations Committee, ASE, 2100 Gateway Centre Blvd., Suite 310, Morrisville, NC  27560
  • DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF NOMINATIONS for the 2018 Feigenbaum Lecturer – October 20, 2017

Former Feigenbaum Lecturers and their lecture topics:

2000 – Thomas Porter, MD – “Therapeutic Applications of Microbubbles: A New Echocardiography Frontier”

2001 – Sherif Nagueh, MD – “Insights into the Evolution of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function”

2002 – Flordeliza Villanueva, MD – “Beyond Perfusion Imaging: New Horizons in Contrast Echo”

2003 – Thomas Marwick, MBBS, PHD – “Should We Examine the Heart or the Myocardium: Recent Advances in Tissue Characterization”

2004 – Mario Garcia, MD – “Echocardiography is the Keystone to the Evaluation of Cardiac Function”

2005 – Kevin Wei, MD – “Microbubbles and the Microcirculation”

2006 – Jonathan Lindner, MD – “Thinking Big, Looking Small: Diagnostic Opportunities by Echo Imaging of the Molecular Basis of Disease”

2007 – Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, MD, PhD – “Echocardiography in Translational Research: Of Mice and Men”

2008 – Teresa S.M. Tsang, MD – “Echocardiography in Cardiovascular Public Health: Redefining Prevention”

2009 – Jack Rychik, MD – “Born with Half a Heart: An Echocardiographic Journey of Single Ventricle Type of Congenital Heart Disease from the Fetus to the Adult”

2010 – Victor Mor-Avi, PhD, FASE – “Three-Dimensional Echocardiography: The Benefits of the Additional Dimension”

2011 – Judy Hung, MD, FASE – “A Tale of Two Leaflets: Innovation in Echocardiography”

2012 – Philippe Pibarot, DVM, PhD, FASE – “Doppler Echocardiography is the Cornerstone of the Management of Aortic Stenosis”

2013- Partho P. Sengupta, MBBS, MD, DM, FASE – “Intelligent Platforms for Disease Assessment: Novel Approaches in Functional Echocardiography

2014 – Luc Mertens, MD PhD, FASE – “We are our History: Cardiac Adaptations to Childhood Disease and Implications for Adult Life.”

2015 – Madhav Swaminathan, MD, FASE – “Echo Research in the Perioperative Space:  As Easy as A, B, C…”

2016 – Theodore Abraham, MD, FASE – “Echo Muscles into the Mechanics Era  – Strain Transforms Morphologists into Physiologists”

CMS finalized increase to echo code 93306 and accepted the cardiology community’s proposal that prevents cuts to echoes with contrast