Call for Officers and Board Nominations is Now Open

ASE is seeking the best and the brightest members to move forward the mission and goals of the Society. Now is your opportunity to become a leader in ASE. If you are an active member and meet the criteria outlined on the nominations page, ask a friend or colleague to submit a nomination on your behalf. All positions are open to any member specialty (physician, sonographer, anesthesiologist, etc.)

The process is easy. Candidates need to have one letter of nomination, up to three letters of support from active members that outline the candidate’s leadership abilities, a current CV, a 1-2 page personal vision statement, completion of a brief online self-assessment survey, and a completed conflict of interest/disclosure form. Guidelines for submitting nominations can be found on ASE’s nominations page.

The deadline for submission of nominations is Friday, October 21, 2016. Ask an active ASE member TODAY to submit your nomination. Please contact Mary Alice Dilday at 919-297-7188 or with any questions or to submit nominations.


Plans for the Quality Payment Program in 2017: Pick Your Pace

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ASE Comments on the 2017 PFS and HOPPS Proposed Rules

Read copies of ASE’s comment letters on the 2017 PFS and HOPPS Proposed Rules here.


Vote for Your Favorite Echo Images Today

Thank you to everyone who submitted images for the ASE 2017 Image Calendar Competition. Now it is time to vote for your favorite images to be featured in a colorful, 12-month calendar. Submission is still open, but voting has begun. Help your friends and colleagues win by voting today. The last date to vote is September 16.

To vote for your favorite echo images:

  1. Browse the images uploaded in the ASE 2017 Calendar Contest Image Library.
  2. Under the “Statistics” on the right, select “Actions,” then select “Add to Favorites”
  3. Designate “Favorite” for as many images as you would like.

If you have any questions, please contact ASE at

Renew your membership by December 31, 2016 to receive your 2017 calendar. Thank you for your 2016 membership. Your membership speaks volumes about your commitment to the field. And, your ASE membership pays for itself by saving you time and money, and giving you readily accessible tools to improve your practice. Renew online today.


Award Nominations Sought

Do you have a teacher whose impact you can still feel?  ASE is looking for those excellent instructors to honor them at the 28th Annual Scientific Sessions in Baltimore, MD, June 2-6, 2017. Please consider nominating your mentor for the prestigious Richard Popp Excellence in Teaching Award.

The deadline for nominations is October 28, 2016.  Please contact with any questions. Detailed criteria, and a list of former recipients and their topics, are available on the ASE Awards Page.


Feigenbaum Lecturer Sought

Do you have a peer who deserves recognition for the high level of their cardiovascular research? The ASE Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Feigenbaum Lecturer who will present during the 28th Annual Scientific Sessions in Baltimore, MD, June 2-6, 2017. The deadline for nominations is October 28, 2016.
Nominated individuals should fit these qualifications in order to receive this prestigious honor:

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

Please contact Mary Alice Dilday at 919-297-7188 or with any questions or to submit your nominations.


ASE Headquarters Closed will be closed Monday, September 5

ASE Headquarters will be closed on Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day.  Normal office hours will resume Tuesday, September 6.


ASE Announces Transesophageal Echocardiography in Perioperative Care as the September Product of the Month

Read release here.


New to ASEMarketPlace: Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography, 5th Edition

Purchase the 5th edition of Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography by ASE member, Catherine Otto, MD at a special member price of $142 at Use echocardiography to its fullest potential from initial diagnosis, to decision-making, and clinical management of patients with a wide-range of heart diseases. Dr. Otto helps you master what you need to know to obtain the detailed anatomic and physiologic information that can be gained from the full range of echo techniques, from basic to advanced. ASE members save $35 on this book and receive a discount on all products, so do not forget to login to your member portal before purchasing.

Comprehensive Echocardiography, ASE’s textbook, would be a great companion piece to your library. It is also available on ASEMarketPlace at a special rate of $199!


Expanding the Scope of ASE Guidelines through New Translations

New translated webinars and documents are now available on

All translations are provided by physician and sonographer volunteers in their native languages, with the names of the translators included on the title pages of the translated documents. We invite you to use these translated documents and webinars, and share them with your colleagues.

Would you like to organize a translation team for your favorite guideline document?  Contact Rhonda Price at