Rising Star Task Force

Announcing the Rising Stars Task Force – A New Opportunity for Fellows and Early Career Physicians and Sonographers

One of ASE’s major goals is to engage all users of cardiovascular ultrasound, including the younger generation of physicians and sonographers. To accomplish this, ASE is initiating a Rising Stars Task Force that will include a combination of fellows and sonographer students in addition to early career physicians and sonographers who are within two years of completion of training. This Task Force will be facilitated by two senior ASE mentors, and participants will be given recognition for their volunteer service, which will count toward points needed to attain the “FASE” credential.

The goal of this Task Force will be to define ways in which ASE can best serve its younger generation of members and appeal to new members. Participation on the Task Force will include bi-monthly conference calls and one face-to-face meet-up at the ASE Scientific Sessions in Nashville, June, 2018. The volunteer service commitment is for one and half years (January of 2018 to June of 2019). ASE is now accepting applications for this Task Force.

Eligible applicants: (Must be ASE Members – to join visit here.)

  1. Fellows with an interest in cardiovascular ultrasound
  2. Sonographer students
  3. Physicians and sonographers that are within two years of the completion of training.

To apply, please send your CV to acooper@asecho.org along with answers to the following questions:

  1. What programs/initiatives do you envision ASE providing that would best assist trainees and early career professionals with career advancement?
  2. How do you use social media in your professional life and how can ASE best use social media to meet the needs of its members?
  3. What are other opportunities within ASE that you would like to see made available to trainees and early career professionals?
  4. How do you think you could assist ASE to build an active community of younger members?

Application deadline: December 13, 2017

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