The American Society of Echocardiography 2023 Scientific Sessions, ASE 2023, drew 2,000+ attendees in-person and more than 500 virtually to the 4-day conference, held June 24-27 in National Harbor, MD. The organization introduced a new slate of officers was introduced, and winners of the Young Investigators competition were announced. Image courtesy: ASE.
June 29, 2023 — At the conclusion of the American Society of Echocardiography 2023 Scientific Sessions, ASE 2023, the organization’s program planners are reporting the 4-day event, held June 23-26 in National Harbor, MD, drew over 2,000 attendees from 38 countries. Chaired by James Kirkpatrick, MD, FASE, University of Washington Medical Center, and Co-Chair, Madeline Jankowski, BS, RDCS, ACS, FASE, the conference also engaged over 500 people who attended virtually and were able to participate in the Q&A sessions. According to the post-event news summary published online June 29, ASE 2023 also welcomed nearly 400 investigators from around the world who presented their original science during the meeting.
New 2023-2024 Term ASE Board of Directors
During the Scientific Sessions, ASE introduced 10 new Board of Directors members who were elected by its membership to serve starting July 1, 2023.
The following new Board members were elected to serve two-year terms:
Craig Fleishman, MD, FASE, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando, FL (Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Council); Enrique Garcia-Sayan, MD, FASE, FACC, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX (Member at Large); Allison Hays, MD, FASE, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, (Member at Large); Lanqi Hua, ACS, APCA, RDCS (AE, PE, FE) MS, FASE, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (Member at Large); Sheela Pai-Cole, MD, FASE, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA (Perioperative Echocardiography Council); Lucy Safi, DO, FASE, Mount Sinai, New York City, NY (Leadership Academy Representative); Seda Tierney, MD, FASE, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA (Member at Large); and Susan Wiegers, MD, FASE, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (Past President Representative). Paul Mayo, MD, FASE, Northwell Health, New Hyde Park, NY (Critical Care Echocardiography Council) will serve a one-year term.
Previously elected members of the 2022-2023 ASE Executive Committee transitioning to a new position on the 2023-2024 Board are: Theodore Abraham, MD, FASE, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (President-Elect); Benjamin W. Eidem, MD, FASE, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (President); and Stephen H. Little, MD, FASE, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX (Immediate Past President).
Keith Collins, MS, RDCS, FASE, Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, IL, (Council Representative); Cynthia C. Taub, MD, MBA, FASE, Dartmouth Hitchcook Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, (Treasurer); and Kelly Thorson, DHSc, MSRS, ACS, RDCS, FASE, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto, CA (Secretary) will continue their service on the ASE Executive Committee through June 2024.
Directors continuing with their final year of service include Jose Banchs, MD, FASE, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO (Member at Large); Akhil Narang, MD, FASE, Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, IL (Member at Large); Kian-Keong, Poh, MA, MMed, FRCP, FASE, National University Heart Centre, Singapore (International Representative); Fadi Shamoun, MD, FASE, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ (Circulation & Vascular Ultrasound Council); Neha Ringwala Soni-Patel, Med, BSME, RCCS, RDCS (AE/PE), FASE, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, OH (Member at Large); and G. Monet Strachan, ACS, RDCS, FASE, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (Cardiovascular Sonography Council).
Young Investigator Award Winners
The two investigator award competition winners, recognized for their excellent achievement, include the following:
2023 Brian Haluska Sonographer Research Award Competition Winner: Nicole Guerrera, RT(R), RDCS, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
The online library of the sessions presented in National Harbor will be available for purchase on ASELearningHub.org later this summer. ASE 2024 will be held June 14-17 in Portland, OR, at the Oregon Convention Center.
More information: ASEcho.org
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