About ASE

About ASE

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) is the Society for Cardiovascular Ultrasound Professionals™️. Over 17,000 physicians, sonographers, nurses, veterinarians, and scientists are members of ASE, making it the largest global organization for cardiovascular ultrasound imaging and as such the leader and advocate, setting practice standards and guidelines for the field. Since 1975, the Society has been committed to advancing cardiovascular ultrasound to improve lives.

ASE membership is open to all with an interest in echocardiography.  Join the most important voice in cardiovascular ultrasound!

ASE’s Mission

To advance cardiovascular ultrasound and improve lives through excellence in education, research, innovation, advocacy, and service to the profession and the public.

Board of Directors

ASE has Board of Directors composed of 20 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 two years.

ASE History

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.

2020-2025 ASE Strategic Goals

  1. ASE effectively develops strategic partnerships and funding opportunities to support guidelines and research in cardiovascular ultrasound.
  2. ASE is the leader in meeting the educational needs of the cardiovascular ultrasound community.
  3. ASE is indispensable for the development of any new cardiovascular ultrasound technology and applications.
  4. ASE is a growing organization and recognized as the world’s leading voice in cardiovascular ultrasound.
  5. ASE embraces and advocates for all cardiovascular ultrasound users.

ASE’s Bylaws

2019 ASE Overview by the Numbers

Advancing Cardiovascular Ultrasound To Improve Lives. 

ASE Headquarters – COVID-19 Update

Beginning March 26, 2020, the county where the ASE Headquarters is located is under a government order to “Stay at Home” due to the spread of the coronavirus. These “Stay at Home” recommendations continue to be in effect and depend on the infection rates in the County/State. ASE will keep all but essential personnel telecommuting until a time when it is judged safe to return to work. We are not suspending or closing operations; our employees will remain working and providing excellent customer service to our members and the cardiovascular ultrasound community. However, ASE will slightly modify its official open hours to 9 AM – 4 PM Eastern TimeMonday-Friday. Should you need to get in touch with a staff person, call our main office at 919-861-5574 and a phone list by department will be available. A staff directory is also available here. All general questions can also be sent through ASE@ASEcho.org. Thank you and our best wishes for your continued safety.