ASE 2016 Call for Abstracts

Why Submit Your Work to ASE 2016?

“This conference was not only a great opportunity to look at what was happening in a quickly evolving field, but it was the best occasion to present my research. I had the unique opportunity to meet the most influential doctors and researchers in my field and to have a chat with them. This was, probably, the most exciting part of my trip: exchanging perspectives and ideas, leading to a wider understanding about my research.” ASE 2015 Abstract Presenter

“While I have attended a number of cardiology conferences, this one in particular feels collegial and like a true community of physicians who are committed to clinical care and excellent research, and mentoring the next generation of echo researchers.” ASE 2015 Abstract Presenter

“I was able to network with leaders in the field, and begin relationships that will lead to ongoing research and professional collaboration.” ASE 2015 Abstract Presenter

All investigators are invited to submit abstracts of original work and clinical cases to be considered for presentation at the ASE 27th Annual Scientific Sessions. Authors do not need to be ASE members to participate. Enter the Abstract Submission Site here.

Key Dates

October 14, 2015 Abstract submission opens.
February 3, 2016 Deadline for submission and editing – 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET).
March 18, 2016 Deadline to withdraw submissions from consideration, and avoid publication of abstracts of original work in the June 2016 issue of JASE.
March 11, 2016 Notification to Presenting Authors of acceptance status. Abstract Presenter registration opens. Application opens for Abstract Presenter Travel Grants.
April 11, 2016 Deadline for Abstract Presenter Travel Grant applications.
April 25, 2016 Notification of Abstract Presenter Travel Grant recipients.
June 2016 Publication of accepted abstracts of original work in the June issue of JASE.
June 10-14, 2016 ASE 27th Annual Scientific Sessions in Seattle, Washington


Benefits of Abstract Acceptance

The annual showcase of investigators from around the world presenting cutting-edge research on the latest advances in cardiovascular ultrasound and cases illustrating evolutions in patient care is a highlight of ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions.

ASE 2016 offers opportunities for investigators to share important findings with colleagues and interact with global leaders in the field. Benefits of abstract acceptance include:

Publication – Accepted abstracts of original work are published in a top-ranked cardiovascular journal, The Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE) – considered a “Top Ten Essential Journal” for cardiologists.

Awareness – Selected abstracts are promoted to the health and science media in the top 50 markets. Past coverage has included CBS News, the Washington Post, and cardiovascular trade press hitting 3.5 million readers.

Visibility & Feedback – Global experts in cardiovascular research and clinical care will see your work and dedicated viewing times create opportunities for discussion with faculty and attendees. Presenters benefit from this interaction by gaining feedback on current and future projects, while also discovering the latest research results and advances in cardiovascular health.

Support – Travel stipends are available for qualified candidates, and authors are eligible for low conference registration rates.

Acknowledgement of Exceptional Research – Investigators meeting certain criteria are eligible to participate in competitions to highlight exceptional projects, including the Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator’s Award Competition for young investigators under the age of 40, and the Sonographer Investigator’s Award Competition for sonographer investigators who served as the primary investigator on their project.

International Recognition – The winner of the Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator’s Award Competition will be invited to present his/her research at the 2016 European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging and 2017 Japanese Society of Echocardiography meetings.


ASE 2016 Submission Categories

Abstracts of original work in basic or clinical science will be accepted in the following categories:

3D Echocardiography
Contrast Echocardiography and New Technology
Doppler / Hemodynamics
Echocardiography in SOE / Arrhythmias / Atrial Function
Echocardiography in Systemic Disease (DM, HTN, Obesity, Cancer) / Pericardial / Primary Myocardial
Emerging Use of Echocardiography / Point of Care Echocardiography
Intraprocedural Echocardiography (Operating Room and Interventional Lab) / TEE
Ischemic Heart Disease
Outcomes / Comparative Effectiveness
Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Value of Echocardiography (Quality and Cost)
Valvular Heart Disease
Vascular Disease
Ventricular Function / Myocardial Mechanics

Also accepted will be abstracts of Clinical Cases that highlight the key role of cardiovascular ultrasound imaging in diagnosis, clinical decision making, and/or patient management.

Submission Fee

A non-refundable $20.00 (twenty U.S. dollars) processing fee is required for each abstract submitted, payable online only. Purchase orders, checks, and electronic bank transfers will not be accepted. This fee covers administration and online costs associated with the submission, grading, notification, and assignment processes.

Selection Process

Submitted abstracts are peer-reviewed by a panel of graders. Abstract grading is blinded and selections for presentation are based solely on scientific merit.

Travel Grants for Abstract Presenters

Travel grants will be available from the ASE Foundation for young abstract presenters with a demonstrated need to assist them in attending the Scientific Sessions to present their work. Application instructions and eligibility criteria will be provided to presenting authors in their March 11 notification of abstract acceptance.


View our Guidelines for Abstract Preparation and Submission and Frequently Asked Questions, or contact Andrea Van Hoever at ASE Headquarters.