Cardiovascular Sonography Council

2022-2023 Cardiovascular Sonography Council Steering Committee:

Chair: G. Monet Strachan, ACS, RDCS, FASE (July 2022 – June 2024) Chair-Elect: Allyson Boyle, MHA, ACS, RDCS, FASE (July 2022 – June 2024) Immediate Past Chair: Keith Collins, MS, RDCS, FASE (July 2022 – June 2024) ASE Council Representative: Keith Collins, MS, RDCS, FASE (July 2022 – June 2024) Education Committee Rep: Carol Mitchell, PhD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT(R), ACS, FASE (July 2021 – June 2023) Guidelines & Standards Committee Rep: Melissa Wasserman, RDCS, RCCS, FASE (July 2021 – June 2023) Scientific Sessions Co-Chair: Madeline Jankowski, BS, RDCS, FASE (July 2022 – June 2023) Scientific Sessions Incoming Co-Chair: Eric Kruse, BS, ACS, RDCS, RVT, FASE Member at Large: Patrice McKay, RDCS, FASE (July 2022 – June 2024) Member at Large: Joshua Pearson, RCS, CCSS, CRAT, FASE (July 2022 – June 2024) Member at Large: Ken Horton, ACS, RCS, FASE (July 2021 – June 2023) Member at Large: Kathy Olejnik, BS, RDCS, ACS, FASE (July 2021 – June 2023) Staff Liaison: Suzanne Morris The ASE Cardiovascular Sonography Council is dedicated to the following objectives:

  • Support cardiovascular ultrasound interest areas by communicating issues of importance to the membership;
  • Provide guidance to the ASE Board of Directors regarding sonographer issues;
  • Provide a forum for members with similar interests to network;
  • Appoint directors to the ASE Board of Directors (as council representatives)
  • To provide educational offerings for sonographers, including guidance to Scientific Sessions Program Committee


The Council has two awards, which alternate every other year:

2023 Scientific Sessions Travel Grants Application Window is Open! In partnership with the ASE Cardiovascular Sonography Council, the ASE Foundation will sponsor three sonographers to attend the 34th ASE Annual Scientific Sessions in National Harbor, MD, June 23-26, 2023. Three travel grants of $1,000 each will be awarded. Cardiovascular sonographers (non-physicians) are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be a current ASE member; hold echocardiography certification from ARDMS or CCI or an equivalent international sonography certification (adult, pediatric, echo and/or vascular); and be currently working part time or greater.

The application process requires submission of:

  • Your current CV.
  • A brief personal statement about why you want to attend the Annual ASE Scientific Sessions, and what you think you can bring back to your lab as a result of attending. Your statement should also include:
    • Name/Address/Phone/Email
    • Registry
    • Place of employment
    • No. of hours worked per week
    • Length of current employment
  • A letter from your supervisor in support of your application.

Please log in to the Member portal and then click the application link below. You must have all submission materials to complete the application.

If selected for a 2023 Cardiovascular Sonography Council Travel Grant in the amount of $1,000.00 (U.S. currency) you are agreeing to attend the 34th Annual ASE Scientific Sessions in National Harbor, MD. Travel grant winners will be acknowledged during the council business meetings which will be held on Friday, June 23. Award winners are required to attend. Travel grant winners will be notified by May 1, 2023.

Applicants must be a member of ASE. Current faculty and/or previous recipients of an ASE Travel Grant are not eligible to apply. Questions may be directed to Deadline for submission is Monday, April 15, 2023.

Sonographer resources on ASE offers information on sonographer education and training and FAQs on the following webpage: Industry Standards for the Prevention of Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Sonography