ASE Course Co-Director Application

In an effort to have greater transparency in the selection of the ASE  Course Co-Directors, we have established the following application process for ASE members to apply to be a Course Co-Director beginning in 2024 and serving through 2025.

It is current policy that the Co-Director becomes the Course Director after two years, and will serve as the Course Director for two years.  This application process applies to ASE’s small courses. (The ASE Scientific Sessions is not currently included in this process.)

  • Echo Hawaii (January)
  • State-of-the-Art Echocardiography (February)
  • Review Course Virtual Experience (Early May)
  • Advanced Imaging Techniques Virtual Experience (September)
  • Echo Florida (October)

Course Directors and Co-Directors are instrumental to the implementation and eventual success of our educational programs.  The Director and Co-Director will ensure the success of the ASE educational course by developing the content and selecting the appropriate faculty to support the objectives of the program. Faculty are vital for the delivery of balanced content to meet the session objectives, and the overall ASE mission. ASE depends on the Director and Co-Director to deliver up-to-date and effective learning methods during our live courses. It is their responsibility to update the course and faculty while staying within the parameters set out by the ASE Board of Directors.

Applications submitted will be reviewed by the ASE Education Committee. Recommendations will be made to the ASE Executive Committee who will make the final selection. Co-Directors who are selected will serve from 2024 through 2025.

All Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2023.  Final selections will be announced by April 30, 2023.


The Course Co-Director is a senior faculty position with the assumption that they will succeed the Course Director.  Course Co-Directors are in place for no more than two consecutive years.  Anyone who wants to be considered for the role of Co-Director needs to apply, including past Course Directors and Past Presidents.


  • Review evaluations from prior year’s program and feedback from the Education Committee.
  • Work with the Course Director on faculty selection to ensure alignment with ASE’s diversity and balance parameters.
  • Assist the Course Director with the creation of agenda.
  • Become familiar with the course annual budget and help adhere to the parameters set out by the Board of Directors.
  • Participate in conference calls as needed with staff, AV, or other vendors.
  • Work with faculty on submission of their slides/presentations to the ASE website for course attendees to access during and after the course.
  • Meet with ASE staff, AV staff, and hotel staff for an orientation of the site and address any last-minute concerns.
  • Debrief the course to discuss what went well and what needs to change for the next year.
  • Assist in recruitment of financial support including industry funding and equipment for the meeting in alignment with the Society’s corporate relations department
  • Co-Directors are restricted from accepting or continuing in a leadership role in another competing course. Speaker opportunities are acceptable but no leadership or director role can be accepted.

Minimum Criteria for Potential Applicants:

  • Must be an active ASE member (paid current year’s membership dues).
  • Must have FASE status. Applicant can be either a physician or sonographer.
  • Must have teaching experience in the field of echocardiography.
  • Must have experience as faculty at previous ASE course(s) and/or Scientific Sessions, and demonstrated leadership skills OR must have had leadership responsibility at a regional or national medical meeting.
  • Must have experience serving on at least one ASE committee and/or task force.
  • Must be willing to commit to a possible 4-year term (2 years as Co-Director and 2 years as Director).

Application Components:

  • Course Co-Director Application
  • Completed Disclosure Statement
  • Recommendation letter, preferably from a FASE level member or a senior person in the cardiovascular ultrasound field
  • Copy of applicant’s curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest from the applicant. This should include why they feel they are qualified to be a Co-Director and also provide their vision of the course



A confirmation email will be sent once all components are received.  Deadline for submissions is March 15th, 2023.


Current Course Directors, Course Focus and 2024 Programs

  • Echo Hawaii – Focus on the clinical application of new and emerging technologies.  Aimed at the advanced audience.
  • State-of-the-Art – Focus on structural heart and general echo through hands-on learning, workshops and case-based presentations.
  • Review Course Virtual Experience – Focus on reviewing all components of echo in preparation for the NBE ASCeXAM/ReASCE exams.
  • Echo Florida – Focus on a wide spectrum of echo users (Critical Care, POCUS, Anesthesiology, etc.) and increasing the quality of imaging acquisition.
  • Advanced Imaging Techniques Virtual Experience – Focus on the practical how-to techniques of advanced 3D and Strain Imaging.


If you have questions, please email ASE’s Vice President of Educational Activities, Christina LaFuria