Live Course Co-Director Application

In an effort to have greater transparency in the selection of the ASE Live Course Co-Directors, we have established the following application process for ASE members to apply to be a Live Course Co-Director beginning in 2021 and serving through 2023. It is current policy that the Co-Director becomes the Live Course Director after three years, and will serve as the Course Director for three years.  This application process applies to ASE’s smaller live courses (Echo Hawaii (January), State-of-the-Art Echocardiography (February), Review Course (Late April-Early May), and Echo Florida (Late October-Early November)). The ASE Scientific Sessions is not currently included in this process.

Live Course Directors and Co-Directors are instrumental to the implementation and eventual success of live 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 2021-2023.

All Applications must be submitted by April 15, 2020.  Final selections will be announced by May 15, 2020.


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 three 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 6-year term (3 years as Co-Director and 3 years as Director).

Application Components:

  • Live Course Co-Director Application
  • Completed Disclosure Statement
  • Recommendation letter, preferably from a FASE level member or a senior person in the CV 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 April 15th, 2020.


Current Course Directors, Course Focus and 2020 Programs

  • Echo Hawaii – Focus on the clinical application of new and emerging technologies.  Aimed at advanced audience.
  • State-of-the-Art – Focus on structural heart and general echo through hands-on learning, workshops and case-based presentations.
  • Review Course – 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.


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 Thank you and our best wishes for your continued safety.