Council Representative Criteria

Council Representative (2-Year Term)

The Council Representative is a member of ASE’s Executive Committee and represents the voice and interests of all ASE Councils.  Candidate must have served on one of the Society’s Council Steering Committees.  The Council Representative will also serve as an Ex-Officio member on each Council Steering Committee (including any newly approved Councils during their term). They will attend all Council Steering Committee Retreats.

Criteria for Council Representative:

  • Must be an active ASE member and be a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE) at time of nomination.
  • Accomplishments in the field should include, but not be limited to, service to the Society, respect/reputation in the profession.
  • Has served (or currently serving) on ASE’s Board of Directors or has served as a Chair or Co-chair of an ASE standing committee, Council, SIG or as JASE/CASE Editor-in-Chief or having served on the ASEF Board or graduated from the ASE Leadership Academy.
  • Officers must agree that they will not participate in paid or unpaid consultancy positions with companies* relative to the cardiovascular field (e.g., device and pharmaceutical companies) or for-profit educational bodies (e.g., cardiovascular web businesses, etc.). Uncompensated services on scientific advisory committees, research support, stock ownership, book royalties, and other permitted relationships should nevertheless be disclosed to ASE and to the public.
  • Officers must agree that they will not serve simultaneously on any other cardiovascular-related organization’s executive committee (as an officer) while serving on ASE’s Executive Committee.
  • Officers must agree that they will not provide testimonials and/or endorsements or participate as speakers or legal witnesses for commercial entities relative to the cardiovascular field (e.g., device and pharmaceutical companies) where that endorsement has not been specifically approved by the Society.
  • Officers must declare any volunteer roles with other associations, societies, or cardiovascular-related organizations where their cardiovascular expertise is utilized. 
*A company is a for-profit entity that develops, produces, markets, or distributes drugs, devices, services, or therapies used to diagnose, treat, monitor, manage, and/or alleviate health conditions.  It is also a for-profit entity that develops, produces or markets products to the medical community including medical journals, educational bodies, etc.