Critical Care Echocardiography Council

2022-2023 Critical Care Echocardiography Steering Committee:

Chair: Arthur Labovitz, MD, FASE (July 2022 – June 2023)thumbnail of Meet the Council
Chair-Elect: Paul Mayo, MD (July 2022 – June 2023)
Immediate Past Chair: starting July 2023
ASE Council Representative: Keith Collins, MS, RDCS, FASE (July 2022 – June 2024)
Education Committee Rep: Seth Koenig, MD (July 2022- June 2024)
Guidelines & Standards Committee Rep: Smadar Kort, MD, MPA, FASE (July 2022 – June 2023)
Scientific Sessions Track Chair: Jose Diaz-Gomez, MD, FASE (July 2022 – June 2023)
Scientific Sessions Track Co-Chair: Nova Panebianco, MD, MPH (July 2022 – June 2023)
Member at Large: Sharon Mulvagh, MD, FRCP(C), FACC, FASE (July 2022 – June 2023)
Member at Large:
Vince Sorrell, MD, FACP, ASIM, FACC, FCMR, FASE (July 2022 – June 2023)
Member at Large:
James Kirkpatrick, MD, FASE (July 2022 – June 2024)
Member at Large: Edwin Tucay, MD, FPSE, FASE (July 2022 – June 2024)
Member at Large: Merri Bremer, EdD, RN, ACS, RDCS, FASE (July 2022 – June 2024)
Staff Liaison: Suzanne Morris

The ASE Critical Care Echocardiography Council (CCEC) is dedicated to the following objectives:

  • Support critical care echocardiography interest areas by communicating issues of importance to the membership;
  • Provide guidance to the Board regarding critical care echocardiography issues;
  • Provide a forum for members with similar interests to network;
  • Provide a representative (council chairman) to ASE Board of Directors;
  • To provide educational offerings for those practicing cardiovascular ultrasound for critical care patients, including guidance to Scientific Sessions Program Committee
  • To provide guidance on standards of care related to critical care echocardiography to the Board and Guidelines and Standards Committee


2023 Scientific Sessions Travel Grant Application will open Spring 2023!
The ASE Education and Research Foundation will sponsor three critical care trainees 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.

These travel grants are part of an effort by ASE’s Critical Care Echocardiography Council Steering Committee to encourage physician trainees in cardiovascular specialties to focus on the field of critical care ultrasound, to encourage advanced practice providers with an interest in critical care imaging, and to recruit enthusiastic new members to the Critical Care Echocardiography Council.

Trainees, both physicians and advanced practice providers, in an emergency department, critical care cardiology, intensive care, critical care or related discipline within a dedicated critical care training program or with an interest in critical care echocardiography are encouraged to apply for one of the $1000 travel grants.

The application process requires submission of:

  • Your current CV.
  • A brief, one-page personal statement about why you want to attend the Annual ASE Scientific Sessions.
  • A letter from the director of your training program or the echo laboratory director 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.

Apply Here

If selected for a 2023 Critical Care Echocardiography 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 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.