Is it safe to attend Echo Florida?

This Statement is based on Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) guidance and will continue to evolve as the COVID-19 situation changes. The full ASE Live Course COVID-19 Statement can be found here.

ASE requires all participants (including attendees, faculty, and vendors) to be fully vaccinated in order to gain entry to any ASE in-person course. Conference participants are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the appropriate dosing of the coronavirus vaccine of choice. The list of accepted vaccinations is below.

Participants will be asked to show proof of full vaccination in order to receive a badge at event check-in; badges are required to attend any in-person course activities. Face masks are required when inside for all participants at all ASE in-person courses.

Participants who cannot meet the requirements in this Statement or are unable to attend an event due to travel restrictions, are encouraged to register for 2022 Best of Echo Florida. More information on this product will be available soon.

How do I show proof of vaccination?

The following are two (2) acceptable ways to show proof of full vaccination status at event check-in:

  1. Vaccination status with a digital vaccination card** – visit https://clear.app.link/SITPto download the CLEAR Mobile App and follow the instructions to create your digital vaccination card.
  2. Vaccination status with your vaccination card – show the vaccination card that was issued to you at the time of your vaccine, either a HARD COPY or a DIGITAL COPY of the front and back of the card.

**Attendees are not required to create a Health Pass through CLEAR. Uploading a digital vaccination card through CLEAR to present at event check-in will suffice.

What are the accepted vaccination types?

ASE will accept the following FDA-approved vaccines or WHO authorized vaccines, which include:

ASE is providing the following in partnership with the conference Convention Center and/or hotel(s):

  • Hand sanitizer stations positioned throughout the meeting space.
  • Disposable face coverings for anyone needing one. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own mask, provided it follows the CDC’s guidelines for wearing masks.
  • Signage to reinforce social distancing and other safety reminders.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.  By registering for and traveling to any ASE in-person course, you (and any guests you bring) voluntarily assume all risks related to potential or actual exposure to COVID-19. ASE is not responsible for any COVID-19 related expenses that could be incurred by any participants and/or your guests when traveling to any ASE in-person course (including, but not limited to extended hotel stays due to quarantine, hospital visits and bills, and other direct medical costs).

How do I make a hotel reservation?

Reservations and park tickets can be booked online at MyDisneyGroup.com/Echo2022 or by contacting Disney directly at 407-939-4686.  Agents are available Mon-Fri 8:30am-6:00pm and over the weekend 8:30am-5:00pm.  The room block will be held until Thursday, September 8, 2022, or until the block is sold out. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space-available basis.  A deposit of one night room and tax will be held at the time of the reservation. Deposits will be forfeited for any cancellations occurring five days or less prior to arrival.  Remember, you must be a conference registrant to book hotel reservations.

What is the hotel group room rate?

ASE has secured a block of rooms for attendees at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts at a discounted rate of $305 USD per night plus tax (based on single/double occupancy). To make your reservations online, please click here. You may also contact the hotel directly, by calling 407-939-4686.  Specify that you are with the “American Society of Echocardiography” to secure the group room rate.  The discounted rate will be honored until Thursday, September 8, 2022, or until the block is sold out.  A deposit of one night room and tax will be taken at the time of the reservation.

Can I bring family or friends with me?

Yes, family and friends are welcome to join you at Disney and the Resort.  As a reminder, Echo Florida meeting and meal functions are for registered attendees only.  We ask that you register for the conference before booking a room reservation.  And if you book multiple rooms, please use the attendees name on each reservation to avoid confusion. Reservations without an accompanying conference registration are subject to being released.

Are meals included in the registration fee?

ASE will provide breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks for all registered attendees of the main conference Saturday through Monday in the Yacht & Beach Club Resort Convention Center.  All other meals are on your own.  Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts and surrounding parks offer guests a variety of dining options. Click here for more dining options.

How many CME credits are available?

The American Society of Echocardiography designates this live course for a maximum of 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, pending approval. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 23 MOC points (pending approval) in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program and/or The American Board of Anesthesiology® (ABA) Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® or MOCA®. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is ASE’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABA MOCA and/or ABIM MOC points.

How can I claim CME credits?

Information on claiming CME credits will be given out during the in-person course.

What is the Echo Florida Course Cancellation Policy?

ASE hopes that everyone who registers for the course will be able to attend; however, we understand extenuating circumstances do occur. All requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to Registrar@ASEcho.org. ASE’s Cancellation and Refund Policy is the following:

  • Cancellation requests received on or before September 8, 2022, will receive a full refund, less a $100 administrative fee.
  • Cancellations received between September 9, 2022, and October 1, 2022, will receive a refund of 50% of their registration fee.
  • Cancellations received on or after October 7, 2022, or no-shows will not be refunded.

Registration fees for any ASE course is non-transferable to another participant or another course. Refunds will be processed within 5-7 business days and will be issued back to the original payment method (if your payment is older than 120 days, a check will be issued back to you). In the unlikely event ASE cancels the in-person course, ASE is responsible only for refund of the registration fee, and not for transportation, hotel accommodations, or any miscellaneous expenses incurred by the participant.  Membership dues are non-refundable or transferable if you cancel your registration.

What is the deadline to register?

Register before September 8th and save $100. Please be sure to register early to secure your spot. Click here to register.

I have more questions. Who can I contact?

Should you have additional questions, please fill out a Help Desk ticket.