FAQs

Is it safe to attend Echo Hawaii?

The health, safety, and well-being of all those involved in ASE live courses is our top priority. We are committed to providing all participants the safest experience possible. Our ASE COVID-19 Statement is based on Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) guidance and will continue to evolve as the COVID-19 situation changes in the time between now and the Echo Hawaii conference.

We encourage all attendees to take a moment and review the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort’s safety protocols.

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 the 31st Annual Echo Hawaii course, you (and any guests you bring) voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

As a registrant, we also ask you to review and agree to actively practice the guidelines set forth in our Code of Conduct Policy.

What is the hotel rate and how do I make a reservation?

ASE has secured a block of rooms for attendees at the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort at a discounted rate, starting at $330 per night plus tax (based on single/double occupancy).

Click here to make your reservation online.

The room block will be held until Thursday, December 16, 2021, or until the block is sold out. Due to the high demand, we anticipate the hotel and room block will sell 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. More information about the properties can be found here.

You can also email either hotel for reservations or call them directly.  Please keep in mind the hotel reservation department is open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Honolulu time, Monday through Saturday.  If you call outside these hours, you will be directed to Marriott Westin’s central reservation department. Please specify that you are with the “American Society of Echocardiography 2022” to secure the group rate.

Westin Hapuna Beach Resort:  Call 877-619-0407 or email Reservations@WestinHapunaBeach.com

Mauna Kea Beach Resort: Call 877-880-6524 or email Reservations@MaunaKeaBeachHotel.com

Do I need to register for the meeting first in order to make a hotel room reservation?

The room block is designated for conference attendees, only. We ask that you register for the conference before booking a room reservation. Reservations without an accompanying conference registration are subject to being released.

Where is the hotel room block located?

ASE has reserved rooms at the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort.  A limited number of rooms are also available at the Mauna Kea Resort.

Why is there a limit on the number of participants who can attend?

ASE is limiting the total number of people who can register for the Echo Hawaii course due to the current local Hawaii restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort is also limiting the number of people who can be in the main ballroom. ASE will provide an additional area set up outside the ballroom for attendees to watch the presentations being given in the ballroom. ASE will ensure that everyone has multiple opportunities to attend sessions in the ballroom.

Can I bring family or friends with me?

Yes, family and friends are welcome to join you at the resort.  As a reminder, Echo Hawaii meeting and meal functions are for registered attendees only.  Family and friends are welcome to join us at the Welcome Reception on Monday, January 17th, however, pre-registration will be required.  Additionally, any guests joining you will also need to be fully vaccinated.

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 and coffee breaks for all registered attendees of the main conference Monday through Friday next to the Hapuna Ballroom.  All other meals are on your own.  The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort and the Mauna Kea Resort offer a variety of dining options.
Click here for more information.  

How many CME credits are available for Echo Hawaii?

The American Society of Echocardiography designates this live course for a maximum of 29.25 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 29.25 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 available onsite during the in-person course. 

What is the Echo Hawaii 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 December 17, 2021, will receive a full refund, less a $100 administrative fee.
  • Cancellations received between December 18, 2021, and January 10, 2022 will receive a refund of 50% of their registration fee.
  • Cancellations received on or after January 11, 2022, or no-shows will not be refunded.

Learn more about the cancellation policies for Echo Hawaii here. 

What is the deadline to register for Echo Hawaii?

Early registration rates will expire on December 17, 2021. Register before this date to save $100. On-site registration will only be available if space permits, and the price will increase an additional $125. Registration will close completely on January 21, 2022.  Click here to register.

 Will the Echo Hawaii content be available online to registered attendees of the in-person course?

On-demand access to the Echo Hawaii content is included with the in-person course registration.  All sessions will be available on-demand, through the ASE Learning Hub, to view as many times as you would like from February 4, 2022 through May 5, 2022.    

What are the system requirements to access the on-demand content when it is available?

All you will need is your computer and a stable and reliable internet connection. This is essentially no different than watching a video on YouTube. If you can watch YouTube, then you will be able to stream on the website with no problems. 

I cannot attend the in-person Echo Hawaii course. Will other options be available?

We are working on a virtual option which will include a subset of recorded content from both Echo Hawaii and State-of-the-Art Echocardiography. This content will be available beginning March 21, 2022 through June 19, 2022 and will include 12 CME/MOC credits. More information on this virtual option will be available soon.

I have more questions. Who can I contact?

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