Echovation Challenge 2017

After the success of the inaugural competition, ASE’s Innovation Competition Task Force launched Echovation Challenge 2017, which followed a similar structure and timeline. Dr. Partho Sengupta served as Chair this year’s event, which incorporated mentoring and speaker coaching into the process.

The theme for 2017 was ‘Streamlining Diagnostics for Augmented Medical Decision Making,’ which could be any small step in the workflow or in instrumentation, perhaps improvements in hardware or software – whatever accelerates the time to come to a diagnosis, so clinicians can spend more time with patients to personalize a therapy of choice. ASE received neary two dozen submissions from around the world, which were then reviewed and scored by the Innovation Competition Task Force, ultimately selecting five teams to present their projects live during ASE 2017.

The live finals event was held on on June 4, 2017 during the 2017 Scientific Sessions in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by our superb Emcee, Dr. Randy Martin. Five finalists presented their solutions to a packed audience and an engaging shark tank style Expert Reaction Panel; the event also featured a special Innovation Speaker, Dr. Kapil Parakh.

Explore each of the five finalist teams’ Echovation pages to learn more about their innovative ideas and solutions:

Team ReVISION – 1st Place Winner

Team EchoToday – 2nd Place Winner

Team Diagnostic Guidance – 3rd Place Winner

Team UTMB Health Innovators

Team Architects of Echovation


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ASE Headquarters – COVID-19 Update

Beginning March 26, 2020, in compliance with the Durham County North Carolina order to “Stay at Home” due to the spread of coronavirus, the entire ASE staff will be working remotely through April 30. 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.