Feigenbaum Lecturer

2019 Feigenbaum Lecturer, Sanjiv Shah, MD, FASE

Named in honor of the founder and first president of ASE, Harvey Feigenbaum, MD, FASE, this lectureship is awarded to a young investigator in recognition of his/her significant contributions to research in the field and his/her potential to continue at a high level of achievement.  The Feigenbaum Lecture is presented during ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions in June.

Nominated individuals should fit these qualifications:

  • Has provided a significant contribution to research in the field of Echocardiography, with great potential to continue at a high level of achievement
  • A young investigator (under the age of 51 at time of nomination)
  • Candidate should be an innovator who has changed the field, has the capacity to present a research topic appropriate to headline a plenary symposium at the Society’s annual meeting

The Nominations Committee will rank nominations based on the following criteria:

  • Research – First author status; topic suitable for ASE’s audience; number of publications
  • Presentations – Topics; number of speeches; audience size and type; speaking ability
  • Age – Under the age of 51 (birth date must be verified on CV)
  • Strength of peer recommendation letters.
  • Active ASE member.
  • Must be a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE) at the time of nomination.

Applications:

  • All nominations must include copies of the nominees’ CVs, including birth date.
  • Please keep your nominations as confidential as possible.  Please do not copy (cc) your nomination to other individuals.
  • All nominations should be addressed to the Nominations Committee and sent via email to madilday@asecho.org or by mail to Nominations Committee, ASE, 2530 Meridian Parkway, Suite 450, Durham, NC  27713
  • DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF NOMINATIONS for the 2020 Feigenbaum Lecturer – November 29, 2019

Former Feigenbaum Lecturers and their lecture topics:

2000 – Thomas Porter, MD – “Therapeutic Applications of Microbubbles: A New Echocardiography Frontier”

2001 – Sherif Nagueh, MD – “Insights into the Evolution of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function”

2002 – Flordeliza Villanueva, MD – “Beyond Perfusion Imaging: New Horizons in Contrast Echo”

2003 – Thomas Marwick, MBBS, PHD – “Should We Examine the Heart or the Myocardium: Recent Advances in Tissue Characterization”

2004 – Mario Garcia, MD – “Echocardiography is the Keystone to the Evaluation of Cardiac Function”

2005 – Kevin Wei, MD – “Microbubbles and the Microcirculation”

2006 – Jonathan Lindner, MD – “Thinking Big, Looking Small: Diagnostic Opportunities by Echo Imaging of the Molecular Basis of Disease”

2007 – Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, MD, PhD – “Echocardiography in Translational Research: Of Mice and Men”

2008 – Teresa S.M. Tsang, MD – “Echocardiography in Cardiovascular Public Health: Redefining Prevention”

2009 – Jack Rychik, MD – “Born with Half a Heart: An Echocardiographic Journey of Single Ventricle Type of Congenital Heart Disease from the Fetus to the Adult”

2010 – Victor Mor-Avi, PhD, FASE – “Three-Dimensional Echocardiography: The Benefits of the Additional Dimension”

2011 – Judy Hung, MD, FASE – “A Tale of Two Leaflets: Innovation in Echocardiography”

2012 – Philippe Pibarot, DVM, PhD, FASE – “Doppler Echocardiography is the Cornerstone of the Management of Aortic Stenosis”

2013- Partho P. Sengupta, MBBS, MD, DM, FASE – “Intelligent Platforms for Disease Assessment: Novel Approaches in Functional Echocardiography

2014 – Luc Mertens, MD PhD, FASE – “We are our History: Cardiac Adaptations to Childhood Disease and Implications for Adult Life.”

2015 – Madhav Swaminathan, MD, FASE – “Echo Research in the Perioperative Space:  As Easy as A, B, C…”

2016 – Theodore Abraham, MD, FASE – “Echo Muscles into the Mechanics Era  – Strain Transforms Morphologists into Physiologists”

2017 – Howard Leong-Poi, MD, FASE – “The Evolution of Contrast Echocardiography: A Journey From Diagnostic to Therapeutic Applications”

2018:  Mark Friedberg, MD, FASE – “Echocardiographic Insights into the Stressed Right Ventricle: A Whole Hearted Story”

2019: Sanjiv J. Shah, MD, FASE – “Echocardiography for Precision Medicine: Digital Biopsy to Deconstruct Biology”

 

ASE Headquarters – COVID-19 Update

Beginning March 26, 2020, the county where the ASE Headquarters is located is under a government order to “Stay at Home” due to the spread of the coronavirus. These “Stay at Home” recommendations continue to be in effect and depend on the infection rates in the County/State. ASE will keep all but essential personnel telecommuting until a time when it is judged safe to return to work. 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 ASE@ASEcho.org. Thank you and our best wishes for your continued safety.

New 3D Imaging Code Survey Needs U.S. Physician Input

This is your opportunity to participate in the Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) process to ensure fair and adequate code valuation. The proposed CPT add-on code that describes the additional work required for 3D imaging, in addition to the base echocardiography service, is currently under review at the AMA RUC. Your participation in the RUC survey process is key in the assessment of the time, complexity, and physician work value for these procedures. If you were randomly selected, you received an email from “Qualtrics” with the subject line, “AMA RUC Survey – 3D Imaging of Cardiac Structures.” We ask you to look for it in all your email folders, as many members have found the survey in their spam/junk folder.

More information about the RUC and the survey process is available here.The AMA has created a video to explain the purpose of the survey process and provide specific instructions on how to complete the survey accurately. Please contact Irene Butler, ASE’s Vice President of Health Policy & Member Relations at IButler@ASEcho.org, with any questions. We greatly appreciate your time, input, and expertise.