ASE Live Course COVID-19 Update

The health, well-being, and safety of our live course attendees is of the utmost importance, and to that end ASE is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. On March 17, 2020, the ASE Executive Committee decided to cancel the live ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course in Boston, MA, on May 9-12 and offer it as a virtual online course. For more information on registering to attend this meeting virtually, click here.

The ASE 2020 Scientific Sessions in Denver, CO, on June 19-22 is currently still being planned to take place as scheduled. Due to the rapidly shifting environment, including changes in government policies about public gatherings, the organization is deferring our assessment and decision regarding the status of our June annual Scientific Sessions until after April 7, 2020 to allow for further developments. In the meantime, we are working on alternative plans to enhance the event, including virtual options to support this important activity.

In consultation with our leadership, we plan to continue following the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local health organizations in the Boston and Denver areas. In addition, we will also be working with local health authorities at each of the venues to ensure that appropriate precautions are being followed. If you have any questions, please contact us at

We will continue to post further updates as the need arises.

We  have created a COVID-19 Resources page for our members.

ASE Course Cancellation Policy
At this time, ASE’s current course cancellation policy is in effect. As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, should anything change, we will re-evaluate our cancellation policy at that time in regards to registration refunds.

Current policy is:
If you wish to cancel your participation in any ASE course, your registration fee, less a $100 administrative fee, will be refunded when written notification is received at least 30 days before the first day of the meeting. No refunds will be made after that date or given for no-shows. Registration for any ASE course is non-transferable to another participant or another course. In the event that an individual is unable to attend the conference due to inclement weather or chooses not to attend due to a health epidemic, ASE is unable to refund the conference fee. In the unlikely event the course is cancelled, ASE is responsible only for refund of the registration fee, minus the administrative fee, and not for transportation, hotel accommodations, or any miscellaneous expenses incurred by the participant.


Last updated: Mar 23, 2020 @ 10:16 am

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.