Member Ambassador Program

Recruit one new member and you BOTH receive an ASE branded SpinSocket.
Recruit five or more new members and your 2020 ASE membership will be FREE.

Thank you to those members who referred 5 or more new members!

2020
Anita Sadeghpour, MD, FACC, FASE
Barry Canaday, MS, RN, RDCS, RCS, FASE
Beth Lampe, BS, RDCS, RDMS
Chittur Sivaram, MD, FASE
Heather Martin, RDCS
Jacqueline Turner
Joey Parnell
Kalpana Mahatpure
Bonita Anderson, M.APPL.SC, DMU, AMS, ACS, FASE, FASA
Patrick McNamara, MD
Paul Braum, BS, RDCS, RCS, RVT, RVS, ACS, FASE
Samantha Carnefix, RDCS
Sara Niese, RDCS
Shelly Esser, RDCS, MHS
Tara Guthrie
Victoria McGee, RCS, RVS, FASE

2019
Anita Sadeghpour, MD, FACC, FASE
Frederick Cobey, MD, FASE
Tara Guthrie
Beth Lampe, BS, RDCS, RDMS
Kalpana Mahatpure
Alina Nicoara, MD, FASE
Joey Parnell
Taisa Reyes, RDCS

Bonita Anderson, M.APPL.SC, DMU, AMS, ACS, FASE, FASA
Paul Braum, BS, RDCS, RCS, RVT, RVS, ACS, FASE
Barry Canaday, MS, RN, RDCS, RCS, FASE
Cheryl Clark, RCS

Past Member Ambassadors

Who makes ASE strong? YOU

You make ASE the largest voice in cardiovascular imaging in the world.
You know the value of membership and can share it with your colleagues.
You can encourage them to join ASE to maintain the influence of the echo community.

Top 3 Reasons for Members to Refer New Members:

  • Create a stronger community of peers to collaborate with
  • Increase your network to become a leader in your workplace/academic institution
  • Recruiting New Members is FUN and EASY!

Tips for Recruiting New Members:

  • Send an email to a friend or colleague
  • Use social media to promote the member benefits you receive from ASE
  • Invite them to participate in a webinar
  • Send a link to the ASE/ASE Learning Hub websites
  • Share an advocacy update
  • Share ASE Live courses information
  • Keep a copy of JASE in the Echo Lab
  • Publish an article in your workplace newsletter about ASE
  • Make announcements in weekly/monthly staff meetings
  • Follow up to see if your contacts have any questions and encourage them to join
  • Get CREATIVE and spread the word!

A Member Recruiting Toolkit is available here.

Interested but don’t have the time to actively recruit?

No problem, simply send an email to Suzanne Morris at smorris@asecho.org with the following information: Name, email address, and member type (ie: physician/sonographer/student)  and we will reach out to your contacts on your behalf.  The best part, You get all the credit!

The Rules: The member referral program is an ASE member benefit designed to encourage current members to spread the word about the value of ASE membership. If you are not sure of your member status, call us at 919-861-5574. This offer expires August 31, 2020. New members must include the referring member’s name on the membership application to receive the ASE referral gift. Referring credit is received once a new member joins ASE. A maximum of one free membership per member per year can be earned.

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.