NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions for Submitting Leadership Nominations
Nominations for the leadership positions should be based on valuable service to ASE/ASEF or contributions to the field of cardiovascular ultrasound.  Candidates must also understand and support the strategic goals of the organization, and broadly represent the ASE membership.  All active members are eligible for nomination for most of the open positions, including the ladder to presidency. While candidates can actively seek out support for their candidacy, candidates are not self-nominated, they must have letters of support put forward by other active ASE members.

NOMINATOR’S RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Submit letter of nomination outlining candidate’s leadership skills to ASE/ASEF and provide a copy of candidate’s CV. Active members may nominate one candidate per open position.
  • Letters should be addressed to the Nominations Committee Chair Madhav Swaminathan, MD, FASE and be on letterhead with a signature.  Council Steering Committee position letters should be addressed to the current Steering Committee Chair. (See Guidelines for Letters).  These letters should minimally review:
    • Include your assessment of the candidate’s attributes that qualify them as a role model in the field of CV ultrasound.
    • Include your assessment of the candidate’s unique qualifications that qualify them as an exceptional candidate for the position
    • How will the candidate’s attributes foster the mission and goals of the ASE or ASEF ?
  • Solicit additional letters of support for nomination. These letters of support may be submitted separately to the Nominations Committee (send to smorris@asecho.org).  ASE and ASEF Board candidates may have 2-3 letters of support.  ASE Vice President candidates may have up to 5 letters of support.
  • Members can provide supporting letters for more than one candidate. If a member is writing to support more than one candidate, the letters must highlight the differences in the candidates; otherwise the letters take away the weight of the recommendations for both candidates.
  • Members of the Nominations Committee cannot write letters of nomination or support.  Nominees are restricted from contacting or lobbying members of the Nominations Committee other than by writing letters of nominations or letters of support.

CANDIDATE’S RESPONSIBILITIES:

To assist in your application please use the following checklist. Accept nomination by completing the following:

  • Submit a copy of a current and accurate CV before November 30, 2021. Please include any certifications in the medical field, particularly related to echocardiography.
  • Submit a one page vision statement which includes your level of interest, expertise, areas of interest, how your time will be made available and how they would contribute to ASE or ASEF achieving its goals. This will minimally include:
    • What are the candidate’s attributes that qualify them as a role model in the field of CV ultrasound?
    • What are the candidate’s unique qualifications that qualify them as an exceptional candidate for this position?
    • What is the candidate’s vision to further ASE’s strategic plan?

This statement must be received by November 30, 2021.

  • Complete an online Checklist
  • Review and submit the online ASE Conflict of Interest/Disclosure form. Candidates will be required to submit a COI form.  Please be sure to read the complete COI policy before submitting the form.
  • Understand that, if you are selected, you will be subject to a screening process from a third-party vendor to assure that you have abided with ASE’s ethics policy and core values before being confirmed.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF NOMINATIONS AND CANDIDATE MATERIALS IS NOVEMBER 30, 2021.  There will be no exceptions to this deadline.

Letters of nomination and support should be addressed to:  Nominations Committee Chair Madhav Swaminathan, MD, FASE

Letters for Council Steering Committee positions should be addressed to:
Carolyn Altman MD, FASE– Chair of the Council on Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Steering Committee
Burkhard Mackensen, MD, PhD, FASE– Chair of the Council on Perioperative Echocardiography Steering Committee
Bryan Wells, MD, FASE- Chair of the Council on Circulation & Vascular Ultrasound Steering Committee
Keith Collins, MS, RDCS, FASE– Chair of the Council on Cardiovascular Sonography Steering Committee

 Letters should be sent electronically to Suzanne Morris at smorris@asecho.org