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.


  • 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 and be on letterhead with a signature. (See Guidelines for Letters).
  • Solicit additional letters of support for nomination. These letters of support may be submitted separately to the Nominations Committee (  ASE and ASEF Board candidate 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.


Accept nomination by completing the following:

  • Submit a copy of current CV before November 29, 2019.
  • Submit a one page vision statement which includes their level of interest, expertise, areas of interest, how their time will be made available and how they would contribute to ASE or ASEF achieving its goals. This statement must be received by November 29, 2019.
  • Complete a brief online self-assessment survey
  • Review and submit the online ASE Conflict of Interest/Disclosure form. Candidates will be required to submit a COI form, if there is currently no form on file or if the current form requires updating.  Please be sure to read the complete COI policy before submitting the form.


All letters of nomination, support should be addressed to:  Nominations Committee Chair Vera Rigolin, MD, FASE

Letters may be sent electronically to Suzanne Morris at


Mail correspondence should be sent to:
Nominating Committee
c/o Vera Rigolin, MD, FASE, Chair, Nominations Committee
American Society of Echocardiography
2530 Meridian Parkway, Ste. 450
Durham, NC  27713

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 Thank you and our best wishes for your continued safety.