Criteria for Council Steering Committee Members

Council consists of 12 – 15 member governing body charged with identifying and advancing professional priorities for members with specific clinical or professional interest.  Determined by separate submission process and appointed by the Council.  The Chair may represent the interest of the Council to the ASE Board of Directors and will be held to the same standards of a Member at Large.

Nominations open for all active members who meet the stated criteria:

  • Must be an active ASE Member of the American Society of Echocardiography at the time of nomination.
  • Nominees for Chair or Chair-Elect should hold the FASE designation.  FASE is preferred for Members at Large, but not required.
  • Accomplishments in the field should include, but not be limited to, service to the Society, respect/reputation in the profession.
  • Previous service on an ASE committee, council or task force is preferred
  • Council Steering Committee Chairs must disclose if they participate in paid consultancy positions with companies* relative to the cardiovascular field (e.g., device and pharmaceutical companies) or for-profit educational bodies (e.g., cardiovascular web businesses, etc.)  Uncompensated services, scientific advisory committees, research support, stock ownership, book royalties, and other permitted relationships should also be disclosed to ASE and to the public.
  • Council Steering Committee members must declare any volunteer roles with other associations, societies, or cardiovascular-related organizations where their cardiovascular expertise is utilized.
*A company is a for-profit entity that develops, produces, markets, or distributes drugs, devices, services, or therapies used to diagnose, treat, monitor, manage, and/or alleviate health conditions.  It is also a for-profit entity that develops, produces or markets products to the medical community including medical journals, educational bodies, etc.