OPEN POSITIONS & CRITERIA

ASE Board of Directors:  July 2020 – June 2021

20-Member governing body charged with supervision, control and direction of the affairs of the Society.  

VICE PRESIDENT: (1-Year Term; ladder to presidency)
The Vice President’s duties are delegated by the Board of Directors and the President.  The Vice President would perform the duties of the President-Elect in the event of his/her inability to serve. The Vice President will also serve concurrently as Vice Chair of the ASE Foundation Board.  This position is open to all members who meet the stated criteria.

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE: (2-Year Term)
The Council Representative is a member of ASE’s Executive Committee and represents the voice and interests of all ASE Councils.  Candidate must have served on one of the Society’s Council Steering Committees.  The Council Representative will also serve as an Ex-Officio member on each Council Steering Committee.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
In these positions, the directors have responsibility for the supervision, control and direction of the affairs of the Society, its committees and publications; they determine its policies or changes therein; and actively participate in formulating its objectives and in supervising the disbursement of its funds. The following positions are open:

  • Three (3) Member at Large positions (2-Year Term):  Nominations open for all active members who meet the stated criteria.

Criteria for Officers (Vice President and Council Representative):

  • Must be an active ASE member and be a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE) at time of nomination.
  • Accomplishments in the field should include, but not be limited to, service to the Society, respect/reputation in the profession.
  • Has served (or currently serving) on ASE’s Board of Directors and has served as a Chair or Co-Chair of an ASE Standing Committee or Council.
  • Officer candidates must be board certified in his/her subspecialty(ties), if applicable.
  • Candidates for Vice President must have a letter from their institution indicating approval of the time commitment needed to perform duties as President (approximately 30% of individual’s time)
  • Officers must agree that they will not participate in paid or unpaid 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 on scientific advisory committees, research support, stock ownership, book royalties, and other permitted relationships should nevertheless be disclosed to ASE and to the public.
  • Officers must agree that they will not serve simultaneously on any other cardiovascular-related organization’s executive committee (as an officer) while serving on ASE’s Executive Committee.
  • Officers must agree that they will not provide testimonials and/or endorsements or participate as speakers for commercial entities relative to the cardiovascular field (e.g., device and pharmaceutical companies) where that endorsement has not been specifically approved by the Society.
  • Officers must declare any volunteer roles with other associations, societies, or cardiovascular-related organizations where their cardiovascular expertise is utilized. 

Criteria for Board of Director Members:

  • Must be an active ASE Member and be a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE) at the time of nomination.
  • 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, preferably having chaired one of these positions.
  • Directors must agree that they will not 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 nevertheless be disclosed to ASE and to the public.
  • Directors must declare any volunteer roles with other associations, societies, or cardiovascular-related organizations where their cardiovascular expertise is utilized.

Criteria for Council Steering Committee Members:

  • 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 agree that they will not 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 nevertheless 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.  

Officers, Directors, and Council Steering Committee candidates are judged on these qualifications:
Candidates are respected in the profession; strategic thinkers; have the time, dedication and financial ability to serve; are well-versed in ASE history and organization knowledge; are effective board leaders; are committed to the strategic planning process and understand ASE’s mission and goals; can broadly represent the ASE members; and have strong communication, interpersonal and collaborative skills, as well as the ability to meet deadlines for completing assignments.

ASE Foundation Board of Directors:  January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020

10-Member governing body charged with oversight of ASEF’s Annual Appeal Committee, finances and strategic initiatives.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Global Representative (2-year term):  Candidate must be a member of one of ASE’s International Alliance Partners and preferably have ASE Foundation Global Health Outreach experience.  Candidates must be a past donor to the ASE Foundation and a current ASE member.  They do not need to reside within the United States.

Member at Large (3-year term):  Candidate must have experience with fundraising.  Candidates must be a past donor to the ASE Foundation and a current member.

Member at Large (3-year term):  Candidate must have experience with global medical outreach events (experience does not have to be specific to ASE).  Candidates must be a past donor to the ASE Foundation and a current member.

Member at Large (2-year term):  Candidate must be actively involved with ASE (serving on a committee, council, task force, writing group, etc.).  Candidates must be a past donor to the ASE Foundation and a current member.

Member at Large (2-year term):  Candidate must have employment experience as a fundraiser outside of ASE  This candidate is not expected to be an ASE member or a past donor.  Candidate would bring expertise related to non-profit fundraising into the board deliberations.  Travel expenses for the one face-to-face meeting are covered for this individual, but in keeping with the other positions, it does not have any honorarium or stipend associated with service.

ASE Council Steering Committees:   July 2020 – June 2021

12 – 15 Member governing body charged with identifying and advancing professional priorities for members with specific clinical or professional interest.

Council on Cardiovascular Sonography Steering Committee

  • Chair-Elect (2-year term), ladder position to Chair
  • Four (4) Member at Large positions (2-year terms)

Council on Perioperative Echocardiography Steering Committee

  • Three (3) Member at Large positions (2-year term)

Council on Circulation and Vascular Ultrasound Steering Committee

  • Chair-Elect (2-year term); ladder position to Chair
  • Two (2) Member at Large positions (2-year term)

Council on Pediatric & Congenital Heart Disease Steering Committee

  • Five (5) Member at Large positions (2-year term)