Council on Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease

 The ASE Council on Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease is dedicated to the following objectives:

  • Support pediatric and congenital heart disease ultrasound interest areas by communicating issues of importance to the membership;
  • Provide guidance to the Board regarding pediatric and congenital issues;
  • Provide a forum for members with similar interests to network;
  • Provide a representative (council chairman) to ASE Board of Directors;
  • To provide educational offerings for those practicing cardiovascular ultrasound for pediatric patients and those with congenital heart disease, including guidance to Scientific Sessions Program Committee
  • To provide guidance on standards of care related to pediatric and congenital heart disease to the Board and Guidelines and Standards Committee

PCHD Council Steering Committee

  • Quarterly article in the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE)
  • Targeted track at ASE Scientific Sessions
  • Advocacy efforts related to issues affecting pediatric and congenital echocardiography
  • Pediatric and Congenital Community on  Connect@ASE
    • Monthly message from chair
    • Resource library
    • Allows members to discuss issues and network
    • Forum for news and announcements about ASE and pediatric and congenital heart disease

 

Awards

The Council has two awards, which alternate every other year. In 2019, the Council on Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Founders’ Award was awarded to Lindsey D. Allan, MD, FRCP of University of London, UK. In 2018, the Excellence in Teaching in Pediatrics was awarded to Meryl Cohen, MD, FASE of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.

Participating in the Council on Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease

Membership in ASE’s councils is a complimentary member benefit. You can join one or more subspecialty councils of interest to you by checking the relevant boxes on your membership application or by selecting them in your online membership profile.

Most of the information about council activities, announcements, discussion boards and volunteer opportunities are available in the council’s community on Connect@ASE, ASE’s online networking site.   This site is an ASE member benefit, and allows council members the opportunity to network, discuss issues, be aware of deadlines for travel grants and volunteer opportunities, and be in the know about council initiatives, concerns and news. Members can opt for daily or weekly digests of news related to the council communities in which they chose to participate. Simply opt to join the communities of interest to you by clicking on the “communities” tab on your Connect@ASE homepage.

Additional pediatric and congenital resources on ASEcho.org

Information on pediatric and congenital heart disease training and fellowships is available here: https://www.asecho.org/clinical-information/pediatric-and-congenital-heart-disease-training-and-fellowships/

2020-2021 Council on Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Steering Committee:

Chair:  Piers Barker (June 2019-June 2021)
Chair Elect: Carolyn Altman, MD, FASE (June 2019-June 2021)
Immediate Past Chair:  Gregory Ensing, MD, FASE (June 2019 – June 2021)
ASE Council Representative: Meryl Cohen, MD, FASE (June 2020 – June 2022)
Education Committee Rep.:  Sowmya Balasubramanian, MD, FASE (June 2019 – June 2021)
Guidelines & Standards Rep.: David Harrild, MD, FASE (June 2019 – June 2021)
Scientific Sessions Program Track Chair:  Shubhika Srivastava, MD, FASE (June 2020 – June 2021)
Scientific Sessions Program Track Co-Chair:  David Parra, MD, FASE (June 2020 – June 2021)
Member at Large: Melissa Wasserman, RDCS, RCCS, FASE (June 2018 – June 2021)
Member at Large: Bruce Landeck, MD, FASE (June 2018 – June 2021)
Member at Large: Neha Soni-Patel, BS, RDCS, RCCS, FASE (June 2020 – June 2022)
Member at Large: Pei-Ni Jone, MD, FASE (June 2020 – June 2022)
Member at Large: Bhawna Arya, MD, FASE (June 2020- June 2022)