Richard E. Kerber Ethics/Humanitarian Lecture

This bi-annual lectureship was established in memory of ASE Past President Richard E. Kerber, MD, FASE.  Dr. Kerber championed issued of morality and ethics and how medicine fits into the broader world.  To honor his legacy, this annual lectureship, presented at ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions, will address an ethical dilemma or humanitarian patient care activity. This lecture is chosen by the ASE Scientific Sessions Program Committee. If you would like to nominate someone for the committee to consider, please email

Kerber Lecturers

  • 2024: Linda Gillam, MD, MPH, FASE – “Echocardiography and the Path to Health Equity”
  • 2022: Linda Kerber, PhD – “The Dick Kerber Only Some of Us Knew”
  • 2020: Julius Gardin, MD, FASE – “Ethical Codes and Echocardiographers”
  • 2018: James N. Kirkpatrick, MD, FASE – “Ethical Challenges in the Practice of Echocardiography:  What is Right and How Do We Do It?”