Scientific Sessions Program Committee


  • Required to be part of the program and on site during the annual conference.
  • Review evaluations from previous Scientific Sessions to enhance future Scientific Sessions offerings.
  • Coordinate and develop annual meeting content and networking events.
    • Identify and assign faculty
    • Work with International Alliance Partners for international faculty assignments. International faculty should be a % in alignment with the Society’s strategic goals
  • Participate in the abstract selection process
    • Develop criteria and selections for abstracts and case submissions.
    • Select research abstracts to be promoted at Scientific Sessions.
    • Assist with abstract promotional activities including attracting media outlets to cover the Scientific Sessions.
  • Responsible for the financial oversight and performance of the annual meeting.
  • Explore strategic alliances and collaboration with other medical organizations to create more resources at the annual meeting for ASE members (special symposia, joint education, etc.).
  • Responsible for assisting with marketing of Scientific Sessions (presenting slide sets, etc.).
    • Promote activities revolving around the annual meeting, including community events and social events.
    • Responsible for promoting the scientific sessions (with slide sets, etc.) to other healthcare professionals and potential funders.

The Chair of the Scientific Sessions Program Committee may not have any paid relationships with industry or others during their term of service.

2024 – 2025 Committee Members:
Carol Mitchell, PhD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT(R), ACS, FASE – Chair
Dermot Phelan, MD, PhD, FASE – Co-Chair

Leo Lopez, MD, FASE – Abstract Chair
Alicia Armour, MA, ACS, RDCS, FASE – Incoming Co-Chair
Jordan Strom, MD, MSc, FASE – Abstract Co-Chair
Federico Asch, MD, FASE – Past Chair
Theodore Abraham, MD, FASE – President
David Wiener, MD, FASE – President-Elect
Omar Khalique, MD, FASE, FACC, FSCCT, FSCMR, FSCAI – Accelerator Challenge Representative
Sangeeta Shah, MD, FASE – ACHD Rep
Amy Dillenbeck, MS, ACS, RDCS, FASE – Learning Lab
Cody Frye, BA, ACS, RDCS, FASE – Learning Lab
Aaron Aday, MD, MSc, RPVI – Local Liaison/Vascular Representative
David Parra, MD, FASE – Local Liaison
Michael Lanspa, MD, FASE – Critical Care Representative
Adam Dorfman, MD, FASE – PCHD Representative
Kiran Belani, MD, FASE – Perioperative Representative
TBD – Interventional Echo Representative
Neha Soni-Patel, MEd, BSME, RCCS, RDCS (AE/PE), FASE – Member at Large
Mahi Ashwath, MD, MBA, FACC, FASE, FSCMR – Member at Large
Denise Ignatowski, BS, RDCS, FASE – Member at Large
Erin Michos, MD, MHS, FASE – Member at Large
Amit Patel, MD, FACC, FSCMR, FSCCT – Member at Large
Susan Mayer, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Patrick Gleason, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Kameswari Maganti, MD, FACC, FASE – Member at Large
Anita Sadeghpour, MD, FACC, FASE – Member at Large
Ritu Thamman, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Christina Caruso-LaFuria – Staff Liaison