Is it safe to attend State-of-the-Art Echocardiography?

The health, safety, and well-being of all those involved in ASE live courses is our top priority. We are committed to providing all participants the safest experience possible. Our ASE COVID-19 Statement is based on Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) guidance and will continue to evolve as the COVID-19 situation changes in the time between now and the State-of-the-Art Echocardiography conference.

We encourage all attendees to take a moment and review The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa safety protocols.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By registering for and traveling to the 34th Annual State-of-the-Art Echocardiography course, you (and any guests you bring) voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

As a registrant, we also ask you to review and agree to actively practice the guidelines set forth in our Code of Conduct Policy.

What is the hotel rate and how do I make a reservation?

ASE has secured a block of rooms for attendees at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa at a discounted rate, starting at $310 per night plus tax (based on single/double occupancy). Room rates will be subject to an additional discounted daily resort fee of $20 per room per night (plus tax).

Click here to make your reservation online.

The room block will be held until Monday, January 17, 2022, or until the block is sold out. Due to the high demand expected at the hotel and this conference, we anticipate the hotel and room block will sell out.  After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space-available basis. A deposit of one night room and tax will be held at the time of the reservation. Deposits will be refunded if notice is received at least twenty-one (21) working days prior to arrival, and a cancellation number is obtained. More information about the property can be found here.

You can also call Marriott reservations directly at 1-800-354-5892. Please specify that you are with the “American Society of Echocardiography, February 2022” to secure the group rate.

Do I need to register for the meeting first in order to make a hotel room reservation?

The room block is designated for conference attendees, only. We ask that you register for the conference before booking a room reservation. Reservations without an accompanying conference registration are subject to being released.

Can I bring family or friends with me?

Yes, family and friends are welcome to join you at the resort.  As a reminder, State-of-the-Art Echocardiography meeting and meal functions are for registered attendees only. If you book multiple rooms, please use the attendees name on each reservation to avoid confusion.  Reservations without an accompanying conference registration are subject to being released.   

Are meals included in the registration fee?

ASE will provide breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks for all registered attendees of the pre-conference workshop and main conference Friday through Monday in The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa Convention Center. All other meals are on your own.

How many CME credits are available for State-of-the-Art Echocardiography?

The American Society of Echocardiography designates this live course for a maximum of 31.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits, pending approval. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 31.75 MOC points (pending approval) in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program and/or The American Board of Anesthesiology® (ABA) Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® or MOCA®. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is ASE’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABA MOCA and/or ABIM MOC points. For a breakdown of CME credits available, please click here.

How can I claim CME credits?

Information on claiming CME credits will be available onsite during the in-person course. 

What is the State-of-the-Art Echocardiography Cancellation Policy?

ASE hopes that everyone who registers for the course will be able to attend, however, we understand extenuating circumstances do occur. All requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to Registrar@ASEcho.org. ASE’s Cancellation and Refund Policy is the following:

  • Cancellation requests received on or before January 18, 2022, will receive a full refund, less a $100 administrative fee.
  • Cancellations received between January 19, 2022, and February 12, 2022 will receive a refund of 50% of their registration fee.
  • Cancellations received on or after February 13, 2022, or no-shows will not be refunded.

Learn more about the cancellation policies for State-of-the-Art Echocardiography here. 

What is the deadline to register for State-of-the-Art Echocardiography?

Early registration rates will expire on January 18, 2022. Register before this date to save $100. On-site registration will only be available if space permits, and the price will increase an additional $125. Registration will close completely on February 21, 2022.  Click here to register.

 Will the State-of-the-Art Echocardiography content be available online to registered attendees of the in-person course?

On-demand access to the State-of-the-Art Echocardiography content is included with the in-person course registration.  All sessions will be available on-demand, through the ASE Learning Hub, to view as many times as you would like from March 7, 2022 through June 5, 2022.    

What are the system requirements to access the on-demand content when it is available?

All you will need is your computer and a stable and reliable internet connection. This is essentially no different than watching a video on YouTube. If you can watch YouTube, then you will be able to stream on the website with no problems. 

I cannot attend the in-person State-of-the-Art Echocardiography course. Will other options be available?

State-of-the-Art Echocardiography 2022 On-Demand is available as a virtual only offering. This will include recorded content (excluding pre-conference Learning Lab) from the State-of-the-Art Echocardiography meeting and will offer 16.75 CME credits. A separate registration fee will be required. State-of-the-Art Echocardiography 2022 On-Demand content will be available starting March 7, 2022. More information on this virtual only offering is available here. 

I have more questions. Who can I contact?

Should you have additional questions, please fill out a Help Desk ticket.