Updated ASE Code of Ethics and Whistleblower Policies

ASE’s Governance and Compliance Committee, chaired by Neil Weissman, MD, FASE, and co-chaired by Merri Bremer, EdD, RN, ACS, RDCS, FASE, completed their review of ASE’s governance documents and recommended changes to the Society’s Code of Ethics (COE) Policy and Whistleblower Policy. These revisions were approved by the Board of Directors during their 2021 November meeting. The organization wants to support a cohesive and transparent policy, and has placed these new documents on a public-facing site.

All new members will be asked, upon their dues submission, to agree to the new code of ethics guidelines. Renewing members will be a given an opportunity later this Spring. This COE document sets forth the governing principles, values, and beliefs shared by members of the American Society of Echocardiography, as well as the ethical behavior and standards of conduct expected in conformance with these principles and beliefs.