Council on Circulation & Vascular Ultrasound

Council Objectives include:

  • Support circulation and vascular ultrasound interest areas by communicating issues of importance to the membership;
  • Provide guidance to the ASE Board of Directors regarding circulation and vascular ultrasound;
  • 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 circulation and vascular patients, including guidance to Scientific Sessions Program Committee
  • To provide guidance on standards of care related to circulation and vascular ultrasound to the Board and Guidelines and Standards Committee

Council on Circulation & Vascular Ultrasound Steering Committee Activities

  • Quarterly article in the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE)
  • Targeted track at ASE Scientific Sessions instructing how to perform vascular ultrasound, review clinical cases, and understand risk assessment in the practice of primary prevention
  • Advocacy efforts related to circulation and vascular ultrasound practice
  • Circulation and Vascular  community on  Connect@ASE
    • Bi-monthly message from chair
    • Resource library
    • Allows members to discuss issues and network
    • Forum for news and announcements about ASE and circulation and vascular ultrasound

2021 ASE CAVUS Council Training Grants- Apply Today!

In partnership with the ASE Council on Circulation & Vascular Ultrasound, the ASE Foundation will sponsor two vascular ultrasound trainees (physician student or sonographer) registrations to attend the 32nd Annual ASE Scientific Sessions , June 18-21, 2021.

Students in an ultrasound training program, residents and fellows in vascular surgery, cardiovascular medicine, and vascular medicine may apply. All sonographers with strong interest in vascular ultrasound are also invited to apply. The application process requires submission of:

  • Your current CV.
  • A brief, one-page personal statement about why you want to attend the Annual ASE Scientific Sessions.
  • A letter from the director of your training program or the vascular laboratory director in support of your application.

Questions and application materials may be directed to Natalya Read at Deadline for submission is Friday, April 12, 2021.

Participating in the Council on Circulation & Vascular Ultrasound:

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

Council on Circulation & Vascular Ultrasound Steering Committee:

Chair: Bryan Wells, MD, FASE

Chair Elect: TBD

Immediate Past Chair: Amer Johri, MD, FASE

Council Representative on ASE Executive Board:  Meryl Cohen, MD, FASE

Education Committee Representative:  Vijay Nambi, MD, FASE

Guidelines & Standards Committee Representative:  Rebecca LeLeiko, MD

Scientific Sessions Track Chair: Fadi Shamoun, MD, FASE

Scientific Sessions Track Co-Chair: Christina Fanola, MD, MSC

Members at Large: Christina Fanola, MD

Members at Large: Rebecca LeLeiko, MD

Members at Large: Matthew Vorsanger, MD