An investment in the ASE Foundation…
- Is an investment in your future and the future of echocardiography
- Enables ASE to respond rapidly and effectively when opportunities or challenges arise
- Demonstrates leadership, vision, and a unified commitment to the priorities of ASE and the goals of the Foundation
Member Perspective on the Value of the Foundation
|“ASE has had a major impact on the role of echo in the practice of cardiology and the ASE Foundation can be our voice to help set and maintain high quality use of echocardiography. This can be achieved through a strong CME program, development of clinical guidelines for optimum practices in echocardiography, funding research that demonstrates the value of echo and by securing a strong workforce. The ASE Foundation can help on these and many other fronts.” Michael H. Picard, MD, FASE | Past-President, ASE | Director, Clinical Echocardiography | Massachusetts General Hospital|
“How can we maintain innovation, continued learning and high clinical standards in an ever evolving field such as echocardiography? The ASE Foundation is the answer and deserves our full support. You can honor a mentor, a friend, or simply support cardiovascular ultrasound, which always directly impacts patient care. You can make a difference!” William A. Zoghbi, MD, FASE | Past-President, ASE | Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Institute | The Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Student and Fellow Travel Grants and Scholarships
Alan D. Waggoner, MHS, RDCS Sonographer Student Scholarship
Established in 2001 in recognition of Mr. Waggoner’s professional achievements and service to ASE, this award funds one scholarship of $1,000, one complimentary registration for ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions, and annual meeting travel support (not to exceed $500). The Alan D. Waggoner Student Scholarship Award is given to sonographer students enrolled in CAAHEP accredited educational programs who exhibit a passion for the discipline of echocardiography and demonstrate leadership abilities.
“There’s something special about being a part of such a specific field such as cardiovascular sonography. I have firsthand experience of almost losing my father to cardiac disease, and I am empowered to be the link of knowledge and understanding to my family and others.”-Wendy Yang, 2013 Alan D. Waggoner, MHS, RDCS Sonographer Student Scholarship
UltraEcho, Ltd. Cardiovascular Sonographer Student Travel Grant
The UltraEcho, Ltd. Cardiovascular Sonographer Student Travel Grant is supported by a grant to the ASE Foundation and is presented to a sonographer student enrolled in an accredited cardiovascular ultrasound program. This grant provides funding to assist a student to attend ASE’s annual scientific sessions or another ASE-sponsored educational course.
“Receiving the UltraEcho Cardiovascular Sonographer Student Travel Grant made a great impact on my Cardiac Sonography career. It made possible for me to attend this year’s ASE Scientific Sessions, not to mention it is a wonderful channel to meet talent people and discuss the profession.”-Juliane DeBorba, 2013 UltraEcho, Ltd. Cardiovascular Sonographer Student Travel Grant
Feigenbaum Cardiovascular Sonographer Student Travel Grant
The Feigenbaum Cardiovascular Sonographer Student Travel Grant is supported by a grant to the ASE Foundation from Elsevier, Inc., to honor Dr. Harvey Feigenbaum’s commitment and tenure as the former editor of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE) for 20 years. The award is presented to a sonographer student enrolled in an accredited cardiac ultrasound program. This grant provides funding to assist a student to attend ASE’s annual scientific sessions or another ASE-sponsored educational course. Each grant amount is $1,000 and includes a complimentary registration to ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions held June 29 – July 2, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN.
“The knowledge I can obtain from the ASE Scientific Sessions will help me better serve my future patients. It will expose me to updated technology and the latest methods for assessing cardiac function.” -Monica Hanzo, 2013 Feigenbaum Cardiovascular Sonographer Student Travel Grant
Guideline-based Projects to Standardize Patient Care
The ASE Foundation is bringing critical guidelines to the global community that work to standardize treatment and improve patient care worldwide. ASEF develops translated guidelines and educational materials to help facilitate adoption of ASE quality measures. ASEF, along with its many contributors and volunteers, then brings these resources to practitioners through mission work and teaching materials with the goal of increasing the quality of healthcare worldwide.
How can I support the ASE Foundation?
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