‘Donate a Cup’ for National Coffee Day: 9/28-9/30

National Coffee Day is September 29th and the ASE Foundation has set a goal to raise $2,500 between 9/28 – 9/30. #BoostASEF with a donation over this weekend and when you do, be sure to post it on social media. Tag @ASE360 and use #GaveACup to share that you’ve donated! We want to see your pictures whether you’re sipping on a cup of coffee at home, at the echo lab, or with your favorite barista and a local shop.  

By the way… making a donation this weekend will be VERY simple. We’ve made a special web page so you won’t have to leave our website. It will go live on September 28th and it’ll take you less time to donate than it does to order your grande double shot no foam soy latte 😉

Book Signing @ #ASE2019

The ASE Foundation is proud to host New York Times Bestselling author, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, MD for a signing event of her book, Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health.

Dr. Natterson-Horowitz is this year’s inaugural Gardin Lecturer and is presenting during the Echo Technology at the Cutting Edge of Knowledge session on Sunday, June 23rd. After her lecture she will be at the ASEF Booth from 2:45 – 3:30 PM, signing copies of her best-selling book. The only way to ensure a book will be waiting for you in Portland is to pre-order your copy by Tuesday, May 28th on ASE Marketplace. 100% of the $25 purchase is treated as a tax-deductible donation to the ASE Foundation. Only a very limited number of copies will be available for purchase on site.

Research Funding Available! 

E21 Research Grants Submissions Now Open

The new E21 Research Grant for Clinician-Scientist and Engineering Partnership program will provide funding for research that aims to use engineering solutions to solve a relevant clinical problem in cardiovascular ultrasound. This ASE Foundation funding is offered in partnership with the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, the National Board of Echocardiography, Inc., Bracco, Inc., and Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc. Three grants of up to $200,000 each are available. Recipients are also eligible for travel support to present the results of their project at future ASE and AIUM scientific meetings. Visit ASEFoundation.org/E21ResearchGrant for more information and application instructions.

Deadlines Approaching!

March 31st is the last day to:

  • Submit a photo for the Images from the Heart photo exhibition

  • Apply to volunteer for a global health outreach event

April 1st is the last day to:

  • Apply for a council travel grant


You don’t want to miss out on any of these opportunities!

Here is a little information about each:

Images from the Heart Photo Exhibition: A curated photo exhibit on display during ASE 2019 in Portland that will feature photographs taken while ASE members were participating in humanitarian or training events that were medical in nature. Visit ASEFoundation.org/ImagesFromTheHeart for entry details.

Global Health Outreach Events: This September ASEF will host events in China and Kenya. Both physicians and sonographers are needed. Visit ASEFoundation.org/volunteer to learn more about each event and its specific focus.

Council Travel Grants: The ASE Foundation funds Council Travel Grants for trainees to support their attendance at the ASE Annual Scientific Sessions. Eight grants of $1,000 each will be awarded. Visit ASEFoundation.org/council-travel-grants for more information and to apply.

Thank You For Supporting ASEF on Spring Giving Day 2019!


ASEF welcomed the first day of Spring by holding our fourth annual Spring Giving Day and thanks to 24 incredible donors, it was a huge success! In just 24 hours we raised $5,668, surpassing our $5,000 goal.

We extend a special thank you to David Rubenson, MD, FASE, who made an early pledge of $1,000.

Gifts received on Spring Giving Day will foster the future of echocardiography by supporting scholarships and travel grants to young professionals in the field. Each and every gift made to the ASE Foundation makes a difference in the projects you support and the people you help. 100% of all giving is allocated to charitable projects.

If you missed this opportunity, it is not too late to support the Annual Appeal. Log onto the ASE Portal and click the ASE Foundation tab at the top right to donate today!


The ASE Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Our tax I.D. number is 43-1972597. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-814-5400. The license is not an endorsement by the State.

ASE Foundation Partners with WomenHeart to Help Heart Disease Patients

The ASE Foundation (ASEF) is very proud to announce that it has partnered with WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, to provide women with important information to help them better navigate the often complicated process of living with heart disease. ASEF has become a sponsor of WomenHeart’s Red Bag of Courage® educational program that delivers heart health materials directly into the hands of women who need it most. Read more here.

ASE Foundation Partners with WVU Heart and Vascular Institute to Conduct Free Cardiovascular Exams

On October 20, the American Society of Echocardiography Foundation (ASEF) is partnering with the West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute to host a one-day cardiovascular testing and diagnostic event at four sites across North Central West Virginia. Led by Partho Sengupta, MBBS, MD, DM, FASE, WVU Heart & Vascular Institute, Morgantown, WV, and Sanjeev Bhavnani, MD, Scripps Clinic, San Diego, CA, a team of ASEF volunteers will conduct free heart health exams on adult patients. Read more here.

What is Normal? ASE and Its International Partners Explore New Standardization Across the Globe

Durham, NC, February 26, 2018 – The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and its International Alliance Partners are joining efforts in the World Alliance of Societies of Echocardiography (WASE) Normal Values Study. This study is bringing together the scientific cardiovascular ultrasound community from around the world to better understand if the current recommended normal values for heart dimensions and function in subjects from different races and countries are similar or different. In addition, normal values for novel echocardiography modalities such as 3D and strain will be established. Read more here.

ASE Volunteers Travel to Cuba for Historic Training Event

DannyNine ASE Foundation volunteers recently returned from a successful 3-day training event in Havana, Cuba. Held April 6-8, the educational training event took place at the Hermanos Ameijeiras Hospital, the premier hospital in Havana. More than 300 cardiologists from throughout Cuba participated, all of whom perform echocardiography as part of their practice. Cuban officials estimated we reached 91% of the echocardiographers in that country. The physicians located outside of Havana received support from the Cuban government for hotel accommodations as well as transportation to and from Havana to attend this event.

All talks, including those from our ASEF representatives, were presented in Spanish, and included advanced topics such as strain imaging/speckle tracking, cardio-oncology, congenital heart disease, the use of echocardiography in intervention, and advances in echocardiography. The talks were recorded for future dissemination throughout Spanish-speaking countries. A favorite giveaway at the event was USB drives loaded with ASE guideline documents, including Spanish translations, placing important ASE reference materials in the hands of each participant. This guideline dissemination is a key feature of ASEF’s missions, fostering standardized patient care throughout the global medical community. Working alongside the Cuban Society of Cardiology and the InterAmerican Association of Echocardiography resulted in a unique and historic collaboration. Read more here.

An Opportunity to Support the ASE Foundation and Recognize your Fellows

There is still time to purchase tables and individual tickets for the ASE Foundation Research Awards Gala, Saturday, June 3, 7-11 PM, at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland. This event is the Foundation’s largest annual fundraising event to garner funding for cardiovascular ultrasound research. Please be sure to purchase your table or tickets soon as this event has sold out each year.  Tickets will not be available on site. Questions?  Contact gala@asecho.org.

“Our fellows are one of our greatest assets and are the future of our field. I have invited my imaging fellows to join my table at the ASEF gala to show my appreciation for their work and the benefits of being a member of ASE. Please join me by doing the same for your fellows!” – Vera Rigolin, MD, FASE, ASE President-Elect, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL