Call for Photos! Images from the Heart

Photo submissions for the 5th Annual Images from the Heart Photo Exhibit are now being accepted. We know you are all experts at taking images of the heart, now is your chance to show us your pictures taken from the heart! Full submission instructions can be found here:

Photos accepted until March 31. 

Thank You! AUS Bushfire Fundraiser Recap

ASE members show #ASECares. 


Contributions made towards the ASE Foundation’s Australian Bushfire Fundraiser have allowed us to donate $3,205 to the Astralasian Sonographers Association (ASA). These funds will be used to provide travel and attendance support for individuals from bushfire affected postal codes so they may attend the upcoming annual ASA conference in May 2020 free of charge.



Call for Volunteers: 2020 Global Health Events

The ASE Foundation is now accepting volunteer applications for two global health outreach opportunities. Teams will be working in St. George, Grenada and Northern Vietnam in the spring of 2020. Both physician and sonographer team members are needed. Event details and volunteer application can be found at

All applications are due by Friday, February 7.

Australian Bushfire Fundraiser

The ASE Foundation has pledged $1,000 to support those in bushfire affected regions to attend the Australasian Sonographers Association (ASA) 2020 conference in May. We will match an additional $1,000 in donations received. Please join us in showing #ASECares by supporting our colleagues in Australia.

Contributions will be accepted until January 31, 2020. 100% of all funds raised will be donated to the Australasian Sonographers Association. 

‘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 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 for entry details.

Global Health Outreach Events: This September ASEF will host events in China and Kenya. Both physicians and sonographers are needed. Visit 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 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.