Networking and Special Events


3:00 pm – 4:30 pm  Live Scanning Session
This session will focus on Hand Held Echo and LV/RV Function.  Don’t miss seeing this hands-on demonstration.  Thank you to GE Healthcare for providing the equipment for this session.

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm   President’s Reception
President Patricia Pellikka
All attendees are invited to celebrate ASE 2013 at the President’s Reception, hosted by ASE President, Patricia Pellikka, MD, FASE. The President’s Reception takes place in the Exhibit & Poster Hall. This is your first opportunity to network with colleagues and friends while learning more about the newest equipment and services in the cardiovascular field. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be available from many stations throughout the hall. Admission is included in your registration fee and guest tickets can be purchased during the registration process.

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm  ASE Foundation 4th Annual Awards Gala
The 2013 ASE Foundation Awards Gala will be held on Saturday, June 29, at WINDOWS on MinnesotaMinnesota’s premier event center of the Twin Cities.  WINDOWS on Minnesota is located on the 50th floor of the IDS Center directly connected to The Marquette Hotel in downtown Minneapolis, MN, offering guests a bird’s eye view of the city.  WINDOWS on Minnesota is enhanced with outstanding menus and service from the 5-star Marquette hotel.  The evening will begin with a reception, followed by dinner and a brief awards presentation and winding up the night with dancing and a nightcap.  Please be sure to purchase your ticket(s) early as this event has sold out every year.


6:00 am – 7:00 am    ASE 5K Run/1mile Walk, co-sponsored by SIEMENS and IAC
The 5K starts/finishes at the Minnesota Convention Center. Come have some fun in the sun while doing something healthy during the ASE Annual Scientific Sessions! You can register  online here:

3:30 pm  – 5:30 pm 24th Annual Edler Lecture
Dr. James D. Thomas, Past President of ASE will present his lecture, “The Miracle of Echocardiography: From Physics to Physiology to Population Health”.

Welcome Reception Location

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm  Outdoor Welcome Reception

Toast the start of the 24th Annual Scientific Sessions at this complimentary outdoor welcome reception only steps from your sessions. Enjoy the gorgeous Minneapolis weather while conversing with colleagues and friends.

Monday, July 1

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm  Exhibit Hall Closing Reception
Monday’s afternoon break will consist of a farewell reception in the Exhibit & Poster Hall. To show gratitude to everyone involved in the ASE 24th Annual Scientific Sessions, ASE is pleased to offer one final opportunity in Minneapolis for attendees and industry representatives to network with colleagues and friends while enjoying complimentary refreshments.

10:15 am – 11:45 am  Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator’s Award Competition and Annual Feigenbaum Lecture
Partho Sengupta, MBBS, MD, DM, FASE of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, has been named the 14th Annual Feigenbaum Lecturer.  ASE is proud to recognize Dr. Sengupta’s significant contributions to research in the field of echocardiography and his potential to continue at a high level of achievement at this year’s Scientific Sessions.  You will not want to miss his talk, “Intelligent Platforms for Disease Assessment: Novel Approaches in Functional Echocardiography,” featuring ASE’s first-ever holographic presentation!

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm Live Scanning Session
This session will focus on aortic stenosis, scanning for mitral regurgitation and how to get the LVOT gradient while avoiding the MR.  Thank you to Philips Healthcare for providing the equipment for this session

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm   Echo Jeopardy
Back by popular demand! Join host John Gorcsan III, MD, FASE, as he moderates between some outstanding teamups:

  • Miguel Quniones and Linda Gillam
  • Bill Armstrong and Bonita Anderson
  • Pepe Zamarano and Joachim Nesser.


8:00 am – 9:30 am   Live Scanning Session
This is a joint pediatric/adult  session  that will focus on segmental anatomy in a patient with congenital heart disease.  Thank you to Toshiba for providing the equipment for this session

8:00 am – 9:30 am  Clash of the Titans: Debates Between the Greats
This session will address clinically important questions with debates, “Can Echo Reliably Assess LV Filling Pressures?” and “Low Flow Low Gradient AS? Does it Exist? Does AVR Help?” and “Should Echo be Done in Screening for Athletes?” Don’t miss ASE 2013 luminary faculty as they debate the hottest topics in cardiovascular ultrasound.

10: 00 am – 11:30 am  Athlete’s Heart: 360 Perspective
ASE has invited world renowned experts to discuss how intense athletic training impacts the cardiovascular system. Issues addressed will be: Physiology of Training on Heart: How Does the Heart Adapt?, Sudden Death in Athletes: What are the Causes?, Can Imaging Help?, The Marathon: Endurance vs. High-Intensity Training, and a Perspective from a National Football League Team Physician.

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm   Interpreting with the Masters

Invited presenters include Rick Nishimura, Alan Pearlman, Jamil Tajik, Navin Nanda, Colette Veyrat, and Marcia Barbosa who will share their most challenging cases. In addition Dr. Veyrat will present the first annual Kalmanson Lecture on Doppler Echocardiography, “Daniel Kalmanson: A Pioneer Leading the Way to Flow Doppler into the Heart”. 

Industry Symposia….Saturday, Sunday and Monday Lunch
Last year, these events were packed with interested professionals wanting to find out the latest information from an Industry perspective. Lunch is provided by ASE and is included in your registration fee, but space and lunch boxes are first-come, first-served. The registration process will be handled by the company hosting each session. Industry supported symposia sessions are not a part of the official ASE 24nd Annual Scientific Sessions, as planned by the Program Committee, or in any way endorsed or affiliated with ASE. These sessions are not eligible for CME credit.