Why Submit Your Work to ASE 2021?
- “[Participating in this competition] made me feel proud to have my lab’s research highlighted and hopefully utilized in other echo labs to improve patient care. I am grateful to the American Society of Echocardiography for aiding sonographers in their research efforts with grants, educational materials, and distribution of knowledge.”– ASE 2020 Abstract Presenter and 2020 Brian Haluska Sonographer Research Award Finalist
- “The ASE 2020 Virtual Experience set the bar for the standard of excellence in virtual conferences. It brought together a superb collection of presentations, cutting edge research, and unparalleled opportunities to connect with colleagues from around the world. I can’t wait until next year’s meeting!” – ASE 2020 Abstract Presenter
2021 Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator’s Award Competition
Supported by the National Board of Echocardiography and the ASE Foundation
Young investigators under the age of 40 who are no more than five years from the end of their training are eligible to participate in this annual competition named in honor of Arthur E. Weyman, MD, FASE, first president of the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE) and supported by a grant from NBE to the ASE Foundation. Four finalists will be selected to present their work to a panel of distinguished research experts during the ASE 32nd Annual Scientific Sessions. The winner will be awarded $1,500 and each of the other finalists $1,000. Complimentary meeting registration and monetary prizes for all finalists are provided by the ASE Foundation.
The winner will also be invited to present their research at the December 2021 European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging’s EuroEcho meeting, and the April 2022 Japanese Society of Echocardiography’s Annual Scientific Meeting. Young investigators must submit an abstract of original work and an additional brief manuscript of up to 1,500 characters to be considered for the competition. Abstracts not selected as finalists in the competition will automatically be considered for general presentation.
2020 Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator’s Award Competition Winner:
Ambarish Pandey, MD, MSCS, from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas, TX, won the 2020 competition for his work on “Deep Learning Models of Diastolic Dysfunction: Insights from the TOPCAT Echocardiography Sub-Study” He is pictured right.
The 2020 plenary session was ASE’s first ever virtual presentation of this award, and was made possible by this year’s wonderful chairs, judges, speakers and finalists, pictured below.
Top Row (Left to Right) Finalist Nahoko Kato, MD, PhD, Feigenbaum Lecturer Shelby Kutty, MD, PhD, MHCM, FASE, Finalist Lijun Qian, MD, PhD;
Second Row (Left to Right): Speaker Harvey Feigenbaum, MD, FASE, ASE 2020 Abstract Chair Michael Main, MD, FASE, Speaker Madhav Swaminathan, MD, FASE, Judge Judy Hung, MD, FASE;
Third Row (Left to Right): Finalist Filip Loncaric, MD, 2020 YIA Winner Ambarish Pandey, MD, MSCS, Judge Kazuhiro Yamamoto, MD, PhD, Judge Howard Leong-Poi, MD, FASE;
Bottom Row: ASE 2020 Abstract Co-Chair Sharon Mulvagh, MD, FASE, FACC, FRCPC.
2021 Brian Haluska Sonographer Research Award Competition
Supported by the ASE Foundation
Sonographer (non-physician) investigators who served as the primary investigator on their project are eligible to participate in this annual competition supported by the ASE Foundation in honor of Brian Haluska, PhD, MSC (HONS), RDCS, AMS, FASE, and his incredible contributions to sonographer-led research over the course of his career. Four finalists will be selected to make an oral presentation and a poster presentation of their research at the 32nd Annual ASE Scientific Sessions. The winner will be awarded $500. In addition, all four finalists will receive complimentary meeting registration. To be eligible, applicants must hold echocardiography certification from ARDMS or CCI, or an equivalent international sonography certification, and must indicate that they would like to be considered for the competition when submitting their work. Abstracts not selected as finalists in the competition will automatically be considered for general presentation.
2020 Brian Haluska Sonographer Research Award Competition Winner: Courtney Cassidy, RDCS, FASE, from the Children’s Hospital of Colorado, in Aurora, CO, won the 2020 competition for her work on “Cardiac Function Improves in Growth Restricted Fetuses: A Longitudinal Study from in Utero to Three Years after Birth.” She is pictured right.
This virtual presentation of this award was a first for us here at ASE, and was made possible by this year’s wonderful chairs, judges, and finalists, pictured below.
Top Row (Left to Right): Judge Kelly Kasir, ACS, RCCS, RCS, FASE; ASE 2020 Abstract Chair Michael Main, MD, FASE;
Middle Row (Left to Right): ASE 2020 Abstract Co-Chair Sharon Mulvagh, MD, FASE, FACC, FRCPC, Judge Keith Collins, MS, RDCS, FASE; 2020 SIA Winner Courtney Cassidy, FDCS, FASE;
Bottom Row (Left to Right): Finalist Sachiyo Igata, ACS, PhD, RDCS; Finalist Alexander Frampton, BExSS, GradDip (Cardiac Ultrasound); and Finalist Megan Yamat, RDCS, RCS, ACS, FASE.
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