Message from the CEO

//Message from the CEO

Message from the CEO

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)
has just informed ASUM that our 4 GDMU Programs (General, Vascular, Cardiac and Obstetrics)
have all been approved by the Commissioner.
Congratulations Team ASUM on making this happen!
ASUM will now apply to become an Registered Training Organisation (RTO) which will further
strengthen our positioning as the peak provider of Sonographer education in ANZ.

45th Annual Scientific Meeting 11-13 September 2015
Waves of Change – Advancing Patient Care

Register NOW for Early Bird rates at

Keynote Speakers

Professors Tom Bourne, Christoph Lees, Aris Papageorgiou, Thomas Fischer, Frank Miele and Cindy Rapp

Congratulations Alison Crumblin 

for being our first registrant for the conference.  Alison is a sonographer from Queensland Xray and she has received a Certificate entitling her complementary attendance at one Branch Meeting.

We listened to member feedback and have streamlined our day programs to provide more live scanning and interactive sessions.

Friday’s concurrent sessions cover:
*  Obstetrics
*  General (abdominal, paediatrics, small parts; emergency)
*  Point of Care (POC)

Friday’s interactive workshops cover:
*  Toshiba sponsored MSK
*  Midwives
*  Sonosite sponsored POC

Saturday’s concurrent sessions cover:
*  Obstetrics
*  Philips sponsored General (breast) and Vascular

Saturday’s interactive workshops cover:
*  Toshiba sponsored MSK
*  Sonosite sponsored POC

Sunday’s concurrent sessions cover:
*  Gynaecology
*  Education and Infection Control
*  Siemens sponsored Cardiac

Sunday’s interactive workshops cover:
* Toshiba sponsored MSK

View the full program here.

Group Booking Discounts

Contact The Association Specialists to register a group booking for the ASM or Pre-Conference day – Ph:  +61 2 9431 8600 or email:

Click here for a group discount flyer.

Accommodation Bookings

Book your accommodation at the same time that you book for the ASM or Pre-Conference to get the best rates. Group booking rates of accommodation available at The Star and Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour, both within an easy stroll of Doltone House venues and Darling Harbour.

Platinum Sponsors


MSK and workshop room in Signorellis restaurant

Gold Sponsors

Breast and Vascular streams on Saturday and workshop room

Silver Sponsors

Pre-Congress session

Bronze Sponsors

Point of Care stream

Cardiac Stream


These working partnerships ensure that ASUM continues to lead the industry in providing robust education and networking opportunities for Sonographers and Sonologists. Without the support of these sponsors the conference offerings could not be so broad.

Sponsorships still available for the following Streams:

Obstetrics, Gyneacology, General, Midwives
For exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, please contact
Click here for a Prospectus.
Click here for Floorplan.


Toshiba, GE Healthcare, Philips, Siemens, AIU, Anaeron, Choice, Mediquip, Meditron, Quantum Sonosite, UTS, Whiteley Medical.


ASUM is pleased to announce that ASAR has created a new category, ‘code 5A Peer review of a journal article for a scientific or professional publication’. 1 CPD point per article reviewed with a max 20 CPD points per triennium.

We currently have vacancies to join the AJUM Reviewers Panel. If you are interested in being part of this esteemed group of experts and contributing in an intellectual capacity in your area of specialty, we would be delighted to hear from you. For more information please contact the Managing Editor, Dr Jocelyne Basseal via

This month’s February issue (volume 18 issue 1) features articles a wonderful array of articles outlined below:


Should ureteric assessment be included in the transvaginal ultrasound assessment for women with suspected endometriosis?
Authors: Shannon Reid and George Condous


A review of the diagnostic accuracy of fetal cardiac anomalies
Authors: Frances Miceli

Original Research

Lung ultrasound in heart failure: Lessons from re-analysis of Lung Ultrasound 2011 database
Authors: Kylie Baker, Geoffrey Mitchell, Angus G Thompson, Geoffrey Stieler and James Rippey

Original Research

Cervical length measurement: comparison of transabdominal and transvaginal approach
Authors: Susan Campbell Westerway, Lars Henning Pedersen and Jon Hyett

Original Research

Estimation of uterine volume: a comparison between Viewpoint and 3D ultrasound estimation in women undergoing laparoscopic hysterectomy
Authors: Ishwari Casikar, Max Mongelli, Shannon Reid and George Condous

Case study

Use of bedside ultrasound to diagnose dislodged gastric band
Authors: Dirk Bass, Malek Telfah and Justin Bowra

Case study

Fetal urinoma: a case report and review of the literature
Authors: Danica Vress, Meiri Robertson and Debra Paoletti

Look out this exciting issue due to arrive in your mailbox over the next few days!
If you would still like to receive the hard copy of the journal, please contact our friendly Memberships Officer, Sue Loucks and opt-in for this benefit.

If you would like to publish your manuscript in AJUM, please refer to the Author Guidelines accessed via and submit your manuscript online.

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