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Meet the Council for 2019-20


Get to know your Councillors. All Councillor bio's are now available on the website, or click on the Councillor's name below to read their bio:


A/Prof Fred Joshua (President)


Dr Karen Mizia (President elect)


Alison Deslandes - Honorary Treasurer


Jo McCann - Honorary Secretary


Dr Poonam Charan


Dr Philip Hung




Scott Graham


Jody Fassina


Debra Paoletti


Debbie Slade


Prof Gillian Whalley

Meet the Council for 2019-20

Congratulations 2019 Awards of Excellence Winners


Congratulations to the following award-winners who have excelled in the ultrasound industry in the last year:


Sonologist of the Year – Dr Emmeline Lee


Sonographer of the Year – Rowena Gibson


DMU Dux 2018 – Daniel Stadler


AJUM Article of the Year – Dr Edward Springhall


Tutor/Trainer of the Year – Dr Ashes Mukherjee


Humanitarian of the Year – Peter Coombs

Congratulations 2019 Awards of Excellence Winners

Want to join the ASUM 2020 Conference Scientific Committee?

We are taking expressions of interest from members who would like to join the ASUM 2020 Conference Scientific Committee.


Please email your interest to


New MBS Items Factsheets

Factsheets for the new 1 November 2019 MBS items are now available for:

  • FDG PET for breast cancer
  • MRI for breast cancer
  • Skeletal X-ray to patients within residential care facilities

Click here to view the factsheets.


Health Legislation Amendment (Data-matching) Bill 2019

The Department of Health is consulting on the draft Health Legislation Amendment (Data-matching) Bill 2019. This legislative change is proposed to support data matching for specified Medicare compliance activities.


If you wish to know more about the details of this legislative change or participate in the consultation, please click here.


This consultation will be open from 23 September and will close at 5pm 11 October 2019.


Alternatively, you may wish to provide a written submission via email by 5pm on 11 October 2019 to:


Seeking feedback - Maternal Fetal Medicine Action Plan

The Ministry of Health (New Zealand) has worked with an improvement advisory group to describe a service model for MFM services, and have identified actions required to implement the recommended model. Once finalised the Ministry will work with DHBs and a MFM leadership group to oversee implementation of the MFM Action Plan.


The Ministry is now seeking feedback on the MFM Action plan, prior to finalising it.


Please click here for The MFM Action Plan and feedback submission form.


Member Survey

Member Survey - let us know your experience

Members that have not yet completed the member survey are reminded that today is your last chance to have your say!


A reminder email was sent out on Tuesday. If you did not receive the survey link, please email

POCUS 25 survey

Inteleos: POCUS 25 survey

ASUM is supporting the POCUS Certification Academy and would ask our members and wider POCUS community to participate in the survey below. This will take approximately 10 minutes of your time and provide valuable information to help prioritise and standardise the POCUS practice.


The POCUS25 survey is an opportunity for the global POCUS community to have input on the top 25 point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) procedures or protocols that are essential to the practice. This information will help establish standards and guide training, education, credentialing and ultimately ensure patient safety. Thanks for your input and doing your part to bring the POCUS community together. To participate please click here

Genomic medicine survey

Genomic medicine here to stay? Have your say.

We need non-genetic medical specialists to tell us about genomics in healthcare. Your input will help shape future workforce practices and CPD.


Click here to complete the anonymous 15-minute survey.


For queries, contact Dr Amy Nisselle. This is an NH&MRC-funded activity of Australian Genomics (University of Melbourne HREC1646785.8).

Sonographer Salary Survey

Sonographer Salary Survey

The 2019 Sonographer Salary Survey is currently open and needs your input. This biennial survey provides important data to support advocacy work for the Sonographer profession with evidence of current salary and employment conditions across the range of specialties within ultrasound.


The link to the 2019 Sonographer Salary Survey is here or the survey can also be accessed by clicking the 2019 Sonographer Salary Survey banner on the ASA website

Upcoming ASUM CPD Events

Obstetric and Gynaecology Workshop

Obstetric and Gynaecology Workshop

26 October 2019, Christchurch

ASUM is excited to bring an update day on Obstetric an Gynaecology imaging featuring well known Fetal Medicine Specialist and teacher Dr Emma Parry. Emma will be covering a number of areas that commonly create complex situations for sonographers and Radiologists.


Included is an overview of the role of the nuchal translucency, in particular when it is significantly increased and how it compares to Non invasive Prenatal Screening (NIPS).


How often are you asked about NIPS by a woman and feel on the back foot?

Check the programme for more information.

Earn 5.5 myASUM CPD Points


Click here for more information

Cardiac Imaging in Cardiomyopathies and Heart Failure

Cardiac Imaging in Cardiomyopathies and Heart Failure

2 November 2019, Sydney

Refresh yourself on day to day measurements and newer ways to determine which disease is which, even when echoes appear similar. Echo and imaging focused, informative and relevant information across a diverse range of topics with in-depth information provided.


Presenters include: Prof. Liza Thomas, A/Prof John Atherton, A/Prof Arun Dahiya, Dr Sandhir Prasad, Dr Chris Semsarian, Ada Lo and others.


Proudly supported by: Novartis Australia, Sanofi


Earn 6.5 myASUM CPD Points


Click here for more information

Corporate Corner


TRISTEL – Unwavering compliance, unrivalled efficacy

Tristel - NCU and Duo Wipes

Tristel continues to revolutionise the ultrasound disinfection space with chlorine dioxide based products. As seen at the recent ASUM/WFUMB conference, Tristel continues from strength to strength in compliance, best practice and efficacy in line with the ASUM/ACIPC Guidelines and AS/NZ-4187.


As always, the Tristel Trio Wipes System is available for the high level disinfection of intracavity ultrasound probes via the world’s most widely approved, validated and used wipes system.


Now, Tristel Duo NCU provides the intermediate level disinfection of skin-surface ultrasound probes; helping you meet Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) recommendations.

Tristel Trio

Tristel offers:

  • Uniform 30-second contact times
  • Compatibility with major manufacturers
  • Efficacy against organisms of concern
  • Mobility and simplicity for use: Apply, wipe and wait.

For fast, simple and compliant disinfection of all ultrasound surfaces, contact our local offices:


Tristel Australia:

1300 680 898 /


Tristel New Zealand:

+64 (0) 7 5771560 /


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