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6-9 September 2019
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In little over a month, ultrasound professionals from across the globe will gather at The World Congress for Ultrasound. See below for updates on the Education stream, find out who won the ASUM Outreach travel scholarships, sign up for the ASUM Outreach Charity Walk to be held in conjunction with the Congress, Prof. Aris Papageorghiou who will be presenting in the Obstetrics stream, discover the past and present of ultrasound and more.


If you haven’t already registered, don’t miss out!



ASUM CEO, Lyndal Macpherson welcomes and invites you to WFUMB


An enormous multidisciplinary program will be delivered by local and international doctors, sonographers, nurses, researchers, engineers, physicists; anyone involved in ultrasound will be there.


Lyndal hopes to see you in Melbourne, 6-9 September.

ASUM CEO, Lyndal Macpherson


The Education Stream – Attention all delegates


No matter what your role in ultrasound, the Education stream at the Congress will be one you will take away great learnings from. The content of this stream is important to all aspects of ultrasound and healthcare in teaching, learning, communicating, and more!


Sessions include:

Clinical education: From theory to practice
Teaching psychomotor skills
Social media in education
Mastering the provision of verbal feedback
Adopters of ultrasound imaging: The future


The Education sessions will be held on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September. Find out more about the sessions and the speakers here

Some of the speakers in the Education stream


ASUM Outreach WFUMB Travel Scholarships WINNERS

ASUM Outreach

ASUM Outreach is proud to have awarded travel grants to enable 5 ultrasound professionals from developing nations to participate at WFUMB 2019, continuing the support of education and research in developing nations.


These scholarships would not have been possible without the support of Congress Partner Melbourne Convention Bureau.

Melbourne Convention Bureau

The below winners were required to meet strict eligibility criteria and submit an abstract, which will be presented at the Congress as a presentation or poster.


We look forward to welcoming these delegates to the World Congress for Ultrasound in September.

Dr Poppy Bala, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Dr Poppy Bala, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Dr. Poppy Bala graduated in medicine from Mymensingh Medical College of Dhaka University in Bangladesh; received an MD degree from the Institute of Cardiovascular disease of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka; and has completed a Certificate in Clinical Ultrasonography from Jefferson University, Pennsylvania, USA. Dr Bala is the Lecturer of the Echocardiography and Ultrasound and Imaging of the Bangladesh Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and Research of the University of Science and Technology Chittagong. She is a well-known researcher in the field of echocardiography.

Pedro P Moraes, São Paulo, Brazil


Pedro P Moraes, São Paulo, Brazil


After completing a medical residence in radiology and imaging diagnostic, Pedro is currently a Medical Assistant and Board Member of the Ultrasonography department of the Radiology Institute of Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade de São Paulo. He has experience in the area of medical radiology, with emphasis on ultrasonography, working mainly on head and neck ultrasound (thyroid, salivary gland, tongue, lymph nodes, etc.), Doppler ultrasound, and ultrasound elastography.

Dr Jing Wang, Xiacheng, China


Dr Jing Wang, Xiacheng, China


Dr Wang is a doctor of Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital and has been involved in echocardiography for about 10 years. Her primary research interests have included congenital heart disease, valvular heart disease, coronary heart disease, monitoring during cardiac surgery and interventional surgery. She has authored or co-authored 30 papers and participated in the training activities of medical students.

Raymond Keshwan, Suva, Fiji


Raymond Keshwan, Suva, Fiji


A medical radiation physicist by profession and a qualified medical imaging technologist. Raymond is the Head of the Department of Medical Imaging and Anatomy at the Fiji National University. He is passionate about medical education, particularly in the areas of radiation safety and ultrasound imaging in resource and opportunity stricken Pacific Island countries.

Image 265 * 195px Kathryn K Malherbe, Gauteng, South Africa


Kathryn K Malherbe, Gauteng, South Africa


Proactive in breast cancer awareness, Kathryn is the Founder and Director of Breast Cancer Support Pretoria which strives to narrow the gap between diagnostic and therapeutic modalities to improve patient support and wellbeing. An avid researcher in the field of diagnostic imaging, Kathryn is pursuing her PhD in Diagnostic Imaging and Clinical Anatomy, research in the field of elastography and high frequency ultrasound for use in aesthetic medicine, as well as developing a software algorithm for targeted diagnosis of Lobular Carcinoma of the breast.



Join friends and colleagues for a good cause


Enjoy the fresh air and explore local sights with friends and colleagues at the ASUM Outreach Charity Walk, to be held in conjunction with the WFUMB Congress.


Let your #StepsForOutreach make a difference; by taking part in this walk, 100% of your entry fee donation will go to the ASUM Outreach charity and you will help contribute towards our vision for ASUM Outreach:


Bringing ultrasound to communities in need; to aid in early detection, diagnosis and management


ASUM Outreach exists to advance the use of medical diagnostic ultrasound for people living in rural and remote regions of Australia, New Zealand and some regional neighbours. 

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Steps for Outreach

Obstetrics Keynote – Academic, Clinician Scientist and Inventor – Welcome Prof. Aris Papageorghiou


Prof. Papageorghiou divides his time in the UK between Oxford University, as Clinical Research Director of the Oxford Maternal and Perinatal Health Institute, and St George’s Hospital, where he works clinically.


His research is focused in the area of maternal, fetal and perinatal health using diverse methods, including basic science, clinical epidemiology, trials, knowledge transfer and implementation science. A major research interest is how ultrasound can improve screening and diagnosis in low resource settings. A related interest is the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in pregnancy imaging and screening; through this work, Prof. Papageorghiou co-founded the Oxford University spin-out, Intelligent Ultrasound.

Prof. Aris Papageorghiou

A prolific academic he has published over 280 original articles, been cited over 13,000 times and has an h-index of 64. He is Deputy Editor-in-Chief for BJOG; National Chair of the Expert Working Group in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the UK; and a visiting Professor at the Beijing Obs and Gyn Hospital, Capital Medical University.


Prof. Papageorghiou will be presenting on Days 2 and 4 of the Congress:

  • The small baby: Diagnosis, monitoring, delivery
  • Counselling after diagnosis of a CNS anomaly
  • Selective FGR
  • Intergrowth-21st: Findings from longer term follow up and implementation

Click here to see the Congress speakers, click here to see the Congress program. Don’t miss out!



Ultrasound – the past and the future


On Day One of the Congress, you will be taken back 50 years into the past and then taken into the future. This stream will cover artificial intelligence (AI), innovation and ultrasound applications for the brainstem and various therapy applications.


Sessions include:


Therapy ultrasound – current status and future potential
Recent advances in micro-ultrasound
Brainstem morphology and movement disorders
Immune stimulation by therapeutic ultrasound
From coloured stars to colour flow imaging – or when is ‘Doppler’ not Doppler?


Find out more about the sessions and the speakers here

Some of the speakers in the History, Mystery and the Present stream.


Platinum Sponsor – Philips Healthcare


Thank you to WFUMB 2019 Congress Platinum Sponsor, Philips Healthcare.

The support of sponsors like Philips Healthcare, is essential to ensure the ongoing success of events that support and develop the local and international ultrasound industry.

Visit Philips at WFUMB 2019 to talk to them about EPIQ Elite, a new class of premium ultrasound. The EPIQ Elite platform brings ultimate solutions to ultrasound, with clinically tailored tools designed to elevate diagnostic confidence to new levels. Learn more

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