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6-9 September 2019
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia
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The World Congress for Ultrasound


The line-up of speakers for the WFUMB 2019 Congress is outstanding; over 120 ultrasound experts, including 35 international speakers, will deliver the exceptional program.


Don’t miss out!


Most Influential Radiology Researcher 2018 Semi-finalist – Welcome Dr Richard Barr

Dr Richard Barr - Professor of Radiology at Northeast Ohio Medical University

Dr Richard Barr is a Professor of Radiology at Northeast Ohio Medical University and has been involved in elastography and ultrasound contrast for over 15 years; presenting over 400 scientific and educational presentations and invited lectures worldwide. 


The current Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, Dr Barr has published over 100 peer reviewed papers, several book chapters, and books “Breast Elastography” and “Elastography, a Practical Approach”. 


Aunt Minnie named him a semi-finalist for the Most Influential Radiology Researcher in 2018.


Dr Barr will be presenting on day 2 of the Congress:

  • Breast – How to incorporate strain and shear wave Elastography into your practice?
  • General liver – WFUMB guidelines liver elastography
  • General abdomen – Re-defining Bozniak with CEUS of complex renal cysts

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Thank you to the Global Scientific Committee


The global scientific committee have assembled a jam-packed multi-disciplinary ultrasound-focused educational program with 9 concurrent streams including lectures, live scanning and workshops, to ensure there is something for every ultrasound professional.


Bringing together a program that includes 250+ hours of ultrasound education delivered by over 120 ultrasound experts, including 35 international speakers, is no mean fete. So thank you to the Scientific Committee, in particular, A/Prof. George Condous, Co Convenor; A/Prof Christian Nolsoe, Co Convenor and WFUMB President; A/Prof. Sue Campbell Westerway, Co Chair; A/Prof. Fabricio da Costa, Co Chair; Adjunct Prof. Odd Helge Gilja, Vice Chair (WFUMB); A/Prof Fred Joshua, ASUM  President 2018-20; Dr Cristina Chammas, WFUMB Council; Dr Andrew Ngu, Ambassador.


We look forward to seeing you all in Melbourne at the WFUMB 2019 Congress, this is an exceptional program! Click here to see the current program.


Internationally recognised MSK radiologist –

Welcome Dr Ronald Adler

Dr Ronald Adler - Professor of Radiology at the NYU Langone Medical Center, New York

With 30 years of experience performing MSK ultrasound, WFUMB is proud to host Dr Ronald Adler, a Professor of Radiology at the NYU Langone Medical Center, New York. 


Dr Adler’s primary research interests have included ultrasound guided interventions and applications of blood flow imaging, assessment of soft tissue mechanical properties to evaluate bone-tendon healing and skeletal muscle. He authored or co-authored 200 papers and 26 book chapters.


Dr Adler has previously developed MSK ultrasound programs at the University of Michigan and the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.


Dr Adler will be presenting Using ultrasound contrast agents to assess tendon healing on day 1 of the Congress and MR-US Fusion Techniques for MSK Interventions on day 2.


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Earn CPD points at the World Congress for Ultrasound

Earn CPD points at the World Congress for Ultrasound

The WFUMB 2019 Congress is a great way to earn CPD points!

  • Full registration = 24.25 CPD points
  • Single day registration Friday 6 September = 5.25 CPD points
  • Single day registration Saturday 7 September = 7 CPD points
  • Single day registration Sunday 8 September = 6.5 CPD points
  • Single day registration Monday 9 September = 5.5 CPD points

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Gynaecology Keynote Speaker – Welcome Dr Wouter Froyman

Dr Wouter Froyman - Doctoral researcher in the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) group

Dr Wouter Froyman is a doctoral researcher in the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) group. The subject of his current thesis is the development and validation of diagnostic methods (i.e. in imaging, ultrasound in particular) for the management of patients with adnexal masses, with a focus on the investigation of the long-term behaviour of adnexal lesions followed conservatively (IOTA phase 5). He is also coordinating the ongoing studies IOTA phase 7 and IOTA-MRI.


An invited speaker at over 25 national and international conferences and trainings, Dr Froyman received the Dame Hilda Lloyd Congress Medal for best abstract at RCOG 2016 in Birmingham, and in 2017, he received the best abstract award at the ISUOG World Congress.


Dr Froyman will be presenting in the gynaecology sessions Managing ovarian masses: how to classify them using IOTA terminology and From ovaries to endometrium: how do we differentiate benign from malignant? on days 1 and 2 of the Congress:

  • What are IOTA easy descriptors and simple rules: How to use them
  • Balancing risks of surgery with risks of conservative management of benign adnexal masses
  • Solid ovarian masses: Lessons and pitfalls
  • Reporting the endometrium and intracavitary lesions using IETA terminology

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Platinum Sponsor – GE Healthcare


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


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


Visit GE at WFUMB 2019 to see first-hand how the LOGIQ E10’s new approach to acquiring and reconstructing data in a similar way to MRI or CT systems, delivers image uniformity from near to far field. The result? Focal zones become a thing of the past as every pixel is in focus producing incredibly detailed images faster than ever before. High quality, efficient exams across a wide variety of clinical applications – even technically challenging cases such as high BMI or advanced disease.  Learn more

Platinum Sponsor - GE Healthcare

ASUM Council Nominations Reminder


The Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) is calling for nominations from members interested in serving as a Director on the ASUM Board. The ASUM Board of Directors is responsible for developing the governance and strategic direction of ASUM

There are currently three positions available for appointment via the process of nomination and general election. We invite our members to nominate for this position for a three-year term commencing in September 2019 (following the annual general meeting).

Nominations close 8 July 2019


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