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Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

Stop Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSD) Resulting from the Performance of Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound

ASUM CEO, Lyndal Macpherson, recently joined the Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSD) Design Summit held in the USA to address stopping work-related musculoskeletal disorders resulting from the performance of diagnostic medical ultrasound.


The Alliance brings together all specialties in the USA, with ASUM being the first international with representation from 32 organisations represented and 54 attendees working together to address this debilitating issue. ASUM was proud to be the first international organisation to support and contribute to this alliance. While we understand the reporting of injuries is understated, the alarming statistics show 20% will have career ending injuries. This means we need to do more to ensure we intervene on injuries earlier.


Later in the year we will distribute a global survey that will look at this issue and help us work through a solution.


Outreach support required next Friday

ASUM Outreach

ASUM Outreach are calling for a volunteer to support the work of the Macquarie University Global Health Society. Details are;


Event: "Global Maternal & Newborn Clinical Skills Night" and birthing kit assembly
Date: 18th October 2019
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm

Venue: Macquarie University, North Ryde NSW


This event will provide medical students with a unique opportunity to expand their knowledge on maternal and newborn care and provide some insight, through workshops led by health professionals, into the major maternal health issues in Australia and overseas. During the event, attendees will be assembling birthing kits that contain basic materials required for a safe and clean birth, which will be packaged and sent to developing countries. MUGHS purchases the contents for the birthing kits through the Birthing Kit Foundation Australia (BKFA), who are also responsible for distributing the assembled kits to communities in need.


We are hoping to have a sonographer or sonologist support this event with a demonstration of obstetric ultrasound. If you are available to volunteer for this in Sydney, please contact the ASUM office by emailing


WFUMB 2019 Congress video recordings update

Conference video recordings

Thank you for your patience while we organise and upload the video recordings from the WFUMB 2019 Congress. With over 500 videos to edit and upload this is taking some time and will be added to myASUM in stages. The first recordings will be available on Wednesday morning. If you don't see a video recording from a particular session right away, it may be added at a later stage so keep checking. There will be amazing content to view across all specialties.


A full list of approved session video recordings will be made available through myASUM.


My Health Record for Diagnostic Imaging - Webinar

My Health Record Webinar

Wednesday 30 October 2019

7:30pm - 8:30pm (AEDT)


This webinar will provide radiology staff with a particular emphasis on sonographers, with an insight into the My Health Record system and how it can be utilised in their clinical practice. It will include specific examples of when My Health Record may enhance workflow for staff and improve quality of care for their patients.


There will be an opportunity for Q&A during this session.


Earn 1 myASUM CPD Point


Click here to register


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

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