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How are you celebrating Australasian Sonographers Day this Sunday?


ASUM recognises the amazing work and contribution Sonographers provide in healthcare and achieving our mission to advance clinical practice of diagnostic ultrasound to the highest standards of patient care.


Thank you for ‘Promoting Ultrasound Excellence.’








October is Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month (MUAM) and ASUM is proud to join international ultrasound societies to promote awareness of the importance of medical ultrasound across all aspects of healthcare. As the Society’s mission is Promoting Ultrasound Excellence, we are delighted to celebrate MUAM by launching the inaugural virtual issue of AJUM highlighting our multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis of medical conditions using ultrasound for improved patient care.


As ultrasound technology evolves and is utilised by so many experts, from sonographers, radiologists, cardiologists, vascular or O&G specialists, emergency physicians, intensivists, rheumatologists, midwives, physiotherapists and many more, this virtual issue showcases the high-quality ultrasound research in all areas of medicine.


As editors of this first virtual issue of AJUM celebrating MUAM, we hope that readers enjoy the diversity of the selected articles that reflects ultrasound practice in Australia and contributes to Promoting Ultrasound Excellence.


Sue Campbell Westerway & Deb Paoletti

Guest Editors


Free access articles in AJUM

Maternal and Newborn clinical skills and birthing kit night

Global Maternal and Newborn clinical skills

Outreach opportunities come in many forms and last Friday evening ASUM Outreach, along with our amazing volunteers Dr Meera Mani and Samantha Thomas, supported the Macquarie University Global Health Society skills night.


The focus for the event was Global Maternal and Newborn clinical skills providing medical students the opportunity to expand their knowledge and gain greater insight into maternal and newborn health issues. 

Global Maternal and Newborn clinical skills

The ASUM volunteers led the ultrasound workstations highlighting the important role of ultrasound in patient care. As part of the event, attendees assembled birthing kits to support a safe and clean birth, with kits to be distributed to developing countries via Birthing Kit Foundation Australia.


Congratulations to a successful evening and thank you to Dr Meera Mani, Samantha Thomas and A/Prof Fred Joshua for your support of this event. Thank you also to Philips for providing the Lumify for the event.


e-Case Contributors

e-Case Contributors

(3 myASUM CPD Points available)


Advance the clinical practice of diagnostic medical ultrasound for the highest standard of patient care.


The Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound (DDU) continues to be the leading professional qualification providing subspecialty training in ultrasound. ASUM is privileged to have members with extensive knowledge and skills to support DDU candidates with their training and ASUM would like to reward our members for their efforts by granting CPD points for e-Case Submissions.

ASUM is seeking e-Case contributors across all specialties of the DDU to help ASUM build its DDU e-Case library and will award 3 myASUM CPD points (category 4. Other) for each eligible e-Case and marking rubric submitted. e-Case submissions are not open to current DDU candidates.


For more information please go to the e-Case submission page here or email


Expressions of Interest – DDU Examiners


ASUM is proud to be setting the standard for ultrasound education.  We are seeking a select group of enthusiastic Sonologists who would like to contribute to advancing the clinical practice of diagnostic ultrasound in their chosen specialty. As such we would like to invite suitably qualified ASUM members to become an Examiner for the Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound (DDU). In this volunteer role you will learn about and develop assessment materials and lead the future of clinical practice by actively assessing candidates.


There are many ways to contribute and myASUM CPD points are offered for all DDU Examiner activities.


Opportunities are available in the following specialty areas of the DDU:

  • Cardiology
  • General
  • Vascular

The full position description is available below and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have. If you would like to become a DDU Examiner please complete the expression of interest form below and email with a copy of your cv and a cover letter outlining your ultrasound related qualifications and experience to


Expression of Interest

Position Description

Medical Repurpose Network

ASUM Outreach - Medical Repurpose Network


ASUM Outreach would like to recognise the work of the Medical Repurpose Network (MRN), Rotary Club of Sydney Cove and the Rotary Club of Kiama in the donation of an ultrasound machine to Moldion Hospital in Papua New Guinea.  Early detection for cervical cancer, as with any cancer is key. Two women a week are diagnosed with cervical cancer at Madang Hospital in Papua New Guinea.


PNG news have covered this story:


Click here to view the story

This is the 5th Portable Ultrasound that MRN and Rotary have delivered/donated to regional hospitals in PNG.


MRN now have an opportunity for central Australia with a system donation. Any ideas as to where this could best be utilised please contact


Upcoming ASUM CPD Events

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: ActelionNovartis Australia, Sanofi


Earn 6.5 myASUM CPD Points


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Lower Limb MSK Workshop

Lower Limb MSK Workshop

23 November 2019, Adelaide

Join Clinical Educator Bridie Wylie as she presents on topics including the Under recognised midfoot sprain, Forefoot pathology, Groin strategies for pubalgia and more...

Joining Bridie is Adelaide Rheumatologist Dr Anita Lee who will provide a clinicians' perspective of what rheumatologists would look for in a scan in diagnostic treatment/s, and MSK Physicians Dr Ramona Chryssidis and Dr Mark Ralfe will present from a Sports MSK point of view.


Proudly supported by: Dr Jones & Partners Medical Imaging


Earn 5.5 myASUM CPD Points


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