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AGM - Welcome to new Councillors


We welcome and congratulate Dr Poonam Charan, Debbie Slade and Prof Gillian Whalley to Council. Your dedication to ASUM and enthusiasm for the ultrasound profession will serve our members and the wider ultrasound community well.


We would also like to acknowledge and thank our outgoing Councillors A/Prof George Condous and Sue Davies for their loyalty and commitment during their tenure over the many years. While your participation and passion on Council will be missed we are thrilled to have you continue to contribute to ASUM. 


Following the AGM and executive elections, the board for 2019-2020 is;


Dr Fred Joshua – President (residing)
Dr Karen Mizia – President Elect
Alison Deslandes – Honorary Treasurer
Jo McCann – Honorary Secretary
Dr Poonam Charan
Jody Fassina


Click to read the minutes from the AGM.


Scott Graham

Dr Philip Hung
Debra Paoletti
Debbie Slade
Prof Gillian Whalley

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WFUMB 2019 Congress Wrap Up


Look out for the full wrap up of the WFUMB 2019 Congress, held 6 - 9 September, which will drop in your inbox on Monday.


Access to Congress presentations, CPD certificates and the delegate feedback survey will be sent shortly.


Thank you to all who supported #StepsForOutreach


Whether you participated in the walk on Sunday morning or supported from afar, we would like to thank Philips Healthcare and all those who generously donated to #StepsForOutreach. All proceeds go to ASUM Outreach, helping make a difference to health care in rural and remote communities.


If you missed out on the walk but would still like to make a donation to ASUM Outreach, please click here. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

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ASUM membership for WFUMB19 delegates


WFUMB 2019 Congress delegates who registered at the non-member full rate are now ASUM members – Welcome!


Your membership is valid to 30 June 2020 and you’ll soon receive a welcome email that includes the benefits of being an ASUM member.


All new and existing ASUM members will have access to the Congress presentations through myASUM once they become available. Please give us a few weeks to set them up.

Click here to discover your member benefits

MBS Review update


The independent Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce (the Taskforce) has been working since late 2015 to review the more than 5,700 items on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) to better align them with contemporary clinical evidence and practice, and improve health outcomes for patients. To date more than 70 clinical committees and working groups have reviewed items across the MBS through a clinician-led process involving more than 700 clinicians, consumers and health system experts, providing detailed advice to the Taskforce on how to improve the MBS.


Six draft reports, from the Cleft Dental Services Working Group, Consumer Panel, Ophthalmology Clinical Committee, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Clinical Committee, Paediatric Surgery Advisory Group and Psychiatry Clinical Committee, are now available for public consultation on the Department’s website. Consultation is open for sixteen weeks (until December 20) and interested parties are welcome to provide submissions by emailing or contacting ASUM for ultrasound related topics.


Upcoming ASUM CPD Events

Obstetric and Gynaecology Workshop

Obstetric and Gynaecology Workshop

26 October 2019, Christchurch

Join Dr Emma Parry and Dr Rachael Belsham at this Obs and Gynae event which includes live scanning. 

Topics include Nuchal Translucency: Best practice and the role of Non Invasive Prenatal Screening, Twins and when to use Doppler analyses.

Check the draft 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

Check out the draft program for this echo and imaging focused event aimed at cardiologists, physicians, radiologists, general practitioners, sonographers, registrars and residents.

A series of lectures will be delivered by national experts including Prof. Liza Thomas, A/Prof John Atherton, A/Prof Arun Dahiya, Dr Sandhir Prasad, Dr Chris Semsarian, Ada Lo and others.


Earn 6 myASUM CPD Points


Click here for more information

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