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ASUM Outreach - Obstetric Ultrasound Workshop, Bali

Hear how this benefits the participants and community

Yayasan Bumi Sehat, translated to ‘Healthy Mother Earth’, was founded as a not-for-profit organisation in 1995 and is based in Bali, Indonesia. Since May 2016 the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) has provided ultrasound trainers and medical experts each year to educate Indonesian midwives and doctors in basic point of care obstetric ultrasound.


This year participants not only come from Bumi Sehat Clinic, midwives and doctors also come from sister clinics such as Rumah Sakit Madani, Sumba Foundation, midwives of STIKES (College of Health), and also included midwives from Papua New Guinea.


Thank you to our volunteers for supporting this important Outreach work and best wishes to the midwives as they utilise their ultrasound skills to improve patient care and outcomes.


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Latest facts on COVID-19

Download the latest information on COVID-19

The healthcare service is already being impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus). ASUM wants to convey the latest information from the relevant bodies to ensure factual information is provided to our members and the ultrasound community. The latest information from the Australian Chief Medical Officer and the Department of Health can be downloaded here.


We would encourage you to stay updated with factual information provided by the health departments of both Australia and New Zealand.



New Zealand

New RHD Guidelines Endorsed

RHD Guidelines Endorsed

ASUM is pleased to announce that (together with 20 other organisations) we have endorsed the Australian guideline for the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) (3rd edition) 2020, issued by RHD Australia. The overall aim of this guideline is to advance medical treatment and management of ARF and RHD to benefit the population of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, just as they have for non-Indigenous Australians.


Click here to read the guideline

Clinical governance fact sheet - Allied health practitioners

Clinical governance fact sheet

Clinical governance is a shared responsibility to ensure all patients receive the best of care. The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health care have released a fact sheet on the Clinical governance for allied health practitioners.


You can download here from the Commission website.


The fact sheet joins the suite of resources on clinical governance for professional groups, complementing the National Model Clinical Governance Framework.


Batemans Bay Education Day - Obstetrics and Elastography

Supporting the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund

In light of the recent bushfires in Batemans Bay, ASUM and South East Radiology will be co-hosting a Obstetrics and Elastography Education Day, with all funds being donated to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund.


Canon Medical is also generously donating a camera to be raffled off to raise funds for those affected by the bush fires.

ASUM Councillor Debra Paoletti will present this live scanning workshop in Batemans Bay on 21 March, where you'll get a chance for some hands-on training and earn 6 CPD points. There'll also be a presentation on Elastography.


Support the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund

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Upcoming CPD Events

Urogenital Ultrasound Seminar

Urogenital Ultrasound Seminar

4 April 2020, Perth

Comprehensive ultrasound examinations can answer most clinical questions of the urogenital tract with minimal patient preparation and without the use of ionising radiation.

Learn about Varicoceles - new criteria and intervention, Sonography in acute flank pain, Intraoperative sonography and more.

With a great lineup of presenters that includes (but is not limited to) Dr Scott Flemming, Dr Padmini Hewavitharana, Andrea Rose and Marilyn Zelesco it'll be an enlightening day of learning.


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New Zealand Branch 2020 Conference

New Zealand Branch 2020 Conference

3 - 5 July 2020, Christchurch

We're excited to be returning to Christchurch to host the NZ 2020 Conference.

Friday 3 July - Dr Simon Meagher will present First-Trimester Screening and Diagnosis of Fetal Malformation: Basics and Beyond.

Saturday and Sunday 4 & 5 July we have a mix of presenters, topics and specialities as well as concurrent workshops to the main program running (limited places available).
Presenters include Drs Thomas Moritz, Lantham Berry and Karen Mizia as well as Martin Necas, Andrew Graham and others.


24- Carat Gold Sponsor: Philips

Gold Leaf Sponsors: Tristel SonoSite Canon

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Registrations opening soon | ASUM2020

Latest job vacancies


Sonographer, Various locations

I-MED Radiology are currently recruiting Sonographers in Cairns, Darwin, Emerald, Gippsland, Gladestone, Launceston, Mt Isa, North West Tasmania, Rockhampton, West Sydney and Wonthaggi.



Sonographer, Various locations, New Zealand

Pacific Radiology are currently recruiting Senior Sonographers and Sonographers for locations: Canterbury (inc. West Coast), Timaru (incl. SCM) and Christchurch.



Senior Echocardiographer, Kimberley Region, WA

Perth Cardiovascular Institute are looking for their next extraordinary team member to be based in Broome with regular travel to remote communities to take their services to people who need them most and are unable to travel.



Vascular Sonographer, Randwick, NSW

The Vascular Diagnostic Centre at the Prince of Wales Hospital is looking for a full time experienced vascular sonographer to join our fun and friendly team.



Sonographer, South Coast, NSW

South East Radiology is seeking qualified Sonographers to work full or part time in a variety of locations within our fully comprehensive clinics on the South Coast of NSW.



Vascular Sonographer, Newcastle and Hunter Region, NSW

The Vascular Centre is seeking an experienced and qualified vascular sonographer to join its specialist vascular ultrasound service in Newcastle and the Hunter region of New South Wales.



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