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Assoc.Prof Fred Joshua – President

Dear ,


As we wrap up 2019 I wanted to acknowledge and thank those who have volunteered and shared their knowledge with ASUM in 2019, supporting our mission to promote ultrasound excellence. ASUM continues to strive to advance diagnostic ultrasound for the highest standards of patient care. This is a continual challenge in governance and I thank the ASUM Council, committees and staff for their dedication.

I am honoured to have returned from the British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS) annual conference in the United Kingdom where I was presenting on behalf of ASUM and continuing to build on the many years BMUS and ASUM have worked together. I am grateful to now be back in the warmth of Australia and prepare for the summer holidays.

I would like to wish you a safe and happy festive season. I look forward to celebrating 50 years of ASUM with you in 2020.


Assoc.Prof Fred Joshua

ASUM President


ASUM Research Grant Award


ASUM believes in the importance of investing in research opportunities for ultrasound. Our members are well positioned to implement positive outcomes as a result of their ultrasound research, leading to the highest standards of patient care. Following a stringent grant review process, we are thrilled to announce the ASUM Research Grant winners for 2020.

Dr Sandhir Prasad

Congratulations to Sandhir Prasad, John Atherton and William Parsonage for their project titled:


Serial evaluation of advanced echocardiographic parameters during healthy pregnancy – a prospective observational cohort study

Prof Robert Gibson

Congratulations to Robert Gibson, Wayland Wang. Paul Simkin, Siggarth Sood, Beng Ghee Lim, Damien Stella and Suong Le for their project titled:


Evaluation of ultrasound shear-wave elastography and attenuation imaging of the liver – a prospective comparison with MRI elastography and proton-density fat fraction


Members are encouraged to refer to the full terms, conditions and eligibility criteria available on the ASUM website.


Latest WFUMB Echoes - Now Available

WFUMB Echoes

The latest newsletter from WFUMB is now available here.


In this edition you will find:

  • Updates on all ultrasound news from around the globe, plus international events.
  • Introducing the new WFUMB President Seung H. Kim.
  • Young Investigators Awards from WFUMB19.
  • Final report from Ethiopia by Peter Coombs

Click here to read the latest edition

ASUM office closure from 25 Dec, reopening 2 Jan 2020
Surf, Sand and Soundwaves 2020

Surf, Sand and Soundwaves 2020

7 - 8 March 2020, Kingscliff

Don't miss out on this annual event at the beautiful Mantra on Salt Beach, Kingscliff, where 3 streams will be on offer:


Lung Scanning PoCUS, presented by Dr Kylie Baker and Jennifer Garner


Obstetrics (incl. live scanning) presented by Dr Poonam Charan


Cardiac - presented by A/Profs Sandhir Prasad, Arun Dahiya and cardiac sonographer Ada Lo


This year we will be offering a half day on the Sunday, which includes -


Lung Scanning PoCUS (Hands on session) with Dr Kylie Baker, Jennifer Garner and Steve Maylor

Gynaecology (incl. live scanning) presented by Dr Poonam Charan


Click here for more information

Physical Principles of Ultrasound Seminar 2020

Physical Principles of Ultrasound Seminar 2020

24 - 25 March 2020, Sydney

Attend or Live Stream the entire event.


This 2-day training event is exclusively on the physical principles of ultrasound.


Dr Rob Gill and Roger Gent AM, authors of publications that are used extensively by students and qualified practitioners alike, will be presenting two full days of physics.

(Find out more about our presenters here)


Whether you qualified recently, some time ago or are new to ultrasound, you'll learn something from the physics gurus who make the Principles of Ultrasound Physics sound so simple.


Topics include the Physical Properties of Ultrasound, Transducer and Beaming Concepts, Image Artefacts, Film Reading, Doppler and Bio-effects and Safety.


Click here for more information

Corporate Corner

Corporate Member - Critical Care Sonography


Critical Care Sonography

Physics of Ultrasound Lecture Series – Monthly Subscription


Having a good grasp of the physics of ultrasound improves image acquisition and image interpretation. This lecture series by Roger Gent is remarkable in it’s simplicity. It covers the physical properties of ultrasound, transducer and beamforming concepts, knobology, resolution and harmonics, image artifacts, common errors in sonography caused by inappropriate technical selections or choices, Doppler – basic physics, colour, artifacts and more, bioeffects and safety and finally MI/MT phantoms.


The lectures have been split into small sections accompanied by a brief summary and some multiple choice questions.


Click here for more information or to subscribe


Latest Job Vacancies


Sonographer, Western & Northern regions of Auckland, NZ

With the opportunity of full-time and part-time work, the work is varied including General, Obstetrics, Paediatric, Vascular and some Musculoskeletal examinations.



Senior Sonographer, Alice Springs, NT

- Medical Imaging Department, Alice Springs Hospital
- Professional 3 Remuneration Package Range $119,875 - $134,054
- Fixed vacancy in Alice Springs



Lead Sonographer, Dunstan Hospital, Clyde, NZ

To join a team based in rural Dunstan Hospital, beautiful Central Otago, NZ South Island.



Clinical Cardiac Sonographer, Whanganui, NZ

This is a new permanent sole charge position that requires someone who is resourceful, flexible and patient focused with excellent communication skills and high standards of clinical practice.



Sonographer, Monash Health, Various Facilities

- Participation in the education program;

- Perform quality Ultrasound in a range of examinations;

- Provide high quality ultrasound examinations, excellent patient care, clinical support and supervision to trainee sonographers across Monash Health.



Professional Teaching Fellow in Medical Imaging: Ultrasound, Auckland, NZ

Seeking to appoint motivated and enthusiastic Professional Teaching Fellows to teach all areas of ultrasound discipline and to significantly contribute to the Department’s academic programmes in Medical Imaging.



Click here for more vacancies

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