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AJUM Editor in Chief Announcement

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ASUM is pleased to welcome the new AJUM Editor in Chief, Prof Gillian Whalley. Prof Whalley has a strong history in Ultrasound, having trained as a cardiac sonographer in 1985. Her research work began early in her career and she has since published over 150 journal papers. Prof Whalley has served on a number of international journals, and as an Associate Editor with AJUM since 2018.


In her new role as Editor in Chief of AJUM, Professor Whalley is looking forward to working closely with the editorial board and the Australasian ultrasound community to increase the number of original research articles published.


“AJUM is Australasia’s premier journal for multidisciplinary ultrasound practice and we have the opportunity to develop both our local evidence-based practice and to enhance the research capabilities of our profession. I feel honoured to be trusted to lead the editorial team that will be steering AJUM forward and I am grateful for those who have been at the helm before - they have set the course well.”


In Memoriam

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Dr David Cooper, affectionately known as the “Father of Ultrasound” passed away on the 6th March 2021.


In the 1970’s, Dr David Cooper understood the vision and the important role of Ultrasound. He was a widely respected pioneer who regularly attended clinical meetings with the newly formed ASUMB (now ASUM); well known for performing his own obstetric ultrasound studies.


Dr David Cooper appreciated and strongly advocated for ‘sonographers’ to be recognised as full members of ASUMB and for them to be acknowledged in a professional capacity, for their role in ultrasound and healthcare.


The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Foundation have recognised the outstanding contribution made by Dr Cooper and his pioneering work in fetal diagnosis.


Al in Ultrasound - have your say


ASUM members have been identified as essential in the role of patient diagnosis and screening. Following our response to a TGA paper on the regulation of software in 2019, ASUM have been invited to help source participants for a research project funded by NHMRC Ideas Grant 1181976 The Algorithm Will See You Now to examine the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for diagnosis and screening.


No matter your preference, whether for or against AI, or your role in ultrasound diagnosis, here is your chance to impact the future.

For more information, participant information as well as expression your interest can be submitted via the study survey link.


Complimentary WHO Education

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2020 has made us acutely aware of the infection risk. The World Health Organisation offers complimentary Infection Prevention and Control education and training to help us all with improved knowledge and preparedness.


In this module you will learn how and why healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) occur and how IPC reduces their risk and spread.


Take the quiz and receive a certificate on completion.


Enrol me for this course

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Corporate Corner



Paid cardiac research: Calling Australian CARDIAC SONOGRAPHERS


Early detection of heart disease through the expert use of echocardiograms


We want to understand your expertise and specialist skills in evaluating heart structure and health and how you identify any abnormalities.


What’s involved? A 45-minute Zoom interview at a time convenient to you


What you’ll get: $250 for taking part


To register your interest in this market research, please email Two Blind Mice. Your opinions and responses to the questions during the interview will be kept completely confidential.

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