Echoes Issue No. 29 [ September 2022 ]

WFUMB Annual Report 2021- 2022

The WFUMB Annual Report was released prior to the WFUMB General Assembly to provide all federations with a full round up of WFUMB's current status, activities  and future plans.

WFUMB Ultrasound Open
Call for papers


Editor-in-Chief: Manjiri Dighe
Editorial Board:
Sue Westerway – Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yi-Hong Chou – CEUS/advanced techniques
Arinc Ozturk – Abdominal
Richard Barr – Breast
Nitin Chaubal – Vascular

Take a look at the Guide for Authors here >>

WFUMB Ultrasound Open is the official international peer-reviewed Open Access journal of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB). Focussing particularly on the clinical applications of ultrasound, it aims to publish and disseminate novel research in basic and applied science. It will also welcome papers on advances in diagnostic and therapeutic applications of ultrasound, guidelines, pictorial reviews, clinical cases, letters and opinion pieces.

To complement WFUMB’s multidisciplinary organisation the journal invites topics on all organs of medical imaging such as gastrointestinal, genitourinary, obstetric and gynecology, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, head and neck, nervous system, breast. The journal aims to advance our understanding of the applications of ultrasound in medicine and science.

WFUMB 2023 - Muscat, Oman

WFUMB Congress 2023

4-7 November 2023 – SAVE THE DATE!

Muscat, Oman - One of the Middle East’s oldest and most picturesque cities

Take a look the web site for more information.


WFUMB General Assembly

WFUMB Extraordinary General Assembly Meeting took place on 17th September 2022 on the Zoom platform.

Cristina Chammas, The President welcomed everyone to the Extraordinary General Assembly (EGA) and the Honorary Secretary confirmed that the meeting was officially convened following compliance with the current constitutional requirements.

The President advised that the EGA had been called partly as a result of the AIUM unwillingness to work with WFUMB until some changes were implemented. WFUMB took this in a positive light and following the independent survey WFUMB invoked a Constitution Task Force Group (TFG) which led to the constitutional changes that are proposed in a number of areas where the wording was unclear and have clarified all these areas. In addition, measures to ensure more transparency, equality, diversity, and fairness have been implemented including a limit on the terms of officers to ensure the organisation is more inclusive. The Constitution Committee and Administrative Council (AC) have taken further steps with other proposals for voting.

The five-year strategic plan evolved from WFUMB’s meeting with industry and is proposed as a document for renewal each year by the AC setting out WFUMB’s goals and objectives.

Call for the Vote

The Secretary briefly summarized the proposed changes as follows:

  • Approval of updated Constitution 
    All the voting delegates approved the constitution changes
  • Bylaw for establishment of Complaints Committee designed to be responsible to ensure that complaints are dealt with effectively in accordance with the procedures set out for the implementation of this policy
    All the voting delegates approved the complaint committee bylaw
  • Amendment to Publication Committee bylaw to include Federation Journal Editors in Chief to be ex officio members of the Publication Committee
    All the voting delegates approved the publications committee bylaw amendment
  • Bylaw for Nominating Committee to define and democratise the process for nominations with federations invited to send nominations for positions
    All the voting delegates approved the nominations committee bylaw
  • Bylaw for investment Advisory Committee recommends advisors to support the Treasurer, Accountant, Auditors and Investment Managers in the selection and direction for investments
    All the voting delegates approved the investment advisory committee bylaw
  • Conflict of Interest policy is followed but now defined in the document where it could affect officers and committee members
    All the voting delegates approved the conflict of interest policy statement
  • Approval WFUMB Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Document using international standards which new and existing members will be encouraged read and approve as read
    All the voting delegates approved the diversity, equity and inclusion documents
  • Approval of bid for WFUMB 2027 Lima, Peru as this was still under discussion at the AC meeting in May
    All the voting delegates approved the bid for WFUMB 2027 Lima, Peru
  • Approval of the Memorandum of Understanding with the World Federation of Paediatric Imaging (WFPI), Imaging the World (ITW), RadAid and International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). SV noted that more MoU’s are in the pipeline as there are more international organisations wanting to work with WFUMB
    All the voting delegates approved the negotiated MoUs

The ballot was closed and all the results can be viewed electronically:

To view the full meeting minutes click here:

Date of next GA meeting – 27 May 2023 Riga, Latvia 13.00 CEST (TBC)


ASUM Report

ASUM 2022

Our multidisciplinary ultrasound conference was held 16-18 September 2022 in the beautiful city of Adelaide. Our conference was delivered in a hybrid format, combining didactic and hands-on workshops with an inspiring program to take us into the future together.
A huge thank you to our Scientific committee and presenters for their hard work and contribution in creating and delivering such professional development for our ultrasound community.

We are incredibly grateful for our Corporate Partners and Exhibitors, supporting and participating in ASUM2022. Their industry knowledge provides a wealth of information to enable us to meet our mission.
For those attending in-person, there was a buzz of energy as we came together again as a community, whether for workshops, lectures, and networking.

ASUM Governance

Following our Annual General Meeting, we recognise the enormous contribution of Dr Karen Mizia as she steps into the immediate Past President role for ASUM. We offer her our sincere thanks for her contribution, leadership and unwavering commitment to ASUM and the ultrasound profession to deliver healthier lives for all by driving ultrasound excellence.

ASUM welcomes Alison Deslandes as ASUM President. Alison is a sonographer based in Adelaide, having actively served on the Board of Directors for four years. We look forward to Alison's leadership, along with the Board, to deliver our strategic plan. In addition to a new President, ASUM welcomes new directors to the Board. Updated Board of Directors may be found on our website.


ASUM Drive: Your New Digital Content Platform

ASUM Drive, our digital on-demand library, has launched to deliver digital content in a modern and easily accessible way. Our members receive this complimentary and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

Currently we have uploaded over 500 presentations from conferences and webinars. We will continue to add new content each month. While our members receive this as part of their member benefits, we have recently launched the option for the wider ultrasound community to subscribe to ASUM Drive annually.

ASUM - WFUMB Mobile Centres of Education

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are at least 125 times more likely to develop Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) than Non-Indigenous Australians. RHD takes the lives of two young indigenous Australians each week. Studies have demonstrated the usefulness of echocardiography screening in the diagnosis of undetected RHD. ASUM will launch a pilot for echocardiography training in the new year, focusing efforts on healthcare workers visiting remote communities. We are excited to deliver this program with the expectation of making a significant difference and creating healthier lives for all by driving ultrasound excellence.


The Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (AJUM) is a multi-disciplinary journal with an extensive international readership. The growth of AJUM continues to accelerate globally with 67% of journal articles submitted by colleagues in Australia and New Zealand, the other third were submitted by international colleagues in India, Sweden, Belgium, Israel, Turkey, UK and USA. AJUM embraces the contemporary practice and practitioners to deliver the latest research and education for all ultrasound professionals.



The European Federation of Ultrasound Societies in Medicine and Biology - EFSUMB - has been recognised in the wide spectrum of the world ultrasound communities since its foundation 50 years ago. The EUROSON congress represents the hallmark of our organisation, comprised of an extensive network of innovative minds, illustrating the latest breakthroughs in clinical, scientific, and creative aspects of ultrasound, offering discussions, joint sessions, workshops, state-of-the-art performances, and in collaboration with industry, displaying the future of ultrasound.

The Scientific Programme is already available, you can register today and submit your abstract so take a look at ....



UEG Ultrasound Learning Area


Saturday 8 October 2022
Ultrasonography for the Gastroenterologist

The Ultrasound Learning Area promotes the role of a major diagnostic and interventional tool in
gastroenterology: clinical ultrasonography in the hands of the gastroenterologist.
This year the Ultrasound Learning Area returns to the onsite format and offers basic and
postgraduate courses on ultrasonography, individual handson training and special lectures in
abdominal ultrasonography. The programme is designed for both young and senior
gastroenterologists, with or without experience in ultrasonography.
Main topics of the special lectures are the role of ultrasound in liver diseases and interventional

The Ultrasound Learning Area is run in cooperation with EFSUMB.

View the full programme here >>


Recent Webinars

Recents webinars which have taken place can be seen below, clicking on the banners will take you to the presentations from these events.

Future Webinars

Our upcoming events continue our series on CEUS - click on the banner to register for these free webinars.




The 5th National Congress of Vietnamese Society of Ultrasound in Medicine

February 23, 2023 @ 8:00 amFebruary 25, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Conference Date: 23-25 February 2023
Location: White Lotus Hotel & Convention Center
Address: 05-07 Hoang Hoa Tham,
Hue City, Thua Thien-Hue, 530000 Vietnam

Head & Neck Ultrasound Workshop

Friday 21st to Saturday 22nd October, 2022

Venue: Anatomy Lab – Department of Medical Imaging & Anatomy, Pasifika Campus, CMNHS, FNU

We are delighted to invite you to the official launch of The Pacific Islands Society of Ultrasound in Medicine.

View the full invitation at here >

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