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WFUMB 2009 e-News #1

Program Update

As you probably know the affiliated societies of the WFUMB have more than 55,000 members from more than 90 countries representing physicians, scientists, engineers, trade specialists and ultra-sonographers.

So it stands to reason that when ASUM hosts the 12th WFUMB World Congress it will be the Congress of a lifetime. The line up of speakers the diversity of the programs and for the first time targeted specialist workshops gives participants unheard of access to the world’s best in science and technology in the one venue.

Some of the key areas of discussion will focus on fetal pre-diagnosis and what our colleagues in North America have developed, fetal intervention, the last work on 3D and 4D ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis, genetic sonogram – the real story, first trimester diagnosis with 3D ultra sound and the place for 3D ultrasound in maternal fetal bonding. 

We will look at recent advances in fetal therapy, have follow up studies in first trimester prenatal diagnosis, and hear from leading experts in the gynecological field with latest developments with pelvic floor ultrasound and updates on the management on pregnancies of unknown location.

In each edition of the WFUMB 2009 e-Newsletter we will give short profile on some of the key note speakers that participants will be able to watch, question and meet in social settings.

WFUMB 2009 in Sydney will be unique in that it will emphasize a wide range of opportunities from hands-on training at entry-level to specialist medical point-of-care procedures, such as Emergency Room and nerve block Anesthetic monitoring. The program will also offer sessions on leading-edge technological developments, particularly in small portable scanning devices.

The WFUMB 2009 Organizing Committee will prepare optimal programs and skills development workshops in all aspects of ultrasound imaging. The intention of the program will be to highlight the growth of the industry and emerging techniques.

As a fundamental aim of the WFUMB, this Congress is committed to providing assistance for education in the developing world, thereby helping to develop wider markets for the application of diagnostic ultrasound in medicine.

Some of the world’s top medical scientists and researchers in our field will be presenting and in each edition we give you short profiles and links to the WFUMB website so you can see the quality of international expertise that will be on display.

Dr Barry B. Goldberg (USA)
Barry B. Goldberg, Professor of Radiology, is Director of the Jefferson Ultrasound Research and Education Institute at Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr Beryl Benacerraf (USA)
Dr. Benacerraf is clinical professor in obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology and radiology.

Dr Katherine Fong (Canada)
Dr. Katherine Fong is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Imaging, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Dr Steven Goldstein (USA)
Steven R. Goldstein, MD is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Colgate University with a Baccalaureate degree in Biology. He graduated from the New York University School of Medicine in 1975 and did an internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas in 1975-1976.

Professor Ron Benzie
ASUM President-Elect,
WFUMB Program Coordinator
Sydney University

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Email: | Website: 12th World Congress of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.
Congress Organiser: ICMS Pty Ltd, 3rd Floor, 379 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Telephone:+61 2 9290 3366 Fax:+61 2 9290 2444

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