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WFUMB 2009 e-News #6 27 March 2009

CEO's Message

The WFUMB 2009 medical ultrasound congress is for radiologists and sonographers too – don’t miss it!

Professor Rob Gibson, Congress Convenor, has created a diverse and exciting program that provides something for everyone who is associated with ultrasound.

If you haven’t checked the current program for WFUMB 2009 Medical Ultrasound Congress lately by visiting the website you will be amazed by the extensive range of sessions and workshops.

As an example, there are numerous sessions and workshops on musculoskeletal ultrasound and new techniques for breast ultrasound including elastography.

There will also be updates on upper abdominal ultrasound including:

  • Contrast enhanced ultrasound for liver and renal applications. Liver contrast ultrasound is now “ready for prime-time”.
  • Liver cancer – screening, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Liver elastography
  • Interventional ultrasound- new techniques including ablative techniques and HIFU.

The program is extremely rich in musculoskeletal, breast, ObGyn, vascular, small parts, cardiac, paediatrics and technical developments.

The exhibitors will be showcasing their latest equipment which provides a tremendous opportunity to watch and learn how the latest technology can change the way you work.

Finally I want to draw your attention to provision of the live scanning workshops that have been added to the on-line program.

Early bird closes this weekend

If you have not registered for WFUMB 2009 please be aware that early registration is due by 28th March 2009. Following this date the late registration fee applies until July 2009.

You can choose between One Day, Three Days or Five Days registration. If you are an ASUM member and also enrolled in the Three Day or Five Day registration, you are eligible to register for one additional ‘hands on’ workshop for an extra $22. This is only available to ASUM members living in Australia and NZ.

Don’t leave it too late, register now!

Accompanying a registrant?

If you wish to accompany a delegate to the Congress, you can also register and take advantage of the social program.

Don’t leave it too late, register now!

Letters of invitations available

If you have registered for the congress as an exhibitor, delegate or presenter and require an invitation letter for the purpose of visa travel approval process, please email

As the host society, the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM), will issue a letter provided that all the required information is supplied to us for notification to the approving Australian department.

New supporting sponsors

I am delighted to announce that the Australian Diagnostic Imaging Association has agreed to be a supporting sponsor. The ADIA was formed in 1999 to promote the practice of private radiology performed by specialist radiologists within Australia. The Association works to ensure the continued sustainability of comprehensive private specialist radiology practice. It consults with government and other appropriate bodies on matters relating to the funding and delivery of radiology services. ADIA’s weblink is

At the time of writing, I have met with the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (DOHA), and I am so pleased to advise that they will become supporting sponsors of the congress. ASUM has a good professional working relationship with DOHA and contributes by working towards common objectives for standards, accreditation and quality in health care issues in Australia. See

Dr Caroline Hong
Chief Executive Officer
Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM)

Sponsors   Exhibitors
Toshiba   Toshiba
GE Healthcare   GE Healthcare
Medison   Medison
Philips   Philips
Siemens   Siemens
ARDMS   Aloka Co., Ltd
Nanosonics   ARDMS
Queensland X-ray   BK Medical
Supersonic Imagine   Department of State & Regional Development
Zonare   Elsevier Australia
    Hitachi Medical Corporation
    I-Med Network
    Lantheus Medical Imaging
    Shantou Institute of Ultrasonics Instruments Co. Ltd
    SonoScape Co Ltd
    Supersonic Imagine
    The Int'l Vasa Previa Fondation


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