News & Events

Second World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education

September 27-29, 2013 — Columbia, South Carolina

The Second World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education will unveil new developments in ultrasound and its impact in training the next generation of health care professionals. CME courses will be offered as well as live-scanning workshops, point-of-care sessions, hands-on training, and a sneak peek at the latest innovations in ultrasound - all in an environment that embraces the Southern hospitality, cuisine, music, and traditions of Columbia, South Carolina.

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Annual Convention

April 6-10, 2013 — New York City

The AIUM 2013 Annual Convention and Preconvention Program is the most comprehensive, cutting-edge meeting for the entire medical ultrasound community. The meeting brings together leading ultrasound experts, new research, the latest technology, and all levels of those interested in ultrasound. The 2013 convention program will incorporate an unprecedented selection of scientific research and a breadth of innovative ultrasound-related educational opportunities.

First Conference on Ultrasound in Anatomy and Physiology Education

March 22-23, 2013 — Columbia, South Carolina

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As ultrasound becomes more common in medical education, both across the nation and around the world, it is essential that we bring together educators in these two disciplines to share experiences and expertise and help set the direction for the appropriate incorporation of ultrasound into medical education. The conference will also offer introductory ultrasound workshops for the novice and those with limited ultrasound experience. The conference is designed to be of value to educators teaching anatomy or physiology in the health sciences including pre-medical education, medical student education, nursing education, physical therapy education, physician assistant education, and others.

American Medical Association's (AMA) Medical Student Section (MSS) Region 4 meeting

January 26-27, 2013 — Columbia, South Carolina

More than 90 medical students from around the southeastern United States gathered at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine on Jan. 26-27, 2013 for the American Medical Association's (AMA) Medical Student Section (MSS) Region 4 meeting. The meeting included a student ultrasound workshop and David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., the 16th Surgeon General of the United States and director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, served as the keynote speaker.


January 8, 2013

Making Waves: Ultrasound Use Increases in Medical Education

AAMC Reporter: December 2012

Workshop on Ultrasound in Medical Education Held at Association of American Medical Colleges Meeting

November 6, 2012

A workshop on ultrasound in medical education was held at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in San Francisco on November 6, 2012. The workshop featured presentations by leaders in ultrasound medical education from Eastern Virginia Medical School, Texas Tech University, The Ohio State University, University of California-Irvine, University of South Carolina, and Wayne State University, as well as a hands-on component where attendees were able to use laptop-sized ultrasound units.


University of South Carolina Ultrasound Institute Volunteers Provide Free Stroke Screenings During I-95 Health Fair

August 3, 2012

AMA Adopts Diagnostic Ultrasound Utilization And Education Resolution

June 2012

The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD) recently adopted Resolution 507: Diagnostic Ultrasound Utilization and Education, which was introduced by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and cosponsored by 15 national and state medical societies. Medical societies represented included surgery, sports medicine, emergency medicine, urology, endocrinology, pain medicine, chest physicians, rheumatology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation, among others.

Diagnostic Ultrasound Utilization And Education

RESOLVED, That our AMA affirms that ultrasound imaging is a safe, effective, and efficient tool when utilized by, or under the direction of, appropriately trained physicians. (New HOD Policy)

RESOLVED, That our AMA support the educational efforts and widespread integration of ultrasound throughout the continuum of medical education. (New HOD Policy)

Adopted by the American Medical Association
June 19, 2012