SDMS Sound News
October 31, 2001
|This issue of SDMS Sound News is sponsored by the SDMS Educational Foundation.|
From October 11 to October 14, the SDMS hosted the largest Annual Conference in its history. With over 1500 attendees, over 1000 sonographers, and a sold-out Exhibit Hall, the Conference even attracted Elvis who joined in the fun at the High Rollers Ball. (Photographs are available for viewing and purchase at http://www.davidbraun.com/sdms.htm).
All aspects of the Conference including the new features, 'Scanning with the Experts' and the 'Sonography Tournament' were highly rated by the attendees. Here's a sampling of the rave reviews:
If you missed the conference, you can still browse the SDMS Virtual Exhibit Hall through December 31:http://www.sdms.org/meetings/vhall/default.asp
And, there are a few Conference Proceedings books (which include the course syllabus materials for many of the conference sessions) available for sale ($20 plus $6 shipping). Call SDMS at (214) 473-8057 TODAY to purchase a copy.
The SDMS 2001-2003 Conference Management Committee, Tomie Timon, Chair, Betty Glascock, Joyce Grube, Charlotte Henningsen, and Rob Daigle will meet in Dallas this weekend to review the 2001 Annual Conference attendees' evaluations and plan next year's Conference in Atlanta, October 3-6, at the Hilton Atlanta Hotel. For information on Atlanta, take a short tour at:Atlanta.com
Keep Georgia on your mind and on your calendar. Plan now to attend another great SDMS Annual Conference in the great city of Atlanta. All current SDMS members will receive a conference brochure in the Spring (and watch SDMS Sound News and our web site for updates).
Many of you have recently been notified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) that your registry triennium is ending and that there will be no grace period to complete your CME requirements. Or perhaps your employer requires a certain number of CME before the end of the year. We've made meeting these requirements easy for our members!
Earn FREE CME on the SDMS Web Site (Members Only)
JDMS (up to 8 CME credits)http://www.sdms.org/jdms/cme.asp
Breast Sonography (1 CME credit)http://www.sdms.org/members/3351/default.asp
Integrated Ultrasound Reference Guide, sponsored by Toshiba (up to 11 CME credits)http://www.sdms.org/members/toshiba.asp
And now, we report your CME to the ARDMS...
As part of our new CME Tracker program, when you complete the SDMS online CME activities, your CME credits are automatically transmitted each week to the ARDMS (see http://www.sdms.org/membership/cmetracker.asp for more details). Since the program began on Sept 1, more than 3,500 CME records (totaling more than 14,000 CME credits) have already been reported to the ARDMS...that's saving SDMS members time and money!
Visit the Members Only area of our web site to view your SDMS CME transcript. We've even added a new column to indicate whether the CME activity has been reported to the ARDMS.
Note: SDMS Members also receive a 20% discount on CME credits at Sonocredits.com (21 CME credits available). For more information, visit:http://www.sdms.org/members/sonocredits.asp
JDMS' publisher, Sage Publications, is providing free access to over 250 electronic journals including the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography during November and December. This includes full text files for the 2001 subscription year, as well as back files for 2000 and 1999 (where available).
This is a great opportunity for you to introduce your Journal to non-members and encourage them to join SDMS so they can continue to get the JDMS!
Full details about how to access SAGE's journals through Ingenta for free are available on SAGE's web site at:http://www.sagepub.co.uk/freeaccess
Sonography Awareness Month items are still available and while supplies last, SDMS Sound News readers can take an ADDITIONAL 30% off the member price! You can still purchase balloons, buttons, posters, and T-shirts. Order now! Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to help create awareness of the role sonographers play in the medical community and to recognize their contributions to healthcare. Sonography - The Future is in Our Scans!
FAX your order form to (214) 473-8563 - be sure to write the following promotion code on your order form to receive your 30% discount:
Promotion Code: SOUNDNEWS30
Educators Forum: I am interested in knowing how many programs are delivering education in a distance learning format and what methods you are using.
Career/Job Issues Forum: I'm interested in knowing who out there in the world is utilizing PACS for their ultrasound departments.
Region 5 Forum: I need help finding a company to purchase auxillary monitors...
OB/Gyn Forum: I was wondering what is the earliest gestational age that everyone is obtaining an AFI?
To read (or join in) the discussions, visit:http://www.sdms.org/members/forums/default.asp
The Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL) recently observed its five year anniversary. At its June 27, 2001 Board of Directors meeting, the ICAEL assessed laboratory data and feedback to determine the individual components of the application that are vital as well as those that may be eliminated to make the process less cumbersome and more user-friendly. As a result, the ICAEL adopted several significant changes to improve the accreditation process. Through 2001, laboratories may either apply for accreditation using the guidelines found in the current ICAEL Electronic Application or submit based on the revisions. However, beginning in 2002 all applications must be submitted using the revised guidelines.The changes include:
Supporters of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and the SDMS Educational Foundation help us provide educational and other opportunities for health care providers in the sonography profession.
The Sponsorship Award Level program provides recognition to sponsors who provide financial support to the SDMS and the Educational Foundation.
The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and the SDMS Educational Foundation gratefully acknowledge the sponsors who have generously supported our activities during the past year (October 2000 - September 2001).http://www.sdms.org/sponsor/showcase.asp
The News & Notes column includes links to web-based news articles of interest to sonographers. To submit articles, send the URL to email@example.com.
|March 31||SDMS Educational Foundation Scholarship deadline
|June 30||ATL Echocardiography Awards deadline
|June 30||Bracco Diagnostics, Inc. Research Award deadline
|June 30||DuPont Contrast Imaging Award deadline
|June 30||GE Medical Systems Excellence in Sonography Award deadline
|June 30||Graduate Research Award deadline
|June 30||Medison 3D Sonography Award deadline
|July 31||SDMS Educational Foundation Scholarship deadline
|July 31||SDMS Educational Foundation grant application deadline
|Oct 1-31||Sonography Awareness Month
|Oct 3 - 6||SDMS 19th Annual Conference
|Nov 30||SDMS Educational Foundation Scholarship deadline