SDMS's core purpose is to enhance the art and science of medicine by advancing medical sonography. As an SDMS member you will join an exclusive network of over 28,000 sonographers and sonography students.
The SDMS provides opportunities to earn and offer continuing medical education (CME). We also have educational resources for the sonography community.
The SDMS offers resources for the sonography industry.
The SDMS supports credentialing for sonographers and provides representation on legislative and regulatory issues that affect the sonography profession.
Formed in 2009, the SDMS Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization affiliated with the SDMS. The SDMS Foundation fosters professional learning and excellence by working to improve the field of diagnostic medical sonography.
The SDMS provides various products for the sonography community.
The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) is a professional membership organization founded in 1970 to promote, advance, and educate its members and the medical community in the science of diagnostic medical sonography. The SDMS, with over 28,000 members, is the largest association of sonographers and sonography students in the world.
On January 8, 2005, Stephen M. McLaughlin, BS, RT(R), RDMS, FSDMS, a Past President of the SDMS, died after a 19-month battle with brain cancer. Steve served on the SDMS Board of Directors for over ten years as a Regional Director, President-Elect, President (2000-2002), and Past President. Steve was an SDMS Fellow, and in addition to his Society Board service, he served the association and sonography community in a multitude of roles: committee chair, Board liaison, national certification exam proctor, local ultrasound society president, and counselor. Steve's goals as SDMS President were to grow membership and strengthen sonographer professionalism.
The Stephen M. McLaughlin Lectureship honors sonographers who are actively involved in the profession and have served as a luminary in the sonography field as exhibited by a distinguished and notable career.
To be selected for the Stephen M. McLaughlin Memorial Lecture, a person must be:
The selected Stephen M. McLaughlin lecturer shall receive:
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