Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

SDMS Policy: Volunteer Conflict of Interest 


This policy is intended to provide operational standards in the Society's volunteer selection process for committee appointment and service, and for the Society's Nominating Committee in reviewing candidate applications for elected office. The objective of this policy is to avoid either the prospect and/or perception of a volunteer 'conflict of interest'.


For service on the SDMS Board of Directors or the following SDMS committees: Bylaws, Ethics, Finance, Government Relations, Membership and/or Nominating, it would be considered a conflict of interest if a prospective candidate were:

  • Concurrently serving on a similar governing board or committee of another national or international sonography/ultrasound professional association