Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

SDMS Call For Proposals
SDMS Call for Proposals – Accepting Submissions Year-Round

All presentations must be 50 minutes in length.

Each submitted proposal is carefully reviewed and will be considered by the SDMS ​Events Management Committee (​EMC). Not all submitted proposals will be selected for an SDMS event. Selected course proposal(s) will be notified 90 days after the listed submission review deadline.

Proposals are accepted for the following specialties:

  • Abdominal
  • Breast
  • Cardiac
  • Educators
  • Ergonomics/WRMSDs
  • Fetal Echo
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • MSK
  • OB/GYN
  • Pediatric Echo
  • Pediatric Sonography
  • Students
  • Vascular

Topic Requests from Members:

  • Liver Elastography
  • OB/GYN Abnormalities
  • New Applications
  • Contrast Update
  • 3D Pelvic Exams
  • How to Boost Morale
  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Trauma Imaging
  • Forensic Imaging
  • Lung Ultrasound
  • Fistula Surveillance
  • Tips for Anatomy Surveys
  • Doppler Optimization
  • Ultrasound Guidance for Injection in Joints​
  • Culture Diversity in Employment and Patients
  • Patient Anxiety Post-Pandemic
  • Legal Concerns in Ultrasound Imaging​​​
The requirements, submission review deadlines, and speaker honorarium for each opportunity are detailed below.
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SDMS Knowledge Series
Scheduled throughout the year ​on current topics of interest
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The SDMS Knowledge Series are ​live webinars led by sonography experts on current topics of interest. Held throughout the year, they provide expert commentary and updates that enable attendees to expand their knowledge and earn SDMS CME credits.

 
Proposal Submission Requirements:
  • Title
  • Description
  • Content Level
  • Specialty
Speaker Responsibilities (once proposal is accepted and speaker contract is executed)
  • Prepare a presentation that is 50 minutes in length (to be reviewed by SDMS staff);
  • Give a live presentation on the date assigned by the SDMS staff; and
  • Answer questions from attendees upon completion of the presentation.
Speaker Honorarium
The following speaker honorarium is available to speakers (where applicable) and is outlined in detail in the speaker services agreement upon acceptance of the proposal.
  • 3x the amount of SDMS CME credit for delivering the presentation;
  • $100 stipend
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SDMS Virtual Conference
2023 SDMS Virtual Conference: April 28 - April 30, 2023
Virtual Conference

Held in the spring, the SDMS Virtual Conference is a travel-free, online-only learning experience that enables sonographers, sonography students, and physicians from around the world to network and learn. In addition to earning SDMS CME credits, the educational program provides attendees with knowledge and skills in new sonographic techniques, diagnostic accuracy, enhancements of sonographic instrumentation, and practice management strategies.

 
Proposal Submission Requirements:
  • Title
  • Description
  • Content Level
  • Specialty
Speaker Responsibilities (once proposal is accepted and speaker contract is executed)
  • Prepare a presentation that is 50 minutes in length (to be reviewed by the ​EMC and SDMS staff);
  • Record presentation on the date assigned by the SDMS staff; and
  • Answer questions from conference attendees while session is live streaming.
Speaker Honorarium
The following speaker honorarium is available to speakers (where applicable) and is outlined in detail in the speaker services agreement upon acceptance of the proposal.
  • Complimentary 2022 SDMS Virtual Conference registration;
  • 3x the amount of SDMS CME credit for delivering the presentation;
  • One year of SDMS membership OR $100 stipend; and
  • 50% discount on registration fees for the SDMS Annual Conference
Submission Review Deadline for the 2023 SDMS Virtual Conference - October 7, 2022
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SDMS Virtual Seminars
Scheduled throughout the year ​with focus on specialty specific content
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Offered throughout the year, the SDMS Virtual Seminars focus on specialty specific content. Presented virtually, attendees have the opportunity to attend sessions, chat with attendees and speakers, and earn SDMS CME credits from the comfort of their own home or office.

 
Proposals for the 2023 Virtual Seminars should focus on the following specialties/topics:
  • Cardiac
  • MSK
  • Pediatric
  • Student
Proposal Submission Requirements:
  • Title
  • Description
  • Content Level
  • Specialty
Speaker Responsibilities (once proposal is accepted and speaker contract is executed)
  • Prepare a presentation that is 50 minutes in length (to be reviewed by the ​EMC and SDMS staff);
  • ​Record presentation on the date assigned by the SDMS staff; and
  • Answer questions from seminar attendees while session is live streaming.
Speaker Honorarium
The following speaker honorarium is available to speakers (where applicable) and is outlined in detail in the speaker services agreement upon acceptance of the proposal.
  • Complimentary virtual seminar registration;
  • 3x the amount of SDMS CME credit for delivering the presentation; and
  • $100 stipend
Submission Review Deadline for the 202​3 SDMS Virtual Seminar Series - ​​November 2, 2022
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SDMS Annual Conference
2023 SDMS Annual Conference: September 21 - September 23, 2023 | ​Washington, ​DC
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The SDMS Annual Conference is designed for sonographers, sonography students, and physicians who use sonography in their practice. Held in the fall, the SDMS Annual Conference fosters connections and learning and includes multiple opportunities to network and visit the exhibit hall. Attendees will earn SDMS CME credits while learning about new sonographic techniques, diagnostic accuracy, enhancements of sonographic instrumentation, and practice management strategies.

To be considered, you must submit at least two (2) course proposals (in one or more specialties).

Proposal Submission Requirements:
  • Title
  • Description
  • Content Level
  • Specialty
Speaker Responsibilities (once proposal is accepted and speaker contract is executed)
  • Prepare a presentation that is 50 minutes in length (to be reviewed by the ​EMC and SDMS staff);
  • Deliver a live presentation on the conference date assigned by the ​EMC; and
  • Answer questions from conference attendees upon completion of the presentation.
Speaker Honorarium
The following speaker honorarium is available to speakers (where applicable) and is outlined in detail in the speaker services agreement upon acceptance of your proposal.
  • Complimentary full conference registration;
  • 3x the amount of SDMS CME credit for delivering the presentation;
  • Complimentary hotel accommodations; and
  • Travel reimbursement
Submission Review Deadline for the 202​3 SDMS Annual Conference - ​December 1, 2022
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Stephen McLaughlin Memorial Lectureship
2023 SDMS Annual Conference: September 21 - September 23, 2023 | Washington, DC
McLaughlin Call For Proposals

The Stephen McLaughlin Memorial Lectureship was created as a tribute to past SDMS President Stephen McLaughlin for his service to the SDMS and his dedication to promoting sonographer professionalism within the healthcare community. The lecture is presented each year at the SDMS Annual Conference in his honor.



Candidate Eligibility
  • A current SDMS member in good standing;
  • A recognized luminary within the profession who has previously spoken at national or international conferences;
  • Credentialed by a national sonography certification organization that is recognized by the SDMS Board of Directors (i.e., currently ARDMS, CCI); and
  • Willing to serve as both an SDMS Annual Conference plenary session lecturer and an SDMS Annual Conference track speaker.
Candidate Application Requirements
  • Professional career documentation, to include CV and awards/recognition received in the last five (5) years;
  • Detailed outline of the proposed lecture. (The Event Management Committee may pre-determine a topic related to sonographer professionalism or the sonography profession in general); and
  • One (1) to two (2) paragraphs describing the positive influence the candidate has had on the sonography community; and
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a colleague involved with the sonography community in some capacity.
Candidate Responsibilities (once nomination is accepted)
  • Prepare a presentation that is 50 minutes in length, focused on sonographer professionalism or the sonography profession in general (to be reviewed by the EMC and SDMS staff).
Speaker Recognition/Honorarium
The selected Stephen McLaughlin lecturer shall receive:
  • An engraved plaque;
  • Two complimentary, transferable tickets to the SDMS & SDMS Foundation Awards Dinner held at the SDMS Annual Conference;
  • Recognition at the SDMS & SDMS Foundation Awards Dinner and in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS), SDMS press release, and SDMS social media release
  • Complimentary full conference registration
  • Complimentary hotel accommodations; and
  • Travel reimbursement.
Submissions Open September 1 – December 1 Annually
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