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 is the largest association of sonographers and sonography students in the world.
On behalf of the SDMS Board of Directors, we extend our sincere thanks to you, your colleagues, family, friends, and others in the many allied health professions who responded to our Calls to Action to oppose AB 387. The California State Assembly failed to approve AB 387 during the final two-day push to pass bills that would be sent to the Senate for consideration.
In fact, AB 387 was not even discussed during the 23+ hours of debate on 300+ bills and was eventually moved to the “inactive file.” We are hopeful that the concerns raised by the wide spectrum of allied health professionals, who would be negatively impacted by the bill and who contacted their Assembly Member, will send a clear message to the bill’s sponsor, Assembly Member Tony Thurmond (D – District #13), that the bill was a bad idea from beginning to end.
Rest assured, the SDMS will continue to monitor any future attempts by Assembly Member Thurmond to introduce other bills that adversely impact sonographers and we will seek your assistance again, if necessary.
Again, thank you for all your assistance in stopping this bill.
Donald Kerns, JD, CAE
SDMS Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director
2745 Dallas Pkwy Ste 350, Plano, TX 75093 USA
Tel: +1 214.473.8057 or 1.800.229.9506
Fax: +1 214.473.8563
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