Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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SDMS President's Message - June 2021

by Ted Whitten
Dear SDTedWhitten_200x300MS Members,

The SDMS Call for Volunteers is currently open and I would like to encourage you to consider volunteering. Volunteer opportunities with the SDMS range from long-term commitments such as committees and task forces to micro-volunteer projects that are shorter in nature. The SDMS’ success and growth over the last 50 years is because of people just like you who volunteered their time and expertise to support the sonography profession.

My willingness to volunteer at the local and national level is directly responsible for my professional success. Being a very active volunteer at the SDMS and the ARDMS has enabled me to make friends and form professional contacts who have helped me become the sonographer that I am today. I will be forever grateful for the opportunities and the sonographer friends that volunteering gave me.

I’ve always seen sonographers as a colony of bees. As individuals, sonographers can achieve wonderful things, but when we work together as a colony our achievements are awe inspiring. When we are together, we constantly learn from each other and make each other better sonographers and people.

We will have the opportunity to come together in-person at the 2021 SDMS Annual Conference, October 14 – 16 in Denver, Colorado. Volunteerism and its intrinsic and extrinsic rewards will be the subject of Sheryl Goss’ McLaughlin Lecture and Cathie Rienzo and I will be conducting a breakfast presentation for students that covers professionalism and how volunteerism contributes to it. I hope you will consider joining us in Denver.

As you can see from my personal experience, volunteering with the SDMS is an extremely rewarding experience and a wonderful way to grow both professionally and personally. I am confident that you will find your volunteer journey to be similarly worthwhile.

Volunteer Today



Ted Whitten, BA, RDMS, RVT, FSDMS
SDMS and SDMS Foundation President

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