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.
SDMS members are invited to submit their applications for the SDMS Scientific Presentation Competition, Sonographer and Student Poster Competitions, and the W. Frederick Sample Student Excellence Award.
SDMS Scientific Presentation Competition | Sonographers and sonography students
This competition evaluates sonographers’ original summary papers on clinical research, educational techniques, patient care, sonography department management, case studies presenting a diagnostic challenge, or other areas related to diagnostic medical sonography.
Authors of winning presentations are encouraged to submit their work for publication in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS). Alternatively, they may also create a course proposal for an upcoming SDMS Annual Conference or record an SDMS on-demand webinar. Learn More
Sonographer and Student Poster Competitions | Sonographers and sonography students
Submitted posters should summarize findings in original research, a literature review, or a case study. Entries must be submitted electronically and are evaluated based on appearance, content, and originality. Please, no posters already presented at a conference or in publication. Learn More
W. Frederick Sample Student Excellence Award | Sonography students only
The W. Frederick Sample Student Excellence Award recognizes outstanding writing in the field of diagnostic medical sonography. Entries of either original research or a literature review may be submitted if they have not previously been published electronically or in print. The student’s program director must be listed as co-author.
Winners are encouraged to submit their work to the JDMS for publication consideration. Learn More
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