Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

All sponsored events require separate registration through the hosting sponsor. You must follow the registration instructions outlined for each event.

Sponsored Lunch
Mentoring Preceptors

Thursday, September 21, 2023 | 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Location: Baltimore 1-2

Audience: Cardiac and vascular sonography educators and clinical coordinators

Description: This discussion will explore what makes a good preceptor. As a preceptor, we typically are looked at for having broad and expert knowledge in our field. We are able to explain the reasons why we perform things a certain way and answer questions. We can set clear goals and expectations that we want our preceptees to meet.

Questions: Cresta Archuletta | | 310-936-0640

Student Leadership Breakfast
Image is Everything – Create Yours

Friday, September 22, 2023 | 6:45 am–7:50 am

Location: Woodrow Wilson B

Audience: Sonography Students

Description: In sonography, we know that the image is everything. Explore how you can create your image and experience leadership opportunities early in your career. Leadership is a process, not a position. Learn the art of building team relationships, defining identities, and achieving tasks effectively.

  • Understand your role as a future leader in the sonography community.
  • Evaluate your leadership potential. Leaders are not born to lead; they are mentored.
  • Describe how the SDMS Emerging Leaders program creates opportunities to enhance your image.

Catherine E. Rienzo, EdD, RT(R) (ARRT), RDMS, FSDMS
Halle Delos Reyes, BS, RDMS

SDMS CME Credit: 1.0 (OT)

Ticket Required for Entry


Sponsored Breakfast
Nuts and Bolts of MSK Ultrasound: The Sonographers Place in the Toolbox

Friday, September 22, 2023 | 7:00 am–7:50 am

Location: Baltimore 1-2

Audience: Sonographers

Description: The Philips team will review MSK ultrasound from the sonographer’s point of view, looking at the applications, differentiating the MSK structures on ultrasound, and describing the opportunities for sonographers in MSK. New technologies in MSK will also be recognized.

  • Identify applications of MSK ultrasound.
  • Differentiate MSK Structures on ultrasound images.
  • Describe opportunities for sonographers in MSK.
  • Recognize applications of NEW TRANSDUCER in MSK.

SDMS CME Credit: 1.0 (MSK)

Questions: Amy Lex | | 425-246-9983


Sponsored Breakfast
Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS)

Saturday, September 2​3, 2023 | 7:00 am–7:50 am

Location: ​ Woodrow Wilson B

Audience: ​ Open to all SDMS Annual Conference attendees

Description: This session will focus on practical ways to assist novice scientific writers to become published authors with the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS). A presentation from the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors will cover all manuscript types that are accepted for publication and ways to raise the quality of an author submission. This session will also provide an overview of the duties and responsibilities of being a peer-reviewer for the JDMS. The information on becoming a published author and a responsible peer-reviewer have many commonalities. Participants will be provided with opportunities for further peer mentorship and invited to ask questions.

  • Describe the process of effective scientific writing, with a goal of being published in the JDMS.
  • Discuss the various types of manuscript options such as original research, literature reviews, case studies/series, and symposia.
  • Identify opportunities to become a skilled peer-reviewer and provide useful feedback to authors.
  • Network with peers and experienced authors to raise the overall quality of scientific writing and publication rates in our professional community.

SDMS CME Credit: 1.0 (OT)

​Capacity: Seating will be limited and available on a first come, first served basis. You are not required to RSVP to attend.