The Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education (SUSME) is proud to sponsor the First Conference on Ultrasound in Anatomy and Physiology  Education.

As ultrasound becomes more common in medical education, both across the nation and around the world, it is essential that we bring together educators in these two disciplines to share experiences and expertise and help set the direction for the appropriate incorporation of ultrasound into medical education. The conference will also offer introductory ultrasound workshops for the novice and those with limited ultrasound experience. The conference is designed to be of value to educators teaching anatomy or physiology in the health sciences including pre-medical education, medical student education, nursing education, physical therapy education, physician assistant education, and others.

The conference will be hosted by the University of South Carolina School of Medicine (USCSOM) in Columbia, SC.  The USCSOM initiated a fully integrated ultrasound curriculum across all four years of the medical student curriculum in 2006 and hosted the First World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education in April 2011. Experts from across the nation will complement the teaching faculty at the University of South Carolina in providing attendees with a state-of- the-art look at ultrasound education, examples of how ultrasound may be used to enhance teaching in these disciplines, discussion of assessment tools, the role of cadavers, simulators, phantoms, and 3D anatomy software in teaching ultrasound, and advice on getting an ultrasound program started at their institutions. Expert faculty will provide hands-on assistance in the introductory ultrasound workshops and simulated anatomy and physiology laboratory exercises.

With the rapid advances in ultrasound technology and the growing evidence of ultrasound as an effective teaching and point-of-care clinical tool, we need to ensure that this technology is used in the best possible fashion for learners and patients alike. SUSME and the USCSOM are committed to that goal in presenting this conference.

We hope that you can join us for what should be an informative, stimulating, and enjoyable event.


Michael Blaivas MD Richard Hoppmann MD
President Dean
Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education University of South Carolina School of Medicine





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