AIUM to host annual convention

11/28/05

Laurel, MD -- The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) will hold its 2006 Annual Convention and Preconvention Program at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC, Thursday through Sunday, March 23–26, 2006.

Don't miss the opportunity to attend the AIUM Annual Convention--the world's largest educational meeting dedicated solely to medical ultrasound. More than 2000 ultrasound professionals from diverse specialty areas are expected to attend.

Attendees will have the opportunity to view the newest and best in ultrasound technology, network with colleagues from around the world, and enhance their professional skills through categorical courses and scientific, Meet-the-Professor, Just Images, and film panel sessions. The 2006 convention will also feature scientific poster exhibits, commercial exhibits, and Case-of-the-Day ultrasound challenges. Several hands-on scanning courses will also be offered, including musculoskeletal, vascular, and-- new this year--obstetric ultrasound.

The 2006 Preconvention Program will be held on Thursday, March 23, and will feature 5 different courses: (1) Pediatric Ultrasound; (2) Nuchal Translucency; (3) Ultrasound Screening: Principles and Applications; (4) Interventional Ultrasound: An Update; and (5) Obstetric-Gynecologic Emergencies.

In just 4 days, attendees of the 2006 AIUM Annual Convention and Preconvention Program will have the opportunity to earn up to 30 American Medical Association PRA category 1 CME credits or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists category A credits.

The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, the site of the 2006 AIUM Annual Convention, offers landmark charm and modern sophistication in a historic setting in the capital of the United States. Just minutes from the National Zoo and the National Cathedral, this stunning hotel sits on 16 lush acres of flowering plants and meticulously maintained gardens. While the hotel is away from the congestion of downtown, the city's Metro rail is at its doorstep, providing easy and ready access to the entire Metropolitan area. Guests of this hotel will enjoy the wealth of options available, including the city's best dining, shopping, entertainment, cultural venues, and landmarks.

To register for the 2006 AIUM Annual Convention and Preconvention Program and for a detailed description of courses, visit the AIUM website at www.aium.org, or contact the AIUM Professional Development Department, 14750 Sweitzer Lane, Suite 100, Laurel, MD 20707-5906, USA; phone: 301-498-4100 or 800-638-5352, fax: 301-498-4450, e-mail: conv_edu@aium.org.

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