AIUM to host Annual Convention

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) will host its 2007 Annual Convention and Preconvention Program over St Patrick's Day weekend at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City, New York, Thursday through Sunday, March 1518, 2007.

During the 4-day meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to learn the latest research in medical ultrasound, network with colleagues from around the world, enhance their professional skills, and view the newest advancements in ultrasound technology while earning up to 33.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Sonographers and radiologic technologists participants may earn credits toward maintaining their professional certification with the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

More than 100 courses in various ultrasound specialty areas will be offered throughout the convention. Participants may choose from many different course formats suited to fit their individual learning needs: categorical courses, scientific sessions, Meet-the-Professor sessions, Matrix Modules (a combination of categorical and scientific presentations), Just Images sessions, and Film Panel sessions--and new this year, interactive audience response sessions.

Several hands-on scanning sessions, which are favorites among attendees, will be offered in 3-dimensional volume manipulation in obstetrics and gynecology, emergency ultrasound, interventional ultrasound, musculoskeletal ultrasound, neurosonology, and vascular ultrasound.

In addition to the course offerings, the 2007 convention will feature scientific poster exhibits, commercial exhibits, and Case-of-the-Day ultrasound challenges, as well as the William J. Fry Memorial Lecture and awards session and Forbidden Broadway as the opening musical entertainment.

The 2007 Preconvention Program will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2007, and will feature 3 full-day courses: (1) Sonographic Evaluation of the Critically Ill and Injured Patient; (2) Vascular Ultrasound; and (3) AIUM Practice Guidelines for Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Upper and Lower Extremities. Four half-day preconvention courses will also be offered: (1) Three-Dimensional Ultrasound in Obstetrics: How to Use It Diagnostically; (2) First-Trimester Risk Assessment for Aneuploidy; (3) Doppler Ultrasound of the Fetus; and (4) First-Trimester Congenital Anomalies.

To register for the 2007 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 Ln, 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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The AIUM is a multidisciplinary association dedicated to advancing the safe and effective use of ultrasound in medicine through professional and public education, research, development of guidelines, and accreditation.


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