The Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine is an Australian and New Zealand multidisciplinary society whose mission is to advance the clinical practice of medical ultrasound for the highest standards of patient care
The purpose of ASUM is to promote the highest possible standards of medical ultrasound practice in Australia and New Zealand.
The primary role of ASUM is to assist in the dissemination of scientific information, to provide education and to set standards of practice in this continually developing specialty.
The aims of ASUM are to encourage and assist education and research in diagnostic ultrasound; to lay down appropriate standards of practice; to provide certification indicating proficiency in ultrasound; to advise Government and Statutory Authorities on aspects of the practice of diagnostic ultrasound; and to provide social intercourse and good fellowship among practitioners.
In order to achieve its mission, ASUM will:
Goal 1. Strengthen ASUM’s position and profile as the lead organization for advancing education and the clinical practice of medical ultrasound
Goal 2. Improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of ASUMs governance, finances and operations
Goal 3. Increase membership uptake and retention by focusing on broad stakeholder needs, values, benefits, advocacy requirements and networking opportunities
Goal 4. Enhance the quality, delivery, accessibility and credentialing of medical and diagnostic ultrasound education
Goal 5. Facilitate best practice CPD opportunities, which lead to the enhancement of clinical proficiency and research in medical ultrasound