The Virginia Society of Ultrasound has historically done a fantastic job at serving the Central and South-Central Virginia Sonographers.  Despite the past success of these conferences, it has been logistically difficult for Sonographers in the Northern and Eastern regions to participate.

During our recent website re-design (we hope you like it!), time was spent reviewing the VSU Mission Statement and how effective we are serving Virginia sonographers.

The VSU’s mission expresses two specific goals:

  1. Facilitate quality networking opportunities for members across Virginia
  2. Advance the Ultrasound profession through relevant continuing education

With these goals in mind, we are re-thinking what it means to be a VSU member and what specific benefits that membership could offer you.  To better serve sonographers in Northern and Eastern Virginia, we are considering offering a 2nd Fall Symposium  – and possibly a 3rd in future years – to provide similar opportunities to sonographers in these areas.

We are hopeful that by lowering the price of the conference pass ($99), more sonographers will make the effort to attend.  In addition to these super discounts, the VSU also plans to offer – as part of membership – online CME’s throughout the year. The details are still being worked out, but the plan would be to offer at least 1 CME quarterly with the goal of increasing the offering to 1 a month or 12 online CME’s each year.

Lastly, to facilitate our mission of providing quality networking opportunities for our members, the VSU intends to host a Members-only Reception the evening before each symposium.  We are hopeful that by combining a fun and relaxing environment with good food and drink, we will start a strong tradition of camaraderie and fellowship among VSU Members.

In summary, the VSU’s vision for Membership includes:

  1. Discounted prices for multiple group Symposiums each year
  2. Online CME Opportunities
  3. Networking opportunities through evening receptions

We hope you will consider the benefits of a VSU Membership and join today.  We would also very much like to hear your thoughts and ideas on this subject.

 

All the best,

Jon Brumfield

 

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