January 2022
European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology
Updates for publications, events and courses from EFSUMB and its Member Societies


2022 is the 50th anniversary of the founding of EFSUMB on 11 February 1972, and we will be looking back at the history of ultrasound in Europe and of EFSUMB with a souvenir booklet for EUROSON 2022 attendees and for the EFSUMB website.


We welcome any interesting ultrasound anecdotes or images for inclusion in this - please send to admin@efsumb.org


The new year is also a good time to reflect on the future direction of EFSUMB and to share the programme for 2022. Unlike some New Year resolutions, we hope we can be held to account at the end of the year!


  • Continue to provide quality educational material on the EFSUMB website
  • To reflect the interests of our National Societies and individual members
  • Further our collaboration with WFUMB and other ultrasound organisations
  • To undertake a review of the EFSUMB Constitution to ensure it meets the needs of all EFSUMB’s members
  • Promote Euroson Schools and Endorsed Courses adapting to the pandemic challenges
  • Invite more Ultrasound Learning Centres to offer free specialist ultrasound education
  • Provide webinars on hot topics
  • Produce podcasts of the website EFSUMB Course Book on Ultrasound
  • See the publication of 2021 completed guidelines
  • on PoCUS (Common heart & Pulmonary Applications),
  • Head and Neck Training Recommendations and a
  • Position Statement on Professional Standards
  • Complete the guidelines started in 2021
  • Dynamic CEUS Update
  • Multiparametric Ultrasound in Pancreas, Liver, Breast, Thyroid and Testis
  • Part B of the Professional Standards Position Paper
  • See the completion of the EFSUMB App to host and offer the download of EFSUMB Guidelines
  • To see you at EUROSON 2022 Timisoara, Romania
WFUMB 2022/EUROSON 2022 Timișoara, Romania


25-28 May 2022 for WFUMB 2022/EUROSON 2022/SRUMB Conference 2022

Important dates!

Abstract submission deadline
- 15 February 2022

Early bird registration fee
- 15 March 2022

Regular registration deadline
- 10 May 2022


Congratulations to Boris at RSNA 2021

Boris Brkljacic was made an honorary member of RSNA 2021. He is president of the Croatian society of ultrasound and delegate to EFSUMB as well as secretary of ISR and past president of ECR.  We congratulate him on this achievement and recognition of his huge contribution to Brest ultrasound. 
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Hylton Meire who died late last year.
Hilton was EFSUMB Honorary Secretary 1993- 1999.
EFSUMB sends our condolences to his wife, Gill and family. Here we share the photograph of Hilton attending his daughter's wedding in 2015.

EFSUMB Guidelines for 2022
EFSUMB Guidelines are at the top of our list for more development in 2022.
Bob Jarman and his team are about to publish the EFSUMB Clinical Practice Guidelines for Point of Care Ultrasound: Part 1 (common heart and pulmonary applications). This has been beset with the problems with additional workloads during the pandemic of emergency departments and COVID amongst the authors but the wait will be worth it for this well researched paper.

For later release in 2022, a series of guidelines on Multiparametric Ultrasound (MPUS) is underway looking at the Pancreas, Liver and Small Parts (Breast, Thyroid and Testis).
All these guidelines and position papers will be available from our website https://efsumb.org/guidelines-recommendations-english-versions/
EFSUMB is also finalising plans for a new Guidelines App for release in time for EUROSON2022.  The App will be free to use and will enable  uses to find all the latest guidelines in one place.
EFSUMB's Case of the Month (COTM) section continues to be our most visited area of the web site. The COTM area houses hundreds of cases dating back to 2008.
To continue its success our Case of the Month Ediot, Zeno Sparchez is appealing for interesting cases to be published during 2022, appearing on the web site and across our social media channels.
If you are interesting in submitting a case, please visit our Submission guidelines here >
Congratulations to Prof. Paul Sidhu on the appointment to Editor in Chief of the WFUMB journal

EFSUMB is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof Paul Sidhu as the new Editor in Chief of the WFUMB journal, Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (UMB). Prof Sidhu has formally taken up his position as of 1 January 2022 replacing Prof Christy Holland who has been Editor in Chief for the last 15 years. Paul is a highly experienced clinician and editor of EJU and is the ideal person to take the journal to a higher level and we wish him every success.
Young Investigators Award Session
The National Society Federation Presidents have been invited to propose an EFSUMB Young Investigator to participate in the session to be held at EUROSON 2022, Timisoara, Romania 25 - 28 May. This will be the 50th anniversary of the founding of EFSUMB and we are looking forward to celebrating in Timisoara.
The candidate must be under 39 at the start of the congress and will present for 7 minutes with a discussion time of 3 minutes with a clinical or research paper not published at the time of the Congress. There will be one or two prizes totalling 3,000 euro for the best clinical and/or technical presentation. More information is in the bylaw but please note that the registration is paid by EFSUMB and the National Society's nominee will be supported with travel and accommodation costs by their Society.
Deadline for nominations from the National Societies is 31 December 2021. An abstract of around 300 words (with or without images or tables) will be invited from the participants.

Best Published Paper Prize
If you are under 45 at the time of the publication of an original article on ultrasound and you are the first author, a member of EFSUMB and the publication is within 3 years before the start of the congress you could be nominated by your National Society for the EFSUMB Best Published Paper Prize of 500 euro.
More information can be found online  https://efsumb.org/best-published-paper-prize/
Up to two such articles can be nominated for consideration for the prize from each National Society but before the deadline of 25 January 2022.

Student Ultrasound Congress 27-28 May 2022
Timisoara, Romania

Next year between 25-28 of May, Timisoara, Romania will be the “The World Capital of Ultrasound”, organizing three prestigious ultrasound events: The 18th World Federation for Medicine and Biology Congress – WFUMB 2022, the 33rd Congress of EFSUMB - EUROSON 2022 and the 25th National Conference of The Romanian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.


With so many ultrasound events taking place in one city, the idea of organizing the first World Ultrasound Congress for Students (STUC, endorsed by WFUMB and EFSUMB) was a legitimate one.

After more than one year during which the online interaction prevailed, STUC event will be a great opportunity to resume the ultrasound synergy and communication. The conference will be centered mainly on students and young doctors who are discovering the importance of ultrasound and are invited to submit their ultrasound research work (Abstract submission deadline-15 March 2022). Lectures form basic to advance, hands on stations, quizzes and meet the expert’s session will play the part of the program.


The congress will be held in Timisoara, a strong university center and a multicultural city, between 27-28 of May 2022 at the Regional Business Center Timisoara.


More information soon at https://wfumb.info/event/wfumb-congress-2021-timisoara-romania/




View the Vacancy Advertisment here >>


The World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB) is looking for an Editor-in-Chief who will launch their Open Access journal to develop a leading international ultrasound publication. The five-year term will begin with the launch in early 2022.


This will be an official journal of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology complementing, but separate from, the well-established Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (UMB). The journal should meet the information and publication requirements of clinicians, scientists, engineers and other professionals who constitute the ultrasound community.


The ideal candidate will be a respected clinician/researcher committed to publication excellence with demonstrable editorial experience and a strong vision that launches the journal internationally and with a mission to publish engaging and informed content. Applicants should have a recognized expertise in the field of ultrasound and a good track record of publishing in high-quality journals. They will appoint and lead the editorial team and uphold the highest standards concerning editorial policies and professional practice. They will recognise the need to engage the journal’s audiences at all levels.


For full details on this position, and how to apply click the vacancy link above.


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