History of the Society
A small group of sonographers met in April, 1980, to form the
British Columbia Ultrasonographers' Society. Their purpose was to
create a professional society to address the concerns of
sonographers as a distinct entity rather than a sub-section of a
larger association. After a great deal of work by this nucleus, the
Society was incorporated on March 3, 1981.
Sonographers throughout British Columbia were eager to support
this new endeavour. The Society membership quickly comprised nearly
eighty percent of sonographers in British Columbia.
Purpose of the Society
The purpose of the Society is best described by the following
excerpts from the Constitution:
- To promote, encourage, and advance the science and art of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and the profession of Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Sonographer).
- To represent Sonographers and the profession of Diagnostic Medical Sonography to external parties such as governments, the public, news media, educational institutions, unions, health care professions, and the health care industry.
- To provide programs and services to Sonographers and the profession of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- To provide a forum to promote the consideration and discussion of matters affecting Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
- To collect and disseminate information pertinent to professional growth.
- To support and encourage research related to Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
- To provide, support and encourage educational opportunities for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.
- To co-operate with professional external organizations, agencies, individuals, corporations, and others, in furtherance of these purposes.
- To associate, affiliate, or federate with any association, society, or organization with objectives the same as or similar to those of this Society.
- To do all such things as may be necessary and conducive to the attainment of these purposes.