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 disseminate information pertinent to professional growth and
- To promote and encourage the science and art of Diagnostic
- To promote and provide a forum for the discussion of matters
affecting Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
- To co-operate with external professional organizations to
maintain continued progress and growth of the Society.
- To form a central society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
practitioners in British Columbia to assist, guide and encourage
the development of local branches of the Society across the
- To associate, affiliate or federate with any association or
organization whose objectives mirror those of the Society.
- To establish and enunciate policies concerning the professional
status, legislative activity, and welfare of its members.
- To stimulate and encourage research designed to provide
knowledge that will ensure increasingly efficient patient care.
- To expand educational opportunities and contribute to programs
designed to broaden the scope of technological service.
- To establish qualifications for membership in the Society.