conference room with hundreds of people sitting looking at an ultrasound on a screen.

Hundreds of medical professionals from across the country gathered last week for the 25th Annual Mid-Atlantic Ultrasound Symposium in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The two-day event, provided by EVMS Continuing Medical Education and sponsored by EVMS Maternal-Fetal Medicine, was held Nov. 18 and 19 in Virginia Beach.

Obstetricians, gynecologists, radiologists, family medicine physicians, genetic counselors, sonographers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, residents, medical students and other interested allied health professionals took part in dozens of classes, ranging from ultrasound diagnosis to fetal cardiac function. 

“This was a great opportunity for clinicians to advance their knowledge on this rapidly evolving technology,” says Alfred Abuhamad, MD, President and Provost of EVMS and Dean of the School of Medicine. “It’s exciting to see so many medical professionals interested in ultrasound, which EVMS has made a priority in research, training and clinical care.”

In addition to lectures, this year’s event included several live-scanning experiences. These allowed attendees to observe EVMS faculty members performing ultrasound examinations on pregnant women to illustrate how to survey anatomy and evaluate the fetal heart.