By popular demand, we will be modifying the agenda to 2 full days this year, all day Friday (July 28th) and all day Saturday (July 29th). IFSER is excited to offer you a fantastic 2-day lineup of engaging speakers, 13 CME's, applicable topics, and eager vendors at the 10th Annual Educator's Summit in New Orleans. We have something for everyone...from educators to clinician instructors and physicians.  Topics fall into three main categories of Sonography Research, Improving Classroom & Clinical Education, and International Outreach.  Tentative agenda topics included but not limited to:

"Bienvenue en Louisiana" 

  1. "You're Doing an Ultrasound on WHAT?" The Past, Present and Future of Ultrasound   Dr. Traci Fox
  2. "What I Wish I Knew When I Was a Sonographer"                                                                 Dr. Amy Haberman
  3. To Be or Not Be (A Sonographer) Using Prereq Scanning Lab for the Answer             Dr. Diana Martin
  4. "It's All About the Outcomes" JRC-DMS                                                                           Cathie Rienzo & Sheryl Goss
  5. Teaching and Training in Africa: How Sonographers Can Greatly Assist                            Dr. Robert Harris
  6. Emergency Echo in the Cath Lab                                                                                               Mr. Ken Horton
  7. Demonstrating Scanning Competency BEFORE clinicals                                                      Dr. Melinda Shoen
  8. Ultrasound without Borders/NYAGI Nepal Projects                                                            Dr. Cliff Gronseth
  9. Sonography in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate CA                                                Mr. Kevin Rooker
  10. Ultrasound Student Assessment (USA) Program and Heirs to the Ultrasound Throne     Mr. Frank Miele                                                                                                                    
  11. Surveillance, Complications and Endoleask after EVAF                                                         Dr. Bob Feezor
  12.  Integration of Standardized Patients into Sonography Curriculums       Jennifer Vanderpool & Katelyn Lowman                                                                                               
  13. Delgado Community College, NOLA Program Spotlight                                                        Mr. Michael Toups                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


Keynote Speaker is Dr. Robert Harris

Dr. Robert Harris, Radiologist 

Dr. Robert Harris, Radiologist 

Robert Harris did his medical school at UVM College of Medicine, interned at McGill Univ. in Montreal, did his residency at Mass General Hospital in Boston and his body imaging fellowship at Univ. of Washington in Seattle. He was on staff at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center as director of ultrasound for 15  years (giving them a total of 28 years of service).  He then worked in Rwanda thru the grant program Human Resources for Health the year of 2015-16, and has subsequently taken a staff position in body imaging section at the Univ. of Iowa.  He is slated to return to Rwanda for 2 months in May 2017.  He has developed a keen interest in providing ultrasound and radiology services in low resource settings over the last 15 years, and has worked in Serbia, Haiti, Vietnam, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Togo, French Congo, and most recently Rwanda. He is very interested in working with sonographers and educating physicians in these settings.


Registration Payment Information

The Educator's Summit registration fee is $350.00. 

Remember, with your registration breakfast, lunch, snacks and evening social networking  is included in this cost. This is still the best bang for your buck for the 14 CME credits that will be offered!  Plus, we offer daily pricing of $175 for Friday and Saturday only before March 31, 2017, if you are only able to join us for one day. Last year we were able to offer 14 CMEs and we are planning a similar offering this year!  Use the PayPal link below to pay for your conference registration.

$250 Amazon gift card drawing for all attendees with paid registration by February 28, 2017! 


Daily Rate:

Friday $175 OR Saturday $175

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Hotel Reservations

Book your stay at the beautiful New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center.

Let them know you are registered for the 2017 IFSER Educator's Summit to get the special event rate.  Block of rooms are reserved until July 15, 2017 so reserve your room today on $154.00 a night!!! 


New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center 
859 Convention Center Blvd. New Orleans, La. 70130 Telephone: 504.613.2888  Fax: 504.613.2860


NOTE: Rooms are filling up at the Marriott.

Below are some additional hotels in the area.


Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center. $117 per night 300 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3604. 844-631-0595

Residence Inn New Orleans Downtown. $149 per night 345 Saint Joseph St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3676.   844-631-0595

Omni Riverfront Hotel. $118 per night 701 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130-1655 (Formerly Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans) 800-578-2900

Spring Hills $126 per night 301 St. Joseph Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-3617 (Formerly SpringHill Suites New Orleans Convention Center) 844-631-0595


Vendor/Supporter Information

IFSER welcomes support from our partners, vendors, and friends to make our Educators Summit extra special. There are multiple ways an individual or organization can support our efforts.  We are grateful to the following sponsors who have already committed to the 2017 Educator's Summit!

The following Vendors are sponsoring the ES this year:

Dynamic Ultrasound








Please email for additional Vendor/Sponsor Information. 

Silent Auction Information

If you would like to be a sponsor or to donate an item(s) for our silent auction just click on the link below to fill out the Online IFSER Educator's Summit Supporter Form.  Or, you can click the link and print the form, fill it out, and send it in by fax to 888-488-6598 or scan/email to

Online Vendor/Supporter Form - CLICK HERE

Vendor/Supporter Online PayPal Payment:

Support Levels

Speaker Form

Click on this link to complete the presenter form CLICK HERE