IFSER is proud to collaborate with organizations that participate in international ultrasound outreach efforts. Our goal is to provide quality education and resources to both domestic and international sonography educators. It is our hope that the lives of those in developing countries will be improved by receiving educational resources such as supplies, book donations and web based tutorials.
Monetary donations are welcome to assist with grants, supplies, and overseas shipping costs. Please donate today using the link below.
CCURRENT INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVES
INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH ADVOCATE AWARD:
Every year IFSER will provide financial support for a selected international outreach advocate who is interested in traveling abroad to offer ultrasound education in developing countries. After completing and submitting an application, IFSER will choose an individual that meets the requirements and best matches the needs of a specific organization and country.
2017 International Outreach Advocate
Dr. Kerry Weinberg on Teaching in Guyana
I thank the board of IFSER for granting me a scholarship to experience working with an incredible team. We spent long days teaching scanning techniques to residents and physicians on patients using ultrasound machines that each had their unique challenges. It was a humbling experience teaching with limited resources where no one complained and everyone wanted to learn and do their best. As the week progressed, the skills and knowledge of sonographic anatomy of the physicians and residents increased. It takes more than a week of scanning and watching to learn ultrasound, it takes a lot of practice. We left feeling that we accomplished a lot in such a short period.
IFSER hopes to be a leader in providing web-based education for developing countries or facilities that may have limited sonography education resources. These lectures will be available through our valued partnership with the Pan American Health Organization. Stay tuned for information about upcoming webinars!
THE IFSER HUMANITARIAN SERVICE AWARD:
Each year an individual or organization with a demonstrated commitment to international ultrasound education will be selected to receive an honorarium award. The award will be presented at the annual IFSER Ultrasound Educator’s Summit.
2017 HUMANITARIAN SERVICE AWARD
Accepting the award is Tom Walls, Director of Sonography
IFSER INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS
Finally, we are proud of the relationships we have developed with the following organizations that are leaders in international ultrasound education. Click on their logos to visit their websites. We look forward to further collaborations in the future!