The ASA provides the most comprehensive range of sonographer focused CPD opportunities in Australasia. Members have access to the highest quality learning tailored for the sonography profession. Our program includes an ever expanding online learning library and face-to-face events that support the needs of our members, regardless of where they are located.
ASA Online products, like webinars, educationial videos and tests are best viewed in Google Chrome. You can download Google Chrome from this link, and remember to make it your preferred brower in your settings.
The ASA webinar series brings high quality ultrasound education anytime, anywhere. Each webinar is between 30–60 minutes and provides educational and practical information from industry experts across a range of sub-specialties.
CPD points are allocated at the conclusion of a webinar viewing, and range in value from 0.5–1 point depending on video duration.
The ASA educational video series take webinars to the next level. These in-depth videos run between 60–90 minutes and incorporate:
- Live scanning techniques, including patient positioning and equipment
- Tips to improve diagnostic outcomes
- Normal anatomy and anatomical variants
- Pathological findings, including ultrasound characteristics.
Our webinars and educational videos are:
Professional. Each webinar is reviewed by a panel of peers who specialise in their field prior to being released for viewing to ensure the information provided is trustworthy, reliable and of the highest quality.
Highest Quality. Each educational video if filmed in a recording studio by a leading industry expert in their respected field.
Readily Accessible. Each is recorded and available on demand via asa online and may be stopped and resumed at any time.
Free for ASA members anytime, anywhere.
Online Learning Modules
ASA is excited to share our new learning platform - ASA OLM. This new CPD experience provides a great accompaniment to your learning material with activity components designed for an immersive and engaging experience.
Designed with the busy sonographer in mind, members are able to save the module at any point and return in the same place to complete the module in their own time.
With three “streams” of learning on offer you can find the perfect module for you
Aimed at students, entry-level sonographers and those who need a refresher in certain specialty areas of ultrasound. Fundamental OLMs review the background knowledge and skill base set across a range of commonly encountered examinations. Topics cover basic anatomy, physiology, ultrasound techniques and image interpretation in an interactive experience with the aim to assist understanding and skill retention.
Aimed at accredited medical sonographers who wish to build on their fundamental knowledge base. Advance OLMs are aimed at sonographers wanting to up-skill and gain in-depth knowledge into specific topics and skill sets, or simply further explore areas of interest. Each module is tailored to the learning required with topics covering advanced ultrasound anatomy, extending the foundation study, image acquisition and interpretation in specialist/tertiary examinations, interventional procedures and advanced ultrasound techniques.
Aimed at all sonographers throughout their professional lives. Professional Growth OLMs provide members with a variety of learning opportunities covering a broad range of themes such as professional growth, development, patient care and wellbeing.
Following the publication of the ASA Sonography journal, one feature article has a corresponding CPD test to help cement the readers learning. These tests consist of a series of multiple-choice questions regarding the content of the associated article.
At the successful completion of the test you will be awarded a certificate and 1 CPD credit.
At major events, including the Annual International Conference, select presentations are recorded and made available to ASA Members. Free access is available to members that attended the event. Access is available to members that did not attend the event, at a cost.
To safeguard the health of members, some events are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Those that are continuing have COVID safeguards in place.
COVID and Events
For events that are now open to members the following restrictions apply:
- You must register for the event to be allowed entry
- Do not attend if unwell or in a period of self-isolation
- Maintain a 1.5 metre distance from others
- Food will be limited to individual packet servings (no shared platters or finger food)
- Minimise touching of surfaces
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitser during the event
- If you are in Australia you should download the government's COVIDSafe App.
Organised by your local branch committee, these high quality CPD events are held Saturday mornings and comprise of live scanning and demonstrations and offer a great opportunity for local networking.
Organised by your local branch committee these meetings are lecture-style sessions where local members engage in regular CPD made up of case studies, presentations and more.
These high quality workshops are run for a half day on Saturday or Sundays in smaller capital cities, regional and rural centres providing lecture and live demonstrations by leading industry experts from across Australia and New Zealand. Offering extra CPD beyond Branch meetings and workshops.
These major ASA events are held in conjunction with the ASA's major partners to provide the highest quality CPD learning, showcasing the latest technology and offering extensive networking opportunities.
Special Interest Group Days
Feature a full day of CPD on a specialist topic. Special Interest Group (SIG) Days have been introduced into the events calendar by the ASA in 2021, focusing on one stream over the course of a day with a networking function at the conclusion.
The ASA's International Conference is the largest sonographer CPD event in Australasia. The next face-to-face conference will be ASA2021 Brisbane, 28–30 May 2021. The conference will be a hybrid face-to-face and virtual event.