Presidents Message

The current Board has planned a fantastic VASCULAR FALL SYMPOSIUM in Ann Arbor on November 11, 2017.   Plans are also ongoing for the 2018 SPRING SYMPOSIUM to be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  We are pleased to expand our reach to other parts of Michigan and have an impact on Sonographers in all parts of Michigan.  With that said, it is time to find the next sonography leaders in Michigan.

This will be our last year as your Board Members.  Call for nominations will be sent out in December.  The Deadline to receive a nomination form will be March 1, 2018.  However, if you are interested in becoming involved – and have questions – please do not hesitate to contact us through the website.

You should know a fabulous infrastructure is now in place.  We have a great website, an easy method for communicating with members using Constant Contact software, and merchant services established to collect credit card payment for meetings.  We also have a speaker’s database to use for planning meeting topics and speakers.  

Many would-be volunteers hesitate because they say to themselves “I have never been on the board or organized a meeting”   You should know that the co-founders of this fine society were NEW GRADUATES with absolutely NO EXPERIENCE when they created the Michigan Sonographers’ Society.  All the Board members following the founding members learned from the previous Board and created new ideas to move the vision of our professional organization forward.  The current Board continues to be committed to supporting new Volunteers.   PLEASE do not hold yourself back from contributing to Sonography!!!  Don’t wait until March 1st to express your interest.   This organization has continued to grow for 42 years, it is time the next generation of sonographers keep this valuable Sonographer Education resource available for many years to come.


Liz Lawrence, RDMS, RDCS, RVT - President