The Sage Gateshead UK,9th - 11th December 2013
Ultrasound 2013. The 45th Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
Keynote and Invited Speakers
Scientific Chair Borsha Sarker says;

"It's wonderful to have two outstanding local North East speakers for our two BMUS eponymous lectures this year at Ultrasound 2013. They have both captivated me since I first moved to the North East in 1995 and heard them speak. They are both superb orators and regardless of the topic, I challenge anyone not to enjoy their talks. I also love the fact that both have musical links (which I've tapped into for the BMUS Live Event) and completes the circle with our concert quality local venue this year in The Sage, Gateshead. As a local Scientific Organising Committee Chair, I'm delighted that we can showcase the best the North East has to offer."
Donald, MacVicar and Brown (DMB) Lecture Peter Twining Memorial Lecture

The BMUS Council has this year invited local North East Consultant Radiologist, Dr Simon Elliott to give the Donald, MacVicar and Brown Lecture in recognition of his longstanding contribution to the world of diagnostic medical ultrasound.

This will be in the final session of Day 2 on Tuesday 10th December 2013 in Hall 1.
Dr Simon Elliott

MBChB (Sheffield) 1978 FRCR (London) 1985
Consultant Radiologist & Clinical Lead in Ultrasound (1992 to current date)
Department of Radiology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

Simon Elliott has made over 130 invited presentations at national and international accredited meetings. With over 30 years experience in diagnostic and interventional ultrasound, he is particularly interested in emerging ultrasound technologies and their potential benefits to everyday practice. A significant part of his work now involves the clinical evaluation of new equipment from all the major manufacturers. Specialist areas include abdominal, contrast vascular, 3D volume ultrasound and small parts imaging. He has also actively encouraged role extension in Sonographers for many years.

Outside work he is an active and prolific wildlife sound recordist, contributing to over 150 TV, film, theatre and audio productions, with nearly 7000 recordings deposited in the British Library. He is a formal editor of the journal Wildlife Sound, and winner of several national and international awards for natural sound recording.

Simon will be showcasing the cross-over between ultrasound and sounds from the wild at our special live event.

The BMUS Council has this year invited Professor Sir John Burn to give the Peter Twining Memorial Lecture in recognition of his longstanding contribution to education in the North East for Sonographers in obstetric medical ultrasound. He is a local speaker who has put the North East at the centre of the national picture in Clinical Genetics with his work and the opening of the now International Centre for Life.

This will be in the session of Day 3 on Wednesday 11th December 2013 in Hall 1.
Professor Sir John Burn

B Med Science (Hon), MBBS (Newcastle) MD FRCP FRCPE FRCPCH FRCOG FMed Sci
Professor of Clinical Genetics, University of Newcastle

Knighted for services to medicine and healthcare in 2010, John Burn is currently the Professor of Clinical Genetics at Newcastle University and was Lead Clinician with NHS North East until March 2013. He is chair of the Genetics Specialty Group at the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and Director of the Collaborative Group on Genetics in Healthcare at the Department of Health.

John Burn is local to the North East, born in West Auckland., County Durham. He has a degree in both medicine and genetics from Newcastle and in 1984 became the North East region's first Consultant Clinical Geneticist. He is well known for many breakthroughs including discovering the importance of folic acid in preventing spina bifida in babies and the importance of aspirin in reducing cancer. He is also drummer in a local covers band Famous Last Words.
Ultrasound 2013 is organised by: British Medical Ultrasound Society  |  27 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AX  |  Tel: +44(0)20 7636 3714  |  Fax: +44(0)20 7323 2175