​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sonography Medical Education Conference (SMEC)

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019​

Register today and receive the early bird discount!​

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs at the University of Findlay is hosting the Sonography Medical Education Conference (SMEC) on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Meet and hear from experts, connect with fellow area professionals, encounter new vendors and learn about industry trends. Join us and enjoy a day with like-minded individuals, and leave with renewed excitement about the work you do!

Register before Aug. 15 and earn seven CMEs for the price o​f six!

​June 4 - Aug. 15: $60
Aug. 16 - Oct. 25: $70
Walk-In (Only credit cards or checks will be accepted): $80
Student (Must be a current sonography student. Student pricing does not include the submission of CMEs): $25 

​​Fees include breakfast, lunch, a snack and all printed materials.

Winebrenner Theological Seminary (located on the University of Findlay campus)
950 N. Main St.
Findlay, OH 45840 ​​
The comments on the 2018 conference were overwhelmingly positive! Also, 100% of those who attended stated they would recommend SMEC to their colleagues. Other comments included:
  • "Excellent speakers, very comfortable venue, close to home and good food!"
  • "Very cost effective. Well organized."
  • "Good speakers, comfortable room and good snacks!"
  • "This was a great first seminar – I look forward to next year!"
  • "Loved everything, will come back every year!"

For additional information, please contact Tammy Stone at 419-434-5886 or [email protected].​

​2019 Conference Topics

Carotid Artery: Evaluation and Emerging Applications

​​Jim Baun, BS, RDMS, RVT, FSDMS,​ University of Findlay Instructor and Clinical Coordinator, Vascular Sonography

Importance, Benefits and Limitations of Cervical Sonography

​​Jay D. Iams, MD, Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University

Current Trends in Prostate Evaluation

​​Donald L. Smith Jr., MD, Office of Executive Urology

Professionalism: The Clinic and Beyond

​​Jim Baun, BS, RDMS, RVT, FSDMS University of Findlay Instructor and Clinical Coordinator, Vascular Sonography​

Animal Heart Research

​Vicky Moore, RDCS, FASE, Research Cardiovascular Sonographer II, Cardiovascular Imaging Core Research Laboratory (CICRL)

​Congestive Heart Failure

​​Pamela Gardner, DO, FACC, Cardiologist

Put Me I​n, Coach: Working as a Team in Healthcare

Jenny Evans, MSHI, RHIA, CCS​

​To learn more about this year's SMEC speakers, click here.​

​2019 SMEC Conference Sponsors:

University of Findlay Diagnostic Medical Sonography  G.E. Imagination at WorkTrisonics - Excellence. Integrity. Experience . 


  • Learn more about our sponsors!

    GE Healthcare

    GE Healthcare is the $19.8 billion healthcare business of GE. As a leading provider of medical imaging, monitoring, biomanufacturing, and cell and gene therapy technologies, GE Healthcare enables precision health in diagnostics, therapeutics, and monitoring through intelligent devices, data analytics, applications, and services. With over 100 years of experience in the healthcare industry and more than 50,000 employees globally, the company helps improve outcomes more efficiently for patients, healthcare providers, researchers, and life sciences companies around the world.


    SonoSim is transforming medical care and contributing to better patient outcomes through collaboration with over 500 medical institutions, 30,000 medical professionals, and 36 distributors worldwide. By serving as a global leader in ultrasound education and training, SonoSim has created the easiest way to learn ultrasonography, The SonoSim® Ultrasound Training Solution.


    Trisonics specializes in ultrasound service, systems, parts, transducers/probes, probe repair, and service training. As an ultrasound imaging partner, we dedicate ourselves to providing customers with cost-effective solutions and exceptional, personalized service. With expertise in multi-vendor system repair and sales, our experienced staff will efficiently guide you to the right solution for all of your ultrasound needs. We have the knowledge, experience, and flexibility to make the necessary decisions to expedite customer service and exceed expectations.

    Canon Medical Systems

    Canon Medical Systems, USA understands today’s healthcare business and delivers diagnostic imaging and interventional solutions that put customers first. Canon markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, PET/CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and cardiovascular equipment. The company is committed to listening to customers and giving them a voice through patient-focused technology and superior customer service. Canon advances healthcare by coordinating clinical diagnostic imaging and interventional research for all modalities in the United States and partners with customers to find innovative ways to improve patient care and satisfaction.

Become a Sponsor!  

For sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 Sonography Medical Education Conference (SMEC) please contact Tammy Stone at 419-434-5886 or [email protected].​​

 2019 SMEC Committee Members

  • Susan Perry, M.Ed., RDMS - Director and Instructor of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs, Conference Director
  • Heather Duval-Foote, MAE, RDMS - Instructor and Clinical Coordinator for Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Sarah Niese, BS, RDCS - Instructor and Clinical Coordinator for Echocardiography 
  • Jen Branson-Scala - Administrative Assistant, Diagnostic Services
  • Tammy Stone - Administrative Assistant, Diagnostic Services​​
  • Hannah Mwaura - Marketing Specialist
  • Kevin Collert - Assistant Director of Brand Management​