About the ASA
A healthier world through sonographer expertise
Developing the sonography profession to deliver better health through ultrasound
The Australasian Sonographers Association (ASA) is the professional organisation for Australasian sonographers who are experts in ultrasound. The ASA has over 7,000 members and a membership of more than 75% of Australasia’s sonographers.
The purpose of the ASA is to foster a sonography profession that delivers high quality ultrasound with a vision of creating a healthier world through sonographer expertise. The ASA is a not-for-profit organisation, and a registered charity working to advance the health of the public and to advance the education for those performing ultrasound.
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, including an online learning library, face-to-face and online events, an Annual International Conference, and an extensive collection of resources and publications.
The ASA invests in, supports and disseminates research that contributes to the sonography profession's body of knowledge. The ASA contributes to the quality and standards of sonography practice by developing recommendations for sonographers and the sonography industry.
The ASA advocates, on behalf of sonographers, to governments and industry stakeholders to ensure patients have access to safe and high-quality medical diagnostic ultrasound. The ASA also invests in and supports sonography research, and is a proud major partner of Radiology Across Borders’ (RAB), which trains radiologists, doctors and medical imaging staff around the world to provide skills and knowledge to help save lives.
We are committed to putting the member first, with them being at the centre of everything we do. In all our decision making we assess how the decision will affect the member and we understand our different member needs. We are inclusive of all members, and we are focused on providing solutions.
Being accountable means we take responsibility and ownership for everything we do, and we accomplish our work, on-time, with the highest quality possible. We take personal responsibility for our work, our behaviours, and results. We trust and respect our teammates and we know we can count on them.
We have the courage to speak up and to challenge the status quo, to question and try something new. We encourage and embrace change and are confident in our decision making. We are not afraid to take risks or to voice different views.
We are consistently honest, ethical, reliable, respectful, and professional in all our interactions, and we always do the right thing. We always exhibit respectful behaviours towards others, and we are also appreciative of others.
We are an interconnected, collaborative, cooperative team working together on a shared purpose. We are inclusive and share information to empower others within our own individual teams, across teams and as a whole team working to achieve and celebrate success together.
We are inspired by knowledge, ideas and learning to continuously improve. We are forward thinking, flexible and adaptable to change, continuously striving to improve. We have a growth mindset bringing forward new ideas and enhancements.