Every professional has a duty to maintain and enhance their knowledge in their respective profession through continued professional development. The Canadian National Institute of Health (CNIH) will be inviting Diagnostic Medical Sonographers from across Ontario to attend the first annual CNIH Sonography conference to be held at our campus located at 27A-2525 Carling Ave, Ottawa ON K2B 7Z2.

All proceeds will be donated to the Leukemia Foundation to promote awareness and in honour of our former Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director Kathleen Foran.  With over 25 years in the profession, Kathleen has contributed immensely to the sonography profession. Sadly, in the fall of 2016, Kathleen passed away from Leukemia.


Early Bird Price: $35 (July 31- August 14)
Regular Price: $45
*Please note same day registration is not permitted*

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Keynote Speakers


Hands on Demonstration

Leukemia & Lymphoma society of Canada

“The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) is a voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancers. We provide 30 grants to Canadian researchers investigating innovative treatments and cures. We also provide free information and support services to patients and caregivers. The LLSC mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.”









As written by Kathleen:

“With over twenty-five years of experience, Kathleen has extensive knowledge in the field of Sonography. She has worked in multiple scanning disciplines as well as in the fields of training and business. She has a Bachelor of Science degree along with diplomas in Radiology and Sonography. With this diverse and deep background she brings a wealth of experience to the position of Program Director.

Throughout her career, she has provided clinical education and support to sonographers and sonography students. Kathleen’s teaching experience includes being an Adjunct Professor of Sonography at George Washington University in the USA and the role of mentoring at Merivale Medical Imaging, The Ottawa Hospital, The Kingston General and Inova Fairfax Hospital. As a volunteer activity, Kathleen acted as the Program Coordinator for the Ottawa Valley Medical Sonographers (OVMS) providing continuing education programs to her peers.

During her tenure as the Executive Director for both the Canadian Association of Registered Diagnostic Ultrasound Professionals (CARDUP) and the Canadian Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (CSDMS), she oversaw the development of Canadian national sonography certification exams and significantly contributed to the growth and development of sonography as a recognized profession. In her role as a Product Specialist with Siemens Ultrasound, she worked as clinical expert alongside sonographers from across the country.

Kathleen’s previous role as the Practicum Coordinator for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at Canadian National Institute of Health provided a natural progression into her current role as Program Director.”