Esteemed Members
and Distinguished Fellows,

Spring is upon us and brings with it the urgency to plan our annual meeting.  The Program Committee has outdone themselves this year in crafting an exceptional program for our annual meeting. Under the theme of “Connecting Minds. Advancing Ultrasound”, they have assembled a series of new and captivating lectures that promise to enrich our knowledge and spur professional growth. I extend my sincere gratitude to the committee for their tireless efforts and innovative vision. A new approach will be a having a “live” session during the plenary that will demonstrating how easy it is to set up examinations that need contrast in our daily practise. It is critical for us to embrace contrast enhanced ultrasound as part of our routine workflow to stay ahead of the curve.  
I am also thrilled that our new website is up and running, a significant milestone in our society’s history. The new platform has been designed to enhance your experience and provide a comprehensive resource for all things related to radiological ultrasound. I encourage you to explore the website and utilize the “Forum” which is now seamlessly integrated with a single sign-on feature, facilitating easier access, and fostering quick interactions among peers. The website has a revamped membership page that allows our newest members, sonographers and scientists, to be able to join seamlessly. We also have an option to “Gift A Membership” – many of you requested this option as a jump start effort to encourage new memberships. 
A reminder to all members that the call for submission of scientific abstracts to our annual meeting is currently open. June 1, 2024, marks the deadline for these submissions, so I urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to inspire trainees and others to make their submissions. Similarly, the deadline for the seed grant applications is quickly approaching, and I encourage those interested to apply promptly.
Looking ahead, the Executive Board is dedicated to amplifying SRU’s presence as a leading authority in ultrasound education and research, both nationally and internationally. To this end, we have established an ad-hoc Outreach Committee focused on expanding our collaborative endeavors with other societies. “SRU Presents” could be a session in many meetings given the immense knowledge and expertise within our society. We are also exploring the introduction of a funded Visiting Professorship program to strengthen our educational outreach. Stay tuned for more updates on these exciting initiatives. The two consensus statements on endometriosis and first trimester lexicon are in the process of publication so we look forward to seeing them in print. 
Finally, as we approach the SRU Annual Meeting, scheduled for September 27-29 in Seattle, I remind you to secure your accommodations and finalize travel arrangements. This event promises to be an exciting gathering of our community’s best and brightest. The registration is now open. 
Your engagement and contributions are the backbone of SRU, and together, we will continue to advance our mission.
Warm regards, 

Nirvikar (Nirvi) Dahiya, MD, FSRU, FACR, FAIUM
SRU President