WFUMB COE in Bangladesh

Written on 06/12/2018
Kanu Bala, MBBS, PhD, FRCP

Due to increasing demands for education and training in ultrasonography, World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology [WFUMB] has decided to establish ‘WFUMB Center of Excellence’ at different continents. Accordingly First “WFUMB Center of Excellence” was established in Dhaka in 2004. On 24 February 2004 an agreement was signed between the Bangladesh Society of Ultrasonography [BSU] and the WFUMB for this purpose. Prof. Hiroki Watanabe-WFUMB President and Prof. Kanu Bala-BSU President signed the agreement on behalf of WFUMB and BSU.

The 19th WFUMB COE Workshop was held on 3 March 2017, Friday at the Auditorium of the National Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Science, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Campus, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The topic of the workshop was “Controversies in Pregnancy Ultrasound”. 152 participants attended the workshop. Prof. Byung Ihn Choi-Korea is the Chairperson of the Advisory Board of the WFUMB COEs and Prof. Kanu Bala-Bangladesh is the Director of the WFUMB Center of Education Bangladesh. Bangladesh Society of Ultrasonography is the host organization.