History: Only one National Society of Ultrasound in Medicine, that of the German Democratic Republic, was in existence at the time of the first World Congress held in Vienna,1969. Two years later there were as many as 8, and the need was felt to join them to a Federation. Such an organization would be in a better position to collaborate on an international base with the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine as well as with the Japanese and the Australian Societies and to better represent the European ultrasonic community in the World Federation to be founded. This idea was strongly supported by SIDUO which had been formed, as the first international ultrasonic society, as early as 1964. It was the Swiss Working Group of Diagnostic Ultrasound which, after extensive correspondence with its sister societies, sponsored the foundation meeting.
On February 11,1972, the delegates of 13 European societies met in Basel (Switzerland) for the formal foundation of the Federation. The delegates of the national societies represented were: Dr. Anna Bertenyi (Hungary), Dr. F. Bonilla (Spain), Ing. H. Grossmann (GDR), Prof. I. Edler (Sweden), Mr. A. Hall (Great Britain), Dr. Visna Hudolin (Yougoslavia), Dr. E. Kazner (FRG), Dr. A. Kratochwil (Austria), Dr. S. Levi (Belgium), Dr. H.R. Muller (Switzerland), Prof. Therese Planiol (France), Ing. J.C. Somer (Netherlands), Dr. P. Ylostalo (Finland).
The Spanish Federation of Societies of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (FESUMB) is a multidisciplinary, transversal federation of societies devoted to the promotion and development of the medical applications of ultrasound. Its mission is to extend the knowledge of medical applications of ultrasound, both among medical professionals and among citizens and promote training and excellence of doctors using ultrasound.
FESUMB is member of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB)