IFSER is proud to collaborate with organizations that participate in international ultrasound outreach efforts. Our goal is to provide quality education and resources to both domestic and international sonography educators. It is our hope that the lives of those in developing countries will be improved by receiving educational resources such as supplies, book donations and web based tutorials.
Monetary donations are welcome to assist with grants, supplies, and overseas shipping costs. Please donate today using the link below.
IFSER INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH ADVOCATE AWARD:
Every year IFSER will provide financial support for a selected international outreach advocate who is interested in traveling abroad to offer ultrasound education in developing countries. After completing and submitting an application, IFSER will choose an individual that meets the requirements and best matches the needs of a specific organization and country.
2018 INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH ADVOCATE: REBECCA CONDIE BS RDMS RVT
Becca on her trip to Africa
"This past March, I was blessed to travel to Douala, Cameroon, a country along the west coast of Central Africa, with IFSER and MercyShips. The partnership was created to help with MercyShips’ Medical Capacity Building program in which they teach skills to local medical professionals. Designed for emergency and other hospital physicians, the 7-day course covered F.A.S.T., Point-of-Care, Abdominal, Pelvic, Vascular, and basic Echocardiography. I joined sonographer Brandie Bach in teaching 13 of Douala’s most eager doctors. Some travelled hours each day to practice their ultrasound skills! The culmination of the course was witnessing these students apply each of the skills learned over the week in the local hospital using donated machines and cleaning supplies. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity I was given as the International Outreach Advocate for 2018! I hope to participate in many more such endeavors in the future."
IFSER HUMANITARIAN SERVICE AWARD:
Each year an individual or organization with a demonstrated commitment to international ultrasound education will be selected to receive an honorarium award. The award will be presented at the annual IFSER Ultrasound Educator’s Summit.
2019 HUMANITARIAN SERVICE AWARD:
Kathryn Halbert, Founder with Pam Brower, President IFSER
Caris Foundation™ is a Texas Non-Profit Private Foundation established in Irving, Texas, in 2002 to aid and empower impoverished people. In doing so, the foundation seeks to establish a local presence within communities in order to understand the people’s basic needs and implement solutions that are culturally relevant and sustainable.
The Foundation is solely funded by Kathryn and David D. Halbert, Kristen and Jeff Barstad, Shannon and Patrick Halbert, and Caroline and Michael Halbert.
Our mission is to help people in need and alleviate as much human suffering as possible.
Our goal is to implement solutions to suffering and poverty that are culturally relevant and sustainable.
Our efforts are focused on the least fortunate where our resources can provide the greatest benefit to the most people.
Our desire is to demonstrate grace to those who have the greatest needs
IFSER hopes to be a leader in providing web-based education for developing countries or facilities that may have limited sonography education resources. These lectures will be available through our valued partnership with the Pan American Health Organization. Stay tuned for information about upcoming webinars!
IFSER INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS
Finally, we are proud of the relationships we have developed with the following organizations that are leaders in international ultrasound education. Click on their logos to visit their websites. We look forward to further collaborations in the future!