The year 2020 and the first half of 2021 have, of course, been quite atypical years in DUDS history.
Since the last GF in Aarhus in January 2020, all major physical meetings national and international have been postponed.
No grants have been applied for during the current period and the costs have therefore been minimal.
Instead of the planned annual meeting in April, a free online course was organised in collaboration between DUDS and CAMES. The course was on the following: POCUS and primarily aimed at younger colleagues and was well attended.
We have therefore tried, with an extra effort from Tobias Todsen, to make this year's physical autumn meeting an extra big event.Big thanks to Tobias
The idea in the future is to make DUDS autumn meeting the big unifying annual event with scientific and social features, where we can hopefully gather many members. It is therefore also wanted to move future general meetings to the Autumn Meeting.
DUDS, of course, maintains the close bond with DRS and continues with a scientific one-day program in connection with drs imaging annual meeting. For many years, Chief Medical Officer Merete Kønig has been the driving force behind putting this programme together. Big thanks to Merete for this effort.Next year's DRS meeting is scheduled for 5-7/4 in Copenhagen.
However, an online lecture competition was held in Euroson in 2021, where Sofie Bech Andersen from RH won for best E-lecture entitled: " Renal Microvasculature in Rats with Ultrasound Super-Resolution Imaging". Congratulations to Sofie.
As most people probably know, Caroline Ewertsen, former DUDS chairman, has become the future president of EFSUMB. A fantastic appointment for Caroline, but also great for Danish and European ultrasound. Congratulations to Caroline.
On the inner lines, DUDS economy is good thanks to a large equity. The Board would very much like to encourage more ul-activity among members, and has therefore increased the possibilities for support for congress and study visits and support for the organisation of national training activities. Application forms etc. are available on DUDS.dk.
The application for financial support for registration and travel expenses by Euroson, whose other funding is not possible, will also be viewed favourably in the future. Grants of up to DKK 5000 are granted.
We have made sure that access to EFSUMBS member pages is easily made accessible via DUDS.dk.
Nikolaj Hancock resigns from the DUDS Board of Directors as an alternate. We thank Nikolaj very much for his efforts.
All that remains is to say that DUDS as an association relies on continued input and activity from all our members. This means a great invitation to be active with presentations at FB, EJU, DUDS magazine etc. as well as for meetings, congresses and courses.
Peter Thielsen, Chairman DUDS.
The financial statements for the year were examined (see the financial statements at the end of the minutes). Nikolaj Borg Mogensen has been an accountant. Revenues have fallen by about 10%. DKK 30,000 due to slightly decreasing number of members. The cost has been less due to fewer activities and scholarship applications due to Covid-19.The company accounts are approved. Please see the accounts attached below.
The following quota amendment was proposed by the Board of Directors.
It is stated that you must contact future President of EFSUMB Caroline Ewertsen before deciding whether Ultraschall in der Medizin – European Journal of Ultrasound should be part of duds membership. It is further stated that a reduced quota will probably give more ESFUMB members. In addition, it is stated that thieme publishing house is not part of EFSUMB, so there is no problem in removing the subscription if you do not wish to receive the printed magazine. We will end up voting on the quota amendment, which will be adopted.
The President shall submit the following proposals.
The Board of Directors proposes a revision of the Staff Regulations:
If half of the members are not present at the annual general meeting, an extraordinary general meeting will be held immediately after the annual general meeting, where the amendments to the Statutes are the only points and can be decided by simple majority vote.
Comments on the proposal indicate concerns that not enough can come to a GF at the autumn meeting. In addition, it is stated that the presentation of the accounts for a closed year will come very late if the GF is in the autumn. The accounts must therefore be available on DUDS.dk during the spring of the completed year.
We will end up voting on the proposed amendments to the Statutes, all of which are adopted. However, as no more than half of the members present at the GF are held in the immediate aftermath of the prescribing GF, an extraordinary GF is held, which is announced at DUDS.dk.
– Secretary Andreas Brandt – on the ballot
(Has served four years but is re-authoring the amendment of the Statute if the amendment to the Staff Regulations is decided see paragraph 8.)
– Treasurer Tobias Todsen – on election (re-election)
– Member Karen Brage – on election (re-election)
– Alternate Nikolaj Hancock – on choice (do not want to re-stand)
Everyone who is on the board election is elected.
Pia Pietersen and Sofie Bech Andersen want to run for the board as alternates. Pia Pietersen is chosen.
Accountant Nikolaj Borg – on election (re-election)
Accountant by-election Torben Lorentzen – at the polls (re-run)
Anyone who is on the ballot is elected.
Sofie Bech Andersen wants to help prepare the membership magazine and the Board of Directors will communicate contact to editor Malene Roland Vils Pedersen.
Indicate whether there is an overview of which specialties are members of DUDS. Karen Brage states that one can do a questionnaire surveys, which she will draft.