Sonography Canada

Student Achievement Award

Sonography Canada invites students from all Accreditation Canada accredited diagnostic medical sonography programs to submit an outstanding written submission on a topic of their choice.

This award aims to encourage and recognize outstanding written case studies, essays and/or literature reviews by students across Canada. This annual award challenges students to write an article on a topic of interest they wish to share with fellow sonographers.

This award also provides an opportunity for students to share interesting cases, discuss current issues and increase sonographers’ awareness of new ideas and information. Sonography Canada wants to encourage sonography students to experience the rewards of educating their peers and to inspire others to do the same.

Two (2) winners will be selected from the submissions received.


  • All applicants must be a student from a diagnostic ultrasound program accredited by Accreditation Canada or have graduated within the last twelve (12) months.

Selection Criteria

Please refer to the evaluation form for information on how the winners will be selected

Nomination Process

  • Please complete the Nomination Form
  • Submissions must be presented as a written report with reference lists (PowerPoint submissions are not eligible).
  • Submissions must be written while the applicant was a student.
  • The written submission must be a maximum length of 2,500 words, printed double spaced, with a margin of 1 inch and clear pagination.
  • References should be presented in modified Vancouver style. Please refer to the Canadian Journal of Medical Sonography for more information.
  • Written submissions can be produced as an individual or a group.
  • No patient identifiers may be included in the written submission (e.g. patient name, clinical site name , province/location).
  • Submissions can sent in English or French.

Written submissions may be based on one of the following categories:

Case Study

  • Abstract: A structured summary of the case study in about 250 words or less, which summarizes the content of the following: Introduction, case description, discussion and conclusion.
  • Introduction: In three (3) paragraphs or less, please explain the significance of the case study and provide the definitions that will help to understand the case.
  • Case Description: Please include relevant information such as patient demographics, patient history, sonographic findings with supporting diagnostic imaging, laboratory tests, complications, diagnosis as well as patient outcome/treatment.
  • Discussion: Briefly explain the etiology, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis and treatment/prognosis associated with this case study.
  • Conclusion: In one paragraph, please provide a brief summary of the case study and describe its application to ultrasound practices.

Essay or Literature Review

  • Abstract: A concise summary of the essay or literature review.
  • Introduction: Provide background information and explain why this topic was chosen.
  • Description: Provide titles and subtitles that will help organize the content in support of your topic.
  • Discussion: Briefly explain etiology, pathophysiology, and treatment, if any. Identify the value of this article.
  • Conclusion: In one paragraph, please provide a brief summary of the essay/literature review and describe its application to ultrasound practices.

Please submit the completed Nomination Form to Sonography Canada by email to info@sonographycanada.ca.

Selection Process

  • Sonography Canada will forward the nominations received to the awards committee that will select the winners.
  • The award will be presented at the Sonography Canada annual conference.


  • January 31: Deadline to submit nominations
  • March 31: The committee completes their review and selects the recipient
  • April: The winners are notified
  • May: The winners will be announced/recognized at the awards ceremony at the Sonography Canada annual conference


Each winner will have the option of receiving $250 in cash or presenting their submission(s) at the annual conference, which will include complimentary conference registration and travel expenses and accommodation. A certificate will be presented to winners attending the awards ceremony or mailed to those who are not able to be in attendance.

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