DMB Lecture


Each year BMUS hosts the Donald, MacVicar Brown Lecture at its Annual Scientific Meeting, to commemorate and celebrate the origins of medical ultrasound.

This plenary keynote lecture honours the 1958 publication of the Ian Donald, John MacVicar and Tom Brown paper in the British journal 'The Lancet'.  Their paper - 'Investigation of Abdominal Masses by Pulsed Ultrasound' - is credited with transforming maternity care.



The lecture is delivered by an invited speaker, recognised by BMUS for their inspirational work and contribution to medical ultrasound practice.  Given the prestigious nature of this lecture, the invited speaker is presented with a commemorative medal.

For 2017 the lecture will be delivered by Professor Jeff Bamber, Institute of Cancer Research, London


             Mrs Jean Wilson, delivering the 2016 lecture


The DMB Lecture has been a feature of the BMUS Annual Meeting since 1996. Recent DMB Talks include :

2016 - Sonography – where are we going? Mrs Jean Wilson, Leeds

2015 - The Joy of Research; is Necessity the Best Mother of Invention? Prof Peter Wells, Cardiff

2014 - The nodule delusion. Dr Lol Berman, Cambridge

2013 - Where are we heading? Dr Simon Elliott, Newcastle

2012 - Seek and destroy: a revived role for ultrasound? Prof Gail ter Haar, London

2011 - How do you solve a problem like Masanga? Dr Paul Dubbins, Plymouth

2010 - Liver disease, Ultrasound or Our Future : the Next Battlefield? Mrs Jane Smith (Bates), Leeds

2009 - From ultrasound in obstetrics to obstetrical ultrasound. Prof Yves Ville, Paris