UNITED WE SCAN

18th WINFOCUS World Virtual Congress

November 22nd – 23rd 2024

POCUS RESEARCH: CALL FOR ABSTRACTS!

Are you a POCUS enthusiast? Do you perform research with ultrasound at your patient’s bedside? Don’t keep your discoveries to yourself! Share your findings with the global community. We are actively seeking original POCUS research and invite you to present your work to a worldwide audience. Whether your research is quirky, profound, or utterly revolutionary – this is the place to be. Your insights deserve recognition. Submit your abstract now!
Why Participate? Present your work to an engaged audience of peers and thought leaders. Expand your network with experts and innovators across various fields. Expand your network by connecting with experts and innovators from diverse fields. Receive valuable feedback that can propel your research to new heights.

Welcome to WINFOCUS World
Virtual Congress 2024

This year’s congress, UNITED WE SCAN, emphasizes how PoCUS fosters unity while embracing diversity and respecting individuality.
In these unprecedented times, as the world faces numerous challenges, the importance of unity, medical advances, and global education in healthcare has never been more evident. This congress serves as a beacon of hope and collaboration, uniting healthcare professionals from across the globe in a shared mission to advance medical knowledge and improve patient care through the transformative power of PoCUS.

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WINFOCUS World Congress 2024: two events in one

1. Virtual World Congress*

(*program subject to changes)

More than 150 lectures, 170 PoCUS experts from over 35 different countries and representing almost every discipline will gather on Novembers 22nd and 23rd to present the latest concepts in ultrasonography in Three broad tracks.

All times are in local time (CEST) click here for the time zone converter

TRACK 1

Fluids, lines and beyond. Something for anyone who has looked after an acutely unwell patient. Also look out for WINFOCUS’s first ever member choice session. What do colleagues think should be the research priorities for the ultrasound community? Followed by speakers/subjects specifically nominated by our community. Stay a while and listen.

830h – 8:40h
WF world symposium Welcome

Keynote Address

9:00h-11:00h

Ultrasound and fluids

Olusanya, Segun

9:00h
Ultrasound and giving fluids
Conway, Hannah


9:15h
Ultrasound and de-resuscitation
Beaubien-Souligny, William


9:30h
Perfusion and congestion – a balancing act
Corradi, Francesco


9:45h
VEXUS – everyone is talking about it. The new IVC?
Olusanya, Segun


10:00h
LIVE Panel discussion and Q&A: Optimising organ perfusion
Corradi, Francesco

11:00h-13:00h

Lines, drains, and sharp objects

Zawadka, Mateusz

11:00h
It is time for the ultrasound-guided axillary vein access
Czarnik, Tomasz


11:15h
Microskills in ultrasound-guided access
Borgquist, Ola


11:30h
The forgotten landmark techniques
Balan, Cosmin


11:45h
Day-to-day practice in ICU – how to teach?
Fazzini, Brigitta


12:00h
LIVE Panel discussion and Q&A: Debate – In this day and age,
landmark-based technique is indefensible

13:00h-14:00h

Lunch Break

14:00h-16:00h

POCUS for non-acute diseases

Wong, Adrian

14:00h
Lessons from Radiology – Contrast ultrasound
Yusuff, Timothy


14:15h
Ultrasound for gastric and nutritional assessment
Calatayud, Angel


14:30h
Ultrasound and sleep apnoea
Cortesão, Nuno


14:45h
When do B lines let you down
Baker, Kylie & Kwan, Ben


15:00h
LIVE Panel discussion and Q&A

16:00h-17:00h

Research Prioritisation

Goffi, Alberto

16:00h
Infection control in ultrasound department
Mohamed, Muna


16:15h
Utility of point of care diaphragm ultrasound in patients presenting with symptomatic organophosphate poisoning
Jakus Venter


16:30h
Correlation flow – cerebral oxygen metabolism and difference arterio-cerebral venous CO2 in neurocritical patients
Abdo, Anselmo


16:45h
LIVE Panel discussion and Q&A

17:00h-18:00h

Member’s Choice

Wong, Adrian

17:00h
How to do: transcranial doppler
Galarza, Laura


17:15h
Emergency PoCUS: Techniques to Differentiate Causes of Dyspnea
Frenkel, Oron


17:30h
Ultrasound approach to undifferentiated fever in ICU
D-Costa, Pradeep


17:45h
Pediatric ultrasound: what everyone should know
Speaker (TBC)

18:00h-20:00h

Beyond core, Go Ultra

Noor, Julina

18:00h
The sequence of Multi-organ POCUS in shock
Ha, Young-Rock


18:15h
TCD in acute stroke: predicting successful intervention
Sarwal, Aarti


18:30h
Systematic ultrasound in optimizing physiologically difficult airway
Roslan, Nurul Liana


18:45h
Lung ultrasound – what next?
Mongodi, Silvia


19:00h
LIVE Panel discussion and Q&A: What next? Advanced skillset

20:00h-20:15h

Closing

TRACK 2

How best to teach? How best to learn. Track 2 tackles these important issues and more. What does the future hold when it comes to artificial intelligence and machine learning? Also in track 2, very special sessions from our Portuguese and Spanish speaking colleagues.

8:30h – 8:40h
WF world symposium Welcome

Keynote Address

9:00h-11:00h

How we learn and pushing the boundaries of ‘core’ skills

Teng, David

9:00h
Introduction
Teng, David


9:01h
Pediatric POCUS Update
Tay, Ee


9:16h
How we learn?
Nelson, Bret


9:36h
PoCUS Expereince – Delhi, India
Gupta, Dhiren


9:51h
PoCUS Experience – Mexico
Tovar Hirashima, Eva & Mandeep, Dillhon & Reyna, Huerta


10:06h
PoCUS Expereince – England
McCreary, David


10:21h
PoCUS Experience – South East Asia
Yek Kee, Choor


10:36h
Describe the creation and successes of PEPEC
Chicaiza, Henry

11:00h-13:00h

How I use ultrasound in…

Via, Gabriele

11:00h
Cardiogenic shock
Tavazzi, Guido


11:15h
Acute kidney injury
Vieira, Ana Luisa


11:30h
Traumatic brain injury
Bertuetti, Rita


11:45h
Acute respiratory failure
Laursen, Christian


12:00h
LIVE Panel discussion and Q&A – How I use ultrasound in…

13:00h-14:00h

Lunch Break

14:00h-16:00h

POCUS procedure revolution: AI leading the way!

Shokoohi, Hamid

14:00h
Nail-the-Needle: AI-guide needle localization in POCUS
Blaivas, Michael


14:15h
Advancements in AI-POCUS: Spine ultrasound and lumbar puncture
Ungi, Tamas


14:30h
AI in point of care Ultrasound. Where are we going?
Goldsmith, Andrew


14:45h
AI-power up: POCUS devices and clinical applications
Shokoohi, Hamid


15:00h
LIVE Panel discussion and Q&A

16:00h-17:00h

Ultrasonido en trauma

Umaña, Marco

16:00h
Bloqueo nervioso en trauma
Alvarez, Rodrigo


16:10h
Preguntas y respuestas
Carvajal, Gabriel & Campos Linares, Ricardo & Jara, Fernando Esteban


16:20h
Trauma pulmonar
Rodríguez, Shalim


16:30h
Preguntas y respuestas
Barca, Diego & Garcia, Ivan & Morales, Hernández 


16:40h
Neurotrauma
Urrego, Alejandro


16:50h
Preguntas y respuestas
Cantillano, Mauricio & Ballina, Javier Ruiz

17:00h-18:00h

POCUS POTPURRI

Calderón, Juan Antonio

17:00h
Emergencias ginecobstétricas
Hurtado, Laura


17:20h
Status y desarrollo del POCUS en Latinoamérica
Retamal, José


17:30h
Preguntas y respuestas
Prieto, José Luis & Carvajal, Gabriel


17:40h
Evaluación de la volemia y sobrecarga de fluidos
Yazcitk, Sandoval


17:50h
Preguntas y respuestas
Bravo, Pablo & Alonso, Jose

18:00h
Ecografia no desmame ventilatório
Farani, Marcelo


18:15h
Medição do VTI
Barros, Rui


18:30h
Aspectos práticos do protocolo VEXUS
Souza, Tiago


18:45h
Analgesia regional
Rebelo, Humberto


19:00h
LIVE Panel discussion and Q&A

18:00h-20:00h

Portugese Session

Vieira, Ana Luisa & Cortesão, Nuno

20:00h-20:15h

Closing

2. Be part of the POW!

Point-of-care One-world Workshop – the WORLD’S largest POCUS workshop! +50 Locations +6 Continents +2000 Participants

Between November 18th and December 3rd, we are organizing hands-on ultrasound workshops worldwide. To enhance accessibility to PoCUS education, several of these workshops will be offered for free in underserved regions, aligning with the WINFOCUS vision and mission.
We aim to raise awareness within the global medical community and society about PoCUS and ultrasound education as a continual force for good.

17th WINFOCUS World Congress

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151

Lectures

170

Speakers

35

Countries

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Chair & Co-Chairs

Julina Noor

Julina Noor
Congress Chair
Kuala Lumpur – MALAYSIA

Dr. Corradi

Francesco Corradi
Congress Co Chair
Pisa – ITALY

Dr. Hamid

Hamid Shokoohi
Congress Co Chair
Boston – USA

Teng

David Teng
Congress Co Chair
New York – USA

Magali

Magali Gauthey
Congress Co Chair
Geneve – SWITZERLAND

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Chris Fox
Congress Co Chair
California – USA

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