WINFOCUS World Congress 2021 “Pandemic and beyond” 12-13 June

Welcome to WINFOCUS World Congress 2021

It has been a time of adversity and sacrifice. Healthcare workers in all parts of the world have responded with extraordinary effort. Those whose skills include ultrasonography have experienced additional burdens as Point-of-Care Ultrasound has found new applications in the care and management of patients in a setting where there is a risk of deadly contagion.

WINFOCUS is proud and pleased to offer an unprecedented scientific and instructional event for practitioners, learners, and educators in PoCUS. One unique aspect of this congress is that it is being offered for free to large part of the medical community.

For 20 years, WINFOCUS has been the world-wide standard bearer for clinician sonologists of every background. Previous World Congresses have been held in six continents. This year, we are excited to extend our reach through the newly realized potential of global internet connectivity.

In the WINFOCUS World e-Congress 2021, an interdisciplinary panel of international experts has been gathered to deliver a unique range of scientific and educational content.
We are confident that this conference will have much to offer to every member of the medical community who uses or teaches ultrasound.

Arif Hussain
Arif Hussain
WINFOCUS President
WINFOCUS e-Congress Organizing Chair
Head of Cardiac Critical Care
Consultant in Cardiac Anesthesia
King Abdulaziz Medical City
Gabriele Via
Gabriele Via
WINFOCUS e-Congress Scientific Chair
Senior Consultant
Cardiac Anesthesia and Intensive Care
Istituto Cardiocentro Ticino
Anthony J. Dean
Anthony J. Dean
WINFOCUS e-Congress Scientific Co-Chair
Emeritus Professor of Emergency Medicine and of Emergency Medicine in Radiology
Division of Emergency Ultrasonography
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA – USA

Organizing committee

Arif Hussain
Riyadh – Saudi Arabia
Deepak Govil
Gurgaon – India
Richard Hoppman
Columbia, SC – USA
Adi Osman
Ipoh – Malaysia
Anthony J. Dean
Philadelphia, PA – USA

Miguel Montorfano
Rosario – Argentina
Ramon Nogue
Barcelona – Spain
Gabriele Via
Lugano – Switzerland
Davide Neri
Congress Coordinator
Milan – Italy

Scientific committee

Gabriele Via
Lugano – Switzerland
Anthony J Dean
Philadelphia, PA – USA
Alberto Goffi
Toronto – Canada

Irene Ma
Calgary – Canada
Vicki Noble
Cleveland, OH – USA
Tomas Villen
Madrid – Spain

Join the world’s largest PoCUS event of the year!

About the Congress

Lockdowns, PPE shortages, personal risk, familial dislocation: through all this we have found unexpected ways for ultrasound to help us provide better, more expedited, more informed care.

As we emerge from this stressful period, WINFOCUS is proud to present a Virtual Congress in which sonologists will be connected across the globe to celebrate their efforts and achievement.

In the spirit of our vision and mission, the Virtual Congress is offered for free to all members of supporting institutions or medical societies (see list below).
In order to extend participation to the greatest possible number of healthcare workers, the first 2,000 registrants will also benefit free attendance.

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Although the decision to hold our annual World Congress in virtual format is prompted by current travel restrictions, we believe there are many ways that the e-format will have unintended benefits:

  • It will spare participants the cost of airfares and lodging making it equally accessible to all regardless of their resources.
  • It will reduce environmental impact from travel
  • It will create time savings that might otherwise have prevented many from attending.
  • It will allow a larger community of sonologists than ever before to share in their experience of the professional and psychological privations of the past year.
  • With the Congress free for many, busy clinicians can selectively attend only those sessions that are of direct relevance to their clinical practice.

Please join us on June 12th and 13th as we take stock of our achievements over the past year and look to the future for ways that ultrasound can further enhance our patient care!

Congress overview

Over 100 PoCUS experts from over 40 countries and representing almost every discipline will gather to present the latest concepts in ultrasonography in two broad tracks.

In Track 1 presentations will focus on cutting edge scientific information.

In Track 2 the emphasis will be mostly on educational material for those seeking to refine and advance their established sonology practice.

Each session will conclude with a live panel in which the presenters will field questions in real time. To further broaden access, dedicated sessions will be held in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

Please join us on June 12th and 13th as we take stock of our achievements over the past year and look to the future for ways that ultrasound can further enhance our patient care!






Congress Delegates


Countries represented

Maurizio Cecconi big

Keynote Address

Pandemic and beyond: lessons learned, challenges and opportunities for healthcare and humanity

Prof. Maurizio Cecconi

JAMA Awarded Health Care Hero of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Head, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Department of Humanitas Research Hospital in Milan, Italy,

President, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine(ESICM)


Prestigious faculty from 40+ countries

*provisional list

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Mahathar Abd Wahab
Kuala Lumpur – MALAYSIA
Cecilia Acosta
Buenos Aires – ARGENTINA
Adam C. Adler
Huston, TX – USA
Nahreen Ahmed
Philadelphia, PA – USA
Rodrigo Alvarez Calderon
Puebla – MEXICO
Juan Antonio Calderón
Monterrey – MEXICO
Jacob Avila
Lexington, KY – USA
Karim Bendjelid
Rita Bertuetti
Brescia – ITALY
Micheal Blaivas
Columbia, SC – USA
Belaïd Bouhemad
Dijon – FRANCE
Belaïd Bouhemad
Dijon – FRANCE
Raoul Breitkreutz
Frankfurt -GERMANY
Enrico Brunetti
Milan – ITALY
Rasha Buhumaid
Adam C Adler
Houston, TX – USA
Joshua C Reynolds
Grand Rapids, MI – USA
Hu Caibao
Hangzhou City, CHINA
Ricardo Campo
Puertollano – SPAIN
Francesco Caronni
Maurizio Cecconi
Milano – ITALY
Luis Leonardo Chacón Prado
Yangong Chao
Beijing – CHINA
Wilma Chan
Philadelphia, PA – USA
Kuo-Chih Chen
 Taiwan – CHINA
Lv Chuanzhu
Hainan – CHINA
Jim Connolly
Newcastle – UK
Francesco Corradi
Pisa – ITALY
Liu Dawei
Beijing – CHINA
Anthony J. Dean
Philadelphia, PA – USA
Daniel De Backer
Brusselles – BELGIUM
André Denault
Montreal – CANADA
Chen Dechang
Shanghai – CHINA
Stephanie Doniger
Irvine, CA – USA
Martin Dres
Paris – FRANCE
Pablo Bravo Figueroa
Santiago de Chile – CHILE
Christoph Ganter

Luna Gargani
Pisa – ITALY
Magali Gauthey
José Diaz Gomez
Houston, TX – USA
Tatjana Golob Gulič
Maribor – SLOVENIA
Alberto Goffi
Toronto – CANADA
Deepak Govil
Delhi – INDIA
Carmela Graci
Milano – ITALY
Young-Rock Ha
Tom Heller
Lilongwe – MALAWI
Trish Henwood
Philadelphia, PA – USA
Juntao Hu
Guangxi – CHINA
Mohammed Hirzallah
Houston ,TX – USA
Richard Hoppman
Columbia, SC -USA
Laura Hurtado
Buenos Aires – ARGENTINA
Arif Hussain
Riyadh – KSA
Aditi Jain
Kolkata – INDIA
Bob Jarman
Newcastle – UK
Fredrik Hallgren
Stockholm – SWEDEN
Yan Jing Hangzhou
Zhejiang – CHINA
Azma Haryaty Ahmad
Annemijn H Jonkman
Toru Kameda
Tokyo – JAPAN
Manoj Karmakar
Hong Kong – CHINA
Inbal Kestenbaum
Beer-Sheva – ISRAEL
Andrew Kirkpatrick
Alberta – CANADA
Minna Kohler
Boston, MA – USA
Richelle Kruisselbrink
Hamilton – CANADA
Pedro Kurtz
Rio De Janeiro – BRASIL
Hein H Lamprecht
Micheal Lanspa
Murray, UT – USA
Francis Lee
Gordon Lee
Hong Kong – CHINA
Jing Liu
Beijing – CHINA
Andrew Liteplo
Boston, MA – USA
Suthaporn Lumertgul
Bangkok – THAILAND

Irene Ma
Calgary – CANADA
Giuseppe Maggio
Pavia – ITALY
Jennifer Marin
Pittsburgh, PA – USA
Diego Martin Barca
Buenos Aires – ARGENTINA
Paul Mayo
New York, NY – USA
Cian McDermott
Dublin – IRELAND
Lianne McLean
Toronto – CANADA
Massimiliano Meineri
Leipzig – GERMANY
Larry Melniker
New York, NY – USA
Scott Millington
Ottawa – CANADA
Miguel Montorfano
Aarun Nagdev
Oakland, CA – USA
Peiman Nazerian
Firenze – ITALY
Vincent Ndebwanimana
Kigali – RWANDA
Bret Nelson
New York, NY – USA
Luca Neri
Milano – ITALY
Aleksander N Neskovic
Belgrade – SERBIA
Lynne Nield
Toronto – CANADA
Vicki Noble
Cleveland, OH – USA
Ramón Nogué
Lleida – SPAIN
Takeshi Nomura
Tokyo – JAPAN
Julina Noor
Kuala Lumpur – MALAYSIA
Olusegun Olusanya
London – UK
Adi Osman
Nova Panebianco
Philadelphia, PA – USA
Liang Ping
Beijing, CHINA
José Muniz Pazeli Jr.
Barbacena – BRAZIL
Elmo Pereira
Rio de Janeiro – BRAZIL
Bruno Pereira M
Campinas – BRAZIL
Tomislav Petrovic
Paris – FRANCE
David Prestion
Cleveland, OH – USA
Liang Ping
Beijing, CHINA
Gregor Prosen
Maribor – SLOVENIA
Corina Puppo
Montevideo – URUGUAY

Frank Rasulo
Brescia – ITALY
Chiara Robba
Genoa – ITALY
Shalim Rodriguez
Lima – PERÚ
Philippe Rola
Montreal – CANADA
Colin Royse
Melbourne – AUSTRALIA
Dana Sajed
Los Angeles, CA – USA
Aarti Sarwal
New York, NY – USA
Ana Luisa Silveira Vieira
Barbacena – BRASIL
Rajkumar Rajendram
Mike Smith
Cardiff – UK
You Shang
Huazhong – CHINA
Tanya Solano
Ontario – CANADA
Rory Spiegel
Washington, DC – USA
Guido Tavazzi
Pavia – ITALY
Vo Thi Thuy An
Ho Chi Minh City – VIETNAM
Felipe Teran
Philadelphia, PA – USA
Jim Tsung
New York, NY – USA
Yale Tung Chen
Madrid – SPAIN
Gabriele Via
Lugano – Switzerland
Tomas Villén Villegas
Madrid – SPAIN
Giovanni Volpicelli
Torino – ITALY
Grace Wanjiku
Providence, RI – USA
Xiaoting Wang
Beijing – CHINA
Peter Weimersheimer
Hinesburg, VT – USA
Adrian Wong
London – UK
Guan Xiangdong
Guangzhou – CHINA
Laurent Zielesckiewicz
Marseille – FRANCE
Jiang Zhengying
Chongqing City – CHINA

Moderation Chairs


Track one

New Landscapes, New Challenges

“New Landscapes, New Challenges” will highlight cutting-edge science of PoCUS: new evidence, new approaches, and new visions. Leading investigators from around the world will discuss recent scientific advances and how they are likely to impact future practice. New vistas and challenges facing the science of sonology will be covered in a variety of sessions including cardiac ultrasound, pediatrics, critical care, resuscitation, and education.
For non-English speakers, this track will include sessions in Spanish and Mandarin.

Day one (June 12th)

08:00 (CEST)


Arif Hussain (Riyadh – SAUDI ARABIA)

Gabriele Via (Lugano – SWITZERLAND)
08:10 (CEST)

Pandemic and beyond: lessons learned, challenges and opportunities for healthcare and humanity

Maurizio Cecconi (Milan – ITALY)

PoCUS Training and Competency Assessment: the next 10 years

08:25 (CEST)

Training in PoCUS and how it has evolved

Andrew Liteplo (Boston, MA – USA)

08:45 (CEST)

Competency assessment in point of care ultrasound in Canada

Irene Ma (Calgary, CANADA)

09:05 (CEST)

When to start training? Undergraduate impact

Richard Hoppman (Columbia, SC – USA)

09:25 (CEST)

How competency training is working in the UK

Bob Jarman & Jim Connolly (Newcastle – UK)

09:45 (CEST)

The cutting edge in critical care echo: a North American perspective on elements to include in competency and certification for 2021

Paul Mayo (New York City, NY – USA)

10:05 (CEST)

Faculty Panel and Q&A

PoCUS in the ICU

10:25 (CEST)

PoCUS in Intra-abdominal Hypertension

Bruno M Pereira(Campinas – BRAZIL)

10:45 (CEST)

Basic and advanced Brain Ultrasonography applications in neuro-critical care

Aarti Sarwal (New York, NY – USA)

11:05 (CEST)

Combined Brain and Lung Ultrasound for brain protective ventilation in neurocritical care

Chiara Robba (Genoa – ITALY)

11:25 (CEST)

“Echodynamics” for cardiogenic shock management

Guido Tavazzi (Pavia – ITALY)

11:45 (CEST)

Role of diaphragmatic ultrasound in mechanical ventilation mamagement

Martin Dres (Paris – FRANCE)

12:05 (CEST)

Faculty Panel and Q&A

New applications for PoCUS in Trauma

12:25 (CEST)

US guided regional anesthesia in the trauma patient

Dana Sajed (Los Angeles, CA – USA)

12:45 (CEST)

Integrating PoCUS in the early management of severe torso trauma

Laurent Zielesckiewicz (Marseille – FRANCE)

13:05 (CEST)

PoCUS for airway management: current evidence and practice

Adi Osman (Perak – MALAYSIA)

13:25 (CEST)

Faculty Panel and Q&A

PoCUS changing healthcare practice, delivery, and education

13:45 (CEST)

Impact of PoCUS on referral patterns in rural Kenya

Grace Wanjiku (Providence, RI – USA)

14:05 (CEST)

How PoCUS impacted the development of EM in Slovenia

Gregor Prosen (Maribor – SLOVENIA)

14:25 (CEST)

Impact of PoCUS on the preoperative evaluation of non-cardiac anesthesia

Colin Royse (Melbourne, VIC – AUSTRALIA)

14:45 (CEST)

Beyond Anatomy and the Physical Exam: creative roles for ultrasound in every course in medical school.

Wilma Chan (Philadelphia – USA)

15:05 (CEST)

Faculty Panel and Q&A

PoCUS in Infectious Disease

15:25 (CEST)

PoCUS in Tubercolosis

Trish Henwood (Philadelphia, PA – USA)

15:45 (CEST)

PoCUS diagnoses of opportunistic infections in HIV

Tom Heller (Lilongwe, MALAWI)

16:05 (CEST)

PoCUS in Dengue Virus infection

Mahathar Abd Wahab (Kuala Lumpur – MALAYSIA)

16:25 (CET)

PoCUS and Echocardiography role in Sepsis-related Myocardial Dysfunction

Micheal Lanspa (Salt Lake City, UT – USA)

16:45 (CEST)

Faculty Panel and Q&A

PoCUS in Cardiac Arrest

17:05 (CEST)

Checking the pulse in the 21st century: expanding the FEEL protocol

Raoul Breitkreutz (Frankfurt – GERMANY)

17:25 (CEST)

Role of PoCUS in ECPR

Jose L. Diaz-Gomez(Houston, TX – USA)

17:45 (CEST)

Can PoCUS contribute to cardiac arrest prognostication?

Joshua C Reynolds (Grand Rapids, MI, USA)

18:05 (CEST)

Faculty Panel and Q&A

18:25 (CEST)


Day two (June 13th)

08:00 (CEST)

Welcome Back

Arif Hussain (Ryiadh – SAUDI ARABIA)

Anthony  Dean (Philadelphia, PA – USA)

08:05 (CEST)

Musical introduction

Frank Ricardo & Band

08:10 (CEST)

WINFOCUS: how to become a member

Davide Neri

PoCUS new practices for COVID-19

08:15 (CEST)

New perspectives on the role of chest imaging in the emergency department

Giovanni Volpicelli (Turin – ITALY)

08:35 (CEST)

PoCUS for severe COVID-19 monitoring in the ICU

Belaïd Bouhemad (Dijon – FRANCE)

08:55 (CEST)

Tele-ultrasound for home remote monitoring of COVID-19

Andrew Kirkpatrick (Alberta – CANADA)

09:15 (CEST)

Bedside Ultrasound approach to hypoxemia in severe COVID-19

Arif Hussain (Riyadh – SAUDI ARABIA)

09:35 (CEST)

Faculty Panel and Q&A

PoCUS in Pediatrics

09:55 (CEST)

Impact of pocus on pediatric care in the era of covid

Jim Tsung(New York City, NY – USA)

10:15 (CEST)

Lung Ultrasound for pediatric ventilation

Cecilia Acosta (Buenos Aires – ARGENTINA)

10:35 (CEST)

ABCD…. POCUS in pediatric resuscitation

Stephanie Doniger (Orange, CA – USA)

10:55 (CEST)

FoCUS in resource limited settings to manage children with congenital and acquired heart disease

Lynne Nield (Toronto, CANADA)

11:15 (CEST)

PoCUS in pediatric anesthesiology in the perioperative period

Adam C Adler (Houston, TX – USA)

11:35 (CEST)

Faculty Panel and Q&A

Pablo Bravo, Jennifer Marin, Jing Liu

大流行时代的PoCUS应用 "PoCUS applications in pandemic times" (Session in Mandarin)

11:55 (CEST)

重症超声在中国新冠肺炎救治中的作用 (The role of Critical ultrasound in COVID-19 pandemic in China)

Wang Xiaoting (Beijing – CHINA)

12:15 (CEST)

肺部超声在中国抗击新冠肺炎的应用(Application of Lung Ultrasound for fighting against COVID-19 in China

Hu Caibao (Hangzhou City, CHINA)

12:35 (CEST)

床旁即时超声指导脓毒症心肌病正/负性肌力药物治疗 (PoCUS guided positive / negative inotropic agents therapy for septic cardiomyopathy)

Jiang Zhengying (Chongqing City – CHINA)

12:55 (CEST)

重症超声在新冠病人血栓情况管理中的作用 (PoCUS for thromboembolic disease in COVID-19 patients)

Yangong Chao (Beijing – CHINA)

13:15 (CEST)

Panel discussion

Liu Dawei, Chen Dechang, Yan Jing, Guan Xiangdong, Liang ping, Lv Chuanzhu

PoCUS-applied New Technologies & Strategies

13:35 (CEST)

From silo mentality to trans-specialty collaboration: components of an institution-wide PoCUS alliance.

Nova Panebianco (Philadelphia, PA – USA)

13:55 (CEST)

Artificial intelligence- and deep learning-empowered PoCUS

Micheal Blaivas (Columbia, SC – USA)

14:15 (CEST)

Tele-Ultrasound and PoCUS dataflow management: from PoCUS stewardship to impact on clinical decision making

Peter Weimersheimer (Hinesburg, VT – USA)

14:35 (CEST)

Grey-scale texture analysis of pleural ultrasound images as an aid to differential diagnosis and lung ultrasound quantification

Francesco Corradi (Pisa – ITALY)

14:55 (CEST)

Faculty Panel and Q&A

Fluids and PoCUS

15:15 (CEST)

PoCUS for identification of Extracardiac signs of fluid overload in the critically ill

André Denault (Montreal – CANADA)

15:35 (CEST)

Quantifying systemic venous congestion in the critically ill with bedside ultrasound: the VEXUS approach

Philippe Rola (Montreal – CANADA) & Rory Spiegel (Washington, DC, USA)

16:05 (CEST)

Echocardiography for Fluid Responsiveness

Daniel De Backer (Brussels – BELGIUM)

16:25 (CEST)

Faculty Panel and Q&A

Nuevos tiempos, nuevas perspectivas para la ecografía "New times, new perspectives for ultrasound" (session in Spanish)

16:45 (CEST)

¿En qué nos ha cambiado el COVID-19 la manera de hacer ecografía pulmonar?

Ricardo Campo (Puertollano – SPAIN)

17:05 (CEST)

Ecografia del diafragma

Shalim Rodriguez (Lima – PERÚ)

17:25 (CEST)

Impacto del ultrasonido clinico en el pre hospitalario

Rodrigo Alvarez Calderon (Puebla – MEXICO)

17:45 (CEST)

Incorporando el POCUS en la escuela de Medicina

Luis Leonardo Chacón Prado (San José – COSTA RICA)

18:05 (CEST)

Esta es la razón por la cual utilizamos PoCUS en Emergencias Pediátricas

Tanya Solano (Ontario – CANADA)

18:25 (CEST)

Faculty Panel and Q&A

18:45 (CEST)

Final Remarks

Track two

Refinements of Practice for the New Standard of Care

For most sonologists, underlying the glitter of the latest science there is a mountain of experience, knowledge, and scientific data.
This track will seek to enhance the power of ultrasound in the hands of practitioners who have scanned long enough to know that there are always ways to improve.
Talks from worldwide authorities will include the latest evidence reviews on test characteristics, novel indications for common ultrasound applications, best practice guidelines, pearls and pitfalls of scanning technique, knobology, and image optimization.
There will be presentations from leaders in the field on topics ranging from critical care to resource limited settings.

Day one (June 12th)

08:00 (CEST)


Arif Hussain (Riyadh – SAUDI ARABIA)

Gabriele Via  (Lugano – SWITZERLAND)
08:10 (CEST)

Pandemic and beyond: lessons learned, challenges and opportunities for healthcare and humanity

Maurizio Cecconi (Milan – ITALY)

The Heart of the matter: fine tuning cardiac ultrasound (1)

08:25 (CEST)

How to measure cardiac output with echocardiography

Christoph Ganter (Zürich – SWITZERLAND)

08:40 (CEST)

How to estimate left ventricular filling pressures with echocardiography

Karim Bendjelid (Geneve – SWITZERLAND)

09:00 (CEST)

Cardiac tamponade: pearls and pitfalls

Young-Rock Ha (Seoul – SOUTH KOREA)

09:15 (CEST)

Echocardiographic signs of chronic cardiac diseases

Julina Noor (Kuala Lumpur – MALAYSIA)

09:30 (CEST)

Pulmonary artery pressure estimation: systolic, diastolic and mean

Aditi Jain (Kolkata – INDIA)

09:45 (CEST)

What can FoCUS safely tell us about valvular disease?

Tatjana Golob Gulič (Maribor – SLOVENIA)

10:00 (CEST)

Faculty Panel and Q&A

Getting the most out of your ultrasound practice

10:25 (CEST)

What to measure in 2D cardiac ultrasound and how to do it: going beyond FoCUS pure qualitative approach

Massimiliano Meineri (Leipzig, GERMANY)

10:45 (CEST)

How to maximize your knobology: dynamic range, gain, depth, focus position, rejection and compression

Rasha Buhumaid (Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)

11:05 (CEST)

Advancing one’s sonology practice: evolving from binary questions to nuanced integration

Hein H Lamprecht (Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA)

11:20 (CEST)

To archive or not to archive? To report or not report? The “if and how” for best practice

Bret Nelson (New York, NY – USA)

11:35 (CEST)

Faculty Panel and Q&A

Ultrasound in lung and diaphragm assessment

11:55 (CEST)

Sonographic interestitial syndrome: one pattern does not fit for all

Luna Gargani (Pisa – ITALY)

12:10 (CEST)

How to perform LUS in patients with suspected/confirmed COVID-19 pneumonia

Yale Tung Chen (Madrid – SPANI)

12:25 (CEST)

To B-line or not to B-line? Be sure of what you are seeing

Toru Kameda (Tokyo – JAPAN)

12:40 (CEST)

Pulmonary Embolism and Aortic Dissection: PoCUS approach to double rule out

Peiman Nazerian (Firenze – ITALY)

12:55 (CEST)

Diaphragmatic thickening: tricks of the trade

Annemijn H Jonkman (Amsterdam – NETHERLANDS)

13:10 (CEST)

Faculty Panel and Q&A

More effect, less side-effect: Ultrasound-guided nerve-blocks

13:30 (CEST)

How to Implement Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks in Your ED

Aarun Nagdev (Oakland, CA – USA)

13:50 (CEST)

Systematic ultrasound imagjng of the brachial plexus and recent refinements in its blockade above the clavicle

Manoj Karmakar (Hong Kong – CHINA)

14:05 (CEST)

Ultrasound-Guided Femoral and Sciatic Nerve blocks

Jacob Avila (Lexington, KY – USA)

14:20 (CEST)

Pitfalls in ultrasound-guided nerve blocks in the critical care setting

Takeshi Nomura (Tokyo – JAPAN)

14:35 (CEST)

Faculty Panel and Q&A

PoCUS building healthcare capacity in resource-limited settings

14:55 (CEST)

Teaching the nephrologist to be a sonologist: How we save system resources by extending individual capacity

Ana Luisa Silveira Vieira (Barbacena – BRASIL)

15:10 (CEST)

The PoCUS Program Development triangle: A universal approach to PoCUS implementation in any setting

Mike Smith(Cardiff, UK)

15:25 (CEST)

Lessons for Teachers: Challenges to training busy practitioners and adult learners in Bangladesh.

Nahreen Ahmed (Philadelphia, PA – USA)

15:40 (CEST)

Lessons learned from starting a PoCUS program in Rwanda

Vincent Ndebwanimana (Kigali – RWANDA)

15:55 (CEST)

Faculty Panel and Q&A

Fine tuning your brain ultrasonography skills

16:15 (CEST)

Intracranial pressure assessment: how to do it with optic nerve sheath diameter

Mohammed Hirzallah (Houston, TX – USA)

16:30 (CEST)

Intracranial pressure assessment: how to do it with transcranial Doppler

Corina Puppo(Montevideo – URUGUAY)

16:45 (CEST)

Cerebral vasospasm and TCD

Rita Bertuetti (Brescia – ITALY)

17:00 (CEST)

Assessment of cerebral autoregulation in patients with TBI

Frank Rasulo (Brescia – ITALY)

17:15 (CEST)

How to assess the posterior circulation with brain ultrasonography

Pedro Kurtz (Rio De Janeiro – BRASIL)

17:30 (CEST)

Faculty Panel and Q&A

17:55 (CEST)


Day two (June 13th)

08:00 (CEST)

Welcome Back

Arif Hussain (Ryiadh – SAUDI ARABIA)

Anthony  Dean (Philadelphia, PA – USA)
08:05 (CEST)

Musical introduction

Frank Ricardo & Band

08:10 (CEST)

WINFOCUS: how to become a member

Davide Neri 

Getting it right: Use of ultrasound with invasive procedures

08:15 (CEST)

Principles of ultrasound needle guidance: mystery of the disappearing needle

Francis Lee (SINGAPORE)

08:30 (CEST)

How I do it with ultrasound: thoracentesis and pleural drainage

Kuo-Chih Chen (Taiwan – CHINA)

08:45 (CEST)

How I do it with ultrasound: pericardiocentesis

Suthaporn Lumertgul (Bangkok – THAILAND)

09:00 (CEST)

How I do it with ultrasound: subclavian central venous Catheter insertion

Scott Millington (Ottawa – CANADA)

09:15 (CEST)

How I do it with ultrasound: percutaneous tracheostomy

Giuseppe Maggio (Pavia – ITALY)

09:30 (CEST)

Faculty Panel and Q&A

PoCUS for musculoskeletal & soft tissues assessment

09:55 (CEST)

PoCUS approach to a painful calf

Gordon Lee (Hong Kong – CHINA)

10:15 (CEST)

Diagnostic and interventional POCUS for Acute Musculoskeletal Pain: Joint and Tendon Pathology

Minna Koehler (Boston, MA – USA)

10:35 (CEST)

Novel uses for ultrasound in evaluating muscular and neuropathic disorders.Cases as seen by a neurologist

David Preston

10:55 (CEST)

Faculty Panel and Q&A

Partners session

EMERGENCY NGO: work with us

11:35 (CEST) Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – Doctors without borders
“The Care My Patients Need”: Local Health Workers Driving Change in South Sudan with PoCUS

11:50 CAE Healthcare
Vimedix – The future of ultrasound education

12:05 (CEST) Shenzhen Wisonic Medical Technology Co.
Future of POCUS – Wisonic New solution “Carnation”

12:20 (CEST)

Faculty Panel and Q&A

Increasing your years-of-life-saved: PoCUS for sick children

12:40 (CEST)

Don’t go breaking my heart: FoCUS in children

Jennifer Marin (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

13:00 (CEST)

Kids’ lungs: such a beautiful world!

Magali Gauthey (Geneve – SWITZERLAND)

13:20 (CEST)

The soft underbelly- pediatric abdominal PoCUS

Inbal Kestenbaum (Beer-Sheva – ISRAEL)

13:40 (CEST)

Tips and tricks for scanning paediatric patients

Lianne McLean (Toronto, CANADA)

14:00 (CEST)

Faculty Panel and Q&A

The Heart of the matter: fine tuning cardiac ultrasound (2)

14:25 (CEST)

How I do it: quality assessment of chest compressions with ResuscTEE

Felipe Teran (Philadelphia, PA – USA)

14:45 (CEST)

How I do it: agitated saline contrast study

Rajkumar Rajendram(Ryiadh, SAUDI – ARABIA)

15:05 (CEST)

How to know when FoCUS is not enough for acute heart failure management

Aleksandar N Neskovic (Belgrade, SERBIA)

15:25 (CEST)

Top Tips in IVC Assessment

Cian McDermott (Dublin, IRELAND)

15:45 (CEST)

Faculty Panel and Q&A

New perspectives on the abdomen

16:10 (CEST)

Gastrointestinal dysfunction evaluation in the critically ill: The GUTS protocol

Adrian Wong (London – UK)

16:25 (CEST)

Systemic venous congestion diagnose and grading: the VExUS protocol

Philippe Rola (Montreal – CANADA)

16:40 (CEST)

Prandial state and aspiration risk asessment

Richelle Kruisselbrink (Hamilton – CANADA)

16:55 (CEST)

PoCUS as an aid for nasogastric tube placement

Francesco Caronni (Lugano – SWITZERLAND)

17:10 (CEST)

Faculty Panel and Q&A

17:35 (CEST)

Final Remarks

Track three

ASEAN – China PoCUS Session

(sponsored by Mindray)

Selected speakers from countries member of the Association of SouthEast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China will present cutting edge PoCUS topics for Critical Care. The session will be bilingual, in Mandarin and English. It will be accompanied by a live workshop for selected participants.

Day one (June 12th)

10:00 am (China Standard Time, CST)

Welcome Address and Introduction

Arif Hussain (Riyadh – KSA)

10:05 am (China Standard Time, CST)

Welcome Address and Introduction

Adi Osman (Ipoh – MALAYSIA)

10:15 am (CST)

Lung Ultrasound for Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation

Vo Thi Thuy An (Ho Chi Minh City – VIETNAM)

10:45 am (CST)

Resuscitative TEE in Emergency and Critical Care

Azma Haryaty Ahmad (Ipoh – MALAYSIA)

11:15am (CST)

PoCUS-guided positive/negative inotropic agents treatment for septic cardiomyopathy

Zhengying Jiang (Chongqing – CHINA)

11:35 am (CST)

How to do cardiac and lung ultrasound

Suthaporn Lumertgul (Bangkok – THAILAND)

12:00 pm (CST)

PoCUS-guided initial approach to undifferentiated shock in the emergency department

Qiubin Zhang (Hainan – CHINA)

12:20 pm (CST)

Panel Discussion and Q&A

All the speakers (Moderator Dr. Adi Osman) 

1:00 pm (CST)



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Endorsing Societies and Organizations

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  • Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)



  • Société Marocaine de Médecine d’Urgence (SMMU)
  • Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa (EMSSA)
  • Moroccan Association of Anesthesiology, Analgesia and Critical Care (SMAAR)



  • Association of Anaesthetists of Pakistani Origin in UK and Ireland (AAPOUKI)
  • College of Emergency Physician Malaysia (CEP, AM )
  • Chinese Critical Ultrasound Group (CCUSG)
  • China Medicine Education Association (CMEA)
  • Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine (HKCEM)
  • Hong Kong Society for Emergency Medicine and Surgery (HKSEMS)
  • Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM)
  • Indonesian Heart Association (IHA)
  • Indonesian Society of Emergency Medicine (ISEM)
  • Indonesian Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ISICM)
  • Japanese Association for Acute Medicine (JAAM)
  • Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine (JSICM)
  • Korean Society of Critical Care Medicine (KSCCM)
  • Korean Society of Emergency Medicine (KSEM)
  • Society of Emergency Medicine in Singapore (SEMS)
  • Taiwan Society of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (TSECCM)
  • Taiwan Society of Emergency Medicine (TSEM)
  • Thai College of Emergency Physician (TCEP)
  • Vietnam National Association of Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care



  • Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM)


  • Asociación Gualtemalteca de Medicina de Emergencia (AGME)
  • Asociacion de Ultrasonografia de Rosario (AUR)
  • Colegio Mexicano de Medicina Critica (COMMEC)
  • Barbacena’s School of Medicine (FAME)
  • Brazilian Critical Care Society (AMIB)
  • Brazilian Emergency Society (ABRAMEDE)
  • Brazilian Nephrology Society (SBN)
  • Brazilian Thoracic Society (SBT)
  • Colegio Mexicano de Medicina Critica (COMMEC)
  • Escuela de Medicina Rural “La Higuera”
  • Hospital das Clinicas da Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu (UNESP)
  • Minas Gerais Critical Care Society (SOMITI)
  • Minas Gerais Nephrology Society (SMN)
  • Minas Gerais Thoracic Society (STMS)
  • Sociedad Argentina de Ultrasonografia en Medicina y Biologia (SAUMB)
  • The Latin America Society of Nephrology and Hypertension (SLANH)



  • American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA)
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Ultrasound Section
  • Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)
  • Canadian Internal Medicine Ultrasound group (CIMUS)
  • Canadian Point of Care Ultrasound Society (CPoCUS)
  • The PoCUS Certification Academy (Inteleos)
  • P2 Network
  • SAEM Academy of Emergency Ultrasound
  • Society of Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship (SCUF)
  • Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM)
  • Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education (SUSME)
  • The Society of Point of Care Ultrasound (SPOCUS)
  • Trauma Association of Canada (TAC)



  • Ben Gurion University of the Negev
  • Egyptian Society of Intensive Care and Trauma (ESICT)
  • Emirates Intensive Care Society (EISC)
  • Emirates Society of Emergency medicine (ESEM)
  • Oman Society of Anesthesia and Critical Care (OSACC)
  • Oman Society of Emergency Medicine (OSEM)
  • Pan Arab Congenital Heart Disease Association (PACHDA)
  • Point of Care Ultrasound Bootcamp
  • Saudi Anesthesia Society (SAS)
  • Soroka Medical Center


  • Cardiology Society of Serbia (CSS)
  • Croatian Pediatric Society (HPD)
  • Collegio dei Professori di Anestesia e Rianimazinoe Italiani (CPAR)
  • Croatian Society of Intensive Care Medicine (CSICM)
  • Croatian Society of Internal Medicine (CSIM)
  • Croatian Society of Emergency Medicine (CSEM)
  • Czech Society for Intensive Care (CSIM)
  • Czech Society of Anaesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care Medicine (CSARIM)
  • Die Sonoauten
  • Echocardiographic Society of Serbia (ECHOS)
  • EduSon Medical
  • Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale
  • Estonian Society of Anesthesiology (ESA)
  • European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM)
  • European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)
  • Finnish Society of Anesthesiologists (FSA)
  • Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG)
  • Irish Association for Emergency Medicine (IAEM)
  • Istituto Cardiocentro Ticino
  • Polskiego Towarzystwa Anestezjologii i Intensywnej Terapii (PTAiIT)
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Romanian Emergency Medicine Physicians (Medevents)
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Intensivmedizin (SGI/SSMI)
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Ultraschall in der Medizin (SGUM)*
    *16 CME SGUM credits as “Fortbildungskurs” provided
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und Reanimation (SGAR/SSAR)
  • Serbian Association of Anaesthesiologists and Intensivists (SAAI)
  • Serbian Society of Emergency Physicians (SSEP)
  • Societá Italiana di Anestesia Analgesia Rianimazione e Terapia Intensiva (SIAARTI)
  • Societá Italiana di Anestesia e Rianimazione Neonatale e Pediatrica Italiana (SARNePI)
  • Societé Française de Médecine d’Urgence (SFMU)
  • Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM)
  • Sono4YouGraz
  • Studierende in der DEGUM Arbeitsgruppe
  • University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj Napoca


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