WINFOCUS World Symposium

“From blind to sight, from darkness to light”

2nd December 2023

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Welcome to WINFOCUS World Symposium 2023

We are delighted and excited to announce the 1st WINFOCUS World Symposium (WF WS) on December 2nd, 2023.

In 2021, WINFOCUS organized the first-of-its-kind Virtual Congress with more than 18,800 registered participants from over 120 countries. Last year we replicated and expanded the event with a hybrid World Congress in Antalya, Turkey – combining face-to-face courses and multi-stream, multilingual, virtual sessions connecting colleagues worldwide. With more than 21.200 registered participants and 128 hours of lectures in 11 languages, WINFOCUS broke another record. These summed up to the fantastic Pocus One-world Workshop, through which 69 simultaneous ultrasound PoCUS workshops were conducted on December 3rd in 69 venues worldwide, involving 1544 participants: the largest ever PoCUS workshop organized!

At WINFOCUS, our mission has always been to push the boundaries of ultrasound – educational, clinical, and research. We do this by connecting colleagues from all over the world through our shared passion for ultrasound.
This year, we revert to a virtual symposium and want to celebrate our international community. The theme will be how ultrasound helps guide the various aspects of clinical procedures and interventions:

From blind to vision, from darkness to light

What’s new? We want to increase the interaction and discussion between colleagues. Expect plenty of debates and panel discussions, allowing you to share your thoughts, challenge the experts, and ask complex and thought-provoking questions. It is only through these open discussions that true learning takes place.
We are also excited to announce two exceptional new sessions, Members and Research choice sessions. The first will have educational content chosen by WINFOCUS members, while the second will set the direction of ultrasound research within WINFOCUS.
There will be something for everyone!

We hope you will join us enthusiastically and connect with colleagues worldwide through WINFOCUS World Symposium 2023.

Adrian VK Wong- London - UK
Adrian Wong

WINFOCUS Symposium Chair
WINFOCUS BODs member
Consultant Intensive Care and Anaesthesia
King’s College Hospital
London – UK

Gabriele Via
Gabriele Via

WINFOCUS Symposium Chair
WINFOCUS Past-President
Senior Consultant
Cardiac Anesthesia and Intensive Care
Istituto Cardiocentro Ticino
Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale
Lugano – SWITZERLAND

Anthony J. Dean
Anthony J. Dean

WINFOCUS Symposium Co-Chair
WINFOCUS President
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

Scientific committee

Adrian Wong
Chair
London, UK
Segun Olusanya
London, UK
Mateusz Zawadka
Warsaw, POLAND
Hamid Shokoohi
BOSTON, USA
Julina Md Noor
Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Dave Teng
New York, USA

Juan Antonio Calderón González
San Jose, COSTA RICA
Marco Umaña
San Jose, COSTA RICA
Ana Luisa Vieira
Barbacena, BRASIL
Nuno Cortesão
Lisbon, PORTUGAL

Organizing committee

Gabriele Via
Chair
Lugano – SWITZERLAND
Anthony Dean
Co-Chair
Philadelphia, USA
Davide Neri
Co-Chair
Italy, Milan
Cristina Recasens
Co-Chair
Barcelona, Spain

Arif Hussain
Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA
Miguel Montorfano
Rosario, ARGENTINA
Quim Fuster
WF Secretariat
Barcelona, SPAIN
Marina Guzman
WF Secretariat
Barcelona, SPAIN

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Free attendance offered to their staff and all their crews worldwide

WINFOCUS World Symposium 2023: two events in one

Virtual World Symposium*

(*program subject to changes)

More than 53 lectures, 62 PoCUS experts from over 23 different countries and representing almost every discipline will gather on December 2nd to present the latest concepts in ultrasonography in two 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

POW! POCUS One-world Workshops!

On December 3rd, we have organized hands-on ultrasound workshops globally in over 23 countries. In order to maximize PoCUS education accessibility, several of these workshops will be delivered for free in underserved areas of the planet, consistently with WINFOCUS vision and mission. The ultimate goal will be promoting awareness, in the global medical community and in the society at large, of PoCUS and ultrasound practice.

17th WINFOCUS World Congress

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53

Lectures

62

Speakers

23

Countries

Data from WINFOCUS Symposium 2023

Speackers/Moderators

Kylie Baker
Sydney – AUSTRALIA

Cosmin Balan 
Bucarest – ROMANIA

Diego Barca 
Buenos Aires – ARGENTINA

Rui Barros
Porto- PORTUGAL

Rita Bertuetti
Brescia – ITALY

William Beaubien-Souligny
Montreal – CANADA

Micheal Blaivas
Columbia, SC – USA

Ola Borgquist
Lund – SWEDEN

Pablo Bravo Figueroa
Santiago de Chile – CHILE

Angel Calatayud
Cuauhtémoc – MÉXICO

Juan Antonio Calderón
Monterrey – MEXICO

Rodrigo Álvarez Calderón
Puebla – MEXICO

Luis Campos
Torrelavega – SPAIN

Ricardo Campo
Puertollano – SPAIN

Mauricio Cantillano
San Pedro – HONDURAS

Gabriel Carvajal
San José – COSTA RICA

Francesco Corradi
Pisa – ITALY

Nuno Cortesao
Lisbon – PORTUGAL

Francesco Corradi
Pisa – ITALY

Nuno Cortesao
Lisbon – PORUGAL

Tomasz Czarnik
Warsaw – POLAND

Marcelo Farani
Salvador – BRAZIL

Oron Frenkel
Vancouver – CANADA

Ivan García
Barcelona – SPAIN

Alberto Goffi
Toronto – CANADA

Andrew Goldsmith
Boston. MA – USA

Young-Rock Ha
Seoul – SOUTH KOREA

Edwin Hernández Morales
St. Luis Potosi – MEXICO

Laura Hurtado
Buenos Aires – ARGENTINA

Fernando Esteban Jara
Quito – ECUADOR

Ben Kwan
Sydney – AUSTRALIA

Christian Borbjerg Laursen
Columbia, SC – USA

Robin Lundén
Lund – SWEDEN

Silvia Mongodi
Pavia – ITALY

Julina Noor
Kuala Lumpur – MALAYSIA

Segun Olusanya
London – UK

José Luis Prieto
Santa Cruz – BOLIVIA

Humberto Rebelo
Porto – PORTUGAL

José Retamal
Recoleta – CHILE

Chiara Robba
Genoa – ITALY

Shalim Rodríguez
Lima – PERÚ

Nurul Liana Roslan
Kuala Lumpur – MALAYSIA

Javier Ruiz Ballina
St. Luis Potosi – Mexico

Yazcitk Sandoval
Lima – PERU

Aarti Sarwal 
Winston-Salem, NC – USA

Hamid Shokoohi
Boston, MD – USA

Daria Starybrat
Edinburgh, – SCOTLAND

Tiago Souza
Campinas – BRAZIL

David Teng
New York – USA

Marco Vinicio Umaña
San José – Costa Rica

Tamas Ungi
Ontario – CANADA

Alejandro Urrego
Bogotá – COLOMBIA

Gabriele Via
Lugano – SWITZERLAND

Ana Luisa Vieira
Barbacena – BRASIL

Adrian Wong
London – UK

Timothy Yusuff
Bromley – UK 

Mateusz Zawadka
Warsaw – Poland

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