Monthly Archives: August 2010

WINFOCUS Bangkok 2010

On August 20-21, King Chulalongkorn Hospital Memorial Hospital was host to the WINFOCUS course:
Essential Ultrasound Guided Invasive Procedures in Emergency and Critical Settings

Dr. Suthaporn Lumlertgul was the director of this course, held at the hospital’s cutting edge surgical training center. Faculty including Mount Sinai’s Bret Nelson, as well as Luca Neri (past president of WINFOCUS), Yuen Chi Kit, Henry Cheng and Mok Ka Leung.

Left to right: Luca Neri, Bret Nelson, Suthaporn Lumlertgul, Henry Cheng, Mok Ka Leung, Yuen Chi Kit

The course covered ultrasound guidance for procedures such as venous access, pericardiocentesis, thoracentesis, nerve blocks, foreign body localization, and others. Physicians from many countries were in attendance.

Upcoming WINFOCUS training courses around the world are listed here.

2010-11 Fellow

The Mount Sinai Division of Emergency Ultrasound is pleased to welcome their fellow for the 2010-2011 academic year. Dr. Rob Arntfield joins Sinai from London, Ontario, Canada where he was an attending emergency physician at The University of Western Ontario.

Rob has also completed a two-year critical care medicine fellowship in addition to his EM training. Rob sees a particular role for bedside ultrasound in further uniting these two specialties. He brings advanced training in focused transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography to Sinai.

He has a strong background in ultrasound education internationally and has served as advisor and instructor with ICCU Imaging, Inc.  Among other academic pursuits this year, Rob is excited to examine possible role for transesophageal echocardiography in the ED. Beyond ultrasound, Rob has particular interests in ED-based critical care, sepsis and organ donation after cardiac death.

Rob has brought his family from the North and is grateful for the hospitality shown by his new ED colleagues and support staff at Sinai.