ACEP 2011- Ultrasound Management Course

The ACEP Ultrasound Section hosted its annual Ultrasound Management Course on Friday October 14. This year’s course was organized by directors Vivek Tayal and Troy Foster and co-directors Rajesh Geria and Bret Nelson. Special thanks to ACEP organizers Marilyn Bromley and Julie Williams who were instrumental in putting the course together.

Over 125 participants registered for this full-day course which served as a whirlwind introduction to the operational aspects of emergency ultrasound. Participants interacted with each other as well as national ultrasound leader in small group breakout sessions covering topics such as quality assurance, image management systems, reimbursement issues, and others.

Faculty for the course (listed below) hailed from across the United States and brought enormous expertise to bear in their lectures and small group sessions.  We look forward to their continued involvement as the course expands. Planning has already begun for the next Ultrasound Management Course to be held at ACEP in Denver 2012!

Emergency Ultrasound Management Course 2011

Friday Oct 14th 2011 San Francisco

Course Agenda

EM US Director                M. Blaivas 

Introductory Education        J. Kendall

Equipment Purchase            C. Moore

Hospital Credentialing        R. Jones

Quality Improvements          P. Hunt

Lunch/Breakout session #1

Politics of EUS               P. Sierzenski

Continuing Program Education  B. Nelson

Reimbursement                 S. Hoffenberg

Break/BreakOut Session #2

Advanced Technology/Software  M. Stone

Machine Maintenance           A. Dewitz

Tying it all Together         R. Geria

Breakout Session Moderators:

  • M. Stone
  • V. Noble
  • A. Dewitz
  • P. Hunt
  • V. Tayal
  • R. Lewiss
  • S. Hoffenberg
  • J. Kendall
  • C. Moore
  • P. Sierzenski
  • R. Jones
  • V. Tayal