The Third Annual World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education was hosted at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. Co-sponsored by SUSME and WINFOCUS, the conference highlights research and innovation in ultrasound for education. Over 500 students, residents, and educators from all specialties around the world were in attendance.
Bret Nelson presented research on Mount Sinai’s experience with an integrated ultrasound curriculum for medical students.Â Scores of other schools described their experiences as well, including South Carolina, UC Irvine, Wayne State, Ohio State, A.T. Still University, and many more.
An incredibly passionate and eloquent group of medical students really made this congress special. They were integral to many hands-on training sessions, described research on ultrasound education throughout the U.S. and abroad, and gave plenary talks on the impact of ultrasound on their educational experience.
Thought leaders from around the globe shared their experiences in education and inspired attendees to return to their own institutions and build their own programs. The Ultrasound Podcast guys, Mike Mallin and Matt Dawson, hosted an Ultrasound World Cup whose production values rivaled any televised sporting event.
Medical students describe their integrated ultrasound curricula
Audience at research session
Mark Oliver, Jason Fischer and pediatric ultrasound session model
John Kendall with U Kentucky team
Resa Lewiss and Rob Reardon
Gregor Prosen and Bret Nelson
Chris Fox and Mike Mallin
Vicki Noble, Diku Mandavia and Richard Hoppmann
Chris Fox and Michael Blaivas
Gabrielle Via, Vicki Noble and Harvey Nisenbaum
Med student team guides blindfolded Mike Blaivas
David Bahner finds the vein with the help of ultrasound and his team
Mike Mallin and the World Cup trophies
Ultrasound World Cup Finals take Center Stage
University of Kentucky takes home the golden bottle of lavender-scented ultrasound gel
Those registered for the hands-on session with Bret Nelson and Victor Rao on Saturday, October 11 please view this primer prior to the workshop:
The second edition of the Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound is now available in a Japanese language edition.
The book, by Vicki Noble and Bret Nelson, has already been translated into Russian, French and Polish. However, there are still English versions available!
Tip of the hat to Dr. Blaivas who forwarded the link to this free OB GYN ultrasound ebook. The book is a PDF download. Â The authors also maintain a fairly extensive YouTube Channel that is worth a look.
Approved by the ACEP Board of Directors, June 2014
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) believes that certification by non-emergencyÂ medicine external bodies, organizations, societies or other medical specialties or upon short courseÂ completion is inadequate to demonstrate comprehensive training, knowledge, and skill in the practice ofÂ emergency ultrasound.
Emergency ultrasound comprises a set of focused applications utilized to diagnose life-threateningÂ conditions, guide invasive procedures, and treat emergency medical conditions. Both residency-basedÂ and practice-based pathways exist for emergency physicians to demonstrate competency in emergencyÂ ultrasound as detailed in the ACEP policy statement, â€œEmergency Ultrasound Guidelines.â€
Any non-emergency medicine external certification process would impede the use of this critical clinicalÂ skill and adversely affect patient care.
ACEP strongly opposes the use of any non-emergency medicine external certification process to validateÂ competency in the use of emergency ultrasound. Furthermore, any such process should not be utilizedÂ as a requirement for hospital privileges or credentialing, nor for reimbursement by accountable careÂ organizations (ACOs), managed care organizations (MCOs), the Centers for Medicare and MedicaidÂ Services (CMS) or other third-party payers.
Congratulation, Raashee, Jeremy and George,
Sinai’s team “Hertz so Good” finally made it past the first round, finishing seventh out of thirty-six teams!!
Raashee’s In-plane technique
George Blind Scanning
Jeremy providing remote telesonography guidance
Find the artifact – didn’t we just do this at the Hurst?
Jeremy shows off his medals
The sonocup evades us for one more year
For the past two years, Boston University has taken home the Sonocup.Â This year we are dedicated to at least coming a little bit closer to bringing the cup home. Hertz so Good, our sonoteam, is George Lim, Raashee Kedia and Jeremy Faust.Â Indomitable.
Except in Round one of our Mock Sonogames, where the Sonoteam answered fewer multiple choice questions correctly than the three teams that tied for first: the Endocavitary Probes, The Spice Girls and R2D2.
Round 2 brought us to the 8th floor conference room, where Amy Sanghvi, Dan Lakoff, Liz Dei Rossi, Tish Harper and Raashee Kedia had set up four hands on challenge stations.
George Lim dominating Dan Lakoff in Beat the Expert.
Aldo Gutierrez with some pericompetition in-line vascular access teaching for Jeremy Kim.
Head to Head Blinded team v-scanningÂ by Brendan Milliner (i think)
After Round 2 the Spice Girls jumped out to a big lead with 42 points.Â But the head to head competition favored the prepared.Â The Sono Team, who memorized the five articles distributed for the national sonogames competition, rocketed past all adversaries to win the grand prize of a dinner in Dallas.
Congratulations Raashee, George and @jeremyfaust.Â Now bring home the cup.