The Emergency and Critical Care community will no doubt benefit from this new journal.Â The Critical Ultrasound Journal is the official publication of the international ultrasound group WINFOCUS (world interactive network focused on criticalÂ ultrasound) .Â It is new this year, but they are already into their third issue.Â Â Â Headed by Mike Blaivas, the pediatric and neonatology section is edited by none other than our own Jim Tsung.
We are pleased to present our annual critical care ultrasound pre-conference course at the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine symposium in Ponte Vedra, Florida on June 23. Each year this intensive, hands on course features ultrasound faculty from across the country working in small groups with live models and plenty of hands-on scanning time.
Highlights of the four-hour course include:
- Cardiac ultrasound
- Thoracic ultrasound
- Ultrasound for venous access
- Assessment of the hypotensive patient
Faculty for this year’s course include:
- Bret Nelson, MD, RDMS (course director)
- Phillip Andrus, MD
- Petra Duran, MD
- Daniel Duque, MD, RDMS
- Joe Wood, MD, JD, RDMS
This full day course on May 10th saw a packed audience of peds EM fellows from all over New York City. Hosted by the faculty of the emergency ultrasound division from Maimonides Medical Center, as well as renowned guest speakers Dr. Paul Sierzenski and our very own Dr. James Tsung.
Participants were treated to a day of informative lectures covering:
- basics in bedside ultrasound
- lung ultrasound
- cardiac ultrasound
- pediatric ultrasound (intussusception, pyloric stenosis, appendicitis)
- pelvic ultrasound
- soft tissue ultrasound
The latter part of the afternoon was spent hands-on with various cool portable ultrasound machinery and volunteer models. Of course, no full day event can be complete without food to give everyone pause for catching up and camaraderie.
The second session of the 1st International Consensus Conference on Pleural and Lung Ultrasound was held in Pisa, Italy May 11-12.Â Ultrasound leaders from across the globe were present, including Mount Sinai’s Jim Tsung. Thwarting recent Icelandic ash clouds, Dr. Tsung teleconferenced in as the the conferences’ first virtual attendee.
Dr. Tsung joined notable faculty including:
- Roberto Copetti
- Mahmoud El Barbary
- Luna Gargani
- Daniel Lichtenstein
- Gerhard Mathis
- Andrea Reissig
- Gino Soldati
- Giovanni Volpicelli
As well as other leaders in thoracic ultrasound imaging. The conference focused on establishing common nomenclature for thoracic ultrasound anatomy, a review of literature published on the topic, and presentations of research by Dr. Roberto Copetti (neonatal &Â pediatric lung ultrasound) and Jim Tsung (pediatric pneumonia and bronchiolitis).