The Mount SinaiÂ DepartmentÂ of Emergency Medicine hosted its annual ultrasound CME conference on April 25.Â Faculty, fellows, nurses and PAs from a number of institutions and specialties took part in our tenth annualÂ course.
The course was directed by Bret Nelson, MD who introducedÂ ultrasound physics and machine controls, followed by lectures on assessment ofÂ airway and breathing (Jim Tsung, MD, MPH), cardiovascular ultrasoundÂ (JenniferÂ Huang, DO), trauma evaluationÂ (Phil Andrus, MD) and procedure guidance (Amy Sanghvi, MD).
After lunch an intensive hands-on session with live models, task simulators and sim cases rounded out the experience.
The first World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education has come to a close.Â The event was a great success, with excellent plenary sessions in the morning, hands-on teaching in the afternoon and southern hospitality in the evening.Â It was nice to see so many familiar faces, and although we couldn’t capture everyone, we had to record a few for posterity.
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On March 7, 2011 the Division of Emergency Ultrasound will host its annual hands-on CME course at Mount Sinai. Targeted at clinicians in emergency and critical care settings, the course consists of presentations by national faculty and plenty of hands-on scanning with live models.
Basic to advanced topics covered
Organ system-based approach to bedside ultrasound use
Faculty with international experience in ultrasound education
Diagnostic applications as well as procedure guidance covered
Both experienced sonographers and neophytes will benefit from small group sizes and an interactive course design.
WINFOCUS held the 6th world congress on Ultrasound in Emergency and Critical Care at the Policlinico Gemelli in Rome, Italy this year.Â Sinai was represented by Jim Tsung and Phil Andrus.Â The excitement included sessions devoted to development of consensus on point of care ultrasound for: vascular access and thoracic ultrasound.Â There was an also an emphasis on the use of ultrasound in resuscitation – HCMC’s Rob Reardon led a session on integration of ultrasound into Adult resucitation and Sinai’s Jim Tsung led the counterpart Pediatric session.Â The conference wrapped up with a very interesting research forum and an invitation to the next world congress in New Delhi, India.
What trip to Rome would be complete without some b-roll pics to supplement future EUS presentations?Â A colleague suggested we obtain the following image.
Can you guess the diagnosis?
Finally, our days were long at Gemelli, but we managed to get out a bit.Â We ate at Pier Luigi the first night.Â Saw U2 at the stadio olimpico on the second night.Â On the last day, Jim and I made it to Trastevere to meet up with friends at a Da Carlone for Cacio e Pepe and a Carbonara.Â Our only sightseeing for the trip was the walk home after dinner the night before we flew back.Â Arrivaderci, Roma.