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SonoSweden 2014 course

At the end of January, Bret Nelson joined an incredible team of international a faculty for the largest SonoSweden course to date. Course director Christofer Muhr hosted this unique, intensive hands-on conference at the scenic Yasuragi hotel in Stockholm, Sweden. Over thirty faculty and one hundred participants took part in this three-day course.

Among the faculty were lung ultrasound pioneer Vicki Noble, Matt Dawson and Mike Mallin (creators of the Ultrasound Podscast) and others from around the globe.

Registration is not yet open for the 2015 course, but check out the SonoSweden website for a countdown timer- there were over 100 people on the waiting list for this year’s course!

ACEP 2012- Ultrasound Management Course

 

The ACEP Emergency Ultrasound Section hosted its annual Ultrasound Management Course on Sunday October 7. This year’s course was organized by Vivek Tayal, Troy Foster and Bret Nelson. Special thanks to ACEP organizers Marilyn Bromley and Julie Williams who were instrumental in putting the course together.

Almost 120 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 leaders 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, as well as your suggestions for topics for next year’s course!

Emergency Ultrasound Management Course 2012

Sunday Oct 7th 2012 Denver

Course Agenda

EM US Director M. Blaivas
Introductory Education J. Kendall
Equipment Purchase V. Noble
Hospital Credentialing R. Jones
Quality Improvements P. Hunt
Breakout session All faculty
Politics of EUS P. Sierzenski
Continuing Program Education B. Nelson
EUS Coding/Reimbursement J. Resnick
Essential Software M. Stone
Workflow Solutions M. Byrne
Electronic Medical Record V. Tayal
Machine Maintenance A. Dewitz
Tying it all Together R. Geria

 

Breakout Sessions:

  1. Coding/reimbursement I (J. Resnick)
  2. Coding/reimbursement II (S. Hoffenberg)
  3. Machine purchase/maintenance (A. Dewitz)
  4. Archiving and QA solutions I (M. Stone)
  5. Archiving and QA solutions II (M. Byrne)
  6. The Director’s job- negotiations, pitfalls, strategies (R. Geria)
  7. Politics (local/national), hospital credentialing (V. Noble)
  8. The QA process (R. Lewiss)
  9. Ultrasound Education- training your faculty and yourself (J. Kendall)

Ponte Vedra Ultrasound Course 2012

hero.inn and club 500x178 Ponte Vedra Ultrasound Course 2012We 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 Wednesday, June 20. 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.

The course is held at the beautiful and historic Ponte Vedra Inn and Club.

Please visit here for Registration information

Highlights of the four-hour course include:

  1. Cardiac ultrasound
  2. Thoracic ultrasound
  3. Ultrasound for venous access
  4. Assessment of the hypotensive patient

Faculty for this year’s course include:

  • Bret Nelson, MD, RDMS (course director)
  • Petra Duran, MD
  • Joseph Wood, MD, JD, RDMS

2012 Ultrasound CME conference

The Mount Sinai Department of Emergency Medicine hosted its annual ultrasound CME conference held on March 22 at the Stern Auditorium.

Faculty, fellows and PAs from a number of institutions took part in our eighth annual conference.

The course was directed by Bret Nelson, MD and topics included ultrasound physics (Leila PoSaw, MD, MPH) and assessment of  airway and breathing (Jim Tsung, MD, MPH), circulation (Daniel Singer, MD), disability/trauma (Phil Andrus, MD) and procedure guidance (Danny Duque, MD).

Great lectures by Sinai’s Emergency Ultrasound faculty were followed by an intensive hands-on scanning session.

AIUM 2012 Preconference

ann2012Banner 500x83 AIUM 2012 PreconferenceThis year AIUM is hosting its annual conference at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, AZ. The first offering by the Emergency and Critical Care Community of Practice was a great success. The conference proper hasn’t even started yet and the sessions have already started off with a bang.

Moderator Bret Nelson organized the session which was attended by Emergency Physicians, Intensivists, Sonographers, Perinatologists, and Primary Care physicians:

 

Point-of-care ultrasound in the evaluation and treatment of the unstable patient

  • Bret Nelson
    • Introduction- Ultrasound for airway, breathing and circulation
  •  Srikar Adhikari
    • Ultrasound assessment of airway anatomy and intubation
  • Eitan Dickman
    • Thoracic ultrasound: Beyond pneumothorax
  • Anthony Dean
    • Basic cardiac assessments
  • Chris Moore
    • Advanced cardiac assessments
  • Robert Arntfield
    • Transesophageal echo- practical utility in the critical patient
  • Rajesh Geria
    • Vascular assessment- IVC (volume assessment), aorta (AAA, dissection)
  • Betty Chang
    • Ultrasound guidance for bedside procedures
  •  Jerry Chiricolo
    • Putting it all together- ultrasound use in Resuscitation
  • All Faculty
    • Panel Discussion and wrap up

Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound Course 2012

CME2011 7 Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound Course 2012On March 22, 2012 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.

Course highlights:

  • 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.

Additional information is available on the CME Course Page, or download our Mount Sinai Ultrasound CME course brochure 2012.

Registration for the course is open!

CME2011 3 Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound Course 2012

2011 Ultrasound Management Course Faculty

ACEP 2011- Ultrasound Management Course

2011MGMTFaculty 500x333 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!

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