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2015 Peds Ultrasound CME course

Over forty participants joined Sinai faculty Jim Tsung, Ee Tay, Bret Nelson, Joshua Guttman, Jacob Goertz, Turan Saul, Jenny Sanders, Kimberly Kahne, Michelle Vazquez, Joe Sorravit, and Rupi Mudan. Course Directors Ee Tay and Joshua Guttman organized great didactic content and lost of hands-on training (HOT) with pediatric models.

Participants from many pediatric and acute care specialties attended. They left with greater scanning skills, reduced reliance on CT scans, a multi-tool, and one lucky winner received Kaushal Shah’s new junior medical detective book, My Tummy Hurts

Our next hands-on ultrasound course will be in Ponte Vedra, Florida on June 17 at the Clinical Decision Making conference.


2014 Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound CME Course

The Mount Sinai Department of Emergency Medicine hosted its annual ultrasound CME conference on April 25. Faculty, fellows, nurses and PAs from a number of institutions and specialties took part in our tenth annual course.

The course was directed by Bret Nelson, MD who introduced ultrasound physics and machine controls, followed by lectures on assessment of  airway and breathing (Jim Tsung, MD, MPH), cardiovascular ultrasound (Jennifer Huang, DO), trauma evaluation (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.

Faculty group photo

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

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 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