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. 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
Resa Lewiss and Daniel Lichtenstein
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
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.
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!
Welcome dinner- Martin and Chris
Faculty group photo
Mike and Matt
Bret Nelson on RUSH exam
Vicki Noble on Lung imaging
If you didn’t register, you get to meet this guy!
Official course tank top
Martin and Chris highlighting the Noble-Nelson ultrasound manual
Joe Wood making efficient use of the model
The first annual Tri-State Ultrasound Fellow Conference kicked off today at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. The first day of this two-day course focused on administrative issues in ultrasound, featuring nationally recognized speakers from all around the area.
Bret Nelson from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai discussed faculty development, including:
- Creating a niche
- The educator portfolio
- Making connections
Here are a few references from the talk:
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
|EM US Director
|Politics of EUS
|Continuing Program Education
|Electronic Medical Record
|Tying it all Together
- Coding/reimbursement I (J. Resnick)
- Coding/reimbursement II (S. Hoffenberg)
- Machine purchase/maintenance (A. Dewitz)
- Archiving and QA solutions I (M. Stone)
- Archiving and QA solutions II (M. Byrne)
- The Director’s job- negotiations, pitfalls, strategies (R. Geria)
- Politics (local/national), hospital credentialing (V. Noble)
- The QA process (R. Lewiss)
- Ultrasound Education- training your faculty and yourself (J. Kendall)
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.
This 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