ACEP 2011- Ultrasound Management Course


    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!

    Emergency Ultrasound Management Course 2011

    Friday Oct 14th 2011 San Francisco

    Course Agenda

    EM US Director                M. Blaivas 

    Introductory Education        J. Kendall

    Equipment Purchase            C. Moore

    Hospital Credentialing        R. Jones

    Quality Improvements          P. Hunt

    Lunch/Breakout session #1

    Politics of EUS               P. Sierzenski

    Continuing Program Education  B. Nelson

    Reimbursement                 S. Hoffenberg

    Break/BreakOut Session #2

    Advanced Technology/Software  M. Stone

    Machine Maintenance           A. Dewitz

    Tying it all Together         R. Geria

    Breakout Session Moderators:

    • M. Stone
    • V. Noble
    • A. Dewitz
    • P. Hunt
    • V. Tayal
    • R. Lewiss
    • S. Hoffenberg
    • J. Kendall
    • C. Moore
    • P. Sierzenski
    • R. Jones
    • V. Tayal