WINFOCUS Pisa 2010

The second session of the 1st International Consensus Conference on Pleural and Lung Ultrasound was held in Pisa, Italy May 11-12.  Ultrasound leaders from across the globe were present, including Mount Sinai’s Jim Tsung. Thwarting recent Icelandic ash clouds, Dr. Tsung teleconferenced in as the the conferences’ first virtual attendee. Dr. Tsung joined notable facultyRead more

AIUM 2010- Day 3

Another beautiful sunny day. Although some people left for early flights back home, there was still some life left in the conference on Saturday. Notable events included: Sinai’s own Henrietta Rosenberg, MD, hosting a meet-the-professor session on sonography of the infant hip EM/Critical Care track session on the ultrasound evaluation of dyspnea, featuring Anthony Dean,Read more

AIUM 2010- Day 2

Another great day for the Emergency and Critical Care track. 8:15 head and neck US 9:45 Emergency and Critical Care Community of Practice meeting Michael Blaivas was at the helm as the new Chair of the EM/CC community of practice. Bret Nelson was elected the incoming Secretary, and thus took notes. Apparently poor handwriting andRead more

AIUM 2010- Day 1

Thursday was a great day for the EM/Crit Care track. Not sure what happened in the AM – I was on a plane – not on a boat – on a plane! The hands-on vascular access course was held in the afternoon.  The opening lecture covering short and long axis approaches by Jason Nomura was an excellentRead more

AIUM 2010- preconference

Michael Blaivas organized an exciting preconference course on evaluation of the acutely decompensating patient.  Bret Nelson (speaking about vascular catastrophes) and Jim Tsung (describing the nuances of this evaluation in the pediatric patient) were among those presenting. Faculty from emergency and critical care backgrounds gave cutting-edge presentations and the feedback from registrants was excellent. FacultyRead more

AIUM 2010- San Diego arrival

Lots going on at this year’s AIUM conference. Sailing into San Diego harbor (chaperoned by the US Navy!), Bret Nelson and Jim Tsung speaking at Michael Blaivas’ pre-conference course, Phil Andrus selected as AIUM’s social media maven, and more! Check in for updates of each conference day!Read more

WINFOCUS- Singapore 2010

Bret Nelson returned to Singapore this month to join the faculty for a WINFOCUS introductory ultrasound course. Over fifty registrants from all over Singapore were in attendance, representing emergency medicine, critical care, surgery, internal medicine, anesthesia, and nephrology. Many thanks to Dr. Francis Lee, course director as well as Dr. Toh Hong Chuen who organizedRead more

2010 MSSM ED Critical Care Conference

Always well received, our annual ED critical care conference is not to be missed if you are in the area.  Hope to see you there.Read more

Harvard Ultrasound Course

HMS US CME Faculty 2009Each fall, the Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Department hosts their annual Bedside Ultrasound CME course. Mount Sinai’s own Bret Nelson joined an international faculty for this year’s offering.

AAEM Ultrasound Course

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine will host its 16th annual scientific assembly from February 15-17 in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace.  An innovative pre-conference course on emergency ultrasound will be held on February 14th. If you will be attending the AAEM assembly, or consider an ultrasound course to be a good prelude to aRead more