The ACEP Ultrasound Section hosted its annual Ultrasound Management Course on Monday September 27. This year’s course was organized by director Troy Foster and co-directors Rajesh Geria and Bret Nelson. Special thanks goes out to Vivek Tayal for his mentoring, support and guidance! In addition, Marilyn Bromley and Julie Williams 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. New this year were two breakout sessions, where participants engaged in round-table discussions with national leaders. This is also the first year that we were able to provide AMA PRA category 1 CME to all those registered.

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 San Fransisco 2011!

2010 Ultrasound management Course Schedule

Registration Foster/Nelson/Geria

Welcome  Foster/Tayal

EM US Director                M. Blaivas

Introductory Education        J. Kendall

Equipment Purchase            C. Moore

Hospital Credentialing        R. Jones

Quality Improvements          P. Hunt

Politics of EUS               P. Sierzenski

Continuing Program Education  R. Lewiss

Community US Program Programs R. Geria

Advanced Technology/Software  M. Stone

Machine Maintenance           A. Dewitz

Reimbursement                 J. Resnick

Breakout Session Moderators:

  • A. Nagdev
  • V. Noble
  • B. Tillotson
  • P. Hunt
  • V. Tayal
  • R. Gaspari
  • S. Hoffenberg
  • C. Raio
  • R. Geria
  • J. Resnick
  • L. Melniker