WINFOCUS is developing a project for the foundation of an “University-like” section with trans-national structure, the ‘University International Task-force for Echography and Development’, in the frame of the USCME and Primary Ultrasound programs.
Prof Richard Hoppmann, Associate Dean of South Carolina University (Columbia, SC, USA), is chairing the project.
The network plan is involving universities from USA, Brazil, Italy, Slovenia, Romania, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, India, China, Madagascar, Malaysia, South Korea, Mozambique, Lesotho. Such a task-force aims to spread global ultrasound practice throughout all the critical scenarios, backing academically WINFOCUS worldwide action, delivering recommendations and guidelines for under-graduate and post-graduate ultrasound curricula, cooperating with universities in under-served regions for an overall enhancement of their curricula and educational activity.
Such a growing network has inspired the “First World Congress on UltraSound in Medical Education”, held on April 2011, and hosted by the South Carolina University, in Columbia (SC, USA).
Ultrasound for medical students, and other affiliated sciences trainees;
Focus on basic disciplines, such as Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, and clinical components, such as Internal and Emergency Medicine, Surgery, O&G.
Residents and Specialists in ‘critical’ medical areas;
Focus on Emergency Medicine, Critical/Intensive Care, Anesthesiology, Surgery, Pediatrics, General Practice… and beyond.
USLS [UltraSound Life Support]
Ultrasound in Acute, Emergency and Critical Care, including Disaster, Tactical, Austere, Wilderness, Sport, and Air-space Medicine.
USPHC [UltraSound for Primary Health Care]
Ultrasound in General Practice (USGP) and Primary Care, including scarce-resource, rural, and remote medicine (PRIMUS, Primary Ultrasound).
ECHO-ICU [Echocardiography for Intensivists]
Echocardiography in critical and intensive care settings, including basic and advanced TTE/TOE haemodinamyc monitoring.