WINFOCUS 14th World Congress

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14th WINFOCUS World Congress

14th Winfocus World Congress
on Ultrasound in Emergency & Critical Care


“Empowering Worldwide Healthcare
at the Speed of Sound”


Madrid (Spain)
April 12th-15th 2018

Main Contact

Tomás Villén Villegas
Member of the Board of Directors, WINFOCUS
Spain Referent

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Meliá Avenida América

Calle de Juan Ignacio Luca de Tena, 36
28027 Madrid (Spain) – Map

Letter from

Winfocus President

November 2017

Hola Friends and Colleagues,
I would like to invite you to join us for a gathering of ultrasound practitioners, educators, researchers, and enthusiasts from across the globe at the 14th WINFOCUS World Congress in Madrid April 12-15, 2018. All are welcome to attend from the novice to the expert to the curious.

Dr Tomás Villén Villegas and his team have organized state-of-the-art plenary sessions, courses and workshops taught by leaders and pioneers in point of care ultrasound, and lots of interactive sessions on the latest advances in ultrasound research and education. There will also be many opportunities for networking and making new friends who share your passion for using ultrasound to make this world a better place for all.

Madrid is one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world. Come enjoy the rich culture, the food, the sites, and the wonderful people. This is a city and a World Congress you do not want to miss.

Make plans now to join us in Madrid and be Empowered. I look forward to seeing you there.







Richard Hoppmann
WINFOCUS President

Letter from

the World Congress President

Madrid – Spain, November 21st 2017

As every year WINFOCUS, the World leader PoCUS teaching scientific society, will celebrate its World Congress, and it’s my honor and pleasure to announce that Madrid is the chosen venue for 2018. After organizing last celebration 5 years ago, we’re back in Madrid, the capital city of Spain, a current a melting pot of gastronomy, architecture and entertainment. Its privileged position in the globe allows people all over the world can come easily and rapidly to enjoy the stunning spring season.

Under PoCUS users’ point of view, celebration is more than an accurate term, since we offer the opportunity to take advantage of the most important ultrasound world-leaders conjunction of  each year. WINFOCUS unfolds everything at its disposal to ensure a top qualtity for precongress courses, workshops and plenary lectures during the Congress. This is one WINFOCUS’ essences, the ability to gather people speaking an universal language which has the power to inspire both to the new generation of users and those who are even masters. This language, over the auditive threshold, is currently extending quite fast. We did witnessed and experienced that PoCUS is an enormous game changer. The way we practice Medicine nowadays in a critical environment is totally different than the way we practiced 15 years ago and PoCUS is one of this change main contributors. But we need to work in this evolution to make PoCUS even more powerful and useful in many senses as possible: scientifically, geographically, economically… We cannot forget the inequality of current healthcare all over the globe, so PoCUS is not only an option for improving healthcare in industrialized countries but in developing ones as well. I’m privileged to work with a list of such a brilliant and important members both of Scientific and Organizing committees, to create state-of-the art contents for the plenary sessions that will for sure satisfy most of PoCUS potential topics, above mentioned.

Now it’s the time to communicate effectively new generations PoCUS current and future importance. Now it’s time to increase its available evidence. Now it’s the time to change how we teach and learn Medicine. Now it’s the to empower the worldwide healthcare (at the speed of sound). Now it’s the time for #WINFOCUS2018.

Welcome to Madrid!





Tomás Villén Villegas, MD
Winfocus 2018 World Congress President


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