WINFOCUS 15th World Congress

Under the patronage of
H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance, President of the Dubai Health Authority

Welcome Message

Greetings,

World Interactive Network Focused on Critical Ultrasound (WINFOCUS), a global leader in the Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) holds a yearly World Congress in different continents attracting world authorities on ultrasound from many countries. We are pleased to announce that the 15th WINFOCUS World Congress will be held in the vibrant city of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates from February 21-24, 2019. Being an exciting and easily accesible destination, we hope to see large number of attendees from all over the world. Many local and regional societies will collaborate in this event to support this educational activity for many specialties in medicine.

Our meeting offers a number of point of care ultrasound courses on emergency and critical care in different specialties, which have been highly successful and popular to prepare the practitioners to meet the growing need of ultrasound knowledge and skills in their specialties through didactic and ‘hands on’ training sessions. This year we are adding a number of new courses to meet the growing demands of ultrasound training in many specialties. In addition, speakers in our plenary sessions will bring in exciting new information on innovative techniques and technologies, teaching methodologies and research. The manufacturers of ultrasound devices have produced new probes, smart machines, ultracompact units, and many new self-learning and teaching adjuncts to the conventional machines. You will be able to try them out in the exhibits section and even order them for yourselves or your institutions. There will be an exciting and informative session on technology and artificial intelligence during the meeting.

The 15th WINFOCUS World Congress will be a global gathering of practitioners from many specialties in medicine, educators, students, nurses, doctors in training, researchers, innovators, who have embraced ultrasound as an integral part of their daily practice. This meeting offers a great inter specialty interaction and tremendous learning opportunities. Dubai has many cultural, social and entertainment opportunities for the whole family, thus, it could be a great vacation as well in the most pleasant month of the year.

We look forward to seeing you all in Dubai in February, 2019.

Regards,

Arif Hussain, MD, FRCA, FCCP
Chair, Organizing Committee, 15th WINFOCUS World Congress, Dubai 2019

Richard A. Hoppmann, M.D.
President, WINFOCUS
Founder, Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education
Dean Emeritus, University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Committees & Faculty

Honorary Committee

Dr. Bandar Al Knawy
CEO, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh
President, King Saud University for Health Sciences
Ministry of National Guard, Health Affairs
KSA

Assoc. Prof. / Dr. Hussain Al Rahma
President, International Pan-Arab Critical Care Medicine Society (IPACCMS)
Consultant Head of Directorate
Emergency and Critical Care,
Al Zahra Hospital,
Dubai, UAE

Dr. Luca Neri
EM, CCM, Anesthesia
Co-founder and Past President of WINFOCUS
EM Senior Consultant
Lugano Regional Hospital
Lugano, Switzerland

Dr. Saleh Fares
MPH, FRCPC(EM), FAAEM, FACEP
Founder and President
Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine (ESEM)
Zayed Military Hospital
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Majid Al Salamah
Consultant Emergency Medicine, KAMC-RD, MNGHA
Dean, College of Public Health and Health Informatics King Saud University for Health Sciences
Riyadh, KSA

Prof. Michael Blaivas
MBA, FACEP, FAIUM
Professor of Medicine, University of South Carolina
Chief Medical Officer, EchoNous
Redmond, Washington, USA

Dr. Miguel Montorfano
WINFOCUS Past President
WINFOCUS Latin America Coordinator
Head Ultrasound and Doppler Department
Clemente Alvarez Emergency Hospital
Rosario, Argentina

Dr. Richard A. Hoppmann
President, WINFOCUS
Founder, Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education.
Dean Emeritus, University of South Carolina School of Medicine,Columbia, USA

Dr. Mahathar Abd Wahab
President College of Emergency Physicians
Academy of Medicine,
Consultant Emergency Physician
Emergency and Trauma Department
Kulala Lampur Hospital, Malaysia.

Dr. Tomi Petrovic
Past President, WINFOCUS
Paris, France

Organizing Committee

Dr. Abdulmohsen Al Saawi
Executive Director, Quality Management
King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh,
KSA
Consultant, Emergency Medicine

Dr. Adi B. Osman
Board of Director, WINFOCUS World
Chairman – WINFOCUS Malaysia & Indonesia
Consultant Emergency Physician /ED Critical Care
Head of Trauma & Emergency Department
Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh
Perak, Malaysia

Dr. Ahmed Mobarak Humaid
Consultant Emergency Medicine,
Zayed Military Hospital
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Alberta M. Spreafico
CEO of an Agricultural Holding,Cascina Regina, Italy
International Economics Senior Researcher and
Microeconomics and Macroeconomics Teaching Assistant
Bocconi University and University of Pavia.
Milan, Italy
Elected Treasurer and BOD Member of Winfocus,
Senior Economics Research Advisor University of the Free State,South Africa , Africa

Dr. Arif Hussain
President (Elect), WINFOCUS
Head of Cardiac Critical Care
Consultant – Cardiac Anesthesia
King Abdulaziz Medical City
National Guard Health Affairs
Riyadh, KSA

Mr. Davide Neri
WINFOCUS Secretariat
Milano, Italy

Dr. Deepak Govil
MD, EDIC, FICCM, FCCM
Chairman Guidelines Committee
Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Past Vice President
Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine,
Past Vice chancellor
Indian College of Critical Care Medicine.
Director WINFOCUS Delhi ITO
Director – Critical Care
Medanta – The Medicity
Gurgaon, India

Dr. Gregor Prosen
Fellow of European board of emergency medicine
President of WINFOCUS Society Slovenia
President of Slovenian Emergency medicine Association
WINFOCUS World Society,
Member of the Board of Directors, WINFOCUS World Society,
Chair of Standardisation Committee, EUSEM,
Deputy chair of Educational Committee
Specialist of emergency medicine
Community Health Centre Maribor. University of Maribor Medical Faculty
Maribor, Slovenia

Dr. Hamad AlMadhi
Associated Executive Director of Patient Affaires &
Consultant of Pediatric Emergency Medicine in
King Saud Medical city.
Riyadh, KSA
Member in Saudi Society of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Mohamed Salim Alshamsi
MD, FRCPC(EM), FRCPC(PEM), CEDE
Consultant Emergency Medicine
Muscat, Oman

Dr. Philippe Pès
President, WINFOCUS-France
Emergency Physician
Education, Research, Emergency Ultrasound
Section coordinator for the west region
in France & WINFOCUS-France Co-founding
member and Treasurer,
Attending Physician
University Hospital of Nantes
NANTES, FRANCE

Dr. Sameh Rabie Ismail
Course Director– 15th WINFOCUS
Director of Pediatric WINFOCUS Courses in KSA Consultant Pediatric cardiac Intensive care
National Guard Hospital
Riyadh, KSA

Dr. Tomas Villen Villegas
Director of Emergency Ultrasound Division. Hospital La Paz. Madrid.Spain
Chair of Ultrasound Section of Spanish Society of Emergency Medicine, Madrid, Spain
Associated Professor. Director of Point of Care Ultrasound Curriculum. Francisco de Vitoria University. Madrid.
Member of WINFOCUS Board of Directors

Dr. Hani Hariri
MD, PhD
Director, Point of Care Ultrasound
Consultant, Adult Emergency Medicine
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

WINFOCUS UAE Chapter

Dr. Zeyad Alrais
President. WINFOCUS UAE Chapter
Local Chair, Scientific Committee
Consultant Physician Head of Critical Care Department
Rashid Hospital
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hussain Al Rahma
Local Chair, Organizing Committee
President
International Pan-Arab Critical Care
Medicine Society (IPACCMS)
President
Emirates Intesive Care Soicety (EICS)
Consultant Head of Directorate
Emergency and Critical Care,
Al Zahra Hospital
Dubai, UAE

Dr. Rasha Buhumaid
General Secretary, The Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine
Program Director
Consultant Emergency Physician
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Scientific Committee

Dr. Anthony J. Dean
Professor of Emergency Medicine and of Emergency Medicine in Radiology,
Board of Directors, WINFOCUS
Board of Directors, PURS
(Point-of care Ultrasound in Resource-limited Environments)
Director, Division of Emergency Ultrasonography
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Philadelphia, USA

Dr. Arif Hussain
President (Elect), WINFOCUS
Head of Cardiac Critical Care
Consultant – Cardiac Anesthesia
King Abdulaziz Medical City
National Guard Health Affairs
Riyadh, KSA

Dr. Bret Nelson
Chief, Division of Emergency Ultrasound
Emergency Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, USA

Dr. Carmela Graci
Vice-President, WINFOCUS(Milan, Italy)
Director of the WINFOCUS International Training Center
of Niguarda Hospital in Milan, Italy
General Secretary of the organization and international faculty
of the WINFOCUS Global UltraSound Human Development program in Brazil.

Dr. Gabriele Via
Specialist in Anesthesia and Intensive Care
Charimen – 15th WINFOCUS
Chair, WINFOCUS cardiac ultrasound Training program
Senior Consultant
Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino
Lugano, Switzerland

Dr. Giovanni Volpicelli
Director of the WINFOCUS Lung Ultrasound Group and coordinates the international program of education on lung ultrasound.
Emergency physician at San Luigi Gonzaga University Hospital in Torino, Italy
Associate Editor of the Critical Ultrasound Journal,
Previous Chairman of the scientific committee of the 1st International Consensus Conference on Lung Ultrasound
Member of the editorial board and a reviewer of international journals in the field of emergency medicine and emergency ultrasound
Author of chapters in international books of emergency medicine and emergency ultrasound

Dr. Larry Melniker
Vice Chair for Quality Management
Department of Emergency Medicine
New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
New York, USA

Dr. Richard A. Hoppmann
President, WINFOCUS
Founder, Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education.
Dean Emeritus, University of South Carolina School of Medicine,Columbia, USA

Prof. Ramon Nogue
Course Director & Chairmen – 15th WINFOCUS
President WINFOCUS Iberica.
President, WINFOCUS World Congress – Barcelona 2012
Professor Emergency Medicine
Hospital Universitario Santa Maria.
Lleida, Spain.

Dr. Vicki Noble
Board of Director – WINFOCUS
Charimen – 15th WINFOCUS
Department of Emergency Medicine
University Hospitals
Cleveland Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland,
Ohio, USA

Faculty

Dr. Abdelraouf Jijeh
Consultant Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Intensive Care
King Abdulaziz Cardiac Center, Ministry of National Guard
Riyadh, KSA

Dr. Adi B. Osman
Board of Director, WINFOCUS World
Chairman – WINFOCUS Malaysia & Indonesia
Consultant Emergency Physician /ED Critical Care
Head of Trauma & Emergency Department
Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh
Perak, Malaysia

Dr. Amar Salti
President of Gulf Pin society
Chairman of NYSORA Middle East
Consultant Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Sheikh Khalifa Medical city
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Amy Ginsburg
Senior Advisor
International Programs
Save the Children, Seattle
Washington, USA

Dr. Andrej Bergauer
Specialist of General surgery
MD, Consultant physician
University Medical Centre Maribor
Maribor, Slovenia

Dr. Annia Schreiber
Specialized in Respiratory Medicin
Research Fellow
Department of Medicine
Division of Respirology and Critical Care
University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, ON, Canada

Dr. Annie Rominger
MD, MPH, MSc
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Global Health
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY USA

Dr. Anthony J. Dean
Professor of Emergency Medicine and of Emergency Medicine in Radiology,
Board of Directors, WINFOCUS
Board of Directors, PURS
(Point-of care Ultrasound in Resource-limited Environments)
Director, Division of Emergency Ultrasonography
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Philadelphia, USA

Dr. Arif Hussain
Chair, Organizing Committee, 15th WINFOCUS World Congress – Dubai 2019
President (Elect), WINFOCUS
Head of Cardiac Critical Care
Consultant – Cardiac Anesthesia
King Abdulaziz Cardiac Center
Riyadh, KSA

Dr. Ashraf Al Tayar
Elected Middle East Representative ESICM
Director of Critical care ultrasonography course
Eastern Province, KSA
Consultant Intensivist, Head of ICU Department
Security Forces Hospital,
Dammam, KSA

Dr. Azma Haryati Ahmad
WINFOCUS Fellow of Critical Care
and Emergency Ultrasound
Emergency Physician
Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun,
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Dr. Bret Nelson
Chief, Division of Emergency Ultrasound
Emergency Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, USA

Dr. Caibao Hu
President,WINFOCUS-China
Founder of Chinese College of Critical Ultrasound
President of Chinese College of Critical Ultrasound
Chairman of the Division of Critical Ultrasound Society of Ultrasonics,China Medicine Education Association
Department of Critical Care Medicine,Zhejiang Hospital,Hangzhou,China
Section Editor,Journal of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Carl Hallgren
Specialist/ Consultant Anesthesia
and Intensive Care
Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Gothenburg, Sweden

Dr. Carmela Graci
Vice-President, WINFOCUS(Milan, Italy) –
Director of the WINFOCUS International Training Center of Niguarda Hospital in Milan, Italy
General Secretary of the organization and international faculty of the WINFOCUS Global UltraSound Human Development program in Brazil.

Dr. Cecilia Acosta
Physician, Consultant in Anesthesiology
Anesthesiologist
Private Community Hospital
Mar del Plata, Argentina

Prof. Frank A Rasulo
Associate Professor in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
Director of the Specialization School in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Brescia
Head of NeuroCritical Care,
Division of Anesthesiology,
Intensive Care & Emergency Medicine
University of Brescia at Spedali Civili Hospital
Brescia, Italy

Dr. David Riley
MD, MSc, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RPVI, RMSK
Attending EM Physician
ABEM EM Residency Trained Emergency Physician
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Columbia University Vagelos
College of Physicians & Surgeons
Director of Emergency Medicine Ultrasonography Research
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
New York City, USA

Mr. Davide Neri
General Manager
Winfocus Secretariat
Milano, Italy

Dr. Deborah Huang
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician
Emergency Ultrasound Fellow
Assistant Professor
Emergency Medicine Augusta University
Augusta, Georgia, USA

Dr. Deepak Govil
MD, EDIC, FICCM, FCCM
Chairman Guidelines Committee
Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Past Vice President
Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine,
Past Vice chancellor
Indian College of Critical Care Medicine.
Director WINFOCUS Delhi ITO
Director – Critical Care
Medanta – The Medicity
Gurgaon, India

Dr. Diego Martin Barca
Surgeon
Treasurer of Sociedad Argentina De
Ultrasonografia En Medicina Y Biologia
Director of Emergency Ultrasound
Course Saumb
Instituto Argentino Del Diagnostico
Y Tratamiento
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dr. Elmo Pereira Jr.
Attending Physician, ICU – Hospital Copa Star
Member, WINFOCUS Board of Directors 2015-2018
Member, Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education (SUSME)
Member, Brazilian Association of Medical Education
Member, Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)
Coordinator, WINFOCUS Rio de Janeiro
Director, Rio Ensino Médico Ltda.

Dr. Farina Mohd Salleh
BSC (Medicine) MBBS, Australia
Treasurer, Society of Critical & Emergency Sonography Malaysia
Director of Quality, National Heart Institute, Malaysia
Manager & Consultant Emergency Physician
National Heart Institute
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr. Farooq Umar Pasha
MBBS, FRCEM (UK)
MRCEM (UK), MRCS A&E (SCT), Dip USS
Consultant Adult &
Paediatric Emergency Medicine
Director & Asst Professor
Alfaisal Medical University
Riyadh, KSA

Dr. Felipe Teran
Director of the Resuscitative Ultrasound and
Transesophageal Echocardiography Program,
Center for Resuscitation Science,
University of Pennsylvania.
Founder of the Resuscitative TEE Project
Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, USA

Prof. Fikri M. Abu-Zidan
MD, FACS, FRCS (Glasg), PhD, Dip Applied Statistics
Chair, UAEU Human Research Ethics Committee
Head, Trauma Research Group
Professor of Surgery
United Arab Emirates University
Al-Ain, UAE

Dr. Foong Kit Weng
Consultant Anaesthesiologist and Intensivist
Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun
Ipoh, Perak,MALAYSIA

Dr. Francesco Caronni
Specialized in Intensive Care Medicine and Internal Medicine
Specialized in Abdominal Ultrasound and POCUS (Swiss Society of Ultrasound in Medicine SGUM)
Senoir Consultant in Intensive Care Unit, Lugano and Mendrisio
Member of WINFOCUS World of Directors since 2015
Director of Lugano International Training Center for Critical Ultrasound (Switzerland) Current
Senior Consultant
Ospedale Regionale di Lugano e Ospedale Regionale di Mendrisio
Lugano, Switzerland

Dr. Gabriele Via
Specialist in Anesthesia and Intensive Care
Chair, WINFOCUS cardiac ultrasound Training program
Senior Consultant
Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino
Lugano, Switzerland

Dr. Giovanni Ferrari
MD, Specialist in Respiratory diseases
Respiratory physician
Ospedale Mauriziano – Umberto I
Torino, Italy

Dr. Giovanni Volpicelli
Director of the WINFOCUS Lung Ultrasound Group and coordinates the international program of education on lung ultrasound.
Emergency physician at San Luigi Gonzaga University Hospital in Torino, Italy
Associate Editor of the Critical Ultrasound Journal,
Previous Chairman of the scientific committee of the 1st International Consensus Conference on Lung Ultrasound
Member of the editorial board and a reviewer of international journals in the field of emergency medicine and emergency ultrasound
Author of chapters in international books of emergency medicine and emergency ultrasound

Dr. Gregor Prosen
Fellow of European board of emergency medicine
President of WINFOCUS Society Slovenia
President of Slovenian Emergency medicine Association
WINFOCUS World Society,
Member of the Board of Directors, WINFOCUS World Society,
Chair of Standardisation Committee, EUSEM,
Deputy chair of Educational Committee
Specialist of emergency medicine
Community Health Centre Maribor. University of Maribor Medical Faculty
Maribor, Slovenia

Dr. Hamad Almadhi
RDMS; MD; MBBS/ Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Associated Executive Director of Patient Affaires
Consultant of Pediatric Emergency Medicine &
Associated Executive Director of Patient Affaires
King Saud Medical city
Riyadh, KSA

Dr. Hani Hariri
MD, PhD
Director, Point of Care Ultrasound
Consultant, Adult Emergency Medicine
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Dr Jan Poelaert
Chair Dept Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Acute and Chronic Pain Therapy
UZ Brussel
Laarbeeklaan, Brussel, Belgium

Dr. Jenny Mladenovic
MD, MBA, MACP
Past President, SUSME
Boca Raton Florida, USA

Prof. Jose Pazeli
MD Especialized on Nephrology and Intensive Care
Board of Directors of WINFOCUS
Director of WINFOCUS- Brasil
Prof of Internal Medicine
Barbacena’s School of Medicine
Coordinator of the Intensive Care Unit on Barbacena’s Santa Casa Intensive Care Unit
Barbacena, Brazil

Dr. Julina Md Noor
MBBCh (Wales), MMed Emerg Med (Malaya)
Emergency Physician, Fellowship in Critical and Emergency Ultrasound (Harvard)
Secretary, Society of Critical & Emergency Sonography Malaysia
Council member, College of Emergency Physicians Malaysia
Medical Lecturer Emergency Medicine, Emergency Physician
Universiti Teknologi MARA & Hospital Sg Buloh
Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Kamran Khan
FRCA, FAcadMED, MMedED
Physician Director for Patient Safety,
Central Health, NL, Canada
Consultant Anesthesiologist and
Clinical Assistant Professor
James Paton Memorial Hospital,
Central Health, NL, Canada
Gander, Canada

Dr. Keith Barron
Course Director & Chairmen – 15th WINFOCUS
Director, Primary Care Ultrasound Fellowship
Director, Internal Medicine Ultrasound
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Palmetto Health-University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia,
South Carolina, USA.

Dr. Khalid Al Rajhi
Board Certified in Emergency Medicine
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Fellowship training in Emergency Ultrasound
Ottawa Hospital, Canada
Founder and current chair of the Ultrasound Section
Saudi Society of Emergency Medicine (SASEM).
Consultant / Asst. Professor Emergency Medicine
King Abdulaziz Medical City
Riyadh, KSA

Dr. Laila Hussein
MBBS, Arab Board in EM, EBEEM,
PGDip Medical Ultrasound,
Director of Ultrasound EM
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Mafraq Hospital
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Larry Melniker
Vice Chair for Quality Management
Department of Emergency Medicine
New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
New York, USA

Dr. Laura A. Hurtado
Ultrasound Specialist
LATF (Latin American Task Force)
Member APCA INTELEOS
Medical sonographer
Hospital Municipal Dr. Héctor Cura Olavarría .
Hospital Municipal Dr Angel Pintos Azul
ESCS School of Medicine UNICEN
Olavarría -Azul, Argentina

Dr. Laurent Zieleskiewicz
Anesthesiologist/ Intensivist
Anesthesiology and intensive care medicine
North Hospital Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Marseille
Marseille, France

Dr. Luca Neri
EM, CCM, Anesthesia
Co-founder and Past President of WINFOCUS
EM Senior Consultant
Lugano Regional Hospital
Lugano, Switzerland

Dr. Luciano Cardinale
Radiodiagnostic Imaging
AOU S. Luigi Gonzaga Hospital
Orbassano- Turin, Italy

Dr. Luna Gargani
Cardiologist, Researcher
Chair of the TTE Certification
Sub-Committee of the European
Association of Cardiovascular
Imaging Researcher
National Research Council
Pisa, Italy

Dr. Lydia Kuhn
Ultrasound Fellowship
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Internal Medicine Hospitalist
Augusta University at Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, USA

Dr. Magali Gauthey
Pediatrician, Pediatric
Emergency Medicine, POCUS
Co-Head Pediatric Emergency Division
and Pediatric Division
Hopital de la Tour, La Tour Medical Group
Meyrin, Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. Majid Al Salamah
Consultant Emergency Medicine, KAMC-RD, MNGHA
Dean, College of Public Health and Health Informatics King Saud University for Health Sciences
Riyadh, KSA

Dr. Marco Vinicio Umaña Ramírez
Specialist in Emergency Medicine, Fellowship in
emergency ultrasound
Treasure in Costarican Emergency Medicine Asociation.
Clinical Chief of Emergency Department
RafaeL Angel Calderon Guardia Hospital
San José, Costa Rica

Dr. Masood Ahmad MBBS, FRCA
Ex. Assistant Professor
Dalhousie University, Halifax Canada
Ex Instructor in Anesthesiology. Washington University, St Louis, USA
Ex Consultant Anaesthetist NHS LONDON
Consultant Anaesthetist
Mafraq Hospital
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Michael Blaivas
MD, MBA, FACEP, FAIUM
Affiliate Professor of Medicine
University of South Carolina
School of Medicine
Board Member, World Federation of
Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology
Past President, Society of Ultrasound in
Medical Education
Past Vice President, American Institute of
Ultrasound in Medicine
Past President, WINFOCUS
Past Chair ACEP Ultrasound Section
Deputy Editor, Journal of
Ultrasound in Medicine
Board Member, Journal of
Clinical Ultrasound
Department of Emergency Medicine
St. Francis Hospital
Columbus, Georgia

Dr. Miguel Montorfano
WINFOCUS Past President
WINFOCUS Latin America Coordinator
Head Ultrasound and Doppler Department
Clemente Alvarez Emergency Hospital
Rosario, Argentina

Dr. Mohamed Soliman
MBBCh, MSc, MRCPCH, MRCPE, MRCPSG, EPIC
European Board Certified NICU/PICU Specialist
SCCM POCUS/PFCCS Instructor
Specialist Neonatology/Paediatrics
Oasis Hospital, Ain, UAE

Dr. Mohamed Kabbani
American Board diplomat in Pediatric &
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Consultant Pediatric Cardiac ICU
Associate Professor-Joint Appointment
King Saud Bin AbdulAziz University for Health Sciences
Consultant Pediatric Cardiac ICU
King Abdulaziz Medical city
Riyadh, KSA

Dr. Mohamed Salim Alshamsi
MD, FRCPC(EM), FRCPC(PEM), CEDE
Consultant Emergency Medicine
Muscat, Oman

Dr. Mohammed Khulaif Al Harbi
Canadian board Of Anesthesia
Regional Anesthesia fellowship
University of OTTAWA, Canada.
Chairman Anesthesia Department
Consultant Anesthesiologist
King Abdulaziz Medical City Riyadh
Riyadh, KSA

Dr. Niccolò Parri
Paediatric Emergency Medicine
Chair, Paediatric section European Society for Emergency Medicine (EUSEM)
Responsible Florence POCUS group
Physician lead for POCUS
Department of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center
Meyer University Children’s Hospital
Florence, Italy

Dr. Peiman Nazerian
Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine
Vice Director
Careggi University Hospital
Florence, Italy

Dr. Philippe Pès
President, WINFOCUS-France
Emergency Physician
Education, Research, Emergency Ultrasound
Section coordinator for the west region
in France & WINFOCUS-France Co-founding
member and Treasurer,
Attending Physician
University Hospital of Nantes
NANTES, FRANCE

Dr. Pierre-Yves Lequeux
Consultant Anesthetist
Mafraq Hospital
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Rajesh Sharma
Consultant Physician
Neonatology and Respiratory – CMO
Corniche Hospital
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Prof. Ramon Nogue
President WINFOCUS Iberica.
President, WINFOCUS World Congress – Barcelona 2012
Professor Emergency Medicine
Hospital Universitario Santa Maria.
Lleida, Spain.

Dr. Ramzuzaman Ismail
Masters in Medicine (Emergency)
Head of DEepartment
Emergency Physician
Hospital Rja Permaisuri Bainun
Ipoh, Malaysia

Dr. Raoul Breitkreutz
Attending Physician and Anaesthesiologist
Vulpius Klinik and University of Oekonomy
& Management (FOM)
Bad Rappenau and Frankfurt a.m. Germany

Dr. Rasha Buhumaid
Emergency Medicine
General Secretary Emirates society of Emergency Medicine
Consultant emergency physician,
Shiekh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Campo Linares
Family Physician
Regional (Castilla La Mancha) coordinator spanish Emergency ultrasound group (EcoSemes)
Member Ciudad Real primary care
ultrasound Group
Emergency Physician
Santa Bárbara Hospital
Puertollano (Ciudad Real), Spain

Dr. Richard A. Hoppmann
President, WINFOCUS
Founder, Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education.
Dean Emeritus, University of South Carolina School of Medicine,Columbia, USA

Mr. Robert Haddad
RDCS, RVT
Director of Ultrasound Education
and Ultrasound Institute Faculty
Director of Ultrasound Education
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Dr. Rock Young Ha
Emergency Medicine
President of Society of Emergency and Critical Care Imaging
Emergency physician
Emergency Department
Bundang Jesaeng Hospital
Seongnam, South Korea

Dr. Sameh Rabie Ismail
Director of Pediatric WINFOCUS Courses in KSA Consultant Pediatric cardiac Intensive care
National Guard Hospital
Riyadh, KSA

Dr. Shahridan Fathil
MBBS (Malaya) FRCA (England)
Immediate Past President, Winfocus Malaysia
Consultant Anaesthesiologist
Gleneagles Medini Hospital
Iskandar Puteri, Johor, Malaysia

Dr. Shaik Farid Abdull Wahab
MMed (Emergency), Ultrasound Fellow (MGH-Harvard)
President of Society of Critical and Emergency Sonography (SUCCES) Malaysia.
Director, Emergency and Critical Care Unit Fellowship Program,
Council Member, College of Emergency Physician, Malaysia
Consultant Emergency Physician
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia

Dr. Stefania Ianniello
Emergency Radiology Italian Counselor
of Italian Scientific Society SIRM
Medical Supervisor of
Emergency Radiology
San Camillo Hospital, Rome
Rome, Italy

Dr. Stefano Geniere Nigra
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Consultant
Trauma Center “M. Bufalini”
Cesena, Italy

Dr. Stephanie Doniger
Course Director & Chairmen – 15th WINFOCUS
Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia
Pennsylvania, USA

Dr. Tomas Villen
Chair of Ultrasound Workgroup of Spanish Society of Emergency Medicine
Vice-President of WINFOCUS Spain
Director of POCUS Curriculum
Emergency Physician / Assistant Professor
Hospital Universitario La Paz / Francisco de Vitoria University
Madrid, SPAIN

Dr. Vicki Noble
Board of Director – WINFOCUS
Chairmen – 15th WINFOCUS
Department of Emergency Medicine
University Hospitals
Cleveland Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland,
Ohio, USA

Dr. Walter “Ted” Kuhn
Emergency Medicine
Tropical Medicine, RDMS
Co-director of the Ultrasound Fellowship
Fellow of the American Society of
Tropical Medicine and Hygiene,
Fellow of the American
College of Emergency
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Medical College of Georgia
Children’s Hospital of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia, USA

David C. Mackenzie, MDCM, FRCPC
Co-Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Maine Medical Center
Portland ME USA
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Tufts University
Boston MA USA

Ahmed Tarek Youssef Aboul-Kheir
MD Critical Care, EDIC,
Regional Faculty ACLS,
Senior Specialist Surgical ICU,
Trauma Center, Rashid Hospital,
Dubai, UAE

Andrea Clelia Zocco
Senior Intensive Care Specialist
Rashid Hospital Trauma Centre
Dubai, UAE

Ms. Vaishali Kamat
Masters in Electrical Engineering
Global Head of Digital Portfolio
Primary Care Ultrasound
GE Healthcare
Bangalore, India

Dr Arif Alper Cevik
Emergency Medicine
Founder, iEM Education Project
Faculty of Internal Medicine
UAEU College of Medicine and Health Science
Al Ain, UAE

Scientific Programme

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Abstract Submission

Language
All abstracts must be submitted in English using the online submission form on the 15th WINFOCUS website

General conditions

      1. Abstracts are required for all presentations.
      2. Abstracts must be submitted maximum by 14th January, 2019 (23:59 GMT)
      3. Abstracts must be submitted in English.
      4. Withdrawal of abstracts can only be accepted if notified in writing. It is possible to withdraw an abstract 14 days after notification on acceptance.
      5. If selected, it is the responsibility of the presenter to bear his travel and accommodation expenses.

Presenting Author and Registration

    1. Please verify that your email address (submitter and presenting author) is correct as it will be used for contacting you after the review process.
    2. Disclosure: Abstract submitter and presenter are required to disclose any conflict of interest
    3. Ensure that all co-authors approve the abstract submission, publication, and potential presentation.
    4. All presenters should be registered to the Congress before 1st February, 2019
    5. Abstract submitters must consent to the Policies of Abstract Submission
    6. Scientific committee reserves the right to exclude any abstract from the scientific program that is not followed by a participant registration at the latest 14 days after notification on acceptance

Contents of your abstract

  1. Original works and Case Reports about Critical Ultrasound / Point of Care Ultrasound will be accepted.
  2. The abstract text body is limited to 3,000 characters (Approx. 500 words) including spaces. (Please do not include the title and the author’s information in the text body (names and affiliations), this information will be required in the web form)
  3. The title should be as brief as possible but long enough to clearly indicate the nature of the study. Write the abstract title in CAPITAL LETTERS. No full stop at the end.
  4. There are no limitations on the number of abstracts that an individual can submit. However, one individual can only present a maximum of 2 abstract (independent of the format) during the entire Congress. If you have more than 2 abstracts accepted, you will be obliged to identify alternate presenters for any abstract above the first two.
  5. The abstract must include the following:
   Aim: Clearly state the purpose of the abstract.
   Methods: Describe your selection of observations or experimental subjects clearly.
   Results: Present your results in a logical sequence in text, table and illustrations.
   Conclusions: Emphasize new and important aspects of the study (perhaps as a discussion section) and the conclusions that are drawn from them.
  6. All abbreviations must be defined in first use.
  7. No identifying features such as names of authors, hospitals, medical schools, clinics or cities may be listed in the title or abstract text, as a “blind” review process will be used. You will be asked to enter the name(s) of author(s) and their institution(s), when you submit your abstract online
  8. Statements such as “results will be discussed” or “data will be presented” cannot be accepted.
  9. Use of brand names for all references to products or companies, generic names must be used. The brand name can be inserted as a reference at the bottom of the abstract page. Papers containing brand names/company names in the abstract text (i.e. not in a reference at the bottom of the page) may be rejected for this reason only. Congress scientific committee reserves the right to replace any brand name with a generic name without further notice.
  10. Images that are uploaded to follow the abstract are not guaranteed inclusion in the Congress materials.

Language
All abstracts must be submitted in English using the online submission form on the 15th WINFOCUS website

General conditions

      1. Abstracts are required for all presentations.
      2. Abstracts must be submitted maximum by 14th January, 2019 (23:59 GMT)
      3. Abstracts must be submitted in English.
      4. Withdrawal of abstracts can only be accepted if notified in writing. It is possible to withdraw an abstract 14 days after notification on acceptance.
      5. If selected, it is the responsibility of the presenter to bear his travel and accommodation expenses.

Presenting Author and Registration

    1. Please verify that your email address (submitter and presenting author) is correct as it will be used for contacting you after the review process.
    2. Disclosure: Abstract submitter and presenter are required to disclose any conflict of interest
    3. Ensure that all co-authors approve the abstract submission, publication, and potential presentation.
    4. All presenters should be registered to the Congress before 1st February, 2019
    5. Abstract submitters must consent to the Policies of Abstract Submission
    6. Scientific committee reserves the right to exclude any abstract from the scientific program that is not followed by a participant registration at the latest 14 days after notification on acceptance

Reviewing

  1. WINFOCUS scientific committee will review the abstract.
  2. All abstracts must be submitted in English only before 14th January, 2019 through the Congress abstract submission website.
  3. Abstracts received after this deadline will not be accepted for inclusion in the Congress (Selected abstracts will be published in the Critical Ultrasound Journal)
  4. The Scientific Committee will communicate accepted abstracts and the chosen format (e-poster/oral communication) that should be presented only in English by 25th January, 2019.
  5. It is the responsibility of all investigators that all studies are performed with respect to national legislation, international legislation and ethical guidelines both with regards to humans and animals. Congress Scientific Committee reserves the right to reject any submitted abstract that is believed to violate these principles
  6. Abstracts cannot be changed or withdrawn after 14th January, 2019. Once the abstract has been scored by reviewers, no change in the body of the abstract will be accepted.

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