WINFOCUS 15th World Congress

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

Committee & Faculty

Honorary Committee

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

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

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hussain Al Rahma
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. Mahathar Abd Wahab
President
College of Emergency Physicians,
Academy of Medicine,
Emergency and Trauma Department
Kulala Lampur Hospital , Malaysia

Dr. Luca Neri
Founder and Past President, WINFOCUS
Italy

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

Dr. Miguel Montorfano
Past President, WINFOCUS
Rosario, Argentina

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

Dr. Tomi Petrovic
Past President, WINFOCUS
Paris, France

Organizing Committee

Arif Hussain, MD, FRCA, FCCP
Chair, Organizing Committee, 15th WINFOCUS World Congress – Dubai 2019
President (Elect), WINFOCUS
Head of Cardiac Critical Care
Consultant – Cardiac Anesthesia
King Abdulaziz Medical City
National Guard Health Affairs
Riyadh, KSA

Dr. Gregor Prosen
Deputy Chair, Organizing Committee
15th WINFOCUS World Congress, Dubai 2019
Founder and President – WINFOCUS Slovenia Society
Faculty of Health sciences
University of Maribor
Maribor, Slovenia

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

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

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

Dr. Mohamed Alshamsi
Consultant Emergency Medicine
Muscat, Oman

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

Dr. Deepak Govil
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. Ahmed Mobarak Humaid
Consultant Emergency Medicine
Zayed Military Hospital
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Sameh Rabie Ismail
Consultant Pediatric
Cardiac Intensive Care
National Guard Hospital
Riyadh, KSA

Mr. Davide Neri
General Manager
Winfocus Secretariat
Milano, Italy

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. Philippe Pès
President, WINFOCUS-France
Attending Physician
Education Research Emergency Ultrasound Section
coordinator for the west region in France
& WINFOCUS-France Co founding member and Treasurer
Emergency Department and
Prehospital Medical Service (SAMU 44)
University Hospital of Nantes
Nantes, France

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 Treasures and BOD member of Winfocus
Senior Economics Research Advisor
University of the Free State, South Africa, Africa

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

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

Scientific Committee

Dr. Giovanni Volpicelli
Chair, Scientific Committee, 15th WINFOCUS -Dubai 2019
Department of Emergency Medicine
San Luigi Gonzaga University Hospital
Torino, Italy

Dr. Arif Hussein
Chair, Organizing Committee, 15th WINFOCUS World Congress – Dubai 2019
President (Elect), WINFOCUS
Head of Cardiac Critical Care
Consultant – Cardiac Anesthesia
King Abdulaziz Medical City
National Guard Health Affairs
Riyadh, KSA

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

Faculty

Dr. Cecilia Acosta
Department of Anaesthesiology
Hospital Privado de Comunidad
Mar del Plata, Argentina

Dr. Masood Ahmad
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Mohammed 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. 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. Rasha Bouhumaid
Consultant Emergency Physician
Shiekh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Raoul Breitkreutz
Scientific Network SonoABCD at Emergency Department
Klinikum Frankfurt Hoechst
Academic Teaching Hospital of the University of Frankfurt
Dept. of Anaesthesiology
Vulpius Klinik, Bad Rappenau, Academic Teaching Hospital of the University
Heidelberg, Germany

Dr. Laura Conangla
Primary Care service
Barcelonès Nord i Maresme, Badalona
Catalan Health Institute
Spain

Dr. Anthony Dean
Chairmen -15th WINFOCUS
Department of Emergency Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Pennsylvania, USA

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

Dr. Giovanni Ferrari
Pneumology Unit
Mauriziano Hospital
Torino, Italy
Dr. Luna Gargani
Institute of Clinical Physiology
National Research Council
Pisa, Italy

Dr. Amy Ginsburg
Save the Children, Seattle
Washington, USA

Dr. Carmela Graci
Course Director- 15th WINFOCUS
Niguarda Hospital
Milan, Italy

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

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

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

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

Dr. Paul Mayo
Division of Pulmonary
Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Northshore/Long Island Jewish Medical Centers
Northwell Health, New Hyde Park
New York, USA

Dr. Dennis McCool
Division of Pulmonary
Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Brown Medical School, Providence,
RI, USA

Dr. Larry Melniker
Chairmen – 15th WINFOCUS
Department of Emergency Medicine
New York Methodist Hospital
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, USA

Dr. Miguel Montorfano
Course Director – 15th WINFOCUS
Department of Ultrasound
Clemente Álvarez Emergency Hospital, Rosario,
Santa Fe, Argentina

Dr. Arun Nagdev
Department of Emergency Medicine
Highland Hospital-Alameda Health System, Oakland
School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco,
California, USA

Dr. Peiman Nazerian
Department of Emergency Medicine
Careggi University Hospital
Firenze, Italy

Dr. Luca Neri
Chairmen – 15th WINFOCUS
Emergency Medicine
Lugano Hospital
Switzerland

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

Dr. Adi B. Osman
Board of Director – WINFOCUS
Course Director – 15th WINFOCUS
Chairman – WINFOCUS Malaysia & Indonesia
Consultant Emergency Physician /ED Critical Care
Head of Trauma & Emergency Department
Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh
Perak, Malaysia

Dr. Niccolò Parri
Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center
Meyer University Children’s Hospital
University of Florence
Florence, Italy

Dr. Gregor Prosen
Deputy Chair, Organizing Committee
15th WINFOCUS World Congress, Dubai 2019
Founder and President – WINFOCUS Slovenia Society
Community Health Centre Maribor
Center for Emergency medicine
Maribor, Slovenia

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

Dr. Chiara Robba
Consultant Anesthesia and Intensive Care
IRCCS San Martino
Genova, Italy

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. Annia Schreiber
Course Director – 15th WINFOCUS
Respiratory Intensive Care Unit and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit
Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri IRCCS
Pavia, Italy

Dr. Hiroshi Sekiguchi
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Minnesota, USA

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

Dr. Gabriele Via
Charimen – 15th WINFOCUS
Cardiac Anesthesia and Intensive Care
Cardiocentro Ticino
Lugano, Switzerland

Dr. Tomas Villen
Board of Director – WINFOCUS
Charimen – 15th WINFOCUS
Emergency Ultrasound Division
Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal
Madrid, Spain

Dr. Laurent Zieleskiewicz
Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Marseille,
Hôpital Nord, Service d’Anesthésie et de Réanimation
Aix-Marseille Université,
Marseille, France

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

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

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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.

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.

Venue, Accommodation and Travel

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