The Phlippine WINFOCUS group was initiated by the Department of Emergency Medicine of St. Luke’s Medical Center under the leadership of Dr. Reynante C. Mirano, its Chair. The group has linked with the Society of Critical and Emergency Ultrasonography (SUCCES) – Malaysia. Currently it holds Basic Ultrasound Life Support Courses (USLSL1) at least two times a year. It also works with the Philippine College of Emergency Medicine to advocate for point-of –care ultrasound use in emergency departments in the Philippines.
Research and training collaboration projects are in partnership with the Academics Committee of the Philippine College of Emergency Medicine (PCEM) and its various training institutions. The WINFOCUS Malaysia (SUCCES) is a critical partner in the development of POCUS in the Philippines.