Will POCUS be the stethoscope of the future!?

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) uses ultrasound systems that allow quick diagnoses of medical conditions or echographic guidance of interventions. It is emerging as a reliable and valid tool in various clinical situations, such as emergency departments, intensive care units, perioperative care, general ward, and even in pre-hospital situations.

Due to the continuous technological developments there are two major trends visible which will impact POCUS and its users. On one hand, improved acquisition technologies enable acquisition of more details in focused areas of the body. Interpretation of these data, on the other hand, is getting easier and easier. This leads to smaller hardware (even the mobile phone is being used nowadays) in combination with a simplified ease of use. This means that POCUS gets more affordable and doesn’t require an extensive training and education for all applications anymore!

These developments will undoubtedly impact the daily activities of healthcare personnel, like anesthesiologists, radiologists, and nurses. This fascinating changes will go together with both legal, ethical and societal impact.

This conference is in particular meant to bridge the gap between technological developments and clinical applications and will therefore focus on the following four topics, related to the use cases in Vasculair, Cardiac, Lung, Gastric, Uterus, and others:

  • Acquisition
  • Interpretation
  • Simulation & Training
  • Medical decision making (incl. Legal, ethical and societal impact of future use)

The POCUS Conference has been accredited with 6 CME (Continuing Medical Education) credits by the following Associations:

  • Association for Anesthesiology (NVA)
  • Association for Cardiology (NVC)
  • Association for Surgery (NVvH)
  • Association for Physicians for Lung Diseases and Tuberculosis (NVALT)
  • Association for Neurosurgery (NVvN)
  • Association for Neurology (NVN)

Who should attend:

  • Medical Engineers
  • Anaesthetists
  • Emergency physicians
  • Internists
  • Pediatricians
  • Pulmonologists
  • Cardiologists
  • Intensivists
  • General practitioners
  • Surgeons
  • Physiotherapists
  • Nurses
  • Medical professionals.
  • Researchers in the field of:
    • Ultrasound
    • AI
    • Imaging
    • etc.
  • Business Development, Innovation staff, engineering, and management of
    • Hospitals
    • Medical Research Institutions
    • Hardware suppliers
    • Software Suppliers
  • Certification bodies
  • Governmental bodies
  • Legal professionals
  • Regulatory institutions
  • Investors
  • Start-Ups

We invite researchers, medical and technical professionals, and industry to present their view on this. Go to the call for paper page for registration of your submission. If you have questions about the content, please contact the scientific committee.

This conference is organized by Jakajima.