and International Certifications
The World Interactive Network Focused On Critical UltraSound (WINFOCUS) is the world leader scientific network committed to develop Point-of-Care Ultrasound practice, research, education, technology, and networking, addressing the needs of patients, institutions, services, and communities living in out-of-hospital and in-hospital critical scenarios. Our goals:
The UltraSound Critical Management Certification (USCMC) Global Program is devoted to develop ‘Critical Ultrasound’ education, certification, credentialing, accreditation, integrating at different extents education and healthcare institutions, through post-graduate CME programs.
The network plan is involving universities and aims to spread global ultrasound practice throughout all the critical scenarios, backing academically WINFOCUS worldwide action, delivering recommendations and guidelines for undergraduate and postgraduate ultrasound curricula, cooperating with universities in underserved regions for an overall enhancement of their curricula and educational activity.
The RESearch in Critical Ultrasound and Echocardiography (RESCUE) development plan is based on two initiatives: the UltraSound Evidence-Based Medicine (USEBM) group, designed to promote critical ultrasound research projects; and the International Liasion on Critical Echocardiography and UltraSound (ILCEUS), designed to develop International recommendations and guidelines for point-of-care critical ultrasound education, clinical practice, and technology development.
The GLOBUS (Global UltraSound) world initiative aims to make essential cost-effective primary ultrasound available worldwide throughout all the communities leaving in remote and scarce-resource scenarios, consistently to the Primary Health Care concept developed by the Alma Ata Declaration and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
Winfocus Family – Mahmoud El-Barbary
Winfocus Member, Board of Directors (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – May 8th, 2017)
The WINFOCUS Family is in shock at the passing of Dr Mahmoud Elbarbary. His contributions to WINFOCUS, to Ultrasound, and to Medicine are immeasurable. The impact he has had on the lives of all who knew him are beyond words. He was a man of great character, outstanding intellect, tremendous vision, and extraordinary kindness. We and the world will miss him greatly. We want to express our deepest sympathy to his family and let them know that they are in our thoughts and prayers. We will honor and celebrate Mahmoud and the tremendous legacy he has left us and the world. Plans will be made to do so.
(Winfocus Immediate Past President)