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October 23-25, 2013
Tokyo International Forum
Tohru Aruga, M.D.
Showa University School of Medicine
President of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine (JAAM)
The Japanese Association for Acute Medicine (JAAM)
The Japanese Society for Emergency Medicine (JSEM)
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan
c/o Japan Convention Services, Inc.
Keihanshin Yodoyabashi Bldg.2F,
4-4-7 Imabashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 541-0042, Japan
Tel: +81-6-6221-5933 - Fax: +81-6-6221-5938
Come to discover critical ultrasound by joining our meeting. It will provide exciting courses applicable rapidly in routine medical practice, run by a worldwide cutting-the-edge faculty, covering the hottest topics in global patients’ clinic-ecographic approach. And plenary sessions will develop the international consensus conferences and up-to-date knowledge on practical applications of Critical Ultrasound.
Esperamos que vengan a descubrir la ecografía crítica formando parte de nuestro Congreso. Se ofrecen cursos interesantes para una rápida aplicación en la práctica médica habitual, a cargo de profesores de vanguardia procedentes de todo el mundo, que abarcan los temas más novedosos en el enfoque clinico-ecográfico global de los pacientes. En las sesiones plenarias se desarrollarán conferencias
de consenso internacional y puesta al día de los conocimientos sobre las aplicaciones prácticas de la ecografía crítica.
3-6 October 2012, Antalya - Turkey
The EuSEM 2012 Congress targets all Emergency Medicine professionals and includes those engaged in pre-hospital, in-hospital or inter-hospital emergency medicine care and disaster medicine planning as well as those undertaking Emergency Medicine training and research. We promise you an exciting scientific programme covering all the major topics in Emergency Medicine.
Join the faculty of the Instituto de Medicina Tropical, Alexander von Humboldt, Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru; the Center of Operational Medicine, Section of Clinical Ultrasound, Georgia Health Sciences University; and the University of Pavia, Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, IRCCS S. Matteo Hospital Foundation as they co-host the first Clinical Ultrasound in Tropical Infectious Diseases course in Lima, Peru, October 21-26, 2012.
Providers with experience and/or a special interest in clinical tropical medicine or infectious disease with ultrasound experience are invited to attend.
This unique course, endorsed by Winfocus, consists of lectures, demonstrations, and small-group clinical rounds for live ultrasound scanning.
This document reflects the overall results of the first consensus conference on "point-of-care" lung ultrasound. Statements were discussed and elaborated by experts who published the vast majority of papers on clinical use of lung ultrasound in the last 20 years. Recommendations were produced to guide implementation, development, and standardization of lung ultrasound in all relevant settings around the globe. Updates will occur at least every 4 years or whenever significant major changes in evidence appear.
The corresponding author formally requested for declaration of possible conflict of interest from each of the ILC- LUS member. All the members declared no conflict of interest.
WINFOCUS organization endorsed the role of main promoter and facilitator. It has supported the development of these guidelines and recommendations by providing the infrastructure and logistics for the process. The funds invested by WINFOCUS on this process were pooled from unconditioned donations to WINFOCUS from multiple resources including commercial and industrial funding. The organization could use these pooled funds at its discretion, either for guideline development or for any other purpose. By having the role of main promoter and facilitator, WINFOCUS organization was able to assure working and scientific independency to the members of the panel. All sessions have been controlled continuously for avoiding external influence. Thereby, no attempt of commercial or industrial interference and no information leakage have been noticed or reported.
No direct sponsorship of any kind has been provided by any kind of commercial or industrial source. No honorarium has been given to any of the panel members.
NOTES on UPCOMING ICCs:
- The results of the 1st ICC on US-guided Vascular Access are currently under submission for final review and editing. Publication is expected by the next 3 months.
- The 1st ICC on Focused Cardiac Ultrasound, gathering dozens of experts from all over the world has just started in New Delhi, on November 2011. Results are expected to be announced on late October, in Barcelona (Spain), at WINFOCUS 2012.
- On October 2012, Winfocus has planned to endorse the first voting session of the 1st ICC on Trauma Critical Ultrasound, which will be incorporating the results of the previous ICCs, and extend evidence and consensus profiling to all the relevant ABCDE and Head-to-Toes ultrasound applications in trauma care, through intra and extra-hospital scenarios. The first meeting will be followed by other regional and international sessions, to achieve all the goals by March 2014. On March 21st, a preliminary organizational meeting will be held at the Baltimore Shock Trauma Center.
officers are going to present their global actions and innovations at the INFOPOVERTY 2012
conference, to be held at UN Headquarter in NYC, on March 22-23, 2012
The conference is promoted by the UN agency 'OCCAM' [The Observatory for Cultural and Audiovisual Communication in the Mediterranean and in the World, www.occam.org], a non-governamental organization founded in 1997 in Milan, under the auspices of UNESCO, associated to the UN Department of Public Information, and acknowledged with a special consultative status within the UN ECOSOC. The initiative is aiming to enhance a global sustainable development by the incorporation of appropriate low cost high technology innovations into daily rural life and Primary Health Care, according the Millennium Development Goals.
WINFOCUS and OCCAM, within the UN Infopoverty Program (www.infopoverty.net), have jointly run programs and missions in Brazil, Nicaragua, Lesotho, Mozambique, Madagascar, Rwanda, India. See relevant videos on such a global action throughout the world in the Global Ultrasound Playlist and Albums.
UNITED NATIONS Partnership: Winfocus has formally presented its vision and projects in the 2007 UN High Segment ECOSOC Meeting, on July 2, 2007 (UN Palace - Geneve, Switzerland) and in the UN Connect Africa Summit, on October 28-30, 2007 (Kigali, Rwanda).
As from 2008, WINFOCUS presented several ongoing best practices during the World Infopoverty conferences and round tables dedicated to the impact of e-technologies on the Millennium Development Goals at UN Headquarters (New York City, NYC, USA):
8th Infopoverty World Conference - April 16-18, 2008
Low Cost - Smart Technologies to Fight Poverty and Save the Planet
9th Infopoverty World Conference - March 18-21, 2009
ICT’s Good Use, Abuse, Refuse towards the Millennium Development Goals
[Session: Rural Development]10th Infopoverty World Conference - March 18-19, 2010
How the Digital Revolution can defeat poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals
[Session: How ICTs can accelerate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals]11th Infopoverty World Conference - March 24-25, 2011
E-services: the new paradigm for development and the achievement of the MDGs
[Session: Nations building prosperity]On March 22-23, 2012, Winfocus will participate to the 12th Infopoverty World Conference dedicated to the topic: "Who drives the digital revolution? Development through Innovation". During the session "Promoting health for all through new technologies", Winfocus will present its cutting-edge new experiences through Brazil, Nicaragua and India.
On May 26, 2009, our faculty showed last technology and educational developments also at the Joint GAID/CSTD/ITU/WHO Panels (CSTD-12), held at Geneve UN Palace - Geneve, Switzerland), during the sessions dedicated to 'Mobile Technology, Convergence and Social Networking Tools for Development' and 'Poverty Alleviation and on Delivering Innovation in Global Public Health'.
On July 6-9, 2009 (UN Palace - Geneve, Switzerland), during the most recent ECOSOC Meeting dedicated to health care technology and development, Winfocus presented the ongoing programs in Madagascar and Mozambique.
In occasion of the 14th Session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development - May 26, 2011, focused on "Mobile Technology, Convergence and Social Networking Tools for Development and Poverty Alleviation and on Delivering Innovation in Global Public Health", Winfocus presented a workshop, hosted by the Infopoverty Programme, on "e-Services for Development".
See above the "South South News" UN Channel
Winfocus is about to launch the "1st International Consensus Conference on Trauma Critical Ultrasound - FAST, EFAST, FASTER and ABCDE: evolution and revolution of a multi-focused ultrasound paradigm in trauma care", to be developed over the period May 2012 to March 2014, across all the continents, covering all the actual and potential point-of-care ultrasound applications in critical trauma patients and scenarios.
The novel concept of "Critical Ultrasound" has recently evolved with the availability of high quality point-of-care ultrasound devices, in combination with an increasing number of clinicians (critical care, surgery, emergency medicine, anesthesiology, internal medicine, pediatric phys, and others), who have developed ultrasound skills to take care of patients in ‘critical’ situations.
Clinical Scenarios turn into ‘Critical’ ones, when there is a performance gap between the patient needs and the resources available for decision making and problem solving - Crisis Resource Management. This typically occurs in the critically ill patient (see emergency, intensive, and critical care ultrasound), and/or where human or technical resources are limited (see screening, triage, remote, rural, and primary ultrasound).
On early 90’s the FAST protocol (Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma) emphasized the concept that focused point-of-care image acquisition, integrated with trauma management, could make life-saving decisions easier and faster, by detecting free fluid collection in body cavities. To follow, many other focused findings (air & bone artifacts, abnormal movements, irregular profiles) showed to be feasible, accurate and effective, associated with steep learning curves even among non imaging specialists.
That brought to other applications and protocols, as EFAST (extended FAST) and FASTER (FAST + extremities & respiratory), with a progressive multi-focused enhancement of the approach, up to the overall US-enhanced ABCDE decision making, the FAST ABCDE protocol, and a full integrated ultrasound trauma management.
The Ultrasound Trauma Life Support concept, qualifying such a new approach to resuscitation, represents a new integrated clinical strategy which follows the ‘ABCDE’ or ‘Head-to-Toes’ evaluation methodology and allows to rapid and effective problem-solving, by enhancing triage, diagnosis, therapy, monitoring, and patient follow up.
As clinical practice and research grow in the field, there is also an emerging need for ‘consensus’ on its interpretation and performance. For this reason, following the successful start-up of the International Consensus Conferences on clinical (Lung UltraSound) and procedural applications (US-guided Vascular Access), Winfocus announced a new series of EBM and consensus-based meetings that over 2011-2013 will cover the overall ‘ABCDE’ and ‘Head-to-Toes’ management of the critical patient. First targeting major focused applications (Focused Echocardiography, Focused Airway Ultrasound, FAST, etc ...), then reviewing and standardizing multi-focused approaches as the ‘FAST ABCDE’ in trauma resuscitation.
Thanks for joining this conference, that surely will represent a milestone in the modern story of Medicine, providing new strategies and tools to empower quality Health Care 4 All!
AREAS of INTEREST, TOPICS and DOMAINS
The conference series aims to cover the overall Point-of-Care Ultrasound applications in Trauma Care, when applied on Critical Patients (time-dependent) and/or Critical Scenarios (extra-hospital, disaster, remote, austere, resource-scarce).
Trauma ultrasound applications developed through triage, primary and secondary management, monitoring, follow-up, in different scenarios, will be graded and linked to evidences according three main sections:
MAIN AREAS & TOPICS:
- Primary Management (ABCDE): See Table & Check List.
- Secondary Management (HTT) & Monitoring: See Table & Check List.
- Special Scenarios, special patients, and Global Trauma Care: pre-hospital, disaster, remote, austere, sport, space, resource-scarce + maternal-fetal, pediatric.
- Clinical Integration
- Clinical Outcomes
- Certification & Accreditation
- Future directions
Winfocus Elected President
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Winfocus Saudi Arabia ITU Coordinator
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia