WINFOCUS is the world leading scientific organization committed to developing point-of-care ultrasound practice throughout in-hospital and out-of-hospital critical scenarios, aiming to the overall worldwide improvement of the community healthcare.
General and specific eligibility rules for regular, association and honorary membership are established by the bylaws available in the Statute section.
If you are interested in joining WINFOCUS, download and fill in the off line Application form, to be sent to the Board of Directors on order to be approved officially (all the sending details are included in the form). Within 60 days you will receive the formal acceptance from the Secretariat.
If you just wish to renew your membership, you may submit a secure online payment form or download
Additional Membership information is available from our offices upon request.
For changes of address or other personal details, please fill in the feedback online form, or contact directly our Secretariat.
INDIVIDUAL STANDARD & SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP
STANDARD Membership may be applied for by:
> Physicians, Professors, Engineers, Administrators in the fields of ..
> Emergency Medicine, Emergency and Trauma Surgery, Intensive and Critical Care Medicine, Anaesthesiology, Pediatrics, Imaging and Radiology, Cardiology, O&G, Orthopedics, EMS/HEMS, Disaster Medicine, Austere/Remote/Wilderness Medicine, Tactical/Peace-keeping Medicine, Scarce-resource Medicine, Humanitarian initiatives, Hygiene and Public Health.
SPECIAL Membership discounted fees are granted to special categories such as:
> Students, Nurses, Paramedics, Midwives, Technicians and
> Full-time Students attending an accredited college or university, and having an express interest in the fields above mentioned.
During or immediately after registration, professionals eligible for special fee, should prove their status forwarding a student ID or a HOD certification to our Secretariat.
Institutions and associations interested in our society's goals may apply for the corporate membership, which is an open contribution to the society; such bodies will be accordingly acknowledged by WINFOCUS as partners of its worldwide mission. Please note that corporate members are not entitled to individual membership benefits. For further information please contact our Secretariat
SUSTAINING & LIFE-TIME MEMBERSHIP
Individual or corporate members particularly committed to support WINFOCUS through its worldwide scientific and humanitarian activities, may apply for a sustaining or a life-time membership. For further information please contact our Secretariat
In order to facilitate the worldwide access to the Society, members from countries belonging to different socio-economic categories may apply for different membership fees, although gaining equal membership status.
Before proceeding with registration and payment, please, see in the PDF table the World Bank Socio-economic Category of your country (download here the PDF version).
JOINT ACTION TOWARD A WORLD-WIDE GOAL
A member of WINFOCUS shares an effort that can only be achieved by worldwide coordinated team action. See our Vision & Mission.
The Association is international in both membership and scope of interest, providing opportunities to associate and exchange ideas with the world's foremost medical specialists and internationally renowned scientists. You will join medical leaders and scientists from more than 40 nations and actively support WINFOCUS network over next years.
PARTICIPATION IN COMMITTE ACTION
Voluntary participation as a member of a standing committee or sub-committee allows both personal contributions and interpersonal exchange of ideas. This is possible through the unified promotion of continuing education, clinical research, technology development, and International networking throughout all the critical scenarios. See the organigram in the Committee & Sections area.
PARTICIPATION IN SPECIAL PROJECTS
Voluntary participation in the most exciting WINFOCUS projects:
- ILCEUS (International Liasion on Critical and Emergency UltraSound): within this project you could actively participate in International Guidelines and Recommendations for PHC, EME and CCM education and clinical practice, based on evidences and International consensus.
- PRIMUS (Primary UltraSound): adhering to this plan you will contribute to develop organizational models to bring ultrasound to the rural scarce-resource communities in the developing countries.
- UNITED (Winfocus University): this project aims to develop International Standards for Medical School Curricula networking Universities thorughout about 15 countries.
- USCMC (US Critical Management Course): members are directly involved in educational program in occasion of the USCMC courses currently held in more than 30 countries in the 5 continents.
ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
The Association's Annual Scientific Meetings, organized at world or regional level, provide multi-faceted forums for all professionals embracing point-of-care critical ultrasound, and concurrently provides continuing education credits for the participants. Members could attend several events at discounted rates.
All members are provided with a personal access to Winfocus e-learning area, where they can find the slides to be studied before attending courses and events.
Please note that username and password to access the e-learning modules will be sent within 5 working days from the payment date.
As from October 2009, the annual membership includes subscription to the peer-reviewed Critical Ultrasound Journal.
MEMBERSHIP VALIDITY PERIOD
For registrations in 2011 and next years, the membership will expire totally on December 31 of the current year (regardless of the registration date).
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