May 11-12, 2010
National Research Council Institute, Pisa (Italy)
GREETING MESSAGE from PRESIDENTS & COMMITTEES
September 1, 2009
The idea of Lung Ultrasound was viewed as a technical impossibility less than 10 years ago in most clinical and diagnostic imaging circles. However, through the work and dedication of multiple researchers and authors around the world, it is now one of the fastest spreading applications in point of care ultrasound. Its utility is seen in a multitude of clinical specialties including critical care, surgery, emergency medicine, anesthesiology, pulmonology, general internal medicine, pediatrics and many others.Lung ultrasound offers point of care diagnosis of life threatening diseases, acute and chronic processes and vastly surpasses chest x-rays in almost all situations. Recent reports have suggested multiple diagnostic advantages over computed tomography of the chest, beyond the established advantages of cost, availability, bedside feasibility and lack of ionizing radiation.As expertise and research grow there is a need for consensus on the performance and interpretation of Lung Ultrasound. In addition, future research and ultrasound equipment development may be improved and made more efficient by the creation of common terminology and protocols as well as establishment of the most up to date standards.WINFOCUS and the INTERNATIONAL LIAISON COMMITEE on PLEURAL & LUNG ULTRASOUND (ILC PLUS) are bringing together nearly all of the top authors in the field to discuss the state of the art of Lung Ultrasound and establish consensus criteria for its performance and interpretation.This is the first such conference and will aid the progress of this incredible ultrasound application into the practices of more clinicians around the world.Due to the number of items to be discussed the teamwork will be developed along three sessions, jointly to other official Winfocus events, held in the same site with collateral public debate, courses, workshops, poster and oral presentations, mostly focused on such innovative area:
1st ICC PLUS ~ 1st Session: Nov 28-29, 2009 @Airport Bologna Sheraton Hotel, Bologna, Italy
+ 4th Winfocus Italy Congress: Nov 28-30, 2009
1st ICC PLUS ~ 2nd Session: May 10-12, 2010 @National Research Council, Pisa, Italy
+ 1st Italian Lung Ultrasound Symposium, May 30 - June 1, 2010
1st ICC PLUS ~ 3rd Session: Oct 7-9, 2010 @UCSC University & A. Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
+ 6th WINFOCUS World Congress, Oct 8-12, 2010
+ 1st World Congress on US-guided Vascular Access, Oct 8-10, 2010
The 2nd International Conference will be held in Paris (France) on June 2011, together with the 1st World Congress on Pleural and Lung UltraSound.
The panel of experts is made by invited Faculty, however you can attend the conference as observer, sharing your experience and ideas with the International experts within specific slots. You could also attend courses or workshops dedicated to Pleural & Lung UltraSound during the satellite events (see below). You can pre-register at http://winfocus.org/registration selecting the code: 'ICCPLUS 2009'.
If you are part of an ultrasound company, consider that during each meeting we have scheduled specific round tables for ultrasound manufacturers to discuss technology innovations supporting the lung ultrasound new concept in the next future. Please, contact our Secretariat if you are interested to attend and/or support the conference sessions (sponsorship prospectus soon available in our website).
Please, find detailed program and information of the event at http://plus.winfocus.org, or contact our Secretariat at: (Email) firstname.lastname@example.org, (Tel) +39 051 230385, (Fax) +39 051 221894.
We are looking forward to welcome you to all these exciting events, sourronded by the most beautiful Italian scenarios!
Winfocus President, 1st ICCPLUS President
Winfocus Scientific Comm. Chair, 1st ICCPLUS Honorary President
Winfocus Lung UltraSound Section, 1st ICCPLUS Scientific Liaison Chair
Winfocus Past President & USCME Director, 1st ICCPLUS Organizing Chair
Winfocus BOD Chair, 1st ICCPLUS Organizing Co-Chair
Winfocus Networking Comm. Chair, 1st ICCPLUS Organizing Co-Chair
INTERNATIONAL ENDORSEMENTS ... under request
ACCP American College of Chest Physicians
Regione Emilia-Romagna *
* under request
SIAARTI Società Italiana di Anestesia Analgesia Rianimazione e Terapia Intensiva