Winfocus Webinars

“Internal medicine ultrasound: 10 years on”

Join a panel of thought-leaders and experts from Europe and the Americas
May 5th, 2022 at 17:00 CEST


Internal medicine ultrasound: 10 years on

Join a panel of thought-leaders and experts from Europe and the Americas in a discussion of lessons learned, challenges and possible solutions in the current landscape of internal medicine Point-of-Care Ultrasound.

This panel will field key questions currently confronting POCUS in Internal Medicine. Questions from the audience will be presented to the panel during this live interactive webinar moderated by two international leaders in Internal Medicine sonology.

Please be ready to share your questions, doubts, and concerns!

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Moderated by:

Calgary, Canada

Irene Ma is a Canadian general internist, Professor of Medicine and the John A. Buchanan Chair in General Internal Medicine at the University of Calgary. She is cross-appointed as a Research Staff at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston with the Division of Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Ma is the Chair and Founding Member of the Canadian Internal Medicine Ultrasound group and has been working to bring POCUS to the practice of Internal Medicine in Canada.

Juan Torres-Macho, MD, PhD
Madrid, Spain

Juan Torres-Macho is Head of the Internal Medicine Department at Infanta Leonor University Hospital in Madrid. He is Associate Professor of Medicine at Complutense University. Dr. Torres-Macho is Chair of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM) Ultrasound Working Group and has been involved in POCUS training and research trying to spread the use of ultrasound in Internal Medicine in Spain and Europe for the last 12 years.

The expert panel will be comprised of the following:

Renee Dversdal MD, FACP, CHSE
Portland, USA

Renee Dversdal is an Associate Professor of medicine and academic hospitalist at Oregon Health & Science University.
She helped to create and direct the General Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship in 2016, which was the first of a kind on the West Coast. She has been active promoting ultrasound in many national/international organizations.

Steven Montague, MSc, MD, FRCPC
Kingston, Canada

Dr. Steven Montague is a Canadian General Internal Medicine specialist, and Assistant Professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. As a Clinician-Educator he directs the local Core Internal Medicine (PGY 1-3) POCUS curriculum, the General Internal Medicine Subspecialty (PGY 4-5) POCUS curriculum, and is a co-founder of the one-year Queen’s Interdisciplinary POCUS fellowship.

Nick Smallwood, MBChB
Redhill, UK

Dr. Nick Smallwood is a Consultant in (Acute) Internal Medicine, founding member and now chair of the Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound (FAMUS) working group. He co-wrote the FAMUS curriculum and has a keen interest in promoting the evidence base for POCUS in Internal Medicine.

Nilam J. Soni, MD, MS
San Antonio, USA

Nilam J. Soni is a Professor of Medicine and Academic Hospitalist at the University of Texas School of Medicine and South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio, Texas. He has led Point-of-Care Ultrasound implementation in hospital medicine through the Society of Hospital Medicine. He is the Director of the National Point-of-Care Ultrasound Patient Safety Center in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the principal investigator of the VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) evaluating the impact of Point-of-Care Ultrasound use in clinical care.

Ana Claudia Tonelli de Oliveira, MD, PhD
Porto Alegre, Brazil

Ana Claudia Tonelli is an internist at Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil, and a Professor at Unisinos University. In 2012 Dr Tonelli started her ultrasound career in clinical ultrasonography as a fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital under Dr Vicki Noble. Since then, she has been a standard bearer for Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Brazil, teaching medical students, residents, and practicing internists.

Mike Wagner, MD, FACP, FAIUM
South Carolina, USA

Mike Wagner is a general internist for Prisma Health-Upstate and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville. He is the Director of Internal Medicine Ultrasound at his institution, coordinating POCUS educational efforts across the CME, GME, and UME spectrum, as well as helping advance the field of IMPOCUS within several medical organizations.

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