“POCUS in 2021: Looking back, looking forward.
4 experts in 3 continents”

16th December 14.00 pm (CET)

WINFOCUS presents:

“POCUS in 2021: Looking back, looking forward. 4 experts in 3 continents discuss advances that have changed their practice and the road ahead.”

16 th December 14.00 pm (CET TIME)

In this webinar, four internationally recognized intensivists will discuss the advances of 2021 that have changed their practice, from airway management to heamodynamic monitoring.

The panelists will look ahead to the next steps they are looking for in 2022.  The webinar will be interactive.

Please join us to share your opinions, and to analyze and critique the panelists’ choices.

Registration fees vary depending on your country.

If you are a member of WINFOCUS, registration will be free, unless certification is requested, in which case it will be €5 per registrantcharge for those wishing for the WINFOCUS OFFICIAL certificate will be €10.


Adrian VK Wong, BSc (Hons), MRCP(UK), FRCA, EDIC, FFCM
London, UK

Dr. Wong has been a consultant in anaesthesia & intensive care since 2015, currently at King’s College Hospital in London.Within the field of ultrasound, his focus has been on training, accreditation, assessment of organ perfusion, and right heart imaging. His research includes clinical governance, safety, medical education and professional well-being.

He is a member of the Intensive Care Society FUSIC Committee; he sits on the ESICM Executive Committee and is an examiner for the European Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine. He is on the executive committee of the International Fluid Academy and is the chair of the Social Media and Digital Content Committee of ESICM.

Chiara Robba, MD, PhD
Genova, Italy

Dr. Robba is a Consultant in Neurological and General Intensive Care at Policlinico San Martino, Genova.  She worked for many years at Addenbrookes Hospital, in Cambridge, England where she obtained her PhD in Neuroscience under the supervision of Prof Marek Czosnyka.

She is currently Chair-elect of the NeuroIntensive Care Section of the ESICM. Her primary research interests are Neuromonitoring, autoregulation and mechanical ventilation.

Adi Osman, MD
Ipoh, Malaysia

Dr. Osman is the Senior Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care in the ED of the Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun in Ipoh, Malaysia. He obtained his M. Med (EM) in 2003 and did a fellowship in Critical Care and fellowship in Critical Care Ultrasound in Milan Italy in 2011.

Dr. Adi has been a member of the Board of Directors of WINFOCUS for many years and has been an editor for The Ultrasound Journal since 2014. He currently serves as a National Coordinator for the emergency and critical care fellowship program at the Ministry of Health in Malaysia.  He has received national acclaim and recognition for his contributions to emergency preparedness and the prehospital care system in Malaysia and is currently serving as the Director for Emergency and Trauma services in the State of Perak.

He is one of the appointed supervisors for the European Diploma in Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography (EDEC) organized by European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM).

Aarti Sarwal, MD, FNCS, FAAN, FCCM, RPNI Professor, Neurology
Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA

Dr Sarwal is a Professor of Neurology, at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. She is the Section Chief for Neurocritical Care and the Medical Director of the Neurocritical Care Unit at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

She directs the hospital’s Neurocritical Care Fellowship program, which is accredited by the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties.

She serves in the role of Social Media Editor for Critical Care Medicine. Her research interests include point-of-care applications of ultrasound in the Intensive Care Unit, sonographic assessment of cerebral physiology and hemodynamics, and ventilator induced muscle dysfunction in the neurocritical care population.


Lawrence A. Melniker, MD, MS, MBA
 New York, USA

Dr. Lawrence A. Melniker is Vice Chair for Quality Management in the Department of Emergency Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

He completed a Clinical Epidemiology Fellowship & Master’s Degree at Cornell in 2004 and a Healthcare MBA at the George Washington University in 2016.

His interests include clinical ultrasonography, quality management, outcomes research, educational medical informatics, and socio-economics in healthcare.

Gabriele Via, MD, EDIC 
Lugano, Switzerland

Dr Via is the Senior Consultant Intensivist & Anesthesiologist in the Department of Cardiac Anesthesia & Intensive Care in the Instituto Cardiocentro Ticino, in Lugano.

Dr Via is an internationally recognized thought leader in Critical Care ultrasonography.

He has authored numerous papers including a landmark consensus conference on FOCUS (Focused Cardiac Ultrasound).  He is a founding member of WINFOCUS and serves as the society’s current President.