“IVC, IVC! Can you tell me if fluids given should be?”

Ultrasound of the IVC in 2024 – does it still have a role?

Presented by Dr. Gabriele Via and moderated by Dr. Adrian Wong

WINFOCUS presents

“IVC, IVC! Can you tell me if fluids given should be?

Ultrasound of the IVC in 2024 – does it still have a role?

April 30th, 2:30pm CEST

Fluid management, either giving or removing, remains challenging, and continues to be an area of clinical and research focus. Ultrasound of the Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) remains arguably one of the most discussed examinations in sick hospitalized patients to help guide fluid management.

But with more recent techniques and measures, what does the ultrasound of the IVC actually tell us? Is it really a case of “if it’s big, don’t give fluids, if it’s small, give fluids”?

Dr. Via will discuss the background and evolution of the principles, techniques, and evidence for the use of ultrasound of the IVC. He will propose a practical, evidence-based approach to its use in 2024.

Please be ready to join and participate!


Gabriele Via, MD, EDIC, FAIUM (hon)
Lugano, Switzerland

Senior Consultant Intensivist & Anesthesiologist

Dept of Cardiac Anesthesia & Intensive Care

Cardiocentro Ticino Foundation Lugano, Switzerland


Dr. Via is a founding member of the World Interactive Network Focused on Critical UltraSound (WINFOCUS), and International Director of the WINFOCUS Focused Cardiac Ultrasound Training Program. He is international faculty of the WINFOCUS US-Basic and US-Advanced Life Support and Lung Ultrasound courses.

Dr. Via is a passionate educator, international speaker, author and co-author of peer-reviewed publications and textbook chapters in the field of critical care ultrasound.

His main education and research interests include focused cardiac ultrasound, trans-thoracic and trans-esophageal echocardiography, lung ultrasound and point-of-care ultrasound in the critically ill patient.


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

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 ex- chair of the Social Media and Digital Content Committee of ESICM.

Registration fees vary depending on your country.

If you are an associate member of WINFOCUS, registration will be free. However, if certification is requested, there will be a fee of €5 for members and €10 for non-member participants.