DAILY

Schedule

First Day

September 6, 2024

  • AMPHITHEATER HÖRSAAL
  • Registration of the participants
    07:45 - 08.00
  • Welcome speech - The 5th Edition - Euroson POCUS School Vienna 2024 / POCUS news
    08:00 - 08:15
    CHAIRMAN: Dr. Mihai IACOB, EUVEKUS President
  • Training of trainers (ToT) and doctors in Point of Care Ultrasonography
    08:15 - 08:35
    KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Prof. Dr. Shlomo VINKER, WONCA Europe President
  • The role of multiparametric POCUS applications in LUTS (lower urinary tract symptoms).
    08:35 - 09:05
    Speaker: Dr. Mihai IACOB, EUVEKUS President.
  • Tips and Tricks - let’s make ultrasound examination easier.
    09:05 - 09:25
    Speaker: Dr. Mateusz KOSIAK.
  • Syndrome-focused ultrasonography for family physicians.
    09:25 - 09:45
    Speaker: Prof. Dr. Radu Badea, „Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj Napoca;
  • Equipment on stage. Coffee break.
    09:45 - 10:00
  • An EFSUMB basic core curriculum for frontline physicians working in primary care.
    10:00 - 10:20
    KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Camilla Aakjær Andersen MD, PhD, Board member, Danish Ultrasound Diagnostic Society
  • Acute clinical pictures in GIT diseases - 5 typical situations
    10:20 - 10:50
    Speaker: Prof. Dr. DIETER NUERNBERG, Dean of the Brandenburg Medical University Theodor Fontane, Brandenburg Institute for Clinical Ultrasound (BICUS), NGO consultant of WHO (Representing WFUMB.)
  • Is time to start screening for Fatty Liver in the population at risk? The role of POCUS applications in liver pathology in primary care.
    10:50 - 11:10
    Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ioan SPOREA, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Gastroenterology at University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara, WFUMB Vicepresident.
  • Ultrasonography of the digestive tract and retroperitoneal space in frontline physicians practice.
    11:10 - 11:30
    Speaker: Prof. Dr. Christoph Frank Dietrich, Head of the Department for General Internal Medicine DAIM at Hirslanden in Bern, Switzerland, WFUMB Treasurer.
  • E-FAST for the frontline physicians.
    11:30 - 12:00
    KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Caroline Ewertsen MD.PhD, EFSUMB PRESIDENT.
  • Equipment on stage. Coffee break
    12:00 - 12:15
  • Ultrasonography of the upper abdominal floor. Pocus of pancreas and spleen pathology.
    12:15 - 13:35
    Speaker: Dr. Matteo Rosselli, MD, PhD, Honorary Associate Professor at University College London
  • Lung sonography in a primary care setting.
    12:35 - 12:55
    Speaker: Dr. Peter Sigmund, MD, President of STAFAM - Steirische Akademie für Allgemeinmedizin Austria
  • Anatomic ultrasound approach and Pocus Birads regarding breast pathology.
    12:55 - 13:15
    Speaker: Dr. Dominique AMY, MD, EFSUMB Breast US/Elastography Expert.
  • Cardiac point-of-care ultrasound in general practice: Where should we start, and what competence level should we strive for?
    13:15 - 13:45
    Speaker: Dr.Gergely AGOSTON MD, Vicepresident of the WG of the Hungarian Association of Cardiovascular Imaging.
  • Keynote speech on the topic: The scientific summary of the day.
    13:45 - 14:00
    KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Prof. Dr. Shlomo VINKER, WONCA Europe President
  • Lunch Break Symposium / My experience in Ukraine during these two years after my first Euroson POCUS School Vienna in 2022
    14:00 - 14:30
    Dr. Anna Haponenko, MD, Family doctor, Director of the medical center MEDFIELD
  • SEMINARRAUM B1 AND B2
  • Workshop / Hands-on Session (14:30 - 18:00)
    Practical elements of POCUS applications to the abdominal, pelvis, chest, thyroid, and heart will be conducted together with our experts. Live transmission of ultrasonographic examinations (Live streaming broadcast). The groups will be initially established on basic and advanced competency levels and will rotate depending on the level of training in each of the three groups of experts. Then each participant will practice and put his hand on the ultrasound probe on the pacient, being guided by each expert in turn. The participants will choose their preferred working groups based on the POCUS applications of interest, based on an online questionnaire before the conference.* *Note: The participants will receive and choose before the conference an online questionnaire, with all WSs and working groups. Everyone will choose from the types of POCUS applications of interest to WSs in the afternoons of the two days based on their training levels and at different time intervals to be able to participate in each type of application.
  • W.S. 1.1: GROUP 1 – BASIC NOTIONS OF POCUS- BASIC LEVEL
    14:30 - 15:30

    Hands-on Session: Prof. Caroline Ewertsen, - Practical aspects of POCUS.Basic level
    Hands-on Session: Dr. Camilla Aakjær Andersen - Basic level - Introductory notions of ultrasonography - optimization of the ultrasound image, settings, methodology, sections and standard plans.
    Hands-on Session: Prof. Dr. Christoph Frank DIETRICH - Introduction to Hand Held US devices in POCUS

  • W.S. 1.2: GROUP 2- ABDOMINAL POCUS App. BASIC LEVEL / 14:30 - 15:30 / 16:30 - 17:30 ADVANCE LEVEL
    15:30 - 16:30

    Hands-on Session: Prof. Dr. Ioan SPOREA – Abdominal clinical ultrasonography.
    Hands-on Session: Prof. Dr. Radu BADEA – POCUS of the lower abdominal floor.
    Hands-on Session: Prof. Dr. Dieter NUERNBERG – Syndrome-focused ultrasonography.
    Hands-on Session: Dr. Matteo Rosselli - POCUS applications of the upper abdominal floor.

  • W.S. 1.3: GROUP 3 – BASIC LEVEL – POCUS / 14:30 – 16:30 ADVANCE LEVEL
    16:30 - 17:45

    Hands-on Session: Dr. Mihai IACOB – Cervical and thyroid clinical ultrasound and eFAST basic notion.
    Hands-on Session: Dr. Gergely AGOSTON - Basic Cardiac Ultrasound for non-cardiologists.
    Hands-on Session: Dr. Dominique AMY,  – POCUS in symptomatic breast.
    Hands-on Session: Dr. Mateusz KOSIAK,  - Thoracic ultrasonography.
    Hands-on Session: Dr. Peter Sigmund, - Lung sonography in a primary care setting.

  • W.S. 1.4: For all participants - Final questions, answers, and discussions session.
    17:45 - 18:50
  • Welcome dinner. (for those registered.)
    20:00 - 22:00

Second Day

September 7, 2024

  • AMPHITHEATER HÖRSAAL
  • Registration of participants
    07:45 - 08:00
  • Results of the POCUS International Survey in Frontline Physicians launched by EUVEKUS.
    08:00 - 08:20
    CHAIRMAN: Dr. MIHAI IACOB, EUVEKUS President
  • Evidence-based ultrasound training programs and future methods of teaching.
    08:20 - 08:50
    KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Camilla Aakjær Andersen MD, PhD, Board member, Danish Ultrasound Diagnostic Society
  • The clinical approach to lung ultrasound.
    08:50 - 09:10
    Speaker: Dr. Mateusz KOSIAK, MD.
  • Challenges of thoracic ultrasonography for frontline physicians.
    09:10 - 09:30
    Speaker: Prof. Dr. Christoph Frank Dietrich, Head of the Department for General Internal Medicine DAIM at Hirslanden in Bern, Switzerland, WFUMB Treasurer.
  • Equipment on stage. Coffee break
    09:30 - 09:50
  • POCUS of the liver and gallbladder.
    09:50 - 10:20
    KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Caroline Ewertsen MD.PhD, EFSUMB PRESIDENT.
  • The contribution and limits of POCUS applications in the jaundiced patient and the patient with ascites and portal hypertension.
    10:20 - 10:40
    Speaker: Dr. Matteo Rosselli, MD, PhD, Honorary Associate Professor at University College London
  • Measurements and the knowledge of normal values, what should we know or forget about it? Open access e-learning options for GPs.
    10:40 - 11:00
    Speaker: Prof. Dr. Christoph Frank Dietrich, Head of the Department for General Internal Medicine DAIM at Hirslanden in Bern, Switzerland, WFUMB Treasurer.
  • New WFUMB Guidelines on Liver Elastography 2024.
    11:00 - 11:20
    Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ioan SPOREA, MD, PhD
  • Applications of POCUS in kidney, upper urinary tracts, and adrenal glands in symptomatic patients.
    11:20 - 11:40
    Speaker: Prof. Dr. Radu Badea, MD, Ph.D., Medical Imaging Department, „Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj Napoca;
  • Swollen leg – How POCUS can point the way to the solution? – a case report.
    11:40 - 12:00
    Speaker: Dr. Peter Sigmund, MD. Präsident der Steirischen Akademie für Allgemeinmedizin
  • What I learned from my biggest US mistakes.
    12:00 - 12:20
    Speaker: Prof. Dr. DIETER NUERNBERG, Dean of the Brandenburg Medical University Theodor Fontane, Brandenburg Institute for Clinical Ultrasound (BICUS), NGO consultant of WHO (Representing WFUMB).
  • Equipment on stage. Coffee break.
    12:20 – 12:30
  • Point-of-care Ultrasound to evaluate the thyroid signs and symptoms in frontline physicians. Could there be any contribution of Artificial Intelligence in the risk stratification assessment of thyroid pathology?
    12:30 - 13:00
    KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. MIHAI IACOB, EUVEKUS President.
  • Multiparametric evaluation of the symptomatic breast. The contribution of elastography in diagnostic orientation.
    13:00 - 13:20
    Speaker: Dr. Dominique AMY, MD, EFSUMB Breast US/Elastography Expert
  • Vascular ultrasound of the carotid arteries, in primary care as a predictive factor in the assessment of cardiovascular risk.
    13:20 - 13:40
    Speaker: Dr.Gergely AGOSTON MD, Vice president of the WG of the Hungarian Association of Cardiovascular Imaging.
  • The scientific summary of the day.
    13:40 - 14:00
    KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Prof. Shlomo VINKER MD, MHA, WONCA Europe President, Executive Board member EGPRN.
  • Lunch Break
    14:00 - 14:30
  • SEMINARRAUM B1 AND B2
  • ROUND TABLE (14:30 - 15:30)
    Postgraduate POCUS training curriculum and gudelines for family doctors/GPs from the perspective of professional organizations: WONCA EUROPE, EFSUMB, WFUMB, EUVEKUS

    Honorary guest speakers:

    Prof. Dr. Shlomo VINKER, WONCA Europe President
    Prof.Dr.CAROLINE EWERTSEN, EFSUMB President, Department of Radiology Rigshospitalet Copenhagen OE, Denmark
    DR. CAMILLA AAKJÆR ANDERSEN, MBA Professor, Associated professor, senior researcher and head of the ultrasound group at Center for General Practice at Aalborg University (CAM AAU), Observer, Danish Society Of Ultrasound In Family Medicine (DAUS), Board member, Danish Ultrasound Diagnostic Society (DUDS).
    Dr. MIHAI IACOB, MD, EUVEKUS President, Organizer Euroson POCUS School Vienna. 5th Edition
    Prof. Dr. DIETER NUERNBERG, Dean of the Brandenburg Medical University Theodor Fontane, Brandenburg Institute for Clinical Ultrasound (BICUS), NGO consultant of WHO
    Prof. Dr. CHRISTOPH FRANK DIETRICH, EFSUMB Past President [2013-2015], Chair of the WFUMB Publication Committee (2015-2021), WFUMB Vice President (2017 - 2019), WFUMB Treasurer [2023 – 2025], Head of the department for General Internal Medicine DAIM at Hirslanden in Bern, Switzerland
    Prof. IOAN SPOREA, WFUMB Vicepresident
    Dr. PETER SIGMUND, MD, Präsident der Steirischen Akademie für Allgemeinmedizin
    DR. DOMINIQUE AMY, MD, EFSUMB Breast US, Elastography Expert, President de Ecole d'Echographie Sans Frontières
    Prof. Dr.RADU BADEA, MD, Ph.D., Director of the Ultrasound Training Center („Center of Research and Education in Ultrasonography” – CECUS) of „Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj Napoca, affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA (since 1997)
    Dr. MATEUSZ KOSIAK, Co-founder of EDUSON School Poland
    Dr.GERGELY AGOSTON, Vicepresident of the Working Group of Hungarian Assoc. of Cardiovascular Imaging
    Dr. Matteo ROSSELLI, MD, PhD, Honorary Associate Professor, University College London, Institute for Liver and Digestive Health, Royal Free Hospital, London (UK), Hospital of San Giuseppe, Internal Medicine High complexity UnitHospital of San Giuseppe, Empoli , Italy

  • Workshop / Hands-on Session (Basic and Advance Levels): All experts US practical demonstration (15:30 - 17:45)
    Practical elements of POCUS applications of the abdominal, pelvis, breast, thyroid, thoracic and heart will be conducted together with our experts. Live transmission of ultrasonographic examinations (Live streaming broadcast) to one post. Easy questions and answers of POCUS in primary healthcare practice. Tips and tricks about POCUS through the dialogue between two experts. The groups will be initially established on basic and advanced competency levels and will rotate depending on the level of training in each team of experts. Then each participant will practice and put his hand on the ultrasound probe on the pacient, being guided by each expert in turn.
  • Easy questions and answers in the POCUS applications in primary healthcare practice. Tips and tricks in POCUS applications through the dialogue between two experts:
  • W.S. 2.1: The essential in POCUS. Correct setting of the ultrasound machine, patient preparation, sections and standard ultrasound plans.
    15:30 -16.00 (online). Basic level. 15:30 -17:45
    Prof. Dr. Caroline EWERTSEN / Prof. Dr Camilla Aakjær ANDERSEN
  • W.S. 2.2: Abdominal clinical ultrasonography.
    16:00 - 16:20 (online) / Basic and advance level - 15:30 - 17:45
    Prof.Dr. Ioan SPOREA / Prof. Dr. Radu BADEA
  • W.S. 2.3: Syndrome-focused ultrasonography.
    16:20 - 16:40 (online) / Basic and advance level - 15:30 - 17:45
    Prof. Dr. Dieter NUERNBERG / Prof. Dr. Christoph Frank DIETRICH
  • W.S. 2.4: Applications of thoracic POCUS in the symptomatic patient with pleuropulmonary pathology.
    16:40 - 17:00 (online) / Basic and advance level - 15:30 - 17:45
    Dr.Peter SIGMUND / Dr. Mateusz KOSIA
  • W.S. 2.5: Breast / Clinical applications of liver elastography (from guidelines to practice)
    17:00 -17:20 (online) / Basic and advance level - 15:30 - 17:45
    Dr. Dominique AMY/ Dr. Matteo ROSSELLI, MD, PhD
  • W.S. 2.6: FOCUS Real-Time Demonstration / Basic Cardiac and Vascular Ultrasound for non-cardiologists . Basic notion of Doppler US.
    17.20 -17:45 (online) / Basic and advance level - 15:30 - 17:45
    Dr. Mihai IACOB / Dr.Gergely AGOSTON
  • Final evaluation of the participants - Awards - Certificates of Participation EFSUMB endorsed to all participants and EACCME credits.
    17:45 - 18:00
  • Gala Dinner
    19:30 - 23:00