Emergency Ultrasound Special Interest Group
Role of the Emergency Ultrasound Special Interest Group:
The Emergency Ultrasound Special Interest Group advises the Clinical Practice Committee on matters relating to the development, practice, teaching and education of point-of-care emergency ultrasound. The Group liaises with other international bodies with regards to common practice areas and promoting unification.
Key areas of focus include:
- Promoting the best evidence-based practice for all
- Establishing international recognition of point-of-care emergency ultrasound competency
- Promoting access to quality education for all
- Advancing research in point-of-care emergency ultrasound
- Support for local development and practice regardless of location
- Development of an international consensus curriculum for emergency ultrasound
Dr Beatrice Hoffmann | Chair
American Academy of Emergency Medicine
Dr Beatrice Hoffmann graduated from the University of Heidelberg Medical School, Germany, where she also received her first education in diagnostic ultrasound in 1990. She initially begun training in internal medicine in Germany, before completing her emergency medicine residency training at York Hospital/Penn State University, graduating in 2003. Beginning in 2004, she served as the Emergency Ultrasound Director at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, later founding the first emergency ultrasound fellowship for Hopkins. Dr Hoffmann became the first Emergency Ultrasound Division Director for Johns Hopkins University and an Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in 2013.
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