Emergency Ultrasound Special Interest Group

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

Membership

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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Since 2013, Beatrice is now the Emergency Ultrasound and Fellowship Director at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.

She has authored over 90 manuscripts and book chapters on the topic of emergency ultrasound, lectured at over 100 national and international venues in 5 continents, and held several national and international society positions. She was the founder and editor of the educational emergency ultrasound website Sonoguide for which she received the national ACEP Ultrasound Section Award in 2008.  She is the founding president of the Academy of Emergency Ultrasound of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, which promotes education and research in emergency ultrasound. Beatrice was elected corresponding member of the German Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (DEGUM), the largest diagnostic ultrasound society in Europe and is member of EuSEM.  She was recently appointed task force chair for the development of a joint EuSEM Emergency Ultrasound training curriculum.

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Zeki Atesli

Paul Atkinson | Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians

Ashley Bean | American College of Emergency Physicians

Marco Bijvoet

Justin Bowra | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Raoul | Breitkreutz

Christine Butts | American College of Emergency Physicians

Arif Alper Cevik | Emergency Medicine Association of Turkey

To Hong Chuen

James Connolly | Royal College of Emergency Medicine

AJ Dean | American College of Emergency Physicians

Susanna Fleck | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Jessica Folger | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Parya Fudavi | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Rip Gangahar | Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Alegnta Gebreyesus | American College of Emergency Physicians

Ryan Gibbons | American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Tim Harris | Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Trish Henwood | American College of Emergency Physicians

Beatrice Hoffman

Ang Shiang Hu

Srinath  Kumar | Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Vivek Lal

Michael  Lambert

Hein Lamprecht| Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa

Lawrence Melniker | American College of Emergency Physicians

BretNelson

VickiNoble

Maw MawOo

Joe Osterwalder | Swiss Society of Emergency and Rescue Medicine

Paul Pageau | Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians

Shabana Parvez | American College of Emergency Physicians

Krysten Pettrone Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Elke Platz

Svetlana Rivilis | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Rahma Mohamed Salim

James Sutton | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Felipe Teran

Bobby Wellsh | South Pacific Society for Emergency Medicine

Benjamin Winrow | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

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