GW MFA Physicians Lead Point-of-Care Ultrasound Sessions at American College …

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The American College of Physicians (ACP) held its annual
educational meeting in New Orleans from April 17-21, 2012. This
annual meeting is a premier national forum for medical education and
research. The American College of Physicians (ACP) is a national
organization of internists, and is the largest medical-specialty
organization in the United States. Its membership of 132,000 includes
internists, internal medicine subspecialists, and medical students,
residents, and fellows.

For five years, the Department of Emergency Medicine at The George
Washington University (DEM) has taught workshops and lectures on
point-of-care and procedural ultrasound and imaging of the chest and
abdomen at ACP’s annual meeting. This year, the Department of
Emergency Medicine and members of GW’s Division of Pulmonary and
Critical Care Medicine jointly taught sessions in ultrasound guidance
of vascular access. In a new session for this year’s meeting, the DEM
developed a workshop, in collaboration with faculty from the GW
Division of Rheumatology, on High-yield Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.
The inter-departmental project focused on point-of-care ultrasound
techniques performed by clinicians.

“Each year, the Department of Emergency Medicine in collaboration
with GW specialty colleagues has expanded its role and scope in
point-of-care instruction at ACP’s annual meeting. These ultrasound
workshops provide focused didactic and hands-on training in common
diagnostic and procedural applications, from pulmonary and abdominal
to rheumatologic and musculoskeletal ultrasound for internists. We
are proud that ACP recognizes the expertise in clinician-performed
ultrasound that we are offering at GW MFA,” said Keith Boniface, MD,
Chief, Section of Emergency Ultrasound in the DEM.

About The GW MFA Department of Emergency Medicine’s Section of
Emergency Ultrasound
The Department of Emergency Medicine at The
George Washington University has been working since 1979 to expand
the definition and scope of activity of Emergency Medicine practice,
teaching and research. The Department’s Section of Emergency
Ultrasound provides an extensive series of educational activities
including CME courses and fellowship training. More information is
available at

        Katie Norbury Carlin



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Paul Khunkhun, serving Southern California since 1998. Paul is the owner of MDIS. He is a Board Certified Ultrasound Sonographer with RDCS and RVT credentialing. He is also pending ICAEL accreditation.

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