WASHINGTON, DC, Jun 07, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) —
      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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