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POCUS in Global Health

Why is POCUS particularly important in global health? How do front-line providers use POCUS in global health? How does it change clinical care? In this POCUS Bytes Webinar, Dr. Kevin Bergman and guest panelists address each of these questions and provide insight into how POCUS is changing healthcare on a global scale.

About Our Speaker and Panelists

Dr. Kevin Bergman

Dr. Kevin Bergman is Co-Director of the Ultrasound and Global Health programs at the UCSF Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency, Associate Clinical Professor of the UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine, teaching attending physician at the emergency department at the Contra Costa county hospital, and co-founder of Global Ultrasound Institute. Dr. Bergman is a family physician and completed fellowships in emergency medicine and point-of-care ultrasound. He is passionate about teaching ultrasound to the next generation of physicians and has taught ultrasound to hundreds of residents and attending physicians around the world. He is on the Board of Directors of the Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education, is an official consultant to the International Consensus Conference on Ultrasound in Medical Education, was the founding Vice-Chair of the American Association of Family Practice (AAFP) Ultrasound Member Interest Group, and co-wrote the POCUS guidelines for the AAFP. He won teaching awards both as a fellow and as an attending, and has taught ultrasound at WINFOCUS, AIUM/SUSME, AAFP, EM Essentials, and Society for Teachers in Family Medicine national meetings. He also co-founded World Altering Medicine, a non-profit organization that provides medical and surgical care to rural patients in Malawi, where he has returned annually since his first visit in 2002.

The guest panelists include Mpundu Makasa, MD, MPH, PhD; Kaya Belknap, MD, MPH; Vincent Ndebwanimana, MD; Nahreen Ahmed, MD, MPH; and Erin Stratta, MD.

Additional Resources

Tune in as Dr. Sally Gragila shares the history of POCUS and its impact in the low resource global environment.

Read this article to review the substantial advancement of POCUS in the past two decades and learn what to expect as it relates to its future growth and influence.

Our Global Health Radiology: Bringing Ultrasound to the Point-of-Care webinar outlines the need for ultrasound in global health.

Examine how the worldwide health benefits of POCUS took on new meaning during the height of a global pandemic.


Prove your proficiency across four clinical areas critical in every healthcare setting. Check out our Global POCUS Principles certification here.


Questions? Email POCUS@Inteleos.org

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