From the moment we begin our careers as healthcare professionals, we are committed to serving others and providing high standards of care. We are the community that individuals turn to in their times of medical need, and we give them the support and treatment they need to get better.
To help ensure we are equipped to provide the best level of care to our patients, we frequently add new information and technologies to our toolbox. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is one modality that has seen substantial growth across medicine in recent years.
This cost-effective tool prioritizes patient care and offers valuable insights that allow us to make faster treatment and diagnostic decisions. Its portable nature enables us to utilize it in rural and urban settings, enhancing global care. Over time, this modality has evolved into a staple of enhanced care in the eyes of patients and practitioners alike. As a community, we have come together to create opportunities to learn and engage with this tool.
Since our inception, The Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy™ has provided educational resources, partnered with other organizations and providers, and offered POCUS certification opportunities. We believe that the future of ultrasound is portable and support healthcare professionals who share this vision.
The upcoming 2021 POCUS World™ Virtual Conference promises to continue this mission. This global event provides a platform for us to expand our networks, earn continuing medical education credits (CMEs), engage with up-to-date implementations of POCUS, and much more.
At the heart of this conference is a common goal—uniting the medical community and engaging us in innovative advancements and education that will support us in providing better care with POCUS.
No matter where we are in our POCUS journey, this conference is designed to support us in sharpening our skills. With 58 sessions spread out across the two-day event, it offers a comprehensive experience that dives into why this modality is so impactful and provides the resources we need to utilize it to its full potential. The sessions feature leaders and experts, including keynote speakers Dr. Didier Moens and Dr. Matthew Riscinti.
These two medical professionals highlight how POCUS is a global modality with the power to change the standards of care everywhere. While from different backgrounds, their paths converge at POCUS. Both of these medical professionals have honed in on the value this modality provides, dedicated themselves to skillfully utilizing it in their practices, and are committed to supporting other healthcare providers who are looking to add this technology to their toolbox.
Their passion for how this tool can pave the path to higher standards of universal healthcare is apparent in the descriptions and objectives listed for their conference sessions. As the opening speaker, Dr. Moens will explore how this resource has changed the way we work and answer the big-picture questions surrounding the use of POCUS in practical cases.
By the end of the opening session, Dr. Moens wants attendees to move forward in the conference and in their careers with a deeper understanding of how POCUS “will help them and their patients.” This goal is one factor that makes POCUS World an invaluable experience. It brings us together with a shared objective by providing a forum to support each other in elevating our ultrasound skills.
POCUS is rapidly evolving, and with new technology emerging, we must adapt to integrate the advancements into our practices. While the conference ends on Saturday, Sept. 18, Dr. Riscinti’s closing session will keep the innovations behind POCUS at the forefront of our minds when he explores the impact of ultrasound as a disruptive technology. Not only will his session immerse us in the current advantages of POCUS, but it will also make us think more about the possibilities to come.
The first-ever POCUS World Virtual Conference connects doctors, medical students, nurses, physicians, and all other providers in the present to work together to pave a path to better, more accessible care for everyone. By providing the resources and opportunities we need for our individual growth, POCUS World enables us to reach new heights and confidently focus on what we do best—caring for others.
Join us in supporting the future of healthcare and register for POCUS World today.