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EMUGs POCUS Management Course delivered by industry experts to you in the comfort of your home or workplace.

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If you are interested in this course, you may want to sign up to the EMUGs POCUS Development Subscription which inlcudes this course.

The Online EMUGs POCUS Management Course comprises 5 x 90min sessions and is aimed at those in senior and/or Ultrasound Leadership roles or those keen to take on these roles.

The course will provide a framework through which to establish and/or enrich POCUS management in your department.

This course is delivered by a panel of local experts in conjunction with and guided by Dr Michael Blaivas MD, MBA, FACEP, FAIUM, an international leader in the field, who will join us from Atlanta, USA and is overseen by Victorian FACEM and EMUGs Central Council member; Dr Allan Whitehead.

The Program

Tuesday August 4th: Governance with Dr Cris Zollo & Michael Blaivas

Wednesday August 12th: Education with Martin Necas & Michael Blaivas

Thursday August 20th: Infrastructure with Anthony Wald & Michael Blaivas

Thursday August 27th: Quality Assurance with Vijay Manivel & Michael Blaivas

Tuesday September 1st: Administration with Carolynne Cormack & Michael Blaivas

Course registration includes all 5 sessions. All sessions will be recorded for later listening if you are unable to attend the live event.


Dr Michael Blaivas: Dr. Blaivas is currently an affiliate professor of medicine at the University of South Carolina, School of Medicine. Clinically, Dr. Blaivas works St Francis Hospital Emergency Department in Columbus, Georgia. Dr. Blaivas is a pioneer of point-of-care ultrasound. Along with his research interests Dr. Blaivas is a founding member of the World Interactive Network For Critical Ultrasound (WINFOCUS) and Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education (SUSME), having served as president of both. Dr. Blaivas has been the emergency ultrasound section chair for ACEP, SAEM and AIUM and third Vice President of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. Dr. Blaivas is active in building educational and policy-making relationships between societies in a variety of medical specialties throughout the world and works with specialty societies to help craft ultrasound educational and performance standards and guidelines. Most recently, he has helped create and direct, the American College of Physicians (ACP) pre-congress ultrasound course which is helping to expand ultrasound use by internal medicine physicians.

Dr Allan Whitehead: Dr Whitehead is a Melbourne based FACEM working at Wonthaggi Hospital with a passion for the utility of POCUS in smaller EDs with no critical care on-site and minimal radiology back-up after hours. Allan sees great scope to increase POCUS training to undergraduate medical students as well as prevocational doctors in Australia and New Zealand not forgetting assisting registrars and senior medical staff to learn and maintain this skill. Allan has completed his CCPU with Otago University and also CCPU with ASUM recently, and has done a sabbatical in ultrasound with Monash Health Radiology at Dandenong Hospital.

Dr Cris Zollo: Dr Zollo is a Emergency Physican and Clincial Lead for Ultrasound at Waikato Hospital Emergency Department. Originally from England, Cris has experience working in emergency departments across New Zealand, Australia and the UK, but undertook most of her formal training at Waikato Hospital. She attained the ASUM DDU (Emergency Medicine) in 2018. Cris is a passionate advocate of increased POCUS availability, but acknowledges that this, like all other tests, should be used wisely, supported by appropriate training and credentialing. Cris is currently Co-chair of the New Zealand branch of the EMUGS network and is involved in tutoring DDU candidates.

Martin Necas: Martin works as a clinical specialist sonographer in Hamilton, New Zealand. Martin has practiced diagnostic ultrasound in the USA, New Zealand and Australia in a wide variety of clinical settings ranging from private centers to tertiary teaching hospitals. Martin is an ultrasound enthusiast, clinical instructor, university lecturer and a prolific conference speaker and a strong proponent of clinically targeted ultrasound and evidence-based practice, underpinned by clinical research.

Anthony Wald: Anthony is an accredited cardiac sonographer working in Point of Care Ultrasound education for the POCUS program at Monash Health, Victoria. He is completing his Masters in Clinical Education and Teaching through Melbourne University, with a research interest in the facilitators and barriers to echocardiography teaching and training. Anthony is also an elected director for the Australasian Sonographers Association.

Dr Vijay Manivel: Dr Manivel is an Emergency Physician & Director of Emergency Ultrasound Training at Nepean Hospital and Sydney Adventist Hospital, an ultrasound enthusiast and a firm believer in bedside ultrasound being a part of clinical examination. Vijay is also a Clinical Senior Lecturer at The University of Sydney, actively involved in teaching diagnostic & procedural ultrasound to clinicians and medical students. Also, been actively engaged in research activities in the field of Emergency Ultrasound.

Carolynne Cormack: Carolynne is a senior Sonographer and passionate POCUS Educator at Monash Health in Victoria. Carolynne has been instrumental to the growth of a large collaborative POCUS program at Monash Health. In 2016, Carolynne was awarded the Australasian Sonographers Association (ASA) Educator of the Year for excellence in ultrasound education. She also serves the wider ultrasound profession in a variety of chairing, committee & advisory roles.

Session 1: Governance - Leadership, Departmental (including faculty) requirements and Director support, Institutional & System-wide Programs

Session 2: Education - Structure/Program Plan and Scope of Practice, Training, Accreditation, Credentialing, Skill Maintenance/Continuing Education, Special Skills Terms and Fellowships

Session 3: Infrastructure - Equipment, Archiving, Infection Control, Administrative support

Session 4: Quality Assurance - Audit, Review, Feedback, Provider Remediation, Compliance, Departmental Policy and Guideline Development, Research

Session 5: Administration: Workflow, Middleware, Reporting, Billing, Patient Records, Logbooks


EMUGs is a small not for profit organisation / special interest group supported by a small part time operations team funded by ticket sales and generous support from our sponsors.

Ticket sales enable EMUGs to continue our mission of advancing the use of POCUS in Emergency Medicine.

We aim to ensure ticket prices reflect the value our events.

Please purchase a ticket that reflects your qualification/funding category as the money received from those with funding makes it possible to provide more affordable tickets for those without.

You have the opportunity to make an optional donation to EMUGs during the ticket purchase process.

Thank you for your support.

This webinar is sponsored by EMUGs Annual Sponsors...

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