The Conference program consists of a mix of invited speakers and accepted papers.

Virtual Waiting room
16:0016:05arthur bouwmanOpening and Welcome
Arthur Bouwman, MD PhD, Staff Anesthesiologist, Catharina Hospital Eindhoven
Session: POCUS of the Lung
Moderator: Chris de Korte
Pieter Roel TuinmanInvited Speaker:
Pieter Roel Tuinman, intensivist-epidemiologist / Instructor Intensive Care Ultrasound, Amsterdam UMC- Location VUmc, on "Differentiating cardiogenic from non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema: Is lung ultrasound the holy grail?", Read more
Libertario DemiInvited Speaker:
Libertario Demi, Assistant Professor, Head of ULTRa ((Ultrasound Lab Trento)), University of Trento, on 'Technical ascpects of lung ultrasound'
16:4517:00Coffee Break
Session: POCUS of the Heart
Moderator: Patrick Houthuizen
michel versluisInvited Speaker:
Michel Versluis, Professor Physical and Medical Acoustics, University of Twente, on "Bubbles for medical imaging and therapy", Read more
otto kampInvited Speaker:
Otto Kamp, Associate Professor / cardiologist / director of echocardiography laboratory, Amsterdam UMC - Location VUmc, on 'Sonothrombolysis in the ambulance for ST-elevation myocardial infarction'
Poster Session 1
3 parallel sessions
Parallel Room 1
Moderator: Patrick Houthuizen
Parallel Room 2
Moderator: Mark Buise
Parallel Room 3
Moderator: Massimo Mischi
Fredericus H.J. van Loon, Catharina Hospital / Fontys Univerisity of Applied Sciences
The learningcurve for nurse-led ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous cannulation in adult patients: a multicentre study, Read more
Harm Scholten, Eindhoven University of Technology / Catharina ZiekenhuisImproving needle tip identification during ultrasound‐guided procedures in anaesthetic practice, Read more

Luuk van Knippenberg, Eindhoven University of TechnologyTowards ultrasound-based flow monitoring in the CCA, Read more

Irene Suriani,
Esmée de Boer
Eindhoven University of Technology
Carotid Doppler Ultrasound for Non-Invasive Haemodynamic Monitoring: A Narrative Review, Read more
Stefan Maas, SomaView GmbHWireless Augmented Reality Point Of Care Ultrasound, Read moreJonathan Fincke, Philips Research North America

Automated ultrasound methods for cerebral blood flow velocity measurement in point-of-care settings, Read more
Session: POCUS in a challenging environment
Moderator: Mark Buise
Rein KetelaarsInvited Speaker:
Rein Ketelaars, Anesthesiologist and HEMS physician, MD, PhD, Radboud University Medical Center, on "Point-of-Care Ultrasound in (Helicopter) Emergency Medical Services ", Read more
Chris de KorteInvited Speaker:
Chris de Korte, Professor of Medical Ultrasound Technologies, Radboud University / Professor of Medical Ultrasound Imaging, University of Twente , on 'POCUS for prenatal scanning'
Poster Session 2
3 parallel sessions
Parallel Room 1
Moderator: Patrick Houthuizen
Parallel Room 2
Moderator: Chris de Korte
Parallel Room 3
Moderator: Massimo Mischi
Afrah Malik, CARIM School for Cardiovascular Diseases, Maastricht University Medical CentreCarotid Screening: How Much Information Does a Single M-line Carry about Arterial Structural and Material Stiffness?, Read moreYizhou Huang, Eindhoven University of TechnologyInfertility is emerging as a serious problem in developed countries, where up to 20% of women in reproductive age have difficulty to get pregnant, Read more Peiran Chen, Eindhoven University of Technology
Prostate cancer localization by multiparametric three-dimensional contrast-ultrasound dispersion imaging, Read more
Alvin Chen, Philips HealthcareAutomated vessel segmentation and measurement for peripheral vascular disease evaluations using deep neural networks, Read moreAuke Jager, Eindhoven University of Technology / Amsterdam University Medical Centers
Detection of clinically significant prostate cancer in biopsy-naïve men: direct comparison of systematic biopsy, multiparametric MRI- and contrast-ultrasound-dispersion imaging-targeted biopsy, Read more
Session: The future of POCUS – new developments, quality and hocuspocus?
Moderator: Massimo Mischi
Frank BoschInvited Speaker:
Frank Bosch, Professor in acute internal medicine, UMCN St. Radboud / Rijnstate Hospital, on "The use of POCUS in the dyspnoic patient with an emphasis on COVID-19", Read more
hans huibertsInvited Speaker:
Hans Huiberts, Philips, on "Removing barriers for new users and uses of Ultrasound", Read more
End of the Conference

Point of care ultrasound is a medical examination process that is performed by primary care physicians to determine unclear findings. It refers to the portable ultrasonography at a patient’s bedside for diagnostic and therapeutic process. It can be applied in several clinical situations and used in an intensive care unit to monitor therapeutic conditions, in the emergency department to investigate the internal or external pathological findings. Point-of-care ultrasound can be utilized in physiological monitoring such as hemodynamic assessment, preload, cardiac function (LVF and RVF), afterload, and volume status. It has many potential advantages over traditional methods including improvement in patient outcome, costs, reducing mortality rate and medical risk scenarios. Additionally, this ultrasonography provides physicians or clinicians real time information to manage and treat properly injured patients in emergency, military medicine, and remote care facilities.

The conference focuses on cutting edge research and clinical evaluations on Point-of-care ultrasound in its different forms and gathers experts from academia and industry to show their latest results and showcase their products and services.

Conference topics cover not only applications of Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), but also fundamental research on new technological developments in ultrasound image formation, functional analysis, and image guidance, also leveraging latest advances in ultrafast imaging and artificial intelligence.

The following topics will be covered in the conference program:

  • Research in applications like: Cardiovascular, General Imaging, Emergency Room, Women’s Health etc.
  • Tissue characterization
  • (Functional) Imaging
  • Data analysis
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Guidance algorithms
  • Quality assessment

POCUS is emerging as a reliable and valid clinical tool in a wide-range of applications such as resuscitation, cardiac arrest situations, trauma evaluation, monitoring and procedural guidance (regional anesthesia, thoracocentesis, vascular acces etc) in various clinical situations, such as emergency departments, intensive care units, perioperative care, general ward and even in pre-hospital situations.

The conference is being organised by Jakajima, Matchmaker for Innovators.