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

All time slots mentioned are in the CET (Amsterdam) Time zone.

09:3010:00Live: Registration and Welcome
Online: Digital Waiting room
10:0010:10Welcome & Opening
arthur bouwman
Arthur Bouwman, Chairman Scientific Committee / Arthur Bouwman, MD PhD, Staff Anesthesiologist, Catharina Hospital Eindhoven
Session Acquisition
Invited Speaker
Ruud van Sloun, Assistant Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, on 'AI for ultrasound imaging', Read more

10:3510:50Frederique de Raat, Technical University of Eindhoven, on 'Accuracy and Precision of Stroke Volume and Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Quantification from Handheld Echocardiography'
10:5011:05Chantelle de Vet, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Máxima Medical Center, on 'Fetal myocardial deformation measured with 2D-Speckle Tracking Echocardiography: longitudinal prospective cohort study of 124 fetuses'
11:0511:20Esmée de Boer, Eindhoven University of Technology, on 'Influence of Ultrasound Probe Orientation on the Estimation of Diameter in the Common Carotid Artery'
11:2011:35Aldo Tecse, Department of Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, on 'Comparison of four biomechanical models for characterizing the viscoelastic parameters of plantar soft tissue'
11:3511:50Parisa Asgharzadeh, Clarius Mobile Health, on 'Automated Preset Selection of Imaging Mode Based on Anatomy Detection'
Invited Speaker
Tobias Gantner, Founder and CEO, HealthCare Futurists GmbH, on 'Democratize healthcare – less hocus, more pocus. How digital transformation leads to major changes in healthcare and what that means for the future of pocus.', Read more
Lunch Break + networking + visit exhibit
Session InterpretationSession Simulation
masimmo mischi
Massimo Mischi, Professor Model-based quantitative analysis of biomedical signals, Eindhoven University of Technology
peter van de putte
Peter Van de Putte, Staff member anesthesiology, Imeldaziekenhuis Bonheiden / Mentor European Society of Anaesthesiology
Invited Speaker
Erik Korsten, Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology / Professor, Zhejiang University (China), on 'Ultrasound: is it so easy to use?', Read more
Invited Speaker
Stefaan Bouchez, MD, Cardiac anesthesiologist, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium, on ' Teaching POCUS', Read more
13:4013:55Afrah E. F. Malik, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, CARIM School for Cardiovascular Diseases, Maastricht University, on 'Comparison between two common ultrasound echo-tracking systems MyLabOne and MyLab70/ArtLab: Clarity on bias'13:4014:05
Invited Speaker
Neel Sharma, Founder and Director, Clinician Engineer Hub - Academic Clinical Lecturer / Assistant Professor Gastroenterology and Medical Educator, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, on 'Point of Care Ultrasound in Gastroenterology - calling all clinician engineers'
13:5514:10Chuan Chen, Eindhoven University of Technology, on 'Spatiotemporal analysis of contrast-enhanced ultrasound loops for differentiation between benign and malignant lesions in the breast'14:0514:20Xufei CHEN, Eindhoven University of Technology, on 'Enhancing the Shear-Wave Axial-Velocity Estimation Using Deep Learning to Improve Tissue Elasticity Measurement'
14:1014:25T.J. Nichting, Department of gynaecology and obstetrics, Máxima MC, on 'The effect of insonation angles on left and right ventricular global longitudinal strain in fetal speckle tracking echocardiography.'14:2014:35Chantelle de Vet, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Máxima Medical Center, on 'Two-dimensional Speckle Tracking Echocardiography in the Fetus: the Learning Curve'
14:2514:40Joris van Houte, CZE on 'Evaluating Corrected Carotid Flow Time as a Non-Invasive Parameter for Trending Cardiac Output and Stroke Volume in Cardiac Surgery Patients'

14:3514:55Michiel Blans, Rijnstate Hospital, on 'Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS): the time is now'
14:4014:55Harrison Brookeman, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, on 'Implementation of the Bedside Lung Ultrasound in Emergency (BLUE) Protocol by Prehospital Paramedics'
Drinks + networking + visit exhibit
Session Medical decision making
Chris de Korte
Chris de Korte, Professor of Medical Ultrasound Imaging, University of Twente / Professor of Medical Ultrasound Technologies, Radboud University
15:1515:30Lotte Terwoert, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, 'Quantitative Diagnostics of Swallowing Disorders using Ultrasound'
15:3015:45Yizhou Huang, Eindhoven University of Technology, on 'Quantitative ultrasound imaging of uterine peristalsis for prediction of successful fertilization'
15:4516:00Blijke Wessels, Eindhoven University of Technology, on 'Affiliation MSc student Automatic Segmentation of the Endometrium on 2D Transvaginal Ultrasound'
16:0016:15Peiran Chen, Eindhoven University of Technology, on 'Contrast-Ultrasound Dispersion Imaging for Solid Renal Cell Cancer Localization'
Invited Speaker
Kris Abbas, Assistant professor / Anesthesiologist, McMaster University, Canada, on 'Recommendations for POCUS Training, Education & Certification', Read more
Invited Speaker
Kris Dickie, VP Research & Development, Clarius Mobile Health, Canada, on Automating Workflows via AI', Read more
arthur bouwman
Arthur Bouwman, Chairman Scientific Committee / Arthur Bouwman, MD PhD, Staff Anesthesiologist, Catharina Hospital Eindhoven
Drinks + networking + visit exhibit

Click here for an overview of the speakers and presentations at previous editions.

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.