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

The 2021 edition took place on 13 April 2021, click here for an overview of the speakers and presentations.

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.