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WCUME 2019

posted Sep 18, 2019, 11:36 AM by UCLA Clinical Ultrasound   [ updated Sep 18, 2019, 11:50 AM ]
The World Congress of Ultrasound in Medical Education is an international, multi-specialty annual meeting of medical educators who present innovative ways to teach and integrate ultrasound education. It is sponsored by the international organizations WINFOCUS and SUSME. This year, the conference was held at UC Irvine on September 12th to the 15th. 

UCLA had a strong showing. Dr. Alan Chiem was the Integrate track chair, while Dr. Jackie Shibata co-chaired the Insonate track with Dr. Teresa Liu of Harbor-UCLA. Our fellow, Dr. Amir Tabibnia, served as faculty for the pre-course POCUS bootcamp. 

In addition, Dean Ed Ha (IM) gave a presentation on Entrustable Professional Activities, while Dr. Michael Yeh (Surgery) discussed how POCUS improves his ability to manage complex thyroid cancers. Dr. Jim Lister (Anatomy) presented our 3D printing projects involving ultrasound education, and Drs. George Lim (EM/CC), Danny Kahn (IM), Manny Singh (Harbor-UCLA EM) discussed our new Ultrasound Peer Education Project (USPEP) and how to teach POCUS on clerkships. 

Lastly--but certainly most importantly--our trainees also had an opportunity to participate at WCUME, including our EM residents (Jessa Baker) and Ultrasound Student Interest Group officers (Sahl Ali, Danny Le, Harshika Chowdhary, Jacob Guorgui, Jamie Yang, and Yasmeen Dhindsa).