EVMS to host national conference on ultrasound

Story Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:15:00 EST

EVMS is hosting educators from across the country at the Second Conference on Ultrasound in Anatomy and Physiology Education 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, March 21, and Saturday, March 22, in Lester Hall.

The two-day conference, sponsored by the Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education (SUSME), is expected to draw 80 to 100 medical educators who want to develop or enhance their own ultrasound curricula at medical schools across the country. Learn more

Health-care providers are increasingly relying on ultrasound as the machines contract in size and cost and become portable. Some experts believe that handheld ultrasound machines will replace the venerable stethoscope as medicine’s front-line tool of choice.

EVMS was chosen to host the conference because of its broad expertise in the growing field. Among the EVMS experts who will present are Alfred Abuhamad, MD, Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Mason C. Andrews Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology, who serves as President of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine; Alexander Levitov, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, the author of two popular books on the clinical use of ultrasound; Barry Knapp, MD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, who has studied the use of ultrasound in the field by first responders; and basic scientist Craig Goodmurphy, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology and Anatomy, a pioneer in incorporating ultrasound training into the medical curriculum.

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