Saturday 30 January 2021

The 46th WACEM-ACAIM Special Global Weekly e-Summit on COVIPOCUS2021 (Final Session) - Using POCUS in COVID19




30th January 2021

The Fifth and Final session of COVIPOCUS2021 was held on 30th  January 2021 from 6:30PM- 10:30PM (India Time). Delegates from all over the world participated in the conference. The meeting was also attended by 15 international leaders.

Live Lab:


A Partnership between Emergency Medicine Academic Faculty at the University of Florida at Jacksonville and Florida State University at Sarasota resulted in a Laboratory Video on BioProtection of the Human and POCUS machine during the provision of COVID-19 patient care.

Sanitization, Disinfection, low level cleaning and deep cleaning concepts were demonstrated and discussed. Burning question related to single gloving versus double gloving, design of Emergency Cubicles and methodologies of simulation based education were also discussed.


Dr. Ashley Grant (FSU)

Dr. Andrew Shannon (UF)

Dr. Sagar Galwankar (FSU)

Dr. Dhanashree Kelkar (UF)

 Keynote Speakers

Dr. Mike Smith, is a Senior Lecturer at School of Healthcare Sciences at College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Cardiff University, UK.  Dr. Smith Disussed the importance of partnering to advance the science of POCUS. He highlighted on various scenarios and challenges faced by different leaders and specialties across the world.

Dr. Aruna Munasinghe was the Secretary General for WACEM 2017 & Founding President of Critical Care Forum of Sri Lanka. He is the International Coordinator, World Collaborating Center for Acute Care. Additionally he is the Consultant Physician & In-charge of Emergency Medicine, MICU & Department of Medicine, District General Hospital, Gampaha. Sri Lanka. Dr. Aruna discussed about I-POCUS and S-POCUS and also the Samurai model of POCUS based Care.

 Dr. Guru Karnati  is a Consultant Radiologist, Lead of Musculoskeletal Imaging at the Musgrove Park Hospital, United Kingdom. He is also the Member of the Royal College of Radiologists, United Kingdom. Dr. Karnati discussed about the situation and process flow at his hospital from the perspective of the radiology department. He also emphasized the need for wellness and highlighted the importance of taking breaks during providing care.

Research Presentations brought the curtain down on the Phenomenal COVIPCUS2021 which set new benchmarks in Global Sonographic Education.

 Partnering with WHO-CCET, WACEM and Universities across the world as well as bringing POCUS leaders onto one platform were the prominent achievements of COVIPOCUS2021

February 2021 will celebrate COVISIM2021 Congress : Every Saturday 6:30 PM India Time. COVISIM2021 will focus on Simulation Education on SARS-CoV2 and Survival. 

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