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Improving Global Health Through POCUS25



Dr. Victor Rao is a radiologist and POCUS pioneer who first introduced POCUS to future medical professionals at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine (USCSOM). Here, he developed the POCUS curriculum, and the POCUS learning and eLearning content geared towards medical and physician assistant students. Dr. Rao went on to present POCUS to the Arusha Lutheran Medical Center in Tanzania and the University of Santo Thomas in Manila, Philippines. His passions are ultrasound and point-of-care ultrasound.


Using POCUS for Veterinary Care



Richard Markell, DVM, MRCVS, MBA, is a veterinarian, key opinion leader, business and science entrepreneur, and an experienced consultant in the veterinary clinical practice, pharmaceutical, educational, and medical equipment sectors. He has been in his elite equine veterinary practice for 31 years. He has traveled all over the globe as a former veterinarian for the United States Equestrian Team and for international horses and clients. He is currently the Director of the Veterinary Program at Butterfly Network – a disruptive and revolutionary new whole-body ultrasound device. Dr. Markell is a graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Sand Diego Rady School of Management. He lives in Encinitas (San Diego), California, with his wife and two dogs… a good one and a naughty one! He has a son attending the California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo.


Importance of External Validation



Dale is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director for Inteleos, the umbrella governance and management organization for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), the Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement (APCA) and the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy Councils. Dale has been an executive within the certification community for 20 years. Inteleos is a dedicated ANSI-ISO 17024 accredited organization with over 115,000 active certificants across 70 countries and delivers computer-based examinations in 28 countries. Inteleos global expansion includes customizing assessment programs in China, Latin America, managing the Vascular Scientist assessment program in the United Kingdom and developing and validating varying standards of individual proficiencies in the use of Point-Of-Care Ultrasound through the POCUS Certification Academy. Dale has given numerous lectures and workshops in areas of business and certification throughout the world and presently sits on the Executive Committee for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is the immediate Past Chair of the Association of Talent Development (ATD) Credentialing Institute. Dale is also a co-inventor of a patent for a new type of test question and measurement. Dale has an MBA in finance from the Albers School of Business and Economics, Seattle, WA and also holds the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

 


Learning and Using Point-Of-Care Ultrasound for Anesthesiology



“To listen to breathing, people used to put their ear to the chest and their ear on the heart listen to the heart as well. Now we have the stethoscope….ultrasound is a step beyond the stethoscope. We aren’t just listening; we are looking now.”- Dr. Hong Wang

Listen as Dr. Hong Wang discusses how she learned Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) and uses it in her practice of Anesthesiology.

 

Hong Wang, MD, PhD, FASE, FASA.Dr. Wang attended the Peking University School of Medicine in Beijing, China. She received her PhD from the Department of Physiology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Wang completed her Anesthesiology residency and was Chief Resident at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit Michigan in 2000. She is board certified with the American Board of Anesthesiology and Advanced Perioperative TEE. Dr. Wang serves the Department as Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, which oversees the Department’s clinical activities, coordinates the daily operative suite schedule. She is a cardiac anesthesia team member that provides and directs anesthesia to patients undergoing open-heart procedures in conjunction with cardiothoracic surgeons. Dr. Wang is the director of Department’s Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS). She has established the POCUS training for the anesthesia residents and participated in the WVU medical student ultrasound training. She has passed the inaugural board exam, Examination of Special Competence in Critical Care Echocardiography (CCEeXAM), administered by the National Board of Echocardiography in conjunction with nine other partnering organizations. Dr. Wang is currently the President of The Chinese American Society of Anesthesiology (CASA).