October 2, 2023

Chair’s Letter

Michael Gottlieb, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Research
Director, Emergency Ultrasound Division
Department of Emergency Medicine
Rush University Medical Center

It has been an honor and privilege serving as ACEP EUS Chair over this past year. I have enjoyed learning with you all and advocating on behalf of our specialty. As the seasons change and Summer nears its end, I also look forward to the future and continued growth and advancement of our specialty. I am excited for Dr. Meghan Herbst to begin her term as Section Chair and continue to lead us forward. I am grateful for our incredible team this past year and am looking forward to seeing many of you in person at ACEP23 in less than a month.

As we gear up for the meeting, I am thrilled to share this month’s newsletter, which is packed to the brim with high yield educational material. To lead this off, Dr. Damewood and her incredible team provide six high yield pearls for running an ultrasound conference – this is a must-read for anyone running ultrasound conferences, whether small or large. Then, Drs. Yetter and Saul share their lessons learned from over 20 years of running a POCUS Research Symposium. In this issue, we have five Sono Hot Seats with leading ultrasound experts. These include Dr. Nagdev on innovation and integration of nerve blocks, Dr. Stolz on billing and revenue infrastructure, Dr. Panebianco on multidisciplinary POCUS fellowships, Dr. Russell on POCUS research careers, and Dr. Duran-Gehring on the ACEP Emergency Ultrasound Management Course. Dr. Eberle and her team highlight an underutilized block (the genicular nerve block) for acute knee pain. We have updates from the ACEP EUS Safety Subcommittee, including an FAQ on ultrasound disinfection. Finally, Dr. Weindruch provides updates on the EMRA Ultrasound Committee.

Thanks for reading, and looking forward to seeing many of you in Philadelphia next month!

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