Rachel Liu, MD, FACEP
Dear EUS Community,
It was great seeing many of you at ACEP17. I’m really looking forward to working with you to continue the many impressive things that have been achieved by our section in recent years, thanks to you and the vision of the many leaders among us.
This coming year will see the fruition of a fellow certification process, once ABEM finalizes the pathway in March 2018. This has been a culmination of many efforts from the Clinical Ultrasonography Task Force with ABEM, and years of discussion with the Society of Clinical Ultrasound Fellowships and the Academy of Emergency Ultrasound. We’ll be working with these groups to help develop and refine the shape this path will take in future years.
To help with documentation, Matt Fields initiated an Ultrasound Qualification Tracker Program over the last year with input from a specialized task force. A huge thanks to ACEP’s IT department for making this happen! It launched just after ACEP17 and is similar to the ACEP CME Tracker, giving us a way to house ultrasound documentation from residency, fellowship and beyond.
Still on the IT front, ACEP will be restructuring the website during 2018, so subcommittee webpages that are currently incomplete will remain so until the rebuild. Restoring and building the pages with up-to-date and current resources will remain a priority.
Thanks to those who have responded to the call for helping author or edit the popular Sonoguide, whose previous iteration was conceptualized by Beatrice Hoffmann. This year will focus on updating previous chapters and adding new ones, led by a newly created task force. Additionally, the ACEP Section Grant program is open for applications, with a due date of Jan. 29th for letters of intent. If you or your subcommittee are interested in applying for one, please feel free to email me for assistance.
Watch this space and your emails in the coming year for opportunities to join and create subcommittee projects. There are many exciting things coming our way this year, and I’m glad to share in these with you.
ACEP EUS Chair, @ACEP_EUS