March 2024
European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology

EUROSON 2024 - Naples

EUROSON 2024 Congress Web Site is live!


View the programme, speakers and social events or submit your abstract. Plan your visit from travel to accommodation and book your tours while in Naples. Its all available from the Congress web site now!

EFSUMB Course Book: New Chapters Released

The EFSUMB Course Book continues its development with three new chapters released. Ultrasound of the renal vessels, Transcranial color-coded duplex ultrasonography of the intracranial
and Transcranial sonography of brain parenchyma in adults.

View the new chapters here >

Boris Brkljačić awarded the ESR Gold Medal at ECR 2024 

We’d like to congratulate, Dr. Boris Brkljačić, who was awarded the European Society of Radiology (ESR)’s Gold Medal at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2024 by ESR President Carlo Catalano. The ESR Gold Medal is the highest honor that can be awarded to a member of the ESR, and exclusively bestowed to outstanding scientists, who work in radiology or allied sciences, and have been active in the ESR and or international organizations.

The Gold Medal is awarded to three recipients each year at the Opening Ceremony of the ECR. Dr. Brkljačić’s outstanding contributions to our profession include his role as past president of the ESR and his current role as chair of EuroSafe Imaging.

Boris was a member of the EFSUMB EPSC 2007 - 2011 and has been the delegate for Croatia for several years. Congratulations again on this well-deserved honor.

Highlighting two Euroson Schools in 2024:
6th International Paediatric Advanced Ultrasound Course


27 – 28 June, 2024

The European Society of Paediatric Radiology (ESPR) and the European Federation of Societies in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) have come together, to present the 6th International Paediatric Advanced Ultrasound Course, to be held once again in London, at King’s College Hospital.

The venue is the beautiful Fetal Institute, with outstanding facilities, and with easy connection to central London by public transport. The topics are mainly those related to Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) and their application to paediatric practice, but the introduction of more advanced imaging techniques such as liver elastography and fat quantification will be introduced for the first time.

The organisers in London have presented Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound meetings since 2014, and this is the first time a paediatric onsite face-to-face meeting has been scheduled since the pandemic. We look forward to meeting all the delegates and faculty in London.

The programme has been well-designed, in collaboration with ESPR and should appeal to all paediatric imaging specialists, but also contains enough information to interest the adult practitioner.

COURSE FEE: 260 GBP including social dinner on Thursday 27th June 2024.
50% Course fee reduction available for trainees on production of evidence.

Euroson POCUS School Vienna 

POCUS in current medical practice in Frontline Physicians from Primary and Ambulatory Healthcare.
We have the great pleasure of announcing the forthcoming Euroson PoC-US SCHOOL Vienna 2024,  Hybrid Conference, 5th Edition taking place at Vienna University of Medicine, Austria, on 06-07th September 2024, chaired by Dr. Mihai Iacob, EUVEKUS President.  

The theme of the Euroson POCUS SCHOOL Vienna 2024, 5th Edition will be: „The POCUS Curriculum and Guidelines in Frontline Physicians as a Daily Practice.” 
The Hybrid Conference is organized by EUVEKUS /EADUS – The European Ultrasound Working Group in Primary and Ambulatory Healthcare, EFSUMB endorsed and supported by WONCA Europe. The Euroson POCUS School Conference will reflect the collaboration to advance common approaches and POCUS skills in frontline physicians aimed to improve early diagnosis through ultrasonography techniques and will host over 120 delegates and approximately 12 world-renowned faculty from Europe. 

Prof Caroline Ewertsen - EFSUMB President and Prof. Shlomo Vinker, the President of WONCA Europe have already confirmed their participation as our International Keynote Speakers. 

The meeting will provide participants with a unique opportunity for sharing knowledge, and skills through Hands on workshops.
Recently, family medicine has become the foundation of modern medical systems that represent the interface with the patient, turning into a proactive medical specialty, approaching medicine holistically, comprehensively, integrated, and centered on the patient to preserve the health of the people in care through the development of prophylactic services as well as active monitoring of acute or chronic diseases.
More than 2400 years of holistic medical practice in classical general medicine have passed since Hippocrates (c. 450—c. 380 B.C.E.) who wrote the treatise "Corpus Hippocraticum" which contains a wealth of information on biomedical methodology and provides one of the first codes of professional ethics valid up to now, with real benefits in the life or health of our patients with receipts that are always kept up-to-date. In addition to the practical clinical skills of family doctors / GPs who obtain extremely valuable information for diagnosis in terms of patient history, anamnesis, and classic clinical examination, we believe that the time has come to try to upgrade the classic standard procedures and to revolutionize first-line medicine through certain modern procedures that allow us an ultrasound visualization of the entire organism and most of the organs of the human body, through multiparametric imaging techniques that have proven their necessity but especially their benefits in multiple medical specialties and which are indispensable for them today. 

For example, we actually couldn't conceive a specialist cardiologist or gynecologist who does not currently practice clinical ultrasonography for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
Our presentations will try to allow you to understand at a basic level the role and limits of POCUS in symptomatic patients from different medical fields frequently encountered in the practice of family doctors: gastroenterology, nephrology, pulmonology, cardiology, etc, to be able to easily establish both the positive and differential diagnosis.
Currently, the EFSUMB POCUS Task Force Group is working on a new Curriculum in primary healthcare, which will allow the acquisition of practical skills with a diagnostic purpose and which will be presented by the authors at the Euroson POCUS School event from Vienna, 5th Edition.

We consider this Euroson POCUS School extremely necessary, which will promote ABC Point of Care Ultrasound POCUS courses for the practice of family doctors / GPs and the faster diagnosis of various medical organ pathologies, carried out in the medical office for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
We have organized sections for online physicians both for the beginner and advanced level. 
In addition, this activity will provide a platform for networking with many of Europe's leading experts, focusing on reviewing and assessing best practices in ultrasonography. The meeting program will include presentations, hands-on training, and several informal social gatherings. 

We were waiting for you to participate in the Euroson POCUS School Vienna Conference, 5th Edition to open the doors of new diagnostic opportunities for frontline physicians in primary healthcare and specialty outpatients.

Upcoming EUROSON Schools

Upcoming Endorsed Courses

CEUS Webinar Series

Our CEUS Series are webinars throughout 2024 concentrating on Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound. Our first webinar in this series took place on 24th January 2024, was moderated by Paul Sidhu and was on the topic of Focal Liver Lesions.

Presentations from this webinar can be viewed here >
There are three further CEUS webinars planned for 2024 - view and register below.

Chinese Webinar Series

Our Chinese Series are webinars taking place during 2023-2024 with one Chinese and one European expert. Our first webinar in this series took place on 7th December 2023, was moderated by Christoph F. Dietrich and was on the topic of Contrast enhanced ultrasound in diagnosis and treatment of pancreas disease.

Presentations from this webinar can be viewed here >
The second webinar in this series took place on 7th March 2024, was moderated by Caroline Ewertsen and was on the topic of CEUS in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

Presentations from this webinar can be viewed here >
There are two further Chinese webinars planned for 2024 - view and register below.
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A call for Cases on the EFSUMB web site!
All CoM submissions are eligible for selection for free registration at the next Euroson congress in Naples, Italy
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