ES2-1 : What trainings for ultrasound exam?

Context :

Portable ultrasound requires a simple probe connected to a computer, tablet or mobile phone come on the market. They have many advantages. Compared to a conventional ultrasound, their price is attractive, they require less maintenance, they have an energy autonomy of several hours, it allows to make ultrasounds at the foot of the patient's bed.

Beyond these practical aspects, these new materials will expand the indications of ultrasounds. Some speak of stethos echographies, ultrasound could become an instrument as commonplace as the stethoscope in a medical consultation.

These reflections concern both countries in rich countries and countries with limited resources.

It is then necessary to ask the question of which training should accompany the development of these portable ultrasounds.


Objectives :

This round table aims to answer key questions to organize training that should accompany the development of portable ultrasound.

  • What are the indications for new portable ultrasound?
  • Which staff should be trained (doctor, nurse, midwife, radio technician ...)
  • What educational tools should be used (Etraining, MOOCs, telemedicine ...)


Participants :

Chrisinet VanessaChairmanCIRESSwitzerland
Aeberli JuliaParticipantFaculté de Médecine, Université de GenèveSwitzerland
Benchoufi MehdiParticipantEchopenFrance
Bediang GeorgesParticipantRAFTCameroun
Boscheron FrançoisParticipantPhilipsThe Netherlands
De Fresnoye OlivierParticipantechopenFrance
Dubail MathildeParticipantHUGSwitzerland
Eperon IsabelleParticipantHUGSwitzerland
Foguem EvelineParticipantHopital de YaoundéCameroon
Johnson WalterParticipantWHOSwizerland
Klaus UlrichParticipantPhilipsThe Netherlands
Leblanc HenriParticipantAMREFFrance
Van Anderlecht MarcParticipantDdopBelgique


Links :

ES : Experience sharing