As the use of ultrasound is expanding at a greater rate than ever, both as a diagnostic tool and in treating injuries and diseases, keeping up-to-date on all of the changes can be a struggle. In an upcoming symposium, however, you can explore new, exciting, and current technologies in ultrasound. Identify the different approaches to diagnostic ultrasound and determine which ultrasound techniques can help you advance your practice at “Can You Do That With Ultrasound?” on March 26, 2023, at UltraCon.
This symposium is an exciting new approach to discovering the technical advancement of ultrasound and applications across all subspecialties with collaborative interactions and networking opportunities to enhance the experience. It will begin with a discussion with John Pellerito, MD, Luis O. Tierradentro-Garcia, MD, Emile Redwood, MD, and John K. Hill of three abstracts with cutting-edge content regarding assessing cerebral blood flow in neonatal hydrocephalus, analyzing gene expression, and robotics-assisted transabdominal cerclage in pregnancy.
Next, with images and clinical histories, you will be able to review cases and discuss how each specialty group would approach the systems using different ultrasound techniques and instrumentation. Jon Jacobson, MD, Humberto Rosas, MD, Margarita Revzin, MD, MS, FSRU, FAIUM, Misty Blanchette Porter, and Stephanie Gisele Midgley, MD, will facilitate the discussion on state-of-the-art scanning techniques and innovative technology. Following that, John Pellerito, MD, will assist you with networking and crowdsourcing the answers to your questions. Then, industry representatives, expert clinicians, and expert researchers will also take questions.
Another symposium, “Everyone Can Be an Effective Ultrasound Educator” will also be happening that same day. Filled with practical and effective strategies and techniques to improve your teaching skills, Todd D. Zakrajsek, PhD, the keynote speaker, will share his thoughts on the foundational aspects of learning and relatively easy ways to teach while considering the diversity of learners today, as well as dispel learning myths and traps that hinder the learning process.
This symposium will feature a total of 8 engaging and interactive sessions for attendees to rotate through in groups:
- “Active Learning, Learning by Doing,” led by Charlotte Henningsen, MS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, FSDMS, FAIUM, Rebecca J. Etheridge, EdD, RDMS, and Sara Durfee, MD, will show you how to apply creative and meaningful activities designed to enhance the teaching and learning environment.
- “Case-based Teaching: Let’s Have a Shared Learning Experience,” led by Iryna Struk, MS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, and Jennifer Cotton, MD, will offer strategies for using case-based learning (CBL), an established approach used across disciplines where learners apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios, promoting higher levels of cognition.
- “Good Job. Keep It Up. Effective and Ineffective Feedback Strategies in Ultrasound Education,” led by Creagh Boulger, MD, Lauren D. Branditz, MD, and Christine M. Schutzer, RT, BS, RDMS, will review the literature and techniques for effective feedback and assessment.
- “Designing Virtual Lectures: A Necessary Challenge,” led by Kevin J. Haworth, PhD, Petra Duran Gehring, MD, RDMS, and Jacob Avila, MD, will review concepts in lecture design to increase student learning.
- “Gaming: Trendy Buzz Word or Effective Educational Tool?” led by Creagh Boulger, MD, and Rachel Liu, MD, will be a hands-on activity to solve your needs in education and how you can apply gaming as an effective, evidenced-based strategy for assessment, learning, and engagement.
- “Old School, New School, Best School,” led by Linda Zanin, Jennifer Cotton, MD, Lee Shryock, and Michelle Haines, will help you determine which new and exciting technologies are worth the investment and how you can integrate them into your curriculum.
- “Social Media and Education,” led by Kevin J. Haworth, PhD, and Chris Fox, MD, discusses ways in which social media can be used to improve teaching and learning.
- “The Impact of Emotional Intelligence in Education,” led by Charlotte Henningsen, MS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, FSDMS, FAIUM, David Bahner, MD, and Hilary L. Davenport, DO, will provide tools that can help strengthen students’ emotional intelligence, which can positively impact relationships, academic success, and work performance.
In addition, this symposium includes “Learn From Our Learners,” in which former and current students (Creagh Boulger, MD, and Jennifer Cotton, MD) will share things that have worked well, experiences that have not worked well, and ideas they have for ways ultrasound can be better utilized in education.
Cynthia Owens, BA, is the Publications Coordinator for the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).