The main objective of Ultrasound Working Group is to improve the diusion and dissemination of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS)  in  the  clinical  practice  of internists in Europe. The first task of the Working Group is to produce a position document. This will  identify  clinical scenarios where ultrasound, applied at the point of care, may enhance diagnostic accuracy, assessment of prognosis or treatment monitoring. The Ultrasound Working Group will also define a POCUS training and proficiency framework.

Chair of the Ultrasound WG:

Juan Torres Macho - Spanish Society of Internal Medicine

Representatives to the Ultrasound WG from EFIM Members' national societies:

  • Fredrik von Wowern - Swedish Society of Internal Medicine
  • Alexis Müller-Marbach - German Society of Internal Medicine
  • João Neves - Portuguese Society of Internal Medicine
  • Oğuz Abdullah Uyaroğlu - Turkish Society of Internal Medicine
  • Michal Krsek - Czech Society of Internal Medicine
  • Szedenek Monhart  - Czech Society of Internal Medicine
  • Claudio Tana - FADOI Italy
  • Chiara Beatrice Cogliati - Italian Society of Internal Medicine
  • Carla Serra - Italian Society of Internal Medicine
  • Nick Smallwood - United Kingdom
  • Frank Bosch - Netherlands
  • Rodrigo Sabio - Argentina
  • Tuomas Aro - Young Internists WG (Finland)
  • Ion Bruckner - Romanian Society of Internal Medicine
  • Adriana Gurghean - Romanian Society of Internal Medicine
  • Eleni Karlafti - Internal Medicine Society of Greece


Primary Contact: 
Dr. Juan TorresMacho

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