FiNorman Posted February 10, 2019 Share Posted February 10, 2019 Hello colleagues, I would like to start by stating I have no financial relationships with any of the parties involved. The only income I receive is from my hourly wage I earn. My name is Frank Norman and I am the Co-Founder of The Society of Point of Care Ultrasound. SPOCUS is a non profit, multidisciplinary medical society which is focused on integrating bedside ultrasound into practice and education. To my knowledge it is the first and only PA led society which is creating national standards of care, training and education for all of medicine. SPOCUS has recently partnered with ultrasound manufacturer Butterfly Network. The Butterfly Network has created a hand held, single probe ultrasound which plugs into an iPhone. However, instead of costing $20k for an ultrasound machine, The Butterfly is priced at $2k, unfortunately there is a waiting list to purchase the device.SPOCUS and Butterly are collaborating on a very unique opportunity. SPOCUS will offer very affordable ultrasound training workshops for PAs (flipping the classroom with pre-course video lectures and e-books, as well as live ultrasound training) , and Butterfly will offer the opportunity purchase one of their machines, skipping the wait list, to be delivered before the live conference, so the attendees can practice what they have learned through the videos. In addition, the attendees will also be able to save their practice images to the Butterfly Cloud, and used as a learning opportunity during the live workshop. The first of these opportunities will be at the AAPA 2019 in Denver, Co, on May 20th. SPOCUS will also mentor attendees on credentialing, billing, and medical-legal issues and PA Program curriculum integration, regardless the medical specialty (PA students, IM, FP, Peds, ortho, surgery and the subspecialties) I hope to see you all there, Thanks, Frank 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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