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Venezuela WFUMB COE. Est 2005

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Venezuela WFUMB COE. Est 2005

The COE WFUMB-Venezuela initiated its activities in 2005. The COE WFUMB-Venezuela is financially independent of WFUMB but maintain the initiative and commitment for education and promotion for the good practice of ultrasound.

In November 2020 the Venezuela WFUMB COE organized its 15th annual event, in conjunction with the Congress of the Venezuelan Society of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, AVUM.

These are difficult times, which force us to reinvent ourselves, to reorganize ourselves and this year, we committed to holding our first virtual event. The virtual event was a great a success. More than 600 attendees from 57 countries joined us in this great congress where 69 speakers, among them WFUMB President Elect Dr. Cristina Chammas, presented more than 90 lectures.

The effort of the Organizing Committee, the sponsorship and the unconditional support of WFUMB through the Centre of Education Task Force Group, allowed attendees to receive important and up-to-date information on diagnostic ultrasound applications.

Take a look at the full programme here>

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The COE Team are led by - Director: Leandro Fernandez, MD

Dr. Fernandez is Director of the Laboratory of Advanced Sonography at Instituto Medico La Floresta in Caracas and Professor of Physics and Clinical Applications of Doppler Ultrasound at SonoImagen-JUREI, which is affiliated to Jefferson Ultrasound Research and Education Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA. He completed the Post Graduated Internship in Cardiology and Internal Medicine in 1982 and MSc in Internal Medicine in 1986 at Universidad Central de Venezuela and he has been involved with Ultrasound since 1985.

Dr. Fernandez’s primary areas of ultrasound experience are Nephro-Urology and Neurovascular. He became one of pioneers of the 3-D sonography in Latin America and has been working with 3DUS since 1997, with special dedication to non-Ob/Gyn applications, focused on Abdomen, Small Parts and Vascular.

Dr. Fernandez is affiliated to several scientific societies. He has been the recipient of important awards and recognitions such as Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and Honorary Member from the Societies of Ultrasound of Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Peru. He received the Medal of the Latin American Federation of Societies of Ultrasound, FLAUS.

Dr. Fernandez has been very active in WFUMB activities since 2003. Presently he is Latin American Regional Director of Centers of Education. He has served in many positions on the Board of WFUMB, such Vice President 2 and 1. He was President of the World Congress WFUMB 2013, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Dr. Fernandez is a Keynote Speaker with more than 380 lectures and facilitations of numerous meetings around the World, invited by all WFUMB affiliated Federations and Ultrasound Societies of USA, Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America. He delivered the WFUMB Lecture in the EUROSON 2010, Denmark and in FLAUS 2011 in Paraguay.

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