About this event

  • Date and time Thu 20 May 2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Critical Care Medicine

In this webinar, Dr Sarbjit Clare, Acute Medical Consultant at City Hospital, will demonstrate the wide role of bedside ultrasound in the assessment of patients. Using case-based examples by anaesthesia and medical trainees this webinar will give participants a unique insight into how ultrasound can be used in day-to-day practice and for special diagnoses or circumstances. Trainees from across the country will also be presenting.

During this webinar you will:  

  • Appreciate examples of how ultrasound can be used in everyday work 
  • Learn how to achieve ultrasound competencies. 
  • Understand the non-traditional uses of ultrasound e.g. Detection of papilledema 

This webinar has CPD accreditation.

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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Key speakers

Dr Sarbjit Clare

Dr Sarbjit Clare

Acute Medical Consultant at City Hospital

Speaker's biography

Dr Sarb Clare is an Acute Physician and Deputy Medical Director at SWBH NHS Trust. With over 16 years of experience in Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS), she has led the way nationally in driving this essential skill across the masses. She is Level 2 BSE TTE accredited, and accredited in all POCUS. She runs yearly courses and sits on national committees to providing free educational resources for all clinicians.

She has set up innovative clinical models in Ultrasound including her Acute echo admission clinics to EPICENTRE which takes POCUS out in the community – providing diagnostics to patients in their home environment to avoid admission. Alongside Dr Chris Duncan she has created a free access website for learning www.Generalisulatrsound.com and they have co-authored a book with Cambridge University Publishing entitled ‘Ultrasound For the Generalist- A guide to point of care imaging’ which is out late this year.  

She is incredibly passionate about spreading the benefits of this vital tool and aims to enable and teach undergraduate students, General practitioners and allied health care professionals in this critical skill.

Sarbjit was awarded an MBE in 2020 for her services to the NHS and leadership during the pandemic. She was more recently highly commended by the HSJ as Clinical Leader of the year and won the Meridian Innovation and Improvement Champion for the POCUS work she has led on during these many years.

In her spare time, she runs, is a flamenco dancer and spends time with her two young boys.

Chris Duncan

Chris Duncan

Specialty Registrar in Intensive Care Medicine at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

Dr Chris Duncan is a Specialist Registrar in Intensive Care Medicine in London, UK. He completed his early medical training in the Midlands before moving to the south of England. Early exposure to POCUS in Emergency and Acute Medicine highlighted the immense potential for patient care and he rapidly gained accreditation in the available specialty pathways. Since, he has completed a Critical Care Echocardiography Fellowship at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham specialising in echo within cardiothoracic critical care, transplantation, and mechanical circulatory support. He has attained proficiency accreditation in BSE Level 2 (ACCE) accreditation along with providing mentorship and supervision for FUSIC, FAMUS, RCEM and BSE POCUS accreditation pathways.

Chris has experience in mentoring and has aided medical colleagues and AHPs to achieve proficiency accreditation on various US disciplines. He has organised and taught on nationally approved US courses and given talks at regional and international conferences advocating for POCUS education. With an interest in IT, he has created the free open access medical education website www.GeneralistUltrasound.com to support trainees gain their US accreditation. Alongside Dr Clare, he has recently completed the textbook Ultrasound for the Generalist – A Guide to Point of Care Imaging published by Cambridge University Press.

Dr Ali Jaffery

Anaesthetic trainee, City Hospital Birmingham

Speaker's biography

Anaesthetic trainee working in a central Birmingham district general hospital. A big advocate for bedside ultrasound use and achieved competences in ultrasound early on in training.

Dr Neda Irenji

Internal Medical Trainee, City Hospital, Birmingham

Speaker's biography

Dr Ireni is an internal medical trainee in the West Midlands. She has recently completed her FUSIC accreditation for focused intensive care ultrasound and aims to start her level 1 BSE accreditation. She aspires to become a cardiologist and is passionate about medical education. She is currently on the last year of her masters’ degree in medical education with Cardiff University.


View the programme

Welcome and introduction

Dr Ali Jaffery MBBS, CT1 ACCS Anaesthetic Trainee, City Hospital Birmingham

Ultrasound at the Front door

Dr Sarbjit Clare MBE, Deputy Medical Director, Medical Consultant, SWBH NHS Trust 

Journey to POCUS accreditation and beyond

Dr Chris Duncan, Specialist Registrar in Intensive Care Medicine, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Case 1
Case 2
Case 3
Close of meeting

Dr Ali Jaffery



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.  

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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