Neonatal Lung Ultrasound, Echo and Integrated Hemodynamics Conference & Workshop

Greetings from NeoFOCUS-UK, POCUSNEO, and Neopeds Academy!

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming first Neonatal Lung Ultrasound and Integrated Haemodynamics Course in Glasgow, UK. This two-day, hands-on workshop will bring together leading experts and professionals in neonatal lung ultrasound and basic and integrated haemodynamic assessment and pathophysiology-based approaches for sick newborns.

- With a focus on evidence-based practice and hands-on training, attendees can learn from experienced clinicians, researchers, and educators through interactive workshops, case studies, and keynote speeches.

- No prior experience in both lung ultrasound or echocardiography is required, as you will learn during the course.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to advance your knowledge and skills in neonatal lung ultrasound and integrated haemodynamics.

Register now to secure your spot at this exciting conference & workshop. Seats are very limited, and the early bird offer expires on April 10, 2023.

We look forward to seeing you in Glasgow!


Conference/ Workshop Highlights

  • Understand the basics of lung ultrasound
  • Learn to differentiate between TTN and RDS using lung ultrasound
  • Demonstrate features of LUS in cases with Lung Consolidation / Pneumothorax
  • Be able to calculate and utilize lung ultrasound score
  • Understand and be able to perform basic echo views
  • Learn pathophysiology and fundamentals of cardiac function and haemodynamics in different disease states (HRF, PHT, Shock, PDA, HIE)
  • Learn and practice the best clinical approach in difficult case scenarios
  • Learn how to use integrated haemodynamics app and clinical decision support system.


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08:30 – 08:55
Registration & Coffee
08:55 – 09:00
Welcome and introduction for the day
Dr Mahmoud Montasser
09:00 – 09:15
Basic language of Ultrasound
Dr Muzafar Gani Abdul Wahab
09:15 – 09:45
Basics of neonatal lung US
Dr Mahmoud Montasser
09:45 – 10:15
Clinical applications + Guidelines of Lung US
Dr Virginie Meau-Petit
10:15 – 10:30
Lung US algorithm
Dr Yasser Elsayed
10:30 – 10:45
Coffee break
10:45 – 11:15
Workshop Station 1: Basic steps on lung US techniques
Dr Anna Milan, Dr Hemida, Dr. Sherjil/Dr Bhojnagarwala
11:20 – 11:50
Workshop Station 2: Lung US in common lung conditions
Dr Virginie Meau-Petit, Dr Mahmoud Montasser
11:55 – 12:25
Workshop Station 3: Lung US in complex lung conditions CPAM, CDH, Pneumonia)
Dr Yasser Elsayed, Dr. Abdul Wahab
12:30 – 13:00
Workshop Station 4: Lung US case discussion
Dr Talal Al-Tamimi, Dr Abhijit Bhattacharya
13:00 – 13:45
Lunch break
13:45 – 14:15
Basic steps in neonatal Echo Views
Dr Jay Banerjee, Dr Anay Kulkarni
14:15 – 14:45
Interpretation of basic echo views
Dr Yasser Elsayed
14:45- 15:00
Short Break
15:00– 15:45
Workshop Station 1: Basic heart anatomy and scanning interpretation of 4 chamber views
Dr Yasser Elsayed,/Dr Sherjil , Dr. Banerjee/ Dr Milan
15:45 – 16:30
Workshop Station 2: Basic heart anatomy and scanning interpretation of Parasternal views
Dr. Bhojnagarwala/Bhattacharya, Dr. Patel/Dr Montasser
16:30 – 17:15
Workshop Station 3: Basic heart anatomy and scanning interpretation of Subcostal views & Aortic Arch view
Dr. Heuchan, Dr. Abdul Wahab)
17:15 – 17:30
Discussions, closing remarks & certification
All instructors
08:30 – 09:00
Assessment of LV systolic function
Dr Jay Banerjee
09:00 – 09:15
Assessment of LV diastolic function
Dr Neil Patel
09:15 – 09:45
Hemodynamic assessment of hypoxaemia & pulmonary hypertension
Dr Neil Patel
09:45 – 09:55
Coffee break (Provided)
09:55 – 10:20
Hemodynamic assessment of PDA
Dr Anne Marie Heuchan
10:20 – 10:40
Hemodynamic assessment infants with HIE
Dr Mahmoud Montasser
10:40 – 11:10
Haemodynamic calculations / Apps
Dr Yasser Elsayed, Dr Muzafar Gani Abdul Wahab
11:10 – 11:20
Coffee break
11:20 – 12:00
Workshop Station 1 – Heart filling, contractility, tamponade
Dr.Elsayed, Dr.Abdul Wahab
12:00 – 12:40
Workshop Station 2 – Assessment of PDA + PHT
Dr. Patel / Dr. Bhattacharya, Dr. Heuchan / Dr. Al-Tamimi
12:40 – 13:20
Workshop Station 3 – Assessment of LV systolic & diastolic function
Dr. Banerjee / Dr. Montasser, Dr. Bhojnagarwala / Dr. Milan
13:20 – 14:00
Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:40
Workshop Station 1: Integrated haemodynamics – case scenarios (Shock)
Dr. Elsayed / Dr. Hemida, Dr. Al-Tamimi / Dr.Sherjil
14:40 – 15:20
Workshop Station 2: Integrated Haemodynamic assessment of infants with HIE
Dr. Patel / Dr. Milan, Dr. Kulkarni / Dr. Meau-Petit
15:20 – 16:00
Workshop Station 3: Hypoxic Resp failure – Case scenarios
Dr. Montasser / Dr.Bhattacharya, Dr.Bhojnagarwala / Dr. Heuchan
16:00 – 16:15
Closing session


CME Accreditations

  • This event is an Accredited CME / CPD Group Learning Activity (Awaiting approval by the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health)


Muzafar Gani Abdul Wahab

Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Program Director, Neonatal Hemodynamics Fellowship
McMaster University Hamilton ON Canada

Dr. Muzafar Gani Abdul Wahab (a.k.a Dr.Gani) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University, Toronto, Canada. He was the Program Director for Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program at McMaster University from 2013 to 2018 and Now he is the Program Director for Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography Fellowship Program at McMaster University. He has a passion for education utilizing advanced medical technologies as well as the latest digital technologies for education and clinical practice. He is the founding co-chair of the international POCUSNEO Organization which is primarily an educational organization teaching doctors nurses and allied health professionals on Newborn and Pediatric critical care. He conducted more than 50 virtual international educational sessions, Online digital conferences, courses and workshops so far.

Talal Al-tamimi

Consultant Neonatologist
King Fahd University Hosp
Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Talal Al-Tamimi is Consultant Neonatologist at King Fahd University Hospital, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Jay Banerjee

Consultant Neonatologist
Imperial College NHS Trust London, UK

Jay Banerjee is a Neonatal consultant at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and a Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College London. He specialises in non-invasive research techniques assessing neonatal haemodynamics, machine learning of physiological parameters and studies long-term cardiovascular outcomes of prematurity at Imperial supported by Imperial NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.

Abhijit Bhattacharya

Senior Clinical Fellow,
Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow, UK

An experienced and highly skilled Neonatologist with over 10 years of work experience in India and the UK, I am extremely proficient in leading and managing large-scale Neonatal Intensive Care Units with a special interest in neonatal haemodynamics, spectral ECHO in CDH, and point of care ultrasound.

Currently, I am involved in developing a first-of-a-kind Scottish Neonatal Haemodynamics and Scottish Neofocus group where we conduct socratic teaching and training on Lung US, vascular access, and Neo-Haemodynamics. As a larger group, we are in the process of formalizing it as an accredited UK body to offer formal guidelines and protocol for the same.

Bikash Bhojnagarwala

Consultant Neonatologist
Medway NHS Trust
Gillingham, UK

Dr Bikash Bhojnagarwala is a consultant Neonatologist with special interest in neonatal and paediatric cardiology. He had a broad based Paediatric training which included Neonatal Grid Training programme, PICU and Transport. He has also undertaken training in Paediatric cardiology and holds a formal European certification in congenital heart disease Echocardiography. He has been a neonatal consultant since 2015 and also a has special interest in education and teaching and is also associated with Kent and Medway medical school and designated Well being lead for the Undergraduate medical students in the Trust. He has completed several Research projects and has presented them in several international conferences and has chaired conference meetings. He is currently involved in several projects related with neonatal cardiology, haemodynamic and Lung Ultrasound.

Yasser Elsayed

Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Director, Neonatal Hemodynamics Program
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Yasser Elsayed is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Manitoba, Staff Neonatologist, and Researcher at the children's hospital research institute of Manitoba. He is the Founder and Director of the integrated hemodynamics program and point of care ultrasound in Winnipeg. The co-chair of the POCUNEO group. He conducted more than 50 workshops in the last 5 years locally, Nationally and Internationally. His research interests are in the field of hemodynamics and physiology-oriented practice. He was the co-chair of the Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting 2020.

Omayma Hemida

Consultant Neonatologist
Victoria Hospital,
Kirkcaldy, UK

Anay Kulkarni

Consultant Neonatologist
St. George’s University Hospital London, UK

Dr Anay Kulkarni is a Consultant Neonatologists who features across Baby Surgeons: Delivering Miracles. He works closely with the Fetal Medicine Unit particularly when babies require additional support after birth. Dr. Kulkarni has a specialist interest in neonatal cardiology after having been a Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Cardiology at the Royal Brompton Hospital.

Anne Marie Heuchan

Consultant Neonatologist
Royal Hospital for Children
Glasgow, UK

Anne Marie Heuchan is a Paediatrician specialising in the care of the newborn. Anne Marie works exclusively with babies born prematurely or with complex problems requiring the specialist medical and surgical care provided at the Royal Hospital for Children.

Anne Marie is actively engaged in research and teaching and is a speaker at national and international meetings.

Virginie Meau-Petit

Consultant Neonatologist Hôpital Franco-Britannique France

Dr Meau-Petit is a consultant neonatologist since 2008, and worked in mutlidisciplinary level 3 units, including in ECMO centers in France and in the UK. For the last 20 years, she developped special interest in neonatal and paediatrics haemodynamics, with a master degree in haemodynamic failure in neonates and paediatrics in 2016 (Université Paris Sud). She actively works collaboratively in implementing lung ultrasound in the UK, running courses in many neonatal centers. She is FUSIC lung accredited, CACTUS mentor and is a member of the executive committee of the neoFOCUS-UK group.

Anna Milan

Consultant Neonatologist
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust London, UK

Anna Milan currently works at the Evelina London Neonatal Unit, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. Anna does research in Fetal lung development, Neonatology and POCUS.

Mahmoud Montasser

Consultant Neonatologist
University Hospital Wishaw
Glasgow, UK

Consultant Neonatologist & Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at University Hospital Wishaw & ScotStar Transport Team.-Neonatologist with special interest in neonatal cardiology, haemodynamics & point of care ultrasound (POCUS)
-Neonatal functional echocardiography
-Neonatal lung ultrasound
-Neonatal Transport

Neil Patel

Consultant Neonatologist
Royal Hospital for Children
Glasgow, UK

Neil is a Consultant Neonatologist and clinical researcher. His research focuses on congenital neonatal disease and assessment and treatment of the neonatal circulation. He has a particular interest in pulmonary hypertension in congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Neil's current research includes record-linkage investigation of life-course in congenital anomalies and application of new sensing technologies in neonatal care. He collaborates with clinical and basic science research groups nationally and internationally.

Neil completed his research doctorate (MD, University of Edinburgh) in 2009. His research has been conducted at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne and currently at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow and supported by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and the Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity.

Ahmad Sherjil

Consultant Neonatologist,
Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy

Consultant neonatologist in Victoria Hospital and Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow.
Special interest in neonatal point of care ultrasound

Conference dates

Begins: May 5, 2023, 8:00 am GMT
Ends: May 6, 2023, 4:30 pm GMT

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