Diploma in Neonatal Lung ultrasound

Program Description:

A unique training program designed for all healthcare providers in Pediatrics and Neonatology to optimize their skills in Neonatal Lung Ultrasound Techniques, Interpretations and how to apply in their neonatal practice.

The program consists of the following steps.

Step 1: Enrol in designated courses (listed below) assigned to this diploma program. Participants must satisfactorily complete these mandatory prerequisite courses.

Step 2: Participants must get enrolled in any assigned workshops in Neonatal Lung Ultrasound (assigned below)

Step 3: Enroll in the Diploma Program by making an online payment. Once enrolled, Neopeds Academy will assign a faculty mentor to the participant, who will be in constant touch with the participant via email.

Step 4: The candidate would start saving all of the lung ultrasounds performed in their NICU at their local computer system. It is the responsibility of the participant to de-identify the patient information before saving it to their local system, adhering to their local institutional policies on patient privacy.

Step 5: Once a month, the assigned faculty mentor would meet the candidate online through Zoom and screen sharing and would review all the cases and studies done by the candidate. In real-time, the faculty mentor would give feedback on each scan's technical skills, interpretation, and reporting skills submitted for review. Also, the faculty would submit a monthly evaluation of the candidate's performance to the candidate and to the Neopeds Academy Diploma program committee.

Step 6: At the end of the 6-month period, the candidate must complete 20 lung ultrasound scans, reviewed by a Neopeds faculty mentor, securing scores of 4 out of 5 more than 75% of the time in technical and interpretation skills of scans performed.

Step 7: Exit Exam: Online Assessment Exam with 20 case scenarios (with real case recorded clips). Securing 75% in the exit exam would make them eligible to receive the Diploma certificate provided by Neopeds Academy.

Please Note: Program Length is strictly six months. Neopeds Academy will not be held responsible for candidates who are unable to achieve the number of case submissions set within this time frame. If the Candidate is unable to complete the desired number of cases within the set program duration, he or she would then need to re-purchase the mentorship program for the next six months by paying the full cost.

Program Highlights

  • The participant need not travel and can continue practice locally under North American Faculty Expert’s mentorship and supervision from remote
  • One to One mentorship with direct feedback on performance and individual feedbacks and advices to optimize candidate's performance
  • Designed to help those in resource limited settings with limited availability of faculty mentors in their institutions
  • Maximum 12 Seats Per Year (On first come first serve basis: Seats may be further restricted pending faculty mentorship availability)

Mandatory Prerequisite Courses

Mandatory Prerequisite Workshops

(You can choose one from the list)

Program Dates

Stream TitleStarting DateEnd Date
LUS Training Cohort 1January 1, 2023June 30, 2023

Program Instructors

Dr. Muzafar Gani Abdul Wahab

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics,
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Dr. Abdul Wahab (a.k.a Dr.Gani) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University. He pursued his medical training in India, completed his postgraduate training in Pediatrics and Neonatology at Manipal University India and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program, and Masters in eHealth at McMaster University. He was the Program Director for Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program at McMaster University from 2013 to 2018. He was the first recipient of McMaster's prestigious DPLEIA Award for his educational innovation during his leadership. His passion is training and knowledge translation in TnEcho and Point of care ultrasound in Neonatology. He is now the Program Director for the TNE fellowship and chair of the TNE and POCUS committee at McMaster. He is the founding co-chair of the international POCUSNEO program in Canada. He conducted several local, international, and online conferences, courses, and workshops on TNE and POCUS

Dr. Yasser Elsayed

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics,
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, 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 POCUSNEO 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.

Program will launch on

May 1, 2024, 12:00 am EST
Registration fee includes prerequisite course, workshop and mentorship

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