SONIC Conference Speakers - Introducing Gary Berkowitz and Dr Vijay Manivel

Updated: Jul 31

Gary Berkowitz and Dr Vijay Maniple will be presenting at the upcoming 3rd EMUGs annual SONIC Conference in Noosa, Queensland in October 2022.


This conference will begin with a session titled "The Utility of POCUS" which promises to be jam packed with POCUS inspiration!


"Pre-hospital Ultrasound in High Acuity Patients"


GARY BERKOWITZ will be talking about the Queensland Ambulance Service’s High Acuity Response Unit and how the incorporation of ultrasound has positively impacted patient care.



Gary Berkowitz has been a Critical Care Paramedic since 2003. He has worked as a flight paramedic in South Africa, Afghanistan & Australia. In 2009 he joined the Queensland Ambulance Service on the Gold Coast where he has held the positions of Critical Care Paramedic as well as Flight CCP & HARU. Gary has recently completed a Masters in Traumatology and is a Clinical Fellow at the Queensland University of Technology.



"Are the pillars of POCUS strong enough?"


DR VIJAY MANIVEL takes a deep dive in to the current status of Australasian POCUS, based on the recent independent survey conducted among the CLUS in Australasian EDs. Let's discuss about where we stand? How far to go? and in fact, where are we heading?



Dr Vijay Manivel is an Emergency Physician & Director of Emergency Ultrasound Training at Nepean Hospital and Sydney Adventist Hospital, an ultrasound enthusiast and a firm believer in bedside ultrasound being a part of clinical examination. Vijay is also a Clinical Senior Lecturer at The University of Sydney and has been actively engaged in research activities in the field of Emergency Ultrasound.


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