About us

Mission and Vision


The World Interactive Network Focused On Critical UltraSound (WINFOCUS) is the world leader scientific network committed to develop Point-of-Care Ultrasound practice, research, education, technology, and networking, addressing the needs of patients, institutions, services, and communities living in out-of-hospital and in-hospital critical scenarios. Our goals:

  • To identify critical scenarios where ultrasound, when implemented and incorporated into point-of-care, represents a critical added value to improve management, performance and outcomes;

  • To identify ultrasound "point-of-care" applications within extra-hospital and in-hospital scenarios, consistent with prevention, triage, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of the critical patient;

  • To identify the technical, clinical, organizational, and social competencies necessary for effective incorporation and diffusion of "point-of-care" ultrasound into critical scenarios, the methodology, technology, and instrumentation necessary for its implementation, and the feasibility, sustainability, and accuracy of the identified technologies;

  • To evaluate and compare the experiences of different investigators through networking actions;

  • To develop research projects and conferences;

  • To promote quality assured training programs, incorporating them, where appropriate, into school and university curricula.

The mission of Winfocus-Switzerland is to enhance knowledge and practice of both medical and nursing world, developing high quality point-of-care ultrasound certified program specifically in Switzerland according to Winfocus World principles, supporting both in-hospital and pre-hospital cares, particularly but not exclusively in the emergency and critical settings, with a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach and in close coordination with Winfocus World.

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Winfocus-Switzerland is part of the international Winfocus global group, reflecting its ethicalprofessional values and shares its basic project. For more information, click on the Winfocusglobal logo.

Where we Are


International Training Unit (ICU) - coming soon

Local courses:

  • Winfocus Basic Echo (WBE)
  • Winfocus More than Basic Echo (MTWBE)
  • UltraSound Life Support- Basic Level (USLS-BL)
  • Winfocus Neuro
  • Winfocus Nurse

Local courses:

  • Winfocus Basic Echo (WBE)

Local courses:

  • UltraSound Life Support- Basic Level (USLS-BL)

Local courses:

  • Winfocus Basic Echo (WBE)
  • UltraSound Life Support- Basic Level (USLS-BL)

International Training Unit (ITU)

Local courses:

  • Winfocus Basic Echo (WBE)
  • UltraSound Life Support- Basic Level (USLS-BL)
  • Winfocus Nurse

International Training Unit (ITU)

Local courses:

  • Winfocus Basic Echo (WBE)
  • Winfocus More than Basic Echo (MTWBE)
  • UltraSound Life Support- Basic Level (USLS-BL)
  • Winfocus Lung Ultrasound (LUS)

Bellinzona

Dr. med. Andrea Saporito

Medico Caposervizio
Responsabile del blocco
operatorio
Servizio di Anestesia
Ospedale Regionale di Bellinzona (ORBV)
Via Ospedale 12 - 6500 - Bellinzona
andrea.saporito@eoc.ch

Daniele Franceschini

Responsabile servizio infermieristico
Bellinzona Regional Hospital - Anesthesiology
Via Ospedale 12, 6500 - Bellinzona
daniele.franceschini@eoc.ch

Dr. med. Luciano Anselmi

Primario di Anestesia
Bellinzona Regional Hospital - Anesthesiology
Via Ospedale 12, 6500 - Bellinzona
luciano.anselmi@eoc.ch

Dr. med. Isabella Gimigliano

CapoServizio di Anestesia
Bellinzona Regional Hospital - Anesthesiology
Via Ospedale 12, 6500 - Bellinzona
isabella.gimigliano@eoc.ch

Antonio Lo Piccolo

Infermiere Specialista
Bellinzona Regional Hospital - Anesthesiology
Via Ospedale 12, 6500 - Bellinzona
antonio.lopiccolo@eoc.ch

Delémont

Dr. med. Damak Hassen

Chef de clinique
Jura's Regional Hospital - Emergency Department
2800 - Delémont
hassen.damak@h-ju.ch

Dr. med. Gabriele Lecca

Medécin Intern
Treasurer of Winfocus-Switzerland
Jura's Regional Hospital - Emergency Department
2800 - Delémont
gabriele.lecca@h-ju.ch

Dr. med. Dumeng Décosterd

Médecin chef de service SMUS
Médecin référent Urgences
Emergency Medicine
2800 - Delémont

Fribourg

Dr. med. Govind Sridharan

Médecin-Chef
Fribourg Cantonal Hospital - Intensive Care Medicine
CP 1708 - Fribourg

Dr. med. Yvan Fleury

Médecin Adjount
Fribourg Cantonal Hospital - Intensive Care Medicine
CP 1708 - Fribourg
yvan.fleury@h-fr.ch

PD Dr. med. Diego Arroyo

Médecin Adjoint
Fribourg Cantonal Hospital - Cardiology Department
Chemin des Pensionnats 2-6
CP 1700 - Fribourg
diego.arroyo@h-fr.ch

Geneva

Prof. Dr. med. Karim Bendjelid

Senior Lecturer
President of Winfocus Switzerland
Intensive Care Unit
Geneva University Hospitals
Geneva
+41 223727446
presidency@winfocus.ch

Dr. med. Marco Betello

Chef de Clinique
Secretary of Winfocus-Switzerland
Geneva University Hospital - Anesthesiology
CH-1211 Geneva 14
marco.betello@hcuge.ch

Dr. med. Samuele Ceruti

Chef de Clinique
Geneva University Hospital - Intensive Care Unit
CH-1211 Geneva 14
samuele.ceruti@hcuge.ch

Dr. med. Deborah Pugin

Cheffe de Clinique
Geneva University Hospital - Intensive Care Unit
CH-1211 Geneva 14
deborah.pugin@hcuge.ch

Dr. med. Frederic Rouyer

Médecin Adjoint Agrégé
Geneva University Hospital - Emergency Department
CH-1211 Geneva 14
frederic.rouyer@hcuge.ch

Dr. med. Olivier Grosgurin

Médecin adjoint
Emergency Department - Internal Medicine
Geneva University Hospital
1211 - Genève

Dr. med. Filippo Boroli

Chef de Clinique
Intensive Care Unit
Geneva University Hospital
1211 - Genève

PD Dr. med. Raphael Giraud

Médecin adjoint
Intensive Care Unit
Geneva University Hospital
1211 - Genève

Lugano

Dr. med. Francesco Caronni

CapoServizio Medicina Intensiva
Lugano Regional Hospital - Intensive Care Unit
Via Tesserete, 6900 - Lugano
francesco.caronni@eoc.ch

Dr. med. Emanuela Zamprogno

CapoServizio ProntoSoccorso
Lugano Regional Hospital - Emergency Department
Via Tesserete, 6900 - Lugano
emanuela.zamprogno@eoc.ch

Dr. med. Gabriele Via

CapoClinica Anestesia
CardioCentro Ticino - Anesthesiology
Via Tesserete, 6900 - Lugano
gabriele.via@cardiocentro.org

Sion

Dr. med. Christian Balmer

Medécin Adjoint
Hôpital du Valais - Anesthesiology
1951 - Sion

Dr. med. Julien Coiffier

Chef de clinique
Hôpital du Valais - Emergency Department