The development of the topics in ultrasound has taken on fast-paced forms in our professional society in recent years.
After a long, intensive preparatory work, the scientific working group of the DGAI "Ultrasound in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine" was constituted at DAC 2011. More than 200 members are now involved in this working group. Many of these members also work in the department of anesthesiology of DEGUM. Ultrasound procedures are thus firmly anchored in our field of expertise. Against this background, training in ultrasound-controlled punctures and ultrasound diagnostics is becoming increasingly important for anaesthetists.