VanPOCUS - High Quality Ultrasound Education

VanPOCUS is a group of Vancouver-based ultrasound experts who are dedicated to providing high quality point of care ultrasound education at all levels of training and practice. From full year fellowships to single day conferences, VanPOCUS provides learning opportunities across a range of specialties and disciplines.

News - May 12, 2023


Vancouver POCUS23 On Demand is now available! If you missed out on Vancouver POCUS23, you can still catch all the excellent talks by purchasing our on demand version of the symposium. Don’t miss out on Felipe Teran's fantastic presentation about the emerging use of TEE across emergency and critical care environments, as well as Justin Ahn and Dan Kim’s top 10 POCUS papers of 2022!

News - May 6, 2023


Vancouver POCUS23 was a great success! We had an excellent group of both in-person and on-line attendees, and the audience was treated to an incredibly educational slate of talks. The highlight of the morning was an excellent talk by Felipe Teran about his innovative work with resuscitative TEE. You can get a sense of what you may have missed out on by this Twitter thread of our top 10 POCUS papers from 2022. Keep an eye out for Vancouver POCUS23 On Demand which will be released soon!

News - April 30, 2023


One week countdown to Vancouver POCUS23 on Saturday May 6, 2023! If you are unable to join us in-person in Vancouver, you’ll have the option of joining us on-line! We will be live streaming the entire morning session. Plus, you’ll be able to access the recorded talks for the next year after the symposium.

Don’t miss out on our amazing faculty of local, national, and international experts! We're also delighted to have Dr. Felipe Teran, the founder of the Resuscitative TEE Project, join us as a special speaker.

News - April 26, 2023


Dan Kim worked with the CAEP Emergency Ultrasound Committee to provide research mentorship to University of Ottawa medical students Sacha Weill and Daniel Picard who took on incredible initiative and leadership to not only create a medical student-led POCUS conference but also published their recommendations into a paper that was published in the POCUS Journal today.

News - April 24, 2023


Gillian Sheppard from Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) invited Dan Kim to join MUN Emergency Medicine’s journal club as an expert to discuss VanPOCUS’s publication on the test characteristics of ultrasound for diagnosing peritonsillar abscess. Eric Macneill, one of the MUN residents, did a great job reviewing the paper, and the group enjoyed an excellent educational discussion after.

News - April 22, 2023


VanPOCUS ran its first Urgent and Primary Care POCUS Workshop at the Ridge Meadows UPCC. We had a great group of engaged and interested urgent care physicians and nurse practitioners. We’re looking forward to seeing how they implement their new POCUS skills into their clinical practice!

News - April 17, 2023


We are extremly excited at having our recent peritonsillar abscess publication featured on REBEL EM. Alanna Dompkowski, Melissa Hazlitt, and Marco Propersi from Vassar EM wrote a detailed review and critique of our paper. We’re thrilled our research has gained some traction in the FOAM space and hope it inspires future high quality POCUS research on the topic.