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 - April 16, 2021


VanPOCUS’s Dan Kim will be speaking at SaskSono21 on Saturday, April 17, 2021 about continuing medical education in POCUS, as well as facilitating workshops on how to give a good POCUS lecture and how to run a scanning course/ultrasound boot camp. If you haven’t yet registered, it’s not too late: https://cmelearning.usask.ca/current-courses/sasksono_21.php.

News - March 30, 2021


VanPOCUS’s Dan Kim was part of the team behind this new meta-research study of systematic reviews assessing the diagnostic accuracy of POCUS applications. This study attempted to characterize the completeness of reporting using the PRISMA-DTA checklist. Overall, systematic reviews of POCUS diagnostic accuracy were moderately reported, but the main areas of deficiency were systematic review registration and the identification of a minimally acceptable test accuracy threshold.

News - March 17, 2021


A new publication: a letter to Echocardiography to correct a misinterpretation by Yau et al of the CAEP Emerency Ultrasound Committee’s recommendations on the use of POCUS and machine infection control in the setting of COVID-19.

News - February 8, 2021


We’re thrilled that Life in the Fastlane (LITFL) is advertising Virtual Vancouver POCUS21, and we’re super excited to have LITFL’s Neil Long joining our excellent line up of speakers.

News - January 21, 2021


Save the date! The 2nd annual Vancouver Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Symposium will be coming back as a virtual conference. The symposium will provide an update on the most recent trends in resuscitative, diagnostic, and procedural POCUS and will feature a panel discussion on POCUS and standard of care with experts from anesthesia, critical care, emergency medicine, and internal medicine.

News - January 4, 2021


The Imaging Wire recently summarized the POCUS community’s dissatisfaction with the European Society of Pediatric Radiology’s recently published position statement on POCUS. This was prompted by a tweet from VanPOCUS’s Dan Kim, categorically rejecting the idea of a radiology society imposing its control over an imaging modality that is used by clinicians from across all specialties in medicine.