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 - July 7, 2023


We welcomed the new UBC R1 emergency medicine residents to the program by running the POCUS FUNdamentals workshop. Our amazing group of instructors included Melissa Skaugset, PEM fellows Elad Machtey and John Ramsay, and UBC emergency medicine residents Christina Botros and Tracy Huynh.

News - June 30, 2023


Congratulations to Torey Lau who is our first official AFC graduate from the UBC DEM POCUS Fellowship! The team celebrated by doing the Sea to Summit hike up to the Sea to Sky gondola in Squamish. We’re super excited that Torey is sticking around the lower mainland and will be taking a staff job with the St. Paul’s Hospital emergency department group. We wish him the best with all his future endeavors and look forward to having him join our POCUS faculty!

News - June 19, 2023


Nik Humniski, one of our fellowship graduates, just had a case report of a globe rupture diagnosed with POCUS published in the Journal of Emergency Medicine. Congratulations to the VanPOCUS authorship team!

News - June 10, 2023


Hot off the press in the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine - a collaboration with Michael Gottlieb and his ultrasound group at Rush University Medical Center. Check out this new Just the Facts paper on best practices for ultrasound-guided peripheral IV insertion.

News - May 29, 2023


Congratulations to the VanPOCUS group for winning two CAEP23 Emergency Ultrasound Committee Research Awards! We were well represented by Dan Kim, Justin Burton, Abdullah Hammad, Jason Freder, and Justin Ahn on the paper “Test characteristics of ultrasound for the diagnosis of peritonsillar abcess” which won best systematic review of the past year. Dan Kim was also an author on the paper “A primer for clinical POCUS leadership in your emergency department” which won best best POCUS administration publication in the past year.

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!