Vancouver POCUS Symposium

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Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to pivot and offer the 2nd annual Vancouver Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Symposium 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. You can catch all this from the comfort of your own home, and you’ll be able to freely access recorded versions of all the talks for the next year.


Resuscitation Track
0805: The Future is Here: TEE in Cardiac Arrest – Dr. Tom Jelic, emergency medicine
0825: Critical Care POCUS: An Ultrasound Approach to Resuscitation – Dr. Joe Bednarczyk, emergency medicine/critical care
0845: Under Pressure - Echo in Cardiac Tamponade – Dr. Neil Long, emergency medicine

Procedural Track
0905: Ultrasound Guided Pericardiocentesis for Beginners – Dr. Kevin Ong, cardiology
0925: Nerve Blocks Made Easy – Dr. Ray Tang, anesthesia
0945: You Can Block That? Novel Blocks You Should Know – Dr. Chris Prabhakar, anesthesia

Augment Your Physical Exam Track
1025: Venous Congestion for Dummies – Dr. Barry Chan, internal medicine
1045: Debate: The IVC Is Useless – Dr. Shane Arishenkoff, internal medicine & Dr. Ken Kaila, cardiology/critical care
1110: Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter - Fact or Fiction? – Dr. Lauren Arthurs, emergency medicine

Clinical Integration Track
1130: Top 10 POCUS Papers of 2020 – Dr. Justin Ahn & Dr. Daniel Kim, emergency medicine
1150: POCUS Saves the Day! – Dr. Karine Badra, emergency medicine
1210: Panel Discussion: Is POCUS the Standard of Care? – Dr. Karine Badra, Dr. Shane Arishenkoff, Dr. Ken Kaila & Dr. Chris Prabhakar

This event is accredited for MOC section 1 and Mainpro+

Resident Challenge

If you are a resident, register for #VanPOCUS, then tweet an interesting ultrasound clip and tag us @VancouverPOCUS. Best 3 scans get free registration!