Vancouver POCUS Symposium

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Given the current situation with COVID-19 and recommendations from Vancouver Coastal Health about cancelling all non-essential group meetings and events, the organizing committee has made the decision to cancel our April 18th Vancouver POCUS Symposium and to postpone the event to the fall. This is in keeping with both health authority and provincial recommendations, and at the end of the day, we believe this is the right thing to do. While we're disappointed about this, we hope that all of you will be able to join us for a rescheduled symposium in the fall.

Morning Talks

Resuscitation Track
0805: The Future is Here: TEE in Cardiac Arrest – Dr. Katie Wiskar, internal medicine
0825: Critical Care POCUS: An Ultrasound Approach to Resuscitation – Dr. Adam Thomas, 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. Margaret Zhang, emergency medicine

Clinical Integration Track
1130: Top 10 POCUS Papers of 2019 – 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

Afternoon Workshop

-Cardiac POCUS
-Volume assessment with POCUS
-Procedural guidance
-Ocular & optic nerve sheath diameter
-Deep vein thrombosis

Claim section 3 credits for attending!*

*RCPSC section 3 credits for the afternoon, RCPSC section 1 credits for the morning, CCFP Mainpro+ assessment credits for the afternoon, CCFP Mainpro+ group learning for the morning


Special discounted conference rates are available at the Holiday Inn, Vancouver Centre on 711 Broadway, approximately a 7 minute walk from Vancouver General Hospital. Contact the hotel directly at 604-707-1939 or and use the group name "2020 Vancouver POCUS Symposium" when booking your room.

Vancouver General Hospital

Paetzold Auditorium
899 West 12th Ave, Vancouver

Saturday, April 18, 2020