Vancouver POCUS Symposium

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The 4th annual Vancouver Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Symposium took place on Saturday May 6, 2023 as a hybrid conference. It was brilliant to meet again and connect in-person! We were delighted to host Dr. Felipe Teran as a special speaker – he gave an excellent talk about the emerging use of TEE across emergency and critical care environments. If you registered, you’ll be able to access recorded versions of all the talks for the next year. A big thanks to our amazing organizing committeeKatie WiskarRahim Manji, and Ross Prager.

If you missed registration and missed the conference altogether, you can purchase Vancouver POCUS23 On Demand!


Diagnostics Track
0810: MSK Ultrasound Primer  –  Dr. Rahim Manji, emergency medicine, St Paul’s Hospital
0830: Spotlight: POCUS for Giant Cell Arteritis  –  Dr. Mo Bardi, internal medicine, Mary Pack Arthritis Centre
0850: Pitfalls in First Trimester Pregnancy  –  Dr. Maja Stachura, emergency medicine, Lions Gate Hospital
0910: High Yield Pediatric POCUS  –  Dr. Melissa Skaugset, pediatric emergency medicine, BC Children’s Hospital

Critical Care Track
0930: TEE: Pushing the Frontier in ED Resuscitation  –  Dr. Felipe Teran, emergency medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
0950: Advanced Echo: Dynamic LVOT Obstruction  –  Dr. Katie Wiskar, internal medicine, Vancouver General Hospital
1010: Bringing Order to Chaos – POCUS Logistics in the Resuscitation Room  –  Dr. Tom Jelic, emergency medicine, University of Manitoba

Clinical Integration Track
1040: Maximizing Ultrasound Guided Procedural Success  –  Dr. Nik Humniski, emergency medicine, Richmond Hospital
1100: Law and Order: Medicolegal Considerations With POCUS  –  Dr. Ross Prager, critical care & internal medicine, Western University
1120: POCUS Saves the Day!  –  Dr. Lauren Arthurs, emergency medicine, Kelowna General Hospital
1140: Top 10 POCUS Papers of 2022  –  Dr. Justin Ahn, emergency medicine, Royal Columbian Hospital & Dr. Daniel Kim, emergency medicine, Vancouver General Hospital

Accreditation Information

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity and Accredited Simulation Activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and has been approved by UBC CPD for up to 3.5 MOC Section 1 credits for the morning sympoisum and up to 3.5 MOC Section 3 credits for the afternoon workshop.

This program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified for up to a total of 7.5 Mainpro+ Group Learning credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity. CFPC Session ID: 199292

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Vancouver General Hospital

Taylor Fiddler Auditorium, JPPN 141
899 West 12th Ave, Vancouver

Saturday, May 6, 2023