Vancouver POCUS Symposium

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The 3rd annual Vancouver Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Symposium took place on Saturday May 7, 2022 as a virtual conference. We had over 150 participants join us as our amazing faculty provided an update on the most recent trends in resuscitative, diagnostic, and clinical POCUS. 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 committee: Katie WiskarRoss PragerTracy Morton, and Ken Kaila.


Focus on Echo Track
0810: Cardiac POCUS Pitfalls – Dr. Katie Wiskar, internal medicine
0830: Focused Valvular Assessment at the Point of Care – Dr. Kevin Ong, cardiology
0850: Optimizing Echo in Cardiac Arrest – Dr. Matthew White, emergency medicine & critical care

Diagnostics Track
0910: Rapid Diagnosis With Renal POCUS – Dr. Tracy Morton, family medicine
0930: To Tap or Not to Tap – Scanning the Joint – Dr. Lauren Arthurs, emergency medicine
0950: Skin Deep: Ultrasound for Soft Tissue Infections – Dr. Rahim Manji, emergency medicine

POCUS Guided Approach Track
1030: Shock: Advanced Volume Assessment – Dr. Ken Kaila, cardiology & critical care
1050: Fever: POCUS in Sepsis – Dr. Ross Prager, internal medicine & critical care
1110: Dyspnea: An Expert's Guide to B Lines – Dr. Shane Arishenkoff, internal medicine

Clinical Integration Track
1130: POCUS in the Primary Care Office – Dr. Virginia Robinson, family medicine
1150: POCUS Saves the Day! – Dr. Karine Badra, emergency medicine 
1210: Top 10 POCUS Papers of 2021 – Dr. Justin Ahn & Dr. Daniel Kim, emergency medicine

Accreditation/certification and co-development

The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians. This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) 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 4.25 MOC Section 1 Group Learning credits. This program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 4.25 Mainpro+ Group Learning credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity. CFPC Session ID: 196941-001

This program was co-developed with UBC Department of Emergency Medicine and the Vancouver POCUS Education Society and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.