Registration open for 2nd Annual Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium!

Following its inaugural success, the Point of Care Ultrasound Interest Group is pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium will be held August 23-24th, 2014 at the state of the art Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics facility in London, Ontario. […]

By | 2014-05-01T21:34:36+00:00 May 1st, 2014|Education, Events, Medical Student Meetings, Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Registration open for 2nd Annual Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium!

Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium: A Memorable Weekend!

Twelve months ago, point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) was an ill-defined concept for the majority of medical students at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.  It was a chance exposure to bedside ultrasound that inspired a group of students to team up with local champions to formally launch a POCUS interest group in September 2012.  The success of the interest group, which recruited 109 medical students [...]

By | 2013-08-26T21:28:36+00:00 August 26th, 2013|Education, Events, Featured, Medical Student Meetings, Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium|Comments Off on Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium: A Memorable Weekend!

Just Around the Corner: Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium

Excitement surrounding the Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium is growing, with less than two weeks before the scanning begins.  Below are some quick facts on the national event, which is the first of its kind accessible to Canadian medical students across the country: To take place August 24 and August 25 at the state of the art Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics facility at [...]

By | 2013-08-11T20:25:01+00:00 August 11th, 2013|Education, Medical Student Meetings, Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium, News|Comments Off on Just Around the Corner: Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium

Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium registration now open!

The Point of Care Ultrasound Interest Group is pleased to announce that the first annual Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium will take place August 24 and 25, 2013 at the state of the art Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics facility in London, Ontario.   Nearly six months in the making and winner of the Hippocratic Council Innovator Grant, this educational initiative is the first of its kind in Canada.  Registration [...]

By | 2013-04-22T16:03:34+00:00 April 22nd, 2013|Education, Events, Medical Student Meetings|Comments Off on Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium registration now open!

Ultrasound Fundamentals – self-directed learning module for ultrasound basics

We are pleased to launch a new educational resource in the form of this interactive learning module on the fundamentals of point of care ultrasound.  This module is appropriate for anyone new to the topic of point of care ultrasound, and we are hopeful it proves to be a solid foundation for further learning and hands-on training.   In addition to providing an overview of [...]

By | 2013-02-24T18:05:52+00:00 February 24th, 2013|Education, News, Tutorials|Comments Off on Ultrasound Fundamentals – self-directed learning module for ultrasound basics

LV Function – anywhere, anytime, anyplace

The point of care ultrasound revolution has brought a renaissance to providers of resuscitative care:  No longer is determination of shock something that requires invasive monitoring (e.g. Swan Ganz) or an ICU admission.  Instead, with good image acquisition and image interpretation skills, point of care echo can answer this question anywhere in the hospital - the ED, the ward, the ICU and, the CT scanner [...]

By | 2013-01-17T10:04:12+00:00 January 17th, 2013|Echo, Education, News, Tutorials|Comments Off on LV Function – anywhere, anytime, anyplace

Critical Care Ultrasound – Qpath meets Google Hangout

For the most recent academic session for the Critical Care Western fellows, the topic was critical care ultrasound (CCUS).  This opportunity was intended to provide overview of interesting recent cases from within our own program’s tickle trunk of great studies. This session was carried out over Google Hangout.  This was partly inspired by this recent international panel discussion and partly because we need to look at [...]

By | 2012-12-18T01:32:17+00:00 December 18th, 2012|Education, Google Hangouts|Comments Off on Critical Care Ultrasound – Qpath meets Google Hangout

Ultrasound in Septic Shock: Flowsheet

Based on this fascinating trial and the outstanding work done by Antoine Vieillard Baron’s group, I (along with support from Pierre Kory of critcaresono.com fame) came up with the below flowsheet to guide integration of ultrasound findings in septic shock patients. […]

By | 2012-11-27T11:15:18+00:00 November 27th, 2012|Education, Resources|Comments Off on Ultrasound in Septic Shock: Flowsheet

POC Echo in PE

An international panel discussion. See below for a 45 minute panel discussion (hosted by Matt and Mike from Ultrasound Podcast) on the topic of POC ultrasound in the assessment and management of PE.  Was conducted and recorded using Google Hangout. Panel members include luminaries of the field including: Scott Weingart, Matt Dawson, Mike Mallin, Cliff Reid, Mike Stone As well, Western Sono’s own Rob Arntfield was [...]

By | 2012-11-02T20:22:13+00:00 November 2nd, 2012|Education, Featured, Google Hangouts, News|Comments Off on POC Echo in PE