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2015 Critical Care Ultrasound Course – Registration Now Open

23 Mar

The 2015 Critical Care Ultrasound Course will be offered August 20-21, 2015.

This annual course is offered as the official course of our Critical Care training program and is attended by all critical care fellows.  Further, it will be the most comprehensive course offered in the country for the intensivist or resuscitative physician who seeks to acquired fundamental skills in the assessment of:

-Thoracic and lung ultrasound
-Vascular access, including peripheral veins and arteries
-Assessment for DVT
-Critical Care Echocardiography including assessment of LV function, RV, pericardium, valves and IVC.

The course will be directed by Robert Arntfield.

Additional faculty, agenda and brochure will be announced closer to the course but for a sense of what is in store for you, see the images from the 2014 course.

If you have interest in attending this course please email Tammy.Mills@lhsc.on.ca who will be able to notify you when registration for this course opens early in 2015.

The 2014 Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium: A Repeat Success!

6 Sep

It is hard to believe that only one year ago we celebrated the success of the first ever Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium. This year’s symposium took place the weekend of August 23rd & 24th and was bigger and better than ever. Continue reading

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

1 May

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.

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Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium: A Memorable Weekend!

26 Aug

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 to its ranks in its inaugural year, spawned the idea of a national medical student conference on POCUS.  Flash forward to the present, and the first Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium is now in the books.  Continue reading

Point of Care TEE Arrives in our ICU’s

20 Dec

The point of care, critical care ultrasound (CCUS) program at Western University has become enabled with transesophageal echo (TEE) capability.  The arrival of new TEE transducers that function on the bedside, point of care machines in all our ICU’s will allow for expanded capabilities in properly trained hands.  With several Critical Care Western program faculty (as well as some fellows) being trained in TEE use, the acquisition of these probes takes advantage of our program’s talent and brings our point of care ultrasound program and patient care to a new level.

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