Vancouver POCUS Symposium 2023

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Vancouver POCUS Symposium 2023

Update your POCUS knowledge! Come join us at this year's Vancouver POCUS Symposium, a multi-disciplinary POCUS conference and workshop.

By POCUS leads from VGH, SPH, RCH and UBC.

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, May 6 · 8am - 5pm PDT


Vancouver General Hospital 899 W 12th Ave Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9 Canada

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About this event

  • 9 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The fourth annual Vancouver Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Symposium will be a hybrid conference either virtually by live stream or in person at Vancouver General Hospital on Saturday May 6. The morning conference will provide an update on the most recent trends in diagnostic, resuscitative and procedural POCUS from a range of local, national and international POCUS experts. There's also an optional in person afternoon workshop for those who want more hands on practice with experts in the field.


0730-0800: Registration and Breakfast

0800-0810: Welcome

Diagnostics Track

0810-0830: MSK Ultrasound Primer - Dr. Rahim Manji, Emergency Medicine

0830-0850: Spotlight: POCUS for Giant Cell Arteritis - Dr. Mo Bardi, Internal Medicine

0850-0910: Pitfalls in First Trimester Pregnancy - Dr. Maja Stachura, Emergency Medicine

0910-0930: High Yield Pediatric POCUS - Dr. Melissa Skaugset, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Critical Care Track

0930-0950: TEE: Pushing the Frontier in ED Resuscitation - Dr. Felipe Teran, Emergency Medicine

0950-1010: Advanced Echo: Dynamic LVOT Obstruction - Dr. Katie Wiskar, Internal Medicine

1010-1030: Bringing Order to Chaos: POCUS Logistics in the Resuscitation Room - Dr. Tom Jelic, Emergency Medicine

1030-1040: Coffee Break

Clinical Integration Track

1040-1100: Maximizing Ultrasound Guided Procedural Success - Dr. Nik Humniski, Emergency Medicine

1100-1120: Law and Order: Medicolegal Considerations with POCUS - Dr. Ross Prager, Critical Care and Internal Medicine

1120-1140: POCUS Saves the Day! - Dr. Lauren Arthurs, Emergency Medicine

1140-1200: Top 10 POCUS Papers of 2022 - Dr. Justin Ahn and Dr. Dan Kim, Emergency Medicine

1200: Concluding Remarks


Hands On Supervised Scanning

Maximum learner-to-instructor ratio of 4:1

Customizable program based on requests from participants

Limited space for up to 20 participants. If workshop is full waitlist spots are available.


The morning conference qualifies for 3.5 hours of Mainpro+ Group Learning credits and the afternoon workshop qualifies for 3.5 hours of Mainpro+ Assessment credits.


Holiday Inn Vancouver – Centre711 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 3Y2

Conference room rates for May 5 and 6, 2023 are (excludes taxes):

  • Deluxe 1 Queen Bed: $329.00 CAD
  • Deluxe 2 Double Beds: $349.00 CAD

Call reservations department at 604-707-1939 or email

When booking your room use the booking code: POC

Rooms are held until April 5, 2023, then subject to availability.


Email for further questions or refunds. Please note that for all cancellations, the Eventbrite processing fee (2% + $0.59 per ticket) is non-refundable. Cancellations after April 29, 2023 23:00 are non-refundable with the exception of medical emergencies.

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