Wet Lab: Veterinary Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for Every Day Use

Join award winning, world renowned leaders in the field for a local wet lab

Saturday, July 6, 2024
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

The Joseph Kelley DVM Simulation Laboratory at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (Tufts)

200 Westboro Road Grafton, MA 01536 United States
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Category: MVMA CE Event
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8 hours of RACE-approved lecture (watch at your leisure) and 4 hours of wet lab approved for CE in Massachusetts.

In-person lab will take place at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Snacks will be provided.

Course description:
Ever struggle with diagnosing the cause of dyspnea in a cat that is too unstable to take radiographs (asthma vs pleural effusion vs heart disease)? Ever debate if you can safely give a patient IV fluids or when you should stop giving fluid boluses? Or why a patient presents for 'just not himself'?Veterinary point of care ultrasound (POCUS) can help you manage these patients. Veterinary POCUS techniques are rapid, easy to learn, practical skills that ANY practitioner can apply in everyday practice. You will learn techniques that will help you with diagnostic and treatment decisions on a daily basis going far beyond the emergency room.

This training session is designed to increase your knowledge and skill in point of care ultrasound techniques. The lecture, given by Dr. Søren Boysen and Dr. Serge Chalhoub, will be pre-recorded and available on demand.

Dr. Boysen and Dr. Chalhoub will be discussing principles of POCUS, areas of application and practical tips. The hands-on lab will be delivered in person by a team of experienced facilitators.

Learning Objectives:
•Perform abdominal, pleural, lung, cardiac and vascular POCUS
•Recognize various abdominal, thoracic and cardiovascular pathologies
•Improve your diagnostic skills and clinical decision making


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Søren Boysen DVM, DACVECC

Søren obtained his DVM from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in Canada, completed an internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) in Canada, and a Residency in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at Tufts University in Massachusetts. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) in 2003. Former chief of veterinary ECC at the University of Montreal (2003-2008) he helped establish veterinary ECC in the province of Quebec.  Along with POCUS, his research interests include veterinary education/simulation, hemorrhage, coagulation, resuscitation, and perfusion.

Serge Chalhoub, DVM, DACVIM

Serge is a strong advocate of veterinary POCUS, having been converted from the "darkside" of only scanning the abdomens of internal medicine cases. Serge has collaborated on several clinical research projects and co-authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters and text books on point of care ultrasound. He continues to actively deliver VPOCUS training workshops across the globe and and is an award winning teacher.

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Jamie Falzone

Jamie Falzone

Executive Director, Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA)