11-21-2023 Intro to all things POCUS Lecture 3



presents a 3-part webinar & hands-on CE course for DVMs & RVTs...


Point of Care Ultrasound in everyday practice: introduction to all things POCUS, with a focus on abdominal, pleural space, lung, and cardiovascular POCUS

with Sören Boysen, DVM, DACVECC & Serge Chalhoub, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

Lecture description: Using an interactive case-based approach, your instructors will present & discuss veterinary point of care ultrasound (VetPOCUS) that can be used by general practitioners on a daily basis in general practice. 
Part 1: Evolution of FAST to POCUS and introduction of the 5-point abdominal        POCUS exam for everyday practice.
Part 2: How to interpret and perform pleural space and lung ultrasound (PLUS): Diagnosing pneumothorax, pleural effusion & Lung pathology.
Part 3: Cardiovascular ultrasound made easy!

Lab description: POCUS allows non-specialist practitioners to rapidly assess their patients for conditions without compromising patient safety. In this lab, core POCUS ultrasound-scanning techniques will be covered. Participants will learn how they can use POCUS in everyday practice in multiple situations: from trauma to triage of all patients; to gathering more information about their patient; to serially following the effects of therapy. 

Through practical, hands-on training on live animals & cadavers, participants will have the opportunity to practice POCUS skills which they can take directly to the clinic setting. POCUS instruction will centre on the abdomen (abdominal effusion, generalized ileus, bladder volume, renal pelvic dilation, gallbladder halo sign), pleural space, lung (alveolar interstitial disease, pleural space disease) and cardiovascular system (enlarged left atrium, pericardial effusion and volume status).  No prior U/S experience is needed.

  Lecture & Workshop Registration Information

WEBINAR (AbVMA & CVBC-approved for 6 hours CE Credit)

Webinar Dates: (lab attendees must attend all 3 lectures):
Tuesday 7 - 9 pm MDT on Sept. 26, Oct. 10, & Nov. 21, 2023  

Final lecture registration deadline: November 19, 2023

FULL COURSE (pending AbVMA, SVMA & CVBC-approval for 4 hours CE Credit)

Wet-Lab Date: Sunday, November 26, 2023
Times:  8 am - 12 pm  &  12:45pm - 4:45pm
Each lab is limited to 20 participants; prior attendance to all 3 lectures is mandatory

Location: The Pet Hospital: 5302 50 Street, Leduc, AB T9E 6Z6


Edmonton Association of Small Animal Veterinarians

Point of Care Ultrasound in everyday practice fees

Role  Webinar price/lecture Workshop (Late) 
 EASAV/RVT Members  $24  $714 ($814)
 EASAV/CAVM DVM Members  $32  $735 ($835)
 Non-member RVTs  $32  $735 ($835)
 Non-member DVMs          $52.50  $840 ($940)

Workshop Instructors


Dr. Sören Boysen DVM, DACVECC

Professor, Emergency and Critical Care, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary       

Dr. Serge Chalhoub DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

Associate Professor Teaching Small Animal Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary

ören obtained his DVM from the University of Saskatchewan, completed a small animal internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College, and a residency at Tuffs University, becoming a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2003. He is considered a pioneer of the veterinary point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) having co-developed the original FAST exam at Tuffs in 1999. Dr. Boysen is an accomplished international speaker & has received many awards. He has also contributed to research and has many publications. 

Serge graduated from the DVM program at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FMV) of the University of Montreal in 2004. He completed a one-year rotating small animal internship, worked as a general practitioner in Montreal for 2 years then pursued a residency in small animal internal medicine in New York City, followed by a nephrology fellowship. He has been at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine since 2012 and is currently an associate professor. He has won teacher of the year awards and also co-coordinates at the UCVM-CUPS Pet Health Clinics for disadvantaged Calgarians.

Edmonton Association of Small Animal Veterinarians


Early Bird Registration Deadline: Friday, September 22, 2023


6-8, lean, patient dogs are required for each wet-lab. 

Ideal Dog Size is 10-25 kg 

If you can bring a dog for us to use in the wet-lab, return this completed form or email us at info@easav.ca asap!

All those who donate a 
dog for us to use in the workshop will be made aware of any abnormal findings found on their pet during the lab. 

For online registrations: register for either the entire workshop OR the lecture. 


Advance Payment is required to hold your spot in the course!

Advance payments can be made online by credit card (online), direct payment or by cheque (mail).

Register online at www.easav.caby email to info@easav.ca, by phone to (780) 970-3728 OR by faxing this completed registration form to (780)757-7865.

Clinic:_________________________________  Phone #:________________________________

Name:_________________________________ Email:__________________________________

Role (Circle one):     EASAV RVT          EASAV/CAVM DVM           Other RVT          Other DVM

CIRCLE ONE:                AM Course              PM Course        OR             All 3 Lectures only

We need dogs for this workshop! 

I can bring my own or a friend/client's dog         (Circle one)                Y                N               

Owner Email:_____________________________ Owner Phone #:  ___________________ 

Dog Name:__________________ Breed: ___________ Sex: ____  Weight (kg): _____  Age: ___ 

With thanks to our workshop sponsors!


Cancellation policy: 

All wet-lab fees are non-refundable unless someone can be found to attend in your place.
No Fees for missed webinar. If attendance to a webinar is prepaid and missed, the registrant will be sent a link to stream the webinar when it becomes available. A CE quiz must be completed to obtain CE credits when streaming our recorded seminars.

EASAV Address: Box 31029, Namao Centre NW, Edmonton, AB T5Z 3P3    Website:  www.easav.ca 
Questions/Need to cancel a registration?
 Email: info@easav.ca; or leave a voicemail at 780-970-3728.