Long School of Medicine

17th Point-of-Care Ultrasound Workshops

January 18-19, 2024 in Austin, Texas

New….Advanced Cardiac POCUS Workshop (click here)
New….Pediatric POCUS Workshop (click here)
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"The 2019 Point-of-care Ultrasound Workshop was the most effective post-graduate clinical course I have taken. The speakers were terrific, experts in their fields, and engaging. The hands-on ultrasound experience while being mentored by outstanding faculty in real-time was very effective. The practical lessons learned both in didactic and actual ultrasound imaging will change my daily practice and make me a better clinician and transplant surgeon. A game-changer." - Francisco G. Cigarroa, MD 2019 Course Participant & Former Chancellor of the University of Texas System

Workshop Overview

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Workshop is a unique hands-on experience to teach clinicians fundamental of bedside applications of portable ultrasound. This workshop was offered as a virtual, tele-ultrasound course during the pandemic but has now returned to the traditional, in-person course format.

Traditional, In-person Course

Our traditional, in-person course combines focused didactics and hands-on scanning sessions led by expert faculty from around the country. During the hands-on scanning sessions, course participants practice capturing specific ultrasound views of the heart, lungs, abdomen, and legs on live models. The hands-on sessions are complemented by lectures to improve the participants' knowledge of the indications, technical skills, and clinical integration of bedside ultrasound. The curriculum has been fine-tuned over years to maximize learning.

Target Audience

This workshop is designed for clinicians seeking training in portable ultrasound.

  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Anesthesiology
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
Why is this workshop unique?
  • Nationally recognized expert faculty from leading academic institutions
  • Low course participant to faculty ratio (2:1 or 3:1 for in-person course)
  • Curriculum designed to teach the highest-yield point-of-care ultrasound applications for clinicians
  • Maximum hands-on practice scanning with live models
What can you expect to learn?
  • Fundamental principles of ultrasound technology and basic operation of a portable ultrasound machine
  • Techniques to perform focused diagnostic ultrasound examinations at the bedside, including imaging of the heart, lungs, abdomen, and lower extremity veins
  • Techniques to use ultrasound to guide performance of bedside procedures
  • Indications, basic protocols, and limitations of bedside ultrasound imaging
  • Practice interpretation of normal and abnormal ultrasound images
  • Mentored scanning with experienced faculty to learn hands-on imaging techniques

This course satisfies one of the program requirements for the SHM Point-of-care Ultrasound Certificate of Completion.

Future Courses
  • 17th Point-of-Care Ultrasound CME Workshop in Austin, TX on Jan. 18th & 19th
  • Advanced Cardiac POCUS Workshop from Nov. 2023 to Jan. 17, 2024 (click here) **Registration Closed**
  • Pediatric POCUS Workshop on Jan. 18th & 19th (click here)