PoCUS 2023 Registration
NOW Open!

February 20, 2023

Loews Atlanta Hotel
1065 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Hotel Information

Loews Hotel
1065 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

We hope to see you on February 20, 2023, in Atlanta, GA, for the upcoming Perioperative Ultrasound Course: Hands-On Workshop!

The SCA Perioperative Ultrasound Course offers training in utilizing basic clinical ultrasound to assist in clinical assessment and decision making and to guide percutaneous procedures. This reverse classroom–style program gives participants the opportunity to learn ultrasound skills through hands-on workshop.

Attendees will gain practical knowledge from subject-matter experts on how to perform safe ultrasound procedures.

Looking forward to seeing you in Atlanta, Georgia!

Registration Rates:

Hands-On Workshop

SCA Members - $550.00

Non-Members - $750.00


Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
Activity Title:  Perioperative Ultrasound Course: Hands-On Workshop (PoCUS)
Date: February 20, 2023

Acknowledgement of Monetary Commercial Support
No monetary support was received for this educational activity.

Acknowledgement of In-Kind Support
The following companies provided in-kind support for this CME educational activity: CAE, GE Healthcare, Mindray and PHILIPS

Accreditation Statement
The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Perioperative Ultrasound Course has previously required participants to complete course work in the iTeachU application. For this course, participants will no longer be required to complete any activities in iTeachU, but rather participants will have access to six previously recorded POCUS related lectures from the 2021 SCA Annual Meeting which was entirely virtual.

Educational Information
Physician Practice Gap:
Data supporting the use of perioperative point-of-care ultrasound has increased over the last decade. In the future, this will be a skill set which is required in anesthesiology training programs. The ABA will be testing POCUS skills in the Advanced Exam in 2022, and the ACGME has established POCUS as a distinct milestone within Patient Care. For many practicing anesthesiologists, this workshop provides an opportunity to learn and practice POCUS techniques.

Needs that Underlie the Gap
There is a lack of standardization in POCUS education across training programs. Also, many practicing anesthesiologists have never received formal education in POCUS.

DESIGNED to Change/Outcome: Following this activity, learners will develop competence in POCUS skills by increasing through a combination of hands-on learning, case-based presentations, and online lectures ultimately improving patient outcomes. There will be a pre-test and post-test to assess a change in competency.

By reviewing pre-recorded lectures regarding point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) and participation in the hands-on workshop, physicians will gain medical knowledge and improve their technical skills regarding the use of PoCUS. Some portions of the workshop are in a case-based format and will enhance practice-based learning. A key component of PoCUS is the ability to identify and communicate findings to professional associates, and the interactive nature of the workshop will promote and encourage effective communication.

Educational Objectives
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • state the goals of focused cardiac ultrasound and demonstrate the following transthoracic images: a. Parasternal long axis, b. Parasternal short axis, c. Apical 4 chamber, d. Subcostal long axis, e. Subcostal IVC view
  • describe the technique for gastric ultrasound, to obtain a view of the gastric antrum, and to distinguish an empty stomach versus a full stomach
  • perform and recognize normal lung ultrasound. Additionally, the learner should be able to state the significance of the following terms: a. Lung sliding, b. A- lines, c. B-lines, d. Lung pulse, e. Lung point
  • describe lower extremity venous anatomy and the technique to identify deep vein thrombosis-use POCUS to identify common causes of hypotension and hypoxia

Satisfactory Completion
Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you have questions regarding your CME certificate, please contact Sandra Elery, selery@veritasamc.com.

How to Get Your CME Certificate

  1.    Go to https://www.surveymagnet.com/Magnet3/login.asp?EventKey=BEOVHBMH(link will become active at the conclusion of the meeting)
  2.    Login and evaluate the meeting.
  3.    Print all pages of your certificate for your records.

Disclosure of Financial Relationships
The following individuals in control of content development for this activity have indicated that they do have financial relationships with ACCME defined ineligible companies within the past 24 months. All financial relationships have been mitigated. No one in control of content is an employee or owner of an ACCME defined ineligible company.  All others in control of content not listed below have indicated that they have no financial relationships to disclose.

Last Name First Name Disclosure(s) Role Method of Mitigation
Tuck Benjamin Cardiac Anesthesia Boards LLC; Consultant (ongoing) Planning Committee Member, Faculty Presenter Provided attestation to comply with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support