SaskSono Poster

March 2, 2019

Health Sciences Building, University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Registration now open!

Conference Description:
This year’s theme: Deep Dive - Beyond test performance, integrating POCUS for improved outcomes. An interactive day of instruction in clinical ultrasonography designed to meet the learning needs of clinicians throughout the spectrum of patient care. The target audience includes family physicians, emergency physicians, internists, anesthetists, intensivists, and pediatricians, residents, medical students, nurses, nurse practitioners, and paramedics who manage critically ill patients.
Conference Target Audience:
Family Physicians (regional and rural sites), Emergency Physicians, Internists, Anesthetists, Intensivists, Pediatricians, Resident. Medical students encouraged to attend.
Early-Bird Registration Fees (until January 16, 2019):
  • Health Care Professionals with Clinical Scanning Session - $500 + GST
  • Health Care Professionals (conference only) - $200 + GST
  • Students/Residents - $125 + GST
Registration Fees (beginning January 17, 2019):
  • Health Care Professionals with Clinical Scanning Session - $550 + GST
  • Health Care Professionals -  $250 + GST
  • Students/Residents - $150
Topics Include:
  • DEEP DIVE Emergency Ultrasound
  • DEEP DIVE Pediatric Ultrasound
  • The return of SONOgames!
  • And More!

SaskSono 2019 Schedule

*schedule may be subject to change


Registration & Continental Breakfast


DEEP DIVE Emergency Ultrasound
Dr. Daniel Kim


DEEP DIVE Pediatric Ultrasound
Dr. Peggy Lambos


Refreshment Break & Relocation Break


Dr. Tom Guzowski & Dr. Faisal Al-Sani

For those interested in exploring the spectrum of POCUS applications at USASK, we are excited to offer you deep dives into Inflammatory Bowel ultrasound as well as Pediatric EM ultrasound. And as usual, expect at least 30 minutes of hands on scanning as well! This is a great opportunity for students and residents to explore applications outside the core USASK POCUS curriculum.



POCUS 101 will be an introductory session for those new to clinical ultrasonography/Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS). It will include flipped content sent to you before the conference as well as a quiz. The workshop will include a brief review of key concepts and hands on scanning practice of three core applications: scanning for abdominal and pleural fluid as well as pericardial effusion. Completion will include an assessment which, if passed, makes you eligible for more supervised scanning in the afternoon!


PROfounder Session
Dr. Daniel Kim, Dr. Peggy Lambos, Dr. Paul Olszynski

USask’s first ever multidisciplinary POCUS Round Table will give Saskatchewan clinicians a chance to further guide the adoption and integration of POCUS
throughout the province of Saskatchewan. We hope to establish provincial recommendations on training, scope of practice, documentation and quality
assurance. Key recommendations will then be shared with the entire conference audience at the last session of the day for feedback and ratification. There will be flipped content sent out for this session including a draft framework document.


Lunch & Exhibits


FUNdamental Session
Dr. Troy Appleton & Dr. Rachit Batta

Always inspiring, educational and a good time, the students square off with their abstracts and then go head to head in the sonogames.


PROfounder Session

Struggling with an application or two? Need some POCUS coaching? Here’s your chance! Instructors qualified in basic, diagnostic and resuscitative POCUS
will be on hand to help you take your scanning to the next level for 3 straight hours!


Refreshment & Relocation Break



We will present the main recommendations for a USASK POCUS Framework as developed by the Round Table panels and participants. The audience will have the opportunity to provide feedback and vote using an audience response system.



Conference Info:

Jessica Wylie
Event Coordinator, CME
(306) 966-7795
Emily Parker
Clerical Assistant, CME
(306) 966-4485