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Learn the POWER of POCUS

and Everyday Ultrasound that Saves Lives

Join us on October 31 for a 2.5 day symposium in beautiful Austin, Texas. This event features 19-hours of RACE-approved CE’s for Veterinarians, Technicians, and other professionals that is changing veterinary and human medicine teaching paradigms! 

Registration is CLOSED for 2017 and Looking Forward to Seeing You in 2018! 

POC Ultrasound will exponentially improve small animal care for the general practitioner and specialist on a daily basis! Don’t miss this world-class event!  

“Keep Austin Weird” is a Premier Venue. Take a stroll through 6th Street’s Great Shops, World Class Dining and Live Music or Bike, Paddle, Walk Nearby Town Lake in Downtown Austin, Texas!

Cancellation Policy: May 1- July 31 – 100% Refund | August 1- September 30 -50% Refund | October 1 -October 31 – No Refund

Renowned Speakers

Dr. Gregory R. Lisciandro

Dr. Lisciandro received his degree from Cornell University, completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Animal Medical Center, New York City, and a residency in Emergency and Critical Care at the Emergency Pet Center, San Antonio, Texas.   

He developed the abdominal FAST (AFAST)-applied fluid scoring system, thoracic FAST (TFAST) and most recently the Vet BLUE (lung ultrasound).  He has extensively published veterinary clinical studies on AFAST and its fluid scoring system, TFAST and Vet BLUE; has been an annual guest lecturer at the TRISAT Critical Care Webcast Series to medical doctors; and done collaborative research with veterinary schools and medical doctors.  He is editor and chapter author of the textbook Focused Ultrasound Techniques for the Small Animal Practitioner, Wiley 2014, translated in 5 languages, English, Spanish, Greek, Japanese and Chinese; and lectured and trained veterinarians including the USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe and South America, leading veterinary medicine in this exciting new frontier.

Dr. Teresa DeFrancesco
Dr. DeFrancesco is a professor in Cardiology and Critical Care with tenure at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Assistant Department Head of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, and Small Animal Focus Leader and Chief of Specialty Services. She obtained her veterinary degree from Cornell University, completed a small animal rotating internship at Virginia Tech, and residency training in both cardiology and emergency and critical care at North Carolina State University. She is double-boarded in cardiology and emergency and critical care. She has received numerous teaching and clinical awards including 2-time recipient of the Pfizer Norden Teaching Award, 4-time recipient of the Clinician of the Year Award, and then NCVMA NCSU. Dr. DeFrancesco’s areas of interest include improving the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure in dogs and cats, point-of-care ultrasound, and cardiac emergency management including arrhythmias, failure management, pacemaker and ventilator therapy.
Dr. Soren Boysen
Dr. Boysen obtained his veterinary degree from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, completed a small animal internship at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada, and a residency in emergency and critical care at Tufts University.   He has taught at several Canadian Veterinary Colleges and is currently professor of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at the University of Calgary. He has received several teaching awards and published over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters on emergency and critical care topics, and is an internationally recognized speaker. He has a particular passion for critical care sonography having published the first translational study on Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma in small animals. He has delivered talks and labs on ER ultrasound at CanWest, VetsNow, EVECCS, IVECCS and various other conferences and continues to work on improving hands on training workshops for emergency ultrasound for non-specialist practitioners.
Dr. Debra Canapp
Dr. Canapp is certified in canine rehabilitation through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in Florida in 2005, and has an exclusive career working in small animal sports and rehabilitation medicine. She became certified in traditional Chinese veterinary medicine and acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 2006. In 2010-2011, Dr. Canapp pursued studies in advanced training in diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound; and in 2012 she became board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and currently serves as the Chair for the Canine ACVSMR Exam Committee.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nilam Soni, MD

Dr. Nilam Soni has been teaching point-of-care ultrasound to healthcare professionals for over a decade. By collaborating with hospitalists, critical care, and emergency medicine physicians, he has developed training curricula to teach point-of-care ultrasound to diverse groups of healthcare professionals, including nurses, advanced practice providers, and physicians. He continues to lead educational programs in point-of-care ultrasound locally, nationally, and internationally through different professional organizations and healthcare systems.

He is the lead author of the book, Point-of-Care Ultrasound, that was awarded the 2015 British Medical Association’s President’s Choice Award and has been translated into Chinese and Spanish. His current scholarly work includes evaluating the impact of integrating point-of-care ultrasound in clinical care, and formulating guidelines for the use of point-of-care ultrasound to guide bedside procedures. Dr. Soni was awarded a Quality Improvement Partnered Evaluation grant to evaluate the implementation of the Department of Veterans Affairs national point-of-care ultrasound training program.