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EMUG-NZ Clinical Leader Meeting & Critical Care Educational Sessions

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Trinity Wharf

51 Dive Crescent

Tauranga, 3110

New Zealand

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Critical Care Ultrasound in the ED

New Zealand Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Group (EMUG-NZ)

Whether you're a novice or an expert, our meeting will entertain, educate and inspire you to enhance your practice with POCUS in Critical Care.

11.00 am Clinical Leaders Meeting

1.00 pm Social Lunch and General Registration

2.00 pm Educational Sessions

4.00pm Open Forum

5.00pm Close

Optional drinks and dinner for those interested from 5.30pm onwards

EMUG-NZ Clinical Leaders Meeting

11.00 - 1.00

This session is an EMUG’s operational meeting for Clinical Leaders and EMUG-NZ members actively contributing to advancing the efforts of EMUG’s aims. We will review progress, build on the momentum from 2017 and establish our goals for 2018 and beyond.

The EMUG-NZ Social Lunch for Everyone

1.00 - 2.00

A great chance to meet with a wide range of colleagues to discuss relevant topics in a relaxed and informal way. All attendees are welcome.

Food and hot drinks are included in your registration fee.

Critical Care Educational Session

2:00 - 4:00 pm

As emergency health providers on the frontline, our ability to provide care is vastly enhanced by the use of POCUS in the critically ill. In these education sessions we highlight the utility of POCUS in ED resuscitation, discuss novel ideas and emerging topics, and pontificate over acronymic protocols old and new.

We've gathered another stellar cast of great speakers to entertain, educate and bedazzle you!


Dr Mick Kileen

Practical Emergency Cardiac Ultrasound

Touching on chamber size and function to rule in pathology Mick will discuss assessing for fluid status and tamponade and describe ivc assessment.This talk will form a great platform for a group discussion as to what we should and shouldn’t be doing.

About Mick

Irish Graduate, New Zealand Trained FACEM. EM Consultant Whangarei Hospital. Otago CPU Certificate 2007, Ultrasound Leadership Academy Fellow 2014, 15 Years POCUS experience and currently enrolled in DDU.

Dr Janet Pribble

4 cases of cardiac ultrasound in critically ill patients

Janet will share her experience and expertise with 4 specific cases of cardiac ultrasound in critically ill patients.

About Janet

American Board Internal Medicine trained 1993. Associate Professor University Alabama at Birmingham Level 1 Trauma Center 1990-1997. Medical Director SchumacherGroup 1997-2007. EM Consultant Waitemata DHB since 2005-2017. Gorgas Course Tropical Medicine 2004 and volunteer in 3rd world health care systems 1990-2005. Otago CPU Certificate 2016. 4 adult children. Watercolour and printmaker. 6 years now POCUS experience and patient care stories.

Dr Phill Young

RUSHing Around

It is 10 years since the advent of the Rapid Ultrasound in SHock Protocol. A facilitated discussion about RUSH, who is doing it?, how we are using it?, have we integrated it?, Where are we going? What should we be doing? Is anyone doing anything else.

After RUSH

After a RUSH scan, can we put the probe down? Discussion of Septic Shock, Starlings curve and Dynamic maneuvers to aid fluid management in the hemodynamically unstable patient.

About Phill

New Zealand Trained FACEM. EM Specialist Middlemore Hospital for 17 years. Early adopter of FAST/AAA, Early Pregnancy, and interventional ultrasound over the last 19 years. Later Lung ultrasound and Cardiac ECHO with the advent of Rapid Ultrasound in SHock in 2008. I have spent years exploring ultrasound through multiple courses, sabbaticals and self study to ascertain how ultrasound integrates efficiently and safely with emergency medicine. I am passionate about getting all emergency physicians on board and enabling them to take an easier path to accreditation in ultrasound and ECHO. ACLS instructor. SIM instructor ACME instructor. Interests in Resuscitation, Intensive Care, Paediatrics, Leadership, Teaching and Sedation. Keen Mountain Biker.

Open Forum Discussion

4.00 - 5.00

We are bringing together a spectrum of POCUS users who reflect our clinician population, to discuss and debate elements of critical care ultrasound in the ED.

We aim to discuss realistic and high yield applications of our craft, concentrating on what is achievable within our time pressured and resource limited departments.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Cheers, The EMUG-NZ Team


Who are the target audience?

We aim to target a broad spectrum of health professionals. Although our priority is to cater for Emergency Consultants and Trainees we encourage all health staff whom Point of Care ultrasound is relevant to their practice to come along. This includes encouraging our Sonographer colleagues some of whom may venture into the POCUS field of practice as a future 'SEED'.

Do I have to pay for the sessions?

EMUGs is committed to providing the most educational and informative sessions we can at a reasonable cost. As a Not-For-Profit, we need to cover our administrative costs whilst delivering the meetings, and we seek sponsorship to help cover this. Ticket costs cover venue hire, AV hire and food and beverage and allows us to continue promoting the work of EMUGs.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have any problems getting your CME applications processed please contact us and we will organise a solution that is satisfactory to you.

INVOICES can be provided prior to registration by emailing adminnz@emugs.org

CME funded Staff Specialists/Medical officers will be separately emailed a detailed record of the meeting which will meet CME criteria.

Tea, Coffee and water are provided throughout all sessions.

Do I have to go to all of the sessions?

No. We are aware that emergency and allied health staff have busy work and other commitments.

We encourage Clinical Leads in ultrasound to attend the 11am session. This includes FACEMs, Senior Advanced Trainees and Medical Officers who have an active role in progressing Ultrasound in the ED.

Is this meeting ACEM CPD accredited?

Yes, like all EMUGs events ACEM CPD points can be accessed via the ACEM website.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email stacey@emugs.org for all questions/queries.

One of our committee members will respond to your query as soon as possible.

How can I cancel a registration if I find I cannot now make the sessions?

Email stacey@emugs.org and let us know so we can adjust seating and other arrangements. We require a minimum of two weeks notice for a full refund. After this time unfortunately the registration fee is non-refundable.

What are my transport options?

By Car - There is parking available at the venue that is also used for hotel guests and so is subject to availability. Further parking is available at The Strand which is a 10 minute walk away.

This Event is Made Possible by Our Fantastic Sponsors

GE Healthcare - Look out for their Great New Ultrasound - The GE VENUE. Simple, fast precise and with their amazing automated shock toolkit.

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51 Dive Crescent

Tauranga, 3110

New Zealand

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