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POCUS & Procedures Symposium

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Blue Baths

Queens Drive

Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty 3201

New Zealand

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Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Group New Zealand (EMUGs NZ) presents...

POCUS & Procedures Symposium

EMUGS NZ is pleased to invite you to the first meeting of 2019.

Join us in iconic Rotorua at Blue Baths, a stunning art deco building and bathhouse.

The Symposium Includes:

Basic Scanning eFAST & AAA Workshop - Sponsored by Sonosite

Clinical Leaders Meeting

Procedural Ultrasound Education Session

Social Dinner for POCUS Enthusiasts


DAY 1 - Sunday 28th April:

The Sonosite Basic Scanning eFAST & AAA Workshop

13.00: Workshop Registration

13.30-14.30: Workshop Part 1 - Lectures

(includes a break for afternoon tea)

14.30-18.00: Workshop Part 2 - Practical


DAY 2 - Monday 29th April:

Clinical Leaders Meeting (CLM)

Education Session & Dinner

Social Dinner

10.00: Registration

10.30 - 13.00: CLM

13.00 - 14.00: Lunch - on the balcony (weather permitting)

14.00 - 17.00: Procedures Education Session (includes a break for afternoon tea)

18.30: Optional Social Dinner (purchase a seperate dinner ticket)

Location: Blue Baths, Rotorua


Join us for our first EMUG NZ Regional Meeting for 2019 with the highly anticipated topic:

Basic POCUS eFAST and AAA Workshop

Designed to facilitate any doctor keen to train along ASUM and ACEM guidelines in the basic modules of eFAST and AAA. Candidates commit to two hours of online modules pre-course covering the basics of physics in ultrasound and how to perform en eFAST and AAA scan. This will be reviewed in short lectures in the workshop followed by 1.5 hrs of hands on practical instruction in each module. There will also be an assessment at the end and a workshop certificate.


Clinical Leaders Meeting

EMUGs NZ invites POCUS leaders and enthusiasts to join us for an inspiring and progressive meeting to collaboratively advance our hospital's ultrasound programs and that of the use of ultrasound in emergency medicine.

This meeting is a fantastic networking opportunity and a great way to learn from one another. Our discussion topic this meeting will be Procedural Ultrasound.

This meeting will be chaired by the EMUG NZ Co-Chairs, building on developments from previous Clinical Leaders Meeting and from the collective progress of EMUGs members across Australasia.

Stay on after this meeting for our Education Sessions focussing on Procedural Ultrasound.

Final CLM Agenda will be circulated to attendees prior to the meeting.

Who is the clinical leaders meeting for?

This session is aimed at those managing ultrasound programs and education within their department or clinicians with advanced POCUS skills/interests. FACEMs, Sonographer educators and advanced trainees (especially those on special skills terms or with advanced ultrasound qualifications or interests) are welcome to attend. If you are unsure if you should attend, please email crisbetham@hotmail.com to discuss further.

Education Session - Procedural Ultrasound

Our education sessions feature guest speakers who are experts in their field.

We will disscuss procedures in the emergency department using ultrasound guidance and allow the opportunity for networking and public forums to discuss any questions you may have.

We will discuss the latest trends and cases, covering all levels from beginners to masters.

We finish the day with a phantom session with ultrasound machines. There will be ample opportunity to learn or brush up your procedural skills on phantoms and carcasses.


Basic Principles of Procedural USS & Joint Aspiration

Improve your success rate & what to do it you get lost

With Dr Cris Zollo | FACEM & Clinical Lead for Ultrasound, Waikato Hospital, ASUM DDU (EM), NZ EMUGS Co-Chair

50 SHADES OF GREY...How to get really good at it!

Diagnostic ultrasound - Tips, Tricks & Clinical Pitfalls

Martin Necas | Clinical Specialist Sonographer in Hamilton

IV Access Refresher

Simple Tricks & Tips to Improve Your Success Rate

Dr Gabby King | FACEM at Auckland ED

Femoral Nerve Block Refresher

Simple Tricks & Tips to Improve Your Success Rate & Something New from the Anaesthetists

Dr Muir Wallace | FACEM at Waikato ED

Who is the education session for?

All POCUS enthusiasts welcome!

The Education Session on Monday afternoon is included in AAA EFAST Workshop Tickets for Registrars, Resident Medical Officers, MOSS, GP's and Trainee Medical Students.

Social Dinner for POCUS Enthusiasts

In the evening there is further opportunity to network at the EMUGS dinner at the very funky Terrace Kitchen.


Sunday: Sonosite AAA / eFAST Credentialling Workshop

Workshop ticket = $230

- Includes entry to Monday's education session for Resident Medical Officers / Trainees / Sonographers / Other Health Professionals

- Afternoon Tea Provided

Monday CLM and Education Session

All Other Health Professionals = $100

- Including Sonographers, Registrars, Resident Medical Officers, MOSS, GPs, Trainees and Medical Students)

Senior Medical Officer with CME = $450

If you are a senior medical officer with no funding, please get in touch via romy@emugs.org to arrange a ticket

- Lunch and Afternoon Provided

Monday Night Dinner = $95.00 (purchase a seperate ticket)

Online Access

Videoconference Tickets also available - please ask!

*All prices exclude Eventbrite booking fees.

Your Ticket Supports EMUGs

EMUGs is a small not for profit organisation / special interest group supported by a small part time operations team funded by ticket sales and generous support from our sponsors.

Ticket sales enable EMUGs to continue our mission of advancing the use of POCUS in Emergency Medicine.

We aim to ensure ticket prices reflect the value our events.

Please purchase a ticket that reflects your qualification/funding category as the money received from those with funding makes it possible to provide more affordable tickets for those without.

Thank you for your support.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email to romy@emugs.org with any questions.

What is the refund policy?

Attendees can receive full refunds up to 7 days before the event start date.

Will I get an attendance certificate?

Certificates will be emailed after the event.


This event has been made possible by our fantastic sponsors

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Queens Drive

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