Learn Critical Care POCUS!

  • Gain valuable knowledge

    Lectures from key speakers in critical care ultrasound

  • Improve patient care

    Learn standard-of-care POCUS applications in critically ill patients as well as new and novel methods of incorporating POCUS into your medical practice

  • On-demand access

    Not available on those dates? No problem! Access to the conference on-line will be available for one year after purchase

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Our phenomenal speakers:

Terren Trott, MD


Terren is a EM/CC physician who recently completed his critical care fellowship at Cooper Health Hospital in Camden, NJ. Terren trained in Emergency Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky and completed his ultrasound fellowship training under Matt Dawson. He spent a year on the ‘outside’ before committing to critical care. Terren is happy to discuss all things ultrasound, but has a particular interest in resuscitative ultrasound.

Jacob Avila, MD


Jacob Avila completed medical school in Loma Linda, California, Residency in Chattanooga, Tennessee and an ultrasound fellowship in Lexington Kentucky. During his 4th year of medical school, Jacob was first introduced to bedside ultrasound by Dr. Viam Dinh, who was at that time a senior Emergency Medicine resident. Jacob then matched into the Emergency Medicine residency in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where his ultrasound education was further enhanced by his ultrasound director, Dr. Ben Smith. During residency, Ben and Jacob started working on and subsequently launched the website 5minsono.com, a website dedicated to ultrasound education. After residency, Jacob moved to Lexington, Kentucky where he completed an ultrasound fellowship under Dr. Matthew Dawson. During that time, Jacob began to lecture nationally and internationally, and in 2019 he earned the 2019 ACEP Rookie Speaker of the Year Award after his debut at the ACEP scientific assembly. In 2019, Jacob and Ben launched www.CoreUltrasound.com, a website that combined Ben’s website (UltrasoundoftheWeek.com), Jacob’s 5minsono website and the Ultrasound Podcast into one comprehensive point of care ultrasound website.

Frances Mae West, MD, MS, FACP

Dr. Frances Mae West is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She obtained her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, followed by Internal Medicine internship, residency and Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine fellowship at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is triple board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. She is a Testamur of the National Board of Echocardiography’s Special Competence in Critical Care Echocardiography, and is currently on track for board certification. At TJUH, Dr. West works clinically as a pulmonologist and intensivist in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. She serves as the Associate Program Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship. She is the founding Program Co-Director of the Internal Medicine Point-of-Care Ultrasound Fellowship, as well as the Critical Care advisor to the Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship. Dr. West is the Co-Director of the Jefferson Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (JeffPERT) and a committee member of the Interntional PERT Consortium. Dr. West serves as the Critical Care Course Director for the Resuscitative Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) Workshop.

Rory Spiegel, MD

Dual trained in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, Rory splits his time working in the Emergency and Critical Care Departments at Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC. In his spare time he can be found blogging on EMNerd and co-hosting the Annals of Emergency Medicine Podcas

Michael Kouch, MD FAAEM

By day, Mike is an assistant professor of medicine, intensivist, and director of critical care ultrasound at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey. By night, he spends his time dodging the unrelenting obstacle course of sharp objects scattered throughout his house by his two kids. His academic focus revolves around esophageal intubation…and subsequent echocardiography, of course.

Katie Wiskar


Katie Wiskar is a General Internist practicing in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. She completed her Internal Medicine residency and General Internal Medicine fellowship at the University of British Columbia. She completed a POCUS fellowship at the University of Western Ontario's acclaimed Critical Care Ultrasound program, where she wrote the NBE Critical Care Echocardiography examination. She currently practices inpatient General Internal Medicine at a large tertiary care teaching hospital, where she is heavily involved in POCUS education and leads the newly established UBC General Internal Medicine POCUS fellowship. Her ultrasound interests include advanced cardiac applications, solid organ doppler for the assessment of venous congestion, and emphasizing the key skill of clinical integration of ultrasound with other parameters.

Matt Siuba, DO

Matt Siuba, DO is an intensivist and assistant professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, where he also serves as an associate program director for the CCM fellowship. He is a CCEeXAM testamur and POCUS enthusiast, especially when it comes to diagnosing and treating shock and respiratory failure. He is a senior editor and regular contributor at criticalcarenow.com and writes about minimally-invasive, maximally attentive critical care at zentensivist.com

Dr. Segun Olusanya, BSc BM MRCP FRCA FFIC

Segun is the associate director of monanniecakes.com- A bespoke wedding cake and dessert company which he runs with his beautiful wife. In his spare time he is an intensive care doctor. He’s not very good at physical examination and covers for this with multiple accreditations in point of care ultrasound and echocardiography. And yes, he has ultrasounded cake before. Icing makes a remarkably good coupling a

Brandon Menachem, MD

Brandon is a PGY5 - Pulm-Crit Fellow at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where he also did his residency in internal medicine. He completed medical school in the Philadelphia area at Albert Einstein. He’s looking forward to his last year of fellowship as chief fellow at TJUH.

Ben Smith, MD


Ben earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee, and completed his emergency medicine residency training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is an award winning international ultrasound educator. He practices emergency medicine at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, where he directs a fellowship for emergency ultrasound. He is an active developer and author of several ultrasound education websites. CoreUltrasound.com is a free open-access ultrasound podcast and blog used by tens of thousands of users monthly. SonoClipShare.com is an ultrasound QA and scan repository that facilitates international education. On these websites he has developed and published multiple free software tools to aid ultrasound educators. Dr. Smith has received several national awards for his contributions to emergency ultrasound, including the ACEP Innovation in Clinical Ultrasound in 2017 and the iAward for Innovations and Impact from the Society for Clinical Ultrasound Fellowships in 2020.

Course curriculum

    1. Introduction

    1. Eyeballing Systolic Function - Terren Trott

    2. Stroke Volume Assessment - Terren Trott

    3. Expert TTE views - Ben Smith

    4. Cardiac Arrest - Frances Mae West

    5. Right Heart Enlargement - Jacob Avila

    6. Diastology for the Intensivist - Michael Kouch

    7. Wall Motion Abnormalities - Terren Trott

    8. Tamponade - Terren Trott

    1. RVOT Doppler Waveform Analysis and Clinical Applications - Brandon Menachem

    2. RV Diastolic Dysfunction - Segun Olusanya

    3. TEE for the Intensivist - Michael Kouch

    4. Intraventricular Gradients - Katie Wiskar

    5. Valvular Abnormalities - Jacob Avila

    1. CVC Placement, Level 2 - Jacob Avila

    2. Pneumonia - Jacob Avila

    3. Pneumothorax Update - Jacob Avila

    4. Ultrasound in ARDS - Segun Olusanya

    5. "Weaning" from Mechanical Ventilation - Segun Olusanya

    6. POCUS-Guided PEEP titration in ARDS - Matt Siuba

    7. IVC Ultrasound - Matt Siuba

    8. VEXUS - Rory Spiegel

    1. CC US 21 Review Survey

    2. Thank you

About this course

  • $249 / year
  • 24 lessons
  • 7 hours of video content

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