Point of Care Ultrasound for the Hospitalist - June 17-18, 2024

POCUS For The Hospitalist 2024
June 17-18, 2024
Royal Hawaiian - Honolulu, HI
Course# MDM24P03A

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June 17-18, 2024
Royal Hawaiian - Honolulu, HI
Course# MDM24P03A

COVID-19 Guidelines

Registration Fees

$1,750 Physicians

$1,650 Advanced Health Professionals

$1,550 Residents/Fellows

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing before June 10, 2024 will be refunded, less a $500 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date. Please email your requests to [email protected]

Discounted Rates

Registration for Both Courses, Point of Care Ultrasound for the Hospitalist (MDM24P03A) and Hospital Medicine: Evidence to Practice (MDM24P03):

$300 Discount Total off Full Reg Rate
Discount code: HITWO24

Special Kama'aina Rates Available! If you are a resident of Hawaii and wish to attend, please contact [email protected] for a promo code.



The UCSF Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for the Hospitalist Workshop is a hands-on experience to learn the techniques of bedside ultrasound. Live demonstrations, case review, and didactics will complement hours of hands-on practice sessions. Participants will gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to integrate bedside ultrasound into clinical practice.

The workshop is designed to maximize the participant’s time practicing ultrasound skills on live models. The groups will have a small ratio of participants learning (3:1 or less at hands on stations) from experienced instructors who utilize POCUS daily in the hospital medicine clinical environment. The curriculum will be based on practical skills needed for the hospitalized patient with a focus on protocols and cases that underscore how POCUS can be applicable in the real world. Specifically the participant will learn to obtain imaging of the heart, lungs, abdominal organs, and vascular structures as well as appropriate ultrasound guided technique for procedures such as thoracentesis, central venous access, and paracentesis. The workshop also includes a special session on program development and economics of POCUS.


At the end of the workshop, a participant will have enhanced skills and strategies to:

  1. Apply the fundamental principles of ultrasound technology and perform basic operation of a portable ultrasound machine;
  2. Utilize techniques to perform bedside ultrasound for the purpose of procedural guidance (paracentesis, thoracentesis, central venous catheter placement, and lumbar puncture);
  3. Utilize techniques to perform focused diagnostic ultrasound examinations at the bedside, including imaging of the heart, lungs, and major abdominal organs;
  4. Recognize the indications for basic point of care ultrasound exams and protocols, in light of the clinical utility and limitations of bedside ultrasound imaging;
  5. Practice interpretation of normal and abnormal ultrasound images.


In support of improving patient care, the University of California, San Francisco is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

ABIM MOC Credits
American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


Course Outline

Day 1: June 17, 2024

7:00 - 7:30am Registration/Continental Breakfast
7:30 - 8:00am Welcome
8:00 - 9:00 Lecture: Cardiac, Lung, DVT Refresher
9:00 - 9:30 Image Review: Cardiac, Lung, DVT Image Review
9:30 - 11:00 Scan: Knobology, Lung, DVT
11:00 - 11:30 Lunch (Provided)
11:30 -1:00pm Scan: Cardiac
1:00 - 2:00 Lecture: Abdominal, MSK, Procedures refresher
2:00 - 2:30pm Image Review: Abdominal

Day 2: June 18, 2024

7:30 - 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:30am Scan: Abdominal
9:30 - 10:30 Lecture: Case Studies & Clinical Integration
10:30 - 11:00 Image Review: Procedures + Cardiac
11:00 - 1130 Lunch (Provided)
11:30 - 1:00pm Lecture: Competency & Program Management
1:00 - 2:30pm Scan: Free Scan + Procedures


Course Chair

Trevor Jensen, MD
University of California, San Francisco, CA




(University of California, San Francisco unless indicated)

James Anstey, MD
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

Ritu Bansal, MD
University of California, San Francisco, CA

Christina Chong, MD
Queens Hospital, Honolulu, HI

Stephanie Conner, MD
Washington University in St. Louis, St Louis, MO

Farhan Lalani, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center,  Dallas, TX

Cynthia Maldonado, MD
Kaiser Permanente, Richmond, CA

Yoshi Nishimura, MD
Queens Hospital, Honolulu, HI

Hannah Schmitz, MD
Queens Hospital, Honolulu, HI

David Spinks, MD
Queens Hospital, Honolulu, HI

Matthew Yocum, MD
University of California, San Francisco, CA


Travel & Lodging

Royal Hawaiian
2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu HI 96815
Hotel Phone: (808) 923-7311 / Reservations: (800) 782-9488

Rates: $412/night 
plus $42 nightly resort fee

Cutoff Date: May 17, 2024

Reserve your room online here