To promote the safe and effective use of
point of care ultrasound (POCUS)
• To establish rigorous standards of training for POCUS use in Canada
• To provide certification upon completion of comprehensive POCUS training
• Clinical judgment always takes precedence over POCUS
Peter SteinmetzPresident, Member, Board of Directors
Examinations content, incorporation, by-laws, course accreditation, MOC Program, e-Learning Program, Family Medicine track, CME credentialing, Committee for Exception to Certification, Committee for Instructor Requests, Committee for Course Accreditation.
Greg HallVice-president, Member, Board of Directors
Examinations content, examinations editing, Instructor Apprentice Program, society position statements, Resuscitation / Diagnostic / Musculoskeletal track, Committee for Instructor Requests.
Geneviève DallaireMember, Board of Directors
Examinations content, translation of all society material, Musculoskeletal / Resuscitation TEE tracks.
Chau PhamMember, Board of Directors
Examinations content and editing, CORE track, Committee for Course Accreditation, CME credentialing.
Stéphane RheinMember, Board of Directors
Examinations content, UPVA / Bladder Basics track, Committee for Exception to Certification.
Gabrièlle TrépanierMember, Board of Directors
Family Medicine track, academic postgraduate training via eLearning.
Robert DevinsMember, Board of Directors
Examinations content, Diagnostic / Resuscitation tracks, Diagnostic instructional videos, Committee for Course Accreditation, CME credentialing.
Ankit KapurMember, Board of Directors
Patrick MartelMember, Board of Directors
Examinations content, simulator training, rural training.
Aftab AzadMember, Board of Directors
International Board member (Doha, Qatar).
Sharon OleskevichMember, Board of Directors, Executive director
Curriculum and examination edits, new tracks, process planning, website content, policy communication, eLearning, Committee for Course Accreditation, CME credentialing, annual reports.
Claude ToppingTranslator / editor
Curriculum, instructional videos
Irene MaInternal Medicine consultant, Committee for Simulation Scans
Christiane de BrentaniMember, Administrative team
Finances, book keeping, and group certificate fee payments.
Nick BurtonMember, Administrative team
Committee for Exception to Certification, Committee for Instructor Requests, and application forms.
Natalina DiCredicoMember, Administrative team
IP certificates and certificate queries, general queries, live online course director support, and FAQs.
CPoCUS Annual Awards
This year’s award recognizes Dr Brendan M. Munn and his colleagues (Phillips, Laraya, Boivin-Arcouette) for their research study: “Gastric ultrasound in stable patients with decreased level of consciousness and recreational substance use — are presumed full stomachs full?” published in CJEM 2020, CAEP 2020, and CAS 2020. Their research demonstrates the potential utility of gastric ultrasound in stratifying aspiration risk in intoxicated patients with decreased Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS).
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