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World Congress Ultrasound in Medical Education, October 12-15, 2017, Montréal

March 15, 2017

Have you ever been to this conference? I went to the first one in South Carolina a few years ago. Really useful for educators looking to bring POCUS into the undergraduate curriculum. This is the first one taking place in Canada. The conference website is SUSME (Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education) is the parent organization (along with WINFOCUS); head to the SUSME website to find out more about their activities. Dr Pete Steinmetz, who is leading the organization of this event, sent me this blurb.

1. Physicians
The 5th World Congress of Ultrasound in medical education will be held in Montreal October 12-15 2017. This congress is the premier venue for physicians seeking to integrate ultrasound in medical education and clinical practice. This event will enable international and national leaders in point-of-care ultrasound to share their knowledge with students, residents, and other medical professionals. Oral and poster presentations will stimulate discussion while hands-on workshops for the beginner to expert ultrasonographer ensure there is something for everyone to learn!

2. Teachers
The 5th World Congress provides a platform for teachers to learn from experts, collaborate with peers, and explore innovative teaching tools. There is a rapidly growing need for ultrasound instructors and thus teachers can either teach or be taught through a wide choice of hands-on workshops. The pivotal role of teachers in the integration of ultrasound in medical education and clinical practice will be highlighted at the meeting.

3. Residents and Students
The 5th World Congress is THE chance to meet and learn from international and national leaders in point-of-care ultrasound. You can advance your career by presenting your latest and greatest research at oral and poster sessions. The meeting also offers an easy way to share experiences with ultrasound residents and students from around the world over a coffee or drinks and nibbles. And the Ultrasound World Cup competition is a stimulating way to test your ultrasound skills against the world. All welcome for a memorable educational experience in the vibrant city of Montreal!

4. Montreal
For the first time, the annual World Congress comes to Canada! The year 2017 marks the 375th anniversary of Montreal, Canada’s second largest city, and the World Congress will benefit from the vibrancy of planned events throughout the city. The convention site is located close to historic Old Montreal with its cobblestone streets, Notre Dame cathedral, fine dining, elegant shopping, and waterfront promenades. Montreal has the largest population of French speakers outside of Paris and is often described as “a little bit of Paris in North America”. A conveniently-located airport provides access to 15,000 city hotel rooms and 5000 restaurants offering some 80 different types of cuisine. Come and experience Montreal’s joie de vivre!

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