Fall ECCU Festival

Fall ECCU Festival Conference 2018

September 27th – 28th 2018

The Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, Canada


Atlantic Canada’s top PoCUS event


Call For Abstracts


Feedback from previous ECCU Festivals

“Thanks for being such great hosts! Gentle and patient teachers. Much appreciated!!”

“Excellent venue- I love it!! Usually I go to conferences just to learn etc… but here in this resort- incredible.”

“Excellent balance between practice and lectures”

“Workshops – excellent, lots of time + feedback”

“I will now be able to do a wrist nerve block and rapidly diagnose SBO”


Our Invited Expert Faculty – Past and Present

Dr. Vicky Noble  – USA- (ECCU Fest 2015) – PoCUS Royalty

Dr. Michael Woo – Canada -(ECCU Fest 2015) – of Royal College Diploma and PoCUS.ca Fellowship

Dr. Bob Jarman – UK -(ECCU Fest 2016) – The biggest name in UK PoCUS

Dr. Paul Olzsynski – Canada- (ECCU Fest 2016) – Med School PoCUS leader and CAEP PoCUS Chair

Dr. Hein Lamprecht – South Africa – (ECCU Fest 2018) – PoCUS Educator Extraordinaire – IFEM – WinFocus

Dr. Darryl Wood – UK/South Africa – (ECCU Fest 2018) – PoCUS bushcraft on the frontline

Dr. Peter Croft – USA – (ECCU Fest 2018) – New England PoCUS disrupter – royal heritage


Conference ChairDr. Paul Atkinson – Canada/UK

Course DirectorDr. David Lewis – Canada/UK

Course FacultyFull list of ECCU Faculty



Our faculty are experts in Point of Care Ultrasound and are widely published

Dalhousie ECCU Faculty PoCUS Academic Activity/Publications


Click below to apply for either full 2-day Fall ECCU Festival or the 1-day Conference:

Application for the Fall ECCU Festival (2-day) – Conference and ECCU2 Advanced Apps Course

Application for the Fall ECCU Festival (1-day) – Conference Only

What is Fall ECCU Fest?

The Fall ECCU Festival incorporates, over 2 days, the  ECCU Conference, with cutting edge Point-of-care Ultrasound (PoCUS) research, current hot topics and a top keynote and the ECCU2 Advanced Apps Course

Places are strictly limited for the ECCU2 Advanced Apps Course so please book early to avoid disappointment.

There are two booking options:

  1. The 2 Day Fall ECCU Fest (2 days) – includes the Conference and ECCU2 Advanced Apps Course
  2. The ECCU Conference (1 day) – includes the Conference, IP2 Diagnostic stream lectures and selected scanning modules

Who should attend?

The ECCU Conference is aimed at all clinicians with an interest in point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS). It is open to all current users of ultrasound, those who are considering starting using ultrasound and anyone who is just interested, no matter what specialty or at what stage of learning you are. We welcome submissions of your ultrasound related scientific work for either an oral or poster presentation.

If you have an interest in PoCUS you should attend the ECCU Conference every year.

What is the ECCU Conference?

The ECCU Conference is being held in conjunction with the ECCU2 Advanced Applications Course in order to provide those attending the course and other delegates with an opportunity to access an update in the hottest clinical PoCUS topics. The focus will be on presenting the best emerging evidence, strategies for developing a local PoCUS program and developing competencies.


  • International PoCUS experts
  • Clinical PoCUS hot topics and updates
  • Top PoCUS research
  • IP2 Diagnostic stream lectures

Conference delegates will have access to the Diagnostic stream lectures of the ECCU2 Advanced Applications Course, which will include an Gallbladder, Renal, DVT and Ocular

The conference content is different each year, with new invited experts and the best emerging evidence. Even if you have already completed the ECCU2 Course in previous years, you should attend the conference for the latest PoCUS updates and have a chance to hone your PoCUS skills at a workshop.

What is the ECCU2 Advanced Applications Course?

The ECCU2 Advanced Applications Course is an advanced PoCUS course. It covers all the requirements for IP2 and beyond.

The Resuscitation module includes advanced cardiac (4 views, form and function, etc), lung (pneumothorax, pleural fluid and interstitial fluid, etc), ivc ( shock, etc).

The Diagnostic module includes biliary, renal, DVT and ocular.

The MSK/Needle guidance module includes PocUS assessment of upper and lower limb (joints and soft tissues), fracture/dislocation assessment and ultrasound guided vascular access / nerve blocks.

Workshops will include access to model patients, a wide range of PoCUS phantoms and the state-of-the art CAE Vimedix Ultrasound Simulator.

The course will be limited to 24 delegates.

More information here

Where will the Fall ECCU Festival be held?

The Fall ECCU Festival will be held at the beautiful Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews by-the-Sea, one of Atlantic Canada’s premier resort hotels. Local activities include golf, sea kayaking, whale watching and sport fishing.





What will it cost?


Fall ECCU Festival Conference Only – (28th Sept 8.00- 17:00).Includes the Conference, lunch,  IP2 Diagnostic stream lectures and selected scanning modules. Accommodation (not included) can be reserved on request.

$450 CAD


Fall ECCU Festival – (27th-28th Sept). Includes Conference and full ECCU 2 Advanced Apps Course, all meals and one night’s accommodation at the Algonquin Resort on the 27th September. Additional night’s accommodation (not included) can be reserved on request.

$1950 CAD ($1750 for Residents)

Draft Program – Course and Conference

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Click below to apply for either full 2-day Fall ECCU Festival or the 1-day Conference:

Application for the Fall ECCU Festival (2-day) – Conference and ECCU2 Advanced Apps Course

Application for the Fall ECCU Festival (1-day) – Conference Only



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