UCSD Ultrasound Summit

January 26th-27th, 2018

Welcome to the 1st annual UCSD Ultrasound Summit, an education course designed specifically to teach medical providers the basics of emergency ultrasound. We will be welcoming ultrasound enthusiasts to sunny San Diego for 2 days of high yield ultrasound education and plenty of hands on ultrasound experience!

This will be a two-day course introducing the core principles of emergency ultrasound. On day one, attendees will learn the basic fundamentals of emergency ultrasound and components of the machines, followed by lectures in trauma, abdominal/retroperitoneal ultrasound and vascular skills.

Day two will be focused on cardiac, DVT, and obstetrics and gynecology. Afternoon sessions will be held each day to practice that day’s lecture material on real-life models, with a 5-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio.

A separate half day vascular-tract-only geared towards nurses/non-physicians will also be offered. Attendees will get the same lectures introducing ultrasound physics and components of the machines, followed by vascular skills.

This course is open to practicing clinicians from all specialties, advanced providers, and nurses. It will be led by UCSD emergency medicine ultrasound trained faculty and our current fellows.



Our conference will be held at the Westin Hotel in the Gaslamp district. Our downtown location makes it easy to enjoy excellent restaurant and bar options just a short walk away. 

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Full Emergency Ultrasound Course



Advanced Practitioner


2 days of ultrasound didactics + hands on scanning

Vascular Access Only Course



Advanced Practitioner


Half-day ultrasound didactics + hands on lab focused on vascular access 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our ultrasound education summit please contact us at our group email by clicking the button below. We look forward to scanning with you! 

The Small Print

Upon completion of the full course, participants should be able to:

Demonstrate the proper use of bedside ultrasound machines, making appropriate adjustments to achieve adequate image quality

Demonstrate adequate imaging for the focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) exam, cardiac windows, aorta, renal, biliary, DVT, and female reproductive organs.

Use ultrasound to facilitate IV access  

The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA: The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purpose of relicensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (report up to 13.0 hours of credit and list “CME Category 1” as the provider number).

Cultural and Linguistic Competency:  This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. Cultural competency is defined as a set of integrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills that enables health care professionals or organizations to care effectively for patients from diverse cultures, groups, and communities. Linguistic competency is defined as the ability of a physician or surgeon to provide patients who do not speak English or who have limited ability to speak English, direct communication in the patient’s primary language. Cultural and linguistic competency was incorporated into the planning of this activity. Additional resources on cultural and linguistic competency and information about AB1195 can be found on the UCSD CME website at http://cme.ucsd.edu

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