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Workshop: Teaching Anatomy with Ultrasound

Location: Health Science Centre, St. John's

Date: 2 October 2019


This session is intended to provide clinicians and non-clinicians with the knowledge and skills to tutor undergraduate MD students at Memorial University in basic abdominal and cardiac anatomy. The session will focus on two modules developed for undergraduate anatomy teaching and will give participants the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with point of care ultrasound as it relates to each module.

Facilitators: Dr. Gillian Sheppard MD CCFP(EM) and Dr. Brian Metcalfe MD CCFP(EM)

Session to be held October 2, 2019 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Room: Med Labs Room 2828

Registration Fees


Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how ultrasound can be used to teach abdominal and cardiac anatomy and physiology
  • Demonstrate appropriate selection of transducers, how to optimize machines settings and obtain images required for each session
  • Perform the skills to effectively teach the ultrasound modules to medical students in a standardized fashion
  • Describe the basic physics of ultrasound
  • Describe the indications for and limitations of ultrasound examination of the abdomen
  • Recognize anatomic structures of the abdomen using ultrasound
  • Demonstrate the technique for cardiac ultrasound
  • Describe the indications for and limitations of portable cardiac ultrasound
  • Recognize anatomic structures of the heart with ultrasound

Program Agenda

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
1:00 PM
1:30 PM
Abdominal or cardiac station
2:15 PM
Abdominal or cardiac station (rotate from previous session)
3:00 PM
Conclusions and Questions
3:30 PM


Funds in support of this CME activity were provided as an educational grant to Memorial University. The funds were independently allocated and disbursed in accordance with current CMA guidelines. An educational grant to help support this program provided by:

The Office of Professional Development (OPD), Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME), a subcommittee of the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). This standard allows OPD to assign credits for educational activities based on the criteria established by The College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.