Canadian Resuscitative Ultrasound Course


Registration for the 10th annual Canadian Resuscitative Ultrasound Course coming soon!


For the first time in 10 years, this 2-day course will be held at 2 separate sites across Canada. This course is being held on July 31st and August 1st 2019 at the sophisticated CSTAR facility at University Hospital in London, Ontario. In Edmonton, this course is being held on August 23rd and 24th, 2019 at the newly-designed Health Sciences Education and Research Commons (HSERC) area within the beautiful Edmonton Clinical Health Academy. This is the biggest and most comprehensive course of its kind offered in Canada. It is ideal for any clinician involved in resuscitation, such as intensivists, emergency physicians, anesthesiologists or internists. 


Message from the Director

In 2018, resuscitation cannot occur effectively without ultrasound. Over the past 9 years we have finely tuned our course to deliver the most essential point-of-care ultrasound skills to our participants at a 2:1 ratio from nationally recognized faculty.
— Robert Arntfield, Course Director

Resuscitative US Simulation Course

The simulation module we offered in 2016 seemed to add a lot to the course. This year participants will have the option of an additional half day enrichment course, featuring high fidelity patient and ultrasound simulators, to help integrate their US skills into real time resuscitations.
— Rob Leeper, Simulation Course Director

REBOA Endovascular Resuscitation Workshop

For the first time in the history of the CRUS course, we are excited to offer a half day workshop on resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA).  This is an American College of Surgeons sponsored educational activity known as the BEST Workshop (Basic Endovascular Surgery for Trauma) and it is being directed by Dr. Laura Moore from University of Texas (Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center) in Houston. Participants in the BEST workshop will learn the evidence, indications, and technical aspects of REBOA deployment and will also gain hands on experience with a variety of REBOA devices and insertion techniques using the most advanced, purpose built, REBOA simulators available today.

This workshop can be taken as a part of the CRUS or as a stand-alone half day experience.

“BEST was originally developed at the University of Maryland’s RA Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, as a means to teach basic endovascular techniques to trauma and acute care surgeons who have limited or no formal endovascular training”
— Megan Brenner, MD, FACS, Creator and Chair of the BEST Course

Here's what our past attendees had to say

“Lots of patients to practice on and rotate through to see the different body habitus/shape changing the image generation.”
— G.O.
“The entire course was a great learning experience. Learned the ease of assessing the lungs to differentiate pathologies.”
— D.R.
“I am now less ‘scared’ of using US as I feel like I have more guidance and familiarity with it.”
— J.L.
“Will start to implement the fundamental ECHO interpretation I learned into my future practice.”
— S.K.
“Coming into course blind and having flipped classroom made it an effective learning experience.”
— B.K.