Saturday, May 14, 2022

PoCUS Workshop

9:00 AM – 9:20 AM 

Title: We should care about the future of PoCUS!

Speaker: McKenzie Hollon, MD

Objective: To provide insight into why learning pocus is important


Title: How POCUS and TTE Has Expanded My Practice

Speaker: Ben Tuck, MD

Objective: Overview of relevance of POCUS in practice from an expert practitioner

9:20 AM – 12:00 PM 

Title: The Basic TTE Exam and Comparison TEE Views

Speakers: Brad Coker, MD

Objective: Overview of Basic TTE exam but also with comparative TEE images to allow familiarity and note distinctions for participants.


Title: Ultrasound for Evaluation of Hypoxia/Dyspnea

Speakers: Sheela Pai Cole, MD, Vidya Rao, MD

Objective: To be able to assess presence of pneumothorax, pulmonary edema and other lung pathologies 


Title: FAST Examination and Gastric Ultrasound

Speakers: Laeben Lester, MD, Ravi Joshi, MD

Objective: To familiarize with Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma and aid use to guide clinical decision-making.


Title: FOCUS Cardiac Examination

Speakers: Max Meineri, MD, Ben Tuck, MD

Objective: To aid diagnosis of acute pathologies such as pericardial effusion or tamponade, pulmonary embolism and ventricular dysfunction in the setting of undifferentiated shock or hypotension 


Title: Rescue Echo 

Speakers: Brandon Smoller, Walker Thomas        

Objective: To apply the PoCUS concepts in a case based manner.




Title: Vascular Access and portable/handheld devices

Speakers: Abi Kumaresan, MD, Austin Adams, MD

Objective: To understand the ways POCUS can help with vascular access and in which sites, and how the application of portable or handheld devices aids in this.



Professional Development Workshop

Presentations (9:00-10:00 AM)

What I Look for in Leaders: How to Choose the Right Person for the Right Task 

David Reich, MD

In this presentation, a chair will discuss what qualities they look for during recruitment for leadership opportunities. Attendees will take away essential tips for future career development. 


2. The Art of Saying No – Essential Time Management Skills 

Lavinia Kolarcyk, MD, FASE

Cardiac anesthesiologists face a number of claims on their time, including clinical work, administrative responsibilities, and familial obligations. Effective time management is key to success. This lecture will provide helpful tips for the busy cardiac anesthesiologist to navigate his or her time, including goal setting, goal alignment, and “inbox” management. Lastly, this lecture will discuss the importance of the artful declination of tasks that do not align with personal goals. 


3. How to Deliver a Mind-blowing Presentation 

MaryBeth Brady, MD, FASE

What does it take to give a mind-blowing presentation? Whether attendees are in academic or private practice, speeches and presentations are a daily part of work life and are integral to continued success. This lecture will discuss innovative strategies to deliver a memorable presentation and the “do’s and don’ts” of being on stage.


4. How to Promote Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in your Practice 

Maya Hastie, MD

Promotion of equity, diversity, and inclusion is essential for future leaders. In this talk, attendees will learn how to contribute to the promotion of an equitable and diverse workforce. 



Workshop stations (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Attendees will be divided into four groups and rotate through the workshop stations.


Networking 101 – how to perfect your “elevator pitch”  

Jonathan Leff, MD

Networking is a crucial component of career advancement. Prior to the session, attendees will draft an “elevator pitch”, which will be perfected during this practical session. Attendees will also practice essential networking skills. 


Negotiating tips 

Douglas Shook, MD, FASE and Tom McLoughlin, MD 

This breakout session will focus on negotiation tips from experts in both private practice and academics. Attendees should have an idea about a future need or want and will have the opportunity to review negotiation techniques to achieve the desired result. 


1:1 Mentoring for Career Development with SCA Leaders 

Andy Shaw, MB, FRCA

Chris Troianos,MD 

Mark Taylor, MD, FASE 

Gordon Morewood MD, MBA 

Peter Panzica, MD 

Kathryn Glas, MD 

Stan Shernan, MD, FASE

Maxime Cannesson, MD


How to Transform your Leadership 

Jake Abernathy, MD, MPH

Do you aspire to be a future leader, whether it is in your academic department, in your private practice group, or in your hospital executive suite? How can you transform your leadership style into what that serves you, your practice, and your organization? In this session, attendees will discuss essential and practical principles of being a “serving leader” that they can take back to their institution. 

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Tuesday, May 17, 2022