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Veterinary Point-of-Care Pleural Space and Lung Ultrasound (PLUS) for Everyday Practice!

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Join Dr. Soren Boysen and Dr. Serge Chalhoub as they teach how to differentiate common causes of cough and respiratory difficulties in your veterinary patients, cats and dogs alike!

In this dynamic 1-hour webinar, you'll learn how easy and affordable it is to add ultrasound services to your practice. Dr. Boysen and Dr. Chalhoub explore:

  • Pro tips you can use daily for performing PLUS exams with mobile ultrasound
  • Diagnosing causes of cough, including pulmonary edema, in just one minute
  • Differentiating pleural space diseases, including pneumothorax and pleural effusion
  • The advantages of point-of-care ultrasound for every veterinary practice

Join the renowned Dr. Soren Boysen, DVM, DACVECC and Dr. Serge Chalhoub, BSc, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM) as they teach the differences between the species when it comes to looking at point-of-care ultrasound to assess the lung and pleural space.

Ever struggle with the cause of dyspnea in a cat that is too unstable to take radiographs or draw blood for ProBNP levels (cardiac, respiratory, pleural effusion)? What about the patient that presents for coughing and the answer is not evident on thoracic radiographs? Ever debate if a patient on fluids is developing pulmonary edema?

Veterinary point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) of the pleural space and lung (PLUS) can help you manage these patients! PLUS is rapid, easy-to-learn and practical ultrasound skills that ANY practitioner can apply in everyday practice. PLUS is commonly used as a patient-side diagnostic tool to rapidly identify underlying conditions and help direct further diagnostics and initial therapy.

Through a co-delivered interactive lecture with several case examples, participants gain an appreciation of when PLUS can be used and what might be identified in everyday practice. Watch this dynamic session with Dr. Soren Boysen and Dr. Serge Chalhoub today! 

"Point-of-care ultrasound has become an essential piece of the puzzle when it comes to managing veterinary patients. We can actually, right there at the cage side, gain a very rapid evaluation of what's causing that patient to have respiratory difficulty or a cough within 30 to 60 seconds. That first-line evaluation with the point-of-care ultrasound, right there when the patient comes in, is hugely impactful when it comes to comforting the owners, figuring out where we're going to go, and discussing prognosis, costs, etc. It makes a huge difference on how we manage those patients." - Dr. Soren Boysen

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Professor, Veterinary Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences, University of Calgary

Dr. Soren Boysen, DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Boysen graduated from the Western College of Veterinary medicine (WCVM), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1996, worked in private practice for a year and then completed an internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island. He spent a year as an emergency clinician in Chicago before completing a residency in small animal emergency/critical care at Tufts University in Massachusetts. He became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical care in 2003 and worked at the University of Montreal veterinary teaching hospital from October 2003 to December 2008. Dr. Soren Boysen joined UCVM in January 2009. He is a Professor in small animal emergency and critical care in the Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences. His clinical home is predominantly based out of Western Veterinary Specialist and Emergency Centre, although he also contributes to student teaching and case consultation at the CARE Centre. He is actively involved in both the American and European veterinary emergency and critical care societies, as well as the Veterinary trauma initiative, serving on several committees for these organizations. He is an internationally recognized lecturer, speaking at numerous international conferences around the world. Although he is happy to speak on any small animal emergency and critical care topic his true passion lies within emergency point of care ultrasound, perfusions, hemorrhage and shock.

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Senior Instructor, Veterinary Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences, University of Calgary

Dr. Serge Chalhoub, BSc, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

Dr. Chalhoub completed a Bsc. In Honours Biology at Bishop's University in Lennoxville, QC. He was then admitted to the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire at the Université de Montréal and completed his DVM and internship at this university. Dr. Chalhoub then practiced in Montreal as an emergency doctor for two years at the DMV Centre before moving to New York City to pursue a residency in small animal internal medicine at the Animal Medical Center. Once completed, he became their first ever nephrology/urology fellow and was trained in advanced urinary procedures, dialysis, and interventional medicine. After serving as a staff doctor and supervising students, interns, and residents for a year, he moved to Charleston, SC where he continued to be an internal medicine clinician. Since July 2012, Dr. Chalhoub has been an instructor at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in the Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Service. His clinical home is C.A.R.E. Centre Animal hospital where he practices internal medicine. He was the recipient of the 2013 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s Teacher of the Year Award and the 2015 University of Calgary Team Teacher of the Year Award along with Dr. Soren Boysen. He is the co-coordinator of the UCVM-CUPS Pet Health Clinics for disadvantaged Calgarians, which promotes 3rd year DVM students practicing their professional skills and wellness exams with the pets of the tenants of the Calgary Urban Project Society. Dr. Chalhoub is also the Chair, of the UCVM-DVTH Internship Program. Dr. Chalhoub teaches Internal Medicine and is extensively involved in communication and professional skills at the UCVM.

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Emergency Physician

Oron Frenkel, MD, MS

Dr. Oron Frenkel completed his MS and MD simultaneously at the University of California Joint Medical Program in Berkeley and San Francisco, completing his residency in Emergency Medicine followed by a fellowship in Point-of-Care Ultrasound at Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland, California. He moved to British Columbia with the goal of increasing use of point-of-care ultrasound across the province, especially among rural practitioners. An avid educator, Dr. Frenkel is constantly evaluating the best teaching methods for disseminating this technology, how to measure competency in its practice, and its effects on outcomes for individual patients. Dr. Frenkel serves as Chairman of the Clarius Medical Advisory Board.