PoCUS and Regional Anesthesiology Conference

Spring 2020 Course has been postponed!

The Spring 2020 Course is being postponed to Fall 2020 due to COVID-19 travel restrictions at many health systems. Please check back in April for new dates and registration information.

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The University of Virginia is proud to offer a two-day hands-on course in Point-of-Care Ultrasound and Regional Anesthesia for anesthesiologists in Charlottesville, VA. The course will cover focused cardiac ultrasound, lung ultrasound, gastric ultrasound, and the FAST exam in the PoCUS portion, and variety of blocks in the Regional portion. The course will be heavily geared towards hands-on learning. The instructor to student ratio will be 1:4 or better. There will be minimal lecture time to maximize time with your hands on the ultrasound probe. The course will cap at 40 participants, so make sure you register early. Please see the schedule below.

CME Provided BY Carilion Clinic Continuing Medical Education

The PoCus Course will be Friday, May 8th from 9 am to 4:30pm. The Regional Course, which will be covering a variety of blocks and techniques, is Saturday May 9th from 9 am to 3:30pm

Conference Location and Hotel

All sessions will be held at the Omni Charlottesville Hotel. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Omni Hotel for a conference rate of $129(plus taxes and fees). Rooms must by booked by April 7, 2020 to be guaranteed the conference rate.

Please make a reservation here or call and ask for the conference rate for the “UVA Department of Anesthesiology Conference.”

Omni Charlottesville Hotel
212 Ridge McIntire Road
Charlottesville , Virginia , 22903
(434) 971-5500


The conference is being postponed due to COVID-19 travel restrictions at many health systems. We plan to hold the course in the fall. Please check back in April for more information.

Registration closes April 23, 2020. Onsite registrations will not be accepted. Registration is limited to 40 attendees so be sure to register early to reserve your spot!

  • Early Bird Registration by March 15, 2020 – $650
  • Standard Registration by April 23, 2020 – $675
  • Trainee (Residents and Fellows) Registration by April 15, 2020 – $350 (limited spaces available)

The vast majority of the schedule below will be dedicated to hands-on learning. There will be minimal lecture time.

Friday, May 8, 2020

8:00-9:00am Coffee and Registration

9:00-10:30am Gastric Ultrasound

10:30-11:00am FAST Exam

11:00am-12:00pm Lung and Airway Ultrasound

12:00-1:00pm Lunch (Provided)

1:00-4:15pm Cardiac Ultrasound

4:15-4:30pm Closing

Saturday, May 9, 2020

8:00-9:00am Coffee and Registration

9:00-10:30am Upper Extremity Blocks

10:30-11:45am Lower Extremity Blocks

11:45am-12:45pm Lunch (Provided)

12:45-2:15pm Truncal Blocks

2:15-3:30pm Unique and Emerging Blocks

Contact Information

UVA Department of Anesthesiology
Email: anesthesiology@virginia.edu
Phone: (434) 924-2283

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to: