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Noosa, Queensland, Australia.

October 21st - 23rd 2022

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Dinesh Palipana

Unless we evolve, we become obsolete


Vijay Manivel

Are the pillars of POCUS strong enough?

The Utility of POCUS

Brian Doyle

The evidence for POCUS. Are we dealing with religion?

The Utility of POCUS

Gary Berkowitz

Pre-hospital Ultrasound in High Acuity Patients

The Utility of POCUS

Ruth Ramm

Interpreting the Echo Image

Echocardiography Session

Jonathan Theoret

A Deep Dive in Cardiac Tamponade

Echocardiography Session

Luke Bayley

Echo in Training: A registrars experience

Echocardiography Session

Stephen Risson

MSK POCUS tips and tricks

Musculoskeletal and Specialty POCUS

Ian Norton

The interface with Ultrasound in humanitarian settings


Elissa Kennedy-Smith

Pushing the boundaries of POCUS

Musculoskeletal and Specialty POCUS

Nadi Pandithage

The impact of teaching and training on Pocus utility.

The Utility of POCUS

Mick Kerr

Nerve blocks downstairs and outside. The use of regional anaesthesia can do in the department and retrievals.

Musculoskeletal and Specialty POCUS


The inspiring speaker line-up for SONIC 2022. Presenting POCUS education, fresh perspectives and motivating POCUS journeys. 

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Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, QLD

Noosa is an Australian resort area on southern Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Known for its magnificent surf beach, restaurants and cafes, boutiques, coastal vibe and stunning national park.  The Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort is located on Hastings street in the heart of Noosa. This luxury hotel embodies coastal chic and parisian elegance. Make yourself at home and indulge in life's simple joys.

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Collab-Lab, MSK and Echo Workshops

Rachel Liu, Yale School of Medicine

Dr. Liu is an associate professor of emergency medicine and emergency ultrasound fellowship director at the Yale School of Medicine, as well as their inaugural Director of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Education. She focuses on designing curricula and implementation of ultrasound use in basic, physical and clinical science teaching to medical students. She has served in leadership positions with every major EM organization in the USA, including as the Chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Emergency Ultrasound Section.

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Echocardiography Workshop

Kellie D'Orsa, Cardiac Skills Australia

Kellie D’Orsa is an experienced cardiac sonographer and qualified educator.
As Director of Cardiac Skills Australia established 2013, Kellie teaches the principles and applications of POCUS cardiac to a range of medical professionals; Previous skill set includes: Lecturer in Medical Imaging at Deakin University, Geelong, 9 years experience as a PBL problem based learning facilitator (School of medicine Deakin University Geelong), & cardiac sonographer Alfred Hospital, Melbourne.
Also, a contributing author, alongside Bonita Anderson in the development of the new "Basic to Advanced Clinical Echocardiography. A Self-Assessment Tool for the Cardiac Sonographer."
2019 Kellie has recently been appointed an honorary teaching position in the Anaesthetics/ICU Department at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne.
Recently been involved as an investigator during a study titled “ESPy study”. ESPy: Echocardiography in Swimming induced Pulmonary Oedema. Along side leaders in cardiac ultrasound. A/Prof. Andre La Gerche, Dr Leah Wright, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Melbourne.
In her down time Kellie enjoys a surf, spending time with her daughters, family & close friends.

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Echocardiography Workshop

Ruth Ramm, Echo Ed Director

Mrs Ruth Ramm BAppSc(HMS), DMU(cardiac), QUT lecturer, Accredited Medical Sonographer (AMS), Echo Ed Director.

Ruth is the director of ECHO ED, an Echo Educational business based in Brisbane, Australia. Ruth is an Adult and Paediatric Echocardiographer with over 25 years experience, and enjoys creating novel ways for juniors to better understand Echocardiography, Cardiac Pathology and Congenital Heart Disease. Ruth created a number of online, interactive programs for Echocardiographers of all levels of their learning in 2021 - ECHO ED "Getting Started in Echo" online course for beginners, ECHO ED "Cardiac Pathology" online program & ECHO ED "Introduction to Congenital Heart Disease" online program Ruth is also a Senior Echocardiographer with GenesisCare working at the Wesley Hospital in Brisbane and continues to work for QUT in the Diploma of Cardiac Ultrasound post-graduate program.


Our amazing instructor line-up for SONIC 2022. 

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