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Introduction to Abdominal Ultrasound 25–27 June 2021

Te Whakatūwheratanga o te Oro Ikeike ā-puku 25-27 o te Hune 2021


This course is designed primarily for Advanced Trainees in Gastroenterology but also Consultant Gastroenterologists with an interest in building up an expertise in point-of-care ultrasound for their daily practice. Sessions will take place in small groups encouraging students to practice image interpretation. No prior ultrasound experience required.

This course has been endorsed by GENIUS (Gastroenterology Network of Intestinal Ultrasound) and New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology.

Participants will:

  • Review ultrasound physics and basic machine controls required for optimal image generation, image interpretation and identification of common imaging artifacts
  • Develop competence in basic 2-dimensional image acquisition. Students will be able to operate an ultrasound machine; select the proper probe for the given study; and adjust gain and depth to optimize the images
  • Identify basic features of ultrasound appearance of normal abdominal anatomy (liver, spleen, gall bladder, bile ducts, kidneys, bladder, major abdominal blood vessels)
  • Understand the need for achieving and maintaining competence and/or ongoing quality assurance and longitudinal education in a real-time clinical environment

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  • GENIUS (Gastroenterology Network of Intestinal Ultrasound)
  • New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology

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Key details

Dates: Friday 25 June – Sunday 27 June 2021
Venue: Department of Medicine, 9th Floor, Dunedin Hospital.
Cost: NZD$2100 (GST inclusive)

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Register online

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There are accommodation options within reasonable proximity to the Dunedin Hospital. All enquiries, reservations, and payments for these are the individual registrant's responsibility.

Dunedin NZ website

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Further information

For all enquiries, please contact:

Michelle Langham and Pip Lennon
Tel +64 3 470 9532