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February 12-13, 2016
Hotel Contessa San Antonio

A hands-on primer to portable ultrasound at the bedside

Workshop Overview

The Bedside Ultrasound for Clinicians is a unique hands-on experience to teach providers point-of-care applications of portable ultrasound. During a series of hands-on sessions, participants will practice capturing specific ultrasound views on live models and patients under the guidance of experienced faculty. The hands-on sessions will be complemented by didactic lectures to improve the participants' knowledge of the indications, technical skills, and limitations of bedside ultrasound.


Target Audience

This workshop is designed for novice users of portable ultrasound.

  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants

Why is this workshop unique?

  • Maximum hands-on practice with live models and actual patients
  • Small group workshops with low participant to faculty ratios
  • Curriculum designed to teach the highest-yield skills for clinicians
  • Discounted pricing significantly less than other courses

What can you expect to learn?

  • Fundamental principles of ultrasound technology and basic operation of a portable ultrasound machine
  • Techniques to perform bedside procedures with ultrasound guidance, including central venous catheterization, thoracentesis, paracentesis, and lumbar puncture
  • Techniques to perform focused diagnostic ultrasound examinations at the bedside, including imaging of the heart, lungs, and major abdominal organs
  • Indications basic protocols, and limitations of bedside ultrasound imaging
  • Practice interpretation of normal and abnormal ultrasound images


Course Directors

Nilam J. Soni, MD, FHM, FACP
Director, Hospital Procedure Service
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

Craig A. Sisson, MD, RDMS, FACEP
Director, Division of Emergency Ultrasound
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

UT Faculty

Christopher Gelabert, MD
Assistant Professor/Ultrasound Faculty
Department of Emergency Medicine
UT Health Science Center San Antonio

Guest Faculty

Ricardo Franco-Sadud, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Rush University Medical School
Director, Inpatient Procedure Service
John Stroger Hospital of Cook County


Hotel Contessa
306 W. Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Tel: (210) 229-9222

Room Block
A block of rooms has been reserved at the special discounted rate. 

To qualify for the special rate for the February 12-13, 2016 workshop, please be sure to reserve your room on or before January 22, 2016

Please make your room reservations call 1-866-435-0900 and state that you are with the Bedside Ultrasound for Clinicians. All room reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. After the cut-off date, the hotel will release the unreserved rooms for general sale.

Guest Suite Rates
$189.00 Single
$189.00 Double Rate
The above net non-commissionable rates are subject to tax, currently at 16.75% per room per night and the tax is subject to change without notice.

Amenity Fee
A nightly Amenity Fee of $3.00 plus 8.25% tax will be applicable. This includes Business Center Services and Printing, complimentary USA Today newspaper, Fitness Center, free local and 800 phone calls.

Check-In Time:
 4:00 pm
Check-Out Time: 11:00 am

Attendees are responsible for all individual charges, room, tax and incidentals incurred at the Hotel. Payment of charges is due and payable upon check-out. The UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education will not be responsible for any charges incurred.

Guarantee Policy

The Hotel requires that all reservations be guaranteed either by a credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa) or by a cash/check deposit for one night’s room and tax. Guarantee/deposit will not be refunded unless the individual reservation is cancelled forty eight (48) hours in advance.


Hotel Contessa offers valet parking at $17.00 per car, per day and $36.00 overnight plus applicable taxes. Self-parking is available at local garages with daily prices ranging from $10.00-$15.00.


Registration Fees

February 12 - 13, 2016
Registration Fee Type
Registration Fee
Physicians/Other Learners

Cancellations made on or before Jan. 12th will be refunded at 50% of the paid registration rate. Cancellations received after Jan. 12th will not be refunded.

Bedside Ultrasound for Clinicians Workshop

February 12 -13, 2016

Hotel Contessa

306 W. Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Continuing Accreditation Statement

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Angela Zarnoti
P: (210) 358-8528 or (210) 567-4815| E:

Nilam J. Soni, MD, FHM, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 7982
San Antonio, TX 78229
P: (210) 567-4815 | E:

Continuing Medical Education Office
Phone: (210) 567-4491 or 1(866) 601-4448


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