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SEMPA Ultrasound Course 2024

January 23 - 24, 2024
Jacksonville, FL

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  • Limited to 50 participants
  • 1:5 faculty to student ratio
  • Hands-on scanning of live models
  • Simulation technology incorporated
  • Earn CME towards your EM-CAQ
  • Lots of practice time
  • Faculty from emergency ultrasound fellowship programs
  • Learn the core applications to emergency ultrasound
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Enjoy the sun and fun of Florida

The course will provide point-of-care ultrasound training PAs working in emergency medicine. Focused, goal-directed ultrasound will be performed to answer a specific clinical question, which could change the next step in patient care. The course will also include didactic lectures, case presentations and hands-on skills labs to allow participants to use ultrasound machines on both live human and simulation models.

To introduce the participant to the use of focused point-of-care ultrasound through didactic lectures, case presentations and hands-on ultrasound scan sessions. The focus will be on emergency medicine applications, specifically the 10 core emergency medicine modalities as recommended by the American College of Emergency Physicians 2008 guidelines, and will include new emerging scan protocols. that have been shown to improve patient care and throughput.

  • Ultrasound Physics and Knobology
  • The Extended FAST Exam
  • Renal Ultrasound
  • Biliary Ultrasound
  • Aorta Ultrasound
  • Cardiac and Inferior Vena Cava Ultrasound
  • Thoracic Ultrasound
  • Pelvic Ultrasound
  • Lower Extremity Deep Vein Ultrasound
  • Musculoskeletal and Soft Tissue Ultrasound
  • Ocular Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Guided Procedures
    • Central venous catheters
    • Peripheral IVs
    • Lumbar puncture
    • Thoracentesis
    • Paracentesis
    • Arthrocentesis
    • Abscess drainage and foreign body removal
    • Nerve blocks

Educational materials including handouts, image case review files, and quick reference scan cards will be made available to all participants prior to the course.


Tuesday, January 23



Registration and Breakfast

7:30 am - 8:00 am

Introduction and Course Overview

8:00 am - 8:10 am

Becoming One with the Machine: Ultrasound physics and knobology

8:10 am - 8:55 am

The FAST and the Furious: Ultrasound use in Trauma

8:55 am - 9:40 am

Hands on skills lab: E-fast

9:40 am - 10:25 am

BREAK with snacks and drinks

10:25 pm - 10:40 pm

Unmasking Abdominal Pain: Renal, Gallbladder and Aorta Ultrasound

10:40 am - 11:25 am

Hands on skills lab: Renal, GB, Aorta

11:25 am - 12:15 pm

LUNCH and Ultrasound Image Review

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Scanning Under the Surface: Soft Tissue and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Hands on skills lab: Soft Tissue and MSK

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm


3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Seeing is Believing: Ultrasound Guided Procedures

3:15 pm - 4:05 pm

Hands on skills lab: ultrasound guided procedures

  • Vascular access
  • Thoracentesis/paracentesis
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Nerve blocks
  • Abscess drainage/foreign body removal

4:05 pm - 5:20 pm

Wrap up and QA

5:20 pm - 5:30 pm

Wednesday, January 24




7:30 am - 8:00 am

Orientation, Day 2

8:00 am - 8:10 am

Heart to Heart: Cardiac and IVC ultrasound can save your patient!

8:10 am - 9:10 am


10:20 am - 10:35 am

Demystifying Pelvic Ultrasound: incorporating ultrasound into your practice

10:35 am - 11:20 am

Hands on skills lab: pelvic

11:20 am - 12:05 pm


12:05 pm - 1:20 pm

I Didn’t know you could Ultrasound That!: Ocular, ENT and DVT, etc

1:20 pm - 2:05 pm

Hands on skills lab: Ocular, ENT and DVT

2:05 pm - 2:50 pm


2:50 pm - 3:05 pm

Critical Care Ultrasound: cases that will save a life!

3:05 pm - 3:50 pm

Hands on skills lab: Critical Care

3:50 - 4:40 pm

Wheel of Fortune: participant’s choice scan time

4:40 pm - 5:15 pm

Wrap up and QA

5:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Course Adjournment

5:30 pm


The 2024 SEMPA Ultrasound will be directed by Petra Duran-Gehring, MD, RDMS, Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida-Jacksonville, College of Medicine.

Additional faculty information to come.


The University of Florida Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research is located within a large facility spanning approximately 24,000 square feet and is divided into three areas in the Pavilion building on the UF Health Jacksonville campus. The Main Simulation and Conference/Instruction Area is a 7,000 square-foot area that was once a working hospital emergency department. The area is supported by an additional 800 square-foot conference and instructional area.

SEMPA Member $1,000
Non-Member $1,200
Registration with 1 Year Fellow Membership
(Fellows must be a certified EMPA)
Registration with 1 Year Associate Membership
(Associates would be NPs, MDs, EMTs, etc.)


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Emergency Physicians and Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 15 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.


Cancellations submitted in writing - via mail or email - and received on or before Thursday, December 21, 2023, will receive a refund of fees paid less a $50 cancellation fee. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. No refunds will be made for cancellation requests on or after Friday, December 22, 2023. However, if there is a waitlist and we are able to fill your slot, we will refund you less the $50 cancellation fee.

Cancellation requests can be sent to sempa@sempa.org or mailed to SEMPA at 4950 W. Royal Lane, Irving, TX 75063.

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