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  • CPoCUS Limited IP-CORE Certification Course for 1st Trimester Obstetrics April 3 2019Apr 3, 20198:00 am - 5:00 pm


UM Bannatyne: Brodie Centre: Room-000, Clinical Learning & Simulation Facility

University of Manitoba, 727 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3T 2N2

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CPoCUS Limited IP-CORE Certification Course for 1st Trimester Obstetrics
Wednesday April 3, 2019
8:00 am to 5:00 pm


Goals & Objectives

The Section of Ultrasound, within the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Manitoba, is pleased to offer a focused opportunity for practicing physicians (or those with a niche in obstetrics) in point of care ultrasound (PoCUS).  Attaining competency under the guidelines set out by the Canadian Point of Care Ultrasound Society (CPoCUS), the participants will obtain their Independent Practitioner Status, recognized nationally, in the application of 1st trimester pregnancy assessment to rule in intrauterine pregnancy. Although not mandatory for credentialing with CPoCUS the course will tailor to the needs assessment in teaching the participants tools for fetal heart measurement using M-Mode and gestational age measurement using crown-rump length (CRL).


This course is recognized as one of the best in Canada, with the opportunity for learners to practice their image acquisition and interpretation on patients that have both normal anatomy, and some who indeed do have pathology to identify (ie. varying gestational ages in first trimester).


This is an intense 1-day course (8am-5pm), covering the following:

– 50 prerequisite scans in the area of 1st trimester pregnancy to rule in intra-uterine pregnancy

– Written examination

– Visual examination

– Practical examination



The prerequisite for this course will be the successful completion of an introductory and focused online EDE course (specifically Intro to Physics & Knobology as well as first trimester obstetrics). This will be a separate $200 registration with Dr. Ray Wiss, creator of the EDE course, and will be arranged by the DEM prior to the Limited IP-Obstetrics course.

Cost & Registration

Cost of registration is $1650. per participant


  • There are 3 sets of CPoCUS national exams (written/visual/practical). The CPoCUS written exam is online thus, it is imperative that each participant must register for a membership with CPoCUS ($25 plus subsequent IP number issuance of $100) on their own prior to the course. The DEM is not responsible for paying for your organizational membership fees (ie. CAEP, ACEP, CPoCUS, etc). Without your $25 membership registration with CPoCUS, you will not be able to access the written exam at our course. The link for registering for membership with CPoCUS is: http://www.cpocus.ca/training-exams/ceus-examinations/core-written-exam-public/
  • Once a participant has successfully passed our IP course, the results will be submitted to CPoCUS.
  • Each participant will then receive a separate email from CPoCUS requesting submission of $100 fee for issuance of the IP registration number and certificate.


Cancellation Policy:

The course is very resource intensive, with much effort being provided by the Department of Emergency Medicine.  There are a limited number of spots for each course, and it can be difficult to find participants to fill spots that open up due to cancellation.  In light of this, cancellations greater than 8 weeks from the course date will receive a FULL refund, minus $100 administration fee.  Cancellations with 6-8 weeks of the course date will receive a 50% refund, and there are no refunds for cancellations less than 6 weeks from the course date. Participants who have registered may transfer their registration to another person, but this responsibility lies with the original participant.  We will try to help find a replacement, but in the event one cannot be found, participants WILL NOT receive a refund (if within 6 weeks of the course).  Please contact Jan Middleton at 204-272-3066 or Jan.Middleton@umanitoba.ca for any cancellation and transfer requests.


Continuing Medical Education Credits: 
CPOCUS IP-Core Course:  This activity is an Accredited Simulation Activity (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada,and approved by the CPO Medicine Program,University of Manitoba on October 1,2018 and expires October 1,2021. Remember to visit MAINPORT to record your learning and outcomes. You may claim a maximum of 24 hours (credits are automatically calculated).  Participants should only claim credit for the actual number of hours attended.

The University of Manitoba CPO Medicine Program is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation af Continuing Medical Education (CACME).

This program meets the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada for Cert+ (60 credits), CPoCUS Core IP Certification, CERT+ 186754-001


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