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Bread & Butter Ultrasound Presents:

The Essentials

An Introductory Point of Care Ultrasound Course 


Jan 30-31

San Diego, CA

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Clinically Relevant

Our ultrasound course is geared towards all providers who are interested in learning to perform clinically relevant ultrasound examinations. We focus on helping you develop ultrasound assisted algorithms to answer specific diagnostic questions in the acute care setting. We also provide the necessary training to incorporate ultrasound into your procedures and peripheral venous access toolkit. 

i.e. We leave out the low yield stuff. 

The Schedule 

Day 1


Essential Ultrasound Concepts

Cardiac Function 101

Narrowing the Differential in Dyspnea

Ultrasound First in Renal Colic 

The Aorta Will  $^@& You

Finding Blood in Acute Trauma

The SHOCK-ED Patient

Day 2


Procedural Guidance + Vascular Access + LAB

Skin & Soft Tissue: Clinical Gestalt is Not Enough

Pregnant and Bleeding: DIY IUP Confirmation

Ocular Ultrasound: The New Fundoscopic Exam

*We'll end early on day 2 and conclude with craft cocktails, wine and beer provided by Fruitcraft Fermentery & Distillery. 


Hands On

All learners will have ample opportunity for hands-on practice of relevant ultrasound applications using live models. We also include a procedural ultrasound lab, focused on needle guidance and vascular access. We want you to have as much hands-on time as possible; therefore we guarantee a 4:1 student to teacher ratio. 


Includes 2-days of ultrasound education + good food + good drink + ultrasound goodie bag




Advanced Practitioner


Resident Physician



Evidence Based

It is important to understand the evidence behind point of care ultrasound, in order to apply your findings to the patient at hand. Specifically, we focus on when ultrasound is enough, and when it falls short. 

The Venue

We have collaborated with the talented team over at Fruitcraft Fermentery & Distillery who will be hosting the conference. Our goal is to bring you the best conference dining experience on this planet! Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be served on both conference days with a happy hour to conclude our course. Click on their name to check out their awesome house-made drinks.

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We are pleased to have Emergent Medical Associates as our course sponsor.

Emergent Medical Associates designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Team 

We have a highly skilled group of ultrasound experts who are all dedicated to education. Check out the list of our speakers below: 


Michael Macias, MD

Temecula Valley Hospital Emergency Ultrasound Director; Founder of The POCUS Atlas

Chris Fox, MD

Professor & Interim Chair of UCI Department of Emergency Medicine

Anthony Medak, MD

Assistant Professor of UCSD Department of Emergency Medicine

Amir Aminlari, MD

Ultrasound Fellowship Director at UCSD

Dasia Esener, MD

Ultrasound Fellowship Director at Kaiser Permanente San Diego

Daniel Sweeney, MD

Director of Hillcrest UCSD Intensive Care Unit

Matthew Fields, MD

Past ACEP Ultrasound Section Chair

Colleen Campbell, MD

Emergency Ultrasound Director at UCSD

Matt Riscinti, MD

Co-founder of The POCUS Atlas

Aziz Almehlisi, MD

Critical Care & Ultrasound Fellow at UCSD

Bryan Dalla Betta , MD

Ultrasound Fellowship Trained Emergency Physician