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SONIC 2022 - Musculoskeletal & Specialty POCUS Applications

The Musculoskeletal & Specialty POCUS Applications Session at the SONIC Conference will be held on 21st October 2022 in Noosa, Queensland. Three diverse and outstanding speakers will present their expertise.



"Nerve Blocks Downstairs and Outside. The Utility of Regional Anaesthesia in the Department and Retrievals."

A short talk describing old and new techniques, and how you can use them in your patients. Fractured femurs, ribs, dislocations, and procedures that otherwise would clog up your resus room.


By Dr Michael Kerr. Michael is a consultant anaesthetist with a subspecialty in regional anaesthesia. He likes doing blocks and would love you to join the cult too!



"Pushing the boundaries of POCUS”

Bowel, eyes, testes, early pregnancy, lumps and bumps identification


Dr Elissa Kennedy-Smith.


Dr. Elissa Kennedy-Smith is an Emergency Physician who works at My Emergency Doctor, Sandringham Hospital Emergency Department and The Royal Women’s Hospital in their Early Pregnancy Assessment Service. Elissa has an avid interest in all Emergency applications of Point of Care Ultrasound, completing multiple CCPUs in 2012, and then going on to attain her Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound (Emergency) in 2017. She enjoys teaching all aspects of ED POCUS, is an Honorary Advisor for EMUGs, CLUS for Alfred Health, the current Chair of the ED Ultrasound Committee for ACEM and officially an “Ultrasound tragic”.




"Musculoskeletal POCUS tips and tricks"

A look at tips and tricks for musculoskeletal POCUS for the Emergency Medicine clinician.


Dr Stephen Risson.



Stephen is an Emergency Physician and the Clinical Lead for Ultrasound at Launceston General Hospital Emergency Department in Tasmania. He worked as a sonographer throughout regional and remote Australia prior to studying medicine. Stephen has a particular interest in ultrasound education and loves improving clinical decision making and patient outcomes with point of care ultrasound.






To attend this session and more, register for SONIC 2022 - All About Waves.

21st-23rd October 2022

Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, Noosa, Queensland

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