Upcoming SonoWebinars

10/26/2019

Appendicitis: A Sonographer's Approach

11am - 12pm

Eastern Canada Time

Event Details

10/26/2019

Appendicitis: A Sonographer's Approach

Ray Lappalainen

CRGS, DMS  


More information and registration

11am - 12pm

Eastern Canada Time

11/09/2019

Lung Ultrasound in Patient with Dyspnea

11am - 12pm

Eastern Canada Time

Event Details

11/09/2019

Lung Ultrasound in Patient with Dyspnea

Alberto Goffi, MD

Intensivist - St. Michael’s Hospital TNICU & MSICU

Unity Health Toronto


Assistant Professor – Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine

Department of Medicine

University of Toronto


More information and registration  

11am - 12pm

Eastern Canada Time

11/16/2019

Sonography Experience in UK

11am - 12pm

Eastern Canada Time

Event Details

11/16/2019

Sonography Experience in UK

Irina Sochirca

BSc RDMS  

Senior Sonographer

Ultrasound Department, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK


 More information and registration  

11am - 12pm

Eastern Canada Time

11/30/2019

Managing stress with Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

11am - 12pm

Eastern Canada Time

Event Details

11/30/2019

Managing stress with Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Genoveva Vazquez

EFT practitioner, self-love and wealth coach

More information and registration 

11am - 12pm

Eastern Canada Time

About sonowebinars by aprende canada

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Listen, learn and get continuing professional development (CPD) credits from the comfort of your home.


  • Get quality continuing education that is affordable, fits your schedule and gives you CPD or continuing medical education (CME) credits.
  • Live webinars will cover Sonography-based and Relevant-to-Practice topics.
  • Connect from anywhere via PC, smartphone or tablet. Watch from the comfort of your home. 
  • Watch the SonoWebinar recording you attended for a few days after the live date!




Please note that, although Aprende Canada makes every effort to maintain the scheduled SonoWebinars, as listed speakers and topics may be changed at the last minute. Registrants will be informed accordingly.  

Yearly memberships are now available for 

SonoWebinar recordings for groups and individuals!

Saturday october 19, 2019

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Battling Breast Cancer: Review, Updates and Advancements

Learning Objectives

· Updated breast cancer screening guidelines and recommendations

· Ultrasound uses, techniques, appearances, and characterizing breast lesions

· Breast reconstruction and implant imaging

· New technologies including elastography and contrast mammography

· Collection of case studies with multimodality correlation and diagnoses


Speaker

Amanda Cook   

MRSc, CRGS, RDMS, RMSKS, CMRTO

  

Sonographer at Brant Community Healthcare. Bachelor in Medical Radiation Sciences, with an Ultrasound specialty from McMaster University/Mohawk College. Professional involvement as a speaker, instructor, clinical education leader and volunteer. Value sonography as a unique form of both science and art - learning never stops. Passionate about outdoor activities, travel and horticulture.

 
Correspondence can be directed to: amanda.cook@bchsys.org  


Rental of the recording of this SonoWebinar will be available soon 

Saturday october 26, 2019

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Appendicitis: A Sonographer's Approach

Learning Objectives

  •  Understand the incidence of Appendicitis
  • Sonographic techniques to finding the appendix
  • Recognizing the normal an abnormal appendix
  • Recognizing differentials of appendicitis


Speaker

Ray Lappalainen

CRGS, DMS  

Recently retired sonographer who practiced for over 35 years, in multiple settings.

Past board member of CSDMS and OSDMS. Past President of the OSDMS.

Involved as a council member of the CMRTO when Sonographers became Regulated.

 
Correspondence can be directed to: ray.lappalainen@outlook.com


Saturday november 9, 2019

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Lung Ultrasound in the patient with dyspnea

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

- Describe basic lung sonographic findings (A-lines, B-lines, lung sliding, lung pulse, lung point, consolidation, air bronchograms)

- Apply principles of ultrasonographic diagnosis of pneumothorax, interstitial syndrome and consolidation

- Describe a lung ultrasound-based approach to patients with dyspnea


Speaker

Alberto Goffi, MD

Intensivist - St. Michael’s Hospital TNICU & MSICU

Unity Health Toronto


Assistant Professor – Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine

Department of Medicine

University of Toronto

  

Alberto Goffi, MD, is a Staff Physician at St. Michael’s Hospital – Unity Health Toronto and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Medicine and Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine (IDCCM). After graduating from the University of Torino (Italy) and completing his internal medicine/emergency medicine training in the same city, he moved to Toronto in 2010 for a fellowship in adult critical care medicine. His clinical and academic interests include neurocritical care and point-of-care ultrasound in acute care medicine, with a focus on the clinical utility of ultrasound in critical care medicine and optimal teaching strategies for its competency achievement. Alberto loves travelling for teaching; he has already taught ultrasound and neurocritical care in five different continents. In 2015, he won the Young Lecturer Award at the ESICM annual meeting. In 2019, he has been selected as the recipient of the Frank S. Rutledge Award of Excellence in Critical Care Teaching. Outside of work, Alberto has a passion for creating logos and drawings using his computer; the IDCCM logo is one of his creations.

 
Correspondence can be directed to: goffial@smh.ca 


Saturday november 16, 2019

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Sonography Experience in UK

 Presentation Description
- Different ways you can work in UK as a Sonographer
- Documents and qualifications you require to work in UK as a Sonographer
- Main differences of the job role and responsibilities between Canada and UK
- Main differences of the Sonography education between Canada and UK
- Pros and cons
- Q&A


Speaker

Irina Sochirca, BSc RDMS 


Irina has graduated from University of Toronto in 2009, Cellular and Molecular Biology Specialist with high distinction. She worked as a laboratory technician at CCBR in Dr Sidhu’s lab for a couple of years, however decided to change her profession and eventually graduated from the Ultrasound Program at the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in 2012. After working in Toronto for 1.5 years decided to explore overseas option and relocated to UK. Have worked as both a locum and permanent staff Sonographer in London UK for nearly 6 years now, both in public and private sector. Now working at the Royal Free Hospital, Royal Free Foundation Trust in London, UK as a senior Sonographer, with special interest in Obs&Gynae. Has been a mentor for a Sonography student for nearly 2 years, who graduated with distinction, as well as consistently assists other trainees. Irina is a recipient of two honorary contracts with consultants gynaecologists from other leading hospitals, with the aim of learning detection of deep infiltrating endometriosis on Ultrasound, which is now her main focus.

  

 Correspondence can be directed to: irina.sochirca@nhs.net 

Saturday november 30, 2019

Genoeveva Vazquez

Managing stress with Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Presentation Description


Please note that this SonoWebinar is also open to the general public


Do you feel your stress level at work is affecting you at a personal and professional level?


Let's face it, as with many other professions and areas of work, stress is also present in the healthcare field. 


For sonographers, higher patient volumes, short-staff departments and potential repetitive strained injuries, among others, add to our stress level which not only affects us professionally but also in our personal life.


Several tools exist to help us manage our stress levels. One of them is Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also known as tapping.


In this interactive SonoWebinar, you'll learn about EFT from Genoveva Vazquez, EFT practitioner, self-love and wealth coach, who will demonstrate how EFT can be used as a simple yet effective stress-managing tool which can be easily incorporated in the workplace and life.


Speaker

Genoveva Vazquez

Certified life coach and EFT practitioner. 

Certified Public Accountant/Certified General Accountant (CPA/CGA) 



In February 2012, Genoveva resigned her full time job in the corporate world to concentrate on her accounting designation. At that time, life coaching appeared in her life. As she got closer and closer to completing her schooling, she realized how much she loved life coaching and how much it was helping her. She then made the decision to continue on her path as an entrepreneur being a life coach and so she got certified as a life coach and an EFT practitioner. In addition, she became a Tapping into Wealth (TIW) coach. 


In mid 2012, Genoveva started Intuitive Living Path, where she has been helping people who yearn for a deeper life, how to consciously connect with their spiritual side, so that they feel their happiness and create their life, from the inside out, not the other way around.   

 

 Correspondence can be directed to: info@intuitivelivingpath.com 

https://intuitivelivingpath.com/ 

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Saturday September 14, 2019

Leonardo Faundez

Shoulder Ultrasound

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, the attendee will be able to:

- understand shoulder anatomy 

- apply shoulder ultrasound scanning techniques and tips

- recognize some common pathology affecting the shoulder


Speaker

Leonardo Faundez

MA-Ed BSc DMS CRGS CRVS RDMS RVT

  

Linkedin profile: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/lfaundez/en 

Leonardo has been in the ultrasound field for 18+ years as a sonographer, professor, entrepreneur, and lecturer.


Testimonials

 "Great shoulder anatomy" Brenda MacQueen

 "Excellent presentation  Very informative. Thank you Highly recommended".  
Rose Marie Simon   

"the 3D images of the anatomy were VERY helpful!"

"The information provided was very thorough"

"He was very good at explaining the shoulder anatomy and giving landmarks for good imaging"

"I really enjoyed listening to this webinar. I am not as familiar with shoulder ultrasound so I enjoyed learning more about it"


Saturday May 4, 2019

Sadia Sohail
LMCC, RDMS, DMS, CRGS

Hernias: a sonography challenge!

Presentation description

Hernias are often a difficult area of understanding for most sonographers. 

This presentation will:
- clarify some scanning concepts of hernias
- identify important anatomical landmarks, and
- differentiate between the types of hernias and their scanning techniques.

Speaker

Sadia Sohail, LMCC, RDMS, DMS, CRGS

Sadia has been affiliated with healthcare for over 20 years. She started her career as a Sonographer at Mount Sinai hospital 17 years ago before moving into her current position as a Clinic Manager at MyHealth Centre, managing Diagnostic Imaging operations of two clinics.
Over the years Sadia has worked as a Clinical Educator with a passion for Obstetric and General Imaging. She has conducted several presentations and hands on training sessions for sonographers all over the Greater Toronto Area.

Sadia is also an internationally trained medical doctor, who has completed her Canadian boards. She has published a research paper in the Journal of Pediatric Medicine, on babies born to homeless mothers in Toronto. 


Testimonials

  • "It was a nice SonoWebinar . The subject is very important and challenging sometimes"
  • "really helpful to standardize what a department is doing and why"
  • "very practical and by someone doing the studies themselves"
  • "Good use of cine clips throughout, especially for dynamic occurrences like hernias"

Saturday April 27, 2019

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Varicose Veins

Speaker: Dr. Fernanda Costa Sampaio Silva, Vascular Surgeon and Vascular Sonographer from Bahia, Brazil


Presentation description


Duplex scan protocol for varicose veins disease
• Duplex scan based on venous anatomy of lower limbs
• Importance of scanning deep venous system before looking for varices
• Definition of reflux for deep and superficial vein
• Importance of perforating veins on evaluation of the varicose disease
• Taking measures of the saphenous vein

How to describe a report focused on surgical planning
• Describing the main veins implicated on venous disease
• What is important to describe in a duplex scan for planning different procedures: venous 

        thermal ablation, foam sclerotherapy and open surgery.


What attendees said when asked what they liked the most about this SonoWebinar:

  

  • "It was interesting to have an international guest speaker with hands on scanning and direct treatment experience - gives a unique approach to a topic like this"
  • "That it stretched my understanding"
  • "I liked how the sonowebinar was easy to follow"
  • "The topic wasn’t as relevant to the scans performed at my department, however it’s interesting to branch out to widen knowledge. I’ll be on the look out for varicose veins and perforators on incidental scanning to try to apply the information from the webinar"

Upper extremity venous sonography march 23, 2019

Leonardo Faundez
Apredne Canada

Speaker: Leonardo Faundez

Aprende Canada owner and founder

MA-Ed BSc DMS CRGS CRVT RDMS


 Learning Objectives

At the end of this interactive webinar, the learner will be able to: 

-familiarize with upper extremity venous anatomy and hemodynamics 

-learn about upper extremity venous scanning techniques and protocol 

-recognize normal upper extremity venous sonographic features 

-recognize common pathology affecting upper extremity veins  


 Testimonials 

"This was my first webinar. I thought it was well organized and very informative. It was very convenient to be able to join the talk from the comfort of home. I look forward to the next webinar"


 "A really great interactive talk from a great educator. It covers anatomy, normal and abnormal sonographic features of upper extremity venous study. I feel more confident now going to ICU. Thanks!"


" This was my first webinar. I thought it was really well done, and it went with no glitches at all. The subject matter was well covered, and it was nice to be able to sit in my nice comfy seat and watch Leonardo present"


" It's a great way to review and interact"


" It was informative, encouraged interaction and easy to use. Thanks"

portal hypertension sonowebinar february 23 2019

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Speaker: Leonardo Faundez

Aprende Canada owner and founder

MA-Ed BSc DMS CRGS CRVT RDMS


 Learning Objectives  

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • understand portal hypertension 
  • list causes of portal hypertension
  • list signs and symptoms of portal hypertension
  • recognize common sonographic features of portal hypertension
  • describe sonographic features of a normal and abnormal transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)  


 Testimonials 

  • "I am an absolute fan of SonoWebinar. It is fun, interactive and great affordable way to earn CME credits! Topics covered are very applicable to practicing sonographers. Leonardo does a fantastic job to explain concepts in simple and easy to understand terms so I look forward to his upcoming webinars!"
  • "I have just finished the webinar on portal hypertension. I really enjoyed the review and in the comfort of my own home. I was very relieved that the webinar could be watched after Saturday, as I was unavailable when it was cast. Good stuff!!"
  • "Leonardo Faundez is a talented educator. He explains the information in a manner that keeps things simple, but extremely informative."
  • "I liked the webinar and at your convenience too."
  • "Will find very useful as our institution will be seeing more and more TIPS"
  • "It was all great. Easy to follow. great speaker, easy to log in, great info"