May 2, 2024

The EDE Course: Introductory POCUS Course

Course Description

Born in Northern Ontario, The EDE Course is the most popular introductory point-of-care ultrasound course in Canada. EDE has been taught over 1000 times to over 20,000 physicians in English and French since 2001. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to discuss and apply skills related to:

  • Knobology
  • Aortic EDE to rule out an aneurysm
  • Cardiac EDE (subxiphoid view) to assess cardiac activity in cardiac arrest and rule out pericardial effusion
  • Abdominal EDE to rule out ascites and intra-abdominal hemorrhage in trauma
  • Thoracic EDE to rule out pneumothorax and pleural effusion
  • Obstetrical EDE to rule out ectopic pregnancy (by ruling in an intra-uterine pregnancy)

Participants receive two full days of CME points for completing the online modules and the attending the live course.

Registration Fees

  • NOSM U Faculty/Preceptors: $2,800
  • NOSM U Learners: $2,800

Accommodations - Delta Toronto Airport Hotel

Deadline: April 11, 2024

Hotel accommodations are not covered through registration. NOSM U has received a reduced rate of $189.00/night.

A rooming list will be submitted to the venue on your behalf, and hotel fees (room + incidentals) will be paid by registrants upon check-out for any guest staying on May 1st and/or May 2nd, 2024. If the rooming request comes after the deadline date, all rooms are then at a first come/first serve basis.

Northern Constellations & Connection Attendees: If you are also attending Northern Constellations & Connections, you will have all requested nights submitted to the hotel on your behalf. NOSM U will only be covering the costs for the room May 3, 2024 (less incidentals), and registrants will be responsible for covering the additional hotel fees (room + incidentals) for stays beyond May 3, 2024.

Cancellation Policy

The NOSM U CEPD office reserves the right to cancel courses if required. Registrants will be notified within 6 to 8 weeks prior to the event date if this course is cancelled. We require a minimum of 11 participants to move this program forward.

Registration fees for courses cancelled by NOSM U CEPD office will be refunded; however NOSM U CEPD will not be liable for any loss, damage or other expenses that such cancellation may cause.

In the event that a participant needs to withdraw from the program after registering, a cancellation administration fee will be applied. Please see below for cancellation deadlines and associated fees:

  • Cancellation by April 19, 2024 will receive a refund less a 25% administration fee.
  • Cancellations received after April 19, 2024 will not receive a refund.

Please submit your cancellation request to the CEPD office at


Delta Toronto Airport Hotel

655, Dixon Road Toronto, ON Canada, M9W 1J3

Registration period

January 30, 2024 - 13:00 until April 26, 2024 - 17:00

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