Due to COVID-19 concerns, CastleFest 2020 is going to be completely virtual!
We will have a live event and will provide access to the videos for a year afterwards (even if you can't make the live event!)
9-10 Nov 2020
Virtual Castlefest 2020 will include 2 days of cutting edge and engaging ultrasound talks given by experts from around the world. Join us LIVE on November 9th and 10th, 2020! We will stream brand-new lectures never-before-seen and have a question and answer session live with the lecturers immediately after their talks.
Can't make the live session? No problem! You can get access to the entire conference to watch whenever you'd like!
November 9, 2020 (Day 1)
(schedule subject to change)
November 10, 2020 (Day 2)
(schedule subject to change)
Ultrasound innovators from across the globe
What is CastleFest?
CastleFest began in 2011 with the goal of being a one-stop event for learning ultrasound with a focus on hands-on practice with the top thinkers in the field of ultrasound. Each year that ultrasound use has advanced, so has CastleFest with more and more lectures and more and more time for hands-on instructor guidance. Each year, when this event is over, attendees leave with a renewed sense of motivation and inspiration to include bedside ultrasound into their practice each day.
Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of EB Medicine and CastleFest CME. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 32 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for the main course, a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for the management workshop, and a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for the ResusFest workshop. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Needs Assessment: The need for this educational activity was determined by a survey of medical faculty, review of evaluations from previous conferences, and a practice gap analysis.
Target Audience: This live conference is designed for emergency physicians, physicians in primary care, nurse
practitioners and physician assistants working in ambulatory and emergent care settings.
Goals: The purpose of this activity is to provide attendees with current evidence-based practice information, specifically in the areas of emergency critical care, point-of-care ultrasound, advanced airway management, and resuscitation.
Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to: (1) perform an ultrasound guided block in a safe and effective manner; (2) utilize ultrasound to guide peripheral intravenous access as well as central venous access, and more effectively manage patients with difficult venous access; (3) more effectively manage the pediatric patient by using ultrasound; (4) utilize ultrasound to more effectively manage patients with suspected aortic or renal pathology, and to accurately diagnose acute cardiac pathology, including pericardial effusion, right heart strain, and decreased ejection fraction.
Faculty Disclosure: It is the policy of EB Medicine to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME-sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict of interest that may arise from the relationship. In compliance with all ACCME Essentials, Standards, and Guidelines, all faculty for this CME activity were asked to complete a full disclosure statement. Dr. Boulger, Dr. Chan, Dr. Cook, Dr. Dawson, Dr. Fair, Dr. Heslop, Dr. Kirschner, Dr. Mallemat, Dr. Mallin, Dr. Noble, Dr. Ockerse, Dr. Smith, Dr. Weimersheimer, Dr. Westafer, and their related parties report no significant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) discussed in this educational presentation. Dr. Stone reported the following: Consultant/Advisor, Independent contractor, Butterfly Network. Dr. Avila reported the following: Consultant/Advisor, GE.
Commercial Support: GE and the Butterfly Network have donated the ultrasound equipment.
Earning Credit: To earn credit, complete the post-test and the evaluation form.
Accessibility: EB Medicine is committed to making its CME activities accessible to all individuals. If you are in need of an accommodation, advance notification will help us to better serve you.