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Ultrasonography: Essentials in Critical Care September 2024

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About this course 

Dates: September 12-13, 2024 | Credits: 28* | Location: CHEST HQ in Glenview, IL

Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is vital for the evaluation and management of acutely ill hospitalized patients. This course will help you learn essential elements of POCUS with an emphasis on image acquisition and interpretation. Leaders in the field of POCUS will focus on practical solutions using interactive trainings, human models, and high-quality ultrasound machines.

This course is part of CHEST’s Critical Care Ultrasonography Certificate of Completion program.

EXCLUSIVE ADD-ON WORKSHOP | Enhance your proficiency in needle guidance and probe manipulation by adding the optional Ultrasonography for Acute Care Procedures Workshop to your course registration. You’ll spend extra time practicing general needle guidance and peripheral IV placement, central venous access (IJ and subclavian), thoracentesis, and paracentesis. The workshop will take place at the end of the first day of the course from 5:40 pm to 7 pm CT and costs an additional $149. Limited space available! Select the “Course PLUS Workshop” option from the dropdown menu when registering.

Explore CHEST’s five-part simulation course series on critical care image interpretation and application:

1. Ultrasonography: Essentials in Critical Care
2. Critical Care Ultrasound: Integration Into Clinical Practice
3. Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography Image Acquisition and Interpretation
4. Critical Care Echocardiography Exam (CCEeXAM) Virtual Board Review
5. Critical Care Transesophageal Echocardiography 

What you'll learn

How to acquire lung, pleural, vascular, abdominal, and basic echocardiography ultrasound images on live models

Techniques for interpreting echocardiography ultrasound

Approaches to identifying appropriate uses of ultrasonography for acutely ill hospitalized patients

Who should attend

Pulmonology, Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Anesthesia Critical Care, Acute Care, Neurocritical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Cardiology

All health care team members


*CME credits are subject to change

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Study with the experts. Pass your exam.

Course content follows the ABIM critical care medicine blueprint for the 10-year Maintenance of Certification exam and the LKA.

Cardiovascular Disorders: 17.5%


Critical Care Ultrasound Scanning: 2%


Gastrointestinal Disorders: 5%


Hematologic and Oncologic Disorders: 5.5%


Infectious Disease: 12%


Neurologic Disorders: 9.5%


Pharmacology and Toxicology: 4.5%


Pulmonary Disease: 20%


Renal, Endocrine, and Metabolic Disorders: 15%


Research, Administration, and Ethics: 2%


Surgery, Trauma, and Transplantation: 7%


Why trust CHEST?

Expect personalized instruction from nationally renowned experts with low learner-to-teacher ratios when you attend a CHEST course.

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Holds Accreditation With Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

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Meet Your Instructors

CHEST faculty are nationally recognized experts in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine who are trusted, respected clinicians in the chest medicine community. Through immersive learning experiences, our instructors help practitioners deliver exceptional care to their patients.

Yonatan Y. Greenstein, MD, FCCP, Chair

Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Newark, NJ

Gulrukh Zaidi, MD, FCCP, Chair

Chair of Medicine, LIJVS
Chief of Pulmonary Medicine, LIJVS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Northwell Health System
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Manhasset, NY

Health and safety information | Attendees are expected to comply with all health and safety requirements in effect at the time of this CHEST event. CHEST reserves the right to adjust requirements and will notify attendees as applicable. Attendees are responsible for checking for updates issued by the state, city, venue, or CHEST before traveling to the location.

Save big on this and future courses as a member of CHEST. Select “Register & Become a Member” to save up to $330 on on this course. Plus, you'll receive Enhanced membership for the price of Basic. Membership pricing starts at $109 and varies based on your profession. Learn about the benefits of CHEST membership.


Physician, doctoral professional, or industry representative

Early bird rate – through August 8

$2,779 Member

$3,109 Nonmember

Regular rate – August 9 or later

$2,879 Member

$3,209 Nonmember

Add-on Workshop

$149 Members and Nonmembers

APPs, RTs, in-training, and retirees

Early bird rate – through August 8

$2,329 Member

$2,439 Nonmember

Regular rate – August 8 or later

$2,429 Member

$2,539 Nonmember

Add-on Workshop

$149 Members and Nonmembers

Your tuition fee includes attendance at all course sessions and electronic access to course materials. (Printed materials or flash drives will not be provided.) Lunch and refreshments during breaks will be provided. Breakfast is available at CHEST-affiliated hotels.

Cancellation Policy

Tuition refund requests for this course must be received in writing by 4 weeks prior to the course start date for a full refund, less a $100 processing fee. Refunds will not be given after 4 weeks prior to the course start date. If you choose "Become a Member" when you register, only your course registration can be cancelled. No refunds will be given for membership.

CHEST reserves the right to cancel this course no later than 4 weeks prior to the start date. If a cancellation is necessary, your registration fee will be refunded, but CHEST is not responsible for other costs of attendance, such as travel. 

To register by phone, contact our Help Team: +1 (800) 343-2227 or +1 (224) 521-9800

Day 1: 7:45 am – 5:30 pm CT 
Day 2: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm CT

Hands-on Workshops

  • Image Acquisition Using Live Models  
    • Vascular Access 
    • Vascular Diagnostic 
    • Thoracic 
    • Cardiac 
    • Abdominal 

Live Interactive Discussions 

  • Case-Based Image Interpretation  

Online Modules 

  • General Principles of Ultrasonography  
  • Vascular Access  
  • Vascular Diagnostic  
  • Pleural  
  • Lung  
  • Echocardiography: Techniques and Standard Views  
  • Abdominal  
  • Basic Echocardiography Overview  
  • Economics, Competence, and Credentialing  
  • Common Clinical Application of Ultrasonography to Guide Management of the Acutely Ill  


Staybridge Suites Chicago - Glenview

2600 Lehigh Ave
Glenview, IL 60026

+1 (847) 657-0002
If reserving via phone: Please reference corporate number 786818263.

  • $112.99/night plus tax for a studio suite
  • $129.99/night plus tax for a one-bedroom suite

Rate includes Wi-Fi in the guest room and grab-and-go breakfast. This hotel is within walking distance of CHEST HQ, and shuttle service will also be available. 

Deadlines: There is not a deadline to make a reservation, but the rate is based on availability at the time of booking. Cancellations must be made by 6 pm CT a day prior to arrival to avoid a 1-night room and tax charge

Sheraton Chicago Northbrook

1110 Willow Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062

+1 (847) 480-1900
If reserving via phone: Request the corporate rate for the American College of Chest Physicians.

  • $109/night plus tax for rooms booked between January and May
  • $129/night plus tax for rooms booked between June and October
  • $109/night plus tax for rooms booked between November and December

The rate includes a traditional room with breakfast, guest room Wi-Fi, and transportation between the hotel and CHEST HQ. 

Deadlines: There is not a deadline to make a reservation, but the rate is based on availability at the time of booking. Cancellations must be made by 11:59 pm CT 2 days prior to arrival to avoid a 1-night room and tax charge.  


CHEST course attendees can secure discounted flights from United and Delta. Chicago-O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is recommended over Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), as O’Hare is closer to CHEST HQ. 


+1 (800) 426-1122 
Use Offer Code ZP86758781 when booking.  
*Discounts are not offered on Basic Economy fares. 


+1 (800) 328-1111 (phone service available Monday – Friday, 8 am – 6:30 pm ET) 
Use Offer Code NM3EV when booking.  
*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via the 800 number.  

Ground Transportation

Please be sure to select a suburban taxi, not a city taxi, to avoid higher fares. Transportation can be booked at one of the airport kiosks, although we recommend prebooking your taxi prior to arrival. The hotels are located approximately 13 miles from Chicago-O’Hare International Airport and 35 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport. Please note that estimated travel times can increase significantly during rush hours.

Recommended airport: O'Hare
Estimated travel time: 25 minutes
Approximate taxi fare: $27-$32/one way

Alternate airport: Midway
Estimated travel time: 50 minutes
Approximate taxi fare: $57/one way

Ground transportation options
American Taxi
Automated: +1 (800) 244-1177
Operator: +1 (847) 673-1000

303 Taxi
+1 (847) 303-0303

For support opportunities, please contact Josh Coe for more information.