Veterinary Ultrasound Conference

Everyday practical ultrasound - Global FAST.



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Dr Gregory R. Lisciandro
Dr Gregory R. Lisciandro

Dr. Gregory R. Lisciandro received his DVM from Cornell, completed an internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City, a residency in Emergency and Critical Care at the Emergency Pet Center, San Antonio, Texas, and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary
Emergency and Critical Care, serves on their Scientific Committee, is an At-large Regent on the ACVECC Board of Directors, and serves on the Education Guidelines Committee.

He is a Diplomate of ABVP, President of the International Veterinary Point-of-Care Ultrasound Society, developed and has extensively published studies on point-of-care ultrasound including AFAST and its fluid scoring system, TFAST and Vet BLUE, and is editor of Focused Ultrasound Techniques for the Small Animal Practitioner translated into 6 languages.

He currently is CEO of an online education company providing AFAST, TFAST, Vet BLUE and Global FAST resources.

Dr. Lisciandro has trained and lectured to veterinarians internationally as well as medical doctors regarding the Global FAST techniques.





Conference Agenda

  • Registration
  • Conference opening
  • Case-based Applications of Abdominal FAST (AFAST) and Its Fluid Scoring System – Trauma, Triage and Tracking
  • Coffee break
  • The Gallbladder Halo Sign is More than Anaphylaxis & a Canine Complication You MUST Know
  • Coffee break
  • Case-based Applications of Thoracic FAST (TFAST) - Trauma, Triage and Tracking
  • Lunch
  • Company presentation
  • Vet BLUE Lung Ultrasound - Introduction to Your New Stethoscope - Wet vs. Dry Lung
  • Coffee break
  • Vet BLUE Cutting Edge Case-based Applications in Dogs - The 6 Vet BLUE Signs - Dry Lung, Wet Lung, Shred Sign, Tissue Sign, Nodule Sign, Wedge Sign!
  • Discussion
  • The Tale of 4 Felines – The Cutting Edge Power of Vet BLUE or Vet BLUE and the Respiratory Distressed Cat – A Colossal Change
  • Coffee break
  • Global FAST - AFAST, TFAST and Vet BLUE Integrated for Best Patient Monitoring
  • Coffee break
  • Global FAST for Rapidly Detecting Treatable Forms of Shock and CPR – Changing the Paradigm to Save Lives!
  • Discussion and conference closing
  • Lunch

Lectures will be conducted in English.

Lecture abstracts

2 hours

We will cover the basics of the 5-point AFAST exam, the advantage of AFAST over abdominal radiographic serosal detail, use of its applied fluid scoring system in trauma and non-trauma cases, and AFAST for blunt and penetrating trauma, non-trauma (collapse, weakness), and tracking (post-interventional).  The lecture is heavily case-based.  We will cover AFAST and the approach to hemoabdomen (trauma, non-trauma and post-interventional) and the decision-making (medical vs. surgical), plus anaphylaxis, pericardial effusion, and more.

1 hour

Gallbladder wall edema has been recently sued as a marker in canine anaphylaxis.  However, it is very important for veterinarians using ultrasound to be aware of other conditions that can cause a gallbladder halo sign in similarly presenting (collapsed, weak) dogs that have pericardial effusion, or righty-sided heart failure/generalized systolic dysfunction.  The gallbladder halo sign is not pathognomonic, and satisfaction of search error must be avoided (making a correct diagnosis) with a minimally evaluating the heart for the previous mentioned conditions before large volumes of crystalloids are administered to your patient.

1 hour

We will cover the basics of the 5-point TFAST exam and how to diagnose pleural and pericardial effusion without mistaking heart chambers for either; and how to diagnose pneumothorax; and what information is gained through the TFAST basic echo views of the heart.  The lecture is heavily case-based.  We will discuss TFAST injury missed by thoracic radiography, lung contusions, the use of the lung point in pneumothorax, and incidental findings.

1 hour

We will discuss the history of lung ultrasound and its evolution of the past 28 years; and how to perform Vet BLUE, the concepts regarding its pattern-based approach, and the basic lung ultrasound findings of wet vs. dry lung.  In the second hour we will continue with advanced lung ultrasound findings with actual clinical cases of the shred sign, tissue sign, and nodule sign; and the tale of 3 cats (how to approach the dyspneic cat using Vet BLUE).

1 hour

The second hour following the Introduction and Wet vs. Dry Lung.  We will now continue with advanced lung ultrasound findings with actual clinical cases of the Shred Sign, Tissue Sign, and Nodule Sign in dogs showing how Vet BLUE gives a much better working diagnosis and thus better treatment strategy; and how Vet BLUE compares to thoracic radiography.

1 hour

The second hour following the Introduction and Wet vs. Dry Lung with or without dogs - with dogs a 3-hour series of Vet BLUE.  Respiratory patterns and lung auscultation are insensitive means of sorting through causes of respiratory distress in cats.  Radiography is risky.  We will discuss with actual cases of several acts that look similarly on physical examination, however, with the sue of Vet BLUE lung ultrasound, their condition can be rapidly determined within 90-120 seconds as Vet BLUE patterns are completely different and easily teachable when rule in or rule out feline asthma, pleural effusion, left-sided heart congestive heart failure, and metastatic disease.

1 hour

Use of Global FAST to assess volume status, left- and right-sided cardiac problems, monitoring pneumothorax, urine output, detecting effusions and sites of hemorrhage.  Global FAST is part of your physical exam for nearly all patient subsets in clinical practice including as part of daily patients rounds, and pre-, peri-, and post-anesthetic events.

1 hour

The RECOVER Guidelines for CPR in veterinary medicine were landmark in 2013.  However, the determination of whether your patient has treatable conditions in these first minutes is critical to potentially save its life.  Through the use of Global FAST the Hs and Ts of causes for shock and cardiopulmonary arrest are quickly ruled in or ruled out including tension pneumothorax, pulmonary thrombo-embolism, internal hemorrhage, pericardial effusion/tamponade, and anaphylaxis.  Furthermore, if resuscitated and your patient experiences return to spontaneous circulation, Global FAST may be used as a monitoring tool to prevent re-arrest and guide resuscitation.

Disclaimer! The organizer reserves the right to change the program.



185 EUR
access to all lectures during the conference
conference materials
coffee breaks and lunches

For Whom is the conference?

  • Vets

    working daily with dogs and cats

  • Ultrasound scanner users

    beginner and practitioner

  • Clinicians working

    in 24/7 clinics and single vet practices

  • For everyone

    who wants to learn faster way of diagnosing patients injured in transport accidents, with dyspnoea or increased risk during anaesthesia

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What will you learn?

How to use ultrasound scanner to quickly and easily make up information from physical examination

How to improve and expand lung diagnostics using TFAST protocol

How to plan the treatment for a patient with ascites using the ultrasound scanner

How to use ultrasound scanner to monitor patients before, during and after anaesthetic events

How to perform basic heart ultrasound examination and quickly interpret serious changes in its image

How to diagnose, differentiate and plan the treatment of patient with cardio-pulmonary arrest

For Whom is the conference?




March 2nd-3rd 2019


HP Park Hotel, 119 Warszawska St, 10-701 Olsztyn, Poland


Gregory R. Lisciandro DVM, Dipl. ABVP, Dipl. ACVECC


Everyday Practical Ultrasound - Global FAST

Workshop - Participants list is full


March 3, 2019 (Sunday) - 4:00 pm

March 4, 2019 (Monday) - 9:00 am


Weterynaryjne Centrum Zdrowia LEW, Wilczyńskiego 26, Olsztyn, Poland


Gregory R. Lisciandro DVM, Dipl. ABVP, Dipl. ACVECC


AFAST, TFAST and VetBLUE protocols for Vets in every day work


3 hours


EUR 150


Register via telephone: +48 89 524 80 23

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Al. Warszawska 119, 10-701 Olsztyn

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