James Rippey (from The SonoCave) and Lewis Macken ran the show at the the inaugural SMACC SonoWars — and what a show it was!
The final saw New Zealand’s Auckland HEMS in red take on Aussie representatives the Tweed Heads MediNuggets led by the ‘SonOracle’ in a sonographic duel for everlasting glory. The events included:
- ‘how FAST is your FAST?’
- the abdo ultrasound image interpretation quiz
- an Echo/ Lung ultrasound relay
- the Echo/ Lung ultrasound image interpretation quiz
- an edutainment challenge (which involved Oli Flower dressed up as a uterus as well as an oversized eyeball) decided by the live audience (a bunch of biased Aussies no doubt)
- and ultrasound procedure races as a gripping finale
Hats off to the creative team behind SonoWars, and especially to the awesome competitors. It was fantastic educationally and thoroughly entertaining.
Andrew Petrosniak wrote a great insider’s account of the experience here: SonoWars at SMACC – the Auckland HEMS Team perspective.
Next year will be even better, as Matt and Mike from the UltrasoundPodcast.com will be joining the SMACC SonoWars team.
So, register for smaccGOLD, get a team together and prepare for war!