Eular Ultrasound courses

Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSUS) in Rheumatology and EULAR Course for Ultrasound Trainers in Rheumatology

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The aim of this annual three level course is to cover the whole spectrum of conditions in which musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSUS) could be used in rheumatology practice and research.

The basic course aims at teaching musculoskeletal sonoanatomy, standardised MSUS scanning method according to EULAR guidelines and basic MSUS pathological findings, as well as giving an overview of the role of MSUS in rheumatological clinical practice. The programme focuses on two main targets: technical know-how (and how to obtain good images) and interpretation.

The intermediate course aims at consolidating standardised MSUS scanning methods according to EULAR guidelines, as well as describing and identifying musculoskeletal lesions/abnormalities by US and knowing the role of MSUS in different musculoskeletal pathologies (inflammatory, degenerative and/or traumatic). The standardised approach in the study of the various anatomic regions as well as the future development of US technique and its role as a research tool is discussed.

The advanced course focuses on difficult issues within MSUS and emerging research fields in MSUS (contrast enhanced, 3D, quantification of inflammation). This includes time for discussion with expert rheumatologists and radiologists in MSUS

The Teach the teachers course is mainly addressing rheumatologists who are planning to organise an ultrasound course under the auspices of EULAR and aims at improving teaching skills for both lectures and hands-on ultrasound workshops. Participants will also learn how to organize an ultrasound course and evaluate the skills of sonographers.

EULAR US Course - Train the trainer: EUR 900.00,
EULAR US Course - Basic: EUR 1'800.00,
EULAR US Course - Intermediate: EUR 1'800.00,
EULAR US Course - Advanced: EUR 1'800.00