If you’ve begun using musculoskeletal ultrasound in your practice and want to expand your skills and learn more about this technology and its benefits, the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course for Rheumatologists with Interventional Cadaver Workshop—Intermediate may be right for you.
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The Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course for Rheumatologists with Interventional Cadaver Workshop—Intermediate is designed specifically for the rheumatologist who has attended at least one beginner-level course in musculoskeletal ultrasound and has performed 60 to 100 scans in the previous two years. Led by an expert faculty providing you with the latest advances in the technology and application of musculoskeletal ultrasound, the course combines lectures and practical hands-on exercises, highlighting the sonographic appearance of pathological processes in each of the major joint areas. This course will help you better evaluate and manage your patients’ pain and disease states.
On the first two days of the course, topics include:
- Ultrasonography of crystalline arthritis;
- Sonography of upper and lower extremity nerve entrapments;
- Ultrasonography of rheumatoid arthritis; and
- Fundamentals of ultrasound physics for the rheumatologist.
Hands-on sessions will be conducted on patient models with prescreened findings rather than normal models, giving you the opportunity to not only sharpen your skills in image acquisition, but also demonstrate pathologic findings under supervision.
On the third day, you will have the opportunity to practice ultrasound-guided injection procedures on cadaveric specimens. You will be able to visualize needles passing through tissues in real time, unlike the blind insertion procedures otherwise used. You also will have an opportunity to practice injections from multiple simulated approaches, ultimately enabling you to use ultrasound guidance to place local injections with greater accuracy and comfort.
Registration is currently underway for this intensive three-day course that takes place June 21–23 in Rosemont, Ill. Visit www.rheumatology.org/education and click on “Professional Meetings and Courses” to register and view course information.