Musculoskeletal Sonography Course in Rheumatology

MUSCULOSKELETAL SONOGRAPHY COURSE IN RHEUMATOLOGY
- ADVANCED LEVELGraz, March 19th – 21th, 2015
ORGANIZATION AND COMMITTEE
Scientific Organizers
Christian Dejaco, Austria
Wolfgang Hartung, Germany
Local Co-Organizer
Winfried Graninger, Austria
Local Secretary
Noelle Tybery-Spoerk, Austria
Faculty / Instructors
Wolfgang Hartung, Germany (EFSUMB level 3, EULAR teacher), rheumatologist
Marina Backhaus, Germany (EFSUMB level 3, EULAR teacher) , rheumatologist
Wolfgang Schmidt, Germany (EFSUMB level 3, EULAR teacher), rheumatologist
Tobias DeZordo, Austria, radiologist
Lene Terslev, Denmark ((EFSUMB level 3, EULAR teacher), rheumatologist
G. Tamborrini, Switzerland (EFSUMB level 3, EULAR teacher), rheumatologist
Claudia Schüller-Weidekamm, Austria, radiologist
Christian Dejaco, Austria (EULAR teacher), rheumatologist
Christina Duftner, Austria (EULAR teacher), rheumatologist
Rusmir Husic, Austria (EULAR teacher), rheumatologist
GENERAL INFORMATION
Course opening
Thursday, March 19th, 2015 - h 12:00
Course closing
Saturday, March 21th, 2015 - h 13:45
Participants
The number of participants is limited to 30
Practical sessions
The number of participants per teacher in practical sessions is four at maximum.
Official course language
English
Congress Venue
Hotel Novapark
Fischeraustraße 22
8051 Graz, Austria
www.novapark.at/
Scientific Organizers
Christian Dejaco, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor
Medical University Graz
Department of Rheumatology and Immunology
8036 Graz, Austria
Phone: +43-316-38580595
Fax: +43-316-38517813
E-mail: [email protected]
Wolfgang Hartung, MD, Germany
Asklepios Clinic
Dept. of Rheumatology / Clinical Immunology
93077 Bad Abbach, Germany
E-mail: [email protected]
Local Co-Organizer
Winfried Graninger, MD, Professor
Medical University Graz
Department of Rheumatology and Immunology
8036 Graz, Austria
Phone: +43-316-38517789
Fax: +43-316-38517813
E-mail: [email protected]
Organizing Secretariat
Noelle Tybery-Spoerk
Department of Rheumatology and Immunology
8036 Graz, Austria
Phone: +43-316-38517779
Fax: +43-316-38517813
[email protected]
Registration Fees
Participants: 1300 EUR (includes participation, all course materials, lodging and
food). Hotel accomodation will be organized for each participant as registration
proces is completed.
Accompanying Persons should directly contact the congress venue (Hotel Novapark)
for booking and prices
Course applications should be e-mailed to [email protected] or
[email protected]
Bank details and conditions of payment will be communicated upon receipt of the
course application.
MUSCULOSKELETAL SONOGRAPHY COURSE IN RHEUMATOLOGY
- ADVANCED LEVELGraz, March 19th – 21th, 2015
OBJECTIVES (in accordance with EULAR guidelines)
 To refresh basic and intermediate level course contents
 To learn advanced level pathologies including characteristic B-mode and
Doppler findings in inflammatory rheumatic diseases
 To learn findings in patients with peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes
 To learn characteristic findings in vasculitis and connective tissue diseases
 To get an introduction into the recognition of soft tissue tumours, sports injuries
and pediatric rheumatology
 To learn about new developments and their relevance in the field of
musculoskeletal ultrasound
MAIN TOPICS
 Basic, intermediate and advanced level pathologies and ultrasound based
differential diagnosis of rheumatic diseases
 Peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes
 Ultrasound in vasculitis and connective tissue diseases
 Sonographic findings in patients with tumours, sports injuries and children with
rheumatic diseases
 New developments: sonoelastography, 3D/4D ultrasound
LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
 To demonstrate standard scans, basic, intermediate and advanced level
pathologies
 To demonstrate sonography of peripheral nerves and vessels
 To discuss common artefacts and pitfalls
WORKSHOPS
 Supervised hands-on scanning of patients with rheumatic diseases
 Supervised introduction into sonography of peripheral nerves
 Supervised hands-on scanning of temporal arteries and salivary glands
TIMETABLE
 Musculoskeletal Sonography Course in Rheumatology, Advanced Level,
consists of >20 hours of activities within 3 days:
 9 hours and 10 minutes for lectures
 2 hours and 50 minutes for live demonstrations
 9 hours and 5 minutes for supervised hands-on scanning of models and/or
patients with musculoskeletal disorders including the final (voluntary) exam
REQUIREMENTS OF ATTENDEES
 The number musculoskeletal ultrasound scans performed will be questioned.
Previous performance of >400 is strongly recommended before participating
the advanced-level course
EXAM OF PRACTICAL SKILLS
 A final practical exam will be offered to participants by international faculty
members
COURSE REGISTRATION
The course is open for all attendees from EFSUMB member countries. Applications
should be e-mailed to [email protected] or
[email protected]
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME
Thursday, March 19th, 2015
12:00-12:00
Registration
13:00-13:05
Welcome (C. Dejaco)
Optimisation of technical settings
Chairperson:
C. Duftner
13:05-13:15
What the rheumatologist needs to know about Power Doppler
settings (T. DeZordo)
Refresher: standard scans and specific pathologies of hands and feet
Chairperson:
C. Duftner
13:15-13:50
Standard scans; basic, intermediate and advanced level
pathologies of joints and periarticular structures (M. Backhaus)
13:50-14:10
Quantification and scoring systems of synovitis and
tenosynovitis, minimal requirements of documentation (M.
Backhaus)
14:10-14:30
Live demonstration: B-mode and Power Doppler findings in
Rheumatoid Arthritis (M. Backhaus)
14:30-14:50
Case series: Differentiation of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic
arthrtis, crystal arthropathies and osteoarthritis by sonography
(R. Husic)
14:50-15:50
Workshop 1: Supervised practical session: Hands and feet in
patients with rheumatic diseases (all faculty)
15:50-16:00
Coffee break
Refresher: standard scans and specific pathologies at large joints of upper
limbs
Chairperson:
C. Dejaco
16:00-16:30
Standard scans; basic, intermediate and advanced level
pathologies of elbow (G. Tamborrini)
16:30-16:50
Live demonstration: Standard scans and pathologies of elbow
(G. Tamborrini)
16:50-17:20
Standard scans; basic, intermediate and advanced level
pathologies of shoulder (W. Schmidt)
17:20-17:45
Live demonstration: Standard scans and pathologies of large
joints of upper limbs (W. Schmidt)
17:45-18:00
Case series: Specific pathologies in shoulder scans of patients
with polymyalgia rheumatica, rheumatoid arthritis and
degenerative disorders (C. Duftner)
18:00-20:00
Workshop 2: Supervised practical session: large joints of upper
limbs in patients with rheumatic diseases (all faculty)
20:30
Dinner
Friday, March 20th, 2015
Refresher: standard scans and specific pathologies at large joints of lower
limbs
Chairperson:
M. Backhaus
08:30-09:00
Standard scans; basic, intermediate and advanced level
pathologies of hip and knee (L. Terslev)
09:00-09:20
Live demonstration: Standard scans and pathologies of hip and
knee (L. Terslev)
09:20-09:40
Standard scans; basic, intermediate and advanced level
pathologies of ankle (G. Tamborrini)
09:40-10:00
Live demonstration: Standard scans and pathologies of ankle
(G. Tamborrini)
10:00-10:15
Case series: Specific pathologies in crystal arthropathies and
sacroidosis (C. Dejaco)
10:15-10:30
Coffee break
Refresher: Ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal interventional procedures
Chairperson:
T. DeZordo
10:30-10:45
Value of ultrasound-guided interventions in clinical practice (C.
Duftner)
Refresher: enthesal and ligament lesions
Chairperson:
T. DeZordo
10:45-11:05
Enthesitis: specific findings and quantification (L. Terslev)
11:05-11:30
Ligament lesions including sport injuries (C. SchüllerWeidekamm)
11:30-11:45
Scaning of sacroiliac joints (W. Hartung)
11:45-12:00
Live demonstration: Sacroiliac joint sconography (W. Hartung)
12:00-13:00
Lunch
13:00-14:30
Workshop 3: Supervised practical session on large joints,
entheses and ligaments of lower limb (all faculty)
Role of ultrasound in vasculitis
Chairperson:
L.Terslev
14:30-15:00
Evaluation of vessels and detection of vasculitis by sonography:
Diagnostic value in clinical practice, ultrasound settings and
possible pitfalls (W. Schmidt)
15:00-15:20
Live demonstration: Ultrasound of temporal arteries and large
vessels (W. Schmidt)
15:20-16:00
Workshop 4: Supervised practical session of temporal arteries
and large vessels (all faculty)
16:00-16:15
Coffee break
Special indications of sonography in rheumatology
Chairpersons:
G. Tamborrini
16:15- 16:40
Muscle sonography: Myositis, Myopathy and (sports related)
muscle injury (C. Schüller-Weidekamm)
16:40- 16:50
Specific aspects of ultrasound in pediatric rheumatology (C.
Schüller-Weidekamm)
16:50- 17:10
Sonography of salivary glands in patients with Sjögren`s
syndrome (C. Dejaco)
17:10- 17:30
Soft tissue masses, loose bodies, foreign bodies and common
tumours (T. DeZordo)
17:30- 19:30
Workshop 6: Supervised practical session of muscles and
salivary glands (all faculty)
19:30-20:00
Satellite Symposium by Bristol-Myers Squibb: (W. Graninger)
20:30
Dinner
Saturday, March 21th, 2015
Peripheral nerve sonography for the rheumatologist
Chairperson:
W. Schmidt
08:30-09:30
Sonoanatomy and pathology of peripheral nerves and (W.
Hartung)
09:30-10:00
Live demonstration: Sonography of peripheral nerves (W.
Hartung)
10:00-11:00
Workshop 5: Supervised practical session: Sonography of
peripheral nerves (all faculty)
11:00-11:15
Coffee break
Research of sonography in rheumatology
Chairpersons:
W. Hartung
11:15- 11:35
What are the upcoming ultrasound technologies in
rheumatology? (sonoelastography, 3- and 4-dimensional MSUS)
(T. DeZordo)
11:35- 11:50
How to improve your ultrasound skills (courses, e-learning) (G.
Tamborrini)
11:50- 12:10
Case series/Quiz: Uncommon sonographic pathological findings
in rheumatology (M. Backhaus)
12:10- 12:30
Case series/Quiz: Uncommon sonographic pathological findings
in rheumatology (W. Schmidt)
Practical skills examination
12:35- 13:35
Workshop 7/ exam: Examination of practical ultrasound skills
and discussion of images and cases (all international faculty)
13:35-13:45
Summary and closing remarks (C. Dejaco)