PReS/EULAR paediatric musculoskeletal ultrasound course Basic level

Name: Paediatric musculoskeletal ultrasound course (Basic level)

Date: 23-25 September 2022

Venue: Charles University, Medical School

Location: Czech Republic, Prague


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Registration is intended to be opened for all EULAR and PRES members. This course is  recommended  for  rheumatologists  or  pediatricians with  special  interest  in  paediatric  MSUS. The  course  has  been  designed  following  the  recommendations  for the  content  and  conduct  of  European  League  Against  Rheumatism (EULAR)  musculoskeletal  ultrasound  courses. Entering test of knowledge and Exit test of knowledge will be performed.

 

This course is endorsed by EULAR

REGISTRATION FEE: 600 euros

Includes: course educational material, meals, coffee breaks, 2 nights accommodation, course certificate

Accommodation will be at Ibis Wenceslas Square

Register here

 

ORGANISATION & COMMITTEE

Scientific Organisers

Silvia Magni-Manzoni, Italy
Jelena Vojinovic, Serbia
Daniel Windschall, Germany

Local Organizers

Pavla Dolezalova, Czech Republic
Hana Hrdinova, Czech Republic

FACULTY

Silvia Magni-Manzoni, Italy
Clara Malattia, Italy
Linda Rossi-Semerano, France
Jelena Vojinovic, Serbia
Daniel Windschall, Germany
Christian Høst, Denmark
Stefano Lanni, Italy

SPECIAL GUEST FACULTY

Annamaria Iagnocco, EULAR President, Italy

HANDS-ON TUTORS

Stefano Lanni, Italy
Dragana Lazarevic, Serbia
Silvia Magni-Manzoni, Italy
Clara Malattia, Italy
Linda Rossi Semerano, France
Jelena Vojinovic, Serbia
Daniel Windschall, Germany
Christian Høst, Denmark

Course description

The course will focus on learning ultrasound physics, image acquisition, normal sonoanatomy and the standardised examination method in children as well as the applications of MSUS in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Learning Objectives

  • to learn the principles and applications of MSUS in children
  • ultrasound machine handling, setting optimisation and identification of artefacts
  • to learn the normal sonographic pattern and sonoanatomy of musculoskeletal tissues in children
  • to know the standardised ultrasound assessment of each musculoskeletal anatomic region in children
  • to identify basic pathological MSUS findings in children
  • to document images and to report ultrasound findings

COURSE PROGRAMME

Day 1

16.00-16.30: check in and registration

16.30-16.45: welcome, objectives and course content – A. Iagnocco, S. Magni-Manzoni, J. Vojinovic, D. Windschall

16.45-19.30: Chairs – J. Vojinovic, D. Windschall

  • 16.45-17.10: Basic grey-scale and Doppler principles, artifacts and pitfalls A. Iagnocco
  • 17.10-17.45: Application, indications and limitations of PedMSUS in pediatric rheumatology – S.Magni-Manzoni
  • 17.45-18.10: Anatomic components, ultrasound pattern of musculoskeletal tissues in children and physiological vascularization of healthy joints in children – D.Windschall
  • 18.10-18:30: Standardized MSUS scanning approach in paediatric rheumatology, definition of basic pathological findings – J. Vojinovic
  • 18:30-19:30 Workshop (models) Supervised handling of the probe and optimisation of settings. US appearance of musculoskeletal tissues and structures in children (healthy children) – All Faculty/Tutors

20.00: dinner

 

Day 2

09.00-13.00: Chairs – C.Høst, C.Malattia

  • 09.00-09.30: Sonoanatomy, standardised scanning and basic pathological findings of the child’s knee – D.Windschall
  • 09.30-10.00: Sonoanatomy, standardised scanning and basic pathological findings of the child’s ankle and foot – C.Malattia
  • 10.00-10.30: Sonoanatomy, standardised scanning and basic pathological findings of the hip – C.Høs

10.30-11.00: coffee break

  • 11.00-13.00: Workshop (hands-on) with models for standardised scanning of the hip, knee, ankle and foot; basic pathological findings – All Faculty/Tutors

13.00-14.30: lunch

14.30-19.15: Chairs S. Lanni, L.Rossi-Semerano

  • 14.30-15.00: Sonoanatomy, standardised scanning and basic pathological findings of the child’s shoulder –S. Lanni
  • 15.00-15.30: Sonoanatomy, standardised scanning and basic pathological findings of the child’s elbow – L.Rossi-Semerano
  • 15.30-16.00: Sonoanatomy, standardised scanning and basic pathological findings of the child’s wrist and hand – S. Magni-Manzoni

16.00-16.30: coffee break

  • 16:30-19:00: Workshop (hands-on) with models for standardised scanning of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand; basic pathological findings – All Faculty/Tutors

 

Day 3

09.00-12.45: Chairs – S.Magni-Manzoni, C.Malattia

  • 09.00-09.40: MSUS of the child’s entheses – L.Rossi-Semerano
  • 09.40-10.10: PedMSUS incorporation into daily practice with cases – C.Malattia/L.Rossi-Semerano
  • 10.10-10:30: Documentation of US images and report of US findings – C.Høst

10.30-10.45: coffee break

  • 10:45-12:45 Workshop (hands-on) for supervised scanning and Attendees’ assessment of theoretical and practical skills on models - All Faculty/Tutors
  • 12.45-13.00: closing remarks – S.Magni-Manzoni, J.Vojinovic, D.Windschall.