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Annual Assembly


Utilizing Ultrasound in Your PM&R Practice

Monday, November 9
6-9 pm (CT)

The 2020 AAPM&R virtual Ultrasound pre-Assembly session will focus on how ultrasound can be utilized to enhance any musculoskeletal or neuromuscular physiatry practice. Attendees will learn via interactive case-based scenarios. These cases will involve both the upper and lower extremities and will help attendees improve their diagnostic ultrasound skills as well as their ultrasound guided procedural skills. This session is meant to complement the robust STEP Ultrasound Certificate Program curriculum.


Course Directors and Faculty


Brittany J. Moore, MD, FAAPMR
Ethan B. Rand, MD, FAAPMR


Katharine E. Alter, MD, FAAPMR
Samuel K. Chu, MD, FAAPMR
Prathap Jayaram, MD, FAAPMR
Elena J. Jelsing, MD, FAAPMR

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Better understand when ultrasound could be successfully incorporated into a physiatry practice
  • Understand the advantages of ultrasound when compared to other imaging modalities
  • Describe the ultrasound findings associated with tendinopathy
  • Understand the role of ultrasound guidance during chemodenervation procedures and for novel musculoskeletal applications



6 pm – 6:05 pm                    Welcome and Faculty Introductions
                                                    Brittany J. Moore, MD and Ethan B. Rand, MD

6:05 pm – 6:30 pm                Ankle Case
                                                    Samuel K. Chu, MD  

6:30 pm – 6:55 pm                Hip Case
                                                     Prathap Jayaram, MD 

6:55 pm – 7:20 pm                Lower Extremity Spasticity Case 
                                                     Katharine E. Alter, MD 

7:20 pm – 7:30 pm                Break

7:30 pm – 8:05 pm                Shoulder Case
                                                     Brittany J. Moore, MD                                   

8:05 pm – 8:30 pm                Elbow Case 
                                                     Elena J. Jelsing, MD

8:30 pm – 8:55 pm                Utilizing Ultrasound in Your Practice
                                                     Ethan B. Rand, MD

8:55 pm – 9:00 pm                Wrap-up


The American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

The American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


  • Member Pricing - Included with #AAPMR20 registration
  • Nonmember Pricing - $100 (flat fee for all 3 pre-Assembly sessions)

Partial support for the Utilizing Ultrasound in Your PM&R Practice session has been provided through an educational grant from Allergan, an Abbvie company, and Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. in compliance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.