Take your ultrasound experience to the next level with this cadaver-based course, intended for the intermediate physiatric ultrasonographer. This course will highlight joint injections, soft tissue injections, and identification of muscles commonly targeted in EMG or spasticity management. A combination of didactic lectures coupled with hands-on guided procedures using cadaveric specimens and dry lab stations will be used to advance your skill set. Expert faculty will guide small groups in performing the most common ultrasound guided procedures for a physiatrist.
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the value and limitations of ultrasound as a diagnostic and interventional tool.
- Produce an optimal ultrasound image of specific structures in live patients and in a cadaver for preparation for an ultrasound guided injection by demonstrating a command of knowledge over transducer orientation and adjusting ultrasound picture for depth, focal zone, gain, time-gain compensation, frequency, and beam steering.
- Accurately direct a needle towards targeted structures using MSK ultrasound.
- Accurately palpate specified bony landmarks and soft tissue structures required for a comprehensive musculoskeletal physical exam using MSK ultrasound for feedback.
- Accurately identify needle insertion points based on surface anatomy required for electrodiagnostic and spasticity management injections.
Who Should Attend
Physicians who care for patients with neurologic or musculoskeletal diseases and have an intermediate knowledge of ultrasound.
Prerequisite Note: It is strongly recommended that attendees already have fundamentals of ultrasound education from an AAPM&R introductory ultrasound course or from another organization/institution.
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Friday, February 21
7:15am – 8:00am Registration
8:00am – 8:10am Introduction to Ultrasound Procedures
8:10am – 8:20am Ultrasound Setup
8:20am – 8:35am Anatomy for Head and Neck
8:35am – 8:45am Case-based Pitfalls of Ultrasound Procedures
8:45am – 9:30am Dry Lab Stations: Session 1
9:30am – 10:15am Dry Lab Stations: Session 2
10:15am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 11:15am Dry Lab Stations: Session 3
11:15am – 11:30am Spasticity Management Using Ultrasound
11:30am – 11:45am Common Shoulder Injections
11:45am – 12:00pm Questions
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 1:15pm Common Elbow Injections
1:15pm – 1:30pm Common Wrist/Hand Injections
1:30pm – 1:45pm Common Hip Injections
1:45pm – 2:00pm Common Knee Injections
2:00pm – 2:15pm Common Ankle Injections
2:15pm – 2:30pm Break
2:30pm – 3:30pm Cadaver Stations: Session 1
3:30pm – 4:30pm Cadaver Stations: Session 2
4:30pm – 5:30pm Cadaver Stations: Session 3
5:30pm – 6:30pm Adjournment/Networking Reception
Saturday, February 22
8:00am – 9:00am Cadaver Stations: Session 4
9:00am – 10:00am Cadaver Stations: Session 5
10:00am – 10:15am Break
10:15am – 11:15am Cadaver Stations: Session 6
11:15am – 12:15pm Cadaver Stations: Session 7
12:15pm – 1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm – 2:15pm Cadaver Stations: Session 8
2:15pm – 3:15pm Cadaver Stations: Session 9
3:15pm – 3:30pm Break
3:30pm – 4:30pm Cadaver Stations: Session 10
4:30pm – 5:00pm Free Scanning/Debriefing with Q&A
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
Hotel and Conference Center
2111 Butterfield Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Book before Thursday, January 30, 2020 to receive our discounted rate of $99 per night (plus tax). You can book by clicking the "Reserve a Room" link below. If prompted for a code, use AAP or AAPMR. If calling to book your hotel stay, please reference “AAPM&R February Course.”
As an option, air travel reservations may be made by calling TruTravel Solutions, the official travel partner for AAPM&R.
Phone: 844-878-8728 (x101 or x102)
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
TruTravel Solutions hours are Monday – Friday. 8:30am - 5:00pm (Central Time). TruTravel Solutions charges a $25 per ticket transaction fee.
Course check-in will be February 21 from 7:15 am-8:00 am in the IT&T Center main lobby where course badges and materials will be available.
Light continental breakfast items and lunch will be served on both days of the course.
Scrubs are REQUIRED attire for the cadaveric lab sessions at the course. Scrubs and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the cadaveric labs will be provided to you on-site to wear. PPE provided includes:
- Head and shoe covers
Locker rooms will be available for attendees to change into scrubs and store personal items prior to entering the cadaveric lab.
A networking reception with beverages and appetizers will be held for attendees on Friday, February 21 from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the IT&T Center. Relax and enjoy your time talking with faculty and your peers about the day.
Cancellation and Change Policy
Cancellations must be submitted via email to email@example.com four (4) weeks prior to the course.