Next Step Interventional Ultrasound: Hands-On PM&R Applications


May 13-14, 2022

ASGE Institute for Training and Technology (IT&T)

3300 Woodcreek Drive
Downers Grove, IL 60515



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.


Directors and Faculty


Zachary P. Bailowitz, MD, FAAPMR
Brittany J. Moore, MD, FAAPMR


Katharine E. Alter, MD, FAAPMR
Ryan T. Hubbard, MD, FAAPMR
Wade O. Johnson, DO, FAAPMR
Heakyung Kim, MD, FAAPMR
John M. Lesher, MD MPH, FAAPMR
Neal K. Rakesh, MD, MS, FAAPMR
Allison N. Schroeder, MD, FAAPMR
Asad R. Siddiqi, DO, FAAPMR
Ray Stanford, DO, FAAPMR
Katherine V. Yao, MD, FAAPMR

(Subject to change)

A Message From Your Course Director

Next Step Interventional Ultrasound Course

Learning Objectives

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 Step One Ultrasound course.

AAPM&R COVID-19 Vaccine Policy Information

AAPM&R mandates full COVID-19 vaccination as defined by the CDC and “up to date” on the vaccine, including booster dose(s) when eligible (as defined by the CDC) and provide documented proof as a condition of in-person participation in all Academy-hosted educational courses and events. Click here  to read the full AAPM&R COVID-19 vaccination policy.

A link to confidentially record vaccine status will be included on the course registration website. Failure to provide documentation of full vaccination status will result in cancellation of an attendee’s registration and no refund will be provided.



  • Limited spots are available for physicians only wanting to attend this course as a one-off, stand alone course and not interested in participating in the complete STEP Ultrasound Certificate Program.
  • Registering for this course does not enroll you in the complete STEP Ultrasound Certificate Program, nor will you be able to enroll after attending the course. STEP Ultrasound is a structured program where all steps must be completed in order (Step 1 > Step 2 > Step 3) and the entry point must start with Step 1 - Fundamentals.
  • Click here if you are interested in participating in the complete STEP Ultrasound Certificate Program instead, starting with Step 1 - Fundamentals. 

Standalone Course Pricing

This course is included for those registered for the complete STEP Ultrasound Certificate Program.

  • Member - $1,995
  • Non-Member - $2,350

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 Thank You to Our Exhibitors! 

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Partial support of this education has been provided through educational grants from AbbVie, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, and Merz Therapeutics, in compliance with ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence.

Partial support of this education has been provided through in-kind support from Konica Minolta and Terason, in compliance with ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence..