Bulgarian Association for Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Bulgarian Society of Rheumatology

 

MUSCULOSKELETAL ULTRASOUND COURSE FOR RHEUMATOLOGISTS

 INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

 

13-15 Jan 2017, Sofia, Bulgaria

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 ORGANIZATION AND COMMITTEE


Scientific Organiser

Prof. Annamaria Iagnocco

 

Local Organisers

Prof Anastas Batalov

Dr Rodina Nestorova

Dr Plamen Todorov

 

 

Faculty

Annamaria Iagnocco, Italy

Esperanza Naredo, Spain

Nemanja Damjanov, Serbia

Peter Balint, Hungary

Francesco Porta, Italy

Violeta Vlad, Romania

Daniela Fodor, Romania

Mihaela Micu, Romania

Goran Radunović, Serbia

Adham Khalil, Egypt

Anastas Batalov, Bulgaria

Rodina Nestorova, Bulgaria

Tzvetanka Petranova, Bulgaria

Plamen Todorov, Bulgaria

 

 

Instructors

Nemanja Damjanov, Serbia

Peter Balint, Hungary

Francesco Porta, Italy

Goran Radunović, Serbia

Mihaela Micu, Romania

Violeta Vlad, Romania

Daniela Fodor, Romania

Adham Khalil, Egypt

Anastas Batalov, Bulgaria

Rodina Nestorova, Bulgaria

Tzvetanka Petranova, Bulgaria

Plamen Todorov, Bulgaria

Rosica Karalilova, Bulgaria

Nikolay Stoilov, Bulgaria

Svetoslav Dimitrov, Bulgaria

 

Participants

The minimum number of planned participants should be 30. The number of participants is limited to 46.

 

Official language

English

 

Venue

Novotel Hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Organizing Secretariat

Prof. Anastas Batalov

Dr Rodina Nestorova

Dr Plamen Todorov

 

Course closing

15th  January 2017, h 15.00

 

Intermediate Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course for Rheumatologists, 13-15 January 2017 is intended to be a combination of lectures and practical sessions. The course is consisted of theoretical talks and supervised hands-on scanning of healthy persons and/or patients with musculoskeletal disorders.

 

Sponsorships will cover travel and accomodation expences for the faculty, course venue and organization costs.

 

Sponsors will not have any influence on the course programme, scientific and other content, or speakers in any way.

 

The Course is in a proces of CME accreditation at the Bulgarian Ministry of Health.

The Course is under patronage of Bulgarian Association for Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Bulgarian Sostiety of Rheumatology.

 

Registration is intended to be opened for all EULAR member countries.

 

Formal evaluation of the course will be performed by all attendees at the end of each course day.

Registration fee: 590 Euro per person (three days course).

 
REQUIREMENTS

The organisers of the course are committed to follow the EULAR Competency Assessment system for the MSUS Intermediate courses, which consists of the following requirements:

 

  1. Participants should have attended the EULAR basic MSUS course or a EULAR scientifically endorsed basic MSUS course.
  2. Prior to acceptance to the course, applicants should send to the faculty members a total of 6 normal examinations of each joint region in one Power Point file (i.e. of shoulder, elbow, wrist&hand, hip, knee, ankle&foot), according to the EULAR guidelines for Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology (Ref. Backhaus M, et al. Ann Rheum Dis 2001). E-mail to send: polina@brandea-bulgaria.com
  3. Images should be presented in a Power Point file. Important: Each slide should include: – one imaged structure each in longitudinal and transvers plane, – a legend with the anatomic area, imaged structure and scanning planes, – parameters of the ultrasound machine, – identity of the person scanned should be removed.
  4. Faculty members need to provide assessment and feedback. Applicants might need to be asked to repeat the ultrasound examinations and submit the images again for assessment by the faculty.
  5. Upon approval of the assessment, the applicant needs to be asked to register for the course.
  6. Participants should be asked to bring a total of 60 normal ultrasound examinations (each in a Power Point Presentation) on a USB stick to the course. The faculty reserves the right to randomly request and audit the full set of ultrasound examinations from each participant.

 

 

Contacts for Registration and General Information:

Polina Ilieva, Bulgaria

+359 899 19 64 05

polina@brandea-bulgaria.com

Brandea Ltd

Official Agent of the Event