Ultrasound in Rheumatic diseases - Postponed!


Following the WHO guidelines on the global spread of COVID-19 and our commitment to the safety of all attendees, speakers and partners, we have decided to reschedule our course for future time. Dates will be announced in September 2020.


Dear colleagues, 

this international course series organized by the group of experts with extensive knowledge and practical experience in application of the musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) in rheumatology is intended for  rheumatologists, radiologists, orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists practicing or prescribing ultrasound in rheumatic diseases. The aim is creating a practical yet comprehensive course on how to efficiently and rationally incorporate MSUS into diagnostic and therapeutic process as well as decision making and clinical reasoning in the most prevalent entities in rheumatology. 

Spondylarthritis (SpA) patients are prevalent and often present a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for rheumatologist and related experts in the field. Many components of activity and damage in SpA are hard to assess objectively. Ultrasound in SpA is helpful in all stages of disease development. It may help in diagnostic process, therapeutic decision making, follow-up, damage assessment and serve as a great tool in guiding injections.  

The course will provide evidence based and empirical approach to the use of MSUS in SpA and psoriatic arthritis, explained from the bench to the bedside through interactive lectures and workshops. It is also a great opportunity to meet and network with colleagues and experts in the field.

Workshops are organized using hi-end US systems, involving real-life SpA patients, and prepared case presentations.  A short practical MRI workshop is included.

Course venue is at recently opened Hotel Academia, situated conveniently in the center of Zagreb, easy to find and reach by car or public transportation.

Course directors
Miroslav Mayer
Francesco Porta