6-9 September 2018 | Kaohsiung, Taiwan

20th Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress

6-9 September 2018 | Kaohsiung, Taiwan


Basic to Intermediate Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSUS) in Rheumatology
Wednesday 5 – Thursday 6 September, 2018


The BASIC to INTERMEDIATE COURSE will focus on the standardised examination techniques and a wide spectrum of rheumatic and musculoskeletal pathologies.

The APLAR Sonography Course will be run at basic to intermediate level, it being a combination of lectures and hands-on scanning of patients with musculoskeletal disorders in small groups with experienced tutors.

The course has been designed following the recommendations for the content and conduct of EULAR musculoskeletal ultrasound courses (Ann Rheum Dis 2008; 67:1017-22).

Learning objectives

  • To know the application, indications and limitations of Doppler in rheumatology.
  • To identify the spectrum of rheumatic and musculoskeletal abnormalities in each anatomic area (e.g. joint synovitis, tenosynovitis, enthesopathy, paratenonitis, bone erosions, steophytes, articular cartilage lesions,   peri- and intraarticular microcrystal deposit, soft tissue calcifications).
  • To detect and quantify synovial, tenosynovial, and entheseal inflammation.
  • To detect and quantify structural joint damage (i.e. bone, tendons, cartilage).
  • To perform sonographic-guided periarticular and intra-articular injections.
  • To update evidence-based knowledge and emerging research fields on MSUS in rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease
  • To assess abnormalities related to rheumatic diseases in the skin, nail, salivary glands, and vessels

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