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Clinical use of ultrasound imaging around the shoulder – basic & advanced shoulder ultrasound techniques, evidence base, reasoning and guided injection procedures (A collaboration with Dr Jeremy Lewis)

Wednesday 22nd November 2017- Imperial College London, Charing Cross Hospital

Price £199

At The Ultrasound Site, we are passionate about the need for clinical reasoning alongside ultrasound imaging - eg what does it mean to the patient journey?.  As well as our other courses on skill acquisition of learning how to perform an ultrasound scan, we wanted to develop a course which tackles some of the arguably harder questions of appropriately integrating this unique tool into clinical practice.

We are delighted to welcome and collaborate with Dr Jeremy Lewis (Consultant Physiotherapist, Professor of Musculoskeletal Research, Sonographer and Independent Prescriber) a leading figure on assessment and treatment for shoulder conditions to teach on this unique course held at the fantastic facilities at Imperial College London, based at Charing Cross Hospital.

This one day course is aimed at musculoskeletal clinicians who have a keen interest in the use of diagnostic ultrasound for shoulder pathology. This may be useful for those wishing to gain an understanding of what ultrasound can visualise and the clinical relevance, and similarly for those who want to further progress their practical and sonography skills. The course aims to facilitate the integration of ultrasound imaging into your clinical practice covering practicals of basic and advanced shoulder ultrasound techniques, discussion of the evidence around particular pathologies and an appraisal of the evidence behind guided injection techniques in this region. There will also be a fantastic opportunity to learn approaches for ultrasound guided procedures, facilitated by Jeremy and The Ultrasound Site teaching faculty.

A strong clinical focus will be maintained throughout the day. The morning will firstly include a session with short presentations from experienced faculty members on calcific tendinopathy, and rotator cuff and bursal pathology. This will be followed by a practical session covering basic and more advanced shoulder ultrasound protocols.

In the afternoon, two further presentations on bony changes of the glenohumeral joint and  'The Shoulder: To inject or not to inject?' from Jeremy. Finally, there will be a practical session offering delegates the opportunity to learn how to approach ultrasound guided shoulder injection techniques. This will provide a useful learning experience for those considering developing ultrasound guided injection approaches or currently performing landmark guided procedures.

Course photos from April 2017


Course outline 

8.45amMeet and registration
9.30amWhen is it relevant?
Calcification of the rotator cuff - presentation and open forum discussion -Stuart Wildman
10amWhen is it relevant? Rotator cuff and bursal changes - presentation and open discussion - with Dave Baker
10.45amDemonstration and practicals in small groups - ultrasound evaluation of basic and advanced structures around the shoulder girdle.
1.30The role of ultrasound in evaluating bony pathology at the shoulder - presentation and open forum discussion - with Robert Mast
2.00The Shoulder: To inject or not to inject?presentation and open forum discussion - Dr Jeremy Lewis
3.00Practical and demonstration of approaches to ultrasound guided shoulder injections. Including small groups and direct tutor feedback
4.30Summary and discussion for the day

Course Location: Imperial College London, Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Rd, London W6 8RF

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 Nearest Tube: Hammersmith / Barons Court 

We advise that before attending this course you 

  • Have experience of working with patients with musculoskeletal injuries or complaints.
  • Have relevant professional experience or qualifications

What do I gain from attending this course?

This course does not offer a certificate of competency as there is no assessment component to the course. In isolation , this course is not a certification in diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and it does not replace the need for ongoing supervised experience of considerable number of cases. The Royal College of Radiologist (RCR) guidance document on US training is a useful reference point HERE

We receive many enquiries regarding competency in ultrasound and advise you to read this article, ' How do I train in MSK Ultrasound' for further information on ultrasound use in the UK.

There is currently no generic or universally accepted competency in the use of ultrasound, nor is ultrasound currently governed by protected use of title. .