Course Information
8th Annual UCLA Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course and Hands-on Workshop

Course and Hands-On Workshop
Santa Monica UCLA Hospital
Santa Monica, California

Cadaver Lab - UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, California
January 27, 2018 to January 29, 2018
*Please note that the course syllabus will be available online only to registered attendees.
A password link will be sent prior to the course.





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Course Description

The UCLA Department of Radiology, in collaboration with lead physicians from the departments of Sports Medicine and Rheumatology, is proud to offer a comprehensive interdisciplinary musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound hands-on learning experience. The MSK Ultrasound Course and Hands-On Workshop reviews the pertinent aspects of upper and lower extremity ultrasound critical for clinical application. This weekend course features, in addition to MSK ultrasound basics, up-to-date topics such as post-operative rotator cuff ultrasound, MSK ultrasound utility, MSK ultrasound procedures, and MSK ultrasound economics followed by panel discussions with audience participation.

The course also features live split screen video demonstration of basic MSK sonographic technique essential for accurate clinical application. The interactive hands-on workshop provides ample opportunity for registrants to practice the techniques learned in lectures via small group training with subspecialists. 

The additional option of specialty training in the Cadaver Lab is ideal in providing real life, hands-on training of ultrasound-guided interventional technique that can expand the clinical scope of care for attendees. This hands-on practical day is taught by subspecialists who will demonstrate ultrasound-guided interventional techniques of the upper and lower extremity joints using cadavers. 

Target Audience

Those interested in performing MSK ultrasound in their practices, including, but not limited to, radiologists, sports medicine physicians, orthopedic surgeons, rheumatologists as well as sonographers, and resident and fellow trainees seeking to improve scanning techniques and understanding of MSK sonography. 

Registration Information

Enrollment

The afternoon Hands-On Workshop (Saturday & Sunday) has reached capacity. The morning didactic sessions remain open for both days.

To enroll click here.

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
UCLA Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course and Hands-on Workshop
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512

By FAX

Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to (310) 794-2624.

By Phone

Use your American Express, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover card. Call (310) 794-2620

Course Fees

Enrollment fees include continental breakfast, lunch, welcome reception and program materials.

Before January 5th

  • $995 Physicians
  • $895 Trainees, Residents and Technologists
  • $1,095 Cadaver Lab (all participants)

On or after January 5th

  • $1,095 Physicians
  • $995 Trainees, Residents and Technologists
  • $1,195 Cadaver Lab (all participants)

Refund

Cancellations must be received in writing by January 6, 2018 and will be subject to a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be given after January 6, 2018. A full refund will be provided if for any reason the course must be cancelled or rescheduled.

Faculty

Course Director

Benjamin D. Levine, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Radiology*
Director, Musculoskeletal Interventions
Musculoskeletal Imaging
Department of Radiological Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles

Clinical Co-Director

Kambiz Motamedi, MD
Professor of Radiology*
Musculoskeletal Imaging
Department of Radiological Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles

Distinguished Faculty

Kira Chow, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology*
VA Greater LA Healthcare System
Department of Radiology

Andrew Concoff, MD
Rheumatology and Sports Medicine
Medical Director, Outpatient Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation & Wellness
St. Jude Medical Center
Fullerton, California

John Fitzgerald, MD, PhD
Associate Clinical Professor of Rheumatology*

Seth Gamradt, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Director of Orthopaedic Athletic Medicine
University of Southern California
Keck School of Medicine

Jonathan Goldin, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology & Medicine*
Executive Vice Chairman, Department of Radiological Sciences at UCLA
Chief of Radiology, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center

Joshua Goldman, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery*
UCLA Division of Sports Medicine & Non-Operative Orthopaedics
Departments of Family Medicine & Orthopaedics

Jordan Gross, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Musculoskeletal Section
University of Southern California
Keck School of Medicine

Brady K. Huang, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Radiology
Musculoskeletal Section
University of California, San Diego

Benjamin Plotkin, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology*
Musculoskeletal Imaging
Department of Radiological Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles

Nathan Schwartz, DPM
The Center for Foot and Ankle Care
Smyrna, Georgia

Mihaela Taylor, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine*
Chief, UCLA Santa Monica Rheumatology Section
Division of Rheumatology

*David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Program Agenda

Saturday, January 27, 2018

7:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 Introduction and Announcements
Benjamin Levine, MD
8:05 Welcome
Jonathan Goldin, MD
8:10 Essentials of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Benjamin D. Levine, MD
8:30 Wrist Ultrasound
Mihaela Taylor, MD
8:50 Elbow Ultrasound
Kira Chow, MD
9:10 Shoulder Ultrasound: Normal
Benjamin D. Levine, MD
9:30 Break
9:50 Shoulder Ultrasound: Pathology
Benjamin Levine, MD
10:20 Ultrasound-Guided Shoulder Intervention in the Sports Medicine Clinic
Joshua Goldman, MD, MBA
10:40 Ultrasound of Peripheral Nerves
Brady K. Huang, MD
11:00 Ultrasound of Muscle Injury
Kambiz Motamedi, MD
11:20 Faculty Panel Discussion
11:50 Lunch
1:30 Live Video Demonstration: Upper Extremity
Kambiz Motamedi, MD
2:30 Hands-On Ultrasound Workshop: Upper Extremity
5:00 Open Scanning (models available, no faculty present)
6:00 Adjourn

Sunday, January 28, 2018

7:30 Continental Breakfast
8:00 Foot Ultrasound
Benjamin D. Levine, MD
8:20 Ultrasound-Guided Foot and Ankle Intervention in the Office
Nathan Schwartz, DPM
8:40 Ankle Ultrasound: Normal
Benjamin Plotkin, MD
9:00 Ankle Ultrasound: Pathology
Benjamin Plotkin, MD
9:20 Break
9:40 Knee Ultrasound
Kira Chow, MD
10:00 Hip Ultrasound: Normal
Kambiz Motamedi, MD
10:20 Hip Ultrasound: Pathology
Benjamin D. Levine, MD
10:40 Ultrasound-Guided Musculoskeletal Procedures: State of the Art
Andrew Concoff, MD
11:00 Current Economics of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Andrew Concoff, MD
11:20 Faculty Panel Discussion
11:50 Lunch
1:30 Live Video Demonstration: Lower Extremity
Benjamin Levine, MD
2:30 Hands-On Ultrasound Workshop: Lower Extremity
5:00 Open Scanning (models available, no faculty present)
6:00 Adjourn

Monday, January 29, 2018

OPTIONAL INTERVENTIONAL CADAVER LAB WORKSHOP
8:00 Continental Breakfast (provided)
8:30 Interventional Cadaver Lab Workshop (Part I)
11:30 Lunch (provided)
12:30 Interventional Cadaver Lab Workshop (Part II)
2:30 Adjourn

Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand MSK anatomy pertinent to ultrasound
  • Perform basic MSK ultrasound technique
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of MSK ultrasound as an imaging modality
  • Describe both the unique and complimentary roles of ultrasound examination
  • Recognize transducer and required equipment selection
  • Describe normal and abnormal findings on ultrasound of joints
  • Recognize MSK ultrasound imaging pitfalls and artifacts
  • Recognize dynamic properties of an MSK ultrasound examination
  • Become familiar with the spectrum of MSK ultrasound-guided procedures

 

Accreditation

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 (add 5 credits for Cadaver Lab) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy now mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.

Miscellaneous

Program Location: (Saturday and Sunday)


UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
Room: G-340
1250 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 319-4000

Optional Cadaver Lab: (Monday)

Center for Health Sciences (CHS 53-129)
UCLA Campus
650 Charles E. Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Cadaver Lab Workshop Option for Advanced Participants

  • Full day of hands-on MSK interventions
  • Small group training (4:1 instructor ratio)
  • State-of-the-art lab facility at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Suggested Hotel Accommodations
 

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(866) 563-9792

The Ambrose
1255 20th Street 
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 315-1555

Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel
1920 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-9100

Parking

Saturday and Sunday, parking will be provided free of charge for all participants at the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital. Attendees will be able to park in the UCLA parking structure located on the corner of Arizona and 16th Street. Please park on levels 2 and 3 only.

Monday, please park in UCLA Lot 9. There will be an attendant selling permits at the south entrance from 7:00 am – 9:00 am. If you arrive outside of this time frame, please go to the parking and information kiosk on Westwood Plaza to pay for your parking permit. Parking is $12 per vehicle, per day.