•    Venue: Edi Academy, Milano, Italy

Dear colleagUS/friendUS,

It is our great pleasure and honor to invite you to EURO-MUSCULUS - IX which will be held this year in Milano. After having organized these courses annually in Turkey and Belgium since 2010; we have decided to move all around Europe starting from Prague (2017). Likewise, EURO-MUSCULUS - X is already planned to be organized in Spain (2019) and EURO-MUSCULUS - XI in Portugal (2020)...

Each year, we are adding new concepts and new topics in accordance with the needs of musculokeletal physicians i.e. in light of the evolving technology and accumulating body of evidence-based data in the pertinent literature alike. This year our 3-day event is composed of two simultaneous courses. In the first two days, while the participants will be studying the six joints and their common pathologies on the basic side; they will focus more on nerves and spasticity on the advance side. On the last day, we will study altogether ultrasound-guided interventions in the morning session and we will enjoy listening to various 'cutting-edge' lectures from the experts in the afternoon...

We do look forward to welcoming you all in this charming city. Don't forget 'tutte le strade portano all'ecografia' !

SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZER

On behalf of EURO-MUSCULUS and USPRM
Levent Özçakar, MD

FACULTY & TUTORS
(alphabetical order)

Ayşen Akıncı, MD (Turkey), Nikos Barotsis, MD (Greece)
Ke-Vin Chang, MD (Taiwan), Daniele Coraci, MD (Italy)
Antonio Frizziero, MD (Italy), Eda Gürçay, MD (Turkey)
Annamaria Iagnocco, MD (Italy), Murat Kara, MD (Turkey)
Bayram Kaymak, MD (Turkey), Kamal Mezian, MD (Czech Republic)
Marco Alessandro Minetto, MD (Italy), Martine De Muynck, MD (Belgium)
Levent Özçakar, MD (Turkey), Alessandro Picelli, MD (Italy)
Simao Serrano, MD (Portugal), Chueh-Hung Wu, MD (Taiwan)

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD
(alphabetical order)

Maria Gabriela Ceravolo, MD (Ancona, Italy), Carlo Cisari, MD (Novara, Italy)
Pietro Fiore, MD (Bari, Italy), Calogero Foti, MD (Rome, Italy)
Franco Franchignoni, MD (Novara, Italy), Giuseppe Massazza, MD (Torino, Italy)
Stefano Negrini, MD (Brescia, Italy), Luca Padua, MD (Roma, Italy)
Valter Santilli, MD (Roma, Italy), Nicola Smania, MD (Verona, Italy)
Luigi Tesio, MD (Milano, Italy)

PROGRAM

  • 09.00

    Opening remarks

  • 09.15

    Musculoskeletal US in PRM....................................Özçakar

  • 09.45

    Basic principles and settings..................................Barotsis

  • 10.15

    Coffee break

  • 10.30

    Evaluation of the shoulder...................................De Muynck

  • 10.45

    Practice

  • 12.15

    Lunch

  • 13.30

    Evaluation of the elbow...........................................Frizziero

  • 13.45

    Practice

  • 15.00

    Coffee break

  • 15.15

    Evaluation of the wrist/hand.....................................Serrano

  • 15.30

    Practice

  • 16.45

    Exemplary pathologies of the upper limb........................Kara

  • 17.30

    General discussion

  • 18.00

    Cocktail

  • 09.00

    Evaluation of the hip…………………………………………………………………………Chang

  • 09.15

    Practice

  • 10.30

    Coffee break

  • 10.45

    Evaluation of the knee............................................................Mezian

  • 11.00

    Practice

  • 12.15

    Lunch

  • 13.30

    Evaluation of the ankle/foot.........................................................Wu

  • 13.45

    Practice

  • 15.00

    Coffee break

  • 15.15

    Exemplary pathologies of the lower limb..................................Gürçay

  • 16.00

    General discussion

  • 16.30

    Scholarly publishing.......................................................Franchignoni

  • 17.15

    Writing a manuscript.............................................................Özçakar

  • 18.00

    Closing

  • 09.00

    Interventional US (lecture)……………………………………………………………….Özçakar

  • 09:30

    Practice

  • 10.30

    Coffee break

  • 10.45

    Injections for the spine (lecture)………………………………....………….…………Chang

  • 11.15

    Practice

  • 12.15

    Lunch

  • 13.30

    Imaging for swallowing problems (lecture).......................................Wu

  • 14.00

    Imaging for peripheral nerve diseases (lecture)…………………..….....….Coraci

  • 14.30

    Imaging for rheumatic diseases (lecture)……………………………….…….Iagnocco

  • 15.00

    Imaging for sarcopenia (lecture)………………………………………………….….…Minetto

  • 15.30

    Imaging for sports injuries (lecture)…………………………………………………Frizziero

  • 16.00

    Imaging for spasticity (lecture)……………………………….....……………………….Picelli

  • 16.30

    Closing remarks

  • 09.00

    Opening remarks

  • 09.15

    Musculoskeletal US in PRM………………………………………………………………Özçakar

  • 09.45

    Basic principles and settings…………………………………………....…………….Barotsis

  • 10.15

    Coffee break

  • 10.30

    Sonographic tracking for the upper limb nerves……………................Coraci

  • 11.00

    Practice

  • 12.15

    Lunch

  • 13.30

    Sonographic tracking for the lower limb nerves.................................Wu

  • 14.00

    Practice

  • 15.00

    Coffee break

  • 15.30

    Sonographic tracking for trunk nerves...........................................Chang

  • 16.00

    Practice

  • 18.00

    Cocktail

  • 09.00

    Spasticity - Basic concepts .............................................................Picelli

  • 09.45

    EURO-MUSCULUS/USPRM Approach………………….…………………………………Kaymak

  • 10.30

    Coffee break

  • 10.45

    Imaging of the upper limb muscles…………………………………………………………….Kara

  • 11.30

    Imaging of the lower limb muscles………………………………………………………...Gürçay

  • 12.15

    Lunch

  • 13.30

    Practice (upper limb)

  • 15.00

    Coffee break

  • 15.15

    Practice (lower limb)

  • 16.30

    Scholarly publishing………………………………………………………………….……Franchignoni

  • 17.15

    Writing a manuscript……………………………………………………………………………...Özçakar

  • 18.00

    Closing

  • 09.00

    Interventional US (lecture)……………………………………………………………….Özçakar

  • 09:30

    Practice

  • 10.30

    Coffee break

  • 10.45

    Injections for the spine (lecture)…………………………………………………………Chang

  • 11.15

    Practice

  • 12.15

    Lunch

  • 13.30

    Imaging for swallowing problems (lecture)………………………………………..…Wu

  • 14.00

    Imaging for peripheral nerve diseases (lecture)………………………..……Coraci

  • 14.30

    Imaging for rheumatic diseases (lecture)……………………………………Iagnocco

  • 15.00

    Imaging for sarcopenia (lecture)……………………………………….....…….…Minetto

  • 15.30

    Imaging for sports injuries (lecture)………………………………………….....Frizziero

  • 16.00

    Imaging for spasticity (lecture)…………………………………………………….…….Picelli

  • 16.30

    Closing remarks