Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for Rheumatologists

Saturday - Sunday
March 21-22, 2015


The Center for Musculoskeletal Care
333 East 38th St, 6th Floor
Joseph and Nancy Errico Learning Center
6th Floor
New York, NY 10016



Register Online*

Register Via FAX*

*After 12pm on March 17, 2015, only onsite registration is available, provided the course has not reached capacity. Onsite registrants will incur an additional $20 fee. Registration is non-transferable. 

Course Director

Jonathan Samuels, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
NYU School of Medicine
New York, NY

Course Fees

Full Fee: $1,250
Fellows: $1,000
Reduced Fee**: $750
NYU Langone Faculty & Staff: $750 (must provide valid NYU Langone ID)

**Reduced fee applies to paid registrants of the NYU Seminar in Advanced Rheumatology course on March 19-21, 2015.

Accreditation Statement

The NYU Post-Graduate Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The NYU Post-Graduate Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Description

The use of musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKUS) has increased amongst rheumatologists in the United States over the last 5 years, but we still trail Europeans and others in this regard.   MSKUS complements the physical examination by allowing for superior visualization of synovitis and erosive changes compared to conventional radiography, and provides detail comparable or supplementary to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This modality is also less expensive than MRI and CT scans, without the claustrophobia or other contraindications, while uniquely providing dynamic – rather than static – imaging. While MSKUS enhances our diagnostic and prognostic abilities in the clinics and at the bedside, rheumatologists skilled in MSKUS can also aspirate/inject hips and posterior knees (Baker’s cysts) and improve the accuracy/success of other routine injectIons.  A growing body of literature for MSKUS in RA, gout and other diseases is contributing significantly to the understanding of diagnostic and prognostic utility, longitudinal assessment, and disease remission. Furthermore, scoring systems focusing on the patient level rather than individual joint have been developed, allowing for simplification of exams while still retaining accuracy and utility.  Despite all of this, relatively few rheumatoloigsts have received training to use this modality.  There are very few MSKUS courses focused on the needs of rheumatologists and the patients and problems that they see. We feel that there is a significant need on a regional and national level for a beginner’s course for rheumatologists and associated health care professionals.

Target Audience

Rheumatologists and other health care professionals working in the field of rheumatology

Refund Policy

In order to request a refund, you must click here to complete and submit our online refund form no later than 14 days prior to the first day of the course. An administrative fee of $75 will be deducted from your refund. Cancellations or no-shows after this date are not eligible for a refund. Fax and email cancellations are not accepted.

Course Cancellation Policy

In the unusual circumstance that this course is cancelled, two weeks notice will be given and tuition will be refunded in full. The NYU Post-Graduate Medical School is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred.