Course Programme

Venue :
Hale Marriott Hotel, Hale Barnes, Manchester, UK

Course Supported By

ESAOTE

Course Objectives

Live demonstration and Supervised Hands-on Workshops

Date :
6th/7th October 2023

Course Fee

£ 599 / both days

(includes networking dinner)Lunch and Refreshments are provided throughout the course.
If you are an AHP, please use Promotional code : "QARUC" to avail of the £100 concession.

Course Fee

£ 599 / both days

(includes networking dinner)Lunch and Refreshments provided throughout the course.
If you are an AHP, please use Promotional code : "QARUC" to avail of the £100 concession.

Theoretical

Practical

DR.Qasim

Dr Qasim Akram

Consultant Rheumatologist & Course Director,

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK

Qasim is Course Director for the RUC and is a Consultant Rheumatologist based at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. He is an international fellowship trained EULAR Level 2 Ultrasound Instructor and has a wealth of experience using ultrasound in his day-to-day rheumatology practice. He is an active member of the British Society of Rheumatology (BSR) Ultrasound Special Interest Group (SIG). He teaches ultrasound regularly at an international, national (including BSR), and regional level. He is very passionate about delivering standardised high quality ultrasound training and enhancing the utilisation of ultrasound to enhance patient care amongst his peers in the North West region and throughout the UK.

Dr Subhasis Basu

Consultant MSK Radiologist

Wrightington Hospital, Manchester, UK

Shubh is a fellowship fellowship-trained Consultant Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine Radiologist at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust. He has a keen interest in rheumatology imaging especially ultrasound and teaches at an international, national and regional level.

Dr Anand Kirwadi

Consultant MSK Radiologist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK

Anand is a fellowship trained Consultant MSK Radiologist at Manchester NHS Foundation Trust. He has a keen interest in rheumatology imaging and works alongside Consultant Rheumatologists to deliver a high-quality rheumatology ultrasound service. He is invited to teach ultrasound at rheumatology meetings on a regular basis.

Dr Sarang Chitale

Consultant Rheumatologist

Wrightington Hospital, Manchester, UK

Sarang is a fellowship trained Consultant Rheumatologist, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust. He has been the lead for the BSR Ultrasound SIG for several years and has been responsible for organising and running BSR Ultrasound Courses. He holds an EFSUMB Level 3 Certification in Rheumatology Ultrasound at Wrightington has been recently recognised as a EULAR Centre for Ultrasound Imaging.

Dr Jagdish Nair

Consultant Rheumatologist

University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK

Jagdish is a Consultant Rheumatologist. University Hospital Aintree. He is a very experienced ultrasound practitioner and holds EULAR Level 2 Instructor status. He teaches regularly at BSR National Ultrasound Courses and is an active member of the BSR US SIG. He is a very popular tutor and receives excellent feedback.

Lisa Barrington-Ford

Physiotherapist & Course Administrator

Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, UK

Lisa is an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist specialising in upper limb care at the prestigious Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital. She will be responsible for course administration and patient liaison. 

Dr Qasim Akram

Consultant Rheumatologist & Course Director,

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK

Qasim is Course Director for the RUC and is a Consultant Rheumatologist based at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. He is an international fellowship trained EULAR Level 2 Ultrasound Instructor and has a wealth of experience using ultrasound in his day-to-day rheumatology practice. He is an active member of the British Society of Rheumatology (BSR) Ultrasound Special Interest Group (SIG). He teaches ultrasound regularly at an international, national (including BSR), and regional level. He is very passionate about delivering standardised high quality ultrasound training and enhancing the utilisation of ultrasound to enhance patient care amongst his peers in the North West region and throughout the UK.

Dr Subhasis Basu

Consultant MSK Radiologist

Wrightington Hospital, Manchester, UK

Shubh is a fellowship fellowship-trained Consultant Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine Radiologist at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust. He has a keen interest in rheumatology imaging especially ultrasound and teaches at a international, national and regional level.

Dr Anand Kirwadi

Consultant MSK Radiologist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK

Anand is a fellowship trained Consultant MSK Radiologist at Manchester NHS Foundation Trust. He has a keen interest in rheumatology imaging and works alongside Consultant Rheumatologists to deliver a high-quality rheumatology ultrasound service. He is invited to teach ultrasound at rheumatology meetings on a regular basis.

Dr Sarang Chitale

Consultant Rheumatologist

Wrightington Hospital, Manchester, UK

Sarang is a fellowship trained Consultant Rheumatologist, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust. He has been the lead for the BSR Ultrasound SIG for several years and has been responsible for organising and running BSR Ultrasound Courses. He holds an EFSUMB Level 3 Certification in Rheumatology Ultrasound and Wrightington has been recently recognised as a EULAR Centre for Ultrasound Imaging.

Dr Jagdish Nair

Consultant Rheumatologist

University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK

Jagdish is a Consultant Rheumatologist. University Hospital Aintree. He is a very experienced ultrasound practioner and holds EULAR Level 2 Instructor status. He teaches regularly at BSR National Ultrasound Courses and is an active member of the BSR US SIG. He is a very popular tutor and receives excellent feedback.

Dr Lisa

Physiotherapist

Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, UK

Lisa is an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist  specializing in upper limb care at the prestigious Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, as well as the renowned Spire Regency Hospital.Lisa’s journey in the field of physiotherapy began with the completion of her degree from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2007. Since then, she has continuously pursued opportunities for professional development and specialization. Lisa’s dedication to advancing her skills led her to successfully attain a post-graduate diploma in Upper Limb Orthopaedics and Trauma, further honing her expertise in this specialized area of practice.

Driven by her passion for excellence and her commitment to staying at the forefront of her field, Lisa is currently undertaking her Masters in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. This advanced training equips her with the expertise to utilize ultrasound technology for accurate and detailed diagnostic assessments within the field of musculoskeletal medicine

Day 1 - NORMAL sono-anatomy and scanning protocols
S.No Topic Time
1 Registration & Breakfast 08.30 - 09.00
2 Introduction to Course and Faculty - Course Directors
Dr Qasim Akram, Consultant, Stepping Hill Hospital
09.00 - 09.15
3 Ultrasound in Rheumatology
Dr Qasim Akram, Consultant, Stepping Hill Hospital
09.15-09.30
4 Basic USS Physics Introduction and Knobology
Dr Qasim Akram, Consultant, Stepping Hill Hospital
09.30-10.00
5 USS hands/wrists (incl. anatomy and sono-anatomy)
Dr Subhasis Basu, Consultant MSK Radiologist, Wrightington Hospital
10.00-10.30
Tea/Coffee Break 10.30-10.45
6 USS hands/wrists Practical Skills
10.45-12.15
Lunch 12.15-12.45
7 USS ankle/foot (incl. anatomy and sono-anatomy)
Dr Sarang Chitale, Consultant, Wrightington Hospital
12.45-13.15
8 USS ankle/foot Practical Skills 13.15-14.30
9 USS knees - (incl. anatomy and sono-anatomy)
Dr Jagdish Nair, Consultant, Aintree Hospital
14.30-15.00
Tea/Coffee Break (Foyer) 15.00-15.15
10 USS knees practical 15.15-16.15
11 USS guided procedures
Dr Anand Kirwadi, Consultant, Manchester Royal Infirmary
16.15-16.45
12 USS guided procedures practical- hands on 16.45-17.30
Close of Day 1 17.30
Networking Dinner 19.00 onwards
Day 2 - PATHOLOGY
S.No Topic Time
1 Registration & Breakfast 08.00 - 08.30
2 Ultrasound in Rheumatoid Arthritis (Tutorial followed by practical on real life patients)
Dr Jagdish Nair, Consultant, Aintree Hospital
08.30 - 10.00
Tea/Coffee Break 10.00 - 10.15
3 Ultrasound in Psoriatic arthritis NOT hands/feet
Dr Sarang Chitale, Consultant, Wrightington Hospital
10.15 - 11.45
4 Image documentation and report writing
Dr Anand Kirwadi, Consultant, Manchester Royal Infirmary
11.45 - 12.15
Lunch 12.15 - 13.00
5 Ultrasound in Osteoarthritis (Tutorial followed by practical on real life patients)
Dr Subhasis Basu ,Consultant MSK Radiologist,Wrightington Hospital,
13.00 - 14.30
6 Ultrasound in Crystal Arthritis (Gout/CPPD) (Tutorial followed by practical on real life patients)
Dr Qasim Akram, Consultant, Stepping Hill Hospital
14.30 - 16.00
Tea/Coffee Break 16.00 - 16.15
7 Individual feedback and further development of competence in US Summary of Day; Q&A 16.15 - 17.15
Close of Course 17.15
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Rheumatology Ultrasound Course 2023

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