live workshop

Point‑of‑care rheumatology ultrasound (POCRUS): A scenario‑based workshop

Prof. Bhaskar Dasgupta
Southend University Hospital, UK

Dr. Anna Ciechomska
Glasgow Royal Infirmary, UK

9 May 2024    |    10:00-18:00    |    Kraków, Poland
8 CME credits    |    €200    |    only 25 seats

Understand common presentation scenarios in rheumatology

Apply a probability-based approach to evaluate individual presentations

Understand the role of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in the probability-based rheumatology algorithms

Recognize specific and sensitive ultrasound signs/patterns

Confirm and exclude different scenarios by applying ultrasound findings

Understand the individual settings and procedures for ultrasound scanning

Great speakers, engaging, relevant topics.

It helps me to provide new methods of diagnosis and new recommendations for treatment of my patients.

The best part of this event was the fact that I can be part of this incredible experience where knowledge is shared by the most elite professors around the world and get the updates concerning the internal medicine guidelines as well as the latest research.

The possibility to discover new developments in internal medicine and to discuss it with world-class experts, clear and valuable presentations that provide data important in practice, explain recent meta-analysis.

After this event I’ve realized that as a medical doctor, we should be able to think outside of the box to give our patient the best treatment plan.

Testimonials from MIRCIM participants

World class speakers and trainers

Bhaskar Dasgupta MBBS MD
Consultant Rheumatologist and Head of Rheumatology, Southend University Hospital, UK

Author of the British Society of Rheumatology guidelines on polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA). Honorary professor at Essex University and visiting professor at Anglia Ruskin University. Chief investigator for several multicenter clinical trials. Developed the concept of utilizing point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in rheumatology settings (point-of-care rheumatology ultrasound, or POCRUS).

Anna Ciechomska MD PhD
Consultant Rheumatologist, University Hospital Wishaw, and physician-sonographer, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, UK

Certified European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) expert in musculoskeletal ultrasonography. Author of educational modules, teacher and examiner on European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology (EULAR) and British Society for Rheumatology courses.

Anetta Chrzanowska MD
J. Dietl Specialist Hospital, Poland
Monika Krężelok MD
J. DIETL SPECIALIST HOSPITAL, POLAND​
 
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Workshop details

Point-of-care rheumatology ultrasound (POCRUS): A scenario-based workshop

Live supervised hands-on workshop with patients

9 May 2024    |    10:00-18:00    |    Kraków, Poland
8 CME credits    |    €200    |    only 25 seats

spoken language: English, with Polish-speaking instructors available

Go beyond the lecture room and dive into the interactive world of a small-group workshop!

Whether you have just started your career in rheumatology or have years of experience, making sure your skill set is versatile remains key to providing optimal care for patients. A small-group training course with expert instructors is perfect for staying sharp and keeping current with recent advancements.

Join our 8-hour scenario-based workshop on using point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in rheumatology, featuring:

  • presentations
  • live demonstrations
  • hands-on practice with patients
  • discussion of illustrative cases

Target audience: Physicians. This workshop will appeal to rheumatology consultants, senior specialty trainees, allied health professionals, and general practitioners managing busy rheumatology services who wish to apply management decisions swiftly and effectively for patients.

Instructors: The course is led by recognized experts with extensive experience in rheumatology and ultrasonography.

Rationale: Probability-based algorithms in rheumatology add significantly to the efficiency of condition evaluation, categorization, and management in patients presenting to early arthritis and fast track clinics.

This interactive event complements the pioneering Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology (APLAR) online course on scenario-based education in POCRUS.

The workshop provides:

  1. An overview of the probabilistic approach and its specific application to different presenting scenarios such as polyarthritis, oligoarthritis, monoarthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, and suspected giant cell arteritis and large vessel vasculitis
  2. Case discussions and hands-on practice with patients using different rheumatology scenarios
  3. Demonstration and practice of appropriate ultrasound scanning techniques and protocols

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand common presentation scenarios in rheumatology
  2. Apply a probability-based approach to evaluate individual presentations
  3. Understand the role of POCRUS in the probability-based algorithm
  4. Recognize specific and sensitive ultrasound signs/patterns
  5. Confirm/exclude different scenarios by applying ultrasound findings
  6. Understand the individual settings and procedures for ultrasound scanning

Live demonstrations and supervised hands-on workshops:

  1. Principles for applying ultrasound in rheumatology scenarios
  2. Standardized sonographic scanning in clinical scenarios for rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, gout/crystal arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica/giant cell arteritis
  3. The use of color Doppler ultrasonography and ultrasound system settings
  4. Identification of vascular sonoanatomy

To ensure the best learning experience, this workshop is designed for a group of up to 25 participants.

Price includes

  • presentations
  • live demonstrations 
  • hands-on practice with patients
  • discussion of illustrative cases
  • certificate with CME credits
  • lunch & coffee breaks
  • free public transport around Kraków

Total price: €200

Date and place

9 May 2024 (Thursday)
10:00 – 18:00

Conference Centre Faculty of Medicine
Jagiellonian University Medical College
św. Łazarza 16, Kraków, Poland

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To ensure the best learning experience, this workshop has a limited number of seats.

 
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This workshop is part of MIRCIM 2024

The McMaster International Review Course in Internal Medicine (MIRCIM) is held annually since 2015 in Kraków, Poland, and in recent years also online. Developed by the McMaster University Department of Medicine and the Polish Institute for Evidence Based Medicine (PIEBM), it is organized in collaboration with the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM), International Society of Internal Medicine (ISIM), and Jagiellonian University Medical College in partnership with more than 40 national societies of internal medicine from around the world, including the American College of Physicians (ACP).

The 3‑day course will be filled with 31 information‑packed lectures with no parallel sessions. Our speakers are world‑renowned experts in their fields, including authors of clinical practice guidelines and researchers behind breakthrough trials that shape the modern standards in medicine. 

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need to be registered for MIRCIM 2024 to take part in this workshop?

No. You can take part in workshops even if you are not a MIRCIM participant.

Can I attend this workshop online?

No. All workshops require in-person attendance. There is no virtual option available.

Can I join this workshop as a student?

No. This workshop is addressed to physicians only. However, we do offer other workshops to students. Please see www.mircim.eu/workshops.

Will I receive a certificate after the workshop?

Yes. First we will ask you to complete an evaluation and feedback form. This will allow us to issue a certificate (PDF) with the number of CME credits obtained (8 CME credits in this case).

Is lunch included in the price?

Yes. The fee includes lunch and coffee breaks.

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