EULAR Ultrasound Course

The aim of this annual multi-level course is to cover the whole spectrum of conditions in which musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSUS) could be used in rheumatology practice and research.

The intermediate course (for up to 60 participants with some experience in MSUS) aims at consolidating standardised MSUS scanning methods according to EULAR guidelines, as well as describing and identifying musculoskeletal lesions/abnormalities by US and knowing the role of MSUS in different musculoskeletal pathologies (inflammatory, degenerative and/or traumatic). The standardised approach in the study of the various anatomic regions as well as the future development of US technique and its role as a research tool is discussed.

The advanced course (for up to 60 participants with considerable experience in MSUS) focuses on difficult issues within MSUS and emerging research fields in MSUS (contrast enhanced, 3D, quantification of inflammation). This includes time for discussion with expert rheumatologists and radiologists in MSUS.

Basic level ultrasound courses are being offered by various national organisers throughout the year. Some of these local courses are awarded EULAR scientific endorsement if they fulfil the standard requirements set in the EULAR guidelines for endorsed courses.

For colleagues interested in taking a basic level ultrasound course, please note that it is a EULAR recommendation to first complete the EULAR On-line Introductory Ultrasound Course which provides the basic knowledge in form of a 7 module online course including video clips and a final exam. A new online course starts each September.

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EULAR Ultrasound Course Paris 2014


Related information

23rd EULAR Ultrasound Course

5 - 7 June 2016
London/Leeds, UK

EULAR Competency Assessment

Since 2015 EULAR has established a Competency Assessment in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.
Read more

Preliminary programme

Download it here


Course fee: until 30 April £1650,- ,      from 1 May £1750,-
Register here

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EULAR course bursaries

EULAR grants 10 bursaries each at £600,- to young rheumatologists attending the intermediate and advanced level courses to cover part of the attendance fee.
Application deadline: 15 March 2016

The bursary application process is closed

Apply here (intermediate course)

Apply here (advanced course)

Bursary application is also possible directly in on-line registration form.

Please note: You can only apply for a bursary after your participation has been approved and confirmed. You will receive this information separately.

Applications for bursaries should include:

  • Curriculum vitae with date of birth
  • List of publications