Jacobson Masterclass Course by SMUG & Jon A. Jacobson MD

Jacobson Masterclass - Advanced MSK Ultrasound in Sports Medicine

£780 Inc VAT
Venue Start Date
Twickenham RFU Stadium, TW2 7BA
Fri 01 Feb - Sat 02 Feb 2019

Although this event is fully booked, please register your interest in case we have any cancellations.

We are honoured to have Jon A. Jacobson MD, one of the world leading MSK radiologist specialising in ultrasound imaging and MRI joining us for this special event to share his wealth of knowledge. Over the years he has contributed greatly to developing MSK ultrasound both through research and teaching, to what it is today. He is the author of one of the most popular educational books on the subject "fundamentals of MSK ultrasound" and a very engaging speaker.

This special two-day MSK ultrasound event is tailored to the experienced MSK clinician in sport medicine, who would like to expand/enhance their skills in scanning, diagnostics, clinical reasoning and ultrasound interventions and to keep up-to-date on the latest in MSK imaging. The event will be limited to 30 places to ensure plenty of practical scanning time in small groups (interacting with other experienced clinicians), under close expert supervision.

We have teamed up with the RFU, who as part of their strong ongoing commitment to education within sports medicine will host this special event using their fantastic facilities at Twickenham Rugby Stadium, and GE Healthcare who will provide high quality scanning systems so that even the most challenging structures can be visualised in clear detail.

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Jon A. Jacobson MD
Jon A. Jacobson, MD is a Professor of Radiology and Director of the Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology in the Department of Radiology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Jacobson is a board-certified musculoskeletal radiologist whose research interests include musculoskeletal ultrasound and MRI. His academic achievements include over 200 peer-reviewed publications and over 1100 invited national and international lectures or workshops. Dr. Jacobson has been a visiting professor on 39 occasions, is active in various medical societies, reviews for several journals, and has received numerous teaching and mentoring awards. Dr. Jacobson is the author of the textbook "Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound," which is now in its second edition.

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Sports Medicine Ultrasound Group (SMUG)
We are passionate about educating/teaching other clinicians the great clinical value of ultrasound imaging; we developed and teach our popular tailored, highly practical courses for MSK clinicians, in small groups, closely supervised by experienced tutors, with a strong emphasis on integrating ultrasound into clinical assessment and treatment.

Social: Optional Twickenham Stadium tour.

Although this event is fully booked, please register your interest in case we have any cancellations

Day 1 Lower Limb

  • The athletic groin
    US and MRI correlation, what to use and when
    US of hernias, adductors, pubic symphysis and anterior hip (FAI, iliopsoas, rec fem)
  • Posterior thigh
    Sonoanatomy proximal and distal hamstring complex
    Muscle injuries with US, MRI and clinical correlation - British Athletics Grading System
  • Peripheral nerve entrapment sites (US assessment)
  • Advances in US guided interventions
  • Differential diagnosis of Achilles tendon injuries

Day 2 Upper Limb

  • The sporting shoulder
    Common injuries and imaging pitfalls with MRI and US correlation
  • Peripheral nerve entrapment sites (US assessment)
  • Hand and wrist inflammatory and traumatic injuries
  • Differential diagnosis of elbow injuries
  • Advances in US guided Interventions including calcific tendinitis lavage/aspiration and tenotomies

Are SMUG courses endorsed by The College of Radiographers?

Endorsment for our Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging in Sports Medicine course is currently being processed.

How does the SMUG introduction course differ from other courses?

It is an intensive, highly practical, hands-on and highly interactive course with a high tutor participant ratio of at least 1:6. It is designed for sports medicine practitioners and provides a good grounding in tissue recognition and scanning skills as well as giving participants a clear idea of the skill level required and the time it takes to be competent and confident.

Do I get a qualification/certificate at the end of the Introduction course?

You will receive a certificate for the allocated CPD hours for the course, not a certificate of competence.

How do I continue to develop my skills after the Introduction course?

For MSK Diagnostic Ultrasound the only accredited pathways are via the Royal College of Radiologists and a PG Cert in MSK Sonography (such as at Canterbury University); it takes approximately 18 months and you have to do a clinic with a radiologist/sonographer once a week.

I only want to know how to scan a particular area (shoulder, muscle, ankle). Is the introduction course for me?

Yes, any scanning requires the skill to optimise the image using the machine settings and the correct manual skill to assess the tissues of interest as well as the knowledge of how to avoid pitfalls.

I am already injecting and only want to know how to do it under guidance. Is the introduction course necessary?

Yes, to identify the correct target area you need the manual skill to visualise the needle and the procedure correctly as well as to follow up after injections.

My company is looking at purchasing a machine. Any suggestions or things to look for?

Many portable machines are very good quality. Look for multi-frequency probes (5-12 MHz or higher), sensitive Power and colour Doppler and most important of course good, clear images. GE, Siemens, SonoSite, Mindray to mention a few manufacturers. Ask the representative to demonstrate a model in your clinic and compare!

Will I be able to scan my patients after the introduction course?

The course gives you the practical skills, but it takes a lot more training to get familiar with the spectrum of normal anatomy appearance, trauma, pathology and clinical interpretation, before ultrasound can be combined with your clinical examination. Practise your skills on patients with their consent, do not use it immediately as a clinical skill.

What is your cancellation policy?

Less than 28 days notice = No refund
29 to 56 days notice = 50% refund
Over 57 days notice = Full refund, less a £25.00 admin charge

What are the prerequisites for the Introduction course?

Participants should have good anatomical knowledge (especially cross-sectional) and clinical experience.

What are the prerequisites for the Advanced course?

Participants have ideally attended an introductory (Level 1) course, are expected to have regular access to an ultrasound scanner, are using ultrasound scanning as part of their daily practice, have completed at least 10 documented scans and are competent at identifying the normal appearance of most commonly assessed structures in MSK ultrasound.

Do SMUG run courses specific to emergency medicine to identify DVT etc?

No, our courses are purely sports medicine orientated and as such do not cover DVT screening or application in an A&E department.

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Jacobson Masterclass

£780.00 Inc VAT

Venue: Twickenham RFU Stadium, Whitton Road, Twickenham, TW2 7BA

Day 1: Friday 01 February 2019 10:00-18:30
Day 2: Saturday 02 February 2019 09:00-17:00

Total Days: 2 Days

Note: Bookings close on Saturday 02 February 2019

Travel information to Twickenham RFU Stadium, TW2 7BA.
The nearest airport is London Heathrow, which is approximately 30 minutes by Uber to the venue (approximately £20) assuming the journey is made outside rush hour otherwise it could take around an hour and cost much more.

The nearest British Rail Station is Twickenham, which is approximately a 15 to 20-minute walk to the venue.

The nearest tube station is Richmond (District line and British Rail), which is approximately 10 minutes by Uber to the venue (approximately £9), or 5 minutes by British Rail to Twickenham Station, then a 15 to 20-minute walk.

There are quite a few hotels to choose from, two examples are:

Marriott Hotel (which is right next to the venue)
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Travel Lodge (which is right next to Twickenham Station and a 15 to 20-minute walk to the venue)
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We look forward to welcoming you to the course in February, but if you have any questions in the meantime please email francesca@ultrasoundtraining.co.uk or for any questions on the day please call Francesca on 07939 046790.

Does your organisation or workplace need training?

If you require training we can come to you or you can come to us! There is a minimum fee of £1,000 per day (plus travel expenses). To enquire about your specific training needs please email info@ultrasoundtraining.co.uk or use the contact form.

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The ‘SMUG partnership’ programme looks to associate with individuals, groups of clinician’s, hospitals, organisations and clinics all over the world to deliver our courses and raise the standards in MSK ultrasound. We will send out members of our SMUG teaching faculty to deliver the course. We now have SMUG partners in many countries and run courses on an annual basis in their vicinity. We are always looking to develop new partnership links.

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