Jacobson and Pedret Masterclass - Advanced MSK Ultrasound in Sports Medicine
We are honoured to have two leaders in musculoskeletal ultrasound share their expertise and insights. A not-to-be-missed, rare opportunity to see these two legends teach together and share their wealth of knowledge.
Professor Jon A. Jacobson MD, is a world leading lecturer, clinician and author. 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.
Dr. Carles Pedret is an expert in the diagnosis, classification and the return-to-play process of muscle and tendon injuries. He has published seminal papers in the field of diagnosis and topography of muscle injuries and the pathophysiology of the tendon.
For the second year running 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. GE Healthcare will provide high quality scanning systems so that even the most challenging structures can be visualised in clear detail.
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 Masterclass will be a healthy mix of lectures and practical workshops and places are strictly limited to ensure plenty of practical scanning time in small groups (interacting with other experienced clinicians), under close expert supervision.
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.
Carles Pedret MD, PhD
PhD in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and Sports Medicine Specialist from the University of Barcelona. His expertise is in the treatment and return-to-play process of muscle and tendon injuries, especially ultrasound diagnosis and ultrasound guided procedures.
Interuniversity Master in Sports Traumatology and teaching activity in the field of ultrasound diagnosis and soft tissue injuries in universities such as University of Barcelona, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the Ramon Llull University and the Blanquerna University.
Participant in multiple research projects and co-author of articles published in prestigious national and international journals such as the British Journal Sports Medicine, American Journal Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Journal Sports Medicine, Skeletal Radiology and Apunts: Medicina de l'Esport.
External advisor to multiple professional teams of the English Premier League, Italian Serie A, Spanish Liga Santander and Liga 1 2 3, China Super League, Belgium Pro League and German Bundesliga (football), Spanish ACB basketball teams and NBA teams and advisor to the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation.
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 buffet on Friday 15th May at 19:00 - Further details to follow.
We look forward to welcoming you to the course in May, but if you have any questions in the meantime please email email@example.com or for any questions on the day please call Francesca on 07939 046790.
Travel information to Twickenham RFU Stadium, TW2 7BA
The nearest airport is London Heathrow, which is approximately 25 to 30 minutes by taxi to the venue (approximately £25 to £30) 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 to 15 minutes by taxi to the venue (approximately £10), or 5 minutes by British Rail to Twickenham Station, then a 15 to 20-minute walk.
Pedestrian access to the stadium is via Gate F (Venue Operations). Please see the Twickenham Stadium Site map.
Free parking is available on both days in the North car park. Please see the Twickenham Stadium Site map.
Please note: Once you have parked, you MUST enter your car registration into an ipad which can be found at Gate F (Venue Operations). This must be done each day and failure to comply will result in a parking fine.
There are quite a few hotels to choose from, two examples are:
Marriott Hotel (right next to the venue, a 2-minute walk)
Please use S30 as the code to insert on corporate code. This automatically gives you a 10% discount.
Go to the Marriott website
Choose dates / number of guests
Insert the code on corporate code
Travelodge (right next to Twickenham Station and a 15 to 20-minute walk to the venue)
Day 1 - Lower Limb
|09:30 - 10:00||Registration/Coffee|
|10:00 - 11:00||Hip||Presentation and Demo|
|11:00 - 12:00||Hamstring||Presentation and Demo|
|12:00 - 13:00||Workshop|
|13:00 - 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 - 15:00||Peripheral nerves||Presentation and Demo|
|15:00 - 16:30||Rectus Femoris and Calf muscles||Presentation and Demo|
|16:30 - 17:30||Workshop|
|17:30 - 18:00||Q&A/discussion|
|19:00 ~||Optional buffet||Please confirm attendance via email and any dietary requirements|
Day 2 - Upper Limb
|08:30 - 09:00||Registration/Coffee|
|09:00 - 10:00||Shoulder||Presentation and Demo|
|10:00 - 11:00||Peripheral nerves||Presentation and Demo|
|11:00 - 12:00||Workshop|
|12:00 - 13:00||Guided Procedures||Presentation|
|13:00 - 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 - 15:00||Elbow, wrist and hand||Presentation and Demo|
|15:00 - 16:00||Workshop|
|16:00 - 16:30||Q&A/discussion|
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.
What are the prerequisites for the Mentorship Programme?
Participants to have attended an introduction to MSK ultrasound imaging course (not necessarily our course) and have good anatomical knowledge (especially cross-sectional) and access to an ultrasound scanner in their clinical setting.
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 an administrative charge of 4% of the course fee
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.
Can I pay by instalments?
Yes. Please email Francesca at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that to guarantee your place, the final instalment must be received 28 days prior to the start of the course.
There are currently no dates available for this course.
The Mentorship Programme is designed for sports doctors, physiotherapists, surgeons, radiologists, sonographers and osteopaths.
The pre-requisites are:
You must have attended at least a two-day Introduction to MSK Ultrasound Imaging course.
You must have access to an ultrasound scanner so you can practise between Supervision Days (minimum 10 scans per week).
You must have good MSK anatomical knowledge (especially cross-sectional).
You must be able to attend all dates
If you fit this profile, please provide your name, email address and telephone number, and one of our tutors will contact you to establish your suitability for this programme. Once we have verified that you meet all requirements, you will be invited to join the Mentorship Programme (there are 12 places available).
Does your organisation or workplace need training?
Become a SMUG Partner
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.