Course on Neuromuscular Imaging

Welcome at the webpage for the International Course on Neuromuscular Imaging.

Welcome Letter

Dear colleague,

This year the ISPNI meeting format is slightly different from what to you were used to before. Instead of mixing hands-on training and demos with formal presentations, we have decided to create more room for both by organising both a full two-day course and a conference meeting.

We believe that this will create more focus on both the teaching aspect and the sharing of scientific knowledge during our meeting. If you are looking for some serious hands-on training time for either basic or advanced neuromuscular ultrasound, with the opportunity to learn from international experts in the field, then this two-day course is for you!

Don’t hesitate, because space is limited to allow all participants enough hands-on time with the ultrasound machine and tutors.

Nens van Alfen MD PhD - Associate Professor of Neurology

Nens van Alfen MD PhD – Associate Professor of Neurology
Chair of the Local Organizing Committee

Tuesday September 15

 Please note that there are TWO tabs


Basic Course

TimeActivityLocation
09.00 – 09.30 hrs  Welcome and registrationShipping Hall
Morning Session 1
09.30 – 10.00 hrsPlenary: Introduction to NM US: knobology and getting a good image on screen
Rotterdam Hall
10.00 – 10.30 hrsHands-on scan time: setting up your ultrasound machine
Rotterdam Hall
10.30 – 11.00 hrsAnatomy and scan demo median nerve
Rotterdam Hall
11.00 – 11.30 hrs  Coffee breakShipping Hall
Morning Session 2
11.30 – 12.00 hrsAnatomy and scan demo ulnar nerve
Rotterdam Hall
12.00 – 12.30 hrsUpper limb MSK anatomy
Rotterdam Hall
12.30 – 13.30 hrsHands-on scan time: median, ulnar, upper limb MSK
Rotterdam Hall
13.30 – 14.30 hrs  Lunch & Networking opportunityShipping Hall
Afternoon Session
14.30 – 15.00 hrsAnatomy and scan demo fibular, tibial, and sural nerve
Rotterdam Hall
15.00 – 15.30 hrsLower limb MSK anatomy
Rotterdam Hall
15.30 – 16.30 hrsHands-on scan time: fibular, tibial, sural, lower limb MSK
Rotterdam Hall
16.30 – 17.00 hrsPlenary: clinical value of nerve ultrasound
Rotterdam Hall
17.00 – 17.30 hrs  Closing drinksShipping Hall


Advanced Course

TimeActivityLocation
09.00 – 09.30 hrs  Welcome and registrationShipping Hall
Morning Session 1
09.30 – 09.45 hrsAnatomy and scan demo radial, LCNFA and MCNFA nerves
Rotterdam Hall
09.45 – 10.00 hrsAnatomy and scan demo brachial plexus (scalene, supraclavicular, axillary)
Rotterdam Hall
10.00 – 11.00 hrsHands-on scan time: radial, cutaneous nerves, brachial plexus
Rotterdam Hall
11.00 – 11.30 hrs  Coffee breakShipping Hall
Morning Session 2
11.30 – 11.45 hrsAnatomy and scan demo sciatic, femoral, saphenous and LCFN
Rotterdam Hall
11.45 – 12.00 hrsAnatomy and scan demo cranial nerves II, VII, X, XI and XII
Rotterdam Hall
12.00 – 13.30 hrsHands-on scan time: leg nerves and cranial nerves (seperate stations)
Rotterdam Hall
13.00 – 13.30 hrs  Lunch & Networking opportunityShipping Hall
Afternoon Session
13.30 – 14.00 hrsPlenary: Introduction muscle ultrasound and visual analysis
Rotterdam Hall
14.00 – 14.15 hrsAnatomy and scan demo muscle ultrasound neck and upper limb
Rotterdam Hall
14.15 – 14.30 hrsAnatomy and scan demo muscle ultrasound trunk and lower limb
Rotterdam Hall
14.30 – 15.30 hrsHands-on scan time: 4 region muscle ultrasound protocol
Rotterdam Hall
15.30 – 16.00 hrsPlenary: Muscle ultrasound visual versus quantitative analysis
Rotterdam Hall
16.00 – 16.30 hrsHands-on laptop time: image analysis with ImageJ
Rotterdam Hall
16.30 – 17.00 hrsPlenary: Muscle ultrasound quiz cases
Rotterdam Hall
17.00 – 17.30 hrs  Closing drinksShipping Hall


Wednesday September 16

 Please note that there are TWO tabs


Basic Course

TimeActivityLocation
09.00 – 09.30 hrs  Welcome and registrationShipping Hall
Morning Session 1
09.30 – 10.00 hrsRecap scan demo median, ulnar, fibular, tibial nerve
Rotterdam Hall
10.00 – 11.00 hrsHands-on scan time: median, ulnar, fibular, tibial nerve
Rotterdam Hall
11.00 – 11.30 hrs  Coffee breakShipping Hall
Morning Session 2
11.30 – 12.00 hrsAnatomy and scan demo radial nerve and end branches
Rotterdam Hall
12.00 – 12.30 hrsAnatomy and scan demo brachial plexus
Rotterdam Hall
12.30 – 13.30 hrsHands-on scan time: radial nerve, skin nerves, brachial plexus
Rotterdam Hall
13.30 – 14.30 hrs  Lunch & Networking opportunityShipping Hall
Afternoon Session
14.30 – 15.00 hrsAnatomy and scan demo sciatic, femoral/saphenous and LCFN
Rotterdam Hall
15.00 – 15.30 hrsHands-on scan time: sciatic, femoral/saphenous, LCFN
Rotterdam Hall
15.30 – 16.00 hrsPlenary: Basic nerve injection techniques CTS and meralgia
Rotterdam Hall
16.00 – 16.30 hrsHands-on scan time: basic injection techniques (using phantoms)
Rotterdam Hall
16.30 – 17.00 hrsPlenary: self assessement basic course
Rotterdam Hall
17.00 – 17.30 hrs  Closing drinksShipping Hall

Advanced Course

TimeActivityLocation
09.00 – 09.30 hrs  Welcome and registrationShipping Hall
Morning Session 1
09.30 – 10.00 hrsPlenary: Introduction US guided botulinum toxin injection for dystonia and
spasticity
Rotterdam Hall
10.00 – 10.30 hrsAnatomy and scan demo key muscles for injection
Rotterdam Hall
10.30 – 11.30 hrsHands-on scan time: key muscles for injection
Rotterdam Hall
11.30 – 12.00 hrs  Coffee breakShipping Hall
Morning Session 2
12.00 – 13.30 hrsHands-on scan time: seperate stations
Rotterdam Hall
13.30 – 14.00 hrs  Lunch & Networking opportunityShipping Hall
Afternoon Session
14.00 – 14.30 hrsAnatomy and scan demo respiratory muscles: diaphragm, intercostals, abdominal
and accessory muscles of breathing
Rotterdam Hall
14.30 – 15.00 hrsHands-on scan time: respiratory muscles
Rotterdam Hall
15.00 – 15.30 hrsAnatomy and scan demo orofacial muscles
Rotterdam Hall
15.30 – 16.00 hrsHands-on scan time: orofacial muscle
Rotterdam Hall
16.00 – 16.30 hrsPlenary: Injection safety and hygiene aspects
Rotterdam Hall
16.30 – 17.00 hrsPlenary: self assessement advanced course
Rotterdam Hall
17.00 – 17.30 hrs  Closing drinksShipping Hall

Registration Fees

CategoryParticipationRate
SpecialistBasic Course – September 15 & 16, 2020€ 850
SpecialistAdvanced Course – September 15 & 16, 2020€ 850
Laboratory TechnicianBasic Course – September 15 & 16, 2020€ 450
Laboratory TechnicianAdvanced Course – September 15 & 16, 2020€ 450

All rates are excluding 21% VAT