Save the Date: Sports Ultrasound Summit 2020

June 11-13, 2020

Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, the UPMC Sports Ultrasound Summit will be postponed until 2021. Details to follow.

Program Overview

This conference is comprised of two parts: lecture part and hands-on skill lab workshop that will include both live and cadaver models.

Lecture topics will cover topics in both diagnostic and interventional ultrasound including:
1) regional diagnostic ultrasound of shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, foot/ankle that include scanning of nerves 
2) ultrasound-guided micro-invasive surgical procedures
3) update on hydro-dissection
4) advanced diagnostic ultrasound beyond B-mode ultrasound.

On Thursday evening, an optional pre-conference lecture will be available for all participants, covering basic knowledge for those who are new to sports ultrasound. 

Who Should Attend

Physicians, Residents, and Fellows

Learning Objectives

The goals of the conference are to promote knowledge and hands-on experiences of sports ultrasound to participants. Participants will be able to properly identify indications of diagnostic sports ultrasound and demonstrate increased proficiency in performing interventional sports ultrasound.

We are excited to welcome the following faculty:

Jay Smith, MD—Mayo Clinic

Carlo Martinoli, MD—Universita degli Studi di Genova

Jon Jacobson, MD—University of Michigan

Jonathan Finnoff, DO—Mayo Clinic

Mederic Hall, MD—University of Iowa

Douglas Hoffman, MD—Essentia Health

Patricia DelZell, MD—Cleveland Clinic

Joanne Borg-Stein, MD—Harvard Medical School & Spaulding Rehabilitation

Adam Pourcho, DO—Swedish Spine, Sports & Musculoskeletal Medicine

Christopher Visco, MD—Columbia University

Kenneth Mautner, MD—Emory University

Philippe Steele, MD—Performance Injury Care & Sports Medicine

Jeffrey Strakowski, MD—McConnell Spine, Sport & Joint Physicians

Ke-Vin Chang, MD—National Taiwan University Hospital

Hiroshi Minagawa, MD, PhD—Akita University

Johan Michaud, MD—Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal

Pierpaolo Zunarelli, MD—FIFA Medical Center of Excellence

Kentaro Onishi, DO—University of Pittsburgh

Freddie H. Fu, MD, DSc (Hon), DPs (Hon)—University of Pittsburgh

Kang Kim, PhD—University of Pittsburgh

Andrew Cordle, MD—University of Pittsburgh

Craig Mauro, MD—UMPC Burke & Bradley Orthopedics

Joshua Szabo, MD—University of Pittsburgh

Rabih Chaer, MD—UPMC

Daniel Lueders, MD—University of Pittsburgh

Michael Schaffer, MD—Cleveland Clinic

Stephen Rabuk, MD—University of Pittsburgh

Macalus Hogan, MD—University of Pittsburgh

Carola van Eck, MD, PhD—University of Pittsburgh

Stephen Rabuck, MD—University of Pittsburgh

Bryson Lesniak, MD—University of Pittsburgh

Josua Rothenberg, DO—Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Neal Washburn, DO—360 Sports and Spine

Stephen Schaff, MD—Vanderbilt University 

Jun Sasahara, MD—Teikyo University

Soichi Hattori, MD—Kameda General Medical Center 

Miyatake Kazuma, MD—Yokohama City University

Yasuaki Makanishi, MD—Nara Medical University

Soshi Uchida, MD, PhD—Wakamatsu Hospital University of Occupational and Environmental Health

Hideyuki Goto, MD, PhD—Shigakkan University

Toru Omodani, MD—Funabashi Orthopedic Hospital

Yuko Nakashima, MD—Hiroshima University


Continuing Education Credit

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded 2.0 continuing education units (CEU’s) which are equal to 20.5 contact hours.

Program Schedule

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