Cardiff Cadaveric Ultrasound-Guided Musculoskeletal Intervention Course

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About the course

•    Attendance in this course entitles the participant to receive 13 CPD points (category 1) from the Royal College of Radiologists.


•    The course also receives 1.5 credit points from the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiologists (ESSR) and is accredited towards the ESSR diploma.



Brief Description:


This unique two-day ‘hand-on’ course will provide the participant to preform Ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal interventional procedures on unembalmed freeze-preserved cadavers under direct supervision by Consultant Musculoskeletal Interventional Radiologists.  With a high tutor-to-participant ratio, this practical course will be delivered in small groups using a series of tutor demonstrations where participants undertake various interventional procedures on cadavers, simulating clinical practice. 


Practical sessions will include injection of joints and surrounding soft tissue structures, and techniques such as dry needling and biopsies. The indications and contraindications for musculoskeletal interventions, and the role of pertinent drugs including potential complications will also be discussed. A workshop at the end of the course will give the participants an opportunity to consolidate on their particular area of interest. 



Suitable for:


Consultants, Speciality Registrars (ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7, ST8) and Registrar-level doctors in:

    •    Radiology

    •    Orthopaedics

    •    Rheumatology


Also suitable for General Practitioners, Sonographers, Sports Physicians and Physiotherapists



Places Available:


24 (Places will be offered on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis)

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