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

Monday September 20

 Please note that there are TWO tabs


Basic Course

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


Advanced Course

TimeActivityLocation
09.00 – 09.30 hrs  Welcome and registrationFoyer
Morning Session 1
09.30 – 09.45 hrsAnatomy and scan demo radial, LCNFA and MCNFA nerves
Room 2-3
09.45 – 10.00 hrsAnatomy and scan demo brachial plexus (scalene, supraclavicular, axillary)
Room 2-3
10.00 – 11.00 hrsHands-on scan time: radial, cutaneous nerves, brachial plexus
Room 2-3
11.00 – 11.30 hrs  Coffee breakFoyer
Morning Session 2
11.30 – 11.45 hrsAnatomy and scan demo sciatic, femoral, saphenous and LCFN
Room 2-3
11.45 – 12.00 hrsAnatomy and scan demo cranial nerves II, VII, X, XI and XII
Room 2-3
12.00 – 13.30 hrsHands-on scan time: leg nerves and cranial nerves (seperate stations)
Room 2-3
13.00 – 13.30 hrs  Lunch & Networking opportunityFoyer
Afternoon Session
13.30 – 14.00 hrsPlenary: Introduction muscle ultrasound and visual analysis
Room 2-3
14.00 – 14.15 hrsAnatomy and scan demo muscle ultrasound neck and upper limb
Room 2-3
14.15 – 14.30 hrsAnatomy and scan demo muscle ultrasound trunk and lower limb
Room 2-3
14.30 – 15.30 hrsHands-on scan time: 4 region muscle ultrasound protocol
Room 2-3
15.30 – 16.00 hrsPlenary: Muscle ultrasound visual versus quantitative analysis
Room 2-3
16.00 – 16.30 hrsHands-on laptop time: image analysis with ImageJ
Room 2-3
16.30 – 17.00 hrsPlenary: Muscle ultrasound quiz cases
Room 2-3
17.00 – 17.30 hrs  Closing drinksFoyer


Tuesday September 21

 Please note that there are TWO tabs


Basic Course

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

Advanced Course

TimeActivityLocation
09.00 – 09.30 hrs  Welcome and registrationFoyer
Morning Session 1
09.30 – 10.00 hrsPlenary: Introduction US guided botulinum toxin injection for dystonia and
spasticity
Room 2-3
10.00 – 10.30 hrsAnatomy and scan demo key muscles for injection
Room 2-3
10.30 – 11.30 hrsHands-on scan time: key muscles for injection
Room 2-3
11.30 – 12.00 hrs  Coffee breakFoyer
Morning Session 2
12.00 – 13.30 hrsHands-on scan time: seperate stations
Room 2-3
13.30 – 14.00 hrs  Lunch & Networking opportunityFoyer
Afternoon Session
14.00 – 14.30 hrsAnatomy and scan demo respiratory muscles: diaphragm, intercostals, abdominal
and accessory muscles of breathing
Room 2-3
14.30 – 15.00 hrsHands-on scan time: respiratory muscles
Room 2-3
15.00 – 15.30 hrsAnatomy and scan demo orofacial muscles
Room 2-3
15.30 – 16.00 hrsHands-on scan time: orofacial muscle
Room 2-3
16.00 – 16.30 hrsPlenary: Injection safety and hygiene aspects
Room 2-3
16.30 – 17.00 hrsPlenary: self assessement advanced course
Room 2-3
17.00 – 17.30 hrs  Closing drinksFoyer

Registration Fees

CategoryParticipationRate
SpecialistBasic Course – September 20 & 21, 2021€ 850
SpecialistAdvanced Course – September 20 & 21, 2021€ 850
Laboratory TechnicianBasic Course – September 20 & 21, 2021€ 450
Laboratory TechnicianAdvanced Course – September 20 & 21, 2021€ 450

All rates are excluding 21% VAT