Hands on Diagnostic & Interventional MSK Ultrasound

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and the Andrews Research & Education Foundation are teaming up to provide one of the most complete Musculoskeletal Ultrasound courses available.

Key Topics

  • General principles of ultrasound-guided interventions
  • Cadaver demonstration of procedures
  • Ultrasound of shoulder pathology
  • Shoulder therapeutics
  • Ultrasound of elbow pathology
  • Elbow therapeutics
  • Ultrasound of hand and wrist pathology
  • Hand and wrist therapeutics
  • Orthobiologics
  • Ultrasound of knee pathology
  • Knee therapeutics
  • Ankle and foot pathology
  • Ankle and foot therapeutics
  • Ultrasound of hip anatomy/pathology/procedures
  • Ultrasound of inguinal hernias and athletic pubalgia

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the sonographic appearance of commonly encountered pathologies in the upper and lower limbs as well as the important role of ultrasound-guided procedures in the treatment of these pathologies;
  • Outline the steps necessary for successful completion of ultrasound-guided interventional musculoskeletal procedures; and
  • Discuss the indications and techniques for basic ultrasound-guided procedures, such as aspirations and injections, as well as more advanced procedures, such as percutaneous needle tenotomy, needle release of the carpal tunnel, and platelet-rich plasma injections.

Target Audience

This course is designed to meet the needs of learners who already have experience in musculoskeletal ultrasound but would like to bring their diagnostic and interventional skills to a higher level. The course material is appropriate for physicians, chiropractors, podiatrists, sonographers, and other health care professionals who evaluate and treat patients with regional musculoskeletal disorders.

For questions pertaining to this course, please contact the Events and Continuing Education Services Department at conv_edu@aium.org.


Course Chairs

Joshua Hackel, MD, CAQSM, RMSK
Non-Surgical Sports Medicine
Andrews Institute
Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at Andrews Institute-University of South
Alabama School of Medicine
Team Physician University of West Florida

Levon N. Nazarian, MD, FACR, FAIUM
Professor of Radiology and Vice-Chair for Education
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University


Patricia B. Delzell, MD
Staff Radiologist
Director, MSK Ultrasound
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Douglas Hoffman, MD
Director of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Departments of Radiology and Orthopedics
Essentia Health
Duluth, Minnesota

Jon A. Jacobson, MD, FAIUM 
Professor of Radiology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Brett J. Kindle, MD, CAQSM, RMSK
Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Gulf Breeze, Florida

Robert Monaco, MD, MPH, RMSK
Atlantic Sports Health
Morristown, New Jersey

Humberto G. Rosas, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Director of Radiology TAC
Director of Musculoskeletal Radiology Interventional Service
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

Jay Smith, MD
Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Departments of PM&R, Radiology and Anatomy
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, Minnesota

Christopher J. Visco, MD
Ursula Corning Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Vice Chair of Education
Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Hands-on Proctors

Tariq Awan, DO

John Dlugosz, BS, RDMS, RMSK

Victor Flores, MD

Ryan Hubbard, MD

Umar Khan, MD

Sean Martin, DO

Patrick Meyers, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

Wayne Smith, DPT, RMSK


Andrews Research & Education Foundation
1020 Gulf Breeze Pkwy.
Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561

May 30 – June 2, 2019


Before April 8, 2019
Member: $2500
Non-Member: $2900

After April 8, 2019
Member: $2700
Non-Member: $3100


Before April 8, 2019
Member: $800
Non-Member:  $1000

After April 8, 2019
Member: $900
Non-Member: $1100

RegistrationCourse Agenda

Margaritaville Hotel
165 Fort Pickens Rd
Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
Phone: 850-916-9755

Hotel Reservations

The AIUM has reserved a block of rooms at the Margaritaville Hotel. To receive the discounted room rates listed below, reservations must be made no later than April 28, 2019, based on availability. Please use the link and group code listed below to receive the discounted rates.

Reservations: https://www.margaritavillehotel.com/

Group Code: 276549
Room rates range from $259–$279 per night plus tax.

The AIUM will provide transportation from the Margaritaville Beach Hotel only to the event facility and back once per day. There is free parking at the facility and the hotels for those driving.

Limited Availability:

There is limited availability at this hotel. Please refer to the Pensacola Visitors Guide for additional accommodation options.


It is recommended that participants use Pensacola International Airport (PNS), which is about 25 minutes from the Andrews Institute. Access to and from the airport is available via taxi, shuttle service, and rental car. Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.