Neuromuscular Ultrasound

Neuromuscular Ultrasound: Hands on Ultrasound Training Course for Chemodenervation Procedures Part I and II

Course Chair: Katharine E. Alter, MD

Target Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, therapists

Course Summary:
This course includes didactic lectures on the following:

  • Part I - Ultrasound (US) Basics: the principles of ultrasound scanning/physics, the sonoacoustic properties of relevant tissues, US scanning techniques/tips.
  • Part II - Clinical Applications of US: The use of US for procedural guidance/chemodenervation procedures including Botulinum Toxin and Phenol - The use of US in Neuromuscular Medicine.
  • Part III - Hands on Scanning: The remainder of the course is comprised of hands on ultrasound training: Head and neck muscles, structures, upper/lower limb muscles and nerves.
  • Part IV - Procedural guidance training using phantoms or other models will also be included.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Be proficient in the basic physics and scanning techniques of ultrasound;
  2. Be proficient with the basics of US imaging;
  3. Identify clinical applications of US for procedural guidance and in Neuromuscular medicine;
  4. Identify key muscles in the neck, upper/lower limbs, parotid/submandibular glands; and
  5. Identify sonoacoustic properties of relevant tissues and the benefits and limitations of incorporating US into clinical practice.


Important Dates

  • May 2019
    Registration Opens
  • July 10, 2019
    Exhibit Booth Application Deadline
  • August 7, 2019
    Early Bird Registration Discount Ends
  • August 18, 2019
    Hotel Room Block Reservation Deadline
  • August 21, 2019
    Online Registration Deadline
  • August 22, 2019
    Presentation Handout Deadline
  • September 18-21, 2019
    73rd Annual Meeting!