Interuniversity certificate: Basic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course for the Rheumatologist

Starts on 01.01.2025



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The course is run annually and organized alternately by and in UGent and ULiège. In odd years you can register at ULiège and in even years UGent organizes this training.

It is our objective to offer both theoretical and practice basic skills on musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) showing different joint sites, in healthy subjects and in rheumatic diseases. The course is being updated on a regular basis. A 4-days theoretical course, with several hands-on session integrated is followed by intensive practice training during 40 hours in a recognized center with expertise in rheumatology (min. 20 hours in an academic center, 20 hours elsewhere).

Knowledge and skills are targeted to the level felt to be appropriate for European rheumatologists who would like to acquire a basic theoretical knowledge on MSUS.

This course is intended for rheumatologists and rheumatologists-in-training who have no or little knowledge and skills of musculoskeletal training.

Next academic year (2024-2025), the course will exceptionally be organized by ULiege. In 2025-2026 the course will take place in Ghent.


For UGent:

Prof. Ruth Wittoek - Tel: +32 93320582 ,

For ULiège:

Department of Rheumatology

Dr. MJ Kaiser - Tel: +32 43667863 ,


This training takes place in 1 year and has 10 credits (4 basic course credits and 6 training sessions credits).


  • Module 1 : Physical principles of Ultrasound
  • Module 2 : Systematic Ultrasound anatomy of the upper limb
  • Module 3 : Systematic Ultrasound anatomy of the lower limb
  • Module 4 : Muskuloskeletal Ultrasound in rheumatic diseases
  • Module 5 : Ultrasound Scoring in rheumatology
  • Module 6 : Practical sessions in normal muskuloskeletal US
  • Module 7 : Practical sessions in pathological muskuloskeletal US

The theoretical part will take place in December.

The practical training will be organized in agreement with the participants between January and June .


Price: €855

There is an exceptional price of 250 euros for specialist rheumatologists in training.

Registrations possible from August,15 till November, 20 2024. More information about registration can be found here.

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Short- en long-term programmes
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2024 - 2025
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Campus UZ Gent

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