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“Lung ultrasound in rheumatology”

This workshop provides basic and intermediate lung ultrasound skills. This course is dedicated for physicians who would like to improve their efficiency in diagnosis pulmonary lesions in the course of rheumatology diseases using ultrasonography.

Workshop: The following topics will be covered in the workshop in groups of 2 participants with live models:

  • Basic lung ultrasound: chest anatomy, basic artifacts, normal lung pattern, pleural cavity
  • Lung ultrasound to differential diagnostic of consolidations, pathological artifacts
  • Lung ultrasound in diagnosis common pulmonary lessions in the course of rheumatology diseases

Lecture: The following topics will be covered in the lectures

  • Basic lung ultrasound: chest anatomy, basic artifacts, normal lung pattern, pleural cavity, pleural effusion, pneumothorax
  • Basic lung ultrasound to differential diagnostic: pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, lung tumors, atelectasis, cardiac oedema,
  • Lung ultrasound in: interstitial lung diseases (based on sclerodermia examples), vasculitis, diffuse alveolar haemorhage
  • Interactive session based on case reports

Post-course training (e-learning) included: self-education and repetition with the portal. It will remain accessible for 12 months after the course. All e-learning is in English.


Thursday (June 13, 2019)
8.45-9.oo Invitation
9.oo-9.45 Lung ultrasound – introduction
9.45-10.15 Chest wall
10.15-11.oo Pleural effusion
11.oo-11.15 coffee break
11.15-12.oo Pneumothorax
12.oo-13.oo ECHO – examination technique and normal pattern
13.oo-14.oo lunch
14.oo-15.oo Chest interventional procedure
15.oo-17.oo Hands on training (ECHO/LUS/IVC/biopsy on phantom)
17.oo –17.15 coffee break
17.15-19.oo Differentiation of B-lines diseases (cardiac and non-cardiac oedema, ILD)
19.15 Dinner

Friday (June 14, 2019)
9.oo–9.45 Pleural cavity: effusion and pneumothorax 45’
9.45-10.3o Pneumonia 45’
10.3o-10.45 coffee break
10.45-11.45 ILD in the course of rheumatoid diseases 60’
11.45-12.3o VVA and DAH 45’
12.3o-13.3o lunch
13.30-15.30 Hands-on 120’
15.30-16.3o Interactive session 60’
16.30-17.oo Final Test

Starting times and length of breaks may be subject to change.

Language: English

Registration via website (register to and send application form via e.mail:

Course price: 1100,00 € including VAT Early bird registration fee is minus 10%, valid until February 28, 2019

Venue and term: Gdansk, Poland; 13-14.06.2019, Hotel Qubus

Our lecturers:

PhD Natalia Buda - internist
MD Jakub Piotrkowski - internist

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