Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course and Hands-On Workshop
Hosted by: The UCLA Department of Radiological Sciences, in collaboration with lead physicians from the departments of Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

The UCLA Department of Radiological Sciences, in collaboration with lead physicians from the departments of Rheumatology, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, is proud to offer a comprehensive interdisciplinary musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound hands-on learning experience. The MSK Ultrasound Course and Hands-On Workshop will review pertinent aspects of upper and lower extremity ultrasound critical for clinical application. This weekend course will include, in addition to basic MSK ultrasound of joints, current topics such as MSK ultrasound intervention, ultrasound of peripheral nerves, ultrasound of muscle, pediatric sports ultrasound, and MSK ultrasound economics. A multidisciplinary approach will be emphasized through interaction with physicians from various subspecialties.

The course also features live, split-screen video demonstrations of basic MSK ultrasound scan techniques essential for appropriate clinical application. In addition, the interactive hands-on workshop will provide ample opportunity for participants to practice techniques learned in the lectures via focused, small group training with subspecialists.
Two concurrent tracks will be available (introductory and intermediate tracks), each offering a more personalized lecture and hands-on training experience tailored to the participant’s particular skill level and experience with MSK ultrasound.

Suggested for those participants interested in learning and developing basic MSK ultrasound scan techniques and protocol. This track is appropriate for those with limited or no prior MSK ultrasound experience. Lectures will focus on fundamentals of MSK ultrasound as it relates to scanning the main joints of the upper and lower extremity.

Suggested for those participants who have a basic understanding of normal MSK ultrasound anatomy and scan techniques, and who are interested in further advancing their MSK ultrasound knowledge and refining their skills. This track is appropriate for those who may have attended a prior MSK ultrasound course, or who have some clinical experience with MSK ultrasound. Lectures will include current, more advanced topics that can enhance basic MSK ultrasound knowledge.

Target Audience

This course would be of interest to health care providers in fields related to the musculoskeletal system, including, but not limited to, radiologists, sports medicine physicians, physiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, rheumatologists, sonographers, physician assistants, and residents and fellow trainees.


Enrollment fees include continental breakfast, snacks and program materials.

Course Fee

By January 3, 2024

  • Physician Fee – $1,295
  • Sonographers, Trainees & Students – $1,095

After January 3, 2024

  • Physician Fee – $1,395
  • Sonographers, Trainees & Students – $1,195

Lectures Only, No Workshop

  • One Day – $350
  • Two Days – $650


Cancellations must be received by email to by January 10, 2024, and will be subject to a $100 processing fee. No refunds be given after January 10, 2024. A full refund will be provided if for any reason the course must be cancelled or rescheduled.


If you have questions about enrollment, please email or call (310) 794-2620.


UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
Room: G-340
1250 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 319-4000

Saturday and Sunday, parking will be provided free of charge for all participants at the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital. Attendees will be able to park in the UCLA parking structure located on the corner of Arizona and 16th Street. Please park on levels 3 and 4 only.


Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(866) 563-9792

The Ambrose
1255 20th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 315-1555

Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel
1920 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-9100


Please email


At the conclusion of the course, attendees should be able to:

  • Identify basic MSK anatomy pertinent to ultrasound
  • Perform basic MSK ultrasound exams of the major joints of the upper/lower extremity
  • Identify advantages/disadvantages of MSK ultrasound as an imaging modality
  • Describe both the unique and complimentary roles of ultrasound examination
  • Recognize transducer and required equipment selection
  • Describe normal findings and common pathology on ultrasound of the major joints
  • Recognize the main MSK ultrasound imaging pitfalls and artifacts
  • Perform various dynamic maneuvers during an MSK ultrasound examination
  • Become familiar with the spectrum of MSK ultrasound-guided interventional procedures


The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved for the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal. Nurses from states other than California should inquire with their local State Board for specific continuing education policies.


The FDA has issued a concept paper that classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is “truly independent” and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that non-promotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program’s participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy mandates that the provider adequately manage all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. UCLA fully endorses the letter and spirit of these concepts.