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SP0199 Developments in EULAR Educational Projects in Ultrasound
  1. E. Naredo
  1. Rheumatology, Hospital GU Gregorio Marañόn, Madrid, Spain


Over the last two decades, an increasing number of rheumatologists have progressively incorporated musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) as a valuable diagnostic and monitoring tool in their clinical practice and research. US is also expanding its applications to new anatomic regions of importance in rheumatologic practice such as large vessels, salivary glands, ligaments, and peripheral nerves. In the first decade of the 21st century, the increasing utility of MSUS in rheumatology has led to a great demand for appropriate education in this imaging modality among rheumatologists worldwide. The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) has promoted for many years education in MSUS among rheumatologists in Europe and other continents. The EULAR has supported many educational projects in MSUS such as the development of the content and conduct of a high-quality multi-level MSUS training programme that culminates with a competency assessment systems for rheumatologic MSUS. In addition, EULAR qualifies European centres to become part of a network of Imaging training centres which includes MSUS. Currently EULAR is developing an Imaging Library that will offer images from the wide spectrum of imaging modalities used in rheumatology for the purpose of learning or teaching.

Disclosure of Interest None declared

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