EULAR Ultrasound Course

The aim of this annual multi-level course is to cover the whole spectrum of conditions in which musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSUS) could be used in rheumatology practice and research.

The advanced course (for up to 50 participants with considerable experience in MSUS) focuses on difficult issues within MSUS and emerging research fields in MSUS (contrast enhanced, 3D, quantification of inflammation). This includes time for discussion with expert rheumatologists and radiologists in MSUS.

The intermediate course (for up to 50 participants with some experience in MSUS) aims at consolidating standardised MSUS scanning methods according to EULAR guidelines, as well as describing and identifying musculoskeletal lesions/abnormalities by US and knowing the role of MSUS in different musculoskeletal pathologies (inflammatory, degenerative and/or traumatic). The standardised approach in the study of the various anatomic regions as well as the future development of US technique and its role as a research tool is discussed.

For colleagues interested in taking the basic level ultrasound course, please note that it is a EULAR recommendation to first complete the EULAR Online Introductory Ultrasound Course which provides the basic knowledge in form of a 7 module online course including video clips and a final exam. A new online course starts each September.

Basic level ultrasound courses are also being offered by various national organisers throughout the year. Some of these local courses are awarded EULAR scientific endorsement if they fulfil the standard requirements set in the EULAR guidelines for endorsed courses.

Related information

Also see

EULAR Course for Ultrasound Trainers in Rheumatology

25th EULAR Ultrasound Courses

10 - 13 June 2018:
Basic, Intermediate and Advanced
in Amsterdam, Netherlands, prior to
EULAR Congress

Prices: Until 9 May 2018 - EUR 1800, from 10 May 2018 - EUR 1900 (all inclusive)

EULAR MSUS Courses 2018 - Programme

EULAR Competency Assessment

Since 2015 EULAR has been offering a Competency Assessment in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Read more


Please register here

For administrative issues, please contact:

EULAR Course bursaries

To celebrate the 25th Jubilee edition of the EULAR ultrasound courses, EULAR is delighted to offer 25 bursaries in total to young rheumatologists attending the basic, intermediate, advanced level courses to cover part of the attendance fee (600EUR each).

Bursary application is also possible directly over the online registration form.

The bursary application process for 2018 is available at the following links:

Sono Advanced: Click here

Sono Intermediate: Click here

Sono Basic: Click here

Note: You are only eligible for a bursary after your participation has been approved and confirmed. You will receive this information separately.

Applications for bursaries should include:

  • Curriculum vitae with date of birth
  • List of publications 

For technical reasons, EULAR will only be able to accept uploads in PDF format. Be sure to prepare all your required documents as PDF.

EULAR educational overview

View all seminars, courses and events here