EULAR Online Introductory Ultrasound Course

The EULAR Online Introductory Ultrasound Course is an electronic form of continuous medical education in rheumatology.

The course is run entirely through the web, designed for approx. 7 months of training. The course will cover 7 modules, starting each September and finishing in April (time available to study is shortened if you start after September), followed by a final online examination. Upon passing the examination a EULAR certificate will be issued. If the course is not completed or the exam failed after the first year, the course will automatically extend for one more year without charge.

It is our objective to offer theoretical basic skills on musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) showing different joint sites, in healthy subjects and in rheumatic diseases, using a wide variety of images and video clips. The course is being updated on a yearly basis.

Knowledge and skills are targeted at the level felt to be appropriate for European rheumatologists who would like to acquire a basic theoretical knowledge on MSUS. Participants of this course might later plan to continue with the training program by attending EULAR MSUS Courses and/or MSUS courses with EULAR endorsement. 


The online course was developed with a substantial grant from EULAR and is continuously highly subsidised by EULAR, so that the entire course can be offered at the lowest price possible. Prices: regular learner - 150EUR, EULAR School of Rheumatology member - 125 EUR. Low and middle income countries below 10'000 US$: regular learner - 125 EUR, EULAR School of Rheumatology member - 100 EUR. List LMI countries.

EULAR extends sincere thanks to all authors and contributors for working on a voluntary basis and without compensation to create and regularly update its online courses!


You can order the EULAR Textbook on Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology as a package together with the onlince course when registering or separately through the publisher, BMJ.

This EULAR Textbook on Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, launched during the EULAR 2016 Congress, aims to assist rheumatologists in the use of ultrasound to facilitate important diagnostic and therapeutic decisions. Based on the EULAR Online Introductory Ultrasound Course and written by eminent experts in the field, it includes seven modules with highly illustrative images presented with explanations about the most relevant ultrasound findings. We offer this book for only EUR 52 plus shipment (EUR 16,50). Discounted book price for low and middle income countries with GDP below 10'000US$: EUR 39 plus shipment. Please refer to official list.

In addition, please also consider the EULAR Textbook on Rheumatic Diseases, 2015 edition, for only EUR 155 plus shipment (EUR 30).

The course and Textbooks can also be ordered directly with the online registration.

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7th EULAR Online Introductory US Course

The course starts on 24 September 2018

Registration for this course will open end of June 2018 and closed 30 November 2018

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