Musculoskeletal MRI (comprehensive course)

Leiden (NL), 8-12 October 2018

General Information


Hans Bloem, Herman Kroon, Ana Navas, Monique Reijnierse, Carla van Rijswijk, Nora Voormolen

The course language is English
H. Bloem (Leiden), M. Shahabpour (Brussels), H. Imhof (Vienna), A.M. Davies (Birmingham)


Because of the interactive nature of teaching the number of participants is limited to 90. Pre-registration is open and can be done using the Erasmus website; .  Registration is only final after accepted payment. Order of admittance is a first come first served basis using the preregistration list.


Hampshire Fitland hotel Leiden. Located between the hospital and train station, both 3 min walk. Walking distance (10 min) to city center. Extensive sports facilities and swimming pool. Low budget hotels in the area.


Schiphol airport Amsterdam, located between Amsterdam and Leiden, is well connected with over 200 destinations and the train drive from the terminal building to the Leiden train stations takes , 15-20 minutes. The venue  and main hotel is a 3 min walk from the train station.



Hans Bloem, Leiden
Mark Davies, Birmingham
Christian Glaser, Munich
Andrew Grainger, Leeds
Herwig Imhof, Vienna
Milko de Jonge, Amsterdam
Apostolos Karantanas, Heraklion
Eva Llopis, Valencia
Mario Maas, Amsterdam
Vasco Mascarenhas, Lisbon
Lia Moulopoulos, Athens
Ana Navas, Leiden
Phil ‘O Connor, Leeds
Edwin Oei, Rotterdam
Victor Pullicino, Oswestry
Monique Reijnierse, Leiden
Carla van Rijswijk, Leiden
Maryam Shahabpour, Brussels
Reto Sutter, Zurich
Kai Vilanova, Gerona
Nora Voormolen, Leiden


Monday, October 8, 2018
08:30-09.00   Registration, Morning Coffee
09:00-09:15   Welcome/Introduction; Hans Bloem
09:15-09:45   Knee – Menisci ; Christian Glaser-Munich
09:45-10:15   Knee – Ligaments, lateral pivot; Apostolos Karantanas-Heraklion
10:15-10:45  Cartilage; Christian Glaser-Munich
10:45-11:00   Q & A
11:00-11:30   Coffee Break
11:30-12:00   Osteoarthrits; Edwin Oei-Rotterdam
12:00-12:30   Knee – Ligaments, central pivot; Apostolos Karantanas-Heraklion
12:30-12:40   Q & A
12:40-13:30   Lunch
13:30-15:30   Interactive sessions 1
                      Karantanas, Glaser, Oei
15:30-15:45   Coffee Break
15:45-17:45   Interactive sessions 2
                      Navas, Shahabpour, Imhof
17:45-19:00   Welcome reception


Tuesday, October 9, 2018
08:30-09:00   Shoulder, joint instability; Herwig Imhof-Vienna
09:00-09:30   Shoulder, micro instability; Andrew Grainger-Leeds
09:30-10:00   Shoulder , rotator cuff; Eva Llopis-Valencia
10:00-10:15   Q & A
10:15-10:45   Coffee Break
10:45-11:15   Elbow; Maryam Shahabpour-Brussels
11:15-11:45   Arthritis peripheral; Andrew Grainger-Leeds
11:45-12:15   Arthritis axial skeleton; Monique Reijnierse-Leiden
12:15-12:45   Mini symposium
13:00–14.00  Lunch
14:00-16:00  Interactive sessions 3
                      Llopis, Imhof, Grainger
16:00-16:15   Break
16:15-18:15   Interactive sessions 4
                      Reijnierse, Voormolen, Shahabpour

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
08:30-09:00   Wrist overuse; Mario Maas-Amsterdam
09:00-09:30   Wrist – TFCC, ligaments & trauma; Mario Maas-Amsterdam
09:30-10:00   Osteomyelitis & diabetic foot; Hans Bloem-Leiden
10:00-10:15   Q & A
10:15-10:45   Coffee break
10:45-11:15   Differentiating pseudo-tumors from neoplasm; Mark Davies-Birmingham
11:15-11:45   Pitfalls in tumor maging; Mark Davies-Birmingham
11:45-12:15   Whole body MR of metastases; Kai Vilanova-Gerona
12:15-12:45   Multiple myeloma imaging; Lia Moulopoulos-Athens
12:45-!3:00   Q & A
13:00-14:00   Lunch
14:00-16:00   Interactive sessions-5
                      Maas, Navas, Mouilopoulos
16:00-16:15   Break
16:15-18:15   Interactive sessions 6
                      Davies, Vilanova, van Rijswijk


Thursday, October 11, 2018
08:30-09:00   MRI around metal; -Reto Sutter-Zurich
09:00-09:30   Hip, intra-articular disorders; Vasco Mascarenhas-Lisbon
09:30-10:00   Hip, extra-articular disorders-Reto Sutter-Zurich
10:00-10:15   Q & A
10:15-10:45   Coffee Break
10:45-11:15   Foot; Vasco Mascarenhas-Lisbon
11:15-11:45   Ankle, ligaments & impingement syndromes; Milko de Jonge-Amsterdam
11:45-12:15   Ankle, osteochondral & tendon injuries; Milko de Jonge-Amsterdam
12:15-12:45   Groin pain in athletes; Phil O Connor-Leeds
12:45-13:00   Q & A
13:00-14:00   Lunch
14:00-16:00   Interactive sessions 7
                      Mascarenhas, O Connor, Sutter
16:00-16:15   Break
16:15-18:15   Interactive sessions 8
                      Llopis, de Jonge, Pullicino


Friday, October 12, 2018
08:30-09:00   Spine, trauma; Victor Pullicino-Oswestry
09:00-09:30   Spine, degenerative disease; Victor Pullicino-Oswestry
9:30-10:00     Spine, infection; Hans Bloem-Leiden
10:00-10:30   Sports injuries; Phil O Connor-Leeds
10:30-10:45   Q & A
10:45-11:00   Break
11:00-11:45   Examination
11:45-12:00   Certificates, Farewell


Course fully booked.