4th Advanced Rehab Technology Conference (ARTeC) Conference Programme

11 Sep (Morning)

Time Programme Topics Speaker
8.00 Registration
8.30 Lecture
  • Introduction to Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Peripheral Nerve and Focal Neuropathies
  • Normal Imaging of normal nerve and plexus
Jeffrey A. Strakowski, MD
10.00 Coffee Break
10.30 Lecture and Demonstration
Entrapment Neuropathies
  • Demonstrate how to use the Robinson Index for diagnosis of CTS
  • Identify the best approaches for diagnosing ulnar neuropathy at the elbow
  • Discuss how to formulate prognostic statements in focal neuropathies
Lawrence R. Robinson, MD
12.00 Lunch

11 Sep (Afternoon)

Room 1 – Electrodiagnosis: Meet the Expert I & Meet the Expert II
Time Programme Topics Speaker
13.30 Electrodiagnosis: Meet the expert I
  • Approach in peripheral neuropathy: Practical point with a case- base study
Lawrence R. Robinson, MD
15.00 Coffee Break
15.30 Electrodiagnosis: Meet the expert II
  • Approach to Brachial Plexopathy: Clinical pearls
Lawrence R. Robinson, MD
16.30 Closing
Room 2 – Demonstration & Lecture on Neuromuscular Ultrasound & Musculoskeletal
Time Programme Topics Speaker
13.30 Demonstration
  • Normal neuromuscular ultrasound
Jeffrey A. Strakowski, MD
15.00 Coffee Break
15.30 Lecture
Ultrasound assessment of musculoskeletal ultrasound mimics
  • Discuss some common MSK conditions that could clinically mimic focal neuropathies.
  • Describe methods of distinguishing peripheral nerve and MSK pathology.
  • Identify cases of clinical presentations using US and EDX to distinguish potential MSK abnormalities from focal neuropathies.
Jeffrey A. Strakowski, MD
16.30 Closing

12 Sep (Morning)

Time Programme Topics Speaker
8.00 Registration
8.30 Lecture
  • Electrodiagnosis and ultrasound in focal neuropathy of upper and lower limb
Jeffrey A. Strakowski, MD
10.00 Coffee Break
10.30 Panel discussion: US Controversial Topics
  • Discuss the utility of diagnostic US in CTS
  • Identify a scientific and rational approach when using diagnostic US in the EDX lab
Lawrence R. Robinson, MD and Jeffrey A. Strakowski, MD
12.00 Lunch

12 Sep (Afternoon)

Room 1 – Electrodiagnosis: Meet the Expert III & Meet the Expert IV
Time Programme Topics Speaker
13.30 Electrodiagnosis: Meet the expert III
  • Electrodiagnosis in NMJ disorders
  • Facial nerve/Blink reflex
Lawrence R. Robinson, MD
15.00 Coffee Break
15.30 Electrodiagnosis: Meet the expert IV
  • Approach to muscle disease: Clinical pearls
Lawrence R. Robinson, MD
16.30 Closing
Room 2 – Demonstration & Sharing Experience
Time Programme Topics Speaker
13.30 Demonstration
  • Use of electrodiagnosis and ultrasound for evaluation of focal neuropathies
Jeffrey A. Strakowski, MD
15.00 Coffee Break
15.30 Sharing experience:
US-Guided Peripheral Nerve Interventions
  • Ultrasound guided percutaneous carpal tunnel release
Norarit Luanchumroen, MD
  • Dextrose Neural Prolotherapy
Natthiya Tantisiriwat, MD
  • Hydrodissection for entrapment neuropathies
Jeffrey A. Strakowski, MD
16.30 Closing
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