2023 Upper Extremities Conference

MSK Radiology Conference Series

2023 Upper Extremities MRI Conference

Presented by Dr. Donald Resnick & Dr. Stephen J. Pomeranz

With guest lectures by 
Dr. Christine B. Chung & 
Dr. Megan K. Mills

5-Day Virtual Conference Series

LIVE: September 10-14, 2023 6-9p ET /

September 11-15, 2023 8-11a AEST

15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

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About This MSK Radiology Conference

Join Dr. Donald Resnick and Dr. Stephen Pomeranz in this Virtual Conference series on MRI of the Upper Extremities! 

Over the course of 5 days, Dr. Resnick and Dr. Pomeranz will provide you with a practical overview on the use of MR imaging and MR arthrography in the assessment of the upper extremities with a focus on the most common articular disorders and internal derangements that are encountered daily in clinical practice. Drs. Resnick and Pomeranz will be joined for guest lectures by Dr. Christine Chung and Dr. Megan Mills. 

What You'll Learn

Through targeted lectures and live scrolling case reviews, these radiology mentors will walk you through their search patterns and how to distinguish between normal variations and pathologic abnormalities. Learners will get an in-depth understanding of the anatomies of the upper extremities, common pathologies, and how to communicate your findings.

The program is structured to provide 3 hours of learning on specific extremities each day, including:

  • Shoulder MRI (2 days) - Rotator Cuff, Superior Labrum including SLAP, Macroinstability, Throwing Shoulder 
  • Elbow MRI (1 day) - Ligaments/Instability, Tendons
  • Hand & Wrist MRI (1 day) - Ligaments/Instability, TFCC
  • Fingers MRI (½ day) - Tendons, Pulleys, & Ligaments
  • Nerve Entrapment (½ day) - All Upper Extremities 

View the full agenda!

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from two world-renowned masters of MSK MRI and ask them your pressing questions on upper extremity imaging. 

All Conference attendees will also receive access to the recording of the conference proceedings.

Meet the Faculty

Donald L. Resnick, M.D. 

Program Director

Professor Emeritus of Radiology, University of California, San Diego

Dr. Resnick has written over 1,100 scientific and educational articles (more than 100 published in Radiology), 72 book chapters, and 16 books on musculoskeletal radiology. Dr. Resnick is a renowned lecturer, having given over 50 named lectures throughout the world including the Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen Honorary Lecture at the European Congress of Radiology and the Ho Hung Chiu Medical Education Foundation Lecture in Hong Kong. His list of dozens of awards and honors includes the American Roentgen Ray Gold Medal, Diagnostic Imaging Magazine's 20 Most influential People in Radiology, Medical Imaging Industry's Top 10 Radiologists, twice-awarded AuntMinnie Most Effective Radiology Educator, and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Zurich. IN 2018, ACR bestowed the Gold Medal on Dr. Resnick for his lifetime achievements.

Stephen J. Pomeranz, M.D. 

Program Director

Chief Medical Officer, ProScan Imaging

Dr. Stephen J. Pomeranz is renowned as a world leader in the field of diagnostic imaging, particularly MRI. His experience interpreting hundreds of thousands of MRI examinations including (MSK, Neuro, Body, Breast, and Prostate studies) and his passion for education and mentoring come together to provide an excellent learning experience for physicians and healthcare professionals. Dr. Pomeranz has written, co-authored or edited numerous MRI texts, including the essentials three-volume reference. The MRI Total Body Atlas, as well as many multi media teaching materials. He is also the founder of MRI Online, the world's largest collection of online MRI Education videos available for CME. 

Christine B. Chung, M.D.  

Guest Lecturer 

Professor of Radiology, Executive Vice Chair, & Director of UCSD MSK Imaging Research Lab

Dr. Christine Chung is a world renowned musculoskeletal (MSK) radiologist, professor of radiology, clinical translational researcher, and the director of the UC San Diego’s MSK Imaging Research Group. She has successfully mentored undergraduate students, medical students, radiology residents, radiology fellows, post-doctoral candidates, and junior faculty. She has more than 100 peer review manuscripts in scientific journals. She has edited three MSK radiology textbooks. Dr. Chung was recognized for her excellence in research and was awarded the President’s Medal of the International Skeletal Society. She received the prestigious Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research, a distinction bestowed upon MD, PhD or MD PHD candidates within the field of Radiology that rank within the top 10% of all academic faculty.

Megan K. Mills, M.D.  

Guest Lecturer

Assistant Professor of Musculoskeletal Radiology, University of Utah

Dr. Megan Mills is an Assistant Professor, Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging, and Associate Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Director in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at the University of Utah. Dr. Mills completed medical school and residency at the University of Utah followed by musculoskeletal fellowship at the University of Colorado before joining the faculty at the University of Utah in 2016.

Conference Agenda

Dr. Resnick and Dr. Pomeranz will present didactic lectures and live, scrolling case reviews on the following topics.
Live sessions will be held 6-9pm ET / 8-11a AEST.

Day 1
Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff, Dr. Resnick - 75 min
  • Case discussion / Q&A, Dr. Pomeranz - 25 min
  • Break - 10 min
  • Superior Labrum including SLAP , Dr. Resnick - 45 min
  • Case discussion / Q&A, Dr. Pomeranz - 25 min
Day 2
Shoulder
  • Macroinstability, Dr. Resnick - 75 min
  • Case discussion / Q&A, Dr. Pomeranz - 25 min
  • Break - 10 min
  • Throwing Shoulder, Dr. Resnick - 45 min
  • Case discussion / Q&A, Dr. Pomeranz - 25 min
Elbow
  • Ligaments / instability, Dr. Resnick - 75 min
  • Case discussion / Q&A, Dr. Pomeranz - 25 min
  • Break - 10 min
  • Tendons, Dr. Resnick - 45 min
  • Case discussion / Q&A, Dr. Pomeranz - 25 min
Day 4
Wrist & Hand
  • Ligaments / instability, Dr. Resnick - 75 min
  • Case discussion / Q&A, Dr. Pomeranz - 25 min
  • Break - 10 min
  • TFCC, Dr. Resnick - 45 min
  • Case discussion / Q&A, Dr. Pomeranz - 25 min
Day 5
Fingers & Entrapment
  • Tendons, pulleys, ligaments, Dr. Christine Chung, 75 min
  • Case discussion / Q&A, Dr. Pomeranz - 25 min
  • Break - 10 min
  • Entrapment of Upper Extremities, Dr. Megan Mills - 45 min
  • Final case discussion / Q&A, Dr. Pomeranz & Dr. Resnick - 25 min

Excellent lessons and great new knowledge! I will certainly use it in my daily practice.

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Accreditation

Accreditation: 

MRI Online is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement:

MRI Online designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Commercial Support:

There is no commercial support for this activity.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Accurately assess MR images in patients with pathologies in the upper extremities

  • Describe the anatomic features of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand and fingers

  • Detail diagnostic findings and differential diagnostic considerations for abnormalities in the upper extremities that are encountered in clinical practices employing MR imaging

  • Accurately identify and communicate findings that require the immediate attention of the referring physician