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Panel discussion on ultrasound at MSK Congress

This May, Madrid will welcome the WFH 16th International Musculoskeletal Congress. This event will feature a rich program covering many of the topics that are being discussed and debated in the field today. Over the next several weeks, Hemophilia World Online will look at some of the talks and speakers that are sure to make this year’s Congress a must-see event. Today, we look at a panel discussion tilted, “Ultrasound and Hemophilia”.

Ultrasound testing is a rapidly developing technique in the bleeding disorder community—and one that lends itself to many different points of view. This panel discussion, which will be moderated by Gianluigi Pasta, MD, Senior Vice-Chair of the WFH MSK Committee, will be a wonderful opportunity to hear the point of view of three major experts on the subject.

Each member of the panel will be interviewed on the use of ultrasound in hemophilia. They will have the opportunity to express their opinions on the technique and they will provide their viewpoints on several questions, including:

  • When should one use ultrasound testing?
  • Why should an ultrasound test be used?
  • Who should perform an ultrasound test?
  • What we should look for when analysing an ultrasound result?

The following experts will be part of the panel:

Annette von Drygalski, MD.

Annette von Drygalski is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, and Director of the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center, Department of Medicine, at the University of California, San Diego. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California.

Von Drygalski has pioneered musculoskeletal ultrasounds for rapid joint bleed detection and joint evaluation in hemophilia. She is certified in musculoskeletal ultrasound by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography and has developed the Joint Activity and Damage Exam (JADE), a validated ultrasound protocol to quantify synovial and osteochondral changes as well as inflammation in the hemophilic joint. She is also the Director of the CME-accredited course “Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Hemophilia” at the University of California San Diego.

Andrea Doria, MD

Andrea Doria received her medical degree from the Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil, and did her training in Paediatrics and Radiology at the Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil. She then received a PhD in medical sciences from the Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil. She moved to Canada to pursue a fellowship in Pediatric Radiology and obtained a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology from the University of Toronto. During her fellowship she received the 2002 John Caffey Award for her work on BOLD MRI in experimental arthritis and the 2003 John Kirkpatrick Young Investigator Award for her meta-analysis in appendicitis.  Her research areas include the implementation of innovative analytic methods; processes and strategies that can improve clinical practice; development of evidence-based best practice guidelines that can lead to excellence of patient care; and translation of science and technologies into practices that can transform healthcare delivery. She teaches a course on “Introduction to Research for Radiologists” with the goal of improving the quality of research in radiology.

Carlo Martinoli, MD

Carlo Martinoli received his medical degree in 1986 and became a specialist in diagnostic radiology in 1989 at the University of Genoa, Italy. He has held positions of Staff Radiologist, Assistant Professor of Radiology and Associate Professor of Radiology at that university. Martinoli’s emphasis on ultrasound and imaging of the musculoskeletal and peripheral nervous systems is known globally, and he has received many well-deserved teaching and professional awards thanks to his expertise.

Martinoli has devoted more than 20 years to musculoskeletal radiology education and is author of a preeminent textbook on Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. He is actively involved with the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR) and has served this Society as Member of the Executive Committee, Chairman for Ultrasound and Chairman of the Educational Committee.

The WFH 16th International Musculoskeletal Congress takes place from May 10 to 12, 2019 in at the Novotel Madrid Center in Madrid, Spain. Register online today using our easy, efficient, and secure online registration form.