Sports Ultrasound Conference

Pittsburgh, PA US
June 11, 2020 to June 13, 2020

This conference is comprised of two parts: lecture part and hands-on skill lab workshop that will include both live and cadaver models.

Lecture topics will cover topics in both diagnostic and interventional ultrasound including: 1) regional diagnostic ultrasound of shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, foot/ankle that include scanning of nerves; 2) ultrasound-guided micro-invasive surgical procedures; 3) update on hydro-dissection; and, 4) advanced diagnostic ultrasound beyond B-mode ultrasound.

On Thursday evening, an optional pre-conference lecture will be available for all participants, covering basic knowledge for those who are new to sports ultrasound.

Target Audience

Physicians, Residents, and Fellows.

Learning Objectives

The goals of the conference are to promote knowledge and hands-on experiences of sports ultrasound to participants. Participants will be able to properly identify indications of diagnostic sports ultrasound and demonstrate increased proficiency in performing interventional sports ultrasound.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/11/2020 - 7:00am EDT
Event ends: 
06/13/2020 - 6:00pm EDT


6 - 8 pm
Pre-Conference Lecture: Knobology, Image Optimization, and Needle Visualization Skills
Joshua Rothenberg, DO
Neal Washburn, DO
Stephen Schaaf, MD
Daniel Lueders, MD
Anne Marie Zeller, MD

6:30 am
Registration and Breakfast
7:15 am
Introduction and Welcome
Kentaro Onishi, DO
7:25 - 7:45 am
7:45 - 8:15 am
8:15 - 8:35 am
8:35 - 8:55 am
8:55 - 9:10 am
Lectures: Shoulder Pain
Ultrasound Protocol for Shoulder Pain (Live Demonstration), Jay Smith, MD
Pathologies in the shoulder, Jon A. Jacobson, MD
Clinical Focus: Zebras in the Shoulder (Diagnostic or Interventional), Johan Michaud, MD
Advancement in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Surgery, Stephen Rabuck, MD
Questions and Discussion, Jay Smith, MD, Jon A. Jacobson, MD, Johan Michaud, MD,
9:10 - 9:30 am
9:30 - 9:50 am
9:50 - 10:10 am
Lectures: Calf Pain
Ultrasound Protocol for Calf Pain (Live Demonstration), Jonathan Finnoff, DO
Calf Pathologies, Carlo Martinoli, MD
Vascular Surgeon’s view: Functional Popliteal Artery Entrapment & CECS, Rabih Chaer, MD
10:20 am
Refreshment Break
10:25 - 10:45 am
10:45 - 11:05 am
11:05 - 11:25 am
11:25 - 11:35 am
Lectures: Nerve Injuries in Athletes
Clinical Evaluation of Nerve Injuries & Treatment, Hiroshi Minagawa, MD, PhD
Hydro-release/dissection update, Ke-Vin Chang, MD
Hydro-release/dissection, Surgical View
Questions and Discussion, Hiroshi Minagawa, MD, PhD, Ke-Vin Chang, MD
11:35 am - 12:15 pm
Live demonstration, Carlo Martinoli, MD
12:15 pm
Lunch and Poster Session
1:15 - 1:35 pm
1:35 - 1:55 pm
1:55 - 2:15 pm
2:15 - 2:25 pm
Lectures: Medial Elbow Pain
Ultrasound Protocol for Medial Elbow Pain (Live Demonstration), Kenneth Mautner MD
Medial Elbow Pathology, Jon A. Jacobson, MD
Advancement in Arthroscopic Medial Elbow Surgery, Joshua S. Szabo, MD
Questions and Discussion, Kenneth Mautner, MD, Jon A. Jacobson, MD, Joshua S. Szabo, MD
2:25 - 2:55 pm
2:55 - 3:10 pm
3:10 - 3:25 pm
Special Topics: Periscapular Pain in Athletes
Ultrasound Protocol for periscapular pain (Live Demonstration), Christopher Visco, MD
Periscapualr Pathologies, Phillip Steele, MD
Questions and Discussion, Christopher Visco, MD, and Phillip Steele, MD
3:25 pm
Refreshment Break
3:35 - 4:35 pm (Group A) Hands-on Scanning on Live Models
4:35 - 5:35 pm (Group B) Ultrasound-guided Procedures on Unembalmed Cadavers
5:35 - 6:35 pm
Small Group Session 1
(Group A) Hands-on Scanning on Live Models
(Group B) Ultrasound-guided Procedures on Unembalmed Cadavers
(Group C) Abstract Oral Presentation, Kentaro Onishi, DO (Moderator)
6:45 pm
Reception at Vendor Expo
Course Director
Kentaro Onishi, DO
Assistant Professor, Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh
Planning Committee
Kang Kim, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Associate Professor, Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
Director, Multi-modality biomedical imaging Lab

6:30 am
7:10 am
Kentaro Onishi, DO
7:15 - 7:30 am
7:30 - 7:45 am
7:45 - 8:05 am
8:05 - 8:20 am
Lectures: Anterior and Lateral Knee Pain
Ultrasound Protocol for Anterior & Lateral Knee Pain (Live Demonstration), Joanne Borg-Stein, MD
Anterior & Lateral Knee Pathology, Patricia DelZell, MD
Anterolateral ligament (ALL) and Patellar Tendon Treatment, Surgical Update, Bryson Lesniak, MD
Questions and Discussion, Joanne Borg-Stein, MD, Patricia DelZell, MD, Bryson Lesniak, MD
8:20 am
Refreshment Break
8:35 - 9 am
9 - 9:20 am
9:20 - 9:35 am
9:35 - 9:50 am
9:50 - 10 am
Lectures: Medial and Posterior Hip/Thigh Pain
Protocol for medial and posterior thigh pain (Live Demonstration), Adam Pourcho, DO
MRI vs. Ultrasound for Prognostication of Hamstring Injury, Mederic Hall, MD
Clinical Focus-When Nerves Are Upset, Jeffrey Strakowski, MD
Hamstring Operation & Thoughts on MRI evaluation, Craig Mauro, MD
Questions and Discussion, Adam Pourcho, DO, Mederic Hall, MD, Craig Mauro, MD
10 am
Refreshment Break
10:20 - 10:45 am
10:45 - 11:10 am
11:10 - 11:20 am
Special Topics: Muscle Injuries
My FIFA Experiences, Pierpaolo Zunarelli, MD
Evolving Science-Improving Characterization of Muscle Health, Kang Kim, PhD
Questions and Discussion, Pierpaolo Zunarelli, MD, Kang Kim, PhD
11:20 am
12 - 1pm
1 - 2pm
2 - 3pm
Small Group Session 2
(Group A) Ultrasound-guided Procedures on Unembalmed Cadavers
(Group B) Abstract Oral Presentation, Kentaro Onishi, DO (Moderator)
(Group C) Hands-on Scanning on Live Models
3 pm
Refreshment Break
Small Group Session 3
3:15 - 4:15 pm (Group A) Abstract Oral Presentations, Kentaro Onishi, DO (Moderator)
4:15 - 5:15 pm (Group B) Hands-on Scanning on Live Models
5:15 - 6:15 pm (Group C) Ultrasound-guided Procedures on Unembalmed Cadavers
6:35 pm
6:50 pm
Closing Remarks

Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
3500 Terrace St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States


For attendees to book their hotel rooms.  


Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place
3454 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
A block of rooms has been reserved from June 11 to 13.
Reservations must be made by May 11, 2020.
For hotel information and to make a reservation please call: 412-683-2040. Or CLICK HERE to reserve online.
The hotel is located 0.2 miles (4-minute walk) from the Biomedical Science Tower. Shuttle service is available from the hotel.



This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Available Credit

  • 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.00 Attendance


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Due to COVID-19, the Sports Ultrasound Conference Symposium is being cancelled. All paid registrations will be refunded. For more information, contact Jessa Darwin at or 724-833-6066.


Cancellations: All cancellations must be sent to us via email. Tuition for cancellations postmarked or date stamped before June 1, 2020 will be refunded in full. After June 1, 2020, a $25 administrative fee will be assessed, the remaining amount refunded, and no refunds will be made after June 5, 2020. Cancellation requests can be sent to: Jessa Darwin —

Registration fee includes:
 Continuing education credit
 Registration and course materials
 Continental breakfast, refreshments, and lunch

Special Needs:
Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better ser-vice. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by calling 412-232-4072.