Next Step Interventional Ultrasound Course: Hands-On PM&R Applications




March 10-11, 2023  

ASGE Institute for Training and Technology (IT&T)

3300 Woodcreek Drive
Downers Grove, IL 60515



Take your ultrasound experience to the next level with this cadaver-based course, intended for the intermediate physiatric ultrasonographer. This course will highlight joint injections, soft tissue injections, and identification of muscles commonly targeted in EMG or spasticity management. A combination of didactic lectures coupled with hands-on guided procedures using cadaveric specimens and dry lab stations will be used to advance your skill set. Expert faculty will guide small groups in performing the most common ultrasound guided procedures for a physiatrist.




  • Limited spots are available for physicians only wanting to attend this course as a one-off, stand alone course and not interested in participating in the complete STEP Ultrasound Certificate Program.
  • Registering for this course does not enroll you in the complete STEP Ultrasound Certificate Program, nor will you be able to enroll after attending the course. STEP Ultrasound is a structured program where all steps must be completed in order (Step 1 > Step 2 > Step 3) and the entry point must start with Step 1 - Fundamentals.
  • Click here if you are interested in participating in the complete STEP Ultrasound Certificate Program instead, starting with Step 1 - Fundamentals. 

Directors and Faculty


Zachary P. Bailowitz, MD, FAAPMR
Brittany J. Moore, MD, FAAPMR

2023 Faculty

Katharine E. Alter, MD, FAAPMR
John C. Cianca, MD, FAAPMR
Ryan T. Hubbard, MD, FAAPMR
Wade O. Johnson, DO, FAAPMR
Heakyung Kim, MD, FAAPMR
Erek W. Latzka, MD, FAAPMR
John M. Lesher, MD MPH, FAAPMR
Jared R. Levin, MD, FAAPMR
Allison N. Schroeder, MD, FAAPMR
Asad R. Siddiqi, DO, FAAPMR

(Subject to change)

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the value and limitations of ultrasound as a diagnostic and interventional tool.
  • Produce an optimal ultrasound image of specific structures in live patients and in a cadaver for preparation for an ultrasound guided injection by demonstrating a command of knowledge over transducer orientation and adjusting ultrasound picture for depth, focal zone, gain, time-gain compensation, frequency, and beam steering.
  • Accurately direct a needle towards targeted structures using MSK ultrasound.
  • Accurately palpate specified bony landmarks and soft tissue structures required for a comprehensive musculoskeletal physical exam using MSK ultrasound for feedback.
  • Accurately identify needle insertion points based on surface anatomy required for electrodiagnostic and spasticity management injections.

Who Should Attend

Physicians who care for patients with neurologic or musculoskeletal diseases and have an intermediate knowledge of ultrasound.

Prerequisite Note: It is strongly recommended that attendees already have fundamentals of ultrasound education from an AAPM&R Step One Ultrasound course.

AAPM&R COVID-19 Code of Conduct for In-Person Meetings and Events

The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of its community, and strongly encourages staying up-to-date with COVID vaccinations and supports in-door masking.   

As a community of medical professionals, the Academy expects attendees at all Academy-hosted in-person meetings, gatherings and events to be considerate and respectful of each other’s health and well-being.  

Specifically, attendees are asked to comply with the following:

  1. If you have tested positive for COVID in the past 10 days or have any symptoms that could be caused by COVID, please stay home*
  2. If you have been exposed to COVID-10 in the past 10 days, even if you are not experiencing any symptoms, please take a PCR and/or rapid test(s) to confirm a negative result before attending the event. While at the event, please wear a mask for the period of 10 days since exposure and re-test on day six (6) after exposure. If positive on the re-test on day six (6), even if asymptomatic, please do not attend the event.

*if you have had symptoms for three (3) or more days and have two negative COVID tests at least 48 hours apart after symptom onset, you may attend but should mask while symptomatic. Please re-test on day six (6) of symptom onset. If positive on the re-test on day six (6), even if asymptomatic, please do not attend the event.

AAPM&R reserves the right to implement additional masking or testing protocols at any time based on ongoing monitoring of the environment and federal and/or local recommendations. Any such modifications will be effective immediately upon public posting and proactively communicated to attendees.