EUROSON School

SonoDerm Dermatologic Ultrasound Conference


Live educational event

second edition

Cluj-Napoca Romania, 21 – 23 April 2023


Venue: Grand Hotel Napoca

*preliminary programme

Conference directors

Dr. Ximena Wortsman, Prof. Dr. Maria Crisan, Prof. Dr. Radu Badea

CME Credits

The SONO-DERM Dermatologic Ultrasound Conference, Cluj Napoca, Romania, 21/04/2023- 23/04/2023 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 18 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Day 1 - 7 European CME credits

Day 2 - 6 European CME credits

Day 3 - 5 European CME credits

EUROSON School

SonoDerm Dermatologic Ultrasound Conference organizers

DEAR COLLEAGUES AND FRIENDS,


After the success of the first edition in 2019, we are delighted and honoured  to welcome you to the 2nd edition of our live educational event*,  3-day dermatologic ultrasound conference Euroson School “Sono-Derm”, hosted in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

We have set up a very attractive agenda regarding the increasing significance of high-frequency ultrasound in conservative, aesthetic, oncologic and surgical dermatology. Our renowned speakers will not only present their latest research in the field, but will also guide you through 3 hands-on sessions, meant to familiarize you with typical anatomical landmarks and also specific findings in various dermatologic conditions. Furthermore, the hands-on session focusing on the sonoanatomy of the face and neck area, followed by case studies of various sonographic filler and threads aspects in live models will enable you to deepen your knowledge of facial anatomy and help you avoid or identify potential filler-related complications.

During your stay in Cluj-Napoca, you will discover a vibrant university city, which will enchant you with its historical background and invite you to discover and rediscover  its highlights.

In your free time between the sessions, or after the scientific program, we strongly recommend you to explore our city, which will fascinate you with its vibrant squares, opera house, Romanian, Hungarian and German cathedrals, all of them symbols of Transylvanian communities. Furthermore, do not hesitate to try out the typical Romanian cuisine and wines, which will surely enchant you.

After two long years where the pandemic has made live meetings  a challenge, we are now delighted to be able to meet in person again, share our knowledge and learn from one another while exploring in "real-time" our largest and single, totally exposed superficial organ of our body... the skin. As there is a limited number of live places due to the high amount of hands-on sessions of the course, we encourage you to book your place now :).

We look  forward welcoming you in Cluj-Napoca , a city whose charm and beauty will help you turn your stay into an exceptional social and cultural experience.

With our warm greetings, 

The organizing Committee

*the entire event will be broadcasted live on Eduson

International conference lecturers

We gather top professionals in the field in one place

Adjunct Prof. Dr. Ximena Wortsman

Radiologist fully dedicated and actively working in research on Dermatologic Ultrasound. Dr Wortsman is also the founding Chair for the dermatologic ultrasound community at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and a fellow member of AIUM, a recognition  given to colleagues who have substantially contributed in a most distinguished fashion  to the field of ultrasound. Her research involves a wide field of ultrasound applications in dermatology, particularly the early detection and characterization of various inflammatory and oncologic conditions, but also the use of ultrasound in aesthetic medicine. With more than 200 publications and author of numerous books and book chapters on dermatologic ultrasound, Dr Wortsman ranks top 1 worldwide in number of publications and citations in dermatologic ultrasound.

Prof. Dr. Diana Gaitini

Prof. Gaitini, former Director of the Ultrasound Unit within the Department of Radiology at Rambam Health Care Campus and Clinical Professor of Radiology at the Technion’s Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, is a Fellow Member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), a member of the Israel Radiological Society, and former president of the Israel Society of Ultrasound in Medicine. She has authored and co-authored over a hundred peer-reviewed papers, 11 chapters in books and one book and is actively involved in teaching activities.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fernando Alfageme-Roldán

Academic dermatologist and Associate Professor in Hospital Puerta de Hierro in Madrid, Spain, where he is responsible for the Dermatological Ultrasound Unit. Dr Alfageme introduced the diagnostic technique of cutaneous ultrasound in Spain and is author of the first EFSUMB consensus on dermatologic ultrasound published in Ultraschall in der Medizin Journal in 2020. His research interest in the field of dermatologic ultrasound is demonstrated by the large number of publications he authored.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Frank Dietrich 

Prof. Dietrich is Head of the department for General Internal Medicine DAIM at Hirslanden in Bern, Switzerland. He is a specialist in gastroenterology & proctology, hematology-oncology & palliative care, pneumology and geriatric medicine.

Dr. Paola Pasquali

Dr Pasquali is consultant in Dermatology and specialist in skin cancer and non-invasive diagnosis techniques. In the public sector, she coordinates the Dermatology Service at Pius Hospital de Valls in Spain. She is an internationally renowned expert in the field of cryosurgery and has been a guest speaker at conferences in over 40 countries.

Dr. med. Diana Crisan

Dr. Crisan is a specialist doctor at the Department of Dermatology and Allergic Diseases in Ulm, Germany. She is author of dozens of publications and her areas of interest involve dermatologic surgery, dermatooncology and the use of high-frequency ultrasound in the perioperative setting.

Dr. Claudia Gonzalez

Dr. Claudia Gonzalez is a Radiologist from Bogota, Colombia with more than 11 years of experience in Dermatological and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. Speaker in multiple National and International Congress focused on the advantages of High Resolution Ultrasound in the field of Dermatology with specialities in Hidradenitis Suppurative, Benign non vascular Cutaneous lesion, Skin Cancer and more.

Dr. Orlando Catalano

Dr. Orlando Catalano is a Radiologist and the Vice-President of the Dermatological Ultrasound Community of AIUM (American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine). Former Director of SIUMB, Italian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.

Dr. Irene Salguero-Fernandez

Dr Salguero-Fernandez is a specialist in dermatology at Puerta de Hierro Hospital and in sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital, Madrid, Spain with expertise in cutanous vascular lesions, cutaneous and surgical oncology as well as dermatologic ultrasound.

National conference lecturers

We gather top professionals in the field in one place

Prof. Dr. Maria Crisan

Professor at the „Iuliu Hatieganu“ University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Department of Histology, Dr. Crisan is a consultant in Dermatology with extensive experience in the field. Her area of expertise involves the use of ultrasound for the assessment of  the efficacy of various topical and systemic treatments in inflammatory conditions but also in the field of cutaneous oncology and anti-aging medicine.

Prof. Dr. Radu Badea

 Professor at the „Iuliu Hatieganu“ University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Prof. Badea is a specialist in gastroenterology and consultant  in internal medicine, with competence  in general ultrasonography. He is also emeritus Professor of the University in Cluj and is one of the first promoters of cutaneous ultrasound in Romania.

Prof. Dr. Olga Simionescu

As a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the „Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Olga Simionescu MD. has been running the first Clinic of Dermatology at Colentina Hospital for the last thirteen years.

With an experience of almost thirty years in Dermatology, her main interest areas focus on dermoscopy, skin cancer, sun-damaged human skin, inflammatory diseases and basic research in skin histology.

Assist. Prof. Dr. Alexandru Badea

Dr. Alexandru Badea is a graduate of the Faculty of Dental Medicine and Medicine at the „Iuliu Hatieganu“ University of  Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, who specialized in Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery. He is interested in modern imaging methods of the head and neck area. His scientific research comprises the field of oral and maxillo-facial surgery, where he has numerous publications.

Dr. Andrada Savianu

Dr. Savianu is a resident doctor in Dermatology at the „Iuliu Hatieganu“ University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania; in her PhD thesis, she evaluates the use of sonography in cutaneous melanoma.

Assist. Prof. Dr. Bogdan Gheban

Dr Gheban is a specialist doctor in Pathology at the „Iuliu Hatieganu “University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, with interest in cutaneous pathology.

Assist. Prof. Dr. Mihai Socaciu

Assist. Prof. Dr. Mihai Socaciu in UMF Cluj-Napoca is specialized in senology (breast imaging), CT, MRI, contrast ultrasound, interventional ultrasound.

Assist. Prof. Dr. Dinu Dumitrascu

Assist. Prof. Dr. Dumitrascu is a specialist doctor in plastic surgery at the „Iuliu Hatieganu “University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, with interest in aesthetic medicine the the use of imaging methods in this field.

Assist. Prof. Dr. Ioana Alina Halip

Assist. Prof. Dr. Halip at UMF Grigore T. Popa Iasi, she is a specialist doctor in Dermato-venerology. She is an active member in manu societies such as EADV (European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology), SRD (Romanian Society of Dermatology).

MD Maria Bungardean 

Dr Bungardean is a specialist doctor at the "Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, with interest in tumoral skin pathology. 

Assist. Collaborator Szasz Maria Erzsebet

FRIDAY 21.04.2023

SESSION I – SONOHISTOLOGY OF THE INTEGUMENT MAIN PATHOLOGIES, CURRENT IMAGING TECHNIQUES IN THE DERMATOLOGICAL FIELD - online

Moderators:

  • Prof. Dr. Olga Simionescu (Bucharest, Romania) 

  • Dr. med. Diana Crisan (Ulm, Germany)

  • Prof. Dr. Maria Crisan (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

 

09:00 - 09:10 Presentation of the conference (Maria Crisan, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Diana Crisan, Ulm, Germany)

09:10 - 09:20 Histology and sonohistology of the integumentary system (Maria Crisan, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

09:20 - 09:40 Main pathologies of the integumentary system (Bogdan Gheban, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Maria Bungardean, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

09:40 - 10:00 Imaging techniques in dermatology: current state of the art (Andrada Savianu, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

10:00 - 10:20 Coffee break

10:20 - 10:40 Ultrasonography. Short history and current aplications. General principles and modes. General equipments (Radu Badea, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

10:40 - 11:00 Ultrasound imaging. Physics. Instrumentation. Image acquisition. Interpretation (Diana Gaitini, Haifa, Israel)

11:00 - 11:20 How to obtain an ultrasound image? How to avoid falses? Tips and tricks (Mihai Socaciu, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

11:20 - 11:40 The use of imaging techniques for melanocytic naevi (Ioana Alina Halip, Iasi, Romania)

11:40 - 12:00 Monitoring topical treatments by means of high-frequency ultrasound (Maria Crisan, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

FRIDAY 21.04.2023

14:00 – 14:10 Opening ceremony. Maria Crisan, Ximena Wortsman, Radu Badea - live broadcast from Cluj-Napoca

14:10 - 14:20 Future of ultrasonography in dermatologic diseases and cosmetologic applications - online (Christopher F. Dietrich, Bern, Switzerland)

 

SESSION II - APPLICATIONS OF CONVENTIONAL, HIGH-FREQUENCY AND ULTRA-HIGH FREQUENCY ULTRASOUND IN DERMATOLOGY - live broadcast from Cluj-Napoca

Moderators:

  • Adjunct Professor Dr. Ximena Wortsman (Santiago, Chile)

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fernando Alfageme-Roldan (Madrid, Spain)

 

14:20 - 14:40 Clinical diagnosis and dermatoscopy – specific data and limitations in current practice. Why do we need a “new” visual instrument in dermatology? A short argumentation through images and clinical cases (Olga Simionescu, Bucharest, Romania)

14:40 - 15:00 Dermatologic ultrasound: essential anatomy and guidance. (Diana Gaitini, Haifa, Israel)

15:00 - 15:20 Artificial intelligence in dermatologic ultrasound. (Fernando Alfageme-Roldan, Madrid, Spain)

15:20 - 15:40 Applications of Ultra-high frequency ultrasound in dermatology and cosmetology (Ximena Wortsman, Santiago, Chile)

15:40 - 16:00 Questions and answers

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break

16:30 - 17:00 Sonoanatomy of the head and neck area (facial landmarks, layers, anatomical danger zones, important neurovascular structures - (Alexandru Badea, Dinu Dumitrascu, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

17:00 - 19:30 Hands-on workshop Sonoanatomy of the head and neck area (live models)

19:30 - 21:00 Get-together cocktail

SATURDAY 22.04.2023

SESSION III – PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS OF DOPPLER, ELASTOGRAPHY AND CEUS IN DERMATOLOGY- live broadcast from Cluj-Napoca

Moderators:

  • Prof. Dr. Diana Gaitini (Haifa, Israel)

  • Prof. Dr. Radu Badea (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)


09:00 - 09:20 Ultrasound basic semiology and pictorial of pathology. (Diana Gaitini, Haifa, Israel)

09:20 – 09:40 Doppler. Principles, modes, applications in dermatology. (Irene Salguero-Fernandez, Madrid, Spain)          

09:40 - 10:00 Elastography. Principles and techniques. General applications. Applications in dermatology. (Mihai Socaciu, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

10:00 - 10:20 CEUS. Principles and clinical applications. Current and futures applications in dermatology.

(Radu Badea, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

10:20 - 10:30 Questions and answers session

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

 

SESSION IV – USEFULNESS OF SONOGRAPHY IN CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY DISORDERS OF THE INTEGUMENT AND NAIL PATHOLOGY - live broadcast from Cluj-Napoca

Moderators:

  • Adjunct Prof. Dr. Ximena Wortsman (Santiago, Chile)

  • Dr. Claudia Gonzalez (Bogota, Colombia)


11:00 - 11:20 Chronic inflammatory disorders of the integument. Clinical and sonographic correlations. (Maria Crisan, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

11:20 - 11:40 The usefulness of sonography in hidradenitis suppurativa patients. (Claudia Gonzalez, Bogota, Colombia)

11:40 - 12:00 Sonography of the nail apparatus and associated pathology: advances in nail imaging. (Ximena Wortsman, Santiago, Chile)

12:00 - 12:10 Questions and answers

12:10 - 13:30 Lunch

 

SESSION V - THE ROLE OF ULTRASONOGRAPHY IN CUTANEOUS BENIGN AND MALIGNANT SKIN LESIONS - live broadcast from Cluj-Napoca

Moderators:

  • Dr. Paola Pasquali (Cambrils, Spain)

  • Prof. Dr. Maria Crisan (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)


13:30 – 13:50 Ultrasonography of cutaneous benign skin lesions. (Claudia Gonzalez, Bogota, Colombia)

13:50 - 14:10 Sonography for non-melanoma skin cancer. (Paola Pasquali, Cambrils, Spain)

14:10 - 14:30 Malignant melanoma. Local, regional and general approach. (Orlando Catalano, Naples, Italy)– live transmission

14:30 - 14:50 US-guided FNAB in dermatologic ultrasound (Fernando Alfageme-Roldan, Madrid, Spain)

14:50 - 15:10 Coffee Break

15:10 - 17:00 Hands-on workshop: High-frequency ultrasound in conservative dermatology and dermato-oncology (live models)

17:00 - 17:30 Coffee Break

17:30 - 18:00 Interesting clinical cases. (Ximena Wortsman, Santiago, Chile)

18:00 - 18:30 Clinical cases and quiz session (faculty members)

19:00 - 22:00 Dinner

SUNDAY 23.04.2023

SESSION VI - APPLICATIONS OF ULTRASOUND IN DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY, VASCULAR PATHOLOGIES AND AESTHETIC DERMATOLOGY - live broadcast from Cluj-Napoca

Moderators:

  • Dr. Diana Crisan (Ulm, Germany)

  • Dr. Irene Salguero-Fernandez (Madrid, Spain)


09:00 - 09:20 Perioperative ultrasound in dermatologic surgery: revealing the unseen for improved surgical planning. (Diana Crisan, Ulm, Germany)

09:20 – 09:40 Hemangiomas and vascular malformations. (Irene Salguero-Fernandez, Madrid, Spain)

09:40 – 10:00 Vascular pathologies with cutaneous involvement (varicose disease, venous thrombosis. (Mihai Socaciu, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

10:00 - 10:30 The role of ultrasound in aesthetics and its complications. (Ximena Wortsman, Santiago, Chile)

10.30 – 11.00 Book launch. Ultrasonography in dermatology. Ximena Wortsman

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:30 Hands-on workshop: High frequency ultrasound in aesthetic dermatology (live models)

Lunch 13:30 - 15:00

 

SESSION VII - CLINICAL CASES - live broadcast from Cluj-Napoca

Moderators:

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fernando Alfageme-Roldan (Madrid, Spain)

  • Dr. Paola Pasquali (Cambrils, Spain)


15:00 - 16:00 Clinical cases submitted by participants.

16:00 - 16:30 Closing remarks, evaluation, prize for most interesting case, certification

Conference objectives:

  • Fundamentals of ultrasound and correct handling of ultrasound devices

  • Ultrasound basic semiology, role of Doppler, elastography and CEUS in the assessment of dermatologic conditions

  • Applications of high-frequency ultrasound in dermatology and cosmetology

  • Knowledge of facial anatomy, skin layers, neurovascular structures and correlation to sonographic findings

  • Understanding the role of high-frequency ultrasound in various inflammatory, vascular and tumoral (benign and malignant) pathologies of the skin and nail organ: clinical and typical sonographic aspects

  • Monitoring of various topical and systemic therapies by means of ultrasound

  • Role of high-frequency ultrasound in the perioperative setting in dermatologic surgery

  • Applications of high frequency ultrasound in cosmetology:

o  Insights into filler injections

o   Identification of fillers under sonographic guidance

o   Avoidance of danger zones during filler injections by ultrasound guidance

o   Avoidance of neurovascular structures during thread lifting procedures

o   Identification of filler-related complications by means of ultrasound

Desired learning outcome

  • Understanding of basic ultrasound physics, principles of scanning, knoblogy, artefacts

  • Independent sonographic identification of normal anatomical structures of the head-and neck area (skin layers, neurovascular structures)

  • Lean how to perform vascular mapping to confirm the location, depth and size of arteries in the head-and-neck area

  • Imaging of normal integument, sonographic evaluation methods of inflammatory conditions of the skin and nail organ – obtaining the view of the nail organ in physiological and pathological conditions; identifying normal vs. abnormal skin structure on ultrasound

  • Understanding the role of ultrasound in benign and malignant skin tumors – obtaining the correct sonographic tumoral parameters: tumor lateral extension, tumor depth, relationship to neurovascular structures, type of vascularization, use of elastography

  • Obtain sonographic images of relevant pathologies of the integument and soft tissues

  • Choose patients where high-frequency ultrasound can improve diagnostic speed and accuracy

  • Understand the role  of preoperative ultrasound in melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer

  • Understanding and identifying danger zones of the head and neck area prior to filler injections; learn to avoid vascular complications by pre-procedural sonographic assessment of the area to inject

  • Learn to identify and characterize previously placed fillers and threads in the head and neck area and how  complications such as granulomas, abscesses, hematomas appear on ultrasound

  • Guidance of injections to dissolve hyaluronic acid fillers wrongly placed

  • Incorporation of high-frequency ultrasound in daily patient care

Expected participants:

The conference addresses a large variety of clinical specialties – dermatology, dermato-cosmetology, dermatologic and plastic surgery, radiology, general medicine etc. We encourage the attendance of not only specialist but also resident doctors.

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