Course on Musculoskeletal Pathology

A moment of the course: analysis of radiological examinations of a clinical caseThe Course on Musculoskeletal Pathology has been held since 1974 and was first started by Prof. Mario Campanacci, together with Prof. W.F. Enneking as Visiting Professor. In the following years Prof. Mario Mercuri, Dr. Piero Picci and Dr. Franco Bertoni have been Course Directors, together with, for many years, Dr. D.S. Springfield as visiting Professor, alternated to Prof. H. Mankin, Mirra, D. Vanel, P. Hogendorn, M. Gehbardt, and F.H. Sim.

In 2017 the Course will reach its 30th Edition and is organized by the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute in collaboration with the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and with the Hospital for Special Surgery of New York. The Course will see the participation of approx. 80-100 specialized and specializing doctors, half of whom come from abroad.

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Information on the Course

The course consists in a 5-day update on bone and soft tissue tumors, with particular emphasis on clinical-pathologic and radiologic correlations, and includes practical studies under the microscope. It is addressed to orthopaedists, oncologists, pathologists, radiologists and basic researchers. The aim of the course is to improve knowledge and competence on these pathologies, by working in multidisciplinary teams.

The course is usually held yearly, in April. It starts each morning with the discussion on, and correction of, the quizzes on the topics covered on the previous day. At the end of each session plenty of time is dedicated to the discussion of cases with the participants. During the whole Course, microscopes are available to study pathological slides. The last day participants are grouped into multidisciplinary teams to discuss a clinical case in front of the audience.

The Course fee of 600,00 Euro includes coffee breaks, 4 work breakfasts, the Course dinner and the Course syllabus. The fee for specialization students, with letter from the Director of the specialization course, is 450,00 Euro.

The official language of the course is English, with no translation. Italian Continuing Education Credits for doctors and biologists are available (33-34 for the past editions).

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