Clinical Insights: Rheuma Day 2024 — Focussing on MSK Radiology

Rheumatism? That’s always a case for rheumatology, isn’t it? Not quite. The approximately 200 diseases from the rheumatic spectrum also play a prominent role in musculoskeletal radiology (MSK).

Following the success of last year’s 1st Rheuma Day, we are delighted to announce the comeback of Rheuma Day for March 22nd 2024. This time around as a hybrid event.


Look forward to hands-on intensive courses and state-of-the-art interdisciplinary presentations. At the event, you’ll have the opportunity for networking with other professionals and to directly engage with the experts.

Rheuma Day: Uniting Experts, Anywhere

With over 90 enthusiastic participants, Rheuma Day 2023 showed us: There is an interest in an interdisciplinary approach to MSK radiology that extends far beyond Germany. That’s why we’ve decided to hold this year’s event in English to reach even more radiologists from around the world.

What’s New With Rheuma Day 2024

We are delighted to have the support of the German Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (DGMSR) and the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR). Our educational program is recognized as a component for both the DGMSR Diploma and the ESSR Diploma. Additionally, the Berlin Medical Association accredits 10 CME points in Category A for this event.

This year’s workshop comes with exciting changes. Rheuma Day 2024 will be held as a hybrid event for the first time. Participants can choose whether to travel to Berlin or to take part online while enjoying the comfort of their home.

On the agenda are interactive intensive courses featuring previously unpublished case studies, perfectly aligned with the presentations of the five experts.

Get ready for state-of-the-art information and fresh insights into various conditions, as well as relevant differential diagnoses. Taking into account the key imaging modalities from X-ray to MRI to CT, the speakers will address, among others, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, scleroderma, and gout, as well as osteitis condensans ilii and the SAPHO and CNO syndromes.

The Agenda at a Glance

March 22nd 2024

9:00Welcome and IntroductionK.-G. Hermann
9:05Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis: What the Rheumatologist Wants to KnowA. Kleyer
9:20Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and More: Understanding X-ray ImagesK.-G. Hermann
9:45MRI for Peripheral Joint DiseasesI. Eshed
10:05Crystal-induced Diseases: Role of MRI and CTT. Diekhoff
10:30Coffee Break
11:00Interactive Case Study: Peripheral Joint DiseasesT. Diekhoff, I. Eshed, K.-G. Hermann, A. Kleyer
12:45Lunch Break
13:50Axial Spondyloarthritis: Why it Doesn’t Work Without ImagingD. Poddubnyy
14:10Axial Spondyloarthritis: Sacroiliac Joint and SpineK.-G. Hermann
14:35SAPHO, CRMO and CNO: Alphabet Soup for RadiologistsT. Diekhoff
14:55Imaging of DISH: More than Just Bony BridgesI. Eshed
15:15Nuclear Medicine Imaging in SpondyloarthritisA. Kleyer
15:30Coffee Break
16:00Interactive Case Study: Axial SkeletonT. Diekhoff, I. Eshed,
K.-G. Hermann, A. Kleyer,
D. Poddubnyy
17:45Learning Success Evaluation and Final DiscussionK.-G. Hermann
18:00End of Rheuma Day 2024

In addition to introductory and in-depth presentations, the event offers the opportunity to meet renowned experts on-site and exchange ideas with other MSK radiologists.

But our personal highlight is this: two nearly two-hour interactive case study sessions — one before and one after noon. This is your chance to analyze the curated cases yourself in order to be able to answer engaging multiple-choice questions — all while directly interacting with the speakers.

About the Speakers

Torsten Diekhoff: Radiologist

Torsten Diekhoff boasts extensive expertise as an MSK radiologist, particularly in sports and rheumatologic imaging. He excels in employing advanced techniques in computed tomography and joint ultrasound, complemented by his proficiency in musculoskeletal interventions.

Iris Eshed: Radiologist

Iris Eshed has garnered recognition as an expert in imaging techniques in tumor and sports medicine, as well as a musculoskeletal radiologist specializing in rheumatic diseases. She has a specific interest in the DISH syndrome and its differentiation from axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). Additionally, she is active in the field of musculoskeletal interventions.

Kay-Geert Hermann: Radiologist

Radiologist Kay-Geert Hermann is recognized for his expertise in imaging methods within rheumatology, including X-ray and MRI. He specializes in conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). Moreover, he is dedicated to teaching, especially in innovative digital formats.

Arnd Kleyer: Rheumatologist

Arnd Kleyer’s expertise extends across a spectrum of conditions, ranging from rheumatoid arthritis to axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), psoriatic arthritis, and vasculitis. Furthermore, as a seasoned rheumatologist, he possesses proficiency in imaging techniques, encompassing micro-computed tomography in rheumatology and cinematic rendering of joint lesions.

Denis Poddubnyy: Rheumatologist

Denis Poddubnyy is a distinguished authority on axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) and psoriatic arthritis, boasting an extensive international network. With years of experience in imaging in rheumatology, particularly MRI, he delves into innovative avenues exploring the application of artificial intelligence in diagnostics within his field.

Your Ticket For Rheuma Day 2024: Take Part On-site in Berlin Or Online

Rheuma Day 2024 will provide you with plenty of new insights and goes even beyond that, as it’s set to become an interactive experience for MSK radiologists worldwide. We invite you to join us in Berlin or participate online.

Be part of it, learn from the best, and deepen your knowledge in a unique, interdisciplinary setting.

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