Sonar organizes since 2008 several courses
to improve msus skills, to
learn the Sonar-score for RA-patients and the CoxSonar-score for SpA-patients. More than 130 rheumatologists in
and in practice attended to the courses from 2008-2016.
courses since 2008:
2008: The Sonar group starts with the first courses in Berne.
2009: Several RA scoring courses took place in Berne and Zürich.
2010: Sonar offers additional cadaver courses to improve anatomy skills
and to perform
ultrasound guided injections.
2011: Sonar introduces an additional course concerning msus in SpA.
More than 120
rheumatologists absolved the RA-Sonar courses.
2012: The Sonar group organizes 1 course concerning msus in RA
and 3 courses about the role of msus in SpA (in Zurich, in Lausanne and
The Sonar-group is newly organized as "Verein Sonar-Gruppe", the
founding meeting took
place in Berlin 8th June 2012.
2013: New courses (focus on RA): Inselspital Bern (RA basic course),
Zürich (RA basic course), SGR course, CHUV, Lausanne (RA
2014: focus on publications and 3 practical courses, course 1: update
scoring in RA, Bern, 8th may 2014, course 2: SGUM Refresher, SONAR
endorsed course, Interlaken, 3th september 2014, course 3: update
scoring in RA, Lausanne, 4th december 2014
2015: SONAR course in Bern 21.05.2015
(special topic: elbow anatomy, pathology in RA and SpA), Basel 19.11.2015
(introduction of the coxsonar-score in SpA)
2016: SONAR Scoring in RA and Sonar-Hip Scoring in SpA, Geneva Airport 26 5 2016. SONAR Scoring in RA an Sonar-Hip Scoring in Spa, Zürich, University Hospital 11/2016
2017: SONAR course with focus on Doppler in Geneva, TUI part 1
and SONAR part 2
Geneva Airport 18 5 2017. SONAR Course with focus on Tenosynovitis and
Sonar Hip Score in Spondyloarthritis, Basel 23 11 2017 (details will be
published in Summer 2017)