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Faculty

SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZER

On behalf of EURO-MUSCULUS and USPRM


 

Levent Özçakar

Levent Özçakar, MD, Professor

Hacettepe University Medical School, Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Ankara, Turkey

 

 
He is the founder & president of TURK-MUSCULUS, EURO-MUSCULUS, WORLD-MUSCULUS TURK-MUS, USPRM, Ultrasound Special Interest Group of ESPRM.
He is the associate editor of the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.
He is the book editor of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine and Sonographic Atlas for Common Musculoskeletal Pathologies.
He has published over 470 publications in various international journals indexed by SCI/SCI-Exp and acts as reviewer in 70 international journals indexed by SCI/SCI-Exp.

 

 

LOCAL ORGANIZER

On behalf of US Study Group of the Portuguese Society of PRM


 

Simão Serrano

Simão Serrano, MD

Centro Hospitalar de Leiria, Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Leiria, Portugal

 

 
He has a Pain Medicine Postgraduate Degree and is responsible for the Ultrasound Interventional Procedures at the PRM department and Pain Unit in Centro Hospitalar de Leiria.
He is the coordinator of the US Study Group of the Portuguese Society of PRM.
He is member of the ESPRM Special Interest Scientific Committee (SISC) “Ultra Sound in PRM”.
He has participated as instructor and lecturer in national and international US courses, including EURO-MUSCULUS past events.
He has published scientific articles in the ultrasound and spasticity fields and is a reviewer of the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

 

Jorge Barbosa

Jorge Barbosa, MD

Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental, Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Lisboa, Portugal

 

 
He is member of the Coordinating Nucleus of the Ultrasound Study Group of the Portuguese Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.
He is the coordinator of the Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasound Residency Program of the Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Department in Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental.
He is coordinator of the Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Unit of the Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Department in Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental.
He is certified by the European Board of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.

 

João Constantino

João Constantino, MD

Centro de Medicina de Reabilitação da Região Centro – Rovisco Pais (CMRRC-RP), Department of Adult Neurological Rehabilitation
Tocha, Portugal

 

 
He is member of the Coordinating Nucleus of the Ultrasound Study Group of the Portuguese Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. He is the coordinator of the Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasound Unit at CMRRC-RP He has been instructor and lecturer in various national and international US courses, including EURO-MUSCULUS past events. His main areas of interest includes Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography and Spasticity, including USG BonT-A injections.

 

 

FACULTY & TUTORS (alphabetical order)

International Faculty


 

Chueh Hung Wu

Chueh-Hung Wu, MD, CIPS, Assistant Professor

National Taiwan University Hospital, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Taipei, Taiwan

 

 
Director of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Center, Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
Dr. Chueh-Hung Wu has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed international medical journals, including two original articles in Radiology.
He acts as a reviewer for 14 SCI-indexed journals.
He is actively involved in teaching diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound, and has been invited as a speaker and an instructor in more than 20 international conferences and workshops.

 

Bayram Kaymak

Bayram Kaymak, MD, Professor

Hacettepe University Medical School, Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Ankara, Turkey

 

 
His main areas of interest include biomechanics, gait analysis, spasticity and ultrasound guided botulinum toxin injections.
He has authored about 65 scientific publications in various international journals indexed by SCI/SCI-Exp.
He is also a reviewer for certain international rehabilitation journals indexed by SCI/SCI-Exp.

 

Kamal Mezian

Kamal Mezian, MD PhD, Assistant Professor

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University
Prague, Czech Republic

 

 
He is a specialist, UEMS-Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
He is the member of the editorial board of the official journal of The Czech Society of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine (Rehabilitace a fyzikální lékařství).
He has published over 20 publications in various international journals indexed by SCI/SCI- Exp and acts as reviewer in 4 international journals indexed by SCI/SCI-Exp.

 

Ke Vin Chang

Ke-Vin Chang, MD, PhD, CIPS, RMSK, ASRA-PMUC

National Taiwan University Hospital, Bei-Hu Branch, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Bei-Hu, Taiwan

 

 
Clinical Assistant Professor
Founder of MSK Ultrasound Club (on Facebook)
Organizer of USMSIT (Ultrasound Musculoskeletal Workshop in Taiwan)
Organizer of NMUSIT (Neuromuscular Ultrasound Workshop in Taiwan)

 

Martine De Muynck

Martine De Muynck, MD PhD

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences Ghent University Hospital
Ghent, Belgium

 

 
I am head of the PRM department at Ghent University Hospital and internship supervisor. Former president of the Royal Belgian Society of PRM. I started performing musculoskeletal US in 1988 and started organizing US courses in Ghent in 1995. We organized the first Euromusculus course at our department in 2010. Author and co-author of articles and books on MSUS. Teacher during many MSUS workshops.

 

Murat Kara

Murat Kara, MD, Associate Professor

Hacettepe University Medical School, Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Ankara, Turkey

 

 
He is Associate Professor at Hacettepe University Medical School, Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
He has finished medical training (2002) and residency (2008) at Hacettepe University Medical School, Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
His main areas of interest comprise Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography, Spasticity, Sarcopenia and Pain.
He has participated (as a trainer) in several national/international courses on the Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography.
He is a member of TURK-MUSCULUS, EURO-MUSCULUS, WORLD-MUSCULUS and USPRM regarding musculoskeletal ultrasonography.
He has authored about 150 publications in various international journals indexed by SCI/SCI- Exp.

 

Nikos Barotsis

Nikos Barotsis, MD

Patras University Hospital, Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Rion, Greece

 

 
Physiatrist & MSK ultrasonographer.
Senior Fellow of the European PRM Board.
Academic and Research Fellow, School of Medicine, Patras University Hospital, Rion - Greece.
Incoming President of the PRM Board of UEMS.
e-Learning Coordinator of the European PRM College.

 

 

FACULTY & TUTORS (alphabetical order)

National Faculty


 

Alexandre Barbosa

Alexandre Camões Barbosa, MD

Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central, Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Lisbon, Portugal

 

 
PMR specialist
Master in Ultrasound and Ultrasound Guided Injection (Fundación San Pablo Andalucía - CEU)
Neurotoxin Clinic (Coordinator) at Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central

 

Bruno Mendes

Bruno Mendes, MD

Centro de Medicina de Reabilitação da Região Centro – Rovisco Pais, Department of Adult Neurological Rehabilitation
Tocha, Portugal

 

 
He has Sports Medicine and Pain Medicine Postgraduate Degree.
He is member of the Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasound outpatient department at Centro de Reabilitação da Região Centro – Rovisco Pais.
His main areas of interest includes Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography, Pain and Spasticity, including USG BonT-A injections.
He is certified by the European Board of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.

 

Diogo Rodrigues Gomes

Diogo Rodrigues Gomes, MD

Sporting Clube de Braga | Clínica do Dragão – FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence Taipas Termal – Clínica de Saúde
Braga, Portugal

 

 
Specialist in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine and postgraduate degree in Sports Medicine. Is the U23 Football Team Physician at Sporting Clube de Braga and Medical Assistant at Clínica do Dragão – FIFA Sports Centre of Excellence and Taipas Termal – Clínica de Saúde. Is an ultrasound user essentially in MSK pathology and MSK ultrasound guided intervention – muscle, tendon and joint injuries in sports medicine.

 

Gustavo Beça

Gustavo Beça, MD

Centro de Reabilitação do Norte (CRN)
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

 

 
Coordinator of CRN Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit and Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit.
Coordinator CRN Tonus Disorder Consultation.
Coordinator of CRN Biomechanics Laboratory.
Co-coordinator of CRN Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Nucleus.
Master in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and ecoguided interventionism.
Member of SIBRehab – Sociedade Ibérica de Biomecânica de Reabilitação.

 

Joao Carvalho

João Carvalho, MD

Centro Hospitalar Entre Douro e Vouga, Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal

 

 
Sports Medicine Post Graduate of Faculty of Medicine of University of Oporto, 2011-2012
Pain Medicine Post Graduate of Faculty of Medicine of University of Oporto, 2016-2017
Internship in ultrasound-guided intervention in Hospital Vírgen del Rocio, Seville, Spain
2018: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist in Centro de Reabilitação do Norte, functions in both the Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit and the Spinal cord injury Unit. Ultrasound-guided intervention techniques and Urossexual rehabilitation (urodynamics) consultation.
2019: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist in Centro Hospital Entre Douro e Vouga

 

João Monsanto

João Monsanto, MD

Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental, Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Lisboa, Portugal

 

 
Member of the Portuguese Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.
Trainer of the Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasound Residency Program of the Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Department in Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental.

 

José Luís Carvalho

José Luís Carvalho, MD

Centro de Reabilitação do Norte (CRN)
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

 

 
Specialization in Pain Medicine and Sports Medicine.
Coordinator of the CRN Musculoskeletal Intervention.
Accreditation in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound competency, EcoSermef (Spanish Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Society, School of Ultrasound).
Differentiation in Regenerative Medicine ultrasound guided techniques. NewYork Presbyterian Hospital, Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine Observership, Ultrasound guided procedures, Spine intervention and Regenerative techniques.

 

Luís Lima

Luís Lima, MD

Viseu, Portugal

 

 


Certified by the European Board of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.
Specialist in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine and Sports Medicine.
Sports Medicine Fellowship – Aspetar, Qatar.
International Olympic Committe Diploma in Physical Therapies & Sports Medicine.
Team Physician at Portuguese Football Federation.

 

Miguel Costa

Miguel Costa, MD

Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Algarve, Portugal

 

 
PM&R and Sports Medicine Specialist.
Medical Director at GFIMEDICINE.
Enthusiast and Expertise in Ultrasound Intervention.

 

Miguel Reis e Silva

Miguel Reis e Silva, MD

Hospital Garcia de Orta, Pain Unit
Lisboa, Portugal

 

 
Ultrasound guided procedures in the context of Sports Medicine at Sport Lisboa e Benfica Medical Department.
Ultrasound and fluoroscopy guided procedures in the context of chronic pain at the Pain Unit of Hospital Garcia de Orta and the Pain Unit of Hospital CUF Infante Santo.
Medical Doctor at the Gait analysis Lab of Centro de Medicina de Reabilitação de Alcoitão.

 

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Nuno Loureiro, MD

Team Physician in Sporting Clube Portugal
Coordinator of Sports Medicine Department at Clinica Espregueira Mendes Sports Center - FIFA Medical Center of Excellence
Comcorpus Clinic
Member of Portuguese Olympic Committee

 
Specialist in Sports Medicine and Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
Past Coordinator of the US Study Group of Portuguese Society of PMR (2016-2018)
Participation as instructor and lecturer in National US courses
Ultrasound daily user mainly in MSK pathology and MSK ultrasound guided injections.

  

Rui Sales Marques

Rui Sales Marques, MD

Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Algarve, Portugal

 

 
Master´s Degree in Sports Medicine and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Guided Intervention | Diretor of Sonosite Fujifilm Ultrasound Guided Intervention Courses | Head of Medical Department at Portuguese Padel National Team | Medical Department at Sporting Clube Farense Football Club | Medical Director at GFI Sports Medicine | Sports Medicine & Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Guided Intervention at Algarve University Hospital and HPA Saúde Private Health | Member of the Interest Group in MSK Ultrasonography of Portuguese Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (GriECO)

 

Tiago Félix

Tiago Félix, MD

Centro Hospitalar Tondela-Viseu, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Viseu, Portugal

 

 
Postgraduate Degree in Pain Medicine and Sports Medicine
PM&R Department - Centro Hospitalar Tondela-Viseu, Ultrasound-guided techniques for musculoskeletal disorders and chronic pain
Multidisciplinary Pain Unit - Centro Hospitalar Tondela-Viseu
Clube Desportivo de Tondela - professional football team doctor

 

 

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD (alphabetical order)


 

 

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Catarina Aguiar Branco, MD

Portugal

 

 

 

Franco Franchignoni

Franco Franchignoni, MD

Consultant in Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
ICS Maugeri, IRCCS, Lissone (MB), Italy

 

 
MD, Physiatrist, Life Fellow EBPRM
Past President & Member of “Senate of Experts” of UEMS PRM Section & Board
Chairman - ISPRM Journal Subcommittee
Hon. Member - European Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine
Editor/Editorial Board member of international PRM journals

 

Luis Jacinto

Luis Jorge Jacinto, MD

Director do Serviço de Reabilitação de Adultos 3, Centro de Medicina de Reabilitação de Alcoitão
Alcabideche, Portugal

 

 
PM&R senior consultant.
Head of an adult neuro-rehabilitation service, a Botulinum Toxin Clinics and a Gait Analysis Laboratory.
Involved in research, peer training and publications on: neuro-rehabilitation, botulinum toxin, movement/gait analysis, patient centered goals, outcomes in PM&R, robotic management in PM&R.
Co-authored “Advanced Technologies for the Rehabilitation of Balance and Gait Disorders”– Springer 2018.
Scientific Societies: SPMFR; ISPRM; ESPRM; WFNR, EFNR; INA; SIBRehab (vice president) 

 

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Jorge Laíns, MD

Portugal

 

 

 

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