Day 2024

Intensive course on imaging rheumatic diseases — hands-on, interdisciplinary and interactive.

March 22nd, 2024 | 9:00 – 18:00

Experienced speakers will present established facts and provide insights into new developments and future technologies. Practical cases, both simple and complex, will be available to all participants using the BerlinCaseViewer app and will be discussed together with the experts.

Meet our Experts

Torsten Diekhoff

Assistant Professor of Radiology

Expert in musculoskeletal imaging, including sports and rheumatologic imaging. Extensive expertise in the use of modern computed tomography methods and joint ultrasound, as well as musculoskeletal interventions.

Iris Eshed

Professor of Radiology
Expert in musculoskeletal imaging, including tumor, sports, and rheumatologic imaging. Special expertise in DISH syndrome and its differentiation from axial spondyloarthritis, as well as musculoskeletal interventions.

Kay-Geert Hermann

Professor of Radiology
Expert in rheumatological imaging, specializing in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and axial spondyloarthritis, both with conventional radiography and magnetic resonance imaging. Pursues innovative concepts of electronic teaching.

Arnd Kleyer

Assistant Professor of Rheumatology
Expert in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis, and vasculitis. Also experienced in rheumatologic imaging, including micro-computed tomography and cinematic rendering of joint lesions.

Denis Poddubnyy

Professor of Rheumatology
Clinical opinion leader for axial spondyloarthritis and psoriatic arthritis with an international network. Great expertise in rheumatologic imaging, including MRI. Coordinates artificial intelligence projects in rheumatology imaging diagnostics.

Scientific Agenda

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

CME Accreditation

The Berlin Medical Association has rated the event with 10 category A CME points. Most countries recognize the German CME points 1:1.

Furthermore, the course is recommended by the European Society of Skeletal Radiology for the ESSR diploma. The German Society for Musculoskeletal Radiology (DGMSR e.V.) also recognizes participation in the event for training as an expert and for the diploma.

Venue of the workshop

The Aquino Hotel is centrally located in Berlin in a quiet oasis. Attractions such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, and the Friedrichstraße shopping mile are not far away. The event hall boasts a high ceiling so participants in the back rows can follow the presentations well.


Hannoversche Straße 5b, 10115 Berlin

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Rheuma Day 2024 now!

The choice is yours:

  • Meet us in person in Berlin at the Hotel Aquino in the heart of the city. The exchange with like-minded colleagues is a bonus.

  • Or take part online and enjoy the comfort of your home. We’ve done everything we can to ensure it won’t be boring. A professional company will stream the event with at least three cameras. You will receive our cases interactively via our web app and can ask questions to the experts pixel by pixel.