Musculoskeletal Imaging - Shoulder MRI Fellowship

13 - 15 May 2024

Barcelona - Spain

Level II - General radiologist

18 EACCME CME Credits

On this 3-day radiology fellowship in Barcelona, participants will benefit from the expertise of MSK radiologist Dr. Phillip Tirman's through lectures and several detailed case discussions on Shoulder MRI. This interactive programme with a small group will give participants a chance to read musculoskeletal cases individually and receive immediate feedback and advice from the mentor.

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This Shoulder MRI mini fellowship, taught by highly knowledgeable radiologist Phillip Tirman MD, will include an overview of MRI of the shoulder with a daily presentation, individual case readings, and with group-based case read-outs.

With years of experience in the field in particular sports radiology, Dr. Tirman comes prepared with his case mix to share with you, containing a large variety of MSK cases relevant to the topic which participants can also review on their own after the fellowship.

Participation in this fellowship, limited to a maximum of 10 radiologists, will enhance and strengthen your knowledge in musculoskeletal MRI interpretation. In this small group environment among your peers, you are free to ask questions, make mistakes, and learn together with the support of Dr. Phillip Tirman. A successful fellowship will provide you with knowledge that can help you address your ongoing clinical challenges, as well as future pursuits.

Enjoy Your Stay In Barcelona

The fellowship will run during working hours (approximately 9 am to 5 pm) so you will be free to explore the beautiful city of Barcelona in the evenings and weekends should you choose to extend your stay.

Musculoskeletal MRI Courses - Combine and Save:

Looking to maximise your travels and dive deep into MSK MRI?

Join us also on 8-10 May at Dr. Tirman 's Wrist, Hand and Elbow Imaging Fellowship and save with our MSK Combo Deal, while also enjoying a weekend to visit beautiful Barcelona!

6 intensive fellowship days at: €4000 €3200 👨‍🎓

Interested in combining these 2 fellowships? Send us an email and we can provide you with more details about this exclusive deal.

Accreditation and CME Certificates

This radiology mini fellowship is organised by TMC Academy, an EACCME Trusted Provider.

Learning objectives

  • To describe the normal anatomy of the Shoulder Joint
  • To be familiar with some normal Shoulder region variants that mimic disease
  • To understand common imaging presentations of trauma the shoulder joint
  • To understand the imaging presentation of acute and chronic trauma and stress related injuries of the shoulder joint and to appreciate their clinical relevance
  • To offer tools for a radiology report that satisfies the needs of the referring physician

Programme will include

  • Lectures covering a variety of topics relevant to shoulder MRI
  • Individual reporting on selected cases with supervision/ immediate feedback by the Mentor
  • Group case discussion
  • Workstations provided by TMC for the training week
  • Access to all course materials via TMC Academy platform, including discussed cases (for 1 year following course)
  • Daily lunches and coffee breaks with your peers and Dr. Phillip Tirman
  • Plenty of time for Q&A with the specialised radiologist mentor
  • Certificate of attendance - An application has been made to the UEMS/EBR for CME accreditation of this event


Level II - General radiologist
This is an intermediate level MSK training geared toward general radiologists (Level II). However, in a small group with plenty of one-on-one time with the radiologist mentor, there will be some flexibility within the programme for each participant.

Payment & Group Discounts

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TMC Academy is happy to offer group discounts to support radiology education within hospitals or practices. Please reach out for details.


  • Phillip Tirman M.D.
    Los Angeles, United States of America

    Dr. Phillip Tirman is an internationally recognized MSK expert further subspecializing in the applications of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for evaluating orthopedic, sports medicine, and spine disorders. He is the co-author of three textbooks, including MRI OF THE SHOULDER and DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING: ORTHOPAEDICS. He is also the author or co-author on over sixty original scientific articles published in the radiology and orthopedic literature. Dr. Tirman did fellowship training in Magnetic Resonance Imaging at The Cottage Community Magnetic Resonance Center in Santa Barbara and the San Francisco Magnetic Resonance Center (SFMRC) in San Francisco where he continued to practice and was named Medical Director. Dr. Tirman was subsequently recruited from SFMRC to the prestigious National Orthopedic Imaging Associates Group where he worked closely with Dr. David Stoller and Rusty Fritz and was the NOIA Fellowship director. Dr. Tirman has been a manuscript reviewer for Radiology, the American Journal of Roentgenology, and the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. He is a widely sought lecturer and has spoken at over fifty international meetings and has been a pioneer of continuing medical education utilizing the World Wide Web. Dr. Tirman is also a food and wine connoisseur and is the author of the popular book THE WINE AND FOOD LOVER’S DIET which was a James Beard award nominee. Connect with Dr. Phillip Tirman on LinkedIn:


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Monday - May 13th 2024
08:30 - 09:00 (GMT +0200) Registration and introduction to the venue Introduction
09:00 - 09:45 (GMT +0200) MRI of the Shoulder: Technique and Anatomy Lecture Phillip Tirman
09:45 - 10:45 (GMT +0200) MRI Shoulder Impingement Syndromes Lecture Phillip Tirman
10:45 - 11:00 (GMT +0200) Coffee break Break
11:00 - 12:30 (GMT +0200) Shoulder Rotator Cuff Lecture Phillip Tirman
12:30 - 14:00 (GMT +0200) Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30 (GMT +0200) Individual case reading followed by case discussion Case demo Phillip Tirman
15:30 - 15:45 (GMT +0200) Coffee break Break
15:45 - 17:00 (GMT +0200) Individual case reading followed by case discussion Case demo Phillip Tirman
Tuesday - May 14th 2024
09:00 - 10:30 (GMT +0200) MRI of the Shoulder: Instability Lecture Phillip Tirman
10:30 - 10:45 (GMT +0200) Coffee Break Break
10:45 - 11:15 (GMT +0200) MRI of the Shoulder: Acromioclavicular Joint Lecture Phillip Tirman
11:15 - 12:45 (GMT +0200) Individual case reading followed by case discussion Case demo Phillip Tirman
12:45 - 14:15 (GMT +0200) Lunch Break
14:15 - 15:15 (GMT +0200) MRI of the Shoulder: Biceps Lecture Phillip Tirman
15:15 - 15:30 (GMT +0200) Coffee Break Break
15:30 - 17:00 (GMT +0200) Individual case reading followed by case discussion Case demo Phillip Tirman
Wednesday - May 15th 2024
09:00 - 10:15 (GMT +0200) MRI of Shoulder Cysts and Other Benign Masses Lecture Phillip Tirman
10:15 - 10:30 (GMT +0200) Coffee Break Break
10:30 - 11:15 (GMT +0200) MRI of the Shoulder: Post op Lecture Phillip Tirman
11:15 - 12:45 (GMT +0200) Individual case reading followed by case discussion Case demo Phillip Tirman
12:45 - 14:15 (GMT +0200) Lunch Break
14:15 - 15:15 (GMT +0200) MRI of Shoulder and Elbow Neuropathy Lecture Phillip Tirman
15:15 - 15:30 (GMT +0200) Coffee Break Break
15:30 - 17:00 (GMT +0200) Individual case reading followed by case discussion Case demo Phillip Tirman

Torre Mapfre

Designed by Íñigo Ortíz and Enrique de León on the occasion of the Olympics in 1992, Torre Mapfre is one of the most iconic buildings in Barcelona, due to its height -154 meters (505ft) height, distributed in 44 floors, as well as its unique location by the sea at Vila Olímpica.

The fellowship will be held on the 33rd floor where the TMC offices are located, complete with a gorgeous view of the entire city.

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Carrer Marina, 16-18
08005 - Barcelona Spain

Cancellation Policy

Participant cancellation
For cancellations made up until 6 weeks prior to the course, the participant will be fully reimbursed.

For cancellations made after 6 weeks, TMC Academy offers a flexible transfer of paid registration fees, meaning that in the unfortunate event that an attendee cannot make it to Barcelona (for Covid-19 related reasons or other), they may simply transfer their credit to the next session (or to any combination of TMCA training programme(s) or subscriptions equivalent to the same price). Please note that this flexible transfer option is available until 1 day prior to the course.

Mentor/TMC cancellation

Considering the possibility of unforeseen circumstances leading to the cancellation of the training such as Covid-19, force majeure, or any other unforeseen events, registrants will have the option of flexible transfer or receiving a full reimbursement of the registration fee.

Flexible booking

It's important to note that TMC Academy cannot be held responsible for any travel or accommodation arrangements affected by cancellation, whether initiated by TMC Academy or the participant. Therefore, we strongly advise attendees to prioritize booking flexible travel options whenever possible. This proactive approach ensures that participants have the flexibility to adapt to any changes that may arise, safeguarding their investment and ensuring a smooth experience overall.