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Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia and Vascular Access Workshop
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Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia and Vascular Access Workshop
This 2.5-day hands on ultrasound workshop is offered to anesthesiologists who wish to learn ultrasound guided vascular access and regional anesthesia. This workshop focuses on hands-on scanning and needling practice. To maximize the hands on experience, it is mandatory for the registrants to acquire theoretical knowledge and study the online course materials before attending the workshop. There is a lot of materials to cover that will require approximately 6-8 hours of study time. At the end of this course, participants would have acquired a thorough knowledge of imaging and needling techniques for regional anesthesia and vascular access.
This course has a number of distinguishing features.
Day 1
• Supervised hands on scanning on live models for more than 5 hours
• Opportunity to use a variety of ultrasound machines
  (BK Medical, GE, Philips, and SonoSite)
• A wide variety of topics for selection
• Practical tips and tricks for ultrasound guided blocks
• Knowledge evaluation with immediate feedback
Day 2
• Ask the expert scanning stations and further hands on scanning practice
• Practical scanning examination with immediate feedback
Day 3 (Optional)
• Hands on scanning on live and cadaver models with instructor feedback
• Hands on needling practice on simulator and cadaver models with instructor
 feedback
• A fully interactive program
Early registration is encouraged. The Saturday-Sunday workshop will accommodate to a maximum of 48 registrants, i.e., a 6-8:1 registrant to instructor ratio. The Monday workshop will be limited to 18 registrants in the morning and 18 registrants in the afternoon. This course will be taught by University of Toronto faculty at the University of St. Michael's College located at 81 St Mary St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Registration fee will include a "Ultrasound Imaging for Regional Anesthesia - A Practical Guide" booklet, refreshment on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Lunch is NOT provided on Monday.
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Available Dates
TBA
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Program Guide
Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the regional anesthesia workshop, the participant should be better able to:
• Describe the basic principles of ultrasound imaging for regional anesthesia
• Describe basic nerve block techniques in the upper limb, lower limb and trunk
• Recognize ultrasonographic images of nerves in the above mentioned regions
• Perform the technique of ultrasound guided nerve blocks
• Acquire hands on nerve scanning skills
• Acquire hand eye coordination and needling skills
At the completion of the vascular access program, the participant should be able to:
• Describe the principles of ultrasound guided vascular access procedures
• Review proper transducer handling skills and image optimization
• Demonstrate real time and static ultrasound guided vascular access
  techniques
• Demonstrate in plane and out of plane ultrasound guided techniques
• Identify sonographic characteristics of artery and vein for central and
  peripheral access and optimal insertion approach
Saturday Day 1
Regional Anesthesia Workshop
Location: St. Michael's College, University of Toronto

08:00
Breakfast and Pre-Test
08:30
Brief Review
09:30
Break
09:50
Scanning Station #1 (10 min Introduction)
10:50
Scanning Station #2 (10 min Introduction)
11:50
Lunch
12:45
Scanning Station #3 (10 min Introduction)
13:45
Scanning Station #4 (10 min Introduction)
14:45
Break
15:15
Scanning Station #5 (10 min Introduction)
16:15
Scanning Station #6 (10 min Introduction)
17:15
Adjourn
Sunday Day 2
Regional Anesthesia Workshop
Location: St. Michael's College, University of Toronto

07:30
Breakfast
08:00
Scanning Station #7 (10 min Introduction)
09:00
Scanning Station #8 (10 min Introduction)
10:00
Break
10:30
Ask the Expert Session (Discussion)
11:30
Post Test
12:00
Lunch
12:45
Ask the Expert Any Topic Scanning Station (6 stations)
Practical Examination (Optional, Pre-registration Required) (2 stations)
14:00
Break
14:20
Ask the Expert Any Topic Scanning Station (6 stations)
Practical Examination (Optional, Pre-registration Required) (2 stations)
16:00
Adjourn

Monday Day 3, (Optional)
Regional Anesthesia and Vascular Hands On Workshop
Location: University of Toronto, Anatomy Laboratory
Maximum of 18 registrants
Morning session (08:00 to noon) or
Afternoon session (13:00 to 17:00)


Morning Session
Afternoon Session
08:00
13:00
Introduction
08:20
13:20
Focus on Ultrasound Scanning Technique, Needling Technique for Vascular Access and Regional Anesthesia
09:00
14:00
Cadaver Scanning and Needling Practice for Regional Anesthesia
Station # 1 Needling Skill (supine cadaver) - upper limb, lower limb, trunk
Station # 2 Needling Skill (prone cadaver) - spine, paravertebral, intercostal
Station # 3 Vascular Access (live model scanning and simulator practice)
Interactive Session
09:45
14:45
Break
10:00
15:00
Rotation 1, Cadaver Scanning and Needling Practice
10:45
15:45
Break
11:00
16:00
Rotation 2, Cadaver Scanning and Needling Practice
11:45
16:45
Wrap Up
12:00
17:00
Adjourn
Workshop Topics (Select 8 Topics)

1.
Upper Limb Above the Clavicle (Interscalene, Supraclavicular)
2.
Upper Limb Below the Clavicle (Infraclavicular, Axillary)
3.
Upper Limb Rescue Blocks (Peripheral Nerves - Median, Musculocutaneous, Radial, and Ulnar)
4.
Lower Limb - Adductor Canal, Femoral Nerve, Saphenous Nerve, Fascia Iliaca
5.
Lower Limb - Popliteal Sciatic Nerve, Ankle Block
6.
Lower Limb - Psoas Compartment, Quadratus Lumborum Block
7.
Lower Limb - Sciatic Nerve (Proximal) Gluteal, Subgluteal and Proximal Thigh
8.
Trunk - Thoracic Paravertebral, PEC and Serratus Plane
9.
Trunk - Lumbar Spine
10.
Trunk - TAP, Ilioinguinal, Iliohypogastric, Rectus Sheath
11.
Miscellaneous - Continuous Catheter
12.
Miscellaneous - Lateral Femoral Cutaneous, Obturator, Cervical Plexus, Intercostal
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Faculty
University of Toronto Faculty:
Vincent Chan, MD, FRCPC
Ki Jinn Chin, MBBS, FANZCA, FRCPC
Richelle Kruisselbrink, MD, FRCPC
Paul McHardy, MD, FRCPC
Ahtsham Niazi, MBBS, FCARCSI
Anahi Perlas, MD, FRCPC
Arun Prasad, MBBS, DA, FRCA
Uma Shastri, MD, FRCPC
University of Western Ontario Faculty:
Sugantha Ganapathy MD, FRCA, FFARCS(I), FRCPC

Fellows:
Regional Anesthesia Fellows

Research Staff:
Noam Ami, MSc, CRA
Cindy Jin, MD
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CME Credits
This education event has been approved as an Accredited Group Learning Activity under Section 1 of the Framework of CPD options for the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for Section 1 credits (credit number TBA) and the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association - Category 1 credits (credit number TBA).
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Accommodation
The Park Hyatt Toronto - 4 Avenue Rd Toronto.
The Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor - 280 Bloor St W, Toronto.
The Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville - 90 Bloor St E, Toronto.
The InterContinental Toronto Yorkville - 220 Bloor St W, Toronto.
The Eaton Chelsea Hotel - 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto.
The Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel - 525 Bay St, Toronto.
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Registration
The registration fee will include complimentary meals (breakfast x 2 day, lunch x 2 day, breaks x 3 days), an ultrasound booklet in addition to didactic lectures, hands on practical sessions and examination.

Saturday and Sunday Workshop
Fee: $550 (Canadian) + Tax
When: December 12 - 13, 2015
Where: University of St. Michaels College located at 81 St Mary St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Monday Needling Workshop (Optional, Half Day)
Fee: $250 (Canadian) + Tax
When: December 14, 2015
Where: University of St. Michaels College located at 81 St Mary St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Registration Process:
Register early for guaranteed attendance!
Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration forms are accepted by Mail or Fax.

Fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.

TBA

Cancellation/Refund Policy:
The full registration fee less $100 administration fee will be refunded, if written notice of cancellation (e-mail or fax) is received no later than 21 days prior to the workshop date. No refund for cancellation less than 21 days. Registration may be transferred among colleagues or be applied to a future course within one year. In the unlikely event that a course is rescheduled or cancelled, pre-paid registrants will be given the opportunity to transfer to a future course or may receive a full refund. The course organizer will not be responsible for any travel and/or lodging reimbursements.
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Directions to University of St. Michaels College
Address:
81 St Mary St.
Toronto, ON
M5S 1J4

Driving Directions:
Take the Gardiner Expressway, exit on Spadina Avenue and travel northbound to Bloor Street. Make a right (eastbound) until you get to Bay Street. Make a right (southbound) and St. Mary Street will be the second street on the right.

Public Transit:
The most convenient subway station is Museum Subway Station.



Ultrasound for Regional Anesthesia