This is a 3-day intensive ultrasound workshop offered to anesthesiologists who wish to learn the BASIC skills of ultrasound guided nerve blocks.
At the end of this introductory course, participants would have acquired a thorough knowledge of the imaging and needling techniques for nerve blocks in the following regions of the body:
• Elbow to wrist
Each presentation will include 25% of the time devoted to questions and answers.
This course has a number of distinguishing features.
• Didactic lectures on 8 basic nerve block procedures
• Extended question and answer periods
• Supervised hands on scanning on live models for more than 4.5 hours
• Opportunity to use a variety of ultrasound machines (BK Medical, GE, Philips, and SonoSite)
• Hit-the-target practice on phantoms
• Thorough review of sonoanatomy in 8 body locations
• Video demonstration of nerve block procedures
• Practical tips and tricks for ultrasound guided blocks
• Knowledge evaluation with immediate feedback
• Practical scanning examination with immediate feedback
• Practical hit-the-target examination with immediate feedback
• Further hands on scanning practice and individual feedback
Early registration is encouraged. Each workshop will be limited to a maximum of 48 registrants.
This course will be taught by University of Toronto faculty at the University of St. Michaels 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 Friday and Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Lunch is NOT provided on Friday.
At the conclusion of this continuing medical education activity, the participant should be better able to:
• Describe the basic principles of ultrasound imaging for regional anesthesia
• Describe basic nerve block techniques in the interscalene, supraclavicular, infraclavicular axillary, femoral, popliteal peripheral regions
• 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
Friday (Day 1)
11:00 Lunch on Your Own
11:30 Registration & Welcome
12:00 Pre Course Knowledge Assessment
12:30 Fundamental Ultrasound Principles & Machine Functionality
12:50 Ultrasound Scanning & Nerve Block Techniques
13:10 Brachial Plexus: Interscalene & Supraclavicular Regions
13:30 Block Video Presentation & Q & A
14:00 Coffee Break
14:30 Brachial Plexus: Infraclavicular & Axillary Regions
14:50 Brachial Plexus: Peripheral Nerves
15:10 Block Video Presentation & Q & A
15:40 Femoral Nerve: Inguinal Region
16:00 Sciatic Nerve: Popliteal Region
16:20 Sciatic Nerve: Ankle Region
16:40 Block Video Presentation & Q & A
Saturday (Day 2)
08:00 Breakfast & Brief Review of Day 1 Program
08:30 Live Scanning Demonstration - Above the Clavicle
08:45 Hands on Scanning - Upper Limb Above the Clavicle
09:45 Coffee Break
10:05 Live Scanning Demonstration - Below the Clavicle
10:20 Hands on Scanning - Upper Limb Below the Clavicle
11:20 Live Scanning Demonstration - Lower Limb
11:35 Hands on Scanning - Lower Limb
13:45 Phantom Practice
15:00 Coffee Break
15:20 Ask the Experts Session
16:00 Knowledge Assessment
16:30 Adjournment and Evaluation
Hand on Scanning Stations
08:45 Upper Limb Above the Clavicle
10:20 Upper Limb Below the Clavicle
11:35 Lower Limb
13:45 Phantom Hit the Target Practice
Sunday (Day 3)
08:00 Practical Examination (8 people assigned per hour)
to Extra Individual Scanning and Feedback
15:00 Extra Phantom Practice
Phantom Hit the Target Practice
University of Toronto Faculty:
Richard Brull, MD, FRCPC
Vincent Chan, MD, FRCPC
Ki Jinn Chin, MBBS, FANZCA, FRCPC
Ahtsham Niazi, MBBS, FCARCSI
Anahi Perlas, MD, FRCPC
Arun Prasad, MBBS, DA, FRCA
Sheila Riazi, MD, FRCPC
Regional Anesthesia Fellows
Sherif Abbas, MD
Cindy Jin, MD
Arkadiy Koshkin, MD
Cyrus Tse, SBSc
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 25.0 Section 1 credits (Day 1 = 7.5 Section 1 credits, Day 2 - 16.5 Section 1 credits, Day 3 - 1.0 Section 1 credit)
and the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association - 25.0 Category 1 credits (Day 1 = 8.5 Category 1 credits, Day 2 - 13.5 Category 1 credits, Day 3 - 1.0 Category 1 credit).
The registration fee will include complimentary meals (breakfast x 1 day, lunch x 1 day, breaks x 2 days), an ultrasound booklet in addition to didactic lectures, hands on practical sessions and examination.
Fee: $700 (Canadian) + Tax
Where: University of St. Michaels College located at 81 St Mary St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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.
Please send registration form to:
Department of Anesthesia
Toronto Western Hospital
University Health Network
399 Bathurst St., McL 2-405
Toronto, ON, M5T 2S8, Canada
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.
81 St Mary St.
Telephone: (416) 926-1300
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.
The most convenient subway station is Museum Subway Station.