Welcome to the International Symposium of Ultrasound for Regional Anesthesia, Pain Medicine, and Peri-operative Application (ISURA 2016) in Toronto. The symposium will be held in University of St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto and we've put together a fantastic program for you.
Over the past 12 years, this meeting has become a dynamic forum for leaders and practitioners of ultrasound guided regional anesthesia, interventional pain procedures to increase their knowledge and to share with each other clinical experiences and challenges in this rapidly evolving field. This year, we have added musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging for pain medicine and perioperative applications for anesthesia practice.
The ISURA 2016 scientific program has included distinguished national and international guest faculty and University of Toronto faculty. There will be:
2 days of lectures and hands on workshops for regional anesthesia
2.5 days for pain medicine and MSK imaging
½ day of cadaver workshop for pain medicine (optional)
2 days for peri-operative application
Both basic and advanced procedures will be discussed. There will be plenty of time for panel discussion, group scanning, and hands on practice on live subjects, phantom simulators and cadaver specimens.
By the end of the conference, the participants will be able to:
- Describe the basic principles of ultrasound guided regional anesthesia and interventional pain procedures.
- Identify proper approaches to image nerve and musculoskeletal structures and insert needle.
- Critically interpret images of nerve, vessels and musculoskeletal structures including anatomical variants and artifacts.
- Develop the cognitive and practical skills on the use of ultrasound for regional anesthesia and interventional pain procedures.
- Develop a practical understanding of MSK imaging for pain evaluation.
- Understand the utility of ultrasound for perioperative applications.
All in all, this conference is designed to provide anesthesiologists and pain practitioners a comprehensive review of ultrasound imaging for regional anesthesia, pain medicine (diagnosis and intervention) and perioperative medicine. Our panel of international and national renowned faculty will provide you with the latest developments and state-of-the-art information in the world of ultrasound.
Please join us in Toronto for a rewarding educational experience in June 2016.
Vincent Chan, Ki Jinn Chin, Thomas Grau,
Samer Narouze, Philip Peng, and Anahi Perlas