This is a one and half-day intensive ultrasound hands-on workshop offered to physicians who have mastered basic skill in ultrasound intervention in pain
medicine but wish to advance their skill and knowledge in more challenging procedures as well as improve their effectiveness in performance.
At the end of this advanced course, participants would have acquired a sound knowledge and skill of ultrasound imaging and needling techniques
for some challenging chronic pain interventional procedures.
The course will cover a number of selected nerve block procedures for chronic pain management involving neuraxial, peripheral nerve and soft tissue structures.
• Pelvic Block
• MSK-Shoulder and Knee
• Ankle and Hip
• Cervical Facet
• GON and Cervical Sympathetic Chain
• Interactive lectures with scanning demonstration on live models
• Hands on practice sessions (live models, spine phantoms)
• Participants will be taught on phantoms and live models how to perform the different blocks that are used for chronic pain.
• Each presentation will include 25% of the time devoted to questions and answers.
Early registration is encouraged. Each workshop will be limited to a maximum of 34 registrants.
This course will be taught by University of Toronto faculty at the Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital.
07:30 Registration and Breakfast
08:40 Greater Occipital Nerve, Cervical Sympathetic Chain
09:05 Cervical Facet Medial Branch
09:25 Question and Answer
09:40 Shoulder, Hip and Knee
10:45 Ankle and Elbow
11:15 Diagnostic Ultrasound
11:45 Question and Answer
13:00 Pudendal N, Obturator Internus M, Inferior Cluneal N., GF N.
13:45 Lumbar Facet, SI Joint, Psoas and Quadratus Lumborum M.
14:30 Question and Answer (Demonstration of techniques on request)
15:30 Workstation 1 - 6 (scanning live model and needling phantoms)
16:15 Workstation 1 - 6 (scanning live model and needling phantoms)
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada,
approved by the University of Toronto (10 Section 1 credits).
This program meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited by the
Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, for up to 10 Mainpro-M1 credits.
Through an agreement between the American Medical Association and the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education of The Association of Faculties of Medicine of
Canada, the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto designates this educational activity for a maximum number of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
As a result of a reciprocal agreement between the EACCME and the AMA, European registrants may claim 10 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM as equivalent.
The registration fee will include complimentary meals (breakfast, lunch, breaks), didactic lectures, hands on practical sessions and examination.
Fee: $1,200 (Canadian)
When: February 22 - 23, 2014
Where: Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital
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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.
Online Registration Form
Or 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.
Take the Gardiner Expressway, exit on Spadina Avenue and travel northbound to Dundas Street. Make a left (westbound) until you get to Bathurst Street.
TWH is on the northeast corner of Bathurst and Dundas Streets.
North and South: Bathurst Streetcar
The most convenient subway station is Bathurst Subway. Take the streetcar going south, to Dundas. If you are coming from the south, take the Bathurst Streetcar north to Dundas.
East and West: Dundas Streetcar
From the Dundas Subway Station (at Yonge), take the Dundas Streetcar west to Bathurst.