This is a 2-day intensive ultrasound hands-on cadaver workshop offered to physicians who wish to learn ultrasound guided nerve block procedures for chronic pain management.
At the end of this introductory course, participants would have acquired a thorough knowledge of ultrasound imaging and needling techniques for chronic block procedures.
Prerequisite Basic course: Prior experience with some basic chronic pain block procedures and ultrasound-guided technical skills is an asset but not mandatory.
Advanced course: Participants must have a working knowledge and understanding of ultrasound and experience with ultrasound guided injections.
The course will cover a number of selected nerve block procedures for chronic pain management involving neuraxial, peripheral nerve and soft tissue structures.
• Didactic lectures on basic ultrasound principles
• Interactive lectures with scanning demonstration on live models
• Hands on practice sessions (live models, cadavers and spine phantoms)
• Participants will be taught on phantoms and live models how to perform the different
blocks that are used for chronic pain.
• Knowledge assessment
• Extra hands on practice (optional)
• Each presentation will include 25% of the time devoted to questions and answers.
Through innovative teaching with emphasis on surface anatomy and pearls in technique, we offer an advanced course for those practitioners who have some experience with
ultrasound-guided injections and would like to improve their proficiency. We only offer 12 spots in this workshop on a first come-first serve basis.
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 Anatomy, University of Toronto.
07:30 Registration and Breakfast
08:30 Pre-test with iClickers
09:15 Interactive Lecture Series with Live Model Demonstration
09:15 Piriformis, Pudendal N, Suprascapular N, Intercostals N Injection
10:00 Lumbar Facet Nerve, Sacroiliac Joint, Caudal Canal
10:35 Question and Answer
11:15 Musculoskeletal Block (Shoulder, Hip and Knee)
12:15 Cervical Sympathetic Block, Ilioinguinal/Iliohypogastric Nerve
12:40 Question and Answer
Hand on Scanning Stations - Basic Course
14:00 Piriformis, Pudendal N, Suprascapular N, Intercostals N Injection
14:40 Cervical Sympathetic Block and Ilioinguinal/Iliohypogastric N
15:50 Musculoskeletal Block (Hip and Knee)
16:30 Musculoskeletal Block (Shoulder)
17:10 Lumbar Facet, SIJ and Caudal Canal Injection
Hand on Scanning Stations - Advanced Course
13:15 Approach to patient with shoulder pain
15:30 Approach to patient with pelvic pain
Topics Include: Piriformis, Intercostal N, Caudal Canal Injection, Cervical Sympathetic Block, Ilioinguinal/Iliohypogastric N, Suprascapular N, Musculoskeletal Block (Hip and Knee), Musculoskeletal Block (MSK - Cadaver)
Hand on Scanning Stations - Advanced Course
08:30 Approach to patient with pain in hip and knee region
10:30 Approach to patient with pain in head and neck region
12:00 Lunch and Post-test with iClickers
13:00 Spine injection
14:30 Technique on demand and practice with cadaver
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1 and Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada,
approved by the University of Toronto (4.5 Section 1 credits and 17.0 Section 3 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 21.5 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 21.5 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 21.5 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 - 1,550 (Canadian)
*Special rates for Residents / Fellows
Please fax letter to 416-603-6494 from Chief of Dept. stating you are a fellow or resident to get the special rate.
When: December 6 - 7, 2013
Where: Department of Anatomy, University of Toronto
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.
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.