Advancing the Science of Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Ultrasound for Pain Medicine Workshop

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Ultrasound for Pain Medicine Workshop [Link to top]

This is a 1-day ultrasound for pain intervention workshop designed for BEGINNERS (Oct 30, 2022). There is no formal in-person lecture as it will be replaced by on-line lecture series for those who register for the workshop on Oct 30, 2022 New procedures are added on this workshop (spinal accessory nerve, lumbar spine facet block and paravertebral block). The participants will practice on both live models and cadavers with the help of experienced faculties. Anatomy prosection teaching is also included to enhance your understanding of the anatomy of the procedure. At the end of the day, there is an additional session for free practice.

New to this Oct workshop is the half-day workshop for novice who never practice ultrasound guided procedure. This is optional and additional fee is required. Limited to 24 participants on a first come first serve basis

Course Fee Structure

Saturday course (optional half day): $350 CAD + Tax
Sunday course (Staff Physicians): $1200 CAD + Tax
Sunday course (Trainees): $600 CAD + Tax

Available Dates [Link to top]

Oct 29 - 30, 2022

Program Guide [Link to top]

There is no in-person lecture as it will be replaced by on-line lecture series. Day I is optional half day for those participants with no experience with ultrasound at all. Limited to 24 participants on a first come first serve basis.

Day 1
Optional Half Day Session
(For participants with no experience with ultrasound)
08:00 Welcome
08:30 Lecture
Basic of Ultrasound Knobology
09:00 Discussion
09:15 Practice Session
Recognition of sono-anatomy of different structures

Needling practice on phantoms

Scanning practice of a few simple structures on models
11:15 Adjourn
Day 2
University of Toronto, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle

07:30 Registration
08:00 Stations 1 - 8
08:50 Stations 1 - 8
09:40 Break
10:00 Stations 1 - 8
10:50 Stations 1 - 8
11:40 Lunch
12:40 Stations 1 - 8
13:30 Stations 1 - 8
14:20 Break
14:30 Stations 1 - 8
15:20 Stations 1 - 8
16:10 Free practice
17:00 Adjourn
Model Station
Station 1 (Great Occipital N/Stellate Ganglion/Spinal Accessory N)
Station 2 (Pudendal/Piriformis/IIN/GFN)
Station 3 (Shoulder)
Station 4 (Hip/Trochanteric bursa/Knee)

Cadaver Station
Station 5 (Pudendal Nerve/Piriformis Muscle/Sacroiliac Joint)
Station 6 (Lumbar Facet/Paravertebral Nerve)
Station 7 (Ilioinguinal and Genitofemoral N/Hip and Knee Joint)

Anatomy Station
Station 8 (Prosections, blue phantom)

Faculty [Link to top]

University of Toronto Faculty:

CME Credits [Link to top]


Syllabus [Link to top]

Registered attendees please use your pin code to access the course syllabus below:

*Please note, your pin code will be emailed to you once the syllabus becomes available.

Accommodation [Link to top]

The Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto (Yonge/College)
The Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre
The Eaton Chelsea Hotel (Gerrard/Bay Streets)
The Holiday Inn Bloor/Yorkville (Bloor/Avenue Road)
The Park Hyatt (Bloor/Avenue Road)
The Marriott Eaton Centre (Dundas/Bay Street)

Toronto Hotels
Things to do in Toronto

Registration [Link to top]

The registration fee will include complimentary meals (breakfast, lunch, breaks), didactic lectures, hands on practical sessions.

Fee: $350 - $1200 (Canadian) + Tax
When: Oct 29 - 30, 2022
Where: University of Toronto, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle

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.


If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please use the email address below.

John Tran
Meeting Coordinator
Toronto Ultrasound for Pain Intervention Course

Payment Method
E-transfer: (preferred)

Receipt will be issued promptly with either payment

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.

Directions to University of Toronto, Medical Sciences Building [Link to top]

1 King's College Circle
Toronto, ON, Canada
M5S 1A8
Telephone: (416) 978-2690

Driving Directions:
Take the Gardiner Expressway, exit on Spadina Avenue and travel northbound to College Street. Make a right (eastbound) until you get to King's College Road. MSB is on the southeast side of the circle.

Public Transit:
The most convenient subway station is Queen's Park Station.

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