CLINICAL & BASIC SCIENCE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE CHRONIC PAIN PATIENT
5th INTERVENTIONAL PROCEDURES COURSE

May 7th-8th , 2021
Barcelona, Spain

1.- AIM OF THE COURSE AND TARGET AUDIENCE

The aim of this course is to provide the participant a fulfil information and all possibilities pain medicine today provides for the management of patients with chronic pain. The correct diagnosis and appropriate therapeutic selection will be the keys to the success of treatment achieved.

This course is designed for Pain physicians or pain medicine fellows in training (pain specialists, anesthesiologists, neurosurgeons), interested in the practice of pain management, who seek the latest developments in interventional techniques, also seeking CME credit hours and introduction or review of proven interventional techniques, The participants of this course must have basic knowledge of pain medicine and practice of interventional procedures. The course serves to introduce new ways of working, consolidate previously acquired knowledge and teach new procedures to improve the professional capacity of the physician.

BY ATTENDING, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO

Physicians should be able to integrate multiple aspects of ultrasound and fluoroscopy in interventional pain management in treating their patients so that patients have better outcomes.
This 2-day hands on cadaver course will promote a better understanding of the anatomy and pathophysiology, involved in chronic pain, and critically review novel state- of-the-art interventional techniques for management of chronic pain. We offer live fluoroscopy-guided and ultrasound-guided workshops covering head upper, lower extremities, trunk and pelvic-perineal procedures.

  • Each cadaver station is limited to a maximum of 7 participants.
  • C-arms, ultrasonography and state-of-the-art equipment are utilized in this course.
  • Our faculty consists of internationally renowned experts in the field of interventional techniques.

2.- OBJECTIVES

After participation in this educational meeting, participants should have an understanding of:

  • Basic neuroanatomy related with the performance of pain therapies.
  • Identify questions that need to be addressed to increase knowledge of interventional procedures used in pain treatment
  • Perform craneofacial and spinal procedures of the cervical, dorsal lumbar spine and pelvis.
  • Define the characteristics of an ultrasound image and identify all landmarks of the cervical, lumbar and caudal.
  • Define the principals and standards of an MSK ultrasound examination and perform ultrasound guided MSK injections of the shoulder, hip and knee.

3.- TOPICS OF THE COURSE

THE COURSE IS DIVIDED INTO 3 PARTS:

LECTURES BASED ON BASIC SCIENCE

Anatomy for pain clinicians

Imaging for pain clinicians

Basic knowledge in the management of Ultrasonography

HANDS-ON BLOCK: CRANEAL, CERVICAL & THORACIC CERVICAL

This block takes part in 2 sessions lasting 2 and a half hours each.  The following aspects are practised:

X- Ray Stations:

Cervical Medial branch blocks
Radiofrequency denervation of the cervical facet joints
Endoscopic therapy of cervical facet joints
Cervical Discogenic Pain. Discography and dekompression procedures
Thoracic pain Radiofrequency of the DRG & facet joints
DRG C2 - C3 - C6
Headache station procedures: Sphenopalatine ganglion. Vagus nerve stimulation
Headache station procedures: Neuromodulation with peripheral lead placement
Radiofrequency sacroiliac joint. Cold RF

Ultrasound Stations:

Cervical Medial-Branch and Facet Joint Injections
Cervical Selective Nerve Root (Transforaminal) Injection
Stellate ganglion block; suprascapular & shoulder joint and bursa
Occipital Nerve; Paravertebral Thoracic Block
Intercostal nerve block
Thoracic wall blocks (PECS I, PECS II and Serratus plane block

HANDS-ON BLOCK: LUMBAR & PELVIS

This block takes part in 2 sessions lasting 2 and a half hours each.  The following aspects are practised:

X- Ray Stations:

Radiofrequency denervation of the lumbar facet joints
DRG Lumbar. Lumbar sympathectomy
Endoscopic therapy of the lumbar facet and Sacroiliac Joints
Ray Lumbar discogenic pain. Discography and decompression procedures Neuromodulation advanced– DRG stimulation lead
Vertebral Augmentation
Transforaminal endoscopic disc and ligamentum flavum procedure
Epiduroscopy basic principles and treatment
Lig Flavum decompression procedure (MILD)

Ultrasound Stations:

Lumbar Medial-Branch and Facet Joint Injections
Sacroiliac Joint Injection
Pudendal Nerve Injection; Impar Ganglion Block; Caudal Epidural Injections 1 Hip Joint RF femoral and obturator Nerves
Knee Joint and Genicular RF Nerves
Quadratus Lumborum & Superior cluneal nerves
Piriformis Muscle Injection

CONTACT US

ACADEMY FUNDOLOR
Multidisciplinary Pain Management Department Anesthesia Department
Consorcio Hospital General Universitario de Valencia Avda. Tres Cruces, s/n. 46014-Valencia (Spain)