DAY 1: February 23, 2018, Friday

8:00-8.10 a.m.WELCOME
8:10-8:45 a.m.MULTIMODAL CONCEPT IN PAIN TREATMENT
8:45-9:10 a.m. FLUOROSCOPY: NEEDLE GUIDANCE AND RADIATION SAFETY
9:10-10:00 a.m.COMPLICATIONS OF INTERVENTIONAL PAIN PROCEDURES, AND HOW TO AVOID THEM
10:00-10:30 a.m.COFFEE BREAK
10:30-11:15 a.m. STEROIDS, LOCAL ANESTHETICS, NEUROLYTIC AGENTS AND CONTRASTS DYES
11:15-12:00 a.m. INTRODUCTION ULTRASOUND IN PAIN MEDICINE, TISSUE RECOGNITION, AND DIAGNOSTIC USE OF ULTRASOUND
12:00-1:00 p.m.LUNCH
1:00-1:45 p.m. WORKSHOP: ULTRASOUND - NEEDLE GUIDANCE, TRICKS AND TIPS
1:45-2:15 p.m.ANTITHROMBOTIC THERAPY IN INTERVENTIONAL PAIN PROCEDURE
2:30-3:00 p.m.RADIOLOGICAL ANATOMY OF THE LUMBAR SPINE (CAUDAL, TRANSFORAMINAL AND INTERLAMINAR, MEDIAL BRANCH)
3:00-3:30 p.m.COFFEE BREAK
3:30-4:15 p.m.LUMBAR FACET PAIN: EPIDEMIOLOGY, DIAGNOSTIC AND TREATMENT
4:15-4:30 p.m.LUMBAR MEDIAN BRANCH BLOCK (live procedure demo)
4:30-5:30 p.m.WORKSHOP: PHYSICAL EXAMINATION OF THE LUMBAR SPINE

DAY 2: February 24, 2018, Saturday

8:00-8:45 a.m.PRINCIPLES OF RADIOFREQUENCY (HISTORY, MECHANISMS AND INDICATIONS)
8:45-9:00 a.m. CAUDAL EPIDURAL (live procedure demo)
9:00-9:30 a.m.PULSED RF LUMBAR DRG
9:30-10:00 a.m.LUMBAR TRANSFORAMINAL OR DRG PRF (live procedure demo)
10:00-10:30 a.m.COFFEE BREAK
10:30-11:15 a.m.ULTRASOUND ANATOMY OF THE LUMBOSACRAL SPINE
11.15-12.00 a.m.LUMBAR MEDIAL BRANCH RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION (live procedure demo)
12:00-1:00 p.m. LUNCH
1:00-2:00 p.m.WORKSHOP: LIVE MODEL SCANNING: LUMBOSACRAL SPINE
2:00-2.30 p.mSACROILIAC PAIN: EPIDEMIOLOGY, DIAGNOSTIC AND TREATMENT
2:30-3:00 p.m.SI RF DENERVATION - live procedure demo
3:00-3:30 p.m.COFFEE BREAK
3:30-4:00 p.m.DISCOGENIC LOW BACK PAIN, DISCOGRAPHY, INTRADISCAL THERAPIES
4:00-4:30 p.m.DISCOGRAPHY (live procedure demo) intradiscal PRP
4:30-5:00 p.m.WORKSHOP: LOW BACK PAIN, DIAGNOSIS&TREATMENT- PSEUDOSCIATICA
Problem Based Learning

DAY 3: February 25, 2018, Sunday


Trainee: Faculty Ratio 4:1 Maximum
8:00-4:00 p.m.CADAVER HANDS-ON TRAINING:
8:00-4:00 p.m.FLUOROSCOPY STATIONS
•NEEDLE GUIDANCE AND TUNNEL VISION TECHNIQUE
•LUMBAR SPINE ANATOMY AND PROCEDURES
•LUMBAR EPIDURAL BLOCK TECHNIQUES: CAUDAL, INTERLAMINAR AND TRANSFORAMINAL
•LUMBAR DISC PROCEDURES

10:00-10:30 a.m. COFFEE BREAK
10.30-12. 30 p.m.ULTRASOUND STATIONS
•ULTRASOUND TISSUE RECOGNITION
•LUMBAR SPINE ANATOMY AND PROCEDURES
12:30-1:30 p.m. LUNCH
1:30-4:00 p.m.FLUOROSCOPY STATIONS
•LUMBAR FACET JOINT INTERVENTIONS (MBB, RF/CRYO)
•SI JOINT INTERVENTIONS (Diagnostic and RF/Cryo)