Improve your skills in Interventional pain management

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Comprehensive Pain Education

For board certified physicians who would like to broaden their knowledge and improve their skills in interventional pain management.

Radiofrequency Ablation and Pulsed Radiofrequency E-Learning seminar series.

Learn and review the application of Radiofrequency and Pulsed Radiofrequency procedures for chronic pain conditions in the framework of a structured education.

Cryoablation E-Learning seminar series.

Learn and review the application of Cryoablation procedures for chronic pain conditions in the framework of a structured education.

Courses

The only structured education program for Interventional Pain Management.

Faculty

Internationally renowned faculty – Learn from the best teachers in the world.

Scholarship

Scholarship opportunities to board certified doctors living and practicing in developing countries.

Who we are

Pain School International was created by leading pain practitioners from around the world to help fellow doctors become better skilled in interventional pain treatments.

Our courses are for board certified physicians wanting to broaden their skills and knowledge, and for doctors who would like to become a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP) and/or a Certified Interventional Ultrasound Sonographer (CIPS) issued by the World Institute of Pain (WIP).

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Comprehensive Pain Education

Improve your skills in Interventional pain management

Meet like-minded people and make friendships with doctors from all over the world

Executive fellowship style course covering a full pain curriculum

Fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided procedures
Supportive and encouraging environment
Hands-on cadaver sessions
After course support
Live patient procedure demonstrations
Internationally renowned faculty
1:5 teacher- participant ratio
Access to hundreds of pain articles and lectures

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Meet the Executive Team

Dr Agnes Stogicza
Program Director

Agnes Stogicza

MD, FIPP, CIPS, ASRA-PMUC

Dr. Agnes Stogicza is a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain physician more than 15 years of experience in interventional pain management. She completed her pain fellowship at the University of Washington, where she served as faculty from 2010 to 2017. As a clinician-educator she treated pain patients and taught fluoroscopy and ultrasound guided minimally invasive interventional pain procedures, regional anesthesia techniques and medication management for complex chronic pain patients to pain fellows and residents.
Currently she works in chronic interventional pain and anesthesia in Budapest at Saint Magdolna Private Hospital.
She is a member of the World Institute of Pain (WIP) Education Committee, Vice-Chair of the Hungarian Section of WIP and serves as an examiner for the FIPP (Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice) and CIPS (Certified Interventional Pain Sonologist) Board Certification.
She regularly lectures and teaches interventional pain procedures in the US, Europe, South America and Asia for the World Institute of Pain (WIP), the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), the American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA), World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography (WAPMU) and other societies.
She is a co-founder of Pain School International (https://painschoolinternational.com/) that provides interventional pain education in Budapest for doctors from all around the world.
She has authored and co-authored numerous book-chapters and papers in chronic pain management.
Her main clinical interests are cancer pain, spinal pain and related conditions (headaches, arm and leg pains) and the application of regenerative medicine (such as PRP, Stem cell and prolotherapy) for various spine and musculoskeletal conditions.
Education Coordinator

Andrea Trescot

MD, DABIPP, FIPP, CIPS

Andrea Trescot, MD, DABIPP, FIPP, CIPS is chair of the education committee of WIP, past president of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), past president and current director at large of the Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (FSIPP), current president of the Alaska Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (AKSIPP), a former board member of ASIPP, a member of the Board of Directors of the World Institute of Pain (WIP), a former professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, and previous director of the pain fellowship programs at the University of Washington and the University of Florida. She graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina, with internship and residency in anesthesia at Bethesda Naval Hospital and a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia at National Children’s Hospital in Washington. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, a Diplomate of the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians, and a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice. Dr. Trescot is board certified in anesthesiology, pain management, interventional pain management and critical care. She was a pain clinic director in private practice for 15 years before she moved to academics. She has returned to private practice, where she splits her time between Alaska and Florida. Dr. Trescot has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters, and she is the editor and senior author of a new pain textbook (Peripheral Nerve Entrapments – Clinical Diagnosis and Management). She is also co-author of PainWise – A Patient’s Guide to Pain Management, as well as co-editor of the three-volume pain review textbook Pain Medicine & Interventional Pain Management – A Comprehensive Review. She speaks nationally and internationally on topics of pain medicine and interventional pain management.
Medical Coordinator

Edit Racz

MD, FIPP

Dr. Edit Racz has 32 years of experience in chronic pain management, with an anesthesia and critical care background. She became involved with the World Institute of Pain (WIP) in 1994 and initiated the yearly Budapest Congress with Profs Prithvy Raj, Gabor Racz and Jim Heavner. She was one of the first to establish chronic pain care in Hungary, and was the first Hungarian Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice. She is the President of the Hungarian Chapter of the WIP, and since 2013 she serves as a board examiner for WIP.

She is the Head of the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine in Peterfy Hospital, Budapest. She is a specialist in fluoroscopy and ultrasound guided pain interventional procedures, and teaches more advanced procedures to pain physicians from all over Europe. Regenerative medicine has also been a part of her practice since 2000.

Training Director

Fabricio Dias Assis

MD, FIPP

Dr. Fabrício Assis is the president of the Brazilian section of the World Institute of Pain (WIP). He is a member of the Board of Examination and member for the New Projects Development Committee, both for WIP. He is one of the founders of the Brazilian Society of interventional Pain Physicians (SOBRAMID) and its first president 2013-2015. Dr. Assis is involved in multiple educational projects and has trained physicians in interventional pain all over the world for the last 10 years. In 2011 he developed a highly regarded year-long training program in Interventional Pain in Brazil, where physicians from all over Brazil and neighboring countries from Latin America come once a month for training during the year.

Dr. Assis became a certified pain specialist at the Universidad de Barcelona, Spain, in 1998. Since then he began his work in interventional pain management and focused his work mainly on chronic pain patients, performing a wide range of procedures. He has participated in courses and traineeships in Hungary, England, Turkey, the Netherlands, the US, and several other countries. In 2007 he became a WIP-certified Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP). Today Dr. Assis works at Singular – Pain Management Center, an EPP (Excellence in Pain Practice) Center in Campinas, SP, and is a member of the pain team at the Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital in São Paulo.

Testimonials

This is what our participants say about us

Dear Organizers, making the decision to leave my family and take 3 planes and fly more than 24 hours was not easy….today I can say that I do not regret it. This experience has helped me to recognize that there is always a chance to learn, share experiences, all to give better alternatives for our patients. Thanks to everyone.

Dr Claudia Cruz Ayalafrom El Salvador

Dear ALL, congratulations for the excellent organization of the course in all aspects! We have seen all your dedication and concern so everything could run perfectly. And it did!! It was a pleasure to meet each one of you. Dear teachers, it is impressive how you make things so easy to understand. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, being patient and caring about us. It was amazing to meet all of you and learn with you. I had a great time! You made it really enjoyable! Thank you all for sharing the knowledge and joy in these 4 days! I liked it very much! See you in May!!! Köszönöm

Dr Raquel Amorim Correiafrom Brazil

Dear Teachers, Thank you for your kind guidance, support and wonderful teaching. The best ever course of my life. Hats off to you all. … Met many wonderful people here. Love you all. Hope we all will serve patients suffering from pain in a better way. Looking forward to meeting you all again in May.

Dr Shahzad AnwarFrom Pakistan Scholarship Recipient

I was a PSI student in 2018. In my career and experience I can easily say that you've been the best school I've attended so far for a number of reasons. The most important one is that you have one of the most knowledgeble, experienced, down on earth and up to date faculty I've ever come across. The scientific evidence and the practical tips coming from your faculty daily practice are pearls of wisdom for clinicians that are either starting or want to improve their pain management skills. The teaching methods are excellent for either the theoretical and the practical part. The continuous learning opportunities and the mentorship afterwards through daily contact with the faculty and peers has no price. I've learned so many things that I strongly feel I'm a better clinician now. On the human aspect I've met so many wonderful and caring people that now I feel I belong to a new family. Thank you Pain School International to take every chance to improve yourselves and us, students to treat people with pain in the best and scientific way.

Dr Piera Santullofrom UK

Great intensive course for pain procedures and FIPP exam. It is well worth. You will not only get hand skill, but also friendship and lifelong supervisors from faculty.

Dr Nuj Tontisirin, Anaesthesiologistfrom Thailand

Having training with Pain School International is an unforgettable experience. You learn from top physicians around the world, build new relationships with trainers and trainees, and have a comprehensive theoretical and cadaveric training (...) with abundant hands-on time and perfect trainee to trainer ratio. Most importantly I appreciate the continuous support with tips and advices after the course.
Pain School International is the ideal place to learn practical skills and prepare for exams like FIPP and CIPS.
They never stopped teaching even in Covid times with current outstanding state of art Radiofrequency training. Thank you PSI.

Dr Hatem Mustafa Bensasi, Consultant Anesthesiology, Tawam Hospital/ UAEfrom UAE

A friend in need is a friend in deed. When I sought to study pain medicine I approached Pain School International after watching a talk by one of the faculty. I was met with open arms and have since attended the fellowship program, along with several online courses offered by PSI. With the continued support and guidance of a competent and wonderful team, I have acquired several skills in interventional pain and feel more than ready to challenge the FIPP and CIPS exams. Thank you PSI faculty for being a friend, I am now more confident to provide care to my patients.

Dr Ronnie Kaddu Anesthesiologist and Pain Physician at The Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasafrom Kenya

I was advised to join PSI by a close friend who already got the FIPP. He told me how good the program is and how it can help me understand the academic and practical parts of interventional pain medicine. But, what really he didn’t tell me was that I will have a new family: the PSI family.
It’s a life changing experience, the days I spent in Budapest were fantastic, our tutors are very qualified, dedicated and passionate. I consult them whenever I have a new or challenging case. Because of them I had this career shift, and I feel that I am helping my patients in a better.

Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Sayed Elahlfrom Egypt

As soon as you join Pain School International, you become a member of the huge family. Devoted, highly experienced teachers from all over the world will take you through the secrets of pain diagnostics and management. They won't keep anything for themselves, they want you to learn and spread the knowledge so that far more pain patients will get help. Those kind people are reachable and helpful whenever you encounter difficulties or get stuck with your case, long after you graduated from Pain School International. I am so happy to have met my wonderful teachers, they opened my eyes to a completely new for me world of interventional pain management. Thank you for making us better pain doctors!

Dr Asta Sander, Senior Consultantfrom Sweden

I am very grateful to you for arranging such a wonderful training! I`m sure there was a huge effort and attention spent to every little detail to make the course so successful. We developed better knowledge for better care and safer techniques. We enjoyed attending and learning during every moment of the course. Thanks for this great job and for being very patient with us!!!

Dr Mohammed Alsoodany, Anesthesiologistfrom Germany

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We provide a range of education materials to help candidates prepare for our courses. These articles and studies are available for our participants only, and they can be accessed with a password.

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