Corporate Partners:
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
WAPMU MEMBER TESTIMONIAL:
 
I recently attended the Miami ultrasound workshop. I attend a fair number of workshops in both Canada and the US.  My biggest gripe with most workshops resides in poor control of group flow between workstations and the rehash of slides and talks. WAPMU has raised the bar in both. Workstation groups are small, flow is fantastic between stations and no hogging of popular presenters is allowed. The level of teaching, in my mind, is comfortably the best on the CME circuit today. Dr. Michael Gofeld has a degree of focus that is astounding and he has managed to recruit brilliant staff. Mr. Sarver and his crew have set the standard for meeting organization. In addition, WAPMU has identified the "neglected" niches in training and filled those admirably. It is refreshing that, in the age of "have slides, will travel", a group has managed to buck the trend and I have to say, magnificently so.
 
Etienne Prinsloo, M.D., CIPS
Vancouver, BC
 

In the News:


March 22, 2016- Educational and Credentialing in Pain Medicine Ultrasonography

Ultrasound guidance and diagnostic imaging have established their role in routine practice of the pain medicine. Recent rapid developments of new models of care and the embracing of novel methods developed by ultrasound pioneers have caught educators off guard. Multiple questions remained unanswered for those teaching the various pain medicine ultrasound procedures: What is the evidence supporting the proposed methods? Which technique is best in specific situations and why? How should the experience and credibility of experts be evaluated? What are the best educational models? Perhaps most importantly, how do you evaluate the competency of individuals being trained in ultrasound-guided procedures?

If you are interested in a pioneer expert opinion regarding this topics you are invited to read the full article "Education and Credentialing in Pain Medicine Ultrasonography: Challenges and Optimism"  at http://www.painmedicinenews.com/Review-Articles/Article/03-16/Education-and-Credentialing-in-Pain-Medicine-Ultrasonography-Challenges-and-Optimism/35479


Ultrasonography in Pain Medicine: Opening the Third Eye

Up until the early 2000th pain medicine, orthopedics and other specialties expressed a little interest in ultrasonography. Advanced pain practices usually use fluoroscopy, which is accurate when bony structures are targeted, but cannot be used to identify soft tissue, including nerves and blood vessels. Bony landmarks are thus used as a surrogate target, assuming the nerves or joint spaces are located nearby. Therefore, fluoroscopy is not ideal for procedures that target soft tissue. On the other hand, and even more worrisome, millions of injections intended to treat pain are performed with no imaging at all.

Does ultrasonography offer hope in terms of expanding the use of imaging for pain diagnosis and treatment, or enhancing knowledge of pain conditions?

Read the full article “Ultrasonography in Pain Medicine: Opening the Third Eye” at http://www.iasp-pain.org/PublicationsNews/NewsletterIssue.aspx?ItemNumber=2069


StimRouter is indicated for adults with chronic pain of peripheral nerve origin.
Applications may include chronic pain conditions located at or relating to the upper or lower limbs, entrapment syndromes, intercostal neuralgias, and other peripheral injuries or diseases.
 
February 01, 2016
Bioness Announces the Publication of StimRouterNeuromodulation System Clinical Trial
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We are excited about our new certification program, the Certified Interventional Pain Sonologist (CIPS)
Examination.  The CIPS Examination is similar to the FIPP Examination, although oriented towards
interventional pain medicine guided by ultrasound imaging.  For comprehensive information about the
CIPS Examination, please review the CIPS Information Bulletin.  To apply for the CIPS Examination,
please complete and submit the PDF application (online application coming soon).
 
As always, there will also be WIP-sponsored conferences and cadaver workshops just before each exam,
which might be helpful for exam preparation.  We also encourage you to take advantage of other
WIP-endorsed conferences/workshops offered throughout the year for additional review and practice.  Registration for these events is separate, and details can be found by
following the links.
 
  Date                                    Description                              Location
 
January 16, 2017          FIPP & CIPS Examination             Miami, FL. USA- PDF application
January 13-15, 2017     Review Ultrasound Workshop       Miami, FL. USA- Registration coming soon

For more information about any of these events, please contact:
 
D. Mark Tolliver, MA
Certification Program Manager
World Institute of Pain
+1.336.760.2939
             
                OR
 
Scot H. Sarver
Executive Director
World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography
+1-978-430-7747
 
 
 
WAPMU is proud to support the following events:
 
 
 
 
 
Boston, MA
July 16-17, 2016
 

HANDS–ON STEM CELL THERAPIES AND BIOLOGICS FOR THE CLINICAL APPLICATION OF PAIN MANAGEMENT

REGISTER HERE


 

 
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Mission Statement

The World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography (WAPMU), is dedicated to promote multidisciplinary collaboration to advance evidence-based approaches in procedural intervention techniques related to chronic musculoskeletal pain through education, research, innovation and advocacy. 


ACCME Accreditation Statement

All activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Dannemiller and WAPMU. Dannemiller is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education and "AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™" for physicians. 

 

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