Advanced Ultrasound Techniques of the Spine- February 25-26, 2017- Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ. USA (COURSE CLOSED)

Course Date and Time: February 25, 2017 - 9:00am

Advanced Ultrasound Techniques of the Spine including RFA & Cryotherapy Procedures


February 25-26, 2017- Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ. USA
Saturday February 25- Didactic and Live model hands-on stations- 8:00am-5:00pm
Sunday February 26- Cadaver training- 8:00am-5:00pm
Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort/ Scottsdale
5401 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ. 85250
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12 Full hours of Hands-on Training
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Target audience: 
            Pain Medicine
  1. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  2. Neurology
  3. Neurological Surgery
  4. Orthopedic surgery
  5. Radiology
          The course is designed to provide detailed knowledge of procedural spine anatomy and hands-on training.
  1. To improve knowledge of normal cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral spine and paraspinal anatomy, discuss common abnormalities seen with spine sonography, facet joint radiofrequency neurotomy, provide guide for effective billing strategies for ultrasound-guided spine procedures.

  2. Demonstrate and train the following spine injection techniques:
  3. Cervical medial branch, Cervical selective nerve root, Cervical sympathetic (stellate ganglion), Thoracic epidural, Thoracic paravertebral, Thoracic medial branch and z-joint, Costo-transverse joint, Lumbar interlaminar and transforaminal epidural, Lumbar median branch and z-joint, Lumbar sympathetic, Lumbar paraspinal muscles (EMG), Caudal epidural, SIJoint, Superior hypogastric plexus and Facet joint radiofrequency neurotomy 

Scheduled Faculty:
Michael Gofeld, M.D., University of Toronto, Canada
Einar Ottestad, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine
David Spinner, D.O.,  Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Mark Friedrich Hurdle, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL.
Amitabh Gulati, M.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Cornell University
Scott Pritzlaff, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine
Jennifer Hah, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine
Pierre d'Hemecourt, M.D., Boston Childrens Hospital, Harvard University

This activity is jointly sponsored by Dannemiller and the WAPMU.

In-Kind support was provided by the following companies:


ACCME Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented by Dannemiller and WAPMU. In support of improving patient care, Dannemiller is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Dannemiller designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

ADA statement:Dannemiller and the WAPMU fully comply with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please contact Scot Sarver at by January 15, 2017 to receive service.
Faculty Disclosure: As a provider accredited by ACCME, Dannemiller must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Course director(s), planning committee, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty also will disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentation. Disclosure of this information will be published in course materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentation.