WAPMU 6th Annual Meeting and Workshop

‘The Future of Pain Medicine’

Miami, FL. USA

February 15-16, 2020


World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography



“Innovations in Pain Medicine”

Miami, Florida USA - February 15-16, 2020

Three Workshop Tracks:

  1. Interventional Ultrasound in Pain Medicine: MSK, Spine and Nerves

  2. Innovations in Pain Medicine: SCS, PNS, MIS, Headache and Spinal Technologies

  3. Orthobiologics & Regenerative Medicine



“Innovations in Pain Medicine”

The WAPMU's 6th Annual Meeting and Workshops, taking place February 15-16, 2020 in Miami, FL. USA and has already made news in professional outlets and websites. Over the past ten years our members and workshop attendees have contributed to success of our society to become a respectable international organization with almost 2,300 members, excellent faculty and worldwide multiple CME-accredited events.  We have invited renowned speakers and workshop instructors from the USA, Canada, UK, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, South Korea, Taiwan, Spain, Argentina, Malaysia and Brazil. The entire WAPMU faculty will be in attendance.

The program is meticulously prepared by WAPMU Scientific Committee to highlight important subjects in ultrasonography and clinical aspects of chronic pain medicine. The program includes didactic presentations and hands-on cadaver workshop.

Social activities are planned such as a welcome reception, a cocktail party and networking meetings. You will receive the latest updates about the Certification in Interventional Pain Sonologist (CIPS) examination, which will be conducted by our partnering organization, Word Institute of Pain, on February 17th.


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Accepting Abstracts for:

Inaugural “Gofeld Academic Scholarship Award”

Winning abstract shall receive $2500.00 usd

Click here for details: Abstract Details

Residents and Fellows receive a substantial discount off registration.

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Invited Faculty

Dr. Amitabh Gulati - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA

Dr. Dawood Sayed - University of Kansas Medical Center, USA

Dr. Sadiq Bhayani, University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust, United Kingdom

Dr. Christopher Gilmore, Carolina’s Pain Institute, USA

Prof. Bernard Moriggl, PhD, MD, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria

Dr. Christ DeClerk, Bruge, Belgium

Dr. Corey Hunter, Ainsworth Institute of Pain Medicine, USA

Dr. Stephan Esser, SE Orthopaedic Specialists, USA

Dr. Michael Gofeld, University of Toronto, Canada

Dr. Jennifer Hah, Stanford School of Medicine, USA

Dr. Mark Friedrich Hurdle, Mayo Clinic, USA

Dr. Matthew Pingree, Mayo Clinic, USA

Dr. Sheldon Jordan, UCLA Medical Center, USA

Dr. Scott Pritzlaff, Stanford School of Medicine, USA

Dr. David Woznica, Caring Medical Centers, USA

Dr. Raja Reddy, Medway Maritime Hospital, UK

Dr. Pranab Kumar, University of Toronto, Canada

Dr. Mike Mizrahi, Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care, USA

Dr. Einar Ottestad, Stanford School of Medicine, USA

Dr. Sev Perelman, Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada

Dr. David Spinner, Icahn School of Medicine, USA

Saturday February 15th

Didactic, Demonstration and hands-on training- 8:00am-5:00pm

Sunday February 16th

Cadaver training- 7:00am-4:30pm

Meeting & Workshop Venue 

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables

50 Alhambra Plaza, 

Coral Gables, FL, 33134 USA




1. Registration is now live - click below!

Three Workshop Tracks:

  1. Interventional Ultrasound in Pain Medicine: MSK, Spine and Nerves

  2. Innovations in Pain Medicine: SCS, PNS, MIS, Headache and Spinal Technologies

  3. Orthobiologics & Regenerative Medicine

TRACK 1- Interventional Ultrasound in Pain Medicine - Complete Review Course Cadaver Workshop


To improve knowledge of normal cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral spine and paraspinal anatomy, and to demonstrate and coach spine injection techniques:

Cervical medial branch block, Cervical selective nerve root block, Thoracic medial facet joint block, Lumbar medial branch/facet joint block, Subarachnoid injection, Caudal epidural injection,  Sacroiliac joint injection. Radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation techniques with ultrasound guidance will be discussed as extracurricular topics


To improve knowledge of normal anatomy, to discuss and demonstrate common and uncommon sites of entrapment neuropathies, to discuss strategies for prevention of perioperative nerve injuries, to demonstrate practical nerve mapping technique,  to coach  injection techniques:

Cervical sympathetic trunk, Suprascapular nerve, Illonguinal/iliohypogastric nerve, Greater occipital nerve, Median nerve at wrist, Ulnar nerve at cubital canal,  Intercostal nerve, Tibial nerve at tarsal canal, Pudendal nerve, Superior hypogastric block. Cryoablation techniques with ultrasound guidance will be discussed as extracurricular topics


Demonstrate and coach  the following musculoskeletal injection techniques:

AC joint, Bicep tendon (peri), Glenohumeral Joint (any approach),  Subdeltoid bursa, Medial or lateral epicondyle, injection/fenestration,  Piriformis injection, Hip joint injection, Trochanteric bursa injection, Knee joint injection, Distal ITB peritendon injection, Tibiotalar joint injection 

Preparation Course for CIPS - Certified Interventional Pain Sonologist Exam February 17, 2020

The Review Course is designed to help with CIPS examination. Therefore, we expect more experienced attendees who have specific goals. Other techniques, including those that are not included into the syllabus, will be allowed for demonstration and practice when possible. Your instructor will let you know upfront how much time you have. In addition, you will have an opportunity to observe procedures done by the experts and peers and reflect on your own level of readiness for CIPS examination

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This activity is jointly sponsored by Dannemiller and the 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 ssarver@wapmu.org by December 30, 2019 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.