WAPMU 5th Annual Meeting & Workshop

Frontiers in Pain Practice

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation and Regenerative Medicine 


Miami, Florida USA - February 16-17, 2019


Boston Biolife

Pre-Conference Meeting - The Biochemistry of Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine

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, PANEL DISCUSSIONS, demonstrations and hands-on review cadaver workshop.

Saturday February 16th Didactic and Panel Discussions

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation- Didactic and Panel Discussion

  • Peripheral neuromodulation review: history, concepts and best practices

  • Neuromodulation: Broadening Indications beyond Neuropathic pain

  • The PNS Experience- Emerging Evidence for Chronic Pain

  • Panel Discussion

Regenerative Medicine- Didactic and Panel Discussion                              

  • Regenerative Medicine State of the Art

  • Ultrasound in Regenerative Medicine

  • Regenerative Medicine through the Crystal Ball

  • Panel Discussion

Social activities are planned such as a welcome/cocktail reception on Saturday February 16th.

Meeting and Workshop Location:

Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables

180 Aragon Avenue

Coral Gables, FL. 33134

Recommended Hotels:

Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables- Reservations

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables- Reservations (SOLD OUT)

Hotel St. Michel- Reservations

Courtyard by Marriott Coral Gables- Reservations

SpringHill Suites Miami Airport- Reservations


Here are three reasons why you should attend:

1.     It is the 5th annual meeting of your society where your voice is heard and your attendance is highly appreciated.

2.    The program includes newest developments, evidence reviews and tools that will be invaluable for your clinical practice and professional development. Every speaker is selected according to a specific area of expertise and publications.

3.    There are no chronic pain related meetings in February. Miami is a great place to get away from the cold and snow!

SCHEDULE: February 16-17, 2019-  Miami, FL. USA

Saturday February 16th - Didactic, Demonstration and hands-on training- 8:00am-5:00pm

Sunday February 17th - Cadaver training- 8:00am-4:30pm

Invited Faculty

Choong, Leong Tong, MD, Penang, Malaysia

Cifrian Perez, Manuel MD, Exploraciones Radiológicas Especiales, Spain

DeClerk, Christ MD, Bruge, Belgium

Esser, Stephan MDSE Orthopaedic Specialists, USA

Gofeld, Michael MD, University of Toronto, Canada

Gilmore, Christopher MD, Carolina’s Pain Institute, USA

Hah, Jennifer MD, Stanford School of Medicine, USA

Hurdle, Mark MD, Mayo Clinic, USA

Pritzlaff, Scott MD, Stanford School of Medicine, USA

Woznica, David MD, Caring Medical Centers, USA

Reddy, Raja MD, Medway Maritime Hospital, UK

Kumar, Pranab MD, University of Toronto, Canada

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

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

Ottestad, Einar MD, Stanford School of Medicine, USA

Perelman, Sev MD, Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada

Spinner, David DO, Icahn School of Medicine, USA

Interventional Ultrasound in Pain Medicine (Complete Review Course)

Limited to 128 Participants

Approved Preparation Course for CIPS (Certified Interventional Pain Sonologist Exam)

Objectives & Topics to be taught and demonstrated


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

1. Cervical medial branch block         

2. Cervical selective nerve root block

3. Thoracic medial facet joint block

4. Lumbar medial branch/facet joint block

5. Subarachnoid injection

6. Caudal epidural injection 

7.  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:

1. Cervical sympathetic trunk

2. Suprascapular nerve

3. Ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve

4. Greater occipital nerve

5. Median nerve at wrist

6. Ulnar nerve at cubital canal  

7. Intercostal nerve

8. Tibial nerve at tarsal canal

9. Pudendal nerve

10. Superior hypogastric block 

Cryoablation techniques with ultrasound guidance will be discussed as extracurricular topics


Demonstrate and coach the following musculoskeletal injection techniques:

1. AC joint

2. Bicep tendon (peri)

3. Glenohumeral Joint (any approach) 

4.  Subdeltoid bursa

6. Medial or lateral epicondyle injection/fenestration 

8. Piriformis injection

9. Hip joint injection

10.Trochanteric bursa injection

11. Knee joint injection

12. Distal ITB peritendon injection

13. Tibiotalar joint injection

The Review Course is designed to help with 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, 2018 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.