Advanced Ultrasound Guided Techniques of the Spine

Austin, TX. USA

August 10-11 2019 | 8:00am-5:00pm


WAPMU Advanced Ultrasound Guided Spine Techniques in Austin, Texas

Saturday August 10th - 8:00am-5:00pm

Didactic and Live model hands-on stations

Sunday August 11th - 8:00am-5:00pm

Cadaver Training

JW Marriott

110 East 2ndStreet

Austin, TX. 78701

(512) 474-4777

JW Marriott

110 East 2ndStreet

Austin, TX. 78701

(512) 474-4777


WAPMU holds this workshop only once a year - Limited space available 

12 Full Hours of Hands-On-Training

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Target audience

Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology, Neurological Surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Radiology


The course is designed to provide detailed knowledge of procedural spine anatomy and hands-on training.


Learning Objectives

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.

Demonstrate and Train the Following Spine Injection Techniques

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

Matthew Pingree, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine

Jennifer Hah, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine


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.

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 July 15, 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.