WAPMU 4th Annual Meeting & Workshop

Sonology versus Mythology

Miami, Florida USA - February 16-18, 2018

Options for Registration

General Session and “Live Model” Hands-On Demonstration and Scanning

Friday & Saturday, February 16-17

 “Live Model” Hands-On Demonstration and Scanning & Cadaveric Workshop

Saturday & Sunday, February 17-18th

Complete Program- General Session,  “Live Model” Hands-On Demonstration and Scanning & Cadaveric Workshop

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, February 16-18th


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.

Friday February 16th Panel Discussions

Clinical Anatomy Myths and Facts - Didactic and Panel Discussion                         

  • Classic Anatomy Myths Taught in Medical School 
  • Procedural Accuracy: Surface anatomy vs. Ultrasound-guided
  • Major Joint Innervation: Invented vs. Discovered Nerves
  • Diagnostic Blocks: Clinical Necessity and Controversy
  • Joint Denervation: Anatomy vs. Publications
  • Panel Discussion

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation- Didactic and Panel Discussion

  • Historical Perspective and Lessons Learned
  • Controversies in Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Best Practices
  • PNS vs. DRG vs. SCS
  • Panel Discussion                                 

Emerging Methods- Didactic and Panel Discussion

  • Percutaneous Tenotomies: High-Tech vs. “18-Gauge Needle and a Good Strong Arm”
  • Percutaneous Releases of Nerve Entrapments: Minimally Invasive vs. Traditional Surgical Method
  • Miniaturization of Ultrasound: Handheld vs. Display
  • Ablation: Radiofrequency vs. HIFU
  • 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

The WAPMU's 4th Annual Meeting and Workshops, taking place February 16-18, 2018 in Miami, FL. has already made news in professional outlets and websites. Over the past seven years our members and workshop attendees have contributed to success of our society to become a respectable international organization with almost 1,600 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 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, demonstrations and hands-on review cadaver workshop.

Social activities are planned such as a welcome/cocktail reception and networking meetings. You will receive the latest updates about the Certification in Interventional Pain Sonologist (CIPS) examination, which will be conducted by the Word Institute of Pain, on February 19th.

Meeting and Workshop Location:

Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables

180 Aragon Avenue

Coral Gables, FL. 33134

For Reservations with our discounted price:


Here are three reasons why you should attend:

1.     It is the 4th 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 January. Miami is a great place to get away from the cold and snow!

SCHEDULE: February 16-18, 2017-  Miami, FL. USA

Friday February 16th - Didactic Lectures- 8:00am-5:00pm

Saturday February 17th - Demonstration and hands-on training- 8:00am-5:00pm

Sunday February 18th - Cadaver training- 8:00am-4:30pm

Invited Faculty

Bhatia, Anuj MD, University of Toronto, Canada

Chien Chen, George MD, Ventura County Medical Center, USA

Cifrian Perez, Manuel MD, Exploraciones Radiológicas Especiales, Spain

Cristo, Paul MD, John Hopkins University Hospital, USA

DeClerk, Christ MD, VZW Sint-Jozefskliniekital, Belgium

Esser, Stephan MDSE Orthopaedic Specialists, USA

Calodney, Aaron MD, Texas Spine & Joint Hospital, USA

Gofeld, Michael MD, University of Toronto, Canada

Hah, Jennifer MD, Stanford School of Medicine, USA

Hurdle, Mark MD, Mayo Clinic, USA

Kao, Ming-Chih, PhD, MD, Stanford School of Medicine, USA

Kapural, Leonardo MD, Wake Forest University Medical School, USA

Kumar, Pranab MD, University of Toronto, Canada

Lam, Stanley MD, KH Lam MSK Pain Management & Sports Injury Center, Hong Kong

Lin, Chih-Peng MD, PhD, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan

Mahan, Mark MD, University of Utah Health, USA

Mizrahi, Mike MD, University of Michigan Health, USA

Moon, Jee Y. MD, National University Hospital Seoul, Korea

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

Ottestad, Einar MD, Stanford School of Medicine, USA

Perelman, Sev MD, Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada

Perez, Jordi MD, PhD, FIPP McGill University Health Centre, Canada

Pingree, Matthew MD, Mayo Clinic, USA

Primorac, Dragan PhD, MD, Penn State University, USA- Split University Medical, Croatia

Shankar, Hariharan MD, Wisconsin College of Medicine, USA

Spinner, David DO, Icahn School of Medicine, USA

Interventional Ultrasound in Pain Medicine (Complete Review Course)

Limited to 128 Participants

Only 9 positions Remain Available

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 24.0 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, 2017 to receive service.

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