WAPMU 5th Annual Meeting & Workshop

“Frontiers in pain practice: peripheral nerve stimulation and regenerative medicine”

The WAPMU's 5th Annual Meeting and Workshops, taking place February 16-17, 2018 in Miami, FL. USA and has already made news in professional outlets and websites. Over the past nine 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, Malaysia, Mexico 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 review cadaver workshop.



Social activities are planned such as a welcome 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 18th.

Registration is Live.

Choose one of two registration methods below.


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!

 Invited Faculty



Interventional Ultrasound in Pain Medicine

(Complete Review Course Cadaver Workshop)


Preparation Course for CIPS (Certified Interventional Pain Sonologist Exam February 18, 2018)

February 16-17, 2019- Miami/Coral Gables, FL. USA

Saturday February 16th- Demonstration and hands-on training- 1:00pm-5:00pm

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


Workshop Venue

Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables                                     

180 Aragon Ave.                          

Coral Gables, FL. 33134                                    


Two Ways To Register


Objectives & Topics to be Taught and Demonstrated Two Ways To Register


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. 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" 

This activity is jointly sponsored by Dannemiller and the WAPMU.



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 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.