Neurological and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Pain Medicine

October 7- 8, 2017 | 8:00am-5:00pm

Over 12 Full hours of Hands-on Training

Date and Time

Saturday October 7th - 8:00am-5:00pm

Sunday October 8th - 8:00am-5:00pm


Embassy Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport Waterfront

150 Anza Blvd, Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 342-4600

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Target audience

Physicians in the field of Pain Medicine, PM&R, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Nurse practitioners and Physician assistants who have been interested in continuing their education in MSK, Nerve and Spine pain procedures, diagnostics and needle guidance with the use of ultrasound. 


Learning Objectives

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound- both upper and lower extremity: glenohumeral and AC joints, subdeltoid bursa, rotator cuff, cubital canal, epicondyles, elbow joint, carpal canal, Gyon canal. Hip and knee joints, trochanteric complex, lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, saphenous nerve, ischial bursa, iliotibal tract, tarsal canal, ankle joint, plantar nerves. Cryotherapy, radiofrequency as well as PNT (percutaneous needle Tenotomy) will also be taught. 

Ultrasound in Regenerative medicine- History, Science behind Platelet Rich Plasma, basic technology and studies. Patient candidates, obtaining PRP, injecting, results (what to expect), post op instructions and care and post op issues. 

Neurosonology- Entrapment Neuropathies of the extremities including suprascapular, radial, ulnar - cubital tunnel syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, common peroneal nerve, tarsal tunnel syndrome and Morton’s neuroma. Other peripheral nerve injuries -  traumatic, ischemic, metastatic, primary tumors and post-operative. 

Spinal and Sympathetic Chain Ultrasonography Procedures -  Limitations of spine sonography and ultrasound guided procedures. Ultrasound-assisted/guided neuroaxial injection, zygapophysial joint and nerve block, sacroiliac joint injections, piriformis, caudal injection; mapping of sacral foramina. Ultrasound guided blocks of the stellate ganglion, and superior hypogastric plexi. Other applications (lumbar sympathetic, celiac plexus and impar ganglion.

Structure of Course

This is structured as a two-day interactive learning experience that will include both didactic and hands on portions. Each participant will have the opportunity to work with each of our faculty members. We will be utilizing  "live" models and cadaveric specimens during the learning experience.


Scheduled Faculty

Einar Ottestad, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine

Michael Gofeld, M.D., University of Toronto

James Modir, M.D., Scripps Clinic Medical Group, Torrey Pines

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

Eugene Yousik Roh, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine

Scott G. Pritzlaff, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine

Michael Fujinaka, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine

Lynn Cintron, M.D., Santa Clara Valley Medical Center


This activity is jointly sponsored by Dannemiller and the WAPMU.

In-Kind support was provided by the following companies:

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 by September 15, 2017 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.