Advancing the Science of Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia Workshop [Link to top]
This 2.5-day ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia workshop focuses on
hands-on scanning and needling practice. To maximize the hands-on experience,
registrants are required to study the online course materials before
attending the workshop. There is a substantial amount of materials to
cover and approximately 6-8 hours of study time prior to the workshop
are recommended. At the end of this course, participants would have
acquired a thorough knowledge of imaging and needling techniques
for regional anesthesia.
This course has a number of distinguishing features:
Pre-course online material
Brief didactic introductions
Maximizes hands-on scanning practice
Low participant: instructor ratio (6:1)
Course taught by University of Toronto faculty and guest faculty from University of Ottawa
Day 1 (Saturday 7:30 to 16:30)
Day 2 (Sunday 7:30 am to 16:30 pm)
Day 3 (Optional) (Either 8:00 to 12:00 OR 13:00 to 17:00)
Early registration is encouraged.
The Saturday-Sunday (2-day) workshop will accommodate up to 48 registrants. The Monday (1/2 day) anatomy lab will be limited to 18 registrants in the morning and 18 registrants in the afternoon.
Registration fee includes an "Ultrasound Imaging for Regional Anesthesia - A Practical Guide" booklet, refreshment on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Lunch is NOT provided on Monday.
Available Dates [Link to top] Not until 2019 – date TBA
Program Guide [Link to top]
At the conclusion of the regional anesthesia workshop, the participant should be better able to:
Day 1 and Day 2 Workshop Topics
Saturday Day 1
|07:30||Registration and Breakfast|
|08:10||Brachial plexus above the clavicle|
|08:30||Brachial plexus below the clavicle|
|08:50||Ultrasound diagnosis of pneumothorax and diaphragmatic paresis|
|09:10||Scanning session 1|
|10:30||Panel Discussion / Questions and Answers|
|11:00||Scanning session 2|
|12:30||Femoral/Saphenous/Adductor Canal / iPACK blocks|
|12:50||Sciatic nerve (anterior / posterior / popliteal approaches)|
|13:40||Scanning session 3|
|15:00||Panel Discussion / Questions and Answers|
|15:30||Scanning session 4|
Sunday Day 2
|08:20||Ultrasound of the spine|
|08:40||Panel Discussion / Questions & Answers|
|09:00||Scanning session 5|
|10:20||Truncal blocks for breast and chest wall (thoracic paravertebral / PECS / serratus plane, erector spinae blocks)|
|10:40||Truncal blocks for abdominal wall (QLB, TFP, TAP, Ilio-inguinal / Ilio-hypogastric blocks)|
|11:00||Scanning session 6|
|12:00||Panel Discussion / Questions & Answers|
|13:00||Scanning session 7|
|14:00||Panel Discussion / Questions & Answers|
|14:30||Exams and additional scanning|
Monday Day 3, (Optional Half-day Anatomy Lab)
|08:20||13:20||Focus on Ultrasound Scanning Technique, Needling Technique for Regional Anesthesia|
|10:00||15:00||Rotation 1, Cadaver Scanning and Needling Practice|
|11:00||16:00||Rotation 2, Cadaver Scanning and Needling Practice|
Faculty [Link to top]
University of Toronto Faculty:
Vincent Chan, MD, FRCPC
Ki Jinn Chin, MBBS, FANZCA, FRCPC
(Monday lab only)
Stephen Choi, MD, FRCPC
Josh Gleisher, MD, FRCPC
Richelle Kruisselbrink, MD, FRCPC
Ahtsham Niazi, MBBS, FCARCSI
Anahi Perlas, MD, FRCPC
University of Ottawa Faculty:
Faraj Abdallah, MD
Scarborough Rouge Hospital - Centenary Site:
Robert Bechamp, MD
CME Credits [Link to top] This education event has been approved as an Accredited Group Learning Activity under Section 1 of the Framework of CPD options for the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for Section 1 credits (credit number TBA) and the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association - Category 1 credits (credit number TBA).
Accommodation [Link to top]
The Eaton Chelsea Hotel - 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto.
The Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel - 525 Bay St, Toronto.
The Park Hyatt Toronto - 4 Avenue Rd Toronto.
The Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre - 30 Carlton Street, Toronto.
The Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville - 90 Bloor St E, Toronto.
The InterContinental Toronto Yorkville - 220 Bloor St W, Toronto.
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Registration [Link to top]
The registration fee will include complimentary meals (breakfast x 2 day, lunch x 2 day, breaks x 3 days), an ultrasound booklet, didactic lectures, hands on practical sessions and examination.
Full Program (Saturday, Sunday & Monday Workshops)
Fee: $1450 (Canadian) + Tax
Where: Toronto General Hospital
Saturday & Sunday Workshop
Fee: $1100 (Canadian) + Tax
Where: Toronto General Hospital
Register early for guaranteed attendance!
Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration forms are accepted by Mail or Fax.
Fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.
Please send registration form to:
Department of Anesthesia
Toronto Western Hospital
University Health Network
399 Bathurst St., McL 2-405
Toronto, ON, M5T 2S8, Canada
The full registration fee less $100 administration fee will be refunded, if written notice of cancellation (e-mail or fax) is received no later than 21 days prior to the workshop date. No refund for cancellation less than 21 days. Registration may be transferred among colleagues or be applied to a future course within one year. In the unlikely event that a course is rescheduled or cancelled, pre-paid registrants will be given the opportunity to transfer to a future course or may receive a full refund. The course organizer will not be responsible for any travel and/or lodging reimbursements.
Directions to Workshop [Link to top]
200 Elizabeth St, Toronto, ON M5G 2C4
Nearest Major Intersection
College Street and University Avenue (south of Queen's Park). TGH is located along the east side of University Avenue, just south of College Street. Public Transportation
Queen's Park subway station, on the University branch of the Yonge-University-Spadina line (Line 1)
506 Carlton - University stop, and walk south; or ??Elizabeth Street stop and walk south along Elizabeth
505 Dundas - University stop, and walk north up University Avenue