Advancing the Science of Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine Conference

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Course Description - Physicians

This conference aims to provide practical skills and knowledge for anesthesiologists and pain practitioners to apply regional anesthesia and state of the art pain modalities more effectively and safely. After successful completion of the course, attendees should be able to:

  • Will be able to identify the sonoanatomy of common peripheral nerve block procedures.
  • Will be able to perform ultrasound guided peripheral nerve block procedures for upper, lower and abdominal surgery.
  • Have an overview of how to manage the opioid dependant patient in the community.
  • Will be able to manage an acute pain patient with poor postoperative pain control.
  • Learn about the new pain management services such as Transitional Pain Service and TAPMII from the experts.
  • Learn about new regional anesthesia techniques for abdominal and breast surgery.
  • Learn about common complications of regional anesthesia and how to avoid them.
  • Obtain knowledge of the role of an informed consent in regional anesthesia.

Program Directors:
Ahtsham Niazi, MD., Philip Peng, MD., Nariman Malik, MD.
Susan Walker, RN., Salima Ladak RN., Arlene Buzon RN.

Chestnut Residence & Conference Centre - 89 Chestnut Street Toronto, ON M5G 1R1

Financial Support received from:
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Region 3 Advisory Committee

Date [Link to top]

June 1 - 2, 2018

Program [Link to top]

Friday, June 1, 2018 (limit of 72)

Ultrasound Workshop Instructors: Drs. Abdallah, Awad, Chin, Choi, Forero, Kirkham, Mariano, McHardy, Niazi, Prasad
07:00 Breakfast & Registration - Chestnut Ballroom
08:00 Welcome Address Ahtsham Niazi
08:05 Lecture - How to do Femoral, Adductor Canal & Fascia Iliaca blocks Imad Awad
08:20 Group Demonstration
08:35 Workstations
09:35 Lecture - How to do Breast & TAP blocks Paul McHardy
09:50 Group Demonstration
10:05 Workstations
11:05 Coffee Break
11:25 Lecture - How to do Distal Sciatic & Ankle blocks Arun Prasad
11:40 Group Demonstration
11:55 Workstations
12:55 Lunch
13:55 Lecture - Above clavicle (interscalene, superior trunk blocks, supraclavicular) Ahtsham Niazi
14:10 Group Demonstration
14:25 Workstations
15:25 Lecture - Below clavicle (peripheral neve, axillary & intraclavicular) Ki Jinn Chin
15:40 Group Demonstration
15:55 Workstations
16:55 Question and Answer
17:10 Adjournment
Saturday, June 2, 2018
07:00 Breakfast with Exhibitors & Registration
07:45 Welcome Address and Moderator Ahtsham Niazi
08:00 Royal College Keynote address: Regional Anesthesia & Social Media - How to apply one to the other (live demonstration on the internet) Ed Mariano
How to manage the patient who is coming in for surgery and is taking the following:
Medical Cannabis
Methadone patient
Buprenorphine (Suboxone)
John Hanlon
Philip Peng
Wiplove Lamba
09:45 Question & Answer
10:10 Break with Exhibitors
10:50 Lessons Learned from Data Collection on an Acute Pain Service Susan Walker & Arlene Buzon-Tan
11:15 My Patient is not doing well on acute pain service - what to do after discharge Tania Di Renna
11:40 Question & Answer
12:00 Lunch
Moderator: Philip Peng
12:45 What to do with a Chronic Pain Patient when you don't have a Chronic Pain Service? Anuj Bhatia
13:10 Transitional Pain Service/TAPMII Hance Clarke
13:35 Update on Truncal blocks TAP blocks Faraj Abdallah
13:50 Update on Truncal blocks: Erector Spinae Plane Mauricio Forero
14:05 Update on Truncal blocks: Breast Blocks Faraj Abdallah
14:20 Question & Answer
14:50 Break with Exhibitors
15:30 How to Prevent Regional Anesthesia Complications Vincent Chan
15:55 CMPA lawyer - CONSENT topic or some relevant topic Richard Mimeault
16:55 Question & Answer
17:15 Meeting Adjournment

Faculty [Link to top]

Local Faculty:
Faraj Abdallah, MD
Imad T. Awad, MBChB, FCARCSI
Jocelyn Brown, CNS
Arlene Buzon-Tan, RN(EC), MN, BScN
Vincent Chan, MD, FRCPC, FRCA
Stephen Choi, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCPC
Hance Clarke, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Amol Deshpande MD, MBA
Mauricio Forero, MD
John Hanlon, MSc, MD, FRCPC
Kyle Kirkham, MD, FRCPC
Salima SJ Ladak, BScN, MN
Wiplove Lamba, MD, FRCPC, Dip ABAM
Maria Lippa, CNS
Paul McHardy, MD, FRCPC
Tenzin Namgyal, RN
Ahtsham Niazi, MBBS, FRCPC
Arun Prasad, MBBS, DA, FRCA, FRCPC
Wiplove Lamba, MD
Andrew Smith, MD
Susan Walker, RN (EC)
Aliza Weinrib, MD
Moissei Zinguer, PT
Guest Faculty:
Edward R. Mariano, MD, MAS (Clinical Research)
Richard Mimeault, MD, FRCSC

Accreditation [Link to top]

At the time of printing, we are applying for this event to be accredited by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, The College of Family Physicians of Canada for Mainpro-M1 credits; American Medical Association and the EACCME.
Section 1 (Royal College, ECMCE and AMA) credits - 10
Section 3 (Royal College only) credits - 5

Accommodation [Link to top]

DoubleTree by Hilton - across the street
Marriott Eaton Centre - Bay Street
Eaton Chelsea - Gerrard St. West
Holiday Inn - Carlton Street
Chestnut Residence - Dorm type rooms

Things to do in Toronto

Registration [Link to top]

Fee: $300-500 + Tax (Canadian) that includes lectures and downloads of the presentations. A preferred rate of $200-300 + Tax (Canadian) will be offered to trainees (including residents, fellows, anesthesia assistants)**
**note from Program Director required

Where: Chestnut Residence & Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut Street Toronto, ON M5G 1R1

Registration Process:
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.

Online Registration Form
Please send registration form and cheque to:

*payable to Regional Anesthesia and Pain, and should be mailed to:

Christine Drane
Conference Coordinator
Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine
Department of Anesthesia
Toronto Western Hospital
399 Bathurst St., McLaughlin 2-405
Toronto, ON, M5T 2S8, Canada
Tel. 416-603-5118
Fax. 416-603-6494

Cancellation/Refund Policy:
The full registration fee less $75.00 administration fee will be refunded, if written notice of cancellation (e-mail or fax) prior to May 1, 2018. No refund for cancellation after May 1, 2018. Registration may be transferred among colleagues. 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.

Travel [Link to top]

Travel to Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Air Travel: Fly to Lester B. Pearson International Airport (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). There are many ways to travel to and from Pearson Airport - by car, public transit, inter-city buses or taxis and limousines. Visit the airport website for information on Car, Taxi, Limo, Shuttle or Public Transit. A smaller airport is the Billy Bishop Toronto City Island (at the bottom of Bathurst Street - take a ferry ride to and from the Island to get to the airport).

Via rail: By Train to downtown Toronto (Union Station):

Sponsors and Exhibitors [Link to top]

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Syllabus [Link to top]

Registered attendees please use your pin code to access the course syllabus below:

RAPM Syllabus

*Please note, your pin code will be emailed to you once the syllabus becomes available.

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