MEDITERRANEAN PAIN FORUM

Programma Scientifico Workshops

Cefalù, 5 Maggio 2024

Centro Congressi Hotel Costa Verde

WORKSHOP I:

Comprehensive Physical and Neurological Examination Course

WORKSHOP II:

Live Model Ultrasound Demonstration in Pain Medicine

WORKSHOP III:

Hands-On Fluoroscopy Workshop – Lumbar Procedures

WORKSHOP I
Comprehensive Physical and Neurological Examination Course

Limitato a 25 partecipanti

Course Overview:

Embark on a journey of in-depth learning as we delve into the intricacies of both physical and neurological examinations. This comprehensive course is designed to equip healthcare professionals, medical students, and aspiring clinicians with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct thorough assessments of the human body.

Key Features:

 
  • Holistic Approach:

Explore a holistic approach to patient evaluation by integrating physical and neurological examination techniques. Understand the interconnectedness of the body systems and how they contribute to overall health.

  • Expert-Led Instruction:

Learn from seasoned healthcare professionals and specialists who bring their expertise to the forefront. Benefit from real-world insights, case studies, and hands-on demonstrations to enhance your understanding.

  • Interactive Learning Modules:

Engage in dynamic, interactive learning modules that simulate real-life scenarios. Practice your skills in a risk-free environment, reinforcing your ability to perform both physical and neurological assessments with confidence.

  • Comprehensive Neurological Assessment:

Delve into the complexities of neurological examinations, covering essential components such as cranial nerve assessments, motor and sensory functions, reflexes, and coordination. Gain proficiency in recognizing signs of neurological disorders.

  • Physical Examination Techniques:

Master the art of physical examination through detailed instruction on inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation. Acquire the skills needed to evaluate different body systems, from the cardiovascular and respiratory to the musculoskeletal and gastrointestinal.

  • Clinical Applications and Case Studies:

Apply your knowledge through practical, real-world scenarios and case studies. Develop critical thinking skills as you analyze patient histories, interpret examination findings, and formulate comprehensive diagnostic strategies.

  • Cutting-Edge Technology Integration:

Stay ahead with the integration of cutting-edge technologies in examination practices. Explore the use of advanced tools and imaging techniques that enhance the precision and efficiency of both physical and neurological assessments.

  • Certification and Continuing Education:

Upon successful completion of the course, receive a certification attesting to your proficiency in physical and neurological examinations. Access ongoing resources and updates to stay informed about the latest advancements in medical practice.

  • Networking Opportunities:

Connect with a diverse community of healthcare professionals, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange. Engage in discussions, share experiences, and build a valuable network to support your professional growth.

  • Flexible Learning:

Access the course content at your own pace, allowing for flexible scheduling and accommodating diverse learning styles. Benefit from a blend of online lectures, practical exercises, and collaborative discussions.

Enroll now and elevate your ability to provide comprehensive patient care through mastery of physical and neurological examination techniques.

WORKSHOP II
Live Model Ultrasound Demonstration in Pain Medicine

Limitato a 30 partecipanti

Workshop Overview:

Immerse yourself in a specialized hands-on workshop designed for medical professionals seeking advanced skills in lumbar procedures utilizing fluoroscopy. This workshop provides a unique opportunity to enhance your expertise in performing precise and effective interventions for lumbar conditions.

Key Highlights:

  • Expert-Led Instruction:

Learn from seasoned practitioners and experts in the field of interventional radiology. Benefit from their wealth of experience as they guide you through the intricacies of lumbar procedures using fluoroscopy.

  • Practical Skill Development:

Engage in a series of hands-on sessions focused on mastering fluoroscopy techniques specific to lumbar interventions. Develop proficiency in needle placement, contrast media administration, and real-time imaging interpretation.

  • Comprehensive Curriculum:

Cover a spectrum of lumbar procedures, including but not limited to epidural injections, facet joint injections, nerve root blocks, and discography. Understand the indications, contraindications, and potential complications associated with each procedure.

  • State-of-the-Art Fluoroscopy Technology:

Work with cutting-edge fluoroscopy equipment to replicate real-world scenarios. Familiarize yourself with the latest advancements in imaging technology, enhancing your ability to perform procedures with precision and safety.

  • Patient Safety and Radiation Management:

Prioritize patient safety by gaining insights into radiation safety protocols. Learn strategies for minimizing radiation exposure to both patients and healthcare providers during fluoroscopy-guided procedures.

  • Case-Based Learning:

Explore case studies and practical scenarios to deepen your understanding of lumbar pathology and refine your decision-making skills. Discuss challenging cases with peers and instructors to broaden your perspective.

  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration:

Foster collaboration with professionals from various disciplines, including radiology, pain management, and orthopedics. Enhance your ability to work in multidisciplinary teams to optimize patient outcomes.

  • Certification and Continuing Education Credits:

Upon successful completion of the workshop, receive a certification recognizing your expertise in lumbar procedures with fluoroscopy. Earn continuing education credits to stay current with professional requirements.

  • Networking Opportunities:

Connect with like-minded professionals, exchange ideas, and build a network of contacts within the interventional radiology community. Establish connections that can support your ongoing professional development.

  • Limited Enrollment for Personalized Attention:

Benefit from a limited class size to ensure a personalized and interactive learning experience. Receive individualized feedback from instructors, allowing you to refine your skills and address specific challenges.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to advance your skills in lumbar procedures using fluoroscopy. Enroll now to elevate your proficiency and contribute to enhanced patient care.

11:00 -

"Advancements in Pain Medicine: An In-depth Exploration of Ultrasound Techniques, Patient Selection, and Anatomical Demonstration"

- Ultrasound techniques description and indication. - What is the right patient? - Scanning and Needling / Anatomical Demonstration & Teaching relevant to Pain Medicine.

11:30 - 15:00

"Live Model Ultrasound Demonstration" – 6US stations

30 minutes per station

11:30 -

"1. Upper Limb MSK pain procedures and Peripheral Nerve entrapments"

• Shoulder- Biceps Tendon, AC Joint, SASD Bursa, Gleno-humeral joint, Suprascapular Nerve • Elbow- Medial and Lateral Elbow, Ulnar nerve & Cubital Tunnel • Wrist-Carpal Tunnel & Median Nerve, Guyon’s Canal & MCP joint • Upper limb Nerve entrapments

12:00 -

"2. Lower Limb MSK pain procedures and Peripheral Nerve entrapments"

• Hip- Hip joint, Trochanteric complex, Ilio-tibial band & lateral femoral cutaneous nerve • Knee- Knee joint, Genicular and Saphenous nerve • Ankle- Tibio-tarsal joint, MTP joint, Tarsal Tunnel & Tibial nerve • Lower limb Nerve entrapments

12:30 -

"3. Cervical Spine Procedures/ Procedures for Neck pain"

• Cervical Facet and Cervical Medial Branches, TON • Cervical Nerve roots • Cervical Sympathetic chain • Greater Occipital Nerve

13:30 -

"4. Thoracic Spine procedures/ Procedures for Thoracic spine and Chest wall pain management"

• Thoracic Facets, Costotransverse joint • Thoracic Paravertebral • Intercostal Nerve • Erector Spinae plane block • Parasternal plane block

14:00 -

"5. Lumbar spine & Sacrum procedures/ Low back and buttock pain"

• Caudal Epidural • Sacro-iliac joint & ligaments • Piriformis muscle inection • Lumbar Facet joint & Medial Branches

14:30 -

"6. Abdomen & Pelvic Procedures/ Abdominal myofascial pain syndromes, Pelvic pain management"

• Iiio-inguinal & ilio hypogastric nerve block • Rectus sheath, TAP plane • Quadratus lumborum block • Genitofemoral nerve block • Pudendal nerve block

WORKSHOP III
Hands-On Fluoroscopy Workshop - Lumbar Procedures

Venue: Fondazione Giglio Cefalù – Emodinamica
Limitato a 25 partecipanti

Event Overview: Embark on an immersive learning experience with our Live Model Ultrasound Demonstration in Pain Medicine. This event is designed for healthcare professionals, pain management specialists, and practitioners seeking a hands-on understanding of ultrasound-guided techniques for pain interventions. Key Features:
  • Live Model Demonstrations:
Witness real-time ultrasound-guided procedures performed on live models. Our experienced instructors will guide you through various pain medicine interventions, providing valuable insights into technique, anatomy, and optimal imaging.
  • Interactive Learning Stations:
Engage in hands-on learning at interactive stations equipped with ultrasound machines. Practice probe placement, and image interpretation, and gain practical experience in a controlled and supportive environment.
  • Comprehensive Ultrasound Applications:
Explore a range of pain medicine applications, including nerve blocks, joint injections, and soft tissue procedures. Understand the advantages of ultrasound guidance in enhancing accuracy and minimizing risks.
  • Anatomy Review and Landmark Identification:
Deepen your understanding of anatomical structures relevant to pain interventions. Learn techniques for accurate landmark identification using ultrasound imaging, ensuring precision in needle placement.
  • Advanced Imaging Technology:
Familiarize yourself with state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment. Gain hands-on experience with the latest imaging technologies, optimizing your ability to visualize anatomical structures with clarity.
  • Case-Based Learning:
Analyze real-world case studies to apply theoretical knowledge to practical scenarios. Discuss challenges, solutions, and best practices with peers and experienced instructors.
  • Patient Safety and Procedure Optimization:
Emphasize patient safety through discussions on best practices, infection control, and minimizing procedural risks. Learn strategies for optimizing procedural efficiency and patient comfort.
  • Certification of Participation:
Receive a certification of participation upon completion of the live model ultrasound demonstration. This recognition attests to your commitment to advancing your skills in pain medicine interventions.
  • Q&A Sessions with Experts:
Participate in interactive question-and-answer sessions with expert instructors. Clarify doubts, seek guidance on specific cases, and benefit from the wealth of knowledge and experience shared by the seasoned faculty.
  • Networking Opportunities:
Connect with fellow professionals, build relationships, and expand your network within the pain medicine community. Share insights, collaborate on future projects, and forge connections that contribute to your ongoing professional growth. Join us for this unique opportunity to elevate your skills in pain medicine through live model ultrasound demonstrations. Secure your spot now to be at the forefront of cutting-edge techniques in pain management.
09:00 - 14:00

"Hands-on Fluoroscopy Workshop - Lumbar Procedures" / 5 groups (1 group 4 attendees)

Techniques: Interlaminar Epidural Caudal Epidural L1-5 Transforaminal Epidural - S1 Transforaminal Epidural Medial Branch Block Sacroiliac Joint Injection Lumbar Facet and Sacroiliac Joint Radiofrequency

The Congress is organized by

Dr. Giuliano Lo Bianco

With the

ENDORSEMENT of