CIPC 2016: Canadian Interventional Pain Course

CIPC 2016: Canadian Interventional Pain Course

Burning Questions in Interventional Pain Management

Target Audience:

Family Physicians, Anaesthesiologists, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians, Psychiatrists, Physiatrists, Rheumatologists, Sports Medicine Physicians, Allied Health, Other health professionals with an interest in pain management

Course Format: A mixture of in class sessions on day one followed by a full day skills lab
The Sutton Place Hotel
845 Burrard Street
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Join us for a comprehensive review of the diagnostic and therapeutic approach to the patient suffering from common painful conditions of low back and hip pain, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the patient with neck and shoulder pain. Common interventional spine and joint pain procedures will be reviewed on live and cadaveric models with ultrasound and fluoroscopy.  

Day One: Didactic and interactive lectures with a focus on the basic science of anatomy, pathophysiology, and epidemiology of common low back pain conditions.
Location: Sutton Place Hotel, 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
Day Two: All-day skills lab with a focus on interventional spine and joint pain procedures on live and cadaveric models with ultrasound and fluoroscopy.
Location: UBC Life Sciences Institute, 2350 East Mall, Vancouver, BC


Fri, Apr 1: LECTURES

0700 Breakfast; Registration & Exhibits Open
0745 Welcome Message & Pre-Test Dr. Roderick Finlayson
0800 Lumbar Zyagpophyseal Joints: What Are the Long Term Consequences of REpeated Lumbar Medial Brance Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)? Dr. George Evans
0845 Ultrasound-Guided Sacroiliac Joint Readiofrequency Ablation (RFA): Moving Towards Clinical Practice Dr. Eldon Loh
0930 Intervertebral Disc: What is the Value of MRI in the Diagnosis of Lower Back Pain? Dr. David Fenton
1015  Panel Discussion
1030 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1055 Top 5 Indications for Ultrasound-Guided Hip Injections: Case Presentations Dr. Brian Rambaransingh
1110 'A Pain in the Butt': An Educated Approach to Pain Below the Belt Dr. Philip Peng
1200 Panel Discussion
1220 Lunch(included) & Exhibits
1320 Cervical Medial Branch Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA): Is There Any Real Need for Controversy? Dr. Roderick Finlayson
1350 Does the Response to Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections (TFESIs) Predict Surgical Outcomes? Dr. Mohan Radhakrishna
1430 Spinal Cord Stimulation: Who Should Get in Line for a Spinal Cord Stimulator? Dr. Michael Gofeld
1500 Panel Discussion
1515 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1530 Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Fact or Fiction? Dr. Pamela Squire
1600 Ultrasound in Shoulder Pain: Case Presentations Dr. Arun T. Gupta
1645 Panel Discussion
1700 Closing Remarks & Thank Yous
1715 Complete evaluations; course day ends

Sat, Apr 2: SKILLS LAB

0700 Breakfast; Registration & Exhibits Open
0745 Introduction and Safety Review
SKILLS LAB: Participants will rotate through 8 skills stations. Equal Time will be allotted to each station
Spine; cervical and lumbar, Drs. Paul Etheridge & Roderick Finlayson
Sacroiliac joint and Piriformis, Drs. Michael Gofeld & Anuj Bhatia
Shoulder, Drs. Brian Rambaransingh & Arun T. Gupta
Hip & knee, Drs. Philip Peng & Pam Squire
Lumbar transforaminal epidural injection (TFESI), Drs. Philip Chan &
Mohan Radhakrishna
Sacroiliac joint injection & lateral branch block, Drs. Eldon Loh &
Harsha Shanthanna
Lumbar medial branch block, Drs. Owen Williamson & Steven Helper
Lumbar medial branch radiofrequency neurotomy, Drs. David Fenton &
George Evans
0800 Station Rotation #1
0850 Station Rotation #2
0940 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1010 Station Rotation #3
1100 Station Rotation #4
1150 Lunch(included) & Exhibits
1300 Station Rotation #5
1350 Station Rotation #6
1440 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1500 Station Rotation #7
1550 Station Rotation #8
1640 Wrap Up and complete evaluations
1700 Skills Lab ends

Skills Gained

The primary objective of this course is to develop and discuss a diagnostic approach of therapeutic interventions for common lumbar spine pain conditions.


Lectures & Lab (includes Sat Skills Lab; max 40 spots for the lab) - $10 discount if you register online

Physicians: $1710
Residents/Students*: $885  

Fri Lectures ONLY (no Skills Lab)

Physicians: $560
Residents/Students*: $285
Cancellations and Refunds


The Sutton Place Hotel
845 Burrard Street
Vancouver  British Columbia  V6Z 2K6

Discount room rates starting @ $169 CDN/night. Group Code: “Canadian Interventional Pain Course” or “VC_15PHYSICIAN”. Rates do not include applicable taxes or parking. Reservation deadline: Mar 4, 2016. Rooms will only be held on a space available basis beyond this date.

T: 1.866.378.8866

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Interprofessional/intersectoral teams, family physicians and other primary care providers, mental health care providers, psychiatrists and psychologists, administrators and policy makers, other health disciplines working with primary care and/or community care, consumers and family members, educators and their students, and researchers.

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