1-3 Dec 2017 - WAPMU-UK 1st Annual Symposium, Live Scanning & Cadaveric Workshop, London, UK

The World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography, United Kingdom (WAPMU-UK) would like to introduce the 1st Annual Ultrasound in Interventional Pain, Neuromodulation & Musculoskeletal Procedures Symposium, Live Scanning & Cadaveric Workshop due to take place at King's College London on 1-3 December 2017.

These unique meetings for the UK are endorsed by the World Institute of Pain (WIP) for the Certified Interventional Pain Sonologist (CIPS) Exam.
WAPMU UK's three day course with Chairmen and Course Directors Dr Raja Reddy and Dr Sadiq Bhayani will include expert lectures from an international faculty, live model ultrasound scanning and cadaveric anatomy.

UPDATE: PLEASE NOTE THIS MEETING IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. To register your interest in future ultrasound meetings in London, please contact: ciaranwazir@gmail.com

Chairmen & Course Directors

Raja Reddy, MD, FRCA FFPMRCA EDRA FIPP CIPS, Medway Maritime Hospital, Kent, UK

Sadiq Bhayani, MBBS FRCA EDRA FFPMRCA CIPS FIPP, University Hospitals Leicester, UK

Invited Course Faculty & Guest Speakers

James Burge MBChB PhD MRCP, Consultant, Neurophysiology, Kings College Hospital, London, UK

Michael Gofeld, M.D., FIPP, CIPS,- University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada

Amitabh Gulati, M.D., Director, Chronic Pain at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Assistant., Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, USA

Ravi K Kalathur MD, FIPP, CIPS., Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India

Pranab Kumar, FRCA FFPMRCA EDRA FIPP CIPS,- Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals, UK

Rajesh Munglani, M.D., MB, BS, DA, DCH, FRCA, FFPMRCA-  Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital,
London, UK

Einar Ottestad, M.D., FIPP, CIPS,-  Stanford University School of Medicine, USA

Hariharan Shankar, M.D., FIPP, CIPS,- Medical College of Wisconsin, USA

Ashish Shetty, M.B.BS, F.R.CA, FFPMRCA, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, University College London Hospital, London, UK

Micha Sommer, M.D., FIPP, CIPS,- University of Maastricht, The Netherlands

David Spinner, M.D., CIPS,- Icahn School of Medicine, New York, USA

Athmaja Thottungal, FRCA FFPMRCA EDRA FIPP CIPS,- Kent & Canterbury Hospital, UK

Educational Content & Objectives

  • Designed for Anaesthetists, Pain Physicians, Rheumatologists, PM&R Physicians, Radiologists, Neurologists & Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Teaching Programme based on WIP/WAPMU curriculum for CIPS examination
  • Training Course for Certification in interventional pain & musculo-skeletal ultrasonography
  • Didactic lectures, Live Scanning & Cadaveric Workshop
  • Advanced Ultrasound guided interventional procedures & cadaveric peripheral implants station
  • Cervical Spine, Thoracic Spine, Abdomen Sonography & Interventional Procedures
  • Lumbar spine, Sacrum & Pelvic Sonography & Interventional Procedures
  • Shoulder, Elbow & Wrist Sonography & Interventional Procedures
  • Hip, Knee & Ankle Sonography & Interventional Procedures
  • Peripheral Nerves Sonography & Procedures
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: Innovations in neuromodulation
  • Regenerative Therapy in Joints: Protein rich Plasma & Stem cells
  • Electromyography & Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Medico-Legal Aspects in Pain Medicine

Meeting Schedule & Venues

Friday, 1st December 2017 - Didactic Lectures and Demonstration- 08:30-17:15
Saturday, 2nd December 2017 - Didactic and "live model" hands-on training- 08:15-18:00
Sunday, 3rd December 2017 - Cadaveric Labatory training - 09:00-17:00

Lectures and Live Scanning (Day 1 and 2)
Chantler Simulation & Interactive Learning Centre,
Shepherd's House, King’s College London,
Guy’s Hospital Campus, London, SE1 1UL, UK

Cadaveric Workshop (Day 3)
Function Room & Revelstoke Room, Henriette Raphael House
and Lower Dissecting Room, Department of Anatomy,
Hodgkin Building, King’s College London,
Guy’s Hospital Campus, London SE1 1UL, UK

To download a map of Guy's Hospital Campus, CLICK HERE

Continuing Medical Education

The meeting has been approved for 15 CPD points by the Royal College of Anaesthetists, London, UK

Dannemiller designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Dannemiller is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Registration Fee

Standard Registration Fee: £750 (GBP) or $977.00 (USD)

*Fee includes Lectures, Hands-on Workshops, Tea/Coffee and Lunch Catering

Online Registration

UPDATE: PLEASE NOTE THIS MEETING IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. To register your interest in future ultrasound meetings in London, please contact: ciaranwazir@gmail.com

Hotel Accommodation

6-7 April 2018 - 2nd ISADD Symposium, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

THE SECOND International Spinal Analgesic Drug Delivery Symposium will take place at the Van der Valk Hotel Rotterdam-Blijdorp, The Netherlands on 6-7 April 2018. An expert international faculty will be contributing to the new expanded two day programme.

The focus of the meeting will be the clinical and practical aspects of intrathecal drug delivery for your pain management practice.

To register your interest in attending, fill in the online registration form below or e-mail: ciaranwazir@gmail.com

To view and download a copy of the outline symposium programme, CLICK HERE

To view and download a copy of the symposium flyer, CLICK HERE


Dr Kenneth van Tilburg
Scientific Director, 2nd ISADD Symposium
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
Founding Partner, Pain and Neuromodulation Centre
Excellent Klinieken, The Netherlands

Dr Jehad Shaikhani
Scientific Director, 2nd ISADD Symposium
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
Founding Partner, Pain and Neuromodulation Centre
Excellent Klinieken, The Netherlands


Dr Denis Dupoiron
Anesthesia and Pain Department
Institut de Cancérologie de l'ouest-Paul Papin
Angers, France

Prof Sam Eldabe
Chair, IASP Neuromodulation SIG
Past-President, NSUKI
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
The James Cook University Hospital
Middlesbrough, UK

Dr Declan O'Keeffe
Special Interest: Innovations in Neuromodulation
Past-Director of Chronic Pain, St Vincent's Univ. Hospital
Private Pain Management Practice
Dublin, Ireland

Dr Louise Lynch
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
Leeds Teaching Hospitals
Leeds, UK

Dr Lisa Jo Stearns
Founder and Medical Director
Center for Pain and Supportive Care
Adjunct Faculty, Dept. of Palliative Care, Mayo Clinic Arizona
Co-Founder & Executive Committee Member,
Cancer Pain Clinical Research Consortium
Phoenix, Arizona

Dr Jean-Pierre Van Buyten
Consultant in Anesthesia & Pain Management
Director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Center
AZ Nikolaas



    • Old and new indications for spinal analgesic drug delivery 
    • Do we need a trial before implanting the pump? 
    • New insights into bolus and continuous therapy treatment algorithms 
    • Accessing the neuraxial space and complications
    • Peripheral and neuraxial treatment in cancer related pain and different modalities
    • Spinal pain treatment in last few days of life 
    • Evidence and new research on spinal analgesic drug delivery for specific conditions (Ehlers- Danlos, Poliomyelitis)
    • Treatment of neuraxial infection, spinal fluid leakage, neuraxial bleed, hormonal disturbances,  neuraxial granuloma.
    • Free oral sessions
    • Industry Sponsored Sessions


    To view and download a copy of the outline programme for the 2nd ISADD Symposium in Rotterdam on 6-7 April 2018, CLICK HERE


    If you would like to present your own work at the 2018 symposium, please contact Mr Ciaran Wazir for the abstract submission guidelines: ciaranwazir@gmail.com

    Abstract submission is possible until February 9th, 2018. Primary presenters of abstract submissions will be notified by mail of the proposals’ acceptance or rejection before March 9th.


    *An application for European CME Credits will be submitted to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (www.eaccme.eu).


    Van der Valk Hotel Blijdorp, Energieweg 2, 3041 JC Rotterdam, The Netherlands


    Euro Reg Payments
    Physicians 320 euros (Before 01.01.18), 364 euros (From 01.01.18), On Site 398 euros       
    Physician Assistants 222 euros (Before 01.01.18), 250 euros (From 01.01.18), On Site 284 euros

    GBP Reg Payments
    Physicians £295 (Before 01.01.18), £320 (From 01.01.18), On Site £350       
    Physician Assistants £195 (Before 01.01.18), £220 (From 01.01.18), On Site £250


    Pay Fees by Card as Guest of Paypal (incl 5% Paypal Charges):

    For full details of how to pay your registration fee by GBP or Euros bank transfer or cheque, contact: ciaranwazir@gmail.com

    To view and download a copy of the symposium flyer, CLICK HERE



    Please find included in this section some meetings of interest in 2017/2018:


    Joint Management of Joint Pain
    29 November 2017
    Education & Training Centre, Whiston Hospital, Prescot, Merseyside, UK
    E-mail: lyn.ashcroft@sthk.nhs.uk, Jeanette.kenny@sthk.nhs.uk

    1st WAPMU UK Ultrasound Symposium and 2 Day Scanning Workshop 
    Interventional Pain & MSK Procedures
    1-3 December 2017
    King's College London, Guy's Campus, London, UK
    Web: www.painandneuromodulationlondon.com

    6th "Advances in Pain Medicine" Winter Symposium
    21-26 January 2018
    Hotel Village Montana, Tignes Le Lac, France
    Web: www.winterpainsymposium.com

    11th RA-UK Ultrasound in Pain Medicine Course
    16-17 March 2018
    St George's, University of London, London, UK
    Web: www.uspmlondon.com

    2nd International Spinal Analgesic Drug Delivery Symposium
    6-7 April 2018
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Web: www.painways.com