11-12 May 2017 - Aberdeen Interventional Pain Workshop - PLACES LIMITED

THE NEXT Annual Aberdeen Interventional Pain Workshop will take place on 11-12 May 2017 at the Department of Anatomy, Suttie Centre, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

An expert faculty will join us for the two day intensive course with lectures, live surgery demonstrations, hands-on cadaver training and question and answer sessions.

For further information, email: ciaranwazir@gmail.com


Prof WA. Chambers

Dr S Kanakarajan

Dr Ravi Nagaraja

Dr Naomi Scott


Dr Vivek Mehta
Board Member, NSUKI
Chair, British Pain Society Headache SIG
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Honorary Senior Lecturer
Deputy Director, Pain and Anaesthesia Research Centre
St Bartholomew’s Hospital
London, United Kingdom

Dr Neal Evans
Special Interest: Interventional Pain Management
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
Buckinghamshire Healthare NHS Trust
Stoke Mandeville Hospital
Aylesbury, Bucks
United Kingdom

Dr Arunachalam Swayamprakasam
Clinical Director
Pain Management Department
Rochdale Infirmary
Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Manchester, UK



Prof Dominic Harmon
Professor of Anaesthesia & Pain Sciences
Department of Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
Mid-Western Regional Hospital

Dr Arthur Hartog
Specialist Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology
DC Klinieken Spine & Joint Centre
The Netherlands

Dr Marco Araujo
Medical Director
Advanced Pain Management, SC
Green Bay, Wisconsin

Dr Hirachand Mutagi
Consultant in Pain Management & Anaesthesia
Sakra World Hospital


1. Anatomy for lumbar facet and sacro-iliac joints as well as nerve supply.
2. Radiological anatomy for procedures to diagnose the pain arising from these joints.
3. Sonographic anatomy of lumbar facet and sacro-iliac joints.
4. Techniques for the diagnostic blocks.
5. Techniques for lumbar and sacroiliac facet joint denervation.

Overiew of Day One (11.05.17): Lectures, Anatomy & Live Surgery

Facet Joint Pain—Clinical features, Diagnosis & Treatment   
Anatomy and technique of lumbar medial branch and L5 dorsal ramus blocks
Live Surgery Demo
Technique of RF neurotomy of lumbar medial branches and L5 dorsal ramus   
Live Surgery Demo
Sacro-iliac Joint Pain—Clinical Features, Diagnosis & Treatment   
Anatomy and technique of sacral lateral branch blocks and Neurotomy techniques
Live Surgery Demo
Ultrasound guided Injection of Lumbar medial branches, Facet joints and Sacro-iliac joints
Q &A & Close of Day 1

Overview  of Day Two (12.05.17): Hands-on Stations x 7

Station 1: Lumbar medial branch block   
Station 2: L5 dorsal ramus block and Neurotomy
Station 3: Ultrasound guided blocks in lumbar region
Station 4: Neurotomy of L1 to L4 medial branches
Station 5: Neurotomy of Sacro-iliac Joint - Cooled RF
Station 6: Neurotomy of  Sacro-iliac Joint - Simplicity / Pallisade technique
Station 7: Cadaveric display of lumbar medial branches and machine station


Early Bird Registration (Until 31.03.17): £500

Late Regisration (After 31.03.17): £600


For details of how to pay the registration fees by pounds sterling cheque, bank transfer or debit/credit card as a guest of Paypal, contact: ciaranwazir@gmail.com



Aberdeen has excellent travel links. By air, Aberdeen is well connected by British Airways, Eastern airways, Flybe, BMI, KLM and Air France to majority of the airports in UK and mainland Europe. The venue is 6 miles from the airport. There are 6 major roads to Aberdeen. A90 serves as the main arterial route connecting Dundee, Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Aberdeen is on the main UK rail network and has frequent direct services to major cities such as Edinburgh Glasgow and London including Caledonian sleeper services.

Palm Court Hotel, Seafield Road, Aberdeen offers discounted rates including breakfast for delegates. Please quote that you are attending the ‘Pain Conference’ while booking to avail the discounted rate. Please ring +44 (0)845 166 6026 or visit their website for further details: https://palmcourthotel.co.uk/

6-8 July 2017 - 33rd Liverpool Course on Management of Chronic Pain

AN ADVANCED COURSE with lectures and interactive workshops for pain professionals and trainees aiming to develop their skills of assessing and treating complex chronic pain patients. The meeting will offer those who attend the opportunity to develop an evidence based approach to assessment, examination and formulation of diagnosis, and how to design a comprehensive management plan.


Dr Chris Wells
President, European Pain Federation (EFIC)
Founding Member, NeuPSIG
Consultant in Pain Medicine
Pain Matters
Liverpool, UK

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

Dr Manohar Lal Sharma
Chairman, Interventional SIG, British Pain Society
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Clinical Lead
The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery
NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool, UK 

Prof Paul Eldridge
Chief of the British Journal of Neurosurgery;
Consultant Neurosurgeon
The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery
NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool, UK 

Dr Andreas Goebel
Consultant in Pain Medicine
The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery
NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool
Liverpool, UK

Dr Sumit Gulati
Consultant in Pain Medicine
The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery
NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool, UK 

Dr Rajiv Chawla
Consultant in Pain Medicine
The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery
NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool, UK

Dr Bernhard Frank
Consultant in Pain Medicine
The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery
NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool, UK


Ms Shaireen Aleem, Consultant UroGynaecologist Southport & Ormskirk Hospital
Ms Sharon Barnett, Pain Specialist Physiotherapist, Walton centre, Liverpool
Ms Rachel Barton, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pain & Neuromodulation, Walton Centre, Liverpool
Ms Alison Bradshaw, Occupational Therapist, Walton Centre Pain
Ms Alison Cox, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pain & Neuromodulation, Walton Centre, Liverpool
Mr Mark Draper, Specialist Physiotherapist, Walton Centre,Liverpool
Dr Manish Gupta, Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia, Walton Centre, Liverpool
Ms Selina Johnson, Pain & Neuromodulation Specialist Physiotherapist, Walton Centre, Liverpool
Dr Natalie Lane, Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist, Walton Centre, Liverpool
Ms Lindsey Lowry. Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pain & Neuromodulation, Walton Centre, Liverpool
Dr Kate Marley, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool
Dr Kerry Mathews, Specialist Clinical Psychologist, Walton Centre, Liverpool
Mrs Helen Rylance, Lead Pain Specialist Physiotherapist, Walton Centre Liverpool
Dr Nick Silver, Consultant Neurologist, Walton Centre, Liverpool
Dr Shiv Singh, Consultant in Anaesthetics, Royal Liverpool Hospital
Mr John Tetlow, Pain Specialist Occupational Therapist, Walton Centre, Liverpool
Ms Alix White, Occupational Therapist, Walton Centre, Liverpool
Mr Martin Wilby, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Walton Centre, Liverpool
Dr John Wiles, Consultant in Pain Medicine, Walton Centre, Liverpool



1. Management of Sciatica - A Collaborative Approach
2. Neurosurgical Management of Chronic Pain
3. Indications and Patient Selection for Spinal cord Stimulation: Live interactive patient session
4. Pain Management Programme, Patient selection and treatment: Live interactive patient session
5. Diagnosis and Management of CRPS: Live interactive patient session
6. Role of acute pain management in prevention of chronic pain
7. Cancer Pain Management - A Collaborative Approach:
8. Pharmacological Management of Neuropathic Pain
9. Grand round, live case presentations, attended by all faculty:
Neuromodulation, Neurosurgical Interventions, CRPS, PMP, Facial Pain, Spinal
interventions, pelvic pain, spinal injections, missed diagnosis
10. The Sam Lipton Lecture: Neuromodulation and Chronic Pain: Are we nearly there?
(Prof Sam Eldabe, Middlesbrough, UK)


1. Live Pain Theatre session
2. Ultrasound (USG) demonstration & hands-on workshop
3. Manikin hands on spinal injection technique
4. Optimizing Pain Consultation
5. Capsaicin patch application and Botox for chronic pain
6. CRPS and relevant Physiotherapy Techniques Plus External Neuromodulation


1. Acute Sciatica
2. Spinal Pain and Neuromodulation
4. Pelvic Pain
5. Pain Management Programme Assessment Clinic
6. Opioid (Detox) Clinic


(including lunches and course dinner)

Early Bird Registration Fee: £395.00 (Until 05.05.17)

Late Registration Fee: £500.00 (After 05.05.17)

*For further information, contact: ciaranwazir@gmail.com



Please find included in this section some meetings of interest in 2016/2017:


"Advances in Pain Medicine" Winter Symposium
15-20 January 2017
Hotel Village Montana, Tignes Le Lac, France
Web: www.winterpainsymposium.com
E-mail: ciaranwazir@gmail.com

RA-UK Ultrasound in Pain Medicine Course
10-11 March 2017
Guy's Hospital & St George's Hospital, London, UK
Web: www.uspmlondon.com

Abdomino-Pelvic Pain Symposium
Thursday, 6 April 2017
UCH Medication Centre, University College London Hospitals
Web: www.pelvicpainsymposium.com

5th International Conference on Interventional Pain Medicine & Neuromodulation
& 10th Hands-on Cadaver Workshop
30 June - 1 July 2017
Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
Web: www.painandneuromodulationpoland.com


ESA Euroanaesthesia 2017
3-5 June 2017
Geneva, Switzerland
Web: www.euroanaesthesia2017.esahq.org

ESA Focus Meeting on Perioperative Medicine: 
Regional Anaesthesia in the Perioperative Setting
9-10 November 2017
Tel Aviv, Israel
Web: www.esahq.org