New improved course in response to your feedback
We provide the latest information and training on the different procedural interventions used in Pain Medicine.
Next workshops on 3-5 October 2017
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New format with increased hands-on time and targeted lectures
Our internationally recognised interventional pain and cadaver workshops cover the current management of pain within a multidisciplinary framework.
Day 1 & 2 Technical Presentations & workshops
Days 3 & 4 Workshops
See programmes 2011-2013
Our curriculum is informed by the most recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain conditions; including those resulting from degenerative or neurological disease.
An international faculty will share their expertise through formal and informal discussions. The aim is to allow delegates to practice on cadavers a variety of pain interventions under the guidance of renowned interventionalists.
Review of Birmingham Interventional Pain Management Cadaver Workshop 2015
Several years ago I attended both the cranial and lumbar workshops of this course, but this year, feeling that some added refinement to my current skills in performing procedures concerning the cranio-cervical and thoracic areas was needed, decided to attend the course once more. My overall impression was very positive - the course continues to meet and exceed my expectations, and further to this, has improved since my last visit.
The strength of the faculty here continues to dazzle me - Dalvina has once again managed to assemble a fantastic and proficient teaching base. In particular I would like to mention Dr Sherdil Nath, someone with whom I was looking forward to converse, and an ever-patient and enthusiastic member of the staff. Everyone else too was equally knowledgeable, and overall the faculty was clearly well-versed, and also readily approachable - helpful if, like me, one has questions both many and diverse that until then have remained unanswered. I found being taught by them extremely beneficial, making massive steps in terms of experience and understanding in a short period of time.
Ultrasound has been taught by Consultant Radiologist which is just great.
Content too was both focused and diverse, covering both ultrasound and fluoroscopy in clean and articulate swipes, and made yet more relevant by the excellent organisation that was evident every step of the way. The proportion of lectures to practical work was spot on - the lectures now are more focused, shorter, but nonetheless incisive, giving more time for hands-on practice and generally addressing both the theoretical and practical aspects of pain medicine. Overall an attendee receives around 12 hours of practical exposure throughout the three days, and work is done in small groups with a maximum size of six people, allowing a large amount of detail and insight to be grasped from every single procedure. The equipment was top-notch; there were plenty of needles to choose from and good fluoroscopy machines with helpful radiographers.
Finally, the social aspect of the course cannot be underestimated - Dalvina has tried hard to maintain a friendly and warm relationship between all those involved in the course, and as such the course provides an invaluable opportunity to network and talk to both other attendees and faculty alike in a recognised cuisine hotspot.
The necessity for the highest quality and utmost precision has become even more apparent to me as I have advanced through my career and it is precisely this course delivers.
While on one hand for a trainee doctor this course provides an excellent introduction, on the other for experienced specialists it is a way to further perfect and hone their skills.
However I could not help but notice that the food quality has changed and the private catering is no longer there. Nonetheless I think it must be difficult to maintain such an affordable price for such an outstanding quality of the workshop and therefore this change is fully justifiable.
Dr Yaroslav Stefak
Consultant in Pain Medicine and Neuromodulation
Princess Elizabeth Hospital,