Interventional Pain and Cadaver Workshops

University of Birmingham

Our 17th Workshop
 9th-10th November 2023

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What We Offer

We provide the latest information and training on the different procedural interventions used in Pain Medicine. Our internationally recognised interventional pain cadaver workshops cover the current management of pain within a multidisciplinary framework.

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 and cancer.

Of interest to Consultants in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia, Radiology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Palliative Care and Musculosketal Medicine

Our Faculty

An international faculty will share their expertise through formal and informal discussions with one to one tuition of interventional techniques. The aim is to allow delegates to practice on cadavers a variety of pain interventions under the guidance of renowned interventionalists.


Updated Format

 In accordance with the feedback received we reduced the number of lectures to four fundamental lectures addressing the technical aspects of the interventions and increased the time allocated to practice on cadavers.


The US section was expanded to include spinal interventions in addition to the musculoskeletal workshop.


Optional on day 3 - Specialist workshops (in parallel with the freestyle sessions)


The specialist workshops include new cutting-edge techniques provided on demand and depending on interest. These may include SIJ fusion, minimally invasive discectomy, vertebroplasty.


meet our faculty....

"Good cadaver quality, good radiographers, comprehensive workshops."

Why are we so good at what we do?


Our faculty are some of the most experienced and most highly-regarded experts in the field and include Consultants in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia, Rheumatology and Consultant Radiologists and Consultant Neurologists. We offer a breadth of expertise that enables us to teach a very wide range of interventional techniques. More about out faculty here.

"Came second time to the course"

"Very good presenters and programme in general"

"Excellent course. Most important for the course was the expert /delegate ratio."

"We’ll come back to the course – excellent workshops"

"A good range of topics covered"

Dr Dalvina Hanu-Cernat

Course Director

Dr Hanu-Cernat qualified in Medicine in1989 and trained in Anaesthesia in Birmingham.  She is a Fellow in Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP) through examination of the World Institute of Pain.She is a founder member of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Dr Sherdil Nath

Pain Medicine Consultant

Dr Nath is a Pain Medicine Consultant at University hospital, Umeå, Sweden since1977.

Involved in Pain therapy since 1972 with spinally mediated pain, especially precision diagnostics and radio-frequency are his main research interests.

I have been teaching and running minimally invasive pain therapy, including cadaver courses in many countries for the last 15 years.

Dr Tony Hammond

Honorary Consultant Physician

Tony Hammond is an honorary consultant physician and rheumatologist at the Maidstone Hospital, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. He supervises a large multi-disciplinary NHS rheumatology practice. Dr Hammond sits on the European Committee of ISIS, and is Co-Chair of the British Pain Interventional Research Group.

Dr. Arun Bhaskar

Consultant in Anaesthetics

 Dr. Bhaskar is the current secretary of the World Society of Pain Clinicians and an  member of the Council of the British Pain Society.  He is an executive liaison of Interventional SIG, Neuropathic pain SIG and Cancer pain SIG of the British Pain Society.  He is also a council member of the Neuromodulation Society of UK & Ireland and also advises NICE on interventional procedures.

Dr Rajesh Munglani

Pain Medicine Consultant

Dr Munglani qualified from St George’s Hospital, University of London. He was appointed John Farman Professor of The Royal College of Anaesthetists in 1996 for his contribution to pain research. He publishes and lectures in the field of chronic pain, with particular emphasis on basic science and chronic spinal pain including persistent back pain, whiplash injury and Complex Regional Pain Syndromes.

Dr Ron Cooper

Consultant in Pain Medicine

I qualified from QUB in 1981 and have been consultant since 1993 in Anaesthesia & Pain Relief in Causeway and North West Independent Hospitals since 1993. My practice is mainly interventional based, utilizing a large range of interventional procedures, including spinal injections, radiofrequency techniques, trigeminal therapies, neuromodulation techniques

Dr Arasu Rayen

Pain Medicine Consultant

  Dr Rayen is currently the Editor of Pain News and was the Clinical Director of the Pain Management department at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, leading and promoting MDT assessment and treatment of patients with chronic pain. He is founder and chair of West Midlands Pain Management Consultant forum

Dr Sandeep Kapur

Consultant Anaesthetist, Pain Management Specialist

A specialist in chronic pain management with a special interest in neuromodulation. Dr Kapur has been a consultant since 2007 at Dudley NHS Trust and joined UHB to develop a spinal cord stimulation service

Dr Simon Tordoff

Consultant in Pain Medicine

Consultant in Pain Medicine, trained in Cape Town, South Africa and graduated in 1980. He moved to the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust in 2001 and is based at the Leicester General Hospital. Dr Tordoff also works at the Leicestershire and Rutland Hospice (LOROS) where he is involved in the management of patients with cancer-related pain

Dr Shyam Balasubramanian


Pain Management Consultant

I graduated in India in 1995 and have gained experience in pain management & anaesthesia from 3 continents. In the UK, I specialised in anaesthesia and pain management in East Yorkshire & Warwickshire Schools. I completed thea one year Fellowship in Pain Management at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

Dr Surabhi Choudhari

Consultant musculoskeletal radiologist

Dr Choudhary, specialist consultant musculoskeletal radiologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust. Special interests include imaging of joint diseases including sport related injuries of the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist with MRI, Ultrasound and CT scan.

Dr Thomas Haag

Pain Medicine Consultant

Dr Haag was appointed Consultant, leading a progressive multi-disciplinary pain service at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, North Wales. in 1997. He teaches interventional pain medicine  nationally and internationally.

He set up and chairs  the 'National Spine RF Registry" to further reseach in Pain Medicine

Programme to be announced shortly

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Key information

New Venue

Education & Conference Centre

City Hospital,
Nottingham, NG5 1PB



£ To Be Announced


Royal College of Anaesthetists 15 CPD Points

Protective white gowns provided but you can bring your own scrubs for comfort.



Education & Conference Centre

City Hospital
Nottingham, NG5 1PB

0121 627 2000


Registration is between 8.30 – 8.50
If you get lost on the day please
ring 07976 697761


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+44 7976 697761

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For further information please call:

 Dr Dalvina Hanu-Cernat


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Our 17th Workshop
 9th-10th November 2023
Our 17th Workshop
 9th-10th November 2023
Our 17th Workshop
 9th-10th November 2023
Our 17th Workshop
 9th-10th November 2023
Interventional Pain and Cadaver Workshops University of Birmingham Our 17th Workshop
 9th-10th November 2023