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Expertise in Pain Interventions Course (EPIC) – Fluoroscopy & Ultrasound guided course
About the course:

Expertise in Pain Interventions Course (EPIC) – Fluoroscopy guided course is intended to impart knowledge about chronic pain management to post graduate medical professionals. The venue of this onsite training program will be Back and Pain Centre, The Apollo Clinic, T Nagar.

The candidates will be given reading material in the beginning of the single module course. They will be trained on clinical assessment of patients with chronic pain, algorithmic approach, radiological and neurological investigations, physical therapy and rehab regimes and interventional pain procedures.

Candidates can gain basic knowledge about pain medicine, approach to patients and pain interventions in this course. Candidates can observe performance of fluoroscopy guided basic and advanced pain procedures performed in the clinic. Candidates will also get hands on practice of pain interventions on special radio opaque mannequins for orientation under guidance.

Eligibility:
  • MBBS and MD / DNB / Equivalent for international candidates
    (Anesthesiology, Radiology, Orthopedics, Rheumatology , PMR, Oncology, Neurology, Neurosurgery)
  • Strictly for allopathic post graduate medical professionals

Duration:
  • 6 days onsite fellowship program: Including observation of live interventional pain procedures and hands on practice on radio opaque mannequins.

    To attain knowledge about clinical examination, approach and usage of fluoroscopic guided and ultrasound guided pain procedures.

  • 2 week onsite fellowship program: Including observation of live interventional pain procedures and hands on practice on radio opaque mannequins.

    To attain knowledge about clinical examination, approach and usage of fluoroscopic guided and ultrasound guided pain procedures. Additional hands-on practice sessions on pain interventions on mannequins.

Course Highlights:
  • Exposure to good evidence based clinical pain practice
  • Unique opportunity to gain knowledge from experts in about both fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided pain interventions in the same place.
  • Basic and advanced pain interventions
  • Algorithmic approach to all chronic pain ailments
  • ducational resources – library, CDs, previous procedure images, soft copies of pain books, etc.
Medium of Instruction:

English

Venue:

Back and Pain Centre (The Apollo Clinic), TNagar, Chennai—600017, India

May include visits to other Apollo Hospitals, Government Medical college anatomy departments / operating theatres, Palliative care centre, etc within Chennai / Pondicherry. Participants can approach organizers for help regarding accommodation, if required.

Curriculum:
  • Introduction to Pain Medicine
  • Anatomy of cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Neuro anatomy- Central and peripheral nerves, sympathetic chain
  • Pathophysiology—Chronic pain, neuropathic pain syndromes
  • Clinical assessment and evaluation
  • Algorithmic approach to all chronic pain conditions, according to evidence based guidelines
  • Radiological evaluation—fluoroscopic, ultrasound, MRI, CT imaging
  • Physical therapy and Rehabilitation, Occupational therapy, psychological evaluation
Interventional Pain Techniques:

Fluoroscopy: Fluoroanatomy, Safety, Spine orientation, Image optimization, needle orientation, hands on mannequin practice, Basic and advanced procedures, tips and tricks

  • Basic pain interventions like transforaminal nerve root injections, Facet joint medial branch radio frequency ablations, caudal epidurals, sympathetic blocks – splanchnic, celiac, stellate, superior hypogastric, Trigeminal ganglion radio frequency ablations, cervical epidurals and facets, peripheral neuralgia pulsed radio frequency lesionings, caudal neuroplasties, knee genicular nerve RF ablations, etc.
  • Advanced pain interventions including head and neck interventions, percutaneous / Endoscopic discectomies, vertebroplasties, intrathecal pumps, spinal cord stimulators (Subject to availability of patients)
  • Sports injuries — Tendon injuries, myofascial pain syndromes, PRP injections, botox injections.
  • Cancer pain management — Radio frequency lesions, neurolytics blocks
  • Palliative Care


Evaluation and Certification: At the end of the stipulated course, all candidates undergo an assessment and successful will be awarded to certificate course in Pain Management, affiliated with the University of Michigan, Health systems.

Course co-ordinators

Dr. Ravi Krishna Kalathur, MD, CIPS (WIP – USA)

Course Faculty

Dr Srinivas Chiravuri, University of Michigan, USA
Dr.G K Kumar, MD, FIPM, FIPP (WIP, USA)
Dr. Mallika Tiruvadanan D.A.,MNAMS (Anes),Dip. in Palliative Medicine (Ans)

Course EPIC Module (Fluoroscope)
Dates Availability Course Fees Only Register
4th – 9th, July 2016 (6 Days) Completed Indian candidates – Rs.25,000
International Candidates–$ 1500
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8th – 13th, August 2016 (6 Days) Completed Indian candidates – Rs.25,000
International Candidates–$ 1500
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12th – 24th, September 2016 (2 weeks) Completed Indian candidates – Rs.50,000
International Candidates–$ 2000
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Course EPIC Module (Ultrasound)
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Dates Availability Course Fees Only Register
18th – 30th, April 2016 (2 weeks) Completed Indian candidates – Rs.75,000
International Candidates–$ 3000
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13th – 25th, June 2016 (2 weeks) Completed Indian candidates – Rs.75,000
International Candidates–$ 3000
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Feb 27th – March 4th, 2017 (6 Days) Completed Indian candidates – Rs.60,000
International Candidates–$ 2500
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Jun 19th – 24th, 2017 (6 Days) Available Indian candidates – Rs.60,000
International Candidates–$ 2500
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Course SURE Module (Ultrasound)
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Dates Availability Course Fees Only
23rd – 24th, October 2015 Completed Indian candidates – Rs.15,000
International Candidates–$ 1500
Fluoroscope + Ultrasound 2 week course
More information is available http://chennaiusg.com/courses
Dates Availability Course Fees Only
16th – 28th, November 2015 Completed Indian candidates – Rs.55,000
International Candidates–$ 3500
15th – 27th February 2016 Completed Indian candidates – Rs.55,000
International Candidates–$ 3500
10th – 22nd April 2017 Completed Indian candidates – Rs.1,00,000
International Candidates–$ 3500
For accommodation, if assistance is required, kindly email us.
If additional cadaveric courses are arranged during 2 weeks course (Optional), it will be charged extra.

For application:

Kindly send the following details:

  • Updated CV and Photograph
  • Copy of highest qualification certificate – MD / DNB / Equivalent for international candidates
  • Medical registration in your respective medical council
  • Proof of address – Passport / License / Equivalent copy
  • Recommendation letter from Head of the Department in your institute
  • Previous training in pain / fellowship details

Scanned copies can be send to backandpaincentre@gmail.com

Course fees payment:

Bank transfer to:
Account Name : CUSG EPIC SERVICES PVT LTD
Account No : 43605104195
Type of account : Current
Bank Name : STANDARD CHARTERED
Branch : 59, GN Chetty Road, Chennai -34
IFSC Code : SCBL0036083

Kindly make course fees payment only once your candidature is accepted. Maximum of 6 candidates per course, selected on first-come-first-serve basis. Candidates with recommendation letters from HOD will be given preference.

Contact:

Dr. Ravi Krishna Kalathur, MD, FIPP, CIPS (USA),
Back and Pain Centre, The Apollo Clinic,

62, G N Chetty Road, T Nagar, Chennai – 600017

Phone : 044 45520003, 9789800030

Website : www.backandpaincentre.com

Email : backandpaincentre@gmail.com

Suggested Accommodation:
Hotel Accord Metropolitan, Chennai

35, GN Chetty Road, T.Nagar, Chennai – 600017
www.theaccordmetropolitan.com
Ph: +91 44 2816 1000 / 4391 1000
Fax: +91 44 2816 1001
Email: hotel@theaccordmetropolitan.com

The Residency, Chennai

49, G N Chetty Road, T.Nagar, Chennai – 600017
www.theresidency.com/residencychennai
Ph: +91 44282 53434
Fax: +91 44282 50085
Email: resvchennai@theresidency.com

The Lotus Service Apartment

15, Venkatraman Street, T.Nagar, Chennai – 600017
(Behind to Holy Angels School)
Ph: +91 44330 29121