Two Day Workshop

It is designed for medical professionals with an interest in learning about interventional pain management. The interventions will be taught on state of the art, simulation manikins in pain management. These simulations manikin for pain management are made available for the first time in South Asia by KPMC.

Aim of the workshop - Attempts at interventions by trainees who are not familiar with the techniques may result in uncomfortable and prolonged procedures for patients. These simulation manikins are going to be excellent tool. The manikin consists of a specially coated plastic human skeleton, head covered in artificial skin and fabric covered torso, on which trainees can practice the placement of needles under X-ray image intensifier control. The X-ray density of the manikin is low so that the doses of radiation used during simulated procedures are reduced. The feel of tissues is as good as live human.

In this workshop, knowledge of surface anatomy is applied to each intervention. You will be taught orientation of image and identification of appropriate radiographic landmarks, identification point of needle insertion and angle of direction. You will learn the recognition of contact with deep bony structures & principles of withdrawing and directing needle to alter the angle. The end point of simulation is the correct radiographic appearance. Accurate needle placement is required to guarantee the efficacy of many interventions and is mandatory when neurolytic solutions are used.

Duration – 2 Days

Eligibility – Master's Degree /Diploma degree in one of the recognised specialities of Medicine.

Registration Fees - Rs.10,000

Faculty – As mentioned

Accommodation – Sharing basis accommodation will be provided including breakfast & working lunch

Delegates – Limited to 30 members per batch

Programme schedule

Day One


  • 7.30 – 8.00 am
  • Lectures:

  • 8.00 - 8.30 am: Overview of Intervention
  • 8.30 – 8.45am: Radiation safety
  • 8.45 – 9.15am: Anatomy of Vertebrae Cervical/ Thoracic/ Lumbar
  • 9.15 – 9.30 am: Importance of preoperative imaging (MRI, CT)
  • 9.30 - 10 am: Basics of Fluoroscopic imaging
  • Workshop:

  • 10.00 – 13.00 Supine Manikin
  •     1. Trigeminal Gang Block
        2. Sphenopalatine Gang Block
        3. Stellate Gang Block
        4. Coeliac Plexus Block (Anterior Approach)
        5. Hypogastric Plexus Block (Anterior Approach)
  • 13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
  • 14.00 – 16.30 Prone Manikin
  •     1. Occipital Nerve Block
        2. Suprascapular Nerve Block
        3. Intercostal Nerve Block
        4. Splanchnic Plexus Block
        5. Coeliac Plexus Block
  • 16.30 – 17.00 Debriefing of Day One events

Day Two

  • 09.00 – 12.00 Prone Manikin
  •     1. Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
        2. Lumbar Medial Branch Block
        3. Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
        4. Sacroiliac Joint Injection
        5. Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • 12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
  • 13.00 – 16.00 Prone Manikin
  •     1. Lumbar Sympathetic Block
         2. Hypogastric Plexus Block
         3. Ganglion Impar Block
        4. Caudal Epidural Injection
        5. Grey Rami Branch Block
  • 16.00 – 17.00 Feedback & Discussion
Certification – No formal examination

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