Hands-On Workshops

Hands-On Workshops are innovative sessions that provide attendees with opportunities to practice the latest methods and gain hands-on experience to better understand and apply the techniques learned in these workshops and labs to their working practice.

Each workshop is typically divided into four (or more) stations and led by a faculty expert. Groups of attendees will rotate through the stations and interact with apparatus, devices, and equipment to practice new methods. These workshops are 3.5 hours long and typically have 4-8 speakers (1 or 2 faculty leaders per station). Station leaders can be increased if necessary to the learning scope and objectives, but this is a number provided as general guidance.

Available Hands-on Workshops

Artificial Intelligence: Based Approaches to Preclinical Pain Assessment

Measurement of pain in non-human species in laboratory, clinical and domesticated environments is limited to surrogate outcome measures due to their inability to communicate, unlike humans. In this context, the interpretation of the pain state is based on the measurement of behavior. The behavior of animals is dramatically influenced by the presence of humans, resulting in unpredictable biases during experiments.

Building Resilience to Chronic Pain and Distress Through State of the Art Psychosocial Treatments

Chronic pain remains a challenge for patients and health care. The importance of psychosocial interventions to improve functioning and quality of life is today well established.This workshop will integrate theory and science with practical clinical applications of empirically supported interventions.

C-Fibers: Small in Diameter, Multifaceted in Function

C-Fibers play a large role in neuropathic pain conditions. Understanding their function can aid tremendously in understanding different symptoms of neuropathy and therapeutic approaches. This workshop will demonstrate different functions of C-fibers taking into consideration not only pain but also itch.

Concepts of Providing Standardized Sensory Testing Protocols in Developed and Developing Countries

This workshop will feature brief, 3 to 5 minute introductory talks. The workshop will include four stations that aim to provide solutions and strategies to frequent problems which may occur in the process of sensory testing.

Modality Specific Evoked Potentials: Methods to Objectify the Quality of Our Somatosensory System

In this workshop, cold, contact-heat, laser and PinPrick stimuli are presented to facilitate a broad overview of the field of evoked potentials. The clinical relevance of these methods is discussed and explained in more detail by using exemplary cases.

Nerve Blocks for Management of Neuropathic Pain Disorders Affecting Head and Neck Region

This workshop will provide hands-on experience with the different nerve infiltration and block techniques used for the diagnosis and management of peripheral neuropathies that affect the craniofacial region. The aim of this workshop is to demonstrate nerve infiltrations and block techniques for the branches of trigeminal and cervical nerves, using both intr oral and extraoral approaches.

Ultrasound for Pain Intervention: Neuro-Muscular Intervention

This workshop will focus on peripheral nerve teaching Ultrasound for Pain Intervention I-peripheral nerve. The session will be a 3.5 hours program with four stations, 50-minutes each, and 20-minute break. The maximum number of participants per station will be seven.