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ASRA 2012 | Pain Medicine & Regional Anesthesia Meeting

Resident and Fellow Educational Program 

Supported by an Educational Grant from Medtronic

Resident and Fellow Educational Program

ASRA is proud to offer a focused Resident and Fellow track adapted to the particular needs of young clinicians entering the specialty area. Participants will be introduced to pain medicine, but will also learn about practical issues encountered as a practicing specialist.

The Resident sessions will include:

  • Mentorship with seasoned specialists recognized for teaching and leadership in the field of pain medicine
  • Problem-Based Learning Discussions focusing on issues commonly encountered by residents and fellows
  • Workshops based on fundamentals of the practice of pain medicine, including image guided interventional techniques with fluoroscopy and ultrasound
  • Interactive Networking Events for residents and fellows to build relationships with program directors and other leaders in the field of pain medicine

Friday, November 16, 2012

Resident and Fellow Education Program 
Supported by an Educational Education Grant from Medtronic

4:00-6:00 p.m.                                                                                                   Fontaine 

4:00 p.m.        Welcome 
David Webb, M.D.
4:15 p.m.        Resident Awards and Presentations
Ellen King, M.D.

5:00 p.m.        Fellowship Directors Cocktail Reception

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Resident and Fellow Education Program
Supported by an Educational Education Grant from Medtronic

8:00-8:30 a.m.                                                                                                         Foyer

Continental Breakfast

8:30-10:30 a.m.                                                                                              Fleur de Lis                                                            2 credits

Plenary Session
Resident and Fellow Education Program

Moderator:      Ellen King, M.D.

8:30 a.m.        Complications in Pain Medicine 
                         James Rathmell, M.D           
9:30 a.m.        Signing Your First Contract: What You Should Know
                         Nirmala Abraham, M.D.


10:30-11:30 a.m.                                                                                              Sparkle East

Break with Exhibitors

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                                                                    Sparkle West                                                              1 credit

Plenary Session
Crossroads and Controversy: What Will the Future Hold for Pain Medicine?

Moderator:            Richard Rosenquist, M.D.

Sustainability of the Specialty

11:30 a.m.      Balancing Economics and Ethics in Private Practice
  Richard Rauck, M.D

11:55 a.m.      Strategies for a Sustainable Academic Pain Program
James Rathmell, M.D.

12:15 p.m.      Panel Discussion and Q&A

12:30-1:30 p.m.                                                                                                 Flicker 1                                                               1 credit

12:30 p.m.      Residents PBLD Lunch Session
                   Pre-registration required, limited capacity.

        Pros and Cons of a 2 Year Fellowship
        Richard Rosenquist, M.D.
        Gary Brenner, M.D.

        Academic vs. Private Practice 
          Nirmala Abraham, M.D.
        Chad Brummett, M.D. 


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Resident and Fellow “Boot Camp”
Supported by an Educational Grant from Medtronic
Pre-registration and additional payment required. Limited capacity.

1:30-3:30 p.m.                                                                                                   Fleur de Lis                                                            2 credits

Hands-On Ultrasound Workshop
Ultrasound Workshop

Coordinator: Santhanam Suresh, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Faculty:          Santhanam Suresh, M.D., F.A.A.P.
                        Matthew Pingree M.D.
                        Hariharan Shankar, M.B.B.S.
                        Dimitri Souzdalnitski, M.D., Ph.D. 

3:30-3:45 p.m.                                                                                                        Foyer


3:45-5:45 p.m.                                                                                                   Splash 12                                                           2 credits

Hands-On Fluoroscopic Workshop
Fluoroscopic Workshop

Coordinator: Ellen King, M.D.
Faculty:          Ellen King, M.D.
                        Christine Peeters-Asdourian, M.D.
                        Richard Rosenquist, M.D.
                        James P. Rathmell, M.D.