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5th Annual Interventional Pain Management Fellows Course

November 16-17 , 2018

Seattle Science Foundation
550 17th Avenue, James Tower, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98122

This year's Interventional Pain Management Fellows Course is designed to bring interventional pain management and interventional spine fellows in training together to advance interventional procedures.

Topics will include:

  • Anatomy of the vertebral body 
  • Pedicular approach to vertebral augmentation
  • Kyphoplasty via the suprapedicular approach
  • Pathophysiology of lumbar facet mediated pain
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Lumbar and cervical spinal anatomy
  • Latest lumbar radio frequency techniques
  • Indications for spinal cord stimulation
  • Cervical and lumbar spinal cord stimulation trial techniques
  • Spinal cord stimulation implantation techniques for cervical and lumbar spine

Hands On Cadaveric Lab:

  • Vertebroplasty (1 thoracic & 1 lumbar station)
  • Kyphoplasty (1 thoracic & lumbar station)
  • Neurotomy (1 cervical & 1 lumbar station) 
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation Stations (1 cervical & 1 lumbar station) 

The conversion of any fellowship to practice often can be challenging.  It is our hope that this course will provide a useful starting point for this important phase of training.


The registration fee is waived as this workshop is being supported by educational grants from industry.  For out-of-town attendees, two nights shared hotel accommodation (room & tax only) at the Silver Cloud Hotel for Thursday - Friday nights will be covered.  We will take care of booking the rooms.  In addition, the course will cover up to $250 towards the cost of coach-class airfare. 

Up to three residents/fellows from one program are allowed to attend.

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this course includes residents and fellows. We will also consider surgeons in their first year of practice as well.


The Seattle Science Foundation is located at 550 17th Avenue, James Tower, Suite 600 in Seattle, Washington. Parking is available in the garage on 16th Avenue between Cherry and Jefferson at a maximum fee of $16.50.  From I-5 (northbound and southbound), take the James Street exit.  Travel east on James Street.  James will become Cherry Street.  Turn right (south) on 16th Avenue.  Turn right into the main garage entrance.

For Further Information

Phone:      (206) 732-6500
Fax:           (206) 732-6599

Earlier Event: November 14
Cranial Conference
Later Event: November 21
Spine Conference