Regional Cadaveric Workshops open through 2021

MTSA announced its schedule of Cadaveric Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia workshops through 2021.

During the workshops, participants receive the benefits of small-group “live” scanning and needling stations, low faculty-to-attendee ratios, and an individualized learning plan that suits the attendee’s needs in regional anesthesia, according to Bill Johnson, DNAP, CRNA, Director of the MTSA Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship and DNAP Completion program. Information presented is highly practical and immediately useful to the attendee’s daily clinical practice.

2021 Regional Cadaveric Workshop schedule:

Basic Course — Feb. 21
Basic Course — March 21
Advanced Course — July 25
Advanced Course — Oct. 17

Workshops feature anatomists (trained PhDs and DPTs) presenting during the lunch hour, focusing on neuromuscular assessment of nerves, mapping of nerve lesions, and documentation of these findings.

Johnson said that the following blocks will be taught and demonstrated: PECs I/II, erector spinae, infraclavicular, serratus anterior, costoclavicular, RAPTIR, quadratus lumborum, TAP (iliohypogastric/ilioinguinal, transversalis, and posterior TAP), suprascapular (anterior and posterior approaches), and paravertebral nerve blocks. Advanced approaches to upper and lower extremity will also be taught, to include axillary at the circumflex artery, distal upper/lower USGRA blocks, and anterior sciatic.

Instructors for the daylong workshop include Johnson; Stace Dollar, MS, CRNA; John M. Edwards, III, MS, CRNA; Kelly Martin, MS, CRNA; and MTSA Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellows.

Participants can earn up to 16 Class A CE credits by completing the pre-course content and the course content combined. In addition, the AANA designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 2 CE Credits in pharmacology/therapeutics.

Registration is available at For more information contact Bill Johnson at (615) 732-7846,

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you find that you will not be able to attend the workshop, we require adequate notice, within 30 days of the workshop, to be eligible to attend another course. Should you give the aforementioned notice, you will be eligible to apply these funds to a future workshop. In order to be registered for a future workshop under these circumstances, we require notification 60 day prior to the workshop you wish to attend.

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