4th WIP Taipei Interventional Pain Workshop

at NTUH International Convention Center & national Taiwan University College of Medecine

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The main theme of the workshop is “Redefining Advanced Interventional Technologies for Spinal Pain” It will provide cutting-edge information on advanced techniques and regenerative medicine for spinal pain management.

Pain relief remains a global unmet medical need and becomes increasingly crucial in Asian countries. We strongly encourage all pain clinicians and practitioners in Asia and also the rest of the world to join us.

Individual Lectures and Procedures

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MISS Techniques and Surgical Scenario for the Pain Interventionalist

Published on April 18, 2022 Ricardo Ruiz-Lopez, MD, FIPP, Neurosurgery Dr. Ricardo Rui-Lopez presents minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) techniques for various spinal issues and degenerative conditions that affect the aging spine. Dr. Ruiz-Lopez discusses proper...

biological treatment, interventional approaches, minimally invasive spine surgery, MISS, Regenerative medicine, Taipei, WIP

New Paradigms in Spinal Cord Stimulation

Published on April 18, 2022 Peter Staats, MD, MBA, President – WIP Dr. Peter Staats presents an overview of spinal cord stimulation from its origins, which include the gate control theory to the first applications of...

back pain control, high frequency stimulation, neuromodulation, spinal cord stimulation, Taipei, WIP

Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation

Published on April 18, 2022 Kenneth B. Chapman, MD - Director, Pain Medicine Dr. Kenneth Chapman presents an overview of current dorsal root ganglion stimulation (DRG-S) applications, outcomes, and future directions. Dr. Chapman explains the main...

dorsal root ganglion stimulation, neuromodulation, nociceptive pain, opioid system, spinal cord stimulation

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Published on April 18, 2022 Dr. Elnar Ottestad presents peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS), describing this technology as a beneficial continuation of treatment following spinal cord stimulation when spinal cord implants begin to lose efficacy. Dr....

electrode implants, implant placement, nerve blocks, Peripheral nerve stimulation, Taipei, WIP

Minimally Invasive Procedures for Spinal Pain

Published on April 18, 2022 Sudhir Diwan, MD, FIPP, DABIPP Dr. Sudhir Diwan presents an extended discussion of minimally invasive procedures for spinal pain management. Dr. Diwan describes the association between chronic spinal pain and the...

back pain, back surgery, minimally invasive arthrodesis, minimally invasive procedures, Spinal pain, Taipei, WIP

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Direct Lumbar Decompression Procedure

Published on April 18, 2022 Michael S. Leong, MD, Director of Neuromodulation Dr. Michael Leong presents the percutaneous lumbar decompression procedure for spinal stenosis. Dr. Leong describes the development, progression, physical examination, and general treatment paradigm...

direct lumbar decompression, lumbar spinal stenosis, lumbar spine, minimally invasive procedures, neuromodulation, Taipei, WIP

Intradiscal Regenerative Therapies: State of the Art

Published on April 18, 2022 Annu Navani, MD - Comprehensive Spine Sports Center Dr. Annu Navani presents innovative intradiscal regenerative therapies for spinal pain localized to the low back or spinal discs. Dr. Navani discusses the...

disc pain, Discogenic back pain, mesenchymal stem cells, Regenerative medicine, regenerative therapies, Spinal pain

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy in Chronic Spinal Pain

Published on April 18, 2022 Yu-Chuan (Grace) Tsai, PhD Dr. Yu-Chuan (Grace) Tsai discusses current applications of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for various forms of body pain. Dr. Tsai describes the preparation of PRP and major components,...

disc-related pain, growth factors, Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP injection, PRP therapy, Spinal pain, Taipei, WIP

Extraforaminotomy: Simple Solution for Foraminal Stenosis and Mild Central Stenosis

Published on April 18, 2022 Sang Chul Lee, MD, PhD, FIPP - Professor Emeritus Dr. Sang Chul Lee presents the extraforaminotomy procedure for spinal pain management. He discusses the pathophysiology of sciatica due to foraminal stenosis,...

central stenosis, degenerative factors, extraforaminotomy, foraminal stenosis, spinal stenosis, Taipei, WIP

Use of Ultrasound Versus Fluoroscopy in Spinal Pain Intervention: Pros & Cons

Published on April 18, 2022 Sean (Chia-Shiang) Lin, MD, FIPP, CIPS - Taiwan Pain Society Past President Dr. Sean (Chia-Shiang) Lin presents the pros and cons of using ultrasound versus fluoroscopy for image-guided interventional pain management....

fluoroscopy, image-guided modalities, interventional pain management, Spinal pain, Taipei, ultrasound, WIP

Cervical & Thoracic Facet Joints: Intra-Articular Injections and Radiofrequency Ablation

Published on April 18, 2022 Nicholas HL Chua, MBBS, MMed, PhD, FIPP, DAAPM, FAMS Dr. Nicholas Chua presents the interventional treatment of cervical and thoracic facet joint pain with intra-articular injections and radiofrequency (RF) ablation. Dr....

cervical facet joint, diagnostic blocks, facet joint injections, facet joints, radiofrequency ablation, Taipei, thoracic facet joint, WIP

Sacroiliac Joint Pain Management

Published on April 29, 2022 Yeong-Ray Wen, MD, PhD, FIPP, CIPS Dr. Yeong-Ray Wen provides an overview of interventional approaches for sacroiliac (SI) joint pain. He discusses etiology, anatomy, symptoms, and diagnostic procedures. Dr. Wen also...

diagnostic blocks, intra-articular steroid injections, joint fusion, lateral branch block, provocative tests, sacroiliac joint, Taipei, WIP

Current Status and Future Outlooks of Interventional Pain Management in Japan

Published on April 29, 2022 Shigeki Yamaguchi, MD, PhD Dr. Shigeki Yamaguchi presents an overview of past, current, and future directions of regional anesthesia as well as educational guidelines for interventional pain management. He mentions the...

brachial plexus blocks, covid-19, fluoroscopy, nerve blocks, regional anesthesia, Taipei, ultrasound, WIP

Strategies for Complex Cancer Pain

Published on April 29, 2022 Kris C.P. Vissers, MD, PhD, FIPP, JPI, PL Dr. Kris Vissers discusses the importance of interventional procedures for complex cancer pain. Dr. Vissers describes historical perspectives of oncological pain treatment and...

cancer pain treatment, complex cancer pain, interventional pain management, oncology, quality of life, Taipei, WIP

Education and Certification in Pain Intervention

Published on April 29, 2022 Monique Steegers, MD, PhD, FIPP Dr. Monique Steegers presents an overview of educational courses and certification in interventional pain procedures. Dr. Steegers explains that WIP is a forerunner in the field...

certification, CIPS, continuing medical education, FIPP, interventional medicine, Pain Medicine, Taipei, WIP