Getting to NO PAIN: Ultrasound Guided Nerve Blocks and Cryoneurolysis Techniques for Perioperative Analgesia

SAMBA Annual Meeting
May 3, 2023
2:30pm – 5:00pm

This hands-on workshop is dedicated to advancing the understanding and implementation of non-opioid pain management strategies, with a focus on lower extremity nerve blocks and innovative cryoneurolysis therapy. This comprehensive workshop combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on practice to equip participants with the skills needed to mitigate opioid use and improve patient outcomes.


  1. Explore the role of non-opioid pain management strategies in combating the opioid epidemic.
  2. Review the anatomy and physiology of lower extremity nerves relevant to regional anesthesia.
  3. Analyze the principles and techniques of lower extremity nerve blocks for effective pain relief.
  4. Examine the implementation of cryoneurolysis therapy technique for pain management.
  5. Discuss patient selection, procedural considerations, and potential complications associated with regional anesthesia techniques.
  6. Develop strategies for integrating non-opioid pain management approaches into clinical practice.

Workshop Features:

  • Expert Faculty: Led by renowned pain management specialists and anesthesiologists with expertise in non-opioid pain management and regional anesthesia techniques.
  • Interactive Learning: Combining didactic lectures, live demonstrations, and hands-on practice sessions to reinforce learning.
  • Small Group Setting: Limited participant capacity to ensure individualized attention and ample opportunity for interaction with faculty and peers.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Equipped with advanced ultrasound machines, live models, and Iovera cryoneurolysis devices for realistic and immersive training experiences.

Target Audience:
Anesthesiologists, pain management physicians, surgeons, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals committed to reducing opioid reliance and improving pain management outcomes, particularly in the context of lower extremity procedures.

The NO PAIN workshop offers a unique opportunity to gain comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in non-opioid pain management strategies, with a specific focus on lower extremity nerve blocks and Iovera cryoneurolysis therapy. Join us in our mission to prevent addiction and enhance patient care through innovative and effective pain management techniques.

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