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Enhancing Skills in Pain Management: A Recap of the Asian Pain Academy Hands-On Workshop in Kolkata

Updated: Jun 20

Asian Pain Academy pain management Workshop in Kolkata


The Asian Pain Academy recently concluded a highly successful hands-on workshop on pain management, held from June 11th to 15th, 2024. The workshop, aimed at enhancing the skills of medical professionals in pain management techniques, was hosted at the renowned Samobathi Pain Clinic and Raharhat Pain Clinic in Kolkata. This event saw enthusiastic participation from doctors hailing from Delhi, Mumbai, and Dehradun, all eager to expand their knowledge and practical skills in pain management.

Day-by-Day Breakdown of the Workshop

Day 1: Didactic Lectures and Orientation

The workshop commenced with a series of didactic lectures that laid the theoretical foundation for the upcoming hands-on sessions. Esteemed faculty members presented on various aspects of pain management, including the latest advancements and evidence-based practices. These sessions provided participants with a comprehensive understanding of pain mechanisms, assessment strategies, and treatment modalities.

Day 2: Hands-On Practice with Mannequins

The second day was dedicated to practical training. Participants practiced various pain management procedures on mannequins, allowing them to gain confidence and proficiency in a controlled environment. Techniques covered included nerve blocks, joint injections, and other interventional pain procedures. The use of mannequins provided a risk-free platform for participants to refine their skills before moving on to live patient scenarios.

Hands-On Maniquin Practice at Asian Pain Academy Pain management Course , Kolkata
Hands-On Maniquin Practice at Asian Pain Academy, Kolkata

Day 3: Hands-On Scanning on Volunteers and USG Guided Procedures

Building on the skills acquired on day two, the third day focused on hands-on scanning using volunteers. Participants were guided through the process of ultrasound-guided pain interventions, learning to identify anatomical landmarks and perform injections with precision. This session was crucial in bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application, ensuring that participants were well-prepared for live procedures. participants have Also observed USG-guided platelet-rich Plasma injection on Live Patients.

Day 4: Fluoroscopy-Guided Procedures

The fourth day featured one of the most anticipated components of the workshop: live case demonstrations of fluoroscopy-guided transforaminal epidural steroid injections. Participants had the opportunity to observe and assist in these procedures, gaining invaluable insights into the intricacies of fluoroscopic guidance. This experience highlighted the importance of precision and technique in delivering effective pain relief through minimally invasive interventions.

Fluoroscopy-Guided Pain Management Procedure Demonstration in Kolkata Dr Debjyoti Dutta, Dr Pratik kishore, Dr Jyoti Gautam & Dr. Sheetal Goyal
Fluoroscopy-Guided Pain Management Procedure demonstration in Kolkata

Day 5: Recap and Feedback

The final day of the workshop was dedicated to recapping the key learnings and providing feedback. Participants engaged in interactive discussions with the faculty, sharing their experiences and insights gained throughout the workshop. This session also included a Q&A, allowing participants to address any lingering doubts and receive expert guidance on complex cases they might encounter in their practice.

Highlights and Key Takeaways

Comprehensive Learning Experience

One of the standout features of the workshop was its comprehensive approach, combining didactic lectures with practical, hands-on training. This blend ensured that participants not only understood the theoretical underpinnings of pain management but also developed the practical skills necessary to implement these techniques in their practice.

Expert Faculty and Mentorship

The workshop was led by a team of expert faculty members who are leaders in the field of pain management. Their mentorship and guidance were instrumental in enhancing the learning experience for all participants. The faculty’s willingness to share their knowledge and provide personalized feedback was greatly appreciated by all attendees.

Networking and Collaboration

In addition to the educational aspects, the workshop provided a valuable opportunity for networking and collaboration among participants. Doctors from different cities and backgrounds came together to share their experiences, challenges, and solutions. This exchange of ideas fostered a sense of community and collaboration that will undoubtedly benefit the participants in their future practice.

Hands-On Practice

The extensive hands-on practice sessions were a highlight for many participants. The use of mannequins and volunteers allowed participants to gain practical experience in a supervised and supportive environment. This hands-on approach was crucial in building confidence and competence in performing pain management procedures.

Live Case Demonstrations

The live case demonstrations of fluoroscopy-guided procedures were particularly impactful. Seeing these techniques performed in real time provided participants with a deeper understanding of the procedural nuances and the importance of imaging guidance in achieving optimal outcomes.


The Asian Pain Academy’s hands-on workshop on pain management was a resounding success, providing participants with a rich blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Held at the esteemed Samobathi Pain Clinic and Raharhat Pain Clinic in Kolkata, the workshop attracted doctors from across India, fostering a spirit of learning and collaboration.

As participants return to their respective cities of Delhi, Mumbai, and Dehradun, they carry with them enhanced skills and a renewed commitment to improving pain management for their patients. The knowledge and experience gained from this workshop will undoubtedly contribute to better patient outcomes and advance the field of pain management in India.

For more information on upcoming workshops and events, stay connected with the Asian Pain Academy. Together, we can continue to advance the practice of pain management and improve the quality of life for patients across the region.

Reviews By Participants

Dr. Pratik Kishore, Asian Pain Academy Pain Management Course Participant, Reviewing the Workshop

"Hello all, I am Dr. Pratik. I am an interventional neurologist. I attended a short, tailor-made course conducted by the Asian Pain Academy team, focusing on neurological subjects and neurological causes of pain. The team was very helpful in creating this customized course for us. We had very enjoyable days and learned a lot, from the basics to the complex, under the leadership of Dr. Chinmoy Roy and Dr. Debjyoti. The overall experience was very good, and I recommend all my juniors, batchmates, and colleagues to learn this for managing typical causes of pain."

Dr. Sheetal Goyel, Asian Pain Academy Pain Management Course Participant, Reviewing the Workshop

Hello everyone, I am Dr. Sheetal Goyal. I'm a consultant neurologist from Borkar Hospital, Mumbai Central. I attended a 5-day session at the Asian Pain Academy, where I was exclusively taught all the interventional procedures that a neurologist can use in their day-to-day practice. I would like to say it was a wonderful session, very nicely taught. Every query was very well answered, and we got hands-on experience every day. It was an extremely wonderful session for us. Thank you!

Dr. Sheetal Goyel, Asian Pain Academy Pain Management Course Participant, Reviewing the Workshop

My name is Dr. Jyoti Gautam, and I am currently practicing in Dehradun as a neuro physician. I came here to learn about pain medicine, and my experience with the Asian Pain Academy has been very good. I have learned a lot and have recommended it to many doctors interested in pain medicine. They will come and learn many things here.

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