Synapse Pain & Spine Clinic

Training Courses for Doctors

Training Courses for Doctors

Synapse Pain Medicine Academy’s Training Courses for Doctors

Synapse Pain and Spine Clinic in Chennai, India conducts regular teaching programs for doctors intended in specializing in Pain Medicine and regional anesthesia. Synapse Pain Medicine Academy is run by a multi-disciplinary team that includes certified, experienced Pain physicians, Orthopedicians and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists. The short course in pain medicine are intended to provide knowledge on pain medicine and pain interventions for allopathic medical doctors. Physicians in the clinic are regular speakers in national and international pain conferences and conduct periodic interventional pain workshops.

Course Details

Our Students

Course Description:

The pain management and regional anesthesia courses are conducted because the course coordinators are keen in teaching and propagating evidence based scientific information on pain medicine. There is a dearth of good pain medicine and regional anesthesia training programs in this part of the world. This course will be suitable for anesthesia, orthopedic, PMR, radiology post graduates to gain reasonable knowledge about pain medicine and pain interventions. Delegates planning to appear in pain fellowship exams like FIPP and European diplomas will find the course useful.

During the course, delegates will start classes from 10:00 AM to 4.30 PM on all days in the Synapse Pain and Spine Clinic, Besant Nagar, Chennai. On the last date, the course will finish with doubt clearing at 1:00 PM. Delegates can plan their travel after 3:00 PM on the last day.

After successful completion of course, delegates will receive Synapse Pain Academy’s “Certificate Course in Interventional Pain Management”. Delegates appearing in regional anesthesia course will receive Synapse Pain Academy’s “Certificate Course in Ultrasound guided Regional Anesthesia”. These certificate courses are affiliated to Centres of Advanced Pain and Spine Interventions in India – CAPSI Pain India.

Course Faculty:

Dr Karthic Babu Natarajan

Dr. Karthic Babu Natarajan

MD (Anes), DNB, FIPM, FIAPM, FIPP (WIP, USA)

Dr Vanmathy Venkatapathy

Dr. Vanmathy Venkatapathy

MD (Anes), DNB, DESA (Europe), FCIPM, FIPM (AA)

Dr. K P Kosygan

M Sc (Ortho) M Ch (Ortho, Liv), FRCS (Glg), FRCS (Tr & Ortho), CCT (UK)

Dr. Vidhyasagar

Dr. Vidhyasagar

G BPT, MPT (Sports Physio & Rehab), (Ph D)

Dr Karthic Babu Natarajan

Dr. Karthic Babu Natarajan

MD (Anes), DNB, FIPM, FIAPM, FIPP (WIP, USA)

Dr Vanmathy Venkatapathy

Dr. Vanmathy Venkatapathy

MD (Anes), DNB, DESA (Europe), FCIPM, FIPM (AA)

Dr. K P Kosygan

M Sc (Ortho) M Ch (Ortho, Liv), FRCS (Glg), FRCS (Tr & Ortho), CCT (UK)

Dr. Vidhyasagar

Dr. Vidhyasagar

G BPT, MPT (Sports Physio & Rehab), (Ph D)

Visiting Faculty:

Synapse Pain Medicine Academy’s

Certificate Course on Interventional Pain Management Schedule (CCIPM)

  • Short term pain management certificate courses in Chennai, India
  • Didactic lectures by the clinical team in Synapse Pain & Spine Clinic
  • Learning algorithmic clinical approach to patients with pain
  • Learning clinical examination, X ray, MRI interpretation, out patients care.
  • Training on fluoroscopic guided pain procedures on radio opaque mannequins
  • Training on ultrasound guided pain sonoanatomy on volunteers
  • Observing pain procedures on live patients in pain procedure room
  • Maximum of 6 delegates per batch
  • Basic Spine Anatomy and biomechanics
  • Skeletal anatomy animation videos
  • Introduction to Pain Medicine
  • Assessment and treatment of Pain
  • Interpretation of x rays and MRI films
  • Cervical Spine – Anatomy, Pain pathologies, pain interventions – theory, procedures, mannequin practice
  • Head / Face – Anatomy, Pain pathologies, pain interventions – theory, procedures, mannequin practice
  • Lumbar Spine – Anatomy, Pain pathologies, pain interventions – theory, procedures, mannequin practice
  • Sacral Spine – Anatomy, Pain pathologies, pain interventions – theory, procedures, mannequin practice
  • Sympathetic nerves & Plexus – Anatomy, Pain pathologies, pain interventions – theory, procedures, mannequin practice
  • Shoulder and Knee Joints – Anatomy, Pain pathologies, pain interventions – theory, procedures, mannequin practice
  • Cancer Pain Management and palliative care
  • Advanced Pain Procedures – Spinal cord stimulators, Intrathecal pumps, Endoscopic spine procedures
  • Fluoroscopic and ultrasound pain procedures
  • Musculo skeletal ultrasound procedures

Synapse Pain Medicine Academy’s

Certificate Course on Interventional Pain Management Schedule (CCIPM)

  • Short term pain management certificate courses in Chennai, India
  • Didactic lectures by the clinical team in Synapse Pain & Spine Clinic
  • Learning algorithmic clinical approach to patients with pain
  • Learning clinical examination, X ray, MRI interpretation, out patients care.
  • Training on fluoroscopic guided pain procedures on radio opaque mannequins
  • Training on ultrasound guided pain sonoanatomy on volunteers
  • Observing pain procedures on live patients in pain procedure room
  • Maximum of 6 delegates per batch
  • Basic Spine Anatomy and biomechanics
  • Skeletal anatomy animation videos
  • Introduction to Pain Medicine
  • Assessment and treatment of Pain
  • Interpretation of x rays and MRI films
  • Cervical Spine – Anatomy, Pain pathologies, pain interventions – theory, procedures, mannequin practice
  • Head / Face – Anatomy, Pain pathologies, pain interventions – theory, procedures, mannequin practice
  • Lumbar Spine – Anatomy, Pain pathologies, pain interventions – theory, procedures, mannequin practice
  • Sacral Spine – Anatomy, Pain pathologies, pain interventions – theory, procedures, mannequin practice
  • Sympathetic nerves & Plexus – Anatomy, Pain pathologies, pain interventions – theory, procedures, mannequin practice
  • Shoulder and Knee Joints – Anatomy, Pain pathologies, pain interventions – theory, procedures, mannequin practice
  • Cancer Pain Management and palliative care
  • Advanced Pain Procedures – Spinal cord stimulators, Intrathecal pumps, Endoscopic spine procedures
  • Fluoroscopic and ultrasound pain procedures
  • Musculo skeletal ultrasound procedures

Synapse Pain Academy’s

Certificate Course in MSK Pain Interventions & Regenerative Medicine

  • Didactic lectures by clinical team in Synapse Pain & Spine Clinic
  • Musculo Skeletal Anatomy of Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hip, Knee & Ankle joints
  • Sono anatomy of all relevant nerves
  • Ultrasound machine – Knobology, Improving image quality, Needle visualization
  • Demonstration of preparation of regenerative medicine – Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) for Sports Injuries
  • Practice on USG guided MSK techniques on volunteers
  • USG Needling practice on needle phantom or animal specimen
  • Musculo Skeletal joint examination and Injections Techniques – Shoulder. Elbow & Wrist
  • Hip, Knee and Ankle PRP and BMAC injections
  • Introduction to Sports Injuries – Diagnosis & Management
  • Anatomy, Sono anatomy, Scanning techniques
  • Upper limb, Lower limb and truncal nerve blocks
  • Theory, demonstration on volunteers and practice.

Synapse Pain Academy’s

Certificate Course in MSK Pain Interventions & Regenerative Medicine

  • Didactic lectures by clinical team in Synapse Pain & Spine Clinic
  • Musculo Skeletal Anatomy of Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hip, Knee & Ankle joints
  • Sono anatomy of all relevant nerves
  • Ultrasound machine – Knobology, Improving image quality, Needle visualization
  • Demonstration of preparation of regenerative medicine – Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) for Sports Injuries
  • Practice on USG guided MSK techniques on volunteers
  • USG Needling practice on needle phantom or animal specimen
  • Musculo Skeletal joint examination and Injections Techniques – Shoulder. Elbow & Wrist
  • Hip, Knee and Ankle PRP and BMAC injections
  • Introduction to Sports Injuries – Diagnosis & Management
  • Anatomy, Sono anatomy, Scanning techniques
  • Upper limb, Lower limb and truncal nerve blocks
  • Theory, demonstration on volunteers and practice.

Synapse Pain Medicine Academy’s

Fellowship of Interventional Pain Management (FIPM) Course

We offer Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management (FIPM) courses at Synapse Pain Academy for Post-Graduate doctors interested in pursuing pain medicine as a career. The course intends to provide hands-on experience at a multi-disciplinary, musculoskeletal and chronic pain management centre. Comprehensive knowledge of pain medicine, patient evaluation, hand-on experience in image-guided pain procedures, regenerative pain procedures, endoscopic spine procedures and advanced pain techniques will be provided. The course would essentially be an internship under the guidance of Dr Karthic Natarajan and team.

The courses start on the first day of every month subject to availability. Course fee does not include food and accommodation. On successful completion of the course, the delegates will be awarded a Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management (FIPM).

1 Month Fellowship Course (FIPM)
Every month
Indian delegates: INR 70,000 (Including Taxes)
Foreign delegates: USD 1500
3 Month Fellowship Course (FIPM)
Jan - Mar | Apr - Jun | Jul - Sep | Oct - Dec
Indian delegates: INR 140,000 (Including Taxes)
Foreign delegates: USD 3000

How to Apply:

Apply with ID proof (Passport for international delegates), certificate of highest qualification, medical registration and passport sized photo to the email ID [email protected] or [email protected].

Kindly mention the preferred date of your course and you will be accommodated on a first come, first serve basis.

Candidates who apply early will be send some reading material to come prepared for the course.

Maximum of 5 to 6 candidates will be taken per course in order to ensure individual attention.

Payment of Course Fees:

Course applications with supporting documents can be send by email. Once accepted, kindly pay the course fees by NEFT / bank transfer to:

Demand draft or Cheque in favour of “Synapse Pain & Spine Clinic”, payable at Chennai, India is acceptable. Course registration gets confirmed on payment of course fees only.

Pay using UPI

Suggested Accommodation:

Candidates are free to stay anywhere. The suggested hotels nearby are:

Keys Hotel Katti Maa  ★★★
11/23, Kalashetra Road,
Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai- 600041, India
Toll free No: 1800 209 2299

Esthell Hotel – Chennai / M’Bessy Hotel   ★★★
No.1. Royal Enclave
Besant Avenue, Adyar
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Mobile: +91 73388 01761
Landline: +91 44 2446 3311
Email : [email protected], [email protected]

The Leela Palace Chennai  ★★★★★
Adyar Sea Face, M R C Nagar,
Chennai – 600028, India
T. +91 (44) 6665 1234
F. +91 (44) 3366 1212
[email protected]

Course Co-ordinators:

Dr Karthic Babu Natarajan

Dr Karthic Babu Natarajan

MD, DNB, FIPM ( Fellow in Interventional Pain Practice (WIP, USA)

Dr Karthic Babu Natarajan is the first full-time Pain and Spine Specialist from Tamil Nadu

Dr Vanmathy Venkatapathy

Dr Vanmathy Venkatapathy

MBBS, MD, DNB, DESA, FCIPM, FIPM (AA)

Dr Vanmathy V is a consultant pain physician and Director in Synapse Pain & Spine Clinic in Adyar