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Vincent Chan to Receive Distinguished Service Award
Jan 9, 2017
Nigel Sharrock to Receive Gaston Labat Award at ASRA in San Francisco
Jan 6, 2017
Chronic Pain Grant Will Study Botox® Use in Children With Migraines
Jan 5, 2017

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  1. Feb
    25, 2017

    Introduction to Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound


    Omni San Diego Hotel, 75 L Street, San Diego, CA 92101

  2. Apr
    6, 2017

    42nd Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting, 2017

    Annual Meetings

    Marriott Marquis San Francisco, 780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

  3. Jun
    9, 2017

    Pain and MSK Interventional Ultrasound Certificate


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