Hot Topics: Sonoanatomy of the Spine

April 12, 2022, 7:00-8:00 pm ET

Live Webinar & Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia Hot Topics Installment for April

Registration is now closed.

Join moderator Jaime Baratta, MD, for an overview of spine sonoanatomy with our distinguished experts:
  • How I Do It: Sonoanatomy of the Non-obese and Obese Spine – Vivian Ip, MBChB, FRCA
  • The Secrets of My Success: Neuraxial Ultrasound in the Difficult Spine – Sharon Peacock, MD
  • Tips and Tricks for Successful Paravertebral Blocks  – Sanjib Adhikary, MD
  • Q&A
This one-hour live webinar offers 1 CME credit. 
Free to ASRA Pain Medicine members; $50 for nonmembers (eligible for 1 CME credit)


Webinar recording is available to ASRA Pain Medicine members and registrants of the event. Email for assistance. 





  • Welcome and introductions – Jaime Baratta, MD, Moderator
  • How I Do It: Sonoanatomy of the Non-Obese and Obese Spine – Vivian Ip, MBChB, FRCA
  • The Secrets of My Success: Neuraxial Ultrasound in the Difficult Spine – Sharon Peacock, MD
  • Tips and Tricks for Successful Paravertebral Blocks – Sanjib Adhikary, MD
  • Q&A



View all faculty disclosures.

Scientific/Education Planning Committee:

Andrea Chadwick, MD; University of Kansas School of Medicine, Leawood, KS
Ki-Jinn Chin, MBBS, FANZC, FRCPC; Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
Steven Cohen, MD; Johns Hopkins & Walter Reed, Clarksville, MD
Samer Narouze, MD, PhD; Western Reserve Hospital, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Dr. Jaime Baratta

Jaime Baratta, MD, is an associate professor of anesthesiology and director of regional anesthesia as well as the director of the regional anesthesia and acute pain fellowship in the department of anesthesiology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. She received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. After serving five years as a medical officer in the United States Navy, she completed her residency and fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University. She is the vice-chair of the ASRA Wellness Special Interest Group, serves on the ASRA Faculty Development Committee, and serves as the regional anesthesia faculty advisor on the ASRA Resident Section Committee. 


Vivian Ip, MBChB MRCP FRCA, is an associate clinical professor of anesthesia at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Canada. She is the director of the ambulatory regional anesthesia program at the U of A Hospital. She received her anesthesia training in London, UK. Subsequently, she undertook two fellowships in Canada: regional anesthesia and acute pain management, and ambulatory anesthesia. She is the chair of the green anesthesia SIG in ASRA Pain Medicine and the consulting member for the ASRA Newsletter Committee. She previously served as the associate editor of the acute pain section for the ASRA Newsletter Committee and in the ASRA Research Committee. She is active in research and her research interests include regional nerve block catheters, airway, and green anesthesia.

Dr. Sharon Peacock

Sharon Peacock, MD, obtained her bachelor of health sciences in physical therapy from McGill University (2002) and her doctor of medicine from Queen’s University (2011). She completed her anesthesia residency at the University of Toronto and her fellowship training included a regional anesthesia fellowship at Sunnybrook and advanced clinical fellowship at Sinai. She is currently an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, and her clinical interests include regional anesthesia, point-of-care ultrasound, and medical education.

Dr. Sanjib Adhikary

Sanjib Adhikary, MD, is an anesthesiologist with fellowship training in regional anesthesia and neuroanesthesia. He deals with regional anesthesia procedures for acute pain management  almost daily in his clinical practice. He teaches ultrasound guided regional anesthesia to residents and faculty regularly as a part of his daily job. Since 2009 he has been an instructor for advanced ultrasound guided regional anesthesia workshops at American Society of Regional Anesthesia meetings and Canadian Anesthesia Society annual meetings.



To receive your CME certificate
  1. Download the Credit Claim Form.
  2. Indicate the number of hours you attended (credit will be verified against registration).
  3. Send the completed form to
  4. Your certificate will be emailed to you within 1 week.
Educational objectives

After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify relevant sonoanatomy of the non-obese and obese spine.
  • Discuss situations where neuraxial sonoanatomy would be helpful and what barriers exist to its regular usage during neuraxial placement.
  • Identify the anatomy and sonoanatomy of the challenging spine including scoliosis and spine hardware.
  • Discuss alternative approaches to neuraxial analgesia including paravertebral and describe the anatomy and sonoanatomy of a paravertebral block.
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