October 20-22, 2016
Prolotherapy Research Symposium
October 19, 2016

Registration is OPEN!!!

Click here for online registration.

Click here to view conference brochure!
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Jointly sponsored by:
The Hackett Hemwall  Patterson Foundation
The University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine
and the Office of Continuing Professional Development in 
Medicine and Public Health
The conference will be open to licensed MDs, DOs.
Registration will be limited due to our hands-on workshops - we strongly recommend registering as soon as registration opens which will be in August!
The conference is held at the UW Lowell Inn and Conference Center.  For information and to view a short video of the facility, click here!

The conference will include lectures on prolotherapy and anatomy, injection demonstrations, C-arm guided injections on cadavers, and workshops to strengthen skills in anatomical palpation and marking for prolotherapy.

AMA Category 1 CME credits will be available through the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
For more information email

Objectives and Audience
This course features the diagnosis and treatment of ligamentous instability and chronic pain with the use of prolotherapy. Through the use of lectures and demonstrations, there will be a review of anatomy, demonstrations of basic and advanced prolotherapy injection techniques, and discussion of the physiology of chronic pain syndromes. Time is allowed for discussion of difficult cases and teaching by experienced prolotherapists during video patient demonstrations. We will also review recent relevant research in prolotherapy and the natural course of inflammation and healing.

Prolotherapy involves the treatment of ligamentous laxity and pain through the use of the body’s natural ability to heal ligaments and muscles without scar tissue. Through the injection of solutions directly into the ligament, causing a mild inflammatory reaction, a thickening and strengthening occurs, which helps to alleviate chronic pain. This therapy is best suited for chronic myofascial pain seen commonly in athletics, repetitive-motion injuries, whiplash injuries, industrial injuries, and other accidents such as falls. This course is designed for beginning and advanced practitioners of prolotherapy.
At the end of this meeting you will have:
		Gained a thorough acquaintance with the anatomy and physiology of ligaments
		Learned basic prolotherapy injection techniques
		Learned advanced injection skills
       Observed video patient injection demonstrations by experienced prolotherapists
       Gained an understanding of tensegrity 
		Performed prolotherapy injections of cadavers with C-arm guidance
		Participated in joint exam, palpation, and marking patients for prolotherapy
		Learned about current and ongoing research in prolotherapy

The course will be held on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus at the Lowell Inn and Conference Center. The conference center is located in the heart of Madison within easy walking access to the State Capital, State Street, theaters, the art center, Lakes Mendota and Monona, and the UW campus. Breakfast, lunch, and breaks are included. In addition, dinner on Thursday evening and a reception on Friday evening are also provided for conference participants. For an additional fee, guests may also join the participants for meals and the reception.
We are indebted to Dr. Jeff Patterson, Dr. Gus Hemwall and Dr. George Hackett.  These dedicated physicians were all great teachers, selfless in their desire to treat patient’s medical problems and to teach others to also treat patients with prolotherapy.

All profits from this conference will go toward our charitable medical work in Honduras & Mexico, and to fund prolotherapy research.

Conference Director
David Rabago, MD
Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Family Medicine & Community Medicine
For further information contact Mary Doherty at
The conference brochure, including registration material, will be available at  in August.

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