The Core of Regenerative Medicine: Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Pain with Prolotherapy and Perineural Injection Therapy of the Lower Extremity

The Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation (HHPF) has taught prolotherapy to physicians for the past half century and has produced the most elite regenerative medicine doctors today. The International Association of Regenerative Therapy (IART) is the premier teaching organization for prolotherapy, regenerative injections, and uses an integrative approach for the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal (MSK) pain. IART was born out of the heart of HHPF as its educational arm. This year’s conference will be virtual, available to you in the comfort of home or office.

The IART Conference has a renowned faculty. Enjoy listening to the EXPERT PANEL give answers to tough questions about prolotherapy, PIT, regenerative injections, and the use of ultrasound prolotherapy techniques.

The 2020 IART/HHPF Virtual Prolotherapy Conference is the first in a series of focused modules. It will include core prolotherapy and perineural injection therapy knowledge and evidence base, and the application of those principles and techniques to treatment of the lower extremity. Future conferences will focus on the Upper Extremity and on the Spine. This conference is your first step towards the privilege of attending the medical missions to Honduras, Guadalajara and the Philippines.

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IART Member: $395

IART Training Member: $145

Non-Member: $595

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The objective of this conference is to provide educational content on non-surgical regenerative techniques for treating acute and chronic pain. This program focuses on enhancing knowledge about the basic science of regenerative treatment techniques and evidence base supporting the effectiveness of these treatments needs to be provided.


This conference is designed for prolotherapy physicians and medicals students, podiatrists, and physicians within family practice, general practice, internal medicine, interventional pain management, interventional radiology, osteopathic manipulative medicine, pain management, physical medicine and rehabilitation, podiatry, rheumatology, and sports medicine.


This CME activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of medical knowledge, patient care and procedural skills, and practice-based learning and improvement.

The overall goal of this conference is to provide a variety of evidenced based modalities for treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain.


To identify and address present clinical practice gaps, we propose to explore the following barriers existing today in care of patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain:

    1. Improved awareness of the supportive evidence and the proper techniques for performing the regenerative therapies taught in this course will improve the effectiveness of treatment for patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain and improve patient outcomes without the use of surgery or opioid medications.
    2. Current barriers to incorporating prolotherapy and perineural injection and other regenerative treatments include current lack of insurance coverage for many of these treatments (financial barriers), skepticism of partners, health systems, and patients unfamiliar with the evidence base supporting these treatments, and lack of comfort actually performing these treatment strategies in their practices. 
    3. Lecturers will share strategies to effectively overcome these barriers and will share how they have successfully incorporated these treatment modalities into their practices. Various other resources will be shared. Opportunities to obtain additional training and enhance comfort with specific injection skills will also be shared and encouraged.
    4. A variety of online resources will be shared. Opportunities to collaborate with other practitioners who routinely use these techniques in practice will be shared and encouraged. Further training to enhance provider comfort and skills in more advanced techniques will be shared and encouraged. Learning the research showing that prolotherapy, PRP, and cell therapy are all evidence-based, and not “alternative medicine”.


At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    1. Cite specific studies and the evidence base supporting beneficial outcomes for prolotherapy treatment and perineural treatment for chronic musculoskeletal pain.
    2. Explain to patients the value of specific regenerative therapies to treat chronic musculoskeletal pain.
    3. Explain and follow safety measures and appropriate patient positioning and injection techniques for performing basic prolotherapy and perineural injection therapy for their patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain.
    4. Perform more accurate diagnostic physical exams of patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain of the lower extremity.
    5. Apply their history and physical exam information to formulate an effective treatment plan that is evidence based and includes the regenerative techniques taught for chronic lower extremity musculoskeletal pain.
    6. Effectively treat the majority of their patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain of the lower extremity without using opioids or invasive surgery


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP), International Association of Regenerative Therapy (IART), and the Hackett, Hemwall, Patterson Foundation (HHPF). The University of Wisconsin ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 1.65 continuing education units (CEUs) or 16.5 hours.


It is the policy of the Wisconsin–Madison ICEP that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CME staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be available prior to the activity.


International Association of Regenerative Therapy (IART)

Hackett, Hemwall, Patterson Foundation (HHPF)

University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP).


Emergency situations occasionally occur and may necessitate topic or speaker change. The IART, HHPF, and University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP reserves the right to alter or substitute a topic or speaker without prior notification.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the event date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made after that will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee.

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