Main Clinical Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, October 17-19, 2019

Dextrose Perineural Injection Therapy for Lower Extremity Entrapment Neuropathies, October 15, 2019

Research Day, October 16, 2019

The HHPF October Conference

Each October, HHPF’s expert faculty gather on the beautiful University of Wisconsin-Madison campus to offer instruction in basic and advanced techniques of prolotherapy. This 2 1/2-day clinical conference has a robust agenda, including lectures, anatomy review, hands-on palpation and marking workshops, demonstrations with a live model, and practice injections on cadavers with C-arm guidance. Discussions of prolotherapy indications and complications panel discussions of interesting cases enhance learning.

The clinical conference is preceded by a pre-conference workshop on peri-neural therapy, an injection technique related to traditional prolotherapy, and by a one-day Research Symposium. The Symposium brings together clinicians and researchers to network and better understand the evidence around prolotherapy and related injection therapies. Our goals are to share the information base behind our clinical work and stimulate further work among researchers and clinicians.

Who Can Participate?

The HHPF October peri-neural workshop, Research Symposium, and prolotherapy clinical conference are open to MDs, DOs, DPMs, NDs, DCs, PAs, NPs, and other clinicians with a current state or national license to perform injections. Conference participants interested in attending subsequent HHPF service-learning trips should be aware that the governments of Honduras and Mexico only allow MDs and DOs to perform injections in those countries. Therefore, professionals with other qualifications would not be allowed to perform prolotherapy or vein sclerotherapy on these trips.

After this CME-eligible conference, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize new clinical science research in injection therapy for musculoskeletal conditions including knee osteoarthritis, low back pain and tendinopathies
  • Review new clinical science research in injection therapy for musculoskeletal conditions
  • Recognize research being conducted in prolotherapy with suggestions for collaborating in research projects
  • Describe the anatomy of ligaments
  • Participate in C-arm guided cadaver injections
  • Illustrate complications, and ways to avoid complications, when treating patients with prolotherapy
  • Recognize the relationship of biotensegrity to MSK function
  • Relate new advances in the use of several injection solutions, including PRP and stem cells, for musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment
  • Explain advanced prolotherapy treatment protocols for the treatment of chronic pain
  • Identify ways to promote a prolotherapy practice and successfully submit billing documentation


The 15th annual UW Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation Prolotherapy Research Symposium will be held in Madison, WI, on October 16, 2019. This has been an active and exciting year in prolotherapy research and injection medicine. In this year’s conference, speakers will review recently published clinical research on prolotherapy and related injection therapy and bring you the latest information of studies now in progress.

This meeting brings together clinicians, clinical researchers and basic scientists interested in research of prolotherapy and related injection therapies. Each speaker is an active clinician and/or researcher who will present completed or ongoing studies. The overall tone of the conference is participatory and collaborative. Our primary goal is to facilitate a high level of understanding of current research and to stimulate further work among and between researchers, clinicians and other attendees.

Registration opens in July/August!