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2019 The UNM Myofascial Institute

Note: The February 21-22 training is sold out. 

Course Description

The UNM Myofascial Institute will provide a two-day intensive, hands-on training in techniques to address myofascial pain syndrome, a common chronic pain diagnosis. Dedicated courses in trigger point injection and manual therapy will be offered. Participants will be expected to review materials in advance of the course, and be prepared to practice skills on each other during the course.

Target Audience

The courses are designed for those who can perform TPI/have the injection privilege and to train clinicians to be able to independently practice advanced TPI or manual therapy. These courses are intended for acupuncturists, chiropractors, doctors of oriental medicine, massage therapists, myofascial therapists, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, physical therapists and physicians.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify common and subtle myofascial pain syndromes in the clinical setting.
  2. Perform basic and advanced release techniques for patients with myofascial pain syndrome.
  3. Enumerate techniques to maximize patient safety.

Registration Fees

Advance registration is encouraged. Register early to avoid disappointment. Your registration will be confirmed via email. If you do not receive a confirmation letter, please contact UNM CME at (505) 272-3942 to verify your attendance. Registration includes course materials, breakfasts, lunches & refreshment breaks on Thursday and Friday. Please confirm your registration before making travel arrangements. Minimum and maximum registration numbers have been established for these courses. Registrations paid in cash must be in the exact amount of tuition. CME does not maintain a petty cash fund. It is UNM policy to charge offerer $35.00 plus normal merchant bank fees for each returned check. Make check payable to: UNM Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development and mail it along with registration form to: UNM CME, MSC09 5370, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001. To pay by credit card, visit the course registration site. Your registration will be confirmed by email. UNM CME no longer accepts POs or faxed registrations with credit card information.

TPI Course Registration FeesEarly Bird:
postmarked 3 weeks prior to course
postmarked 3 weeks to 4 days prior to course
received within 3 days of course
MD, DO, DC, DOM$895.00$935.00$960.00
MD, DO, DC, DOM with Tuition Remission$885.00$925.00$950.00
NP, PT, PA, Others$695.00$735.00$760.00
NP, PT, PA, Others with Tuition Remission$685.00$725.00$750.00

Manual Course Registration FeesEarly Bird:
postmarked 3 weeks prior to course
postmarked 3 weeks to 4 days prior to course
received within 3 days of course
MD, DO, DC, DOM$795.00$835.00$860.00
MD, DO, DC, DOM with Tuition Remission$785.00$825.00$850.00
NP, PT, PA, Others$595.00$635.00$660.00
NP, PT, PA, Others with Tuition Remission$585.00$625.00$650.00


If you preregister and cannot attend, Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development will refund tuition, less a $40.00 administrative fee, provided it is received in writing on or before two weeks prior to the scheduled date of course. No refunds will be issued after this date or for non-attendance. Courses are subject to cancellation. In the event a course is cancelled, UNM CME is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by participants.

UNM Tuition Remission

All eligible UNM Faculty and Staff may enroll using a UNM Tuition Remission (waiver) to cover tuition costs listed on the registration form. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE ONLINE REGISTRATION SITE. A copy of the UNM Tuition Remission Form, along with a copy of the conference registration form, need to be emailed to or faxed to (505) 272-8604. The conference registration form can be found on the right side of this page (click “Download the Brochure”). Proper completion includes all required signatures. No refund or credit will be issued for non-attendance.

Download the UNM Tuition Remission Form [PDF].


On the morning of the selected course, participants will be required to sign a consent and a waiver of liability for participation which includes consent to practice on AND be practiced on by other participants.

Hotel Accommodations

We do not have a room block secured for these courses. However, if you need hotel accommodations, you may way to select one of these hotels. Participants are responsible for their own transportation between the two sites.

  • Embassy Suites Hotel 
    1000 Woodward Place NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87102
    Phone: 505-245-7100
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton 
    1660 University Blvd. NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87102
    Phone: 505-242-0002
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel 
    1901 University Blvd. NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87102
    Phone: 505-884-2500



The University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

These boards are reviewing the program for possible continuing education credits: the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the New Mexico Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the New Mexico Board of Massage Therapy, the New Mexico Board for Physical Therapy, and the New Mexico Medical Board (for approval to award hours related to management of Chronic Pain with Controlled Substances).

February 21 - February 22, 2019
May 4 - May 5, 2019
September 12 - September 13, 2019
December 7 - December 8, 2019

Register Online

UNM Continuing Education
1634 University Blvd. NE,
Albuquerque, NM 87102

For additional information, please contact HSC Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development at 505-272-3942 or