The 3rd Annual Meeting of TAME Study Group was held.
The 3rd General Membership Meeting was held on Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 14:00 to 16:20.
The chair, Dr. Okuno reported on activities (case reviews and study meetings, Chance for Youth activity report) and lectures at overseas academic conferences, and a report from Erasmus Medical Center, followed by presentations from Wakayama Medical University, Nara Medical University and Tokyo Medical University. The 25 members who attended the meeting had a meaningful time to exchange information and share knowledge on a wider and deeper range of topics.
The next "Case Review and Study Session" is scheduled to be held on November 28 (Mon.) from 7:30 p.m. online.
The 17th Case Review and Study Session for TAME
Dr. Akiyoshi Oda from Okuno Clinic. presented “a TAME case study of patellar tendonitis”, and Dr. Kei Kanazawa from Toda Central General Hospital /Tokyo Medical University presented “a TAME case study of chronic low back pain”.
We had 17 doctors attended the meeting this time. The session provided an opportunity for lively discussion, with many more specific questions and answers.
The next session is scheduled to be held at 2pm on August 27 in our annual meeting. It will be held online.
The 16th Case Review and Study Session for TAME
Our latest case review and study session was held on 5/23, Monday from 7:30pm. 17 physicians participated in the lecture “Concept of TAME; lower limb” by Dr. Daisuke Kamoi, director of Nagoya EVT Clinic. It was a lively session that many questions and opinions were exchanged. The next meeting is scheduled online at 7:30pm on 6/27.
TAME Study Group Website Renewal
In order to promote activities for our study group and to deepen people’s understanding of TAME, we have extensively renewed our website. In addition to the outline of this group, you can see the publications, clinical research and event schedule both in Japanese and English.
The 15th Case Review and Study Session for TAME
We had the case review and study session on April 25th from 7:30-8:30pm. 21 physicians attended in the meeting this time. Dr. Shinishi Iwakoshi from Nara Medical University presented a case study and Dr. Masahiko Shibuya from Okuno Clinic. gave a lecture on shoulder, elbow and hand diseases followed by a lively discussion. The next meeting is scheduled to be held on May 23rd at the same time.
The 14th Case Review and Study Session for TAME
The 14th case review and study session was held on 3/28 from 7:30 to 8:30pm.
20 doctors attended the meeting. The discussed topics were the further process of case review meetings and activity reports of subcommittee groups. The next meeting will be held on 4/25 at 7:30 pm via zoom, with a lecture on upper limb treatment and case presentation.
The 13th Case Review and Study Session for TAME was held
It was held on Monday, February 28, 2022 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.
23 doctors participated, and Dr. Yuji Okuno gave a lecture on the actual TAME treatment for periarthritis of the shoulder joint and also mentioned some cautionary points. An active Q&A session was made, making the meeting very meaningful. The next meeting is scheduled to be held on Monday, March 28, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. via online zoom.
Practical Exercise of Catheterization for Pain -An Approach to Abnormal Blood Vessels
It was held online by Zoom, February 18, 2022, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm for doctors who do not yet know or are interested in TAME treatment for pain, but have not yet performed the treatment.
It was facilitated and lectured by Chair, Yuji Okuno and three member doctors. 86 people participated and many questions were raised in the latter half, making it a very meaningful opportunity. This was our first attempt, and we are considering holding this event on a regular basis in the future.
Practical Exercise of Catheterization for Pain -An Approach to Abnormal Blood Vessels
Date & Time: Friday, February 18, 19:00 - 20:30 JST online zoom
**This session will be held in Japanese only
Meeting ID：660 744 9246 Passcode：806903
Dr. Yuji Okuno, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and member doctors will give lectures for doctors and medical professionals who are not yet aware of TAME treatment for pain or are interested in it but are not yet using it. If you are interested, please join us. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. However, please be aware this session will be in Japanese only.
There is no need to register in advance, so please feel free to join us on the day by using the zoom ID and password above.
Please refer to the PDF leaflet for the program details. **Written in Japanese
TAME study group Case Review and Study Session schedules
The session will be held every 4th Monday of every month from 7:30 to 8:30pm JST.
- Monday, January 24
- Monday, February 28
- Monday, March 28
- Monday, April 25
- Monday, May 23
- Monday, June 27
**Not necessary to attend all the session.
The 3rd Annual Meeting of TAME study group
To be held on any date between June and August, on Saturday afternoon.
The 12th Case Review and Study Session for TAME was held
On Monday, January 24th, we had the 12th case review and study session for one hour. This time 25 doctors attended the meeting, and Dr. Okuno had a talk on this year’s initiatives and specifically confirmed the doctors participating in each project. After that, Dr. Masahiko Shibuya from Okuno Clinic. introduced a case of plantar tendinitis. Everyone listened attentively and asked many questions, which led to a lively discussion. The next meeting will be held on Monday, February 28 from 7:30pm via Zoom online.
The 11th Case Review and Study Session for TAME was held.
It was held from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 27th, 2021.
21 doctors attended the meeting, and everyone listened attentively to Dr.Yuji Okuno's lecture on "Complications of TAME treatment.”With the recent increase in the number of new members, the meeting has become a valuable opportunity for doctors who have just started or are about to start TAME treatment to share information and answer questions. The next meeting will be held on Monday, January 24, 2022 from 7:30 p.m. via online zoom.
The 10th Case Review and Study Session was held
We had the 10th Case Review Meeting and Study Session on Monday, November 22, 2021, from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
15 doctors attended the meeting, and Dr. Yuji Okuno gave a basic lecture on knee treatment. He also talked about future activities, such as sharing representative cases and creating a system to support patients' treatment. The next study session will be held on Monday, December 27th, and will focus on "Plantar tendinitis and other diseases of the lower extremities.
The 9th case review and study session for TAME was held
The 9th case review and study session was held on Monday, Oct. 25th, and 18 doctors attended. This time, although the theme was “Tennis Elbow,” a wide variety of topics were discussed including case presentations on Achilles tendonitis and knee pain, the relationship between neovascularization and chronic pain, and information on new embolic substances. It was a meaningful opportunity to exchange information. We plan to have the next meeting on Nov. 22nd.
The 8th case review and study session for TAME was held
The 8th case review and study session was held on Monday, Sep. 27th from 7:30 to 8:30PM. 16 doctors attended this time and had a discussion with the theme of “Remarkable Effective Cases in the Past.” Dr. Yuji Okuno proposed to plan a “prospective study” and the participants shared information on future activities. The next meeting will be held on Oct. 25th, and we are scheduling to have a key lecture on TAME.
The Second Annual Meeting was held
On Saturday, August 21 from 3:00 to 6:00PM, 22 members participated in the meeting online. After the activity report and financial audit report for our second term, each medical institution provided presentations and they gave us very free and active Q&A and discussion. Dr. Yuji Okuno, President of the Board of Directors, gave a talk on the initiatives for the new fiscal year (from June 2021).
The 7th case review and study session for TAME was held
Our 7th case review session was held on July 26th, Monday from 7:30- 8:30pm.
This time we had 14 doctors, and Dr. Okuno talked about his past clinical experiences and cases on the theme of lateral epicondylitis of the humerus (LE tennis elbow). The other doctors also mentioned their various approaches. It was a very active discussion and many questions were being asked to the doctors who were introducing new techniques. everyone commented that it was an interesting meeting.
The next meeting is planned on August 21st, Saturday. It will have case studies and presentations from each facility.
The 6th case review and study session for TAME was held
On Monday, June 28, 2021, from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm, we held the 6th case review meeting and study session.
15 doctors attended the meeting this time, and Dr. Kei Kanazawa of Tokyo Medical University gave an presentation of his current efforts, and Dr. Yuji Okuno explained about abnormal blood vessels around shoulder. We had a precise question and answer session on their presentations. It became a very meaningful time. The next meeting will be held on July 26 (Monday).
Fourth Japan-Taiwan Experience Exchange Meeting for TAME doctors was held
On Wednesday, June 2nd, we held the 4th Japan-Taiwan Doctor's Exchange Meeting online.
After 10-minute case presentations by Dr. Keishi Fujiwara from Okuno Clinic and Dr. Yu-Chen Wang from National Taiwan University Hospital, Dr. Okuno, the director of Okuno Clinic, gave a 15-minute lecture on "Rare Indications for TAME.
After finishing the presentations, many doctors shared their own experiences and tips that can be utilized in the future. Including feedback, it was a very fruitful meeting. Even though it was late in the day after the clinic, we had 32 participants, which was as many as last time.
The next meeting is scheduled to be held in August.
The 5th case review and study session for TAME was done
It was started from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Monday, May 24, 2021.
Twenty doctors attended, and Dr. Takahide Sasaki from Hidaka Hospital presented "Orthopedic treatment of plantar tendinitis" and Dr. Shinichi Iwakoshi from Nara Medical University presented "A case of plantar tendinitis treated at our hospital". It was a very meaningful opportunity for the participants to have precise a question and answer session and active exchange of opinions.
The next meeting will be held on Monday, June 28, and the theme will be "symptomatic accessory navicular bone"
The 4th case review and study session for TAME was finished
It was held on Monday, April 26, 2021, from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.
This time we had 20 doctors joined us, and Dr. Kei Kanazawa of Tokyo Medical University gave a presentation on "TAME treatment for persistent low back pain after spinal fusion surgery", and then Dr. Okuno also explained the cautions of TAME treatment regarding pain. After the presentation, various questions were raised by the doctors, and a very active discussion and Q&A session took place.
The next session will be held on Monday, May 24, and the theme will be "Plantar tendinitis".
The 3rd case review and study session for TAME was held
We had our 3rd case review and study session from 7:30- 8:30pm on March 22, 2021, Monday. 18 doctors in total participated in the session, and Dr. Takashi Shimoe from Wakayama Medical University explained the epidemiology, pathogenesis and general treatment of Heberden’s nodes. Dr. Koichi Miyazaki from Okuno Clinic. explained the brief clinical results of arterial injection. This was followed by a discussion on the causes of pain, gender differences and evaluation methods for treatment.
The next meeting will be held on April 26, Monday and the theme will be "Cases for reflection and lessons we leant."
Third Japan-Taiwan Experience Exchange Meeting for TAME doctors was held
It was our third meetup with Taiwanese doctors on March 10th from 7-8:30pm, and 31 doctors in total were participated this time.
Dr. Sugihara from Okuno Clinic. in Japan and Dr. Lin from Tri-service General Hospital in Taiwan had case presentations for 10mins each, then Dr. Okuno from Okuno Clinic. gave a brief lecture with a theme "Pitfall in TAME."
Each presentation was followed by a lively Q&A session, and we had a very fruitful 90mins.
The 2nd case review and study session was done
On Monday, February 22, 2021, from 7:30 to 8:00 p.m., the second case study meeting was held. 14 doctors attended the meeting, and Dr. Okuno, Chairperson of the Board of Directors, introduced the treatment experience of short-duration dissolvable gelatin particles, which we wish to be covered by insurance, to the members, followed by a question and answer session.
The next meeting will be held on Monday, March 22, and the theme will be "Heberden's Nodes".
The 1st case review and study session was finished
On January 25th, 2021 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, we held our first case review and study session. 15 doctors out of 20 members attended, and Dr. Okuno, the chairman of the board of directors introduced and explained the latest papers from overseas as well as information on medical devices he has used.
In order to share knowledge and information in real time, it was decided to create a communication system for this study group.
This meeting will be held once a month on the forth Monday evening, and will provide an opportunity for members to exchange information and acquire future knowledge. The next meeting will be held on Monday, February 22nd.
The 2nd Japan-Taiwan Experience Exchange Meeting for TAME doctors was held
Following the first exchange session held in October, the second session between Japanese and Taiwanese physicians for TAME was held by using Zoom online meeting. This time, 33 doctors participated in the meeting.
Although it was only an hour and a half, Dr. Huang and Dr. Lu from Taiwan and Dr. Shibuya from Japan gave great case presentations. Dr. Okuno also gave a presentation after the case presentations.
TAME treatment is steadily spreading in Taiwan as well. The treatments for Heberden’s nodes in fingers and plantar fasciitis were discussed this time.
The 1st Japan-Taiwan Experience Exchange Meeting for TAME doctors was held
We had a study and exchange session with 18 Taiwanese doctors led by Dr.Liang from Chung Shan Medical University in Taiwan. Two doctors from Taiwan, Dr. Keng Wei Liang and Dr. Bow Wang, and two doctors from Okuno Clinic, Dr.Masahiko Shibuya and Dr. Keishi Fujiwara gave 10-minute case presentations.
It was only 90mins session but was valuable for learning and deepening our understanding of each case.
10/3/2020 First general meeting was held
On Saturday, October 3, 2020, from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm., we had our first general meeting along with 19 members. For this two and a half hours, we reviewed the history of musculoskeletal interventional radiology and discussed the future policy of the society and the further promotion of musculoskeletal interventional radiology.
Dr. Yuji Okuno joined GEST Meets Virtual 2020 as a speakerNEW
Dr. Yuji Okuno, director of TAME study club, gave a presentation of “Role of Embolization in Sport Injuries” at GEST 2020 symposium. It was the first web seminar for GEST symposium, but nearly 2,000 people from more than 100 countries attended.
The first meetup with Dr. Sang Woo Park from Konkuk University in South Korea
We had the first online gathering with Dr. Park who is the leading expert on musculoskeletal catheterization in Korea.
We exchanged information each other regarding the current status and trends of TAME in Korea and Japan in a friendly atmosphere.
Created our website
- Had an online lecture on TAME at Global Embolization Symposium & Technologies Dr. Sid Padia from UCLA, Dr. Mark Little from the Royal Berkshire NHS Trust in the United Kingdom, Dr. Jafar Golzarian from the University of Minnesota, and Dr. Okuno, Chair of the Society of Musculoskeletal Interventional Radiology and Treatment held a webinar on the transcatheter arterial micro embolization treatment for knee.