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15th ESRA Winter Week Conference

Date: 13-18 January 2019

Place: Längenfeld, Austria

 

CONFERENCE VENUE

Aqua Dome Hotel,

Oberlängenfeld 140, 6444

Längenfeld, Austria

 

CONFERENCE STRUCTURE

In the Winterweek a combination of lectures, practical sessions and stimulating discussions is provided by experts in the field of Regional Anesthesia and Acute and Chronic Pain management.

The venue of the congress allows also discussions and professional interaction outside the Congress during active sports and leisure and contributes to the open and relaxing atmosphere of this conference.

The lectures are state of the art lectures of new developments and knowledge in regional anaesthesia and pain management.

The workshops provide practical knowledge and skills which can be directly applied in daily practice. New developments relating not only to regional anaesthesia but which may also be applied in other fields of anaesthesia are also discussed and taught.

LIABILITY AND INSURANCE

The Congress Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept li ability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

To register please click here

 *Please note: ESRA members cannot register yet using the ESRA membership, since the 2019 membership will open by 1 November, 2018.  ESRA Members: Please register after 1 November, 2018.  

REGISTRATION FEES (RATES ARE IN EUR)

Fees apply to payments received prior to the indicated deadlines.

CATEGORY EARLY FEE

until 12 December 2018

LATE FEE

from 13 December 2018

ESRA Member* €780 €880
Full Participant Non-Member €870 €970
Trainee/Students** €570 €670

 

* ESRA  Members who wish to benefit from the reduced registration rates must have renewed their membership for 2019 prior to registering to the Congress. In order to benefit from ESRA Membership reduced rate – please apply for membership at least 3 days prior to registration deadline.
** Resident/Trainee/Nurses – In order to benefit from the special fee, a submission of your status confirmation (approval letter signed by the Head of Department or copy of your status ID) must be uploaded during the online registration.

***To learn more about the ESRA membership benefits access this link.

Fees for all Congress Participants include:

  • Participation in all scientific sessions
  • Programme
  • Coffee breaks
  • Invitation to the Welcome Reception
  • Invitation to the Farewell Dinner*

*Farewell Dinner ticket is only included for those participants who are hotel guests on HB basis. If you are not Hotel guests, please approach the Hotel directly to purchase a dinner ticket.

 

PAYMENT METHODS

Payment of registration fees (in EUR) can be made as follows:

By Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard or American Express

By Bank Transfer (additional 30 EUR handling fee is required):

  • Please ensure that the name of the Congress and of the participant are stated on the bank transfer.
  • Bank charges are the responsibility of the participant and should be paid at source in addition to the registration fees.

Please make drafts payable to:

ESRAWW 2019, Austria

Credit Suisse Geneva, 1211 Geneva 70, Switzerland

Clearing number: 4835

Account Number: 1500934-92-95

Swift No: CRESCHZZ80A

IBAN No: CH69 0483 5150 0934 9209 5

  • Registration will only be valid upon receipt of the full payment by the registration department according to the deadline indicated. An email confirming registration will only be sent after receipt of the required fees.
  • Outstanding payments will be collected on-site and charged with the on-site rate. A copy of the bank transfer (or other proof of payment) will be required in the event that registration fees were not credited to the Congress account on time.

 

REGISTRATION CANCELLATION POLICY:

All cancellations must be electronically mailed. Refund of registration fee will be as follows:

Note, in case of cancellation at any stage, Bank transfer handling fee (30 Euro) will not be refunded – applicable to Bank Transfer payments only.

  • Cancellations received up and including December 12, 2018 – full refund
  • Cancellations received between December 13, 2018 and January 06, 2019 – 50% refund
  • As of January 07, 2019 – no refund will be made

 

FOR INQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT: 

ESRA Winter Week Conference 2019 Registration Department

Kenes Group

Rue François-Versonnex 7
1207 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: +41 31 528 0432 ext. 86
Fax: +41 22 906 9140
E-mail: reg_esraww19@kenes.com

Scientific Programme

 

The ESRA Winter Week programme is made up of morning lecture sessions, and interactive sessions such as live demonstrations, discussions and practical courses in the late afternoon.

Please click here to view the Winter Week Programme

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty:

Jens Børglum (Denmark)
Thomas F. Bendtsen (Denmark)
Philip Peng (Canada)
Ban Tsui (USA)
Marc van de Velde (Belgium)
Eva Roofthooft (Belgium)
Clara Lobo (Portugal)
Barbara Versyck (Belgium)
Bob Duys (Belgium)
Geert-Jan van Geffen (The Netherlands)
Mathias de Smet (Belgium)

Accreditation Statement and Credit Designation

European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (UEMS/EACCME)

An application will be made to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS): www.uems.net

American Medical Association (AMA) 
Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada  
Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. For more information, visit: www.royalcollege.ca.

Commitment to the Highest Standards in CME/CPD

Kenes is committed to being a valuable and knowledgeable partner in the design and delivery of educationally strong, independent, transparent, and effective CME/CPD programmes. Kenes is a proud member of the Good CME Practice Group (gCMEp), a member organisation contributing to improving health outcomes by:

·         ​Championing best practice in CME/CPD

·         Maintaining and improving standards

·         Mentoring and educating

·         Working in collaboration with critical stakeholders

Membership in the Good CME Practice Group illustrates Kenes commitment to high standards and knowledgeable partnership with its clients in the design and delivery of medical events.

A Winter Dream

Längenfeld is located in the Ötztal valley, in Tyrol, Austria. This beautiful village is the ultimate destination for a relaxing and productive learning experience during the winter months.

There are many unique activities available to take advantage of during your free time.

Just a few of the highlights include:

  • Skiing
  • Snowshoe hiking
  • Tobogganing & Sledding
  • Ice skating & Ice curling
  • Ice climbing
  • Horse carriage ride
  • and much more!
For more information about Längenfeld and the activities in the area, click here.

 

Getting to Langenfeld

The trip to Langenfeld is filled with breathtaking landscapes and natural beauty.

Enjoy the journey just as much as the destination whether travelling by:

CAR

From the West
Vorarlberg – Tirol via Arlberg Pass or trough Arlberg Tunnel (S 16 Federal Road) – direction Landeck – change to A 12 Autobahn – exit: Ötztal – B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to Ötztal

From the North
– Bad Tölz – Achen Pass – B 181 Federal Road – Jenbach – A 12 Autobahn – Innsbruck – exit: Ötztal

– Pfronten – Reutte – Fernpass – Imst – A 12 Autobahn – exit: Ötztal or B 171 Federal Road to Ötztal (no Vignette toll-sticker required!)

– Garmisch Partenkirchen – Mittenwald – Scharnitz – Seefeld – Telfs – A 12 Autobahn – exit: Ötztal or B 171 Federal Road to Ötztal (no Vignette toll-sticker required!)

From the East
Munich or Salzburg – A 93 Autobahn to Kufstein – A 12 Autobahn direction Innsbruck – Ötztal

From the South
Merano/South Tirol – via Timmelsjoch Pass to Sölden to the Ötztal. High Alpine road leading up to 2.500 m above sea level. The Pass is open only from the beginning of June to the middle/end of October. Toll road!

 

PLANE

Search for direct flights available to Innsbruck.

From Innsbruck’s airport, you can reach the Ötztal by train. All regional trains stop in Ötztal Bahnhof at the entrance to the valley. From there you take the public bus line or a taxi.

Train schedule

Bus timetable

Taxi services

TRAIN

Travelling by train is more flexible and relaxing than you imagine. The trains of Austria’s ÖBB or Germany’s DB railway companies take you safely to Tirol. Simply book your train ticket online and head for unforgettable days in the Ötztal.

You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi – which takes you directly to your accommodation in the valley.
All important details on bus timetables, direct connections and taxi services are available here.

SHUTTLE

The convenient Ötztal Shuttle is the quickest, most comfortable and flexible way to get from the airport or the train station to your holiday destination in the Ötztal and back again – from the terminal right to your hotel’s doorstep.

Book your shuttle here.

Click here for further information on all transportation options.