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16th ESRA Winter Week Conference

Earn up to 18 CME Credits! To read more about CME-CPD accreditation, please click here.



Aqua Dome Hotel

Oberlängenfeld 140, 6444, Längenfeld, Austria

*Due to the extreme weather conditions in the Alps during the winter season we highly recommend all participants to book a hotel either in the venue hotel or close to it.



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.


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.

Registration is now closed



Fees apply to payments received prior to the indicated deadlines.


until 11 December 2019


from 12 December 2019

Full Participants Non-member € 890 € 990
Full Participants member* € 780 € 880
Trainee (Students/Fellows/Nurses)** € 580 € 680
Special Offer for New & Renewing Members ***
Full Participant Including Discounted ESRA Membership
€ 880 € 980


* ESRA  Members who wish to benefit from the reduced registration rates must have renewed their membership for 2020 prior to registering to the conference. 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.

****Due to the extreme weather conditions in the Alps during the winter season we highly recommend all participants to book a hotel either in the venue hotel or close to it.

Fees for all Conference Participants include:

  • Participation in all Scientific Sessions including hands-on workshops
  • Welcome reception, refreshments, light lunches and farewell reception
  • Congress materials



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:

ESRA Winter Week 2020, Langenfeld

Credit Suisse Geneva, 1211 Geneva 70, Switzerland

Clearing number: 4835

Account Number: 1500934-92-188


IBAN No: CH80 0483 5150 0934 9218 8

  • 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.



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 until and including December 12, 2019 – full refund.
  • Cancellations received between December 13, 2019 to January 2, 2020 – 50% will be refunded.
  • From January 3, 2020 – no refund will be made.



ESRA Winter Week Conference 2020 Registration Department

Kenes Group

Rue François-Versonnex 7
1207 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel:  +41 22 908 04 88
Fax: +41 22 906 9140
E-mail: reg_esraww20@kenes.com

For booking accommodation in the ESRA Workshop partner hotel, Aque Dome in Längenfeld, please fill out this Booking form: AquaDome_Booking _form_ESRA Winterweek_2020 and email it back to: events@aqua-dome.at

For more information please visit the hotel website.


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




Geert-Jan van Geffen – Conference Chair
Jens Børglum – Conference Co-Chair
Vincent Chan
Sarah Armstrong
Eric Albrecht
Steve Coppens
Morne Wolmarans
Michael Fertleman
Athmaja Thottungal
Matthias Desmet

Educational Objectives

After participating in this educational event, learners should be able to:

– Address individual needs in compliance with their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) plan.

– Identify updates about regional anesthesia and acute and chronic pain management.

– Discuss mechanism of action of additives for LA.

– Asses hip joint innervation and reflect on current regional anesthetic techniques.

– Discuss an continuous peripheral nerve lblocks an update.

– Discuss developments about labour analgesia.

– Evaluate regional anesthesia and patient safety.


Target Audience

The target audience is clinical practitioners and residents/research fellows in the field of regional anesthesia and acute and chronic pain management. Because of the diverse, clinically focused educational offering, participants are able to tailor the curriculum to meet the needs of international clinicians of all levels of experience.


Accreditation Statement and Credit Designation

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

The 16th ESRA Winter Week Conference is accredited by 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.


The 16th ESRA Winter Week Conference is designated for a maximum of, or up to, 18 European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity


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 https://www.ama-assn.org/education/ama-pra-credit-system/agreement-european-union-medical-specialties-uems.


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/rcsite/cpd/providers/international-accreditation-agreements-e.


Credit Breakdown

Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


Day Maximum Credits
13.01.2020 4
14.01.2020 4
15.01.2020 4
16.01.2020 4
17.01.2020 2
Total Credits: 18



To Receive Your CME/CPD Certificate

The CME/CPD certificate will be available after completing the online evaluation and credit claiming procedure. The process takes about 5 minutes. We thank you for your feedback as it is an important part of CME/CPD accreditation and helps improve future educational offerings.

Before February 17, 2020:

  1. Access the online system via any of the following

– Visit the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/16thESRAWinterWeekConference2020Evaluation

*Please note that web browsers Mozilla Firefox 2.X or higher, or Google Chrome are recommended

– Follow the link in the email sent at the end of the event

  1. Complete the anonymous online evaluation
  2. Complete the credit claim form and submit
  3. The CME/CPD certificate will be available for download; retain for your personal records


Kindly note that the 16th ESRA Winter Week Conference online evaluation​ will be active on the last day of the meeting. ​You will then be able to access it and claim your CME/CPD certificate.


Disclosure and Resolution of Personal Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with CME/CPD accreditation criteria and standards for commercial support to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor, those in control of the educational content must disclose potential or actual conflicts of interest. Disclosure information is evaluated and conflicts of interest resolved. Disclosure is made to participants prior to the activity. Participants will be asked on the evaluation to assess the objectivity and independence of the event.

  • Disclosure information will be available here at least one week prior to the event.


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:


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!



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


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.


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.


*Due to the extreme weather conditions in the Alps during the winter season we highly recommend all participants to book a hotel either in the venue hotel or close to it.