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17th ESRA Winter Week Conference

Fully Booked


DATE: 22-27 January 2023
PLACE: Långenfeld, Austria


  • Sunday, 22nd January 2022 | 17:30 Registration // 19:00 Welcome Reception
  • Monday – Thursday, 23rd – 26th January 2023 | 08:00 – 10:30 & 16:30 – 19:00
  • Friday, 27th January 2023


  • Sunday, 22nd January 2022 | 17:00 – 20:00
  • Monday – Thursday, 23rd – 26th January 2023 | 07:45 – 10:30 & 16:30 – 19:00
  • Friday, 27th January 2023 | 07:45 – 12:00



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.

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.

ESRA 2023 Winterweek
Langenfeld, Austria

This preliminary programme may be subject to amendment.

Sunday, 22 January 2023


Registration opens


Opening Words & Welcome Reception

Jens Borglum

Monday, 23 January 2023


MORNING LECTURES - All Participants to attend



Tuesday, 24 January 2023


MORNING LECTURES - All Participants to attend



Wednesday, 25 January 2023


MORNING LECTURES - All Participants to attend



Thursday, 26 January 2023


MORNING LECTURES - All Participants to attend



Friday, 27 January 2023


MORNING LECTURES - All Participants to attend

Workshop Chairs:

Geert-Jan van Geffen 🇳🇱
Associate Professor at Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen
Specialties: Anaesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine



Jens Borglum 🇩🇰
Associate Professor and Consultant Aanesthesist at Zealand University Hospital, University of Copenhagen
Workshop Co-Chair


Eric Albrecht 🇨🇭
Sarah Armstrong 🇬🇧
Barbara Breebaart 🇧🇪
Steve Coppens 🇧🇪
Manfred Greher 🇦🇹
Peter Merjavy 🇬🇧
Carla Stecco 🇮🇹
Barbara Versyck 🇧🇪
Morne Wolmarans 🇬🇧



  • Non-member – 990 Euros
  • ESRA member* – 890 Euros
  • ESRA Trainees* – 690 Euros

* Not an ESRA member yet? Benefit from a discount ticket by joining our Society prior to registering for the event, and select our 2022/2023 membership fee here.
Your membership will then be active for the remaining year and until December 2023.


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

By Credit Card: Visa or MasterCard
By Bank Transfer (additional 30 EUR handling fee is required):

  • Please ensure that the name of the Workshop and of the participant are stated on the bank transfer.
  • Please pay the registration fee lastest within 10 days after registering.
  • 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:
KBC Grimbergen
IBAN BE72 7340 2880 9716 EUR

  • Registration will only be valid upon receipt of the full payment by the registration department. 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 Society account on time.

All cancellations must be electronically mailed to office@esraeurope.org
Refund of registration fee will be as follows:

  • Cancellations received until and including November 13th, 2022 – full refund
  • Cancellations received between November 14th to December 18th, 2022 – 50% will be refunded
  • As of December 19th – no refund will be made

Note that in case of an offline payment the EUR 30 bank transfer handeling fee will not be reimbursed.

Cancellation prior to the first course day by ESRA in connection with local government measures

If it is not possible to continue the course due to government restrictions, the course can be cancelled by ESRA up to one day before the first course day. Government restrictions are for example: ban on travel, ban on participation in meetings with groups with more than 10 participants. The participants will be informed of this as soon as possible. In that case ESRA will return the course fees paid by the participant.

Due to the current situation in Europe, ESRA advises you to go for refundable flight/train tickets and a private travel insurance, as ESRA will not refund any travel or hotel costs.

Special COVID-19 prerequisites

Please check this link for current restrictions in Austria.

The Congress Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss 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.

Accreditation Statement and Credit Designation

The 17th ESRA Winter Week Conference, Längenfeld, Austria, 22/01/2023-27/01/2023 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 18 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s 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.

Credit Breakdown

Each participant can only receive the number of credits he/she is entitled to according to his/her actual participation at the event once he/she has completed the feedback form. Cf. criteria 9 and 23
In order to help you issue individual certificates to each participants, please find below the breakdown of ECMEC®s per day:

Day Maximum Credits
Sunday, 22 January 2023 0
Monday, 23 January 2023 4
Tuesday, 24 January 2023 4
Wednesday, 25 January 2023 4
Thursday, 26 January 2023 4
Friday, 27 January 2023 2

The EACCME® awards ECMEC®s on the basis of 1 ECMEC® for one hour of CME with a maximum of 8 ECMEC®s per day. Cf. Chapter X of UEMS 2016.20.


A feedback survey will be sent by email to all participants after completion of the event. Once this form completed, your certificate will be delivered automatically in 24h time.

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