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.
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.
This preliminary programme may be subject to amendment.
08.00-08.30 Fascial planes of the trunk
08.30-09.00 Standardizing nomenclature in regional anesthesia
09.00-09.30 Choosing the correct LA
09.30-10.00 Update on labour analgesia
Post Ski Interactive Sessions – Live Demonstration & Discussions
17.00-17.20 Molecular Aspects of Fascia
17.25-17.45 Do we need cadaveric workshops in the 21st Century?
17.45-18.30 Scanning of truncal blocks
18.45-19.00 Wrap up
08.00-08.30 Fascia and pain perception
08.30-09.00 ERAS programs for abdominal and thoracic surgery
09.00-09.30 Accidental dural puncture – stick it in or pull it out?
09.30-10.00 Contemporary data on intrathecal morphine for lower limb arthroplasty
17.00-17.20 Ideal approach and optimal technique for brachial plexus blocks
17.25-17.45 Topical Airway Anesthesia
Geert-Jan van Geffen
17.45-18.30 Scanning for all, lower extremities
08.00-08.30 Plane blocks for breast surgery
08.30-09.00 How to prolong peripheral nerve block
09.00-09.30 Safety in regional anesthesia
Infraclavicular block, hated, adored but never ignored
17.00-17.20 Getting maternal analgesia right
17.25-17.45 The role of Regional Anaesthesia in space exploration
17.45-18.30 Scanning for all upper extremities
08.00-08.30 The 5 best papers in Regional Anesthesia
08.30-09.00 Optimal pain relief for knee surgery
09.00-09.30 Neuraxial ultrasound: update and review
09.30-10.00 US-guided interventions in low back pain
17.00-17.20 Wrong sided blocks and how to improve your block room
17.25-17.45 Game of Gnomes: focus on small nerves
17.45-18.30 Scanning for all, pain blocks
08.00-08.30 Nerve blocks to treat headaches
08.30-09.00 And now for something completely different: body language
09.00-09.30 Infection en Asespis in peripheral blocks
09.30-10.00 VR in regional anesthesia
Geert-Jan van Geffen
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
Eric Albrecht 🇨🇭
Sarah Armstrong 🇬🇧
Barbara Breebaart 🇧🇪
Steve Coppens 🇧🇪
Manfred Greher 🇦🇹
Peter Merjavy 🇬🇧
Carla Stecco 🇮🇹
Barbara Versyck 🇧🇪
Morne Wolmarans 🇬🇧
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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.
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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.
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.
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:
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.