Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,
ESRA, together with its Sister Societies AFSRA, ASRA Pain Medicine, AOSRA and LASRA, is launching the 1st World Week of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, from Saturday 20th to Saturday 27th January 2024. During this week, Regional Anaesthesia (RA) and Chronic Pain physicians around the globe will connect together, to shine a spotlight on the critical fields of RA and Pain Medicine, under the inspiring theme:
This week will also set the stage for its Highlighting Event; the Climax and Grand Finale will be the 1st World Day of Regional Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine, which will take place on Saturday 27th January 2024, or at an alternative date during the aforementioned week. More than 100 cities across all continents, will participate, with a common scientific program, aiming in learning, hands – on practice, interactivity and reflection between trainees and experts in RA & Pain Medicine, during Local Face to Face Meetings.
Pain affects countless lives and knows no boundaries, respecting neither age nor gender. RA & Pain Medicine have the potential to transform lives, offering relief, comfort, and hope to those in need. Our fields remain at the forefront, pioneering a future where pain is no longer a prevailing concern, and aiming to improving the
quality of life for people everywhere.
Our initiative is dedicated to the celebration of collaboration and signifies our commitment to partnerships. It is a «Global Call to Action» that serves as a powerful reminder of the collective power we hold to improve access to care and alleviate suffering. By joining hands, we can advance research, share best practices, make
a positive impact and enhance patients’ care! Together, we can create a world where effective pain management is a universal reality, ensuring that every individual can enjoy a life free from unnecessary pain!
In parallel to our initiative, let us also reflect on the progress we have made and the work that lies ahead. Dedication, expertise, and compassion are the driving forces behind the changes we still seek to make. Let us continue to join hands, share knowledge, and work together to ensure a pain free future for everyone, everywhere. The journey ahead may be challenging, but with unity and determination, we can turn our dream into a reality. Together, we can make a difference!!!
Thank you for your spirit of enthusiasm, for contributing to our mission fulfillment, and for being a part of this global movement.
With Cordial Greetings
This programme is given as a point of reference only.
For more details about the specific programme in your city, please contact your local organiser.
Chairperson: Local / To be decided
Message from RAPM Editor – In – Chief / podcast (approximately 10 min)
Speaker – Presenter: Brian Sites (USA)
Q&A – Discussion: All (approximately 10 min)
We Have Read the Literature for You: Sister Societies Journal Club
09.50 – 10.00 Regional Anaesthesia Article
10.00 – 10.10 Perioperative Care Article
10.10 – 10.20 POCUS Article
10.20 – 10.30 Chronic Pain Article
10.30 – 10.40 Q&A – Discussion
The «Joint» Club: Everything You Need to Know for Shoulder Procedures
11.00 – 11.15 Back to Basics: Shoulder Anatomy
11.15 – 11.30 Evidence Based Practice: RA Application in Shoulder Surgery
11.30 – 12.00 How I do it: Clips from Various Centres of Excellence across the Globe
12.00 – 12.15 Q&A – Discussion
The “Ultrasound” Club: Everything You need to Know for UGRA & POCUS
12.15 – 12.30 Application of RA Techniques in ER & Trauma Medicine
12.30 – 12.45 RA Techniques in ICU: Do they have a Role?
12.45 – 13.15 POCUS Live Demonstration: Enhancing Patients’ Safety
13.15 – 13.30 Q&A – Discussion
14.15 – 14.30 Paediatric Anaesthesia Worldwide: Fostering the Highest Standards
14.30 – 14.40 Q&A – Discussion
Podcast: Obstetric Anaesthesia Care – Collaborating Towards Global Progress in Maternal Health – Nuala Lucas (UK) (10 min)
Q&A – Discussion (10 min)
15.00 – 15.15 What’s New in Obstetric Anaesthesia – Analgesia
15.15 – 15.25 Q&A – Discussion
Process: The Quiz Will be Available / Distributed via SLIDO or Similar Platform
Result: BEST 3 Responders Worldwide Will Win a Free Registration For PRAGUE Congress
Pain Chronification Following Knee Surgery
16.00 – 16.10 Why Me? The “Cargo” of Risk Factors
16.10 – 16.20 Transitional Pain Services & Medicine: The Missing Linkage?
16.20 – 16.30 Chronic Pain Management: Closing the Gaps & Evidence Based Data
16.30 – 16.40 Q&A – Discussion
Podcast: Human Factors & Communication in Regional Anaesthesia – Barbara Breebaart (Belgium) (10min)
Q&A – Discussion (10min)
For example: 4 stations, 30 min per station, 2h total duration.
Topics & Demonstrators to be decided at the local level
We would like to thank Pajunk for their support in helping us putting this event together.