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29th ESRA RA Cadaver workshop


DATE: 22-23 February 2019
PLACE: Innsbruck, Austria



Innsbruck University

Müllerstraße 59, 6020 Innsbruck



 Unique and intimate hands-on learning experience. Lectures, practical sessions and stimulating discussions will be led by leading experts in the field of Regional Anaesthesia.

To register please click here


Registration fees in EUR. Fees apply to payments received prior to the indicated deadlines.

Early Registration

Up to and including January 17, 2019

Late Registration

From January 18, 2019

Full Participant ESRA Members* € 680 € 780
Full Participant Non-Members € 760 € 860
​Trainee / Student – Combined CAD RA/Pain** ​€ 550 € 650​
Combined Pain & RA CAD Workshop – ESRA Member* € 1,050 € 1,150
Combined Pain & RA CAD Workshop – Non-Member € 1,100 € 1,200

* ESRA Members who wish to benefit from the reduced registration rates must have renewed their membership for 2019 prior to registering to the Workshop.

** Trainee (Students/Fellows/Nurses/Residents): An official letter of the institution (PDF format), originally stamped and signed by the head of the department confirming this status must be uploaded during the registration process.


Fees for Participants include:

  • Participation in all scientific sessions
  • Programme
  • Coffee breaks
  • Refreshments


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

By Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

By Bank Transfer: Additional 30 Euro handling fee is required
Please make drafts payable to:
Account Name: ESRACW 2019, Austria

Bank details: Credit Suisse Geneva, 1211 Geneva 70, Switzerland

Bank Code: 4835

Swift Address: CRESCHZZ80A

IBAN No: CH42 0483 5150 0934 9209 6

Account No: (in EUR): 1500934-92-96

* Bank charges are the responsibility of the participant and should be paid at source in addition to the registration and accommodation fees.
* Please make sure the name of the conference and the participant are stated on the bank transfer.

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 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 meeting account on time.


All cancellations must be emailed:
In case of cancellation at any stage, Bank transfer handling fee (30 EUR) will not be refunded – applicable to Bank transfer payment only.

  • Cancellations received until and including January 17, 2019 – full refund
  • Cancellations received between January 18 and February 13, 2019 – 50% will be refunded
  • As of February 14, 2019 – no refund will be made


ESRA RA Cadaver Workshop 2019 Registration Department

Kenes Group

Rue François-Versonnex 7
1207 Geneva
Tel: +41 22 908 0488
Fax:+41 22 906 9140
E-mail: reg_esracw19@kenes.com


29th ESRA Regional Anaesthesia Cadaver Workshop

Scientific Programme

Friday, 22 February, 2019

7.30-8.30 Registration

08.30 Welcome
            P. Kessler, Chair ESRA Innsbruck Workshops
            E. Brenner, Chair Division of Clinical and Functional Anatomy, MUI
            B. Moriggl, Vice Chair Division of Clinical and Functional Anatomy, MUI

Session 1 Upper Extremity Blocks
8.45 – 10.15 Chair: P. Kessler
            Anatomy of brachial plexus
            B. Moriggl, AUT
            Nerve blocks above the clavicule
            P. Merjavy, UK
            Nerve blocks below the clavicule
            O.Y. Cok, TUR
            Organising remarks
            L. Kirchmair, AUT

10.15 – 10.45 Coffee Break

Workshop 1 Upper extremity blocks

10.45 – 12.30 Ultrasonography for peripheral nerve blocks

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch Break

Session 2 Lower Extremity Blocks
13.30 – 15.00 Chair: A. Borgeat
            Anatomy of the lumbo-sacral plexus
            B. Moriggl, AUT
            Nerve blocks of the lumbar plexus
            P. Merjavy, UK
            Nerve blocks of the sacral plexus
            P. Kessler, GER

15.00. – 15.30 Coffee Break

Workshop 2 Lower extremity blocks

15.30. – 17.00 Ultrasonography for peripheral nerve blocks

20.00 – 23.00 Congress Dinner at Europa Tyrol Hotel

Saturday, 23 February, 2019

Session 3 Thoraco-abdominal nerve blocks
08.15 – 10.00 Chair: L. Kirchmair
            Anatomy for thoraco-abdominal nerve blocks
            B. Moriggl, AUT
            Thoracic wall blocks
            P. Kessler, GER
            Abdominal wall blocks
            L. Kirchmair, AUT

10.00 – 10.30 Coffee Break

Workshop 3 Thoraco-abdominal wall blocks
10.30 – 11.00 Ultrasonography for peripheral nerve blocks

12.00. – 13.00 Lunch Break

Session 4 Practice of nerve blocks

13.00 – 15.00 Chair: L. Kirchmair, AUT
            Toxicity of local anaesthetics
            A. Borgeat, CH
            Role of PNB in postoperative pain management
            P. Kessler, GER
            Landmarks and ultrasonography for peripheral nerve blocks on live models
            Demonstrations and discussion with faculties

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break

Workshop 4 Mixed blocks

15.30 –open end  Ultrasonography for peripheral nerve blocks



Paul Kessler (Germany)

Erich Brenner (Austria)

Bernhard Moriggl (Austria)

Peter Merjavy (United Kingdom)

Oya Yalcın Çok (Turkey)

Lukas Kirchmair (Austria)

Alain Borgeat (Switzerland)

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.