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31st ESRA RA Cadaver Workshop

DATE: 21-22 February 2020
PLACE: Innsbruck, Austria



Medical University Innsbruck

Institute of clinical and functional Anatomy

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.


20 February, Thursday 20:00

Place: Restaurant Das Schindler
Address: Maria-Theresien Str. 31, 6020 Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria

Tickets available for purchase at the cost of 50 EUR.

To register for the dinner please contact us at office@esraeurope.org


Fees apply to payments received prior to the indicated deadlines.

Early Registration
Up to and including January 15, 2020
Late Registration

From January 16, 2020

RA Cadaver workshop
Full Participants Non-member – RA CAD € 800 € 900
Full Participants Member* – RA CAD € 680 € 780
Combined Pain & RA CAD Workshop
Full Participants Non-member – Combined RA CAD/Pain –  fully booked € 1170 € 1270
Full Participants Member – Combined RA CAD/Pain – fully booked € 1050 € 1150
Special Offer for New Members Only Combined Cad RA & Pain Including Online ESRA Membership – fully booked € 1150 € 1250
Trainee (Students/Resident/ Fellows/Nurses) ** – Combined RA CAD/Pain – fully booked € 565 € 665


* ESRA  Members who wish to benefit from the reduced registration rates must have renewed their membership for 2020 prior to registering to the workshop. 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, you should be a trainee ESRA Member. You can purchase an ESRA membership Trainees Category for EUR 30 on: http://esraeurope.org/join-esra/

***To learn more about the ESRA membership benefits access this link.

Fees for all Workshop Participants include:

  • Participation in all Scientific Sessions including hands-on workshops
  • Welcome reception, refreshments, light lunches and farewell reception
  • Workshop 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 workshop 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:

KBC Grimbergen
IBAN BE72 7340 2880 9716 EUR

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 Workshop 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 January 16, 2020 – full refund.

Cancellations received between January 17 to February 6, 2020 – 50% will be refunded.

From February 7, 2020 – no refund will be made.



ESRA Office

Tel: +41 22 510 56 10 I Fax: +41 22 510 56 14

E: office@esraeurope.org I W: www.esraeurope.org



Friday, February 21, 2020

7.30-8.30            Registration

08.30                   Welcome

P. Kessler, Chair ESRA Innsbruck Workshops

B. Moriggl, Vice Chair Division of Clinical and Functional Anatomy, MUI

Session 1         Upper Extremity Blocks

8.45 – 10.15        Chair: S. Gligorijevic, CH

Anatomy of the 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: L. Kirchmair, AUT

Anatomy of the lumbo-sacral plexus

B. Moriggl, AUT

                              Nerve blocks of the lumbar plexus

D. Dirzu, ROM

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


 Saturday, February 22, 2020

 Session 3         Thoraco-abdominal nerve blocks

08.15 – 10.00       Chair: M. Neumueller

Anatomy for thoraco-abdominal nerve blocks

B. Moriggl, AUT

Thoracic wall blocks

S. Coppens (Belgium)

Abdominal wall blocks

P. Kessler, GER

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: P. Merjavy, UK

                             Additives to local anaesthetics

P. Kessler, GER

 How to prolong PNBs

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 –               Ultrasonography for peripheral nerve blocks

open end

Faculty of Regional Anaesthesia Cadaver Workshop
Innsbruck 2020

Paul Kessler (Germany)  – Workshop Chair

Bernhard Moriggl (Austria) – Local Faculty

Regina Irschick (Austria) – Local Faculty

Steve Coppens (Belgium)

Lukas Kirchmaier (Austria)

Dan Sebastian Dirzu (Romania)

Oya Yalcin Cok (Turkey)

Slobodan Gligorijevic (Switzerland)

Peter Merjavy (UK)

Marcus Neumueller (Austria)

Accreditation Statement and Credit Designation

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

The 31th ESRA RA Cadaver workshop 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 31th ESRA RA Cadaver workshop is designated for a maximum of, or up to, 11 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
Friday, February 21, 2020 6
Saturday, February 22, 2020 5
Total Credits: 11


Educational Objectives

After attending this event, participants should be able to:

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

– Enhance practical knowledge in the medical field of pain management.

– Demonstrate ultrasonography for peripheral nerve blocks: upper, lower and thoraco-abdominal nerve blocks.

– Demonstrate landmarks and ultrasonography for peripheral nerve blocks.

– Describe the anatomy of thoraco-abdominal nerve blocks.

– Distinguish upper extremity blocks above and below the clavicule.

– Participate in a dialogue between clinicians and researchers in the field of pain management as a means of further developing individual expertise.

Target Audience

The audience will include anesthesiologists, orthopedists and traumatologists. 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 experience.


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 23 March, 2020:

  1. Access the online system via any of the following

– Visit the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ESRA31RACW2020Evaluation

* 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 31st ESRA RA Cadaver Workshop 2020 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.

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