Conrad Algarve Hotel
Estrada da Quinta do Lago, 8135-106,
Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal
This Monothematic ESRA Conference strives to combine state-of-the-art science with high-quality leisure to provide an authoritative and comprehensive update on the role of peri-and-postoperative care on postoperative patient outcome.
The congress consists of 5 days of lectures covering the most important developments in perioperative care and finishing at lunchtime with ample time for enjoying the facilities of the resort hotel Quinta de Lago and the charms of the beautiful surroundings.
A look at the faculty list will show that each speaker is a well-recognized international authority on his or her topic. It is rare that these experts are coming together in one place to share with You their expertise. This outstanding faculty will focus on a comprehensive review of current issues in postoperative outcome. Some highlights: Enhanced Recovery after surgery(ERAS), chronic postoperative pain, pain management in the difficult patient (high-risk obstetric, elderly, neonatal, addiction disorder, co-morbidities, ambulatory surgery), controversies in pain management, the ‘opioid epidemic’, innovations in regional anaesthesia, US-guided blocks, Acute Pain Services(APS) and more. Each expert is giving 4-8 lectures during the week !
We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Algarve. This course has a limited number of places (max 125 places) and in previous years it was rapidly sold out ! So book early!
Chair: Narinder Rawal MD, PhD, FRCA, EDRA
Co-chair: Marc van de Velde MD, PhD; EDRA
Registration fees in EUR. Fees apply to payments received prior to the indicated deadlines.
Up to and incl. 28 March 2019
From 29 March 2019
* 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 / Student: 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 all Conference Participants include:
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: Kenes International “ESRASC 2019, Portugal”
Bank details: Credit Suisse Geneva, 1211 Geneva 70, Switzerland
Bank Code: 4835
Swift Address: CRESCHZZ80A
IBAN No: CH15 0483 5150 0934 9209 7
Account No: (in EUR): 1500934-92-97
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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 Euro) will not be refunded – applicable to Bank transfer payment only.
ESRA Spring Monothematic 2019 Registration Department
Rue François-Versonnex 7
Tel: +41 22 908 0488
Fax:+41 22 906 9140
POSTOPERATIVE OUTCOME- THE ROLE OF PERI-AND-POSTOPERATIVE CARE
Chair: Narinder Rawal and Marc Van de Velde
Opening of meeting Narinder Rawal
Postoperative pain- pathophysiology Johan Raeder
Procedure-specific (PROSPECT) recommendations – what and why? Marc van de Velde
Multimodai analgesia- the evidence Christopher Wu
Postoperative PROs vs objective assessment and functional recovery Henrik Kehlet
The opioid-tolerant and the patient with addiction disorder Patricia Lavand’homme
The morbidly obese patient Johan Raeder
The respiratory, neurologic and cardiac compromised patient Patricia Lavand’homme
The very young and the very old patient Narinder Rawal
The obstetric patient Marc Van de Velde
Chair: Narinder Rawal
ERAS: What is it and why use it? Henrik Kehlet
The key role of the anaesthesiologist Narinder Rawal
ERAS in colorectal surgery – why is implementation difficult? Henrik Kehlet
Role of regional techniques in ERAS Vincent Chan
ERAS in joint replacement. Henrik Kehlet
ERAS (Europe) vs Perioperative Surgical Home (US): What are the differences? Christopher Wu
Preoperative high dose steroids Henrik Kehlet
Can ERAS fight the opioid crisis? Christopher Wu
Chair: Marc Van de Velde and Narinder Rawal
From chewing gum to epidural for postoperative ileus after colorectal Narinder Rawal
Dexmedetomidine Christopher Wu
Dexmethasone i.v and perineural Marc Van de Velde
Gabapentinoids Christopher Wu
I.v lidocaine and i.v ketamine Patricia Lavand’homme
Slow-release preparations: the present and the future. Marc Van de Velde
Innovations in regional anaesthesia- evidence-based review Vincent Chan
The US opioid epidemic and it’s international impact Christopher Wu
Non-opioid alternatives Patricia Lavand’homme
Is opioid-free anaesthesia/analgesia realistic or even desirable? Christopher Wu
NSAIDs- what’s new? Christopher Wu
Delirium and fatigue after surgery Johan Raeder
Does choice of anaesthesia matter? Patricia Lavand’homme
Perineural catheters at home after ambulatory surgery – current status Narinder Rawal
Future of RA and postoperative pain management Christopher Wu
Chronic postoperative pain-current status Patricia Lavand’homme
Chronic pain after trauma Johan Raeder
Chronic pain after breast surgery Patricia Lavand’homme
Acute Pain Services (APS) – current status:
Chair: Narinder Rawal and Marc Van de Velde
US-guided blocks – What’s new? Vincent Chan
LIA in hip and knee replacement Narinder Rawal
Peripheral nerve blocks – higly effective but grossly underused, why? Vincent Chan
Strategies to reduce risks associated with regional anaesthesia Vincent Chan
Techniques to prolong analgesia after peripheral nerve blocks Marc Van de Velde
Alternatives to epidural analgesia in postoperative pain – go peripheral Narinder Rawal
‘A new block every month’ where to draw the line? Vincent Chan
Abdominal wall blocks. Marc Van de Velde
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Abstract submission deadline was: Monday, 18 March, 2019 midnight CET.
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.
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:
· 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.
Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
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.
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For booking accommodation in the ESRA Workshop partner hotel, Conrad in Algarve, please fill out this Booking form: ESRA Spring 2019 – Hotel Conrad Booking Form and email it back to: email@example.com
For more information please visit the hotel website.
The Algarve is the beautiful southern coastline of Portugal. It is a region blessed with stunning beaches, picturesque fishing towns and a glorious climate, all of which combine to create the perfect holiday destination. The Algarve is wonderfully varied, able to appeal to a wide cross-section of tourists; there are pristine beaches, water-parks, buzzing nightlife and historic towns for cultural tour.
For more travel info please visit: algarve-tourist.com
Algarve travel brochure can be downloaded: here
The Algarve can be easily reached from anywhere in continental Europe. A superb network of new motorways and dual carriageways allow for trouble free motoring through attractive areas of southern Portugal. Apart from major holiday periods there is not a problem with traffic congestion. The A22, also known as the Via Infante Sagres Spain is close to Lagos. Roads branch off to beaches, coastal towns and inland villages.
Air travel is certainly the most comfortable and fastest way to get to the sun drenched Algarve. Faro airport is only a few hours from most European destinations. Passengers using the airport as a gateway to the Algarve, will find a modern terminal building located only 4 kilometres from downtown Faro.
Travelling by train is also an option, since Portugal is part of the European rail network and can easily be reached from most of the European capitals.
Getting to the Algarve is part of what makes it one of Europe’s most fascinating holiday destinations. Whether you choose to arrive by plane, car, train or bus, you are bound to be received with a warming and welcoming spirit.
Faro Airport is the main international airport of the Algarve and southern Portugal.
The Conrad Algarve Hotel is 20 minutes drive from Faro Airport.
Airport transfer to Algarve: you can book before your arrival by filling out the booking form, insert your flight details and you will immediately receive the confirmation by email: faroairporttransfersalgarve.com/en/hotel-conrad-algarve
Looking forward to welcoming you in Algarve!