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5th ESRA Residents & Trainees Workshop

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ESRA designed this workshop for anaesthesiology residents who want to get started in the art of regional anaesthesia.

At a very attractive price and in one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, beginners can learn basic anatomy and regional blocks with hands-on sessions and simulation in emergency situations and common complications associated with regional anaesthesia.


For Hands-on WS ONLY

Hospital das Forças Armadas, Pólo Porto
Av. da Boavista S/N, 4050-113 Porto, Portugal

For simulation scenarios ONLY

Porto University’s Simulation Centre, Porto


  • Friday, 21st April 2023 | 08:30 – 18:30
  • Saturday, 22nd April 2023 | 09:00 – 18:30


  • Friday, 21st April 2023 | 08:00 – 18:30
  • Saturday, 22nd April 2023 | 08:45 – 18:30

Why should I attend this meeting?

  • It gives me opportunity to learn and practice blocks which are mostly used in everyday aesthetic clinical practice on live and anatomical models.
  • It gives me unique opportunity to train management of acute and/or common complications/side effects of regional anaesthesia techniques in simulation settings – no other workshop offers this possibility!
  • Because this workshop offers best value for money education in regional anaesthesia – two days workshop led by several ESRA instructors and examiners.
  • It gives me opportunity to meet my fellow colleagues from all over Europe and enjoy wonderful Porto!



  • Peter Merjavy 🇬🇧
  • Matthias Desmet 🇧🇪
  • Roman Zürcher 🇨🇭
  • Christian Bergek 🇸🇪
  • Peter Poredos 🇸🇮
  • Clara Lobo 🇦🇪

Local 🇵🇹

  • Raquel Fernandes
  • Margarida Gil
  • João Moreira
  • Marta Pereira
  • João Diogo Maia
  • Duarte Machao
  • Joana Magalhaes
  • Lara Ribeiro

5th ESRA Residents & Trainees Workshop

Important info:

The course is hold in two locations:
Venue 1 – Hospital das Forças Armadas, Pólo Porto – for hands on workshops
Venue 2 – Porto University’s Simulation Center, Porto – for simulations only.

Friday, 21 April 2023


Welcome, introduction and organisation remarks

All faculty, Hospital


Simulation scenarios & Hands-on sessions 🔽




Simulation scenarios & Hands-on sessions 🔽


Closure of the 1st day

Saturday, 22 April 2023


Simulation scenarios & Hands-on sessions 🔽




Simulation scenarios & Hands-on sessions 🔽


Closure of the course at Hospital

  • Each group (A, B, C and D) consists of 3 subgroups with 6 participants
  • There are total of 9 hands-on-workshop:
    – POCUS: airway, gastric, thoracic
    – Shoulder: interscalene, supraclavicular brachial plexus block
    – Elbow and Hand: infraclavicular, axillary
    – Hand: terminal branches radial, ulnar, median
    – Hip: Lateral Cutaneous, Femoral, Fascia Iliaca, PENG
    – Knee: Femoral Triangle, Aductor Canal, Sciatic popliteal approach
    – Foot: Ankle block
    – Abdominal Wall: TAP subcostal and lateral approach, rectus sheath, ilioinguinal
    – Thoracic wall: Pectoserratus block, Erector spine
  • Each subgroup (6 participants) will rotate every hands-on-workshop (60min per workstation).
  • Simulation scenarios will be played by 3 participants directly in the simulator room and indirectly to the rest of the group in theteaching room though video display. Joint debriefing and discussion of the scenario is to take place after every simulation scenario.
  • Simulation scenarios:
    – Total spinal
    – LAST
    – Epidural Hematoma
    – Mal-function peripheral nerve catheter
    – Compartment syndrome
    – Embolic cement syndrome
    – Post Dural Puncture Headache
    – Neurologic Nerve damage after regional anaesthesia
  • ESRA Nurses & Residents/Trainees – 330 Euros*
  • ESRA members – 580 Euros **

*Open for ESRA Nurses & Residents/Trainees with an active membership only.
**Open for ESRA regular members (from 20th February onwards)

To join or renew your membership, please click here.
For any question, please contact events@esraeurope.org


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

By Credit Card: Visa or MasterCard
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 Society account on time.


All cancellations must be electronically mailed to office@esraeurope.org
Refund of registration fee will be as follows:

  • Cancellations received until and including March 2nd, 2023 – full refund
  • Cancellations received between March 3rd to 29th, 2023 – 50% will be refunded
  • As of March 31st – no refund will be made

Note, that in case of an offline payment the 30 Euro bank transfer charge will not be reimbursed.

The EDRA points for the 5th ESRA Residents & Trainees Workshop are the following:

Total: 11 points
Hands-on Ultrasound 9 points
Other points: 2 points

These points will be shown on the Certificate of Attendance delivered upon completion of the feedback survey.

Accreditation Statement and Credit Designation

The 5th ESRA Residents & Trainees Workshop, Porto, Portugal, 21/04/2023-22/04/2023 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 16 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.

Credit Breakdown

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:

Day Maximum Credits
Friday, 21 April 2023 8
Saturday, 22 April 2023 8

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.

Please check (https://www.visitportugal.com/en/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal) for current restrictions in Portugal.

We would like to thank Pajunk for their support in helping us putting this event together.

We would like to thank also Fujifilm Sonosite, GE and Samsung for supporting our event with ultrasound machines.

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