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 Obstetric Anaesthesia.
The conference consists of 5 days of lectures covering the most important developments in Obstetric Anaesthesia 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. This outstanding faculty will focus on a comprehensive review of current issues in Obstetric Anaesthesia. Each expert is giving 4-8 lectures during the week ! It is rare that these experts are coming together in one place to share with you their expertise.
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: Marc van de Velde MD, PhD; EDRA
REGISTRATION FEES (RATES ARE IN EUR)
Fees apply to payments received prior to the indicated deadlines.
Full Participant Including Discounted ESRA Membership
* ESRA Members who wish to benefit from the reduced registration rates must have renewed their membership for 2021 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.
** Residents/Trainees/Nurses – In order to benefit from the special fee, residents/trainees/nurses must have renewed their membership for 2021 prior to registering to the workshop.
***To learn more about the ESRA membership benefits access this link.
Fees for all Workshop Participants include:
Further to the ongoing pandemic situation in Europe, ESRA has to ask all participants and faculty members to bring either a proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test done within 48 hours prior arrival date.
Please check all other requirements to travel to Portugal at the date of the congress.
Payment of registration fees (in EUR) can be made as follows:
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OBSTETRIC ANESTHESIA – RESEARCH INTO PRACTICE
Session 1: Labour analgesia
Chair: Prof. Marc Van de Velde
Opening of meeting
Prof. Marc Van de Velde
Physiologic Changes associated with Pregnancy
Modern neuraxial labour analgesia: options for initiation
Prof. Brendan Carvalho (recorded)
Modern neuraxial labour analgesia: options for maintenance
Dr. Eva Roofthooft
Alternative strategies for labour analgesia: parenteral and inhalational analgesia
Session 2: Anaesthesia for caesarean section 1
Chair: Dr. Eva Roofthooft
Regional anaesthesia for elective and emergency CS
Testing the block & managing breakthrough pain during CS with regional anaesthesia
Prof. Marc Van de Velde and Dr. Nuala Lucas
Preventing spinal hypotension – theory and best practice
Post CS analgesia
Session 3: Anaesthesia for caesarean section 2
Chair: Dr. Nuala Lucas
General anaesthesia for elective CS – new perspectives
Dr. Nuala Lucas
Uterotonics – theory and best practice
Dr. Chris Elton
Regional nerve blocks (TAP, QBL, ESP, rectus) for cesarean delivery
Reducing CS rates: the anaesthetists role in external cephalic version and VBAC
Prof. Cynthia Wong (recorded)
Neurologic deficit in the post-partum woman
Case based panel discussion: Eva Roofthooft, Nuala Lucas and Marc Van de Velde
Session 4: Preventing problems & managing complications
Chair: Dr. Sarah Devroe
Managing the failing epidural catheter
Post-dural puncture headache
Managing the obese parturient
Cardiac disease in pregnancy
Pre-eclampsia – an update for anaesthetists
Session 5: Current challenges in obstetric anaesthesia
Lessons from maternal confidential death enquiries
Thromboprophylaxis/coagulation problems and neuraxial anesthesia
Dr. Cynthia Wong (recorded)
COVID19 – an update
The fetal and neonatal neurodevelopmental effects of anaesthesia during pregnancy
Dr. Sarah Devroe
Anaesthesia during pregnancy for non-obstetric surgery
Expert panel discussion
Marc Van De Velde 🇧🇪 – Conference Chair
Brendan Carvalho 🇺🇸
Sarah Devroe 🇧🇪
Chris Elton 🇬🇧
Nuala Lucas 🇬🇧
Eva Roofthooft 🇧🇪
Cynthia Wong 🇺🇸
*Note all efforts are made to send notification by the planned date. Should there be any delays with the selection process, revised date will be posted here.
The 5th ESRA SPRING MEETING, Quinta De Lago, Algarve, Portugal, 04/10/2021-08/10/2021 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 11 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.
Each participant will 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.
Before October 31, 2021:
1/ Access the online system via the link that will be shared after the event* Kindly note that the online evaluation will be sent by email a few days the Conference.
– Please note that web browsers Mozilla Firefox 2.X or higher, or Google Chrome are recommended
2/ Complete the anonymous online evaluation
3/ The CME/CPD certificate will be sent in 24h time and will be available for download and/or print for your personal records
For booking accommodation in the ESRA Workshop partner hotel, Conrad Algarve, please fill out the Booking form and email it back to: email@example.com
You can also book a reservation online on this link.
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!