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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, 19th April 2024 | 08:30 – 18:30
  • Saturday, 20th April 2024 | 09:00 – 18:30


  • Friday, 19th April 2024 | 08:00 – 18:30
  • Saturday, 20th April 2024 | 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!



  • Christian Bergek 🇸🇪
  • Vedran Frkovic 🇸🇪
  • Clara Lobo 🇦🇪
  • Peter Poredos 🇸🇮
  • Roman Zürcher 🇨🇭

Local 🇵🇹

  • Raquel Fernadnes
  • Duarte Machado
  • Joana Magalhaes
  • Marta Pereira
  • Edgar Semedo
  • Paulo Fragoso
  • Miguel Sá Vieira
  • João Diogo Maia

6th 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

The venue 1 is shortly described in programme as Hospital and the venue 2 as Simulation centre. Organiser is responsible for transport between locations.

Friday, 19 April 2024


Welcome, introduction and organisation remarks

All faculty, Hospital


Simulation scenarios & Hands-on sessions 🔽




Simulation scenarios & Hands-on sessions 🔽


Closure of the 1st day

Saturday, 20 April 2024


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 a 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

Registrations are open

  • ESRA Nurses & Residents/Trainees – 330 Euros*
  • ESRA members – 630 Euros **

*Open for ESRA Nurses & Residents/Trainees with an active membership only.
**Only a few space available for ESRA regular members, the majority of places is hold for Nurses & Residents/Trainees

To join or renew your membership, 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 3rd, 2024 – full refund
  • Cancellations received between March 4th to 31st, 2024 – 50% will be refunded
  • As of April 1st – no refund will be made

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

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

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