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6th ESRA Sunny Autumn Meeting

Fully Booked

DATE: 3rd – 7th October 2022
PLACE: Quinta do Lago, Portugal


  • Monday, 3rd October 2022 | 16:00 – 19:00, followed by Welcome Reception
  • Tuesday,4th – Friday, 7th October 2022 | 8:00 – 12:00, followed by Lunch


  • Monday, 3rd October 2022 | 15:00 – 21:00,
  • Tuesday, 4th – Friday 7th October 2022 | 07:30 – 12:30


Conrad Algarve Hotel
Estrada da Quinta do Lago, 8135-106
Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal

“Pain Beyond WHO Ladder – Acute, Chronic and Transitional”

Are you looking for an exciting, state-of-the-art meeting in Pain Management to provide you with a scientific, reliable, and comprehensive update combined with high quality leisure?
Are you interested in reaching new horizons of treating complex pain and learning from world renowned experts?
Are you ready to think outside the box of the WHO pain ladder to give the best patient care for complex pain scenarios?

Then this Monothematic ESRA Conference could be the answer for you!

The congress consists of 5 days of lectures including 1 day of live ultrasound scanning demonstrations covering the most important developments in acute, chronic and transitional pain management settings. It will be finishing at lunchtime with ample time to enjoy the facilities of the resort hotel and the charms of the beautiful surroundings.

Our faculty members are well-recognised international experts in their field. It is rare that these specialist members from different clinical settings from around the world are coming together in one place to share their expertise with you in a relaxing environment. This outstanding faculty will provide a comprehensive overview of current issues in Pain Management, new developments and the future forward.

Some of the highlights awaiting you are evidence-based approach, transitional pain, how to get trained and certified in pain medicine, pitfalls in the pathophysiology of pain, how to hack in to ANS for pain relief, ERAS, persistent spinal pain, intrathecal drug delivery, cancer pain, US-guided blocks (acute, chronic and cancer) live demonstration and many more.

This 6th ESRA Sunny Autumn Meeting aims at experienced pain specialists looking for refreshing their knowledge and pain residents alike, reviewing before national and international exams.

We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Algarve. This course has a limited number of places and in previous years it has rapidly sold out. So book early!



“Pain Beyond WHO Ladder
Acute, Chronic, Transitional”

Quinta Doe Lago, Algarve, Portugal
Conrad Hotel

Monday, 03 October 2022






Welcome reception

Tuesday, 04 October 2022



Chair: Prof Sam Eldabe

Wednesday, 05 October 2022



Chair: Prof Samer Narouze

Thursday, 06 October 2022



Chair: Dr Eva Roofthooft

Friday, 07 October 2022



Chair: Dr Andrzej Krol

  • Andrzej Krol (London, UK) – Workshop Chair
  • Athmaja Thottungal (Canterbury, UK) – Workshop Chair
  • Marc Van De Velde (Leuven, Belgium) – Workshop Co-Chair
  • Sam Eldabe 🇬🇧
  • Eric Buchser 🇨🇭
  • Eva Roofthooft 🇧🇪
  • Clara Lobo 🇵🇹
  • Anu Kansal 🇬🇧
  • Samer Narouze 🇺🇸
  • Humberto Rebelo 🇵🇹


Late fees from 8th August 2022
Full Participants Non-member – early 890 Euros
Full Participants Non-member – late 990 Euros

Full Participants Member – early 790 Euros
Full Participants Member – late 890 Euros

Trainee (Students/Fellows/Nurses) – Early 590 Euros
Trainee (Students/Fellows/Nurses) – Late 690 Euros

Full Participants Member from low-income/lower middle-income countries – early 590 Euros**
Full Participants Member from low-income/lower middle-income countries – late 690 Euros**

* Included in the registration fees are daily coffee breaks and lunch, as well as the Welcome Reception on Monday night

** Restricted to ESRA Members from low-income/lower middle-income countries. To see the list, click here.



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 August 7th, 2022 – full refund
  • Cancellations received between August 8th to September 4th, 2022 – 50% will be refunded
  • As of September 5th – no refund will be made

Note, in case of cancellation at any stage, a cancellation fee of EUR 30 will be applied, and this bank transfer charge will not be reimbursed.

Cancellation prior to the first course day by ESRA in connection with local government measures
If it is not possible to continue the course due to government restrictions, the course can be cancelled by ESRA up to one day before the first course day. Government restrictions are for example: ban on travel, ban on participation in meetings with groups with more than 10 participants. The participants will be informed of this as soon as possible. In that case ESRA will return the course fees paid by the participant.

Due to the current situation in Europe, ESRA advises you to go for refundable flight/train tickets and a private travel insurance, as ESRA will not refund any travel or hotel costs.

Please book your room directly from the workshop hotel website, Conrad Algarve:


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



Getting to the Algarve

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.

Airport Transfer

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!


To be updated closer to the event.
Latest information can be found here.

Accreditation Statement and Credit Designation

The 6th ESRA Sunny Autumn Meeting, Quinta do Lago, Portugal, 03/10/2022-07/10/2022 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 13 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 will claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Day Maximum Credits
Monday, 3 October 2022 2
Tuesday, 4 October 2022 3
Wednesday, 5 October 2022 3
Thursday, 6 October 2022 3
Friday, 7 October 2022 2

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 the event.
Once this form completed, your certificate will be delivered automatically in 24h time.

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