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DATE: 2nd – 6th October 2023
PLACE: Quinta de Lago, Algarve, Portugal


  • Monday, 2nd October 2023 | 05:00PM – 7:00PM, followed by Welcome Reception
  • Tuesday – Friday, 3rd – 6th October 2023 | 8:00AM – 12:00AM, followed by Lunch


  • Monday, 2nd October 2023 | 04:00PM – 9:00PM
  • Tuesday – Friday, 3rd – 6th October 2023 | 8:00AM – 12:30AM



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



Obstetric Anaesthesia – research into practice

This Monothematic ESRA Conference strives to combine state-of-the-art science with high-quality leisure to provide an authoritative and comprehensive update on obstetric anaesthesia.

The conference consists of 5 days of lectures covering the most important developments in obstetric anaesthesia. Alongside the innovative programme of lectures and discussions, there is ample time to enjoy the facilities of the resort hotel in Quinta de Lago and the charms of the beautiful surroundings.

The outstanding faculty will provide a broad-ranging review of current issues in obstetric anaesthesia. So come and join us for a unique educational experience!

We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Algarve!

  • Prof. Dr. Sarah Devroe 🇧🇪
  • Dr. John Loughrey 🇮🇪
  • Dr. Desire Onwochei 🇬🇧
  • Prof. Dr. Steffen Rex 🇧🇪
  • Dr. Xandra Schyns 🇳🇱
  • Prof. Dr. Kassiani Theodoraki 🇬🇷
  • Prof. Dr. Cynthia Wong 🇺🇸

7th ESRA Sunny Autumn Monothematic Meeting

 Obstetric Anesthesia
October 2nd – October 6th 2023
Conrad Hotel, Quinta de Lago, Portugal

Monday, 02 October 2023




Session 1: Obstetric anaesthesia – an overview 🔽

Chairs: Marc Van de Velde & Nuala Lucas


Welcome reception

Tuesday, 03 October 2023


Session 2: Labour analgesia: a critical appraisal of the available options 🔽

Chairs: Dr. John Loughrey (Ireland) and Prof. Dr. Kassiani Theodoraki (Greece)



Wednesday, 04 October 2023


Session 3: Anaesthesia for caesarean section: all secrets unraveled 🔽

Chairs: Prof. Dr. Cynthia Wong (US) – Dr. Eva Roofthooft (Belgium)



Thursday, 05 October 2023


Session 4: Crises in obstetric and the high-risk obstetric patient: obstetric complications and pathology 🔽

Chairs: Prof. Dr. Steffen Rex (Belgium) – Prof. Dr. Sarah Devroe (Belgium)



Friday, 06 October 2023


Session 5: Beyond the labour ward 🔽

Chair: Dr. Eva Roofthooft (Belgium)



Registrations are open.


  • Non-member – 990*
  • ESRA Member – 890*
  • ESRA Trainee Member (Students/Fellows/Nurses) 690*

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


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 June 25th, 2023 – full refund
  • Cancellations received between June 26th to August 27th, 2023 – 50% will be refunded
  • As of August 28th – no refund will be made

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

Conrad Algarve has a room block reserved for the 7th ESRA Sunny Autumn Meeting 2023. Book online and get the best price by clicking on this link.

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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.

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!

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

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