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7th ESRA Sunny Autumn Meeting

Fully Booked

DATE: 2nd – 6th October 2023
PLACE: Quinta do 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!

Watch our sneak peek webinar
Obstetric update – what’s hot in the journals
presented by Marc Van de Velde, Nuala Lucas & Desire Onwochei

  • Prof. Dr. Sarah Devroe 🇧🇪
  • Dr. John Loughrey 🇮🇪
  • Dr. Eva Roofthooft 🇧🇪
  • Dr. Desire Onwochei 🇬🇧
  • Prof. Dr. Steffen Rex 🇧🇪
  • Dr. Xandra Schyns-van den Berg 🇳🇱
  • 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) – Dr. Desire Onwochei (UK)



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: Prof. Dr. Marc Van de Velde (Belgium)



Time Title Presenter
Tuesday (03.10.2023): 9:50 - 9:55 Anestetic Management in Elective Caesarean Delivery of a Patient with Treacher Collins Syndrome Juliana Barrera
Tuesday (03.10.2023) : 10:20 - 10:25 A Retrospective Clinical Audit on Post-Operative Analgesia Following Caesarean Section with Neuraxial Anaesthesia Annie Condren
Wednesday (04.10.2023): 10:20 - 10:25 Incidence and risk factor evaluation for postoperative nausea and vomiting in cesarean section under general anesthesia compared to the gynecologic surgery: A retrospective study Young Hyun Koo
Thursday (05.10.2023) 9:50 - 9:55 Maternal Satisfaction with Epidural Analgesia during Labour Livija Sakic
Thursday (05.10.2023) 10:20 - 10:25 Coronary Artery Vasospasm Following Intravenous Oxytocin Adaministration Adina Mesenschi


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

* 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.

The ESRA monothematic meetings welcomes poster presentations in any area related to obstetric anaesthesia including:

  1. Original research
  2. Audit and service evaluation
  3. Quality improvement (QI)
  4. Surveys of practice
  5. Case reports on interesting or unusual cases are welcomed.

Accepted posters will be given the opportunity present their work during the meeting. A prize for the best poster will be offered! Don’t miss this great opportunity to present your work in the friendly surroundings of the ESRA Monothematic meeting.

Submission rules

Accreditation Statement and Credit Designation

The 7th ESRA Sunny Autumn Meeting, Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal 02/10/2023 – 06/10/2023 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 16.0 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 https://edhub.ama-assn.org/pages/applictations.

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, 2 October 2023 2.0
Tuesday, 3 October 2023 3.5
Wednesday, 4 October 2023 3.5
Thursday, 5 October 2023 3.5
Friday, 6 October 2023 3.5

The EACCME® awards ECMEC®s on the basis of 0,5 ECMEC® for 30 minutes of CME with a maximum of 8 ECMEC®s per day. cf. Chapter XIII of UEMS 2023.07.


A feedback survey will be sent by email to all participants after the event.
Once this form completed, your certificate will be delivered after the deadline.


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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