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DATE: 7th – 11th October 2024
PLACE: Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal


  • Monday, 7th October 2024 | 16:30 – 19:00, followed by Welcome Reception
  • Tuesday 8th October 2024 | 16:00 – 20:00, followed by Dinner
  • Wednesday – Friday , 9th – 11th October 2024 | 8:15 – 12:15, followed by Lunch


  • Monday, 7th October 2024 | 15:30 – 21:00
  • Tuesday 8th October 2024 | 15:45 – 20:00
  • Wednesday – Friday, 9th – 11th October 2024 | 8:00 – 12:30



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


Improved perioperative outcomes – the role of anaesthetic care

Get ready for an exhilarating journey at the Monothematic ESRA Conference!
Our 2024 meeting is not your typical gathering—it’s a dynamic fusion of cutting-edge science and top-notch leisure, promising an authoritative and all-encompassing update on the latest trends in anaesthesia. This year’s spotlight is on ‘Improved perioperative outcomes – the role of anaesthetic care.’ The conference consists of 5 days of lectures covering the most critical developments in this area with a strong theme of quality improvement. The innovative programme incorporates lectures from experts in the field with plenty of time allocated for discussion. There is ample time to enjoy the facilities of the resort hotel in Quinta do Lago and the charms of the beautiful surroundings. The outstanding faculty will provide a broad-ranging review of current issues in anaesthesia and perioperative outcomes.
Don’t miss out on this unique educational experience—join us in the beautiful Algarve! We eagerly anticipate your presence at the 2024 Monothematic ESRA Conference for an unforgettable blend of learning and leisure. See you there!

  • Prof. Dr. Kariem El-Boghdadly 🇬🇧
  • Dr. Peter Merjavy 🇬🇧
  • Prof. Dr. Patricia Lavand’homme 🇧🇪
  • Dr. Eva Roofthooft 🇧🇪
  • Prof. Dr. Alan Macfarlane 🇬🇧

8th ESRA Sunny Autumn Monothematic Meeting

 Improved perioperative outcomes – the role of anaesthetic care
Algarve, Portugal, October 7-11, 2024

Monday, 07 October 2024




Postoperative pain and patient outcomes ⬇️

Chairs: Narinder Rawal & Marc Van de Velde


Welcome reception

Tuesday, 08 October 2024


Innovations and controversies in perioperative pain management 🔽

Chairs: Peter Merjavy & Narinder Rawal



Wednesday, 09 October 2024


Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) 🔽

Chairs: Eva Roofthooft & Marc Van de Velde



Thursday, 10 October 2024


Prevention and management of adverse events in perioperative care 🔽

Chairs: Nuala Lucas & Patricia Lavand’homme



Friday, 11 October 2024


Regional Anaesthesia - current issues 🔽

Chairs: Narinder Rawal & Marc Van de Velde


Lunch and end of meeting

Registrations are open


  • Non-member – 995 Euros*
  • ESRA Member – 895 Euros*
  • ESRA Trainee Member (Students/Fellows/Nurses) 695 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.
  • Unpaid registrations will be cancelled after 30 days or by September 8th, 2024; whichever is sooner.


All cancellations must be electronically mailed to office@esraeurope.org
Refund of registration fee will be as follows:

  • Cancellations received until and including June 30th, 2024 – full refund
  • Cancellations received between July 1st to September 8th, 2024 – 50% will be refunded
  • As of September 9th – 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, enhanced recovery after surgery, postoperative pain management, and peri-operative medicine, 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

A room block is reserved at the hotel venue Conrad Algarve in Quinta do Lago with exclusive rates for the participants of the 8th Sunny Autumn Meeting.

Application in process


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!

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