ESRA Instructor Course - ESRA
Browse all Events

ESRA Instructor Course

Fully Booked


“Optimising learner experience by facilitating trainer development”




Date: Monday, 8 April 2019

Place: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


The best course for learning teaching skills and instruction techniques in a great environment! It is a unique opportunity to focus on “how” to teach in the first place instead of “what” is taught.

Click here to see why you should attend this course!

Instructors in the field of Regional Anaesthesia (RA) are supported and encouraged by ESRA. Education in RA is part of the ESRA’s main goal of establishing Comfortable Care Everywhere.

This course provides additional educational knowledge, teaching skills and instruction techniques to instructors. ESRA offers the opportunity to develop your educational values in Regional Anaesthesia.


Required qualifications of an RA instructor are defined by ESRA:

  1. The RA instructor is a professional with expert knowledge and proficiency in RA.
  2. The RA instructor knows and is able to apply basic didactical skills during instructions.


Learning Objectives


This course aims to develop teaching skills of regional anaesthesia instructors. Regional anaesthesia techniques; indications, performance of specific blocks are not primary focus of this course. It is understood that attendees master these techniques on a high level by meeting enrolment criteria to the course.


At the end of this course attendees will have gained a detailed understanding of adult learning styles, teaching styles, the role of the instructor and methods of delivering feedback within the context of regional anaesthesia and pain medicine.


Having completed this course the participant will develop as a proficient instructor with the following characteristics:

  • facilitate development of procedural skills relevant to regional anaesthesia and pain medicine in a safe and comfortable environment;
  • recognise, understand and adapt to the learners needs;
  • assess performance and provide feedback in a constructive and non-confrontational manner;
  • facilitate deliberate practice and encourage self-learning and reflection.


We look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam. This course has a limited number of places (max 25 places) and in previous years it was rapidly sold out!

Course Venue


DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station

Oosterdoksstraat 4, 1011 DK Amsterdam




The course is limited to 25 participants. Registrations are accepted on a first come first served basis.


Target group

This course was specially developed for anaesthesiologists with national and/or international instruction experience in teaching of regional anaesthesia and pain medicine.


Course candidate selection

Selection criteria are:

  • Specialist anaesthetist registered with their respective national body;
  • Active teaching role in regional anaesthesia and/or pain medicine;
  • ESRA membership

The course is now fully booked. If you are interested in being on the waiting-list please send an email with your details to


Participants need to be ESRA members 2019.

To join ESRA or renew your membership for 2019, click here


The registration fees are 500 EUR and include the course, 2 coffee breaks, 1 lunch and a drink & bite the evening before the course to meet the faculty and the other participants.


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 No: BE62 7340 3078 3361

  • 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 Socity account on time.


All cancellations must be electronically mailed to

Refund of registration fee will be as follows:

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

  • Cancellations received up and including 7 March 2019 – full refund
  • Cancellations received between 8 and 31 March 2019 – 50% refund
  • As of 1  April 2019 – no refund will be made


ESRA Office

Tel: +41 22 510 56 10 I Fax: +41 22 510 56 14

E: I W:

Preliminary Programme

ESRA Instructor Course

Monday, 8 April 2019



08:00-08:30                     Welcome, introduction and getting to know you                                      


08:30-09:00                     Education to adults: the adult learner and the instructor                       


09:00-10:00                    How to deliver Feedback                                                                                                


10:00-10:30                     Coffee Break


10:30-12:20                     Giving a lecture session #


12:20-12:30                     And now something totally different …


12:30-13:30                     Lunch                                                       


13:30-15:30                     Considerations in teaching procedural skills ***                         


15:30-16:00                     Tea Break


16:00-16:45                     Difficult scenario’s in teaching and assessment


16:45-17:00                     summary, closing words


Additional remarks


# Before the course, all participants will prepare a lecture of 5- 8 minutes about a favourite (non-medical) topic. Key is the how of an interactive presentation, the content is not important. Peer derived feedback will be provided by fellow participants.


***Participants will be asked to prepare and deliver a skill session to teach a skill during nerve block performance. US machines and NS-stimulators are available. By turn next topics are taught by the participants in their group. After each turn feedback will be delivered by peers.

  • Interscalene block
  • Fore-arm block
  • Ancle block
  • Practice on TOFU –block
  • How to use a nerve stimulator
Professional title/degree First name Last name Organization Position City Country
MD Clara Lobo Uni. Hosp. Consultant Porto Portugal
MB MSc MD Brian D. O’Donnell Uni. Hosp. Consultant Cork Ireland
MD PhD Geert Jan Van Geffen UMC Nijmegen Consultant Nijmegen The Netherlands
MD PhD Jessica Wegener Sint Maartenskliniek Consultant Nijmegen The Netherlands



European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (UEMS/EACCME)

The 4th ESRA Instructor Course, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 08/04/2019 has been
accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with
6 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit
that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS):

American Medical Association (AMA)
Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at .

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits 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. For more information, visit:

EACCME® credits
Each participant can only receive the number of credits he/she is entitled to according to his/her actual participation at the event once he/she has completed the feedback form. Cf. criteria 9 and 23 of UEMS 2016.20.

08.04.2019 – 6.00
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.

ESRA Members

ESRA Instructor Course


Join ESRA today and reach out a community of over 8000 members and access a vast range of exclusive benefits.