Regional Anesthesia Conferences

What are they for?

To put it simply, regional anesthesia conferences are a significant event, not only for anesthesiologists, but for professionals in the field of medicine and science. More than a handful of these conferences are held annually, one of them is organized by The European Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Therapy (ESRA).

ESRA Congress 2012

Every year since ESRA held its first congress in Edinburg in 1982, anesthesiologists, physicians, clinicians and scientists in various specialties gather in a pre-determined European city to explore the latest updates on regional anesthesia. In addition to the highly practical scientific programme that the ESRA conferences offer, it also provides the attendees an opportunity to expand their network and share their knowledge in the industry.

The programme

This year’s conferences offer a comprehensive scientific programme and, as seen in the official 31st Annual ESRA Congress 2012’s website, interactive. This allows attendees to build their own itinerary that they can sync with their Outlook Calendar. The programme is filled with talks by a host of notable speakers from different cities in Europe as well as from the USA. Some of the confirmed speakers as of June 2012 are:

  • Jose A. Aguirre, Switzerland
  • Xavier Capdevila, France
  • Paul Kessler, Germany
  • Arvi Yli-Hankala, Finland
  • Santhanam Suresh, USA
  • Maria Pia Rainaldi, Italy
  • Steven Renes, The Netherlands
  • Nicholas B. Scott, The United Kingdom
  • Athina Vadalouca, Greece
  • Patrick Van Houwe, Belgium

When and where

This year’s ESRA Congress will be held on September 5th through 8th in Bordeaux, France. Bordeaux is an idyllic port city on the Garonne River in the Gironde department in southwestern part of the country. Known primarily for its wines, anesthesiologists, physicians, clinicians, scientists and all the other participants are sure to raise their glass numerous times in between conferences. In addition to the best wines in the world, Bordeaux is popular among travelers because of its quaint cafes, gardens and museums.

Be a part of the conferences

Interested attendees are required to register online for pay fees by credit card or bank transfer from June 14th through August 21st 2012. Members of ESRA and other accredited regional anesthesia societies are able to register with reduced rates. The basic fees are as follows:

ESRA/ASRA/LASRA Members – €700

Full Participant Non-Members – €760

Resident/Trainee – €435

Those who wish to attend the conferences and miss the registration dates are able to do so onsite during the days of the event. Additional optional sessions such as Hands On Ultrasound, Cadaver Workshops and Gala Dinner are also available for attendees to participate on with fees that ranges from €15 to €30.

The 31st Annual ESRA Congress is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

Be a part of this year’s ESRA Congress 2012 regional anesthesia conference in Bordeaux, France to learn all about the latest trends and discoveries in the industry.