38th Annual ESRA Congress

Wed 11 September 2019 to Sat 14 September 2019, The Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall, Bilbao, Spain

"Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of ESRA and the Organising Committee, we invite you to join us in Bilbao for the 38th Annual ESRA Congress – State of the Art Safety Standards in Regional Anaesthesia.

The Scientific Committee is developing a programme with topics covering all the fields of interest in the application of regional anaesthesia/analgesia alone or in multimodal approaches. Acute and chronic pain management topics of special interest for anaesthesiologists will also be included.

The type of sessions will be refresher course lectures, networking sessions, pro/con debates, panel discussions, luncheon sessions, special workshops including cadaver workshops, and of course free paper and E-Posters. Residents are invited to submit their papers for inclusion in the ESRA Resident Best Free Paper and the ESRA Best Abstract Award competitions.

ESRA 2019 will also give us the time and opportunities for networking. While enjoying our outstanding scientific programme, ESRA’s Annual Congress is the place to network with your peers, meet old friends and make new ones. This year’s programme features several networking opportunities and occasions."

The European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy was founded in 1980 to further regional anaesthesia in Europe. The first congress was held in Edinburgh in 1982 and since that year the society has gone from strength to strength, with a current membership of over 3,700 throughout Europe.

The society is still growing and has now established a strong track record with over 30 annual Congresses. The scientific standard at the annual ESRA Congress is now recognised as one of the best in Europe, and as a result carries a high rating with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, who now assigns credit hours to all ESRA Congresses. The annual Congress has taken place in a different European city each year, with Prague hosting the first year in a Central European city, in 1995.

Barna. British Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses Association