On behalf of the board of directors of ESRA
and members of the Organising Committee we invite you to join us in Seville for
the 33rd Annual ESRA Congress - State of the Art Safety Standards in
Since its foundation in 1980, ESRA has
sought to associate and affiliate into one organization all anaesthesiologists,
physicians and scientists who are engaged in, or interested in, the techniques
of regional anaesthesia for surgery, obstetrics, paediatrics and pain
As in previous years, the focus of the scientific
programme will be on state of the art presentations in our field as well as new
insights into basic science, clinical research and therapeutic interventions.
We are creating a scientific programme in which the interaction between speakers
and audience is to be continuous and the basic aim for the scientific programme.
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 assign credit hours to all ESRA
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 approach. Acute and chronic pain
management topics of special interest for anaesthesiologists will also be
included as an important part of the programme.
The type of sessions will be refresher course lectures,
symposia, pro/con debates, panel discussions, luncheon sessions, special
workshops including cadaver workshops, and of course free paper and poster
presentations. Residents are invited to submitt their papers for inclusion in
the ESRA Resident Best Free Paper and the ESRA Best
Poster Award competitions.
For those participants who successfully completed the first
part (written exam) of the ESRA Diploma in Glasgow, 2013, the second part
(practical) will take place during the Seville Congress along with the written
exam for those who wish to register for the Certified ESRA Diploma on
We very much expect you to enjoy this exciting anaesthesia
congress set in Seville!
Marc Van de
President of ESRA