ESRA Workshops

Date: Friday, 1 June 2018

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ESRA wishes to support and encourage Instructors in the field of Regional Anesthesia (RA) by providing additional educational knowledge, teaching skills and instruction techniques.

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.

Passing the EDRA (European Diploma in Regional Anaesthesia & Acute Pain Management) diploma parts I and II successfully demonstrates the expert knowledge of an RA instructor. However, being an expert in RA and having passed EDRA does not automatically result in great teaching skills. Therefore, this course focuses on "how" to teach in the first place instead of "what" is taught.

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.

Course Venue

DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station
Oosterdoksstraat 4, 1011 DK Amsterdam.
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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

Participants need to be ESRA members 2018.

To join ESRA or renew your membership for 2018, click here.

Click here to download the registration form.

Once filled, please send the registration form by email to

Course fees

The registration fees are 500 EUR and include the course, 2 coffee breaks, 1 lunch and a drink & bite after the course.


Please contact the ESRA office by email or by telephone +41 22 510 56 10 for any questions.

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