ESRA Workshops

26th R.A. Cadaver Workshops

​Date: 25- 26​​ May 2017

​Venue: Madrid, Spain

  • You will practice the regional anesthesia techniques with Thiel cadavers. The Thiel cadaver have a good flexibility, tissue elasticity, color, texture, ultrasound images, similar like a human model ideal to use for some regional anesthesia ultrasound guide training
  • More than 20 hours of intensive practice.
  • Thiel cadavers; one per group of work.  
  • Workshops will be 95% practical.
  • We use the Spin-up Learning System (Training method). The New approach for learning of the Ultrasound-Guided regional anesthesia techniques.
  • This is an innovative methodology of teaching that motivates students to do research and debate through the practice of regional anesthesia training in 360º
  • In our courses the students learn and practice ultrasound regional anesthesia, but they do not come to the course to see how others do it. All students go through the work stations on several occasions; having the opportunity to build their pyramidal knowledge, correct their errors, bring up their concerns. We have a continuous feedback, and our professors teach one by one. In our course we expect the best professors in Spain.
  • Lectures: We use lecture only when it is necessary. Students prefer more practical workshop than theory lectures.
  • Authorization to take photos. As part of our internal police, all participants in courses organized by UltraDissection Group can take photos or ask the course organizers to take the photos they'd like. We ask, however, that in public or professional use, they provide full credit to our work: date, course name, and location (Autonomous University of Madrid). We think t​hat this possibility is unique for the participants since it allows them to use the photos in their research and in published articles. 


Universidad Autónoma de Madrid: Facultad de Medicina
Ninguna reseña · Facultad de medicina Calle Arzobispo Morcillo, 4 · 914 97 54 86​
To see the address on the map,​ click here.


Entrance for the course by, Instituto de Ciencias Biomédicas Arturo Duperier street, s/n
Metro Line 10 (color blue), Metro station Begoña
Bus lines; 67, 125, 132,134 y 135


​​​The Congress Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.


Travel agencies:​

B​elow are a list of hotels within a distance of 5-15 minutes from the Venue
Eurostar Madrid Tower Hotel 
Hotel Via Castellana
Hotel TRYP Madrid Chamartin​
​G.S.M. Hoteles
​Hotel 4C Puerta Europa
​​To discover Madrid, click here

Registrations to this workshop is by email only. Please download the Registration form available here, fill it in and choose your payment option.

Please send the filled form by email to

For information by phone please call +34656750589


Full Participant – ESRA member (early fee, until 29 January 2017)   EUR 625                                               
Full Participant – ESRA member (late fee, after 29 January 2017)     EUR 725                                            
Full Participant – Non-member (early fee, until 29 January 2017)     EUR 725                                                
Full Participant – Non-member (late fee, after 29 January 2017)     EUR 835

ESRA Trainee/Resident (for ESRA members only, you can purchase an ESRA membership Trainees

Category for EUR 35 on the ESRA website  (Until 29 Jan) EUR 515
ESRA Trainee/Resident (late fee, after 29 January 2017) EUR 595          



Both Workshops - Full Participant – ESRA member (early fee, until 29 January 2017) EUR 975
Both Workshops - Full Participant – ESRA member (late fee, after 29 January 2017) EUR 1.125
Both Workshops - Full Participant – Non-member (early fee, until 29 January 2017) EUR 1.025                                                                     
Both Workshops - Full Participant – Non-member (late fee, after 29 January 2017) EUR 1.185

Last updated November 18, 2017


Friday, February 23, 2018


7.30-8.30                  Registration


08.30                        Welcome


                                 P. Kessler, Chair ESRA Innsbruck Workshops

                                 E. Brenner, Chair Division of Clinical and Functional Anatomy, MUI

                                 B. Moriggl, Vice Chair Division of Clinical and Functional Anatomy, MUI                   



Session 1                  Upper Extremity Blocks
8.45 – 10.15             Chair:     P. Kessler        


                                 Anatomy of brachial plexus                                     

                                 B. Moriggl, AUT


                                 Nerve blocks above the clavicule

                                 P. Merjavi, UK


                                 Nerve blocks below the clavicule

                                 O.Y. Cok, TUR


                                 Organising remarks

                                 L. Kirchmair, AUT                                              



10.15 – 10.45           Coffee Break



Workshop I              Upper extremity blocks

10.45 - 12.30            Ultrasonography for peripheral nerve blocks



12.30 - 13.30            Lunch Break



Session 2                  Lower Extremity Blocks                        

13.30 - 15.00            Chair: A. Borgeat


                                 Anatomy of the lumbo-sacral plexus

                                 B. Moriggl, AUT


                                 Nerve blocks of the lumbar plexus

                                 P. Kessler, GER


                                 Nerve blocks of the sacral plexus

P. Merjavi, UK                                    


15.00. - 15.30           Coffee Break



Workshop 2             Lower extremity blocks

15.30. - 17.00           Ultrasonography for peripheral nerve blocks



20.00 - 23.00            Congress Dinner at Europa Tyrol Hotel



Saturday, February 24, 2018



Session 3                  Thoraco-abdominal nerve blocks

08.15 - 10.00            Chair: L. Kirchmair


                                 Anatomy for thoraco-abdominal nerve blocks

                                 B. Moriggl, AUT


                                 Thoracic wall blocks

                                 L. Kirchmair, AUT


                                 Abdominal wall blocks

                                 P. Kessler, GER



10.00 – 10.30           Coffee Break



Workshop 3             Thoraco-abdominal wall blocks

10.30 - 11.00            Ultrasonography for peripheral nerve blocks



12.00. - 13.00           Lunch Break



Session 4                  Practice of nerve blocks

13.00 - 15.00            Chair: L. Kirchmair, AUT


                                 Toxicity of local anaesthetics

                                 A. Borgeat, CH


                                 Role of PNB in postoperative pain management          

                                 M. Maurer, AUT                                                                        


Landmarks and ultrasonography for peripheral nerve blocks on live models

Demonstrations and discussion with faculties



15.00 - 15.30            Coffee Break



Workshop 4             Mixed blocks

15.30 –                     Ultrasonography for peripheral nerve blocks

open end



To view the faculty, please click here


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  • Championing best ​practice in CME/CPD
  • Maintaining and improving standards
  • Mentoring and educating
  • Working in collaboration with critical stakeholders

Membership in the Good CME Practice Group illustrates the Kenes commitment to high standards and knowledgeable partnership with its clients in the design and delivery of educationally strong, independent, transparent, effective and financially viable medical events.​


After participating in this educational event, learners should be able to:

  • Address individual needs in compliance with their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) plan.

  • Examine basic echoanatomy related with the performance of ultrasound guide-blocks regarding regional anesthesia. - Discuss clinical evidence regarding new and evolving treatments for the acute pain treatment.

  • Demonstrate basic, middle and advanced regional ultrasound-guide techniques.

  • Upper and lower limbs, thoracic, abdominal and neuroaxial blocks.

  • Evaluate different approaches and the practice of anatomy and echonatomy integration.

  • Examine anatomic landmarks on predisected corpses.

  • Identify anatomic and sonographic landmarks of standard approaches for clinically common performed nerve blocks.

  • Demonstrate skill with needle insertion.

  • Describe common clinical problems in acute pain and current recommendations for the evaluation and management of these pain conditions.

  • Solve questions that are addressed to increase knowledge of ultrasound guide techniques use in acute pain treatment.



With a current membership of over 2700 throughout Europe, the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy was founded in 1980 to further knowledge healthcare professionals interested in regional Anaesthesia in Europe. The target audience is clinical practitioners and residents/research fellows that are practicing anaesthesiology and pain management: emergency, intensive care, surgeries and pain and reanimation units.



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

The 26th ESRA Regional Anaesthesia Cadaver Workshop 2017 is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS):

The 26th ESRA Regional Anaesthesia Cadaver Workshop 2017 is designated for a maximum of, or up to, 12 European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.  

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:​. ​​​​​


Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.



Maximum Credits

Thursday, May 25, 2017


Friday, May 26, 2017


Total Credits:





The CME/CPD certificate will be available after completing the online evaluation and credit claiming procedure. The process takes about 5 minutes. We thank you for your feedback as it is an important part of CME/CPD accreditation and helps improve future educational offerings.

Before June 22, 2017:

1. Access the online system via any of the following
              - Visit the following link
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              - Visit the CME/CPD Accreditation page on the event website
              - Follow the link in the email sent at the end of the event

2. Complete the anonymous online evaluation
3. Complete the credit claim form and submit
4. The CME/CPD certificate will be available for download; fill-in and retain for your personal records

Kindly note that the 26th ESRA Cadaver Workshop online evaluation will be active on the last day of the meeting. You will then be able to access it and claim your CME/CPD certificate.



In accordance with CME/CPD accreditation criteria and standards for commercial support to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor, those in control of the educational content must disclose potential or actual conflicts of interest. Disclosure information is evaluated and conflicts of interest resolved. Disclosure is made to participants prior to the activity. Participants will be asked on the evaluation to assess the objectivity and independence of the event.

  • Disclosure information will be available here at least one week prior to the event.

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