Mitigating for Nerve Injury During Regional Anesthesia (non-CME)


Free Webinar Supported by Industry   Presented by Medovate Limited


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This webinar will explore nerve injury and strategies to mitigate for peripheral nerve injury in the context of regional anesthesia (RA), including an innovative new technology. Topics to be discussed include: nerve anatomy, the mechanisms of nerve injury, injection techniques, and ultrasound and mitigating for nerve injury. Leading specialists from the United States and Europe will share their clinical perspectives and experiences on this highly relevant topic for any regional anesthesia professional.



Dr. Nabil Elkassabany

Nabil Elkassabany, MD, MSCE, is an associate professor in the department of anesthesiology and critical care at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He is the director of the sections of Regional and Orthopedic Anesthesiology and he is also the director of the regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine fellowship. His research interest focuses on improving patients’ outcomes after regional anesthesia. He currently chairs the industry relation, and communication committees and he is a member of the board of directors of ASRA.


Dr. Morne Wolmarans

Morné Wolmarans, MBChB, FFRCA, EDRA, has been a consultant anesthesiologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in the United Kingdom for 17 years. Starting medical practice in Cape Town, South Africa, he then moved to London and finished specializing in anesthesia and intensive care medicine in Cambridge. Dr. Wolmarans developed a special interest in ultrasound regional anesthesia (RA) in 2000. He regularly lectures at international conferences, organizes workshops, and has established ultrasound courses nationally and internationally. Dr. Wolmarans has been actively involved with the RA-UK board for the last 10 years. He is a past-president for Regional Anaesthesia United Kingdom (RA-UK), an ESRA Board member, vice chairman of the EDRA Board, an examiner for the EDRA diploma, and external examiner for the University of East Anglia Masters Programme in Regional Anaesthesia. His special interests are education in ultrasound RA, RA non-technical skills (RANTS), vascular anesthesia, golf, and fine wine.


Dr. Clara Lobo

Clara Alexandra Lobo, MD, is an anesthesiology consultant currently working at Hospital das Forças Armadas – Pólo Porto in Portugal. She was also an invited professor at the Departamento de Anatomia Normal at Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar (ICBAS) at Porto University. She is a past president of Clube de Anestesia Regional (CAR/ESRA Portugal), the Portuguese anesthesiology society dedicated to regional anesthesia and pain medicine with over 1,300 associates. From September 2016 to 2019, she served on the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy (ESRA) and the European Diploma of Regional Anaesthesia (EDRA) board of directors. Since September 2019, she has served as the ESRA Secretary General. Dr. Lobo is on the organizing committee of the ESRA trainees workshop in Porto, the ESRA Instructors Course in Amsterdam, and is an editor of ESRA Updates. She has authored and co-authored several published papers and book chapters nationally and internationally. In her spare time, she loves reading, traveling, visiting the cinema, and listening to music.


Dr. Douglas Jaffe

J. Douglas Jaffe, DO, is a board-certified anesthesiologist with Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, NC. He attended the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine where he earned his doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Jaffe is also an associate professor of anesthesiology at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. His subspecialty interests include acute pain medicine, regional anesthesia and analgesia, and trauma anesthesia.


ASRA provides companies the opportunity to share educational webinar content (no CME) with interested members and customers. The program was independently produced, not subject to review by ASRA, and is not part of the scientific/educational program offered by ASRA.