2019 RA-Acute Pain Meeting

April 11-13, 2019
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

Dr. Raj Gupta welcomes you to #ASRASPRING19!

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Offering three days of the latest updates on regional anesthesia and acute pain, with many of the world’s leading experts serving on our faculty. Sessions will include live model hands-on workshops; highly interactive sessions, such as problem-based learning discussions, ask the expert interactive sessions, and audience-submitted content; a busy exhibit hall with ePoster viewing and the latest innovations from our industry supporters; and many unique, educational, and fun networking events including our Excellence in ASRA Awards Luncheon and a Saturday night celebration at the Omni Nightclub in the always exciting city of Las Vegas.

General Highlights

The Spring 2019 meeting in fabulous Las Vegas is going to be exciting and incredibly fun. We have a dynamic group of faculty including many of the experts in regional anesthesia and pain medicine along with a host of fresh faces that will be the leaders in the next decade. ASRA is focused on the topics of the future and giving its attendees a meeting full of new ideas and principles for their practice. Highlights include:

  • Understanding and Fixing the Opioid Epidemic
    U. S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, MD, has been invited to join us for an insightful conversation about understanding and fixing the opioid epidemic. Bending the curve in the opioid epidemic is critical to modern healthcare. We have multiple sessions on understanding this problem, using alternatives to opioids, the impact of regional anesthesia to reducing opioids, and deciding in developing solutions.
  • Practice Management Portfolio (PMP) and Certificate of Attendance
    How to manage your practice or establish a new acute pain service while maximizing reimbursement. A broad experience of lectures, PBLDs, and interactive sessions with expert faculty that will be useful for academic and private practice physicians.
  • Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS)
    PoCUS is in high demand right now. We have incorporated lectures and workshops for attendees wanting a deep experience in PoCUS as well as introductory sessions for those new to the topic.
  • Comprehensive Workshops
    In-depth, clinically-focused workshops with low attendee-to-faculty ratios covering a variety of peripheral blocks for the upper and lower extremities as well as truncal procedures.
  • More Workshops on New and Advanced Blocks
    PECs and serratus plane blocks,erector spinae, iPACK blocks, transverse oblique lumbar plexus and quadratum lumbarum blocks, and adductor canal blocks.
  • Innovative topics on social media and the modern learner, interdisciplinary sessions with surgeons, engaging experiences learning from a patient’s point of view, and expert Q&A sessions on success in research
  • Multidisciplinary Experiences in Pediatric Regional, Obstetric Regional, Ambulatory Surgery, and Chronic Pain

 Acute Pain Medicine Session Highlights

  • Cannabinoid, ketamine, and novel opioid pharmacotherapy
  • Acute pain management and ERAS strategies from around the world
  • Percutaneous open coil stimulation and cryoanalgesia
  • Regional anesthesia and pain management for outpatient total joints
  • Phenotyping and genetic testing for opioid management
  • Using mobile technology and wearables to enhance acute pain management

 Regional Anesthesia Technical Highlights

  • World expert faculty for lectures and workshops
  • A unique PoCUS experience 
  • Open-ended Master Classes with the best faculty for those already proficient with regional anesthesia

 Networking Opportunities

  • Wine and bubbly networking reception
  • Saturday celebration at Las Vegas’s hottest night club - OMNIA
  • Expansive exhibit hall located in the center of the lecture and workshop activity
  • First-time attendee? You can sign up to have a "meeting mentor" who will connect with you onsite and show you the ropes. Learn more.