Program

 Preliminary Program   Schedule at a Glance

Please note: The program is still being developed and subject to change.

Main Meeting 3-Day Comprehensive Program

  • 5 parallel session tracks on key topics, from refresher topics to cutting-edge science and treatments
  • 5 tracks of regional anesthesia and chronic pain workshops daily
  • 3 tracks of moderated ePosters sessions
  • World-renowned expert faculty eager to share their practical experience
  • Meeting app and downloadable presentations
  • Daily breakfast and breaks
  • Exhibit hall access with company booths, ASRA chat room, and internet café
  • Special events including an opening networking reception and closing Saturday celebration
  • ABA MOCA 2.0 patient safety credits 


Tailor Your Education with Specialized Sessions

  • Problem-based learning discussions (PBLD)
  • Practical hands-on workshops: fluoroscopy, ultrasound, live model, and cadaver (physicians only)
  • Special interactive sessions on stress management, catheter management, “green” anesthesia, and more
  • Resident and fellow workshops and Meet and Greet
  • PA/NP/Nursing program and Meet and Greet 


Wednesday Pre-Congress Special Sessions

  • Pain fellow scholarships for the Advanced Neuromodulation Comprehensive Hands-On Workshop
  • ASRA’s Pain and MSK Interventional Ultrasound Certificate exam
  • European Diploma in Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Management (EDRA) Part 1 exam
  • Half-day special session workshops on Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound 


Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Highlights

  • Pro/con debate on regional vs. general anesthesia and regional anesthesia controversies
  • Block safety strategies to prevent neurologic complications
  • Tips for experts by experts for peripheral nerve, truncal, and neuraxial blocks
  • Procedure-specific acute pain treatment recommendations and management of difficult pain patients
  • Regional anesthesiologist’s role in fast-track colorectal and joint replacement surgery
  • Regional anesthesia-related complications and medico-legal issues
  • New cadaver hands-on workshop for needling and catheter insertion and cadaver anatomical workshop
  • NYSORA 3D anatomy and lower abdominal and extremity blocks half-day workshop


 Chronic Pain Highlights

  • Advanced ultrasonographic MSK imaging and interventions for pain medicine
  • Recent advances in regenerative medicine related to sports medicine and injury
  • Making neuromodulation therapy work for basic and advanced practitioners
  • Dealing with the opioid epidemic; global perspective on the appropriate use of chronic opioids
  • Pro/con debate on chronic pain management controversies
  • Marijuana and cannabinoids in chronic pain management