Main Meeting: Thursday

7 am Registration and Breakfast in Foyer
   
8 am PS-01a RA-Acute Pain Parallel Session
Block Success: Needle and Injection Endpoints 
  Upper and Lower Limb Blocks: Plexus and Peripheral Nerve
  Truncal Blocks: Intermuscular Plane in Thorax and Abdomen
  Paravertebral and Neuraxial Blocks
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
  PS-01b Chronic Pain Parallel Session
Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia and Tolerance
  Basic Science Evidence and Mechanisms 
  Clinical Relevance
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
  PS-01c RA-Acute Pain Parallel Session
Pro/Con Debate: Regional vs. General Anesthesia
  Fractured Hip Surgery
  Breast Cancer Surgery
  Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
   
  PS-01d RA-Acute Pain Parallel Session
Pediatric Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management SIG Panel
  Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Guidelines and Consensus Statements
  Safety and Efficacy of Regional Anesthesia in Infants and Children
  Acute Pain Services in Children: ERAS
  Regional Anesthesia and Interventions for Pediatric Chronic Pain
and Palliative Care
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
9:45 am Break and Refreshments in Foyer
   
10:15 am PS-02a RA-Acute Pain Parallel Session
Block Safety: Neurologic Complications
  Upper and Lower Limb Blocks: Plexus and Peripheral Nerve -
Risk Factors, Etiology, Mechanisms
  Neuraxial Blocks: Low Back Pain / Spinal Stenosis
  Patients with Preexisting Neurologic Symptoms: Diabetes, MS, Chemotherapy
  Lessons Learned from Patient Registries / Databases
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
  PS-02b Chronic Pain Parallel Session
Transition of Acute to Chronic Pain
  Basic Science Evidence and Mechanisms 
  Clinical Challenges: Prevention and Treatment
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
  PS-02c RA-Acute Pain Parallel Session
Enhanced Recovery After Major Colorectal Surgery
  Principles and Preoperative Patient Optimization
  ERAS and the Surgical Goals (Surgical Techniques, Blood Loss,
DVT Prophylaxis, Drains)
  Specific Anesthesia and Analgesia Strategies (IV Fluid, Hypotension,
Temperature, Analgesia in General)
  Anesthesiology-Related Controversies in ERAS Pathways
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
  PS-02d RA-Acute Pain Parallel Session
Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound SIG Panel
  Lung Ultrasound to Evaluate Post Block Respiratory Distress
  Gastric Ultrasound and FAST for Abdominal Assessment
  Focused Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE) for Perioperative
Hemodynamic Assessment
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
12 pm Lunch on own
OR choose from 15 Problem-Based Learning Discussions
($90, includes lunch)
   
1:15 pm PS-03a RA-Acute Pain Parallel Session
Acute Pain Management
  Update on Multimodal Analgesia
  Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  Major Spine Surgery
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
  PS-03b Chronic Pain Parallel Session
Low Back Pain: Advances in Treatment
  Mechanisms of Discogenic, Facet, and  Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  Update on Interventional Treatment Strategies
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
  PS-03c RA-Acute Pain Parallel Session
Enhanced Recovery for Total Knee Arthroplasty: A 360° Roundtable Discussion
  The Surgeon’s Perspective
  The Anesthesiologist’s Perspective
  The Patient’s Perspective: The Good and the Bad
  Other Perspectives and Variables Influencing Outcomes 
   
  PS-03d Chronic Pain Parallel Session
3rd ASRA Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity (LAST) Practice Advisory
   Overview: Mechanisms of Lipid Resuscitation
  Clinical Presentation and Features
  Incidence, Registries, and Community Risk
  ASRA LAST Checklist and Conclusions
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
  PS-03e Chronic Pain Parallel Session
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  Current Understanding of Pathophysiology
  Interventional Treatments: Understanding the Evidence
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
3 pm Break and Refreshments in Foyer
   
3:30 pm Special Session
American Society of Anesthesiologists Presidential Address
  The ASA in 2018: At Home and Abroad
   
  PS-04b Chronic Pain Parallel Session
Regenerative Medicine Symposium: Sports Medicine/Injury
  Regenerative Medicine: Key Concepts and Regulatory Landscape
  Critical Appraisal of Techniques of Regenerative Medicine 
  Regenerative Medicine for Spine Pain
  Regenerative Medicine for Tendon and Joint Pain
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
  PS-04e Chronic Pain Parallel Session
Ultrasonography in Pain Medicine SIG Panel: Advances
in MSK Imaging and Interventions
  Using Ultrasound Imaging to Improve Technical Outcomes: Hip and Knee
  Advances in Ultrasound-Guided Musculoskeletal Procedures 
  Ultrasound-Guided Interventional Spine Procedures: Is It a Reality? 
  Video Presentation
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
4:15 pm Special Session: Gaston Labat Award Lecture
   
5 pm Special Event: Opening Ceremony
  Meeting Chair Welcome
  ASRA Presidential Address
  Sister Society Presidential Addresses
  European Society of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Therapy (ESRA)
  Latin American Society of Regional Anesthesia (LASRA)
  African Society of Regional Anesthesia (AFSRA)
  Asian and Oceanic Society of Regional Anesthesia (AOSRA)
   
5:45 pm Special Event: Wine and Bubbly Networking Reception
and Exhibit Hall Grand Opening