Main Meeting: Friday

7:30 am Getting Started: Breakfast, Exhibition, ePosters,
ASRA Chat Room, Internet Café
   
8 am PS-05a RA-Acute Pain Parallel Session
How I Do It: Tips for Experts by Experts for Peripheral Nerve
and Intermuscular Plane Blocks
Video-guided session
  Interactive and Multimedia Session: Challenges, Pearls, Cases, and Videos
   
  PS-05b Chronic Pain Parallel Session
Neuromodulation SIG Panel: Making Neuromodulation Therapy Work
  Improving Patient Safety - Best Practices & The Neuromodulation
Appropriateness Committee Recommendations
  Awake vs. Asleep Placement of Spinal Cord Stimulators
  Genomics and Spinal Cord Stimulation
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
  PS-05c RA-Acute Pain Parallel Session
Best Practice for Neuraxial Anesthesia and Analgesia
  Outpatient Spinal Anesthesia: Chloroprocaine, Ropivacaine, Prilocaine
  Continuous Spinal Anesthesia
  Challenging Spine: Scoliosis, Instrumentation, Spinal Stenosis
  What’s New with Thoracic Epidural Analgesia
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
  PS-05d RA-Acute Pain Parallel Session
Outpatient / Fast-Track Joint Replacement Surgery:
Expert Panel Discussion
  Patient Selection/ Preparation, Advances in Surgical Techniques,
Anesthesiologist's Role Beyond Pain Management, Financial Considerations,
Short and Long Term Outcome Goals, etc.
   
  PS-05e Chronic Pain Parallel Session
Member Submitted Panel: Challenging Centralized Pain Syndromes -
Where Are We in 2018?
  Influence of History of Abuse, Trauma, and Stress on Development and
Maintenance of Centralized Pain
  Overview of Centralized Pain: Phenotypic and Physiologic Characteristics
  Centralized Pain Syndrome and Interventional Outcomes
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
9:30 am Break in Exhibit Hall 
Refreshments, Exhibition, ePosters, ASRA Chat Room, Internet Café
   
10:15 am PS-06a RA-Acute Pain Parallel Session
How I Do It: Tips for Experts by Experts for Paravertebral
and Neuraxial Blocks
Video-guided session
  Interactive and Multimedia Session: Challenges, Pearls, Cases, and Videos
   
  PS-06b Chronic Pain Parallel Session
Neuropathic Pain
  Basic Science, Neuronal and Immunological Mechanisms 
  Clinical Treatment Updates
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
  PS-06c RA-Acute Pain Parallel Session
Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) and the Evolution
of Perioperative Medicine Worldwide
  Current State of PSH: the U.S. Perspective
  The Value of Pain Medicine for PSH
  Training Anesthesiologists to be Perioperative Physicians
  Perioperative Medicine & Surgical Outcome: The UK Experience
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
 

PS-06e Chronic Pain Parallel Session
Intrathecal Therapy Panel

  New Strategies for Improvement in Outcomes and Sustainability: PACC 2017
  Outcomes in Intrathecal Treatment for Chronic Noncancer Pain
  Management and Mechanism of Pump Failures
  CSF Dynamics and Clinical Implications for Intrathecal Drug Delivery
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
11:45 am Lunch on own
   
1:15 pm PS-07a RA-Acute Pain Parallel Session
Pharmacology Update: Local Anesthetic and Adjuncts
  Liposomal Bupivacaine 
  Neosaxitoxin
  Steroid for Peripheral Nerve Block
  Alpha 2 Agonists for Peripheral Nerve Block
  Adjuncts for Neuraxial Blocks Beyond Opioids
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
  PS-07b Chronic Pain Parallel Session
The Opioid Epidemic: Global Perspective on the Appropriate Use
of Chronic Opioids
  Paradigm Shift: Chronic Opioid Management in the USA
  Have Published Guidelines Influenced Opioid Prescribing Patterns
and Improved Outcomes? 
  Past, Present, and Future State of Opioids in Europe
  Opioid Utilization in Developing Countries: Working Towards
a Balanced Approach
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
  PS-07c RA-Acute Pain Parallel Session
Pro/Con Debate: Regional Anesthesia vs. General Anesthesia
Outcome Controversies
  Cancer Recurrence 
  Postoperative Analgesia for Total Hip Arthroplasty
  Transition from Acute to Chronic Pain
   
  PS-07e RA-Acute Pain Parallel Session
Education in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain:
International Perspectives
  Competency Based Curriculum and Assessment
  ESRA Diploma Experience
  Global Perspective Authentic Assessment of Procedural Skills for PNBs
  Social Media in Education
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
2:45 pm Break in Exhibit Hall 
Refreshments, Exhibition, ePosters, ASRA Chat Room, Internet Café
   
3:30 pm PS-08a RA-Acute Pain Parallel Session
Pharmacology Update: Hemostasis Altering Drugs
and Regional Anesthesia Safety
  New Anticoagulants
  New Antiplatelet Drugs
  Anticoagulation Guidelines in the Parturients
  ASRA / ESRA Anticoagulation Practice Guidelines: An Update
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
  PS-08b Chronic Pain Parallel Session
Pro/Con Debate: Chronic Pain Management Controversies
  Have the Recent Opioid Pain Guidelines Improved Care or Reduced Access?
  Has Ultrasound Made Chronic Pain Interventions More Effective and Safer?
  Neuromodulation and Phantom Limb Pain: A Viable Option?
   
  PS-08c RA-Acute Pain Parallel Session
Pro/Con Debate: Regional Analgesia Controversies
  Long Acting Local Anesthetic vs. Continuous Catheter for Upper Limb Surgery
  Thoracic Paravertebral Block vs. PEC/Serratus Plane Block for Breast Surgery
  Interscalene Block vs. Suprascapular/Axillary Block for Shoulder Analgesia
   
  PS-08e Chronic Pain Parallel Session 
Relevant Anatomy and Imaging to Improve Success in Pain Diagnosis
and Treatment
  Ultrasound Anatomy to Improve Technical Efficacy
  Functional Anatomy and Neural Imaging for Feedback Control of
Spinal Cord Stimulation
  Advances in Imaging to Improve Clinical Diagnosis Capabilities
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum