Wednesday Pre-Meeting

7:30 am-6:30 pm
Advanced Neuromodulation Comprehensive Hands-on Workshop with Practical Case Management for the Future Implanters 
(pain fellows; by invitation only)

8 am-5 pm
ASRA Pain and MSK Interventional Ultrasound Certificate
Written and Practical Exam
(deadline to apply: February 15, 2018)

10 am-12 pm
European Diploma in Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Management  (EDRA)


To register for the following workshops, you must register for the 2018 World Congress on Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and select Workshop Pre-01 and/or Pre-02.

8 am- 12 pm
Pre-01 Half-Day Special Session Workshop ($395)
Introduction to Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Airway, Lung, Diaphragm, Gastric, eFAST

  • Introductory Lectures: Airway, Lung, Diaphragm, Gastric, FAST Exam
  • Station Rotations: 1. Airway 2. Lung 3. Diaphragm 4. Gastric 5. eFAST

1 - 5 pm 
Pre-02 Half-Day Special Session Workshop ($395)
Introduction to Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FoCUS)

  • Introduction to FoCUS Views and Image Optimization: Subcostal 4 Chamber/IVC, Apical 4 Chamber, Parasternal Long and Short Axis Views, Pleural Scan
  • Scanning Session 1: Knobology, FoCUS Views, Pleural Scanning
  • Introduction to M-Mode and Ventricular Assessment: M-Mode, Mitral and Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion (MAPSE and TAPSE)
  • Scanning Session 2: Knobology, Repeat FoCUS Views, Pleural Scanning M-Mode in Apical 4-Chamber (MAPSE/TAPSE)
  • Putting It All Together: Clinical Scenarios, Q & A