2018 World Congress on Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine

April 19-21, 2018

New York Marriott Marquis, New York City, USA

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Held in conjunction with ASRA's 43rd Annual Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Meeting.

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Abstract submission site will open in October 2017. Meeting registration will open in November 2017. Click below to be notified when registration opens:

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The World Congress on Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine happens just once every four years, bringing together experts from across the globe to discuss the hot topics, share best practices, and learn from one another. This jam-packed program includes 5 parallel session tracks, 24 problem-based learning discussions, 46 hands-on workshops including the New York School of Regional Anesthesia (NYSORA) Half-Day Workshop, 3 ask-the-expert interactive sessions, a dedicated PA/NP/Nursing program, and 36 moderated ePoster sessions.

Content will cover a full range of regional anesthesia, acute pain, and chronic pain topics. Plus, all-new pre-conference content includes the Pain Fellow Neuromodulation Cadaver workshop, the ASRA Pain and MSK Interventional Ultrasound Certificate examination, the ESRA European Diploma in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management exam, and two half-day special session PoCUS workshops. 

If you work in regional anesthesia, acute pain, and/or chronic pain, you must attend this meeting! Topics include:

  • Enhanced recovery after surgery
  • Opioid-induced hyperalgia and tolerance
  • Transition from acute to chronic pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Regenerative medicine symposium: Sports medicine/injury
  • How I do it: Tips for experts by experts on a range of topics
  • Outpatient/fast-track joint replacement
  • Perioperative surgical home
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Pharmacology updates
  • Pro/con debates
  • Obstetrics forum
  • Neuromodulation
  • Best practice for intravenous analgesics
  • Complications
  • Radiofrequency
  • Marijuana and cannabinoids
  • Cancer pain
  • Stress management
  • Challenging patients
  • And much, much more!

As soon as the final program is available, we'll publish it here. Check back regularly for updates!