Special events



Wine and Bubbly Networking Reception 

Thursday • 5:15-6:30 pm • Exhibit Hall
Free to all attendees • Guest tickets: $30 • 21 years and over only

Cap off day one of the meeting with some wine and bubbly while enjoying light hors d’oeuvres with friends, colleagues, and exhibitors. This is your first chance to discover the exhibit hall and its vast array of products and services. 


#ASRALetsEat for Dinner

Thursday, Friday • Dinner • RSVP at ASRA Registration Desk (space is limited)

Are you looking for great conversation, good food, and a unique way to network with fellow attendees and ASRA leadership? If so, don’t miss your opportunity to sign up for ASRA Let’s Eat! ASRA Let’s Eat will be held Thursday and Friday at several restaurants near the meeting venue. Reservations are required; space is limited. Stop by the Registration Desk to sign up. Reservations will be in groups of 8. Use #ASRALetsEat along with #ASRAFALL19 to tell others about this great event!


PA, Nurse Practitioner, and Nursing Meet and Greet

Friday • 9:45-10:30 am • Exhibit Hall Chat Room

Get a head start on the following day’s dedicated program by meeting with fellow PA, NP, and Nursing colleagues. The chat room located in the exhibit hall will be the meeting point for a snack and networking.


New Member Meet and Greet

Friday • 3:30-4:15 pm • Exhibit Hall Chat Room

If you're a new member of ASRA, don't miss this opportunity to meet other new members and ASRA leaders. Network and make some new friends while asking questions and learning more about your ASRA benefits and how to make the most of your membership. New ASRA members can also pick up a small welcome gift! 


Resident/Fellow and Pain Program Directors Meet and Greet

Friday • 6:00-7:30 pm • 41st Floor Riverview Ballroom
Free to all Residents and Fellows; no registration required

Jointly organized by ASRA and the Association of Pain Program Directors (APPD)

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a beverage while networking with fellow trainees and members of the Association of Pain Program Directors (APPD), an independent non-profit organization committed to promoting pain medicine education and career development for pain specialists and trainees.

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Excellence in ASRA Awards Luncheon

Saturday • 12:45-2:15 pm • Acadia
Presentation: free • Lunch tickets: $10 member, $20 non-member

Celebrate cutting-edge research with the Chronic Pain Research Grant Update by Eellan Sivanesan, MD, and the John J. Bonica lecture by award recipient Dr. Nagy Mekhail, professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.








ASRA Annual Meeting Celebration: Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

Saturday • 7:00-10:00 pm • 41st Floor Riverview Ballroom
Tickets: $50 member, $75 non-member, $30 children 9 and under

The meeting will be capped off with a private event in the Riverview Ballroom on the 41st floor overlooking the Crescent City. Ask anyone who attended last year’s bash, ASRA’s closing parties are not-to-be-missed evenings of food, friends, and fun! This year’s event will capture NOLA at its best and spark all your senses through local cuisine, entertainment and music. So, mark this date on your calendar to join us and laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll)! Ticket prices include food, open bar, and entertainment.