Main meeting

(program subject to change)

Thursday, April 23

7:00 am 7:45 am Registration and Breakfast in Foyer
   
7:45 am - 8:15 am Welcome and Opening Addresses
7:45 am  Meeting Chair Welcome 
7:50 am  Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Joseph M. Neal
7:55 am   ASRA Trail Blazers Award
8:05 am  ASRA Presidential Address 
   
8:15 am  - 9:45 am Refresher Course
The Pain Trajectory: Can We Alter the Course?
8:15 am  The Neurobiology of Pain: Breaking Down the Pain Pathway
8:35 am  Predicting Acute Postoperative Pain: Which Patients Are Left Behind?
8:55 am  Persistent Postoperative Pain
9:15 am  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
9:45 am - 10:00 am Break and Refreshments in Foyer
   
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Special Session
Bridge Over Troubled Waters: There is Hope for Physicians
10:00 am  Virtual Horizon: The Current State of Opioids for Acute and Chronic Pain
10:20 am  The Price We Pay: The Emotional and Spiritual Toll of Healthcare
11:10 am   Looking Inward: The Value of Mindfulness Training for Physicians
11:30 am   Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch On Own
or   
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Problem-Based Learning Discussions (PBLD) Luncheon
  Open to all, $90 ticket required, lunch included, see list
   
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Special Session
Should ASRA Become the Perioperative Medicine Leaders and Drivers of ERAS?
1:30 pm  Best of Meeting Abstract #828: Early Ambulation After Hip Arthroplasty: A Double-Blind Randomized, Controlled Trial
1:35 pm  The Science of Enhanced Recovery Protocols: Stress Response, Insulin Resistance, Immunity
1:55 pm  Roles Anesthesiologists Should be Assuming Outside the OR: Saving the Profession
2:15 pm  ERAS from Start to Finish
2:35 pm  Have We Made Enhanced Recovery Too Complicated?
3:05 pm  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Break and Refreshments in Foyer
   
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm Refresher Course
Time Out! For Safety
3:45 pm  Is it Just the Opioid: Risk of Concomitant Drugs in Pain Management
4:05 pm  Drug Safety and Errors: Where Can We Do Better?
4:25 pm  Ensuring Patient Safety During Drug Shortages  
4:45 pm  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm Special Event
Wine and Bubbly Networking Reception and Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
 

Free to all attendees, guest tickets $30, 21 and over only

Friday, April 24

6:15 am -  7:15 am Morning Fun Run
   
7:00 am  - 7:45 am Non-CME Ancillary Event by TBD (breakfast included)
   
7:30 am  - 8:00 am Getting Started
  Breakfast, Exhibition, ePosters, ASRA Chat Room, Internet Café in Exhibit Hall
   
8:00 am - 9:30 am PS-01a Parallel Session
Enhanced Recovery: Protocols for Success
8:00 am  Breast Surgery
8:15 am  Ambulatory Joint Replacement
8:30 am  Colorectal Surgery
8:45 am  Hip Fracture
9:00 am  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
8:00 am - 9:30 am PS-01b Parallel Session
Overcoming Challenges and Controversies in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain
8:00 am  Best of Meeting Abstract #714: Dose-Response Relationship of Local Anesthetic Volume and Diaphracmatic Paresis Following Ultrasound-Guided Supraclavicular Block
8:05 am  Etiology of Nerve Injury after Peripheral Nerve Blocks
8:20 am  Interpreting Electrodiagnostic Studies
8:35 am   Cannabinoids in Acute Pain: What is the Evidence?
8:50 am  Do Peripheral Nerve Blocks Mask Compartment Syndrome in the Trauma Patient?
9:05 am  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
9:30 am - 10:15 am Break in Exhibit Hall
  Refreshments, Exhibition, ePosters, ASRA Chat Room, Internet Café
   
10:15 am - 11:45 am PS-02a Parallel Session
Moving the Acute Pain Service into the Future
10:15 am  Tips and Tricks for a Successful Acute Pain Service in Private Practice
10:30 am  Part 1: Benefits and Perspectives of the Acute Pain Nurse in a Complex Academic Practice
10:45 am  Part 2: Renaming the Acute Pain Service the Inpatient Pain Service: Migraines, Depression, Opioid Weaning
11:00 am  The Transitional Pain Service: Rationale and Real Estate
11:15 am  Panel Discussion and Open Forum 
   
10:15 am  - 11:45 am PS-02b Parallel Session
Sonoanatomy
10:15 am  Best of Meeting and Resident/Fellow Travel Award Abstract #1055: Motor Block Produced by Quaternary Lidocaine Derivatives: A Preclinical Comparison of QX-572 and QX-222 Versus QX-314 in Mice
10:20 am  Brachial Plexus: Signal Lights and Beacons and Grapes...Oh My!!
10:40 am  Spinal Sonography in the Difficult Patient
11:00 am  PoCUS Pearls
11:20 am  Panel Discussion and Open Forum 
   
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Non-CME Ancillary Events by TBD (lunch included)
or   
11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch On Own
   
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm ASA and ESRA Presidential Updates
1:00 pm  ASA Presidential Update
1:20 pm  ESRA Presidential Update
1:40 pm  Adjournment and Transition to Next Session 
   
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm PS-03a Parallel Session
ASRA/ESRA Panel - Regional Anesthesia and Outcomes: What Can We Learn from 'Big Data'?
1:45 pm  How Do We Interpret Big Data?
2:05 pm  Regional Anesthesia and Cancer Recurrence
2:25 pm  Regional Anesthesia and the Geriatric Population
2:45 pm  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
1:45 pm  - 3:15 pm PS-03b Parallel Session
Practice Management Portfolio (PMP): Finance, Marketing
1:45 pm  Transforming an RA Technique into a Real-World Service: The Work Ahead
2:05 pm  Bridging Evidence-Based RA with Comparative Evidence: A Primer on Cost-Benefit Analysis
2:20 pm  Essential Financial Metrics for Acute Pain Physicians
2:45 pm  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm  Break in Exhibit Hall
  Refreshments, Exhibition, ePosters, ASRA Chat Room, Internet Café
   
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PS-04a Parallel Session
Spine Symposium: How Can We Change Outcomes?
4:00 pm  ERAS for Spine Surgery
4:20 pm  Preoperative Opioid Tapers: Does it Change Outcome
4:35 pm  Does What I Do in the OR Change Outcomes? 
4:50 pm  Tolerance and Hyperalgesia 
5:05 pm  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PS-04b Parallel Session
Practice Management Portfolio: Legislation, Accounting
4:00 pm  Coding 2020 
4:20 pm  Understand the Cost of Your Service  
4:40 pm  Legislation 2020: Impact on Your Practice
5:00 pm  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Special Event
Resident/Fellow and Fellowship Directors Meet and Greet
 

Complimentary to Residents/Fellows and Fellowship Directors

Saturday, April 25

7:00 am  - 7:45 am Non-CME Ancillary Event by TBD (breakfast included)
   
7:30 am - 8:00 am Getting Started
  Breakfast, Exhibition, ePosters, ASRA Chat Room, Internet Café in Exhibit Hall
   
8:00 am - 9:30 am PS-05a Parallel Session
Hot Off the Press Blocks: Evidence-Based or Anecdotal
8:00 am  Resident/Fellow Travel Award Abstract #790: Erector Spinae Plane Block for Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Avoids Phrenic Nerve Complication: A Randomized Trial
8:05 am  The Anatomy of Fascial Plane Blocks
8:25 am  New Blocks on the Block 
8:45 am  Novel Blocks: What Is Evidence?
9:05 am  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
8:00 am - 9:30 am PS-05b Parallel Session
ASRA/SOAP Panel
8:00 am  Enhanced Recovery for C-Section
8:20 am  Interpreting the Neuraxial Guidelines for the Parturient
8:40 am  Is the Risk of a Chronic Long-term Headache Worth the Labor Epidural?
9:00 am  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
9:30 am - 10:15 am Break in Exhibit Hall
  Refreshments, Exhibition, ePosters, ASRA Chat Room, Internet Café
   
10:15 am - 11:45 am PS-06a Parallel Session
Physician Moral Injury: Is There a Cure?
10:15 am  The Evolution of Physician Burnout
10:35 am  Physician Wellness: Strategies for Success
10:55 am  The Unspoken Truths of Physician Suicide
11:15 am  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
10:15 am - 11:45 am PS-06b Parallel Session
Pediatric Regional Anesthesia
10:15 am  Children and the Opioid Epidemic: From 0 to 18 Years
10:35 am  (Very) Advanced Regional Blocks in Pediatrics: Worth the Hype?
10:55 am  How the PRAN Database has Affected Clinical Practice
11:15 am  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
11:45 am - 1:15 pm Special Event
Excellence in ASRA Awards Luncheon
11:45 am 

Buffet Lunch Service (lunch tickets: $10 member, $20 non-member)

(Lunch ticket not required to hear the presentations.)

12:00 pm  ASRA Research Committee Chair Update 
12:05 pm  ASRA Graduate Student Award Update 
12:10 pm   ASRA Outgoing Officers Award Presentation
12:15 pm  Gaston Labat Award and Lectureship: Dr. Guy Weinberg
1:00 pm  Adjournment and Move to Next Session
   
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm PS-07a Parallel Session
Regional Anesthesia: Thinking Outside the Blocks
1:15 pm  Resident/Fellow Travel Award Abstract #770: 10-Milliliter Normal Saline Washout Aliquots are Insufficient to Reliably Reverse Phrenic Blockade from Interscalene Nerve Block
1:20 pm  Blocks in the EP Lab and Cardiac Surgery
1:35 pm  Brachial Plexus Blocks for the AV Fistula: Does It Improve Outcome?
1:50 pm  RA in Unique Populations
2:05 pm  Starting an RA Protocol for Rib Fracture Patients
2:20 pm  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm PS-07b Parallel Session
Does ERAS Work for Every Patient? What About the Outliers?
1:15 pm  Special Considerations for Patients Undergoing Multiple Joint Revisions 
1:35 pm  Special Considerations for the Patient on Opioid Dependence Treatment
1:55 pm  Special Considerations for the Patient with Chronic Pain Syndromes: CRPS, Fibromyalgia
2:15 pm  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Break and Refreshments in Foyer
   
3:00 pm  - 4:30 pm PS-08a Parallel Session
Incorporating Technology and Integrative Medicine 
3:00 pm  Can Machine Learning Identify Patients at Risk for CPSP?
3:20 pm  Mind Over Matter: The Value of Mindfulness Training in Acute Postoperative Pain
3:40 pm  Is There a Role for Telemedicine and Smartphone Apps in APMS and RA?
4:00 pm  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
3:00 pm -  4:30 pm PS-08b Parallel Session
Interactive Session: Pro/Con Controversies in Regional Anesthesia
  Should Peripheral Nerve Blocks Be Done by the Non-Anesthesiologist?
3:00 pm   - Pro
3:10 pm   - Con
3:20 pm   - Rebuttals (5 minutes each)
  Is it Time to Abandon the Stethoscope for the Ultrasound?
3:30   - Pro
3:40   - Con
3:50   - Rebuttals (5 minutes each)
4:00  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
4:30 pm -  7:00 pm Session Adjournment and Free Time
   
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Special Event
ASRA Annual Meeting Celebration: The Roaring 20's
 

Tickets: $50 member, $75 non-member

Please get your tickets in advance online or at the Registration Desk. Space is limited.