Special events

We may be virtual, but we're still planning on the same special events you know and love, plus a few new activities we know you'll enjoy as well. Check this page regularly for updates!


Welcome Reception and Exhibitor Experience

Friday, 8:30-10 pm ET
Cap off day one of the meeting with your favorite glass of wine or bubbly in the comfort of your favorite chair while networking with friends, colleagues, and exhibitors. Explore the exhibit hall and take the opportunity to schedule a one-on-one appointment with an exhibitor to learn more about their products and services. You can also visit sponsored chat rooms for a brief session on wine varietals.


Wellness Breaks

We're planning several opportunities for you to relax and refresh including yoga, mindfulness, and fun video escapes! We'll provide full details as they are available.


New Member Meet and Greet

Saturday, 11-11:45 am ET
Hang out in a chat with other new members as well as ASRA leaders and staff to learn how to get the most out of your ASRA membership!


John J. Bonica Award Lectureship

Saturday, 4:45-6 pm ET
2020 recipient Dr. Philip Peng, professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine of University of Toronto, will present "Joint Anatomy - From Innervation to Innovation." Professor Peng will describe and summarize the work of his team in the investigation of the anatomy of joint innervation of hip, knee, and shoulder. From there, he will talk about how he translates this knowledge to clinical practice in the field of regional anesthesia and pain medicine. 


Resident/Fellow, Pain Program Directors, and Fellowship Directors Reception

Saturday, 6-6:45 pm ET
Free to all Residents and Fellows; no registration required

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

This is a great way for trainees to meet the program and fellowship directors, including members of the Association of Pain Program Directors (APPD) and North American Fellowship Directors. 


Saturday Night Virtual Dance Party

Saturday, 8:15-9:30 pm ET
An ASRA meeting wouldn’t be complete without capping it off with a dance party! So dress up or go barefoot but join us for cocktails and revelry as we celebrate another successful event and the end of a very challenging year. Learn how to make a couple of new cocktails with an expert mixologist and post your best moves on social media!


NP/PA/Nurse Meet and Greet

Sunday, 11-11:45 am ET
Network with other NP/PA/Nurse attendees, led by members of ASRA's Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, and Clinical Nurse Special Interest Group.


All of the special events are included in your registration for no additional cost. More details to come.