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36th Annual ESRA Congress 2017

September 13-16, 2017
Lugano, Switzerland

Since its foundation in 1980, ESRA has sought to associate and affiliate into one organization all anaesthesiologists, physicians and scientists who are engaged in, or interested in, the techniques of regional anaesthesia for surgery, obstetrics, paediatrics and pain control.

As in previous years, the focus of the scientific programme will be on state of the art presentations in our field as well as new insights into basic science, clinical research and therapeutic interventions. We are creating a scientific programme in which the interaction between speakers and audience is to be continuous and the basic aim for the scientific programme. The scientific standard at the annual ESRA congress is now recognised as one of the best in Europe and as a result carries a high rating with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, who assign credit hours to all ESRA congresses.

The Scientific Committee is developing a programme with topics covering all the fields of interest in the application of regional anaesthesia/analgesia alone or in multimodal approach. Acute and chronic pain management topics of special interest for anaesthesiologists will also​ be included as an important part of the programme.

The type of sessions will be refresher course lectures, symposia, pro/con debates, panel discussions, luncheon sessions, special workshops including cadaver workshops, and of course free paper and E-Posters. Residents are invited to submit their papers for inclusion in the ESRA Resident Best Free Paper and the ESRA Best Abstract Award competitions.

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MGH Adults Congenital Heart Disease and Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy 2017

September 23-24, 2017
Boston, MA

Two day course, the first dedicated to management of the adult patient with congenital heart disease and the second on cardiac disease and pregnancy, participants can register for one or both days of the course. Learning objectives are as follows:

Day 1 (Adult Congenital Heart Disease):
- Recognize Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) using targeted basic and advanced imaging to assess disease course and indications for intervention.
- Optimally prescribe drug therapies to improve quality of life, decrease morbidity and increase longevity.
- Detect, treat and monitor pulmonary hypertension at an early stage in the ACHD population.
- Identify ACHD patients who may require initial or repeat transcatheter intervention.
- Synthesize clinical data and risk prediction algorithms to ideally assess individuals for complex transcatheter and surgical procedures.
- Formulate a plan for heart failure patients to optimize medical management and timely mechanical support prior to heart, heart/lung, or heart/liver transplant.

Day 2 (Cardiac Disease and Pregnancy):
- Identify normal hemodynamics of pregnancy and impact on maternal and fetal outcomes among women with underlying cardiac disease.
- Counsel pregnant women with cardiovascular disease or those contemplating pregnancy, on maternal and fetal risks, and guide pre, intra and post partum evaluation and management.
- Evaluate the cardiovascular risk of preeclampsia and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy.
- Manage women with valvular disease, cardiomyopathy, coronary disease and those needing anticoagulation in pregnancy.

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ASRA 16th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting

November 16-18, 2017
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Please join ASRA at their upcoming 16th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting being held November 16-18, 2017, at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, FL. The deadline for abstract submission is September 6th, and the early-bird deadline is September 29th.

Topics will include spinal pain, advances in neuromodulation, and treating patients with challenging conditions, including fibromyalgia, facial pain, urogenital pain, and terminal cancer. Leaders from the CDC, NIH, and state payment agencies will be presenting, with topics including “Prospering in the New Healthcare Environment.” The ASRA-ASA Practice Management Portfolio will be held on Saturday November 18th with presentations on coding and compliance, managing a pain practice, and key aspects of MACRA. In addition to sessions, moderated ePosters, and abstracts, they are again offering hands-on workshops, the Saturday award luncheon with the John J. Bonica Award Lecture, and several fun networking events.

ASRA is confident that the outstanding scientific program and networking opportunities will make this meeting a unique and informative experience. The world of pain management is an exciting area, and ASRA’s goal is to bring inspired people together to ensure the discipline remains at the cutting edge.


25th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI)

November 30 - December 2, 2017
Vienna, Austria

The successful and groundbreaking series of COGI Congresses provide a unique platform to discuss controversial issues in all fields of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility.

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IARS 2018 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium

April 28 - May 1, 2018
Chicago, Illinois

Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association (OAA) Obstetric Anaesthesia 2018

May 24-45, 2018
Waterfront, Belfast, Ireland

Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association (OAA) Obstetric Anaesthesia 2019

May 23-24, 2019
Newcastle, England