On behalf of SARA Board you are invited to the next SARA Satellite Symposium, to be held THURSDAY, NOV 8, 2018 in Interlaken during SGAR/SSAR Annual Congress. (see PDF Program) from 14:30 – 16:30. Here some of the highlights:

  • Don’t miss the inputs of Dr. H. Kehlet about the role of regional anaesthesia in ERAS
  • What’s new in the use of opioids for neuraxial use?
  • Is there any impact of age on our way to perform regional anaesthesia?
  • What is the real value of IV lidocaine?
  • A provocative Pro-Con about the value of regional anaesthesia  (PD Dr. med. J. Aguirre) vs a quick and easy Laryngeal Mask (Dr. med. H. Bruppacher) in the ambulatory setting! Are regional anaesthesiologists only fanatics or is there some value behind our efforts to spread these techniques?
  • General assembly 17-18 pm

2nd European Regional Anaesthesia Day January 26th 2019

For the second time, the European Regional Anaesthesia Day will take place: the same program in more than 20 cities in Europe with podcasts of international speakers and live lectures and workshops with national regional anaesthesia experts. 

Switzerland will participate for the first time with one city: 

January 26th2019 (08:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 17:00) at the Balgrist University Hospital in Zurich

For ESRA Members, it will be a low cost-Meeting with news, tips and tricks for daily practice and ultrasound hands on workshops. Non-ESRA Members can achieve a one year ESRA Membership and also profit from the low cost event!!!!
Don’t miss this international symposium near your home!

Registration: claudia.gasser[at]  Information: jose.aguirre[at]

2nd e-ESRA 16th March 2019

Round tables & live demos

Live chat & quizzes

Free for ESRA members 

e-ESRA – your new way to knowledge

After a great success with more than 1’300 participants from 80 countries, the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy (ESRA) is organising its second e-Congress!

Join the second e-ESRA online congress – wherever you are in the world, grab an inexpensive way of connecting yourself to our high profile ESRA presenters and speakers.

This unique and innovative online congress will open you the doors to knowledge, education and discussion on hot topics led by top speakers – enjoy a full day of education from your home or workplace, chat, exchange, take a quiz and get in touch with your community!


Farewell Symposium: Prof Dr. med Alain Borgeat Mai 24th and 25th 2019

In 2019 one of the most well-known names in Regional Anaesthesia will retire from his academic position (and continue to work in research and clinic): Prof. Dr. med. Alain Borgeat, Zurich.

The Departement of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine  of the Balgrist University Hospital Zurich will, endorsed by ESRA and SARA, organize a Farewell Symposium in his honor. The program will follow soon. 
SAVE THE DATE: May 24th–May 25th

Lectures, tips and tricks from the expert and Hands-on Ultrasound Workshops will give an overview of the achievements in regional anaesthesia in the last 20 years and have a look at the future!
Don’t miss this opportunity!