SARA Satellite Meeting at the SGAR Congress Interlaken 9.11.2017

14.30 - 8.30  Saal Brünig

Introduction and greetings A. Borgeat, Zürich

14.30 What can regional anesthesia do to the brain? F. Lobo, Porto (P)
15.00 Tourniquet: friend or foe? A. Bürgi, Zürich
15.20 Rebound pain and regional anesthesia: myth or reality? A. Borgeat, Zurich
15.35  Do we need adjuvants in regional anesthesia? J. Aguirre, Zurich
16.00  Anatomy of the knee E. Albrecht, Lausanne
16.20  Discussion
17.00 - 18.00  General Assembly

Upcoming Meetings and Regional Anesthesia Workshops 2017

Genève, Switzerland

This workshop is designed for residents, fellows, practitioners interested in advancing their skills in ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia.

This workshop is organised by the ESA Scientific Subcommittee on Regional Anaesthesia.

Workshop is repeated 6 times:
Sat 03 June, Sun 04 June & Mon 05 June:
– 09:00 - 12:00
– 14:00 - 17:00

6th SARA Spring Symposium 23.06.17-24.06.17 Locarno

Can we impact our patients outcome through regional anesthesia practice? How can regional anesthesia be translated into an actual advantage? How should we manage the risk related to regional anesthesia in our daily practice? We will discuss these compelling questions and many other this years symposium in Locarno on the 24th of June.

The Symposium will be preceded by an afternoon of hands-on ultrasound workshops for basic and advanced blocks. on Friday the 23rd.

We are looking forward seeing you there.

Official Programme

36th Annual ESRA Congress, September 13-16 2017, Lugano, Switzerland

4th SARA spring symposium, Fribourg June 5th- 6th 2015

The spring meeting of 2015 was under the main topic of neuraxial anesthesia. The PDF files of all presentations have been uploaded, you will find them under: Presentations

SARA Satellite & GA 2015

The SARA Satellite Meeting in St. Gallen was again very well attended. We thank everyone for your participation. We had as our guest of honor Professor Vincent Chan, Head of the Department of Anesthesia of Toronto Western Hospital speaking about Hopes and Limitations of Regional Anesthesia. Dr. Jose Aguirre told us about the use of RA in Trauma and then Dr. Eric Abrecht spoke about the Mechanisms of Nerve Damage in Regional Anesthesia. It was followed by an inspired debate of Dr. Andrea Saporito and Dr. Jose Aguirre about the pros and cons of continuous vs single shot nerve blocks in our everyday practice.

The PDFs of the given talks will appear shortly in in the "Presentations" section.

At the GA 2015 Dr. Eric Albrecht was elected Swiss ESRA Council Member. Now with Dr. Jose Aguirre we have two Swiss representing us with ESRA.

SARA Satellite Program in St. Gallen November 12, 2015
is uploaded and will be published together with the final program of the SGAR-SSAR annual Congress as well

Protokoll of the GA in St. Gallen November 12, 2015
Association Bylaws Revision 2014