Thu, Apr 23 · 7:00

The Spring 2020 meeting in beautiful San Francisco is certain to be an unmatched educational experience and, of course, incredibly fun. We have a diverse group of faculty, including many of the experts in regional anesthesia and pain medicine, and a number of fresh faces who are making an impact in our field. As we embrace the future of regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine, ASRA is focused on providing attendees a meeting full of novel ideas and principles for their practice. Highlights include:

Acute Pain Medicine Session Highlights:
- Opioids: Past, Present and Future. What is the current role of opioids in light of the opioid epidemic? What is the future of next-generation opioids?
- Renaming the Acute Pain Service as the Inpatient Pain Service
- Focus on the Transitional Pain Service
- Acute Pain Management in multiple joint revisions, the patient on opioid dependence treatment, the patient with chronic pain syndrome
- Regional Anesthesia and Outcomes: What can we learn from Big Data?

Regional Anesthesia Technical Highlights:
- World expert faculty for lectures and workshops
- PoCUS with our experts Stephen Haskins, Anahi Perlas, and Jan Boublik
- Open-Scanning sessions with our amazing faculty for participants looking to hone their skills
- Master Classes with our expert faculty for those already proficient in regional anesthesia
- New Blocks on the Block workshop with the latest concepts

Networking Opportunities:
- Wine and Bubbly Opening Networking Reception
- Resident/Fellow and Fellowship Directors Meet and Greet
- Saturday Celebration on the 46th floor overlooking beautiful San Francisco
- Expansive exhibit hall located in the center of the lecture and workshop activity



Speakers: Edward Mariano, MD, MAS, chief, anesthesiology and perioperative care, VA Palo Alto , Vincent W.S. Chan, MD, FRCPC, FRCA, professor of anesthesia, University of Toronto, Manoj Karmaker, Colin McCartney, MB, ChB, FRCA, FRCPC, professor, University of Ottawa, Nabil Elkassabany, MD, MSCE, associate professor, University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Karen Boretsky, MD, director, Regional Anesthesia Program, Boston Children's Hospital, Michael Barrington, MBBS, FRANZCA, PhD, associate professor, University of Melbourne, Australia, Brian Sites, MD, professor and associate dean, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth University, Ban Tsui, MD, professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, Stanford University, Sandra Kopp, MD, professor of anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Carlo Franco, MD, professor of anesthesiology and anatomy, Rush University , Ki Jinn Chin, MB, BS, FANZCA, FRCPC, associate professor, Toronto Western Hospital