14th ESRA Winter Week Conference

14th ESRA Winter Week Conference

Date: 21-26 January, 2018

Längenfeld, Austria


Aqua Dome Hotel,

Oberlängenfeld 140, 6444

Längenfeld, Austria


In the Winterweek a combination of lectures, practical sessions and stimulating discussions is provided by experts in the field of Regional Anesthesia and Acute and Chronic Pain management.

The venue of the congress allows also discussions and professional interaction outside the Congress during active sports and leisure and contributes to the open and relaxing atmosphere of this conference.

The lectures are state of the art lectures of new developments and knowledge in regional anaesthesia and pain management.

The workshops provide practical knowledge and skills which can be directly applied in daily practice. New developments relating not only to regional anaesthesia but which may also be applied in other fields of anaesthesia are also discussed and taught.



To book your accommodation at the Conference hotel, the Aqua Dome, please download and fill out this form and email it to events@aqua-dome.at



European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (UEMS/EACCME)
The 14th ESRA Winter Week Workshop is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS): www.uems.net.

The 14th ESRA Winter Week Workshop is designated for a maximum of, or up to, 14 European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.  

American Medical Association (AMA)
Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme .

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. For more information, visit: www.royalcollege.ca


Kenes is committed to being a valuable and knowledgeable partner in the design and delivery of educationally strong, independent, transparent, and effective CME/CPD programmes. Kenes is a proud member of the Good CME Practice Group (gCMEp), a member organisation contributing to improving health outcomes by:


  • Championing best practice in CME/CPD
  • Maintaining and improving standards
  • Mentoring and educating
  • Working in collaboration with critical stakeholders

Membership in the Good CME Practice Group illustrates Kenes commitment to high standards and knowledgeable partnership with its clients in the design and delivery of medical events.


After attending this event, participants should be able to:  

  • Address individual needs in compliance with their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) plan.
  • Acknowledge the latest developments in the field of Regional Anesthesia and Acute and Chronic Pain management.
  • Discuss strategies for minimizing phrenic nerve block after brachial plexus block.
  • Evaluate the best blocks for knee surgery.
  • Discuss developments about treating cancer pain.
  • Discuss the differences between regional anesthesia in kids and in adults.
  • Examine the infiltration techniques for providing pain relief.
  • Enhance dialogue between clinicians and researchers about new horizons of pain medicine.



The target audience is clinical practitioners and residents/research fellows in the field of regional anesthesia and acute and chronic pain management.



Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

DayMaximum Credits
Monday, January 22, 20183
Tuesday, January 23, 20183
Thursday, January 24, 20183
Friday, January 25, 2018
Saturday, January 26, 20182
Total Credits:14



The CME/CPD certificate will be available after completing the online evaluation and credit claiming procedure. The process takes about 5 minutes. We thank you for your feedback as it is an important part of CME/CPD accreditation and helps improve future educational offerings.

Before February 23, 2018:

1. Access the online system via any of the following

  • Visit the following link
  • Please note that web browsers Mozilla Firefox 2.X or higher, or Google Chrome are recommended
  • Visit the CME/CPD Accreditation page on the event website
  • Follow the link in the email sent at the end of the event

2. Complete the anonymous online evaluation
3. Complete the credit claim form and submit
4. The CME/CPD certificate will be available for download; fill-in and retain for your personal records


In accordance with CME/CPD accreditation criteria and standards for commercial support to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor, those in control of the educational content must disclose potential or actual conflicts of interest. Disclosure information is evaluated and conflicts of interest resolved. Disclosure is made to participants prior to the activity. Participants will be asked on the evaluation to assess the objectivity and independence of the event.  


Dr. Thomas Bendtsen      

Dr. Jens Børglum               

Dr. Ki-Jinn Chin

Dr. Thomas Dahl Nielsen

Dr. Matthias Desmet           

Dr. Anthony  Dickenson

Dr.  Roel Mestrum

Dr.  Eva Roofthooft

Dr.  Luc Tielens

Dr.  Marc van de Velde

Dr.  Geert-Jan van Geffen



Oberlängenfeld 1 40



TEL.: +43 (0) 5253 / 6400



The Congress Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept li ability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

The trip to Langenfeld is filled with breathtaking landscapes and natural beauty.

Enjoy the journey just as much as the destination whether travelling by:


From the West
Vorarlberg - Tirol via Arlberg Pass or trough Arlberg Tunnel (S 16 Federal Road) - direction Landeck - change to A 12 Autobahn - exit: Ötztal - B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to Ötztal

From the North
- Bad Tölz - Achen Pass - B 181 Federal Road - Jenbach - A 12 Autobahn - Innsbruck - exit: Ötztal

- Pfronten - Reutte - Fernpass - Imst - A 12 Autobahn - exit: Ötztal or B 171 Federal Road to Ötztal (no Vignette toll-sticker required!)

- Garmisch Partenkirchen - Mittenwald - Scharnitz - Seefeld - Telfs - A 12 Autobahn - exit: Ötztal or B 171 Federal Road to Ötztal (no Vignette toll-sticker required!)

From the East
Munich or Salzburg - A 93 Autobahn to Kufstein - A 12 Autobahn direction Innsbruck - Ötztal

From the South
Merano/South Tirol - via Timmelsjoch Pass to Sölden to the Ötztal. High Alpine road leading up to 2.500 m above sea level. The Pass is open only from the beginning of June to the middle/end of October. Toll road!


Search for direct flights available to Innsbruck. 

From Innsbruck's airport, you can reach the Ötztal by train. All regional trains stop in Ötztal Bahnhof at the entrance to the valley. From there you take the public bus line or a taxi. 

Train schedule

Bus timetable

Taxi services


Travelling by train is more flexible and relaxing than you imagine. The trains of Austria's ÖBB or Germany's DB railway companies take you safely to Tirol. Simply book your train ticket online and head for unforgettable days in the Ötztal.

You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi - which takes you directly to your accommodation in the valley.
All important details on bus timetables, direct connections and taxi services are available here.


The convenient Ötztal Shuttle is the quickest, most comfortable and flexible way to get from the airport or the train station to your holiday destination in the Ötztal and back again – from the terminal right to your hotel's doorstep.

Book your shuttle here.

Click here for further information on all transportation options.

A Winter Dream

Längenfeld is located in the Ötztal valley, in Tyrol, Austria. This beautiful village is the ultimate destination for a relaxing and productive learning experience during the winter months.

There are many unique activities available to take advantage of during your free time.

Just a few of the highlights include:
  • Skiing
  • Snowshoe hiking
  • Tobogganing & Sledding
  • Ice skating & Ice curling
  • Ice climbing
  • Horse carriage ride
  • and much more!

For more information about Längenfeld and the activities in the area, click here


Scientific Programme

The ESRA Winter Week programme is made up of morning lecture sessions, and interactive sessions such as live demonstrations, discussions and practical courses in the late afternoon. 

To view the full programme, click the button below

Registration is now closed!


Registration fees in EUR. Fees apply to payments received prior to the indicated deadlines.


Early Registration

Up to and Including 

19 December, 2017

Late Registration

From 20 December, 2017

Full Participant ESRA Members* € 750€ 850
Full Participant Non Members€ 850 €  950
Trainee / Student**€ 550€ 650

Accompanying person

€ 195€ 195

* ESRA Members who wish to benefit from the reduced registration rates must have renewed their membership for 2018 prior to registering to the Workshop.

** Trainee / Student : An official letter of the institution (PDF format), originally stamped and signed by the head of the department confirming this status must be uploaded during the registration process.

Fees for all Workshop Participants include:

  • Participation in all scientific sessions
  • Programme
  • Coffee breaks
  • Welcome Reception


Payment of registration fees (in EUR) can be made as follows:

By Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

By Bank Transfer:  Additional 30 Euro handling fee is required
Please make drafts payable to: 
Account Name: Kenes International "ESRA Winter Week 2018, Längenfeld"
Bank details: Credit Suisse Geneva, 1211 Geneva 70, Switzerland
Bank Code: 4835
Swift Address: CRESCHZZ80A
IBAN No: CH79 0483 5150 0934 9201 2

Account No: (in EUR):  1500934-92-12

* Bank charges are the responsibility of the participant and should be paid at source in addition to the registration and accommodation fees.
* Please make sure the name of the conference and the participant are stated on the bank transfer.

Registration will only be valid upon receipt of the full payment by the registration department according to the deadline indicated. An email confirming registration will only be sent after receipt of the required fees.

Outstanding payments will be collected on-site and charged the on-site rate. A copy of the bank transfer (or other proof of payment) will be required in the event that registration fees were not credited to the meeting account on time.


All cancellations must be emailed:

In case of cancellation at any stage, Bank transfer handling fee (30 Euro) will not be refunded - applicable to Bank transfer payment only.

  • Cancellations received until and including December 19, 2017 full refund
  • Cancellations received between December 20, 2017 and January 10, 2018 50% will be refunded
  • As of January 11, 2018 – no refund will be made

ESRA WINTER WEEK 2018 Registration Department

Rue François-Versonnex 7
1207 Geneva
Tel: +41 22 908 0488
Fax:+41 22 906 9140
E-mail: reg_esraww18@kenes.com