ESRA Workshops

XVI ESRA Eastern European Cadaver Workshop


Charles University, Prague

Institute of Anatomy

U Nemocnice 3

128 00, 

Prague 2

Czech Republic


Friday, 28 September 2018 | 14:00 - 18:00

Saturday, 29 September 2018 | 08:15 - 17:30

XVI ESRA Eastern European Cadaver Workshop has been granted 10 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).


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

​Maximum Credits
28. 09. 2018
29. 09. 2018
​Total Credits


The main focus of the Workshop is on enhancing knowledge of human anatomy related to specific nerve blockades as well as safe performance of nerve blockades using ultrasound, peripheral nerve stimulator, or their combination.

After active engagement in this course the participant will be able:

  • to describe topographic anatomy and course of the nerves as well as of relevant surrounding structures.
  • to identify anatomic and sonographic landmarks of standard approaches for clinically common performed nerve blocks.
  • to list indications, contraindications and potential complications of common performed peripheral nerve blocks to explain the use and role of specific nerve blocks for surgery and postoperative pain management and rehabilitation.

This workshop is limited to 80 participants.

To register please click here

Registration Fee: Euro 150.- for ESRA members / Euro 200.- for non-ESRA members

(a free ESRA membership 2019 is included for participants from the following countries only: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan)

Language: English

Workshop Chair: Prof. Paul Kessler

  • Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine
  • Orthopaedic University Hospital Friedrichsheim gGmbHD-60528 Frankfurt

For any question please contact ESRA:


  • Karel Smetana

  • Ondrej Nanka

  • Dušan Mach

  • David Doležal

  • OlivIer Rontes

  • Yavuz Gürkan

  • Peter Merjavy

  • Daniel Nalos

  • Luboš Beňo

  • Pavel Šnajdr

Friday, September 28, 2018

Registration 13.00-14.00 
Welcome 14.00 

  • P. Kessler, Chair ESRA Workshops
  • K. Smetana, Chair Anatomy Department of Charles University Prague
Session 1 Upper Extremity Blocks 14.15 – 16.00
Chair: P.Kessler

Anatomy of brachial plexus
K. Smetana, CZE
Nerve blocks above the clavicule
D. Mach, CZE
Nerve blocks below the clavicule
P. Merjavy, UK
Organising remarks
O. Nanka, CZE

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break

Workshop I Cadaver WS

Upper extremity blocks 16.30 – 18.00
Ultrasonography for peripheral nerve blocks

18.00 End of the 1st day of the workshop

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Session 2 Lower Extremity Blocks 8.15 – 10.00
Chair: Y. Gürkan
Anatomy of the lumbo-sacral plexus
O. Nanka, CZE
Nerve blocks of the lumbar plexus
P. Kessler, DEU
Nerve blocks of the sacral plexus
O. Rontes, FRA

Coffee Break 10.00 – 10.30

Workshop II Cadaver WS
Lower extremity blocks 10.30 - 12.30
Ultrasonography for peripheral nerve blocks

Lunch Break 12.30 - 13.30 

Session 3 Thoraco-abdominal Nerve Blocks 13.30 - 15.30 Chair: P. Merjavy
Anatomy for thoraco abdominal nerve blocks
P. Snajdr, CZE
Thoracic wall blocks
Y. Gürkan, TUR
Abdominal wall blocks
D. Doležal, CZE

Coffee Break15.30 – 16.00 

Workshop III Cadaver WS
Thoraco-abdominal Nerve Blocks 16.00 - 17.30 
Ultrasonography for thoraco-abdominal nerve blocks
Closing remarks 17.30 
P. Kessler
K. Smetana