ESRA Workshops


XVI ESRA Eastern European Cadaver Workshop

Venue: Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Time schedule:

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

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


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 open to participants from Central/Eastern Europe* only – and 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 Central/Eastern Europe* only)

*Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, The Russian Federation , Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.


Language: English

Workshop Chair: Prof. Paul Kessler

Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensiv Care and Pain Medicine

Orthopaedic University Hospital Friedrichsheim gGmbH

D-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

XVI ESRA Eastern European Cadaver Workshop

September 28-29, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018
13.00-14.00 Registration
14.00 Welcome
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

16.30 – 18.00 Upper extremity blocks
Ultrasonography for peripheral nerve blocks

18.00 End of of 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
10.00 – 10.30 Coffee Break
Workshop II Cadaver WS
10.30 - 12.30 Lower extremity blocks
Ultrasonography for peripheral nerve blocks
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch Break
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
15.30. – 16.00 Coffee Break
Workshop III Cadaver WS
16.00. - 17.30 Thoraco-abdominal Nerve Blocks
Ultrasonography for thoraco-abdominal nerve blocks
17.30 Closing remarks
P. Kessler
K. Smetana

End of workshop