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Palazzo dei Congressi Lugano | Lugano, SWITZERLAND
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Specialty: Anesthesiology
Dates: From Sep, 13, 2017 to Sep, 16, 2017
Location: Lugano, SWITZERLAND
Type: Congress
Registration Cost: From 350 to 920 EUR
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Palazzo dei Congressi Lugano

Lugano, SWITZERLAND Visit the Venue to read more
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  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
Welcome message:

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the board of directors of ESRA and members of the Organising Committee we invite you to join us in Lugano for the 36th  Annual ESRA Congress - State of the Art Safety Standards in Regional Anaesthesia.

Since its foundation in 1980, ESRA has sought to associate and affiliate into one organization all anaesthesiologists, physicians and scientists who are engaged in, or interested in, the techniques of regional anaesthesia for surgery, obstetrics, paediatrics and pain control.

As in previous years, the focus of the scientific programme will be on state of the art presentations in our field as well as new insights into basic science, clinical research and therapeutic interventions. We are creating a scientific programme in which the interaction between speakers and audience is to be continuous and the basic aim for the scientific programme. The scientific standard at the annual ESRA congress is now recognised as one of the best in Europe and as a result carries a high rating with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, who assign credit hours to all ESRA congresses.

The Scientific Committee is developing a programme with topics covering all the fields of interest in the application of regional anaesthesia/analgesia alone or in multimodal approach. Acute and chronic pain management topics of special interest for anaesthesiologists will also​ be included as an important part of the programme.

The type of sessions will be refresher course lectures, symposia, pro/con debates, panel discussions, luncheon sessions, special workshops including cadaver workshops, and of course free paper and E-Posters. Residents are invited to submit their papers for inclusion in the ESRA Resident Best Free Paper and the ESRA Best Abstract Award competitions.

For those participants who successfully completed the first part (written exam) of the ESRA Diploma in Maastricht , 2016, the second part (practical) will take place during the Lugano Congress along with the written exam for those who wish to register for the Certified ESRA Diploma on Regional Anaesthesia.

We very much expect you to enjoy this exciting anaesthesia congress set in Lugano!

​Thomas Volk                                   José De Andrés                           ​       

General Secretary                         President of ESRA                           ​ 





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Group Registrations:

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Accompanying Persons:

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Registration Documents:
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Online Abstract Submission:

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Submission Info

We would like to make a request for you to become an ESRA member, if you are not one already. This is not compulsory, but being a member is also part of showing support to the Society. To become a member, click here. 


All abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication. If you need help, please arrange for the review of your abstract by a colleague who is a native English speaker, by a university scientific publications office (or other similar facility) or by a copy editor, prior to submission.

The presenting author is requested to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission to the Secretariat.

Submission of an abstract acknowledges your acceptance for the abstract to be published on the Congress website and in the congress journal supplement.

Only the abstracts of registered presenting authors will be included in the final programme.​

The abstract submission deadline is Monday, 8 May 2017. 

Extended abstract submission deadline is Monday, 22 May 2017.                             

Late breaking abstract submission deadline is Monday, 19 June 2017.

Registration fees must be received by the Secretariat by Tuesday, 27 June​​ 2017.​

The Scientific Committee will determine whether abstracts will be accepted as oral or poster presentations, with consideration to be given to the author's preference. Abstracts will be reviewed and assigned to appropriate sessions.

All submitted abstracts must contain​ novel data. Abstracts stating "data will be discussed in the presentation" will NOT be accepted.

The author is expected to attend the congress and present the poster.

If an abstract was previously submitted to a different congress, but was not presented, it can be submitted to this congress as well. If it was previously presented, it cannot be submitted to ESRA 2017.​

Abstract submission deadline 2017-06-23
Editorial Guidelines for Abstract Submission

Before you begin, please prepare the following information:

Presenting author's contact details:

a) Email address

b) Full postal address

c) Daytime and evening phone number 

Author and co-authors' details:

a) Full first and family name(s)

b) Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, city, state (if relevant), country

Abstract title - limited to 25 words in UPPER CASE

Abstract text – limited to 250 words 

Graphs and images may be uploaded in JPG, PNG and GIF format only. When including a table it is recommended to save the table as an image and then upload it in to the abstract. A maximum of 3 images can be included per abstract.

The maximum file size of each graph/image is 500 KB. The maximum pixel size of the graph/image is 600(w) x 800(h) pixel. You may upload graphs in JPG format only.

The abstracts can be edited after submission until the submission deadline. Following the submission deadline no changes can be made to abstracts. 

Abstract Layout

Abstracts must be submitted with the following sections:

Background and aims​




Abstract topic 

Abstracts must be allocated to a specific topic for the scientific programme. Please choose from the list of topics, click here ​to view the topics.




1.  I, the Abstract Submitter, confirm that I previewed this abstract and that all information is correct. I accept that the content of this abstract cannot be modified or corrected after final submission and I am aware that it will be published exactly as submitted.

2. Submission of the abstract constitutes my consent to publication (e.g. congress website, programmes, Journal, other promotions, etc.)

3. I, the Abstract Submitter, warrant and represent that I am the sole owner or have the rights of all the information and content ("Content") provided to the International Congress on Autoimmunity and Kenes International (Hereafter: "The Organizers"). The publication of the abstract does not infringe any third party rights including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights. 

4. I, the Abstract Submitter, grant the Organizers a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, publish, translate, distribute, and display the Content.

5. The Organisers reserve the right to remove from any publication an abstract which does not comply with the above.

6. I herewith confirm that the contact details saved in this system are those of the corresponding author, who will be notified about the status of the abstract. The corresponding author is responsible for informing the other authors about the status of the abstract


Only work that has received local animal or human ethics committee approval as appropriate will be considered for presentation and publication. A statement indicating ethics committee approval has been granted should be incorporated into the abstract and you will be requested to confirm that approval has been applied for/granted before you submit your abstract. When submitting your abstract, pl​ease upload your Ethics Committee Approval as a picture or as text pasted into the Abstract text field.

Abstracts which have not received approval will not be accepted - unless they fit into the special categories below.

Ethical committee approval is required for the following scenarios:

1. If there are patients involved in the study

2. Anonymous Retrospective Data Collection – unless local committee authorizes otherwise

3. Audit Study – unless local committee authorizes otherwise

Ethical committee approval is NOT required for the following scenarios:

1. Questionnaire survey of medical personnel

2. Case studies – with​ patient consent

3. Literature reviews

4. Historical research

5. Research performed on artificial model

6. Evaluation performed during pre-operative session – with receipt of informed consent

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General Info

Dear Industry Partner,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 36th Annual ESRA Congress (The European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy) which will be held from 13-16 of September, 2017 in ​​Lugano, Switzerland.

ESRA 2017 follows the success of ESRA 2016 which took place in Maastricht, The Netherlands ​and attracted over 1,600 participants from over 20 countries. Since its foundation in 1980, ESRA has sought to associate and affiliate into one organization all anaesthesiologists, physicians and scientists who are engaged in, or interested in, the techniques of regional anaesthesia for surgery, obstetrics, paediatrics and pain control. ESRA now counts more than 3,500 members.

An international audience of clinical practicioners, researchers and clinicians from the fields of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine will attend and presentations will be given by renowned professionals.

We look forward to welcoming you to ESRA 2017 ​​​​in the romantic and magical city of Lugano.​​

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Organising Agency

 Kenes Group

Phone: 011-41-22-908-0488


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