The 34th Annual European Society of Regional Anesthesia ESRA Congress
Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre #Ljubljana, SLOVENIA
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On behalf of the board of directors of ESRA and members of the Organising Committee we invite you to join us in Ljubljana for the 34th 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 poster presentations. Residents are invited to submit their papers for inclusion in the ESRA Resident Best Free Paper and the ESRA Best Poster Award competitions.
For those participants who successfully completed the first part (written exam) of the ESRA Diploma in Seville, 2014, the second part (practical) will take place during the Ljubljana 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 Ljubljana!
Barry Nicholls José De Andrés
General Secretary President of ESRA
Vesna Novajk Jankovic, Slovenia
Iztok Potocnik, Slovenia
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
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The Scientific Committee will determine whether abstracts will be accepted as free communications or e-poster presentations with consideration to be given to the author’s preference.
The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission.
Only the abstracts of registered presenting authors will be included in the final programme. Abstracts accepted for presentation will be published on the website prior to the congress.
All accepted abstracts will be published in a special supplement of the journal Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
RULES FOR SUBMISSION
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.
Only abstracts of authors who have paid their registration fees by Wednesday July 8, 2015 will be scheduled for presentation and included in the programme.
The author is expected to attend the congress and present the poster or free communication.
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 2015.
Previously published papers may be presented at ESRA 2015.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION
Before you begin, please prepare the following information:
Presenting Author's Contact Details
Full postal address
Daytime and evening phone number
Author and Co-Authors' Details
Full first and family name(s)
Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, city, state (if relevant), country
Please choose one of the following:
Best Free Paper (residents only) - see below for Guidelines
Limited to 25 words
Limited to 250 words
(Please Note: word count is affected when graphs/tables/images are added)
Abstracts must be submitted with the following sections:
Background and aims
Abstracts must be allocated to a specific topic for the scientific programme. Please choose from the list of topics.
Graphs and Images
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 to the abstract.
The online submission system allows you to store your abstract as a draft in order to make changes. Please note that abstracts must be SUBMITTED before the deadline in order to be sent to review for inclusion in the scientific programme.
Please be advised that you will be requested to confirm the following information when you submit your abstract.
I 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.
Submission of the abstract constitutes my consent to publication (e.g. congress website, programmes, other promotions, etc.)
The abstract submitter warrants and represents that he/she is the sole owner or has the rights of all the information and content ("Content") provided to ESRA 2015 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.
The Abstract Submitter grants the Organizers a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, publish, translate, distribute, and display the content.
The Organizers reserve the right to remove from any publication an abstract which does not comply with the above.
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.
Supporter has the opportunity to present their equipment/device/presentation in the exhibition area to the Congress delegates during one coffee break for up to 30 minutes (times to be advised)
Basic AV equipment, stage and seats are provided by the organizer
The speaker is chosen by the Supporter (subject to approval by the Committee)
Supporter's logo on Congress website
Support will be acknowledged in the Industry Support and Exhibition section of the Final Programme Book
Acknowledgement on Supporters' Board on-site
For details regarding sponsorship opportunities and /or exhibition space at ESRA 2015, please contact:
Sponsorship & Exhibition Specialist
Tel: +41 22 9080488 Ext 531
Fax: +41 22 9069140
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