Chairs' Message

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce the organization of the Advanced Ultrasound Perioperative and Regional Anaesthesia Conference to be held in Dubai, UAE, between 8 and 9 February, 2019.

Our Conference aims at Regional Anaesthesia enthusiasts of all levels - from the experienced practitioner looking to enhance their practice, to novices looking to develop a new skill set. The intense and engaging programme will focus on all basic and advance blocks making them easier to understand their role in clinical practice. Underutilised role of continuous regional anaesthesia and techniques of insertion of different types of nerve catheters will be discussed and taught. Also the role of regional anaesthesia and pain medicine in enhance recovery, the benefits of developing block room services, the regional anaesthesia fellowships in UK and other countries will be other areas covered in lectures by experienced faculty.

The course format comprises a Lecture & Masterclass programme covering developments in regional anaesthesia practice, its role in perioperative service enhancement, and core topics of interest. These sessions will be relaxed with interaction encouraged, allowing ample opportunity for exchange between faculty and delegates. Lecture topics will also be consolidated with live Masterclass scanning demonstrations throughout the day.

The programme will also consist of focused, small group UGRA scanning workshops on healthy volunteers. Delegates will rotate through several scanning stations allowing comprehensive exposure to the sonoanatomy required to perform the many regional blocks used in day to day practice….and beyond. There will also be needling stations to allow realistic needling practice and continuous catheter insertion techniques. The emphasis of the course is on providing a relaxed, interactive and hands on exposure to UGRA. At the end of these sessions the delegate and faculty group will have a 20 min Q&A together so any further questions can be addressed informally as a group.

It is going to be a unique event and we would be delighted to have you on board. Your support is valuable in order to succeed this attempt.

With friendly regards

Dr. Sheelaj Sharma

Conference Chair

Basildon University Hospital

Founder and President of BAPA


Dr. Andrea Kahlenberg

Local Chair

PhD Consultant Anesthesiologist

HOD Anesthesia Department

Mediclinic City Hospital, Dubai Healthcare City,