"How I do it" Expert Clinical symposia sessions 

The highlight of this year's meeting is the "How I do it" expert clinical symposia sessions on day 1.  This new innovative format provides a full day of 5 interactive, dynamic, engaging sessions where international experts give clinical tips and practical pointers of how and why they use regional anaesthesia in their daily practice.  With real-life common clinical scenarios, live scanning demonstrations, audience polls and 'tweet-the-expert' questions, these sessions will provide delegates with the tools to incorporate regional anaesthesia into their daily practice, and make a difference to patient care.


We expect that most delegates will prefer to attend all of the ‘How I do it’ sessions, however we will also run some clinically focussed workshops in parallel to the symposia for those delegates who wish to freshen up their scanning skills for a particular clinical subset of nerve blocks.  There will also be workshops targeted at the infrequent blocker or ultrasound novice, which focus on 5 nerve blocks that cover almost everything. For the afternoon workshop sessions, delegates can choose only 1 of the 4 sessions.


Day 1 workshop sessions

  • 6 blocks for beginners to cover almost everything

  • Nerve blocks for shoulder Surgery

  • Nerve blocks for awake hand, wrist, forearm

  • Nerve blocks for abdominal surgery

  • Nerve blocks for hip fracture surgery

  • Nerve blocks for chest wall (breast/ribs)

  • Spinal and paraspinal sonoanatomy

  • Nerve blocks for awake foot and ankle surgery

  • Nerve blocks for total knee arthroplasty

  • POCUS for Lung, Gastric and Airway Assessment

  • eFAST

  • Regional anaesthesia for obstetric anaesthesia

Workshop sessions will run parallel to the expert clinical symposia, and delegates can choose which workshop session(s) they wish to attend (up to a maximum of 2). Please consult both the workshop and symposia timetables to avoid missing your preferred symposia. 


Workshop places are limited.

Day 2 Scientific programme

Keynote lectures from international experts, with a particular focus on clinical practice. Topics to be covered include Sustainability and Regional Anaesthesia, Compartment Syndrome, Paediatric Regional Anaesthesia, Social Media and Consent.

Conference Dinner and Drinks reception -
Monday 18th May
RA-UK are going against the grain this year and have selected a conference dinner venue which will highlight a true Yorkshire welcome! The venue will be held at Sheffield’s “We are The Hide” which is a unique warehouse space located in the Industrial Quarter just a short 8 minutes’ walk from the conference venue. 

Providing a showcase of independently produced street food and a selection of local breweries craft beers and cocktails, we are excited to invite you to this authentic Sheffield experience.

Come along and network with colleagues new and old, meet with the speakers and let your hair down. Dress code will be relaxed, street food will be plentiful and the drinks will be flowing so book now to reserve your place as tickets are limited. 
Option to book is selectable during Conference registration.
Conference Dinner and Drinks Reception Cost: £50