The European Society of Regional Anaesthesia was founded in Heidelberg, Germany
in 1980 to further regional Anaesthesia in Europe. The first congress was held in
Edinburgh in 1982 and since that year the society has gone from strength to strength,
with a current membership of over 2000 throughout Europe. The society is still growing,
and has now established a strong track record with 26 Annual Congresses and of
course our forthcoming 27th in Genoa.
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 now assign credit hours to all ESRA congresses.
The annual congress has taken place in a different European city each year, with
1995 the first year in an Eastern European city, Prague. The Board of ESRA plan
to expand membership in Eastern Europe in line with its aim of improving and
standardizing the level of Regional Anaesthesia throughout Europe.
Apart from the annual ESRA Congress, the society holds eight to ten zonal meetings
each year focusing on hands-on workshops and the scientific needs of the particular
zone. The European Society of regional Anaesthesia invites you to join this exciting
and scientifically progressive organization, and enjoy the benefits membership offers
Meet old friends and greet new ones at the annual ESRA Congress, enhance your
knowledge in the various aspects of Anaesthesia, and assist the aims of ESRA in
furthering knowledge and standards in Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy.
||To associate and affiliate into one organization all anaesthesiologists and other
physicians and scientists who are engaged in, or interested in, the techniques of
regional anaesthesia for surgery, obstetrics, pediatrics and pain control.
||To encourage specialisation and research in these areas.
||To promote and sponsor courses and hands-on workshops.
||To encourage the teaching of regional anaesthetic procedures in anaesthesiology
||To develop and further the knowledge of safe techniques for providing surgical
and obstetrical anaesthesia with local anaesthetic agents and for producing
diagnostic and therapeutic blocks with local and lytic agents for the management