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August 2014 - Newsletter

New NYSORA Teaching Illustrations

New NYSORA Teaching Illustrations

In this issue:

A Letter from Your Editor

Dear NYSORA Newsletter Reader,

We hope your summer has been great. Ours here at NYSORA has been pretty busy with all that is going on in the coming year. Regardless, in this Newsletter edition we opted to keep things on the lighter side (appropriate for Summer) and share only some news and a few activities about which we are very excited. For one, NYSORA launches its first Winter Inspire Symposium in Mt. Tremblant, Quebec in January 2015. These seminars are titled Inspire for good reason. Dr. Matt Levine explains this reason in his interview in this edition. Also, the time is nearing quickly for the NYSORA's Annual Flagship Symposium in NYC - be sure to reserve your spot in supercharged parallel sessions or one several workshops that are being offered. Finally, the NYSORA team has been working on a range of new teaching illustrations and we are sharing only a few as a preview. We are very excited about what we have produced and hope you enjoy them as well. Looking forward to seeing you at one of the NYSORA offerings soon.


Matt Becker
NYSORA Newsletter Editor


NYSORA Launches Inspire Seminars

The Village of Mt Trembalnt, Quebec, Canada

The Village of Mt Trembalnt, Quebec, Canada

The new NYSORA Inspire Seminars aim to strike a balance between education and leisure for busy clinicians. Delegates can use this opportunity to bring back value to their clinical or academic practices by earning CME credits in the morning hours while spending an ample amount of down-time or quality time after the sessions. The seminars are hosted in some of the most unique locations worldwide, allowing a wide array of activities while providing an ideal environment for brainstorming away from the everyday practice of medicine. Spend a relaxing week with top NYSORA instructors attending talks and daily ultrasound scanning and return home ready to rock!

For this newsletter we took an opportunity to interview one of NYSORA's international faculty at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Dr. Matt Levine and discuss the upcoming program in Mont Tremblant:

Drs Matt and Alicia Levine with their sons Reuben and Theo @ NYSORA's Headquarters in NYC

Drs Matt and Alicia Levine with their sons Reuben and Theo @ NYSORA's Headquarters in NYC

Q: For whom is NYSORA Inspire Seminar intended?

M: This seminar is aimed at anyone with an interest in regional anesthesia - from the novice who wants to begin incorporating regional techniques into their practice to experienced practitioners who are looking to fine tune their techniques, keep up to date with the latest trends and get an opportunity to interact with top experts in the field. Everyone is welcome and will get a lot out of these seminars, no matter their level of experience, as long as they bring some enthusiasm and passion for the subject matter!

Q: How is this program going to be structured differently than the typical vacation meetings?

M: This seminar is going to break the mold in a number of ways. First of all, the quality of the faculty is outstanding - these guys are truly the best in the field. They are amazing teachers and they also practice what they teach! Second, there is going to be a real emphasis on audience participation - asking questions, directing the speakers to specific topics of interest, as well as quizzes and prizes. Third is the balance between work and play. Delegates can choose to take it easy by only attending the half day of lectures each day and using the afternoons to relax, or they can push themselves a little more and attend some of the interactive, hands-on workshops that will be running in the afternoons.

NYSORA Instructors in Action

NYSORA Instructors in Action

Q: Why you should attend?

M: Why on earth wouldn't you?!? This is going to be an amazing opportunity to learn from some of the top regional anesthesia experts in world at one of the most beautiful mountain resorts in North America. If the academic program and skiing opportunities aren't enough to entice you, then your should bear in mind that, as with all NYSORA events, there will be ample opportunities for networking and socializing with both the faculty and other delegates.

Mt Tremblant is the top ski destination

NYSORA Instructors in Action

Q: How to make the best out of NYSORA inspire seminars?

M: I think anybody attending these seminars will get something out of it, but to make the most of it I think you need to be in a frame of mind where you can match the passion and enthusiasm of the instructors. I also suggest that you compile some questions that you want to ask - whether it's a little detail that you haven't managed to find the answer to, or a tricky clinical case that you want to get some advice or opinions about, you'll have opportunities to pick the brains of some of the top people in the field. If you can't get the answer from these guys, then chances are you won't get an answer anywhere!

There are lots of exciting activities to do in Mont Tremblant. Take a look at the following and get INSPIRED:

Sites on Mont Tremblant tourist attractions:


Specific Activity Links: (all through tremblant.ca site)

Mont Tremblant: Dogsledding

Skiing and Snowboarding

Alpine Touring

Snowshoe and Fondue Tour

Cross-Country Skiing

Ice Climbing

Ice Fishing

Ice Skating

Mountain Guided Tour

Snow Parks

Snowmobile Guided Tours

Helicopter Tours

Click here for more info

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Don't miss NYSORA's 13th Annual Symposium on Regional Anesthesia, Pain and Perioperative Medicine September 20-21, 2014 New York City!

Click here for more info

This year's Symposium will be the largest and most ambitious to date, including intense parallel programs with some of the most sought-after national and international speakers, with a multitude of highly versatile and focused workshops. The Symposium will offer a comprehensive update on the latest developments in regional anesthesia, acute pain management and perioperative medicine and will present the best current regional anesthesia techniques and practice protocols.

Some 500 delegates are expected to attend our two parallel sessions and innovative workshops. New this year is the NYSORA THINK-TANK (NTT) lecture series. Key opinion leaders in the field will deliver 20-minute lectures followed by 10-minute discussions with the audience. Each NTT talk will be literature-supported with a balanced view for the practicing clinician and based on an in-depth synthesis of the speaker's own clinical insight and research. The Symposium offers an Anesthesiology Review Series (ARS), concurrent with the NTT series. These parallel sessions will also be delivered by some of the top speakers from US and abroad.

And what's for fun in the Big Apple?

Saturday, September 20, 2014

7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Join us for an unforgettable evening of food, fun and sunset sailing on the Hudson. Take in spectacular views of the New York City skyline while eating, dancing and socializing with the faculty.

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Sneak Peek: New NYSORA Teaching Illustrations

New Series of NYSORA teaching illustrations are being worked on - here's a sneak preview of what is going to be featured in the 2nd Edition of NYSORA's Textbook of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine, planned for release in 2015.

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Coming Soon! NYSORA Webcast Series section

October Topic - Innovative Regional Techniques for Analgesia After Total Knee Arthroplasty
Speaker - Sanjay K. Sinha MD, Director of Regional Anesthesia, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford,                Connecticut

November Topic - Liposomic Bupivacaine - New Horizons in Acute Postoperative Pain Management
Speaker - Ali N. Shariat MD, Attending, Anesthesiology, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, New York, New York

NYSORA Webcasts Series are free video recordings of lectures (including lecture slides) from selected NYSORA Events.

Supported by an Educational Grant from Pacira Pharmaceuticals

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Featured Educational Video - Ultrasound-Guided Axillary Brachial Plexus Block

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NYSORA Symposiums and Workshops


 NYSORA Symposium

 New York City, NY

 September 20-21, 2014



 NYSORA Boutique Workshop

 New York City, NY

 October 25-26, 2014



 NYSORA Boutique Workshop

 New York City, NY

 December 6-7, 2014



 NYSORA Inspire Seminar

 Mont-Tremblant, Quebec

 Jan 29 - Feb 01, 2015



 NYSORA Middle East

 Abu Dhabi, UAE

 March 26 - 28, 2015



 NYSORA Latin America

 Cartagena, Colombia

 April 9 - 12, 2015


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