Anesthesia CME Retreat

Orlando, Florida

The CME accredited retreats are specially designed anesthesia conferences that provide the best-in-class educational experience in some of the most inspiring locations around the world. The top team of instructors teach from NYSORA’s Compendium of regional anesthesia and acute pain, a worldwide gold-standard. Featuring NYSORA’s newest Ultrasound Anatomy(c) illustrations and animations, clinical videos, case discussions, techniques, algorithms, and much more!

Registration includes 6 months complimentary access to the NYSORA Compendium.


Even though probably best known for its theme parks, Orlando is far from a one-trick pony and as such, one of the inspiring locations chosen for NYSORA’s Anesthesia CME Retreats. There is a fantastic array of other things to do for families, foodies, outdoor adventurous types, luxury shoppers and international visitors.

The number of diverse attractions now includes world-famous restaurants, incredible concert and sporting event venues, chic shopping outlets, and amazing theatrical performances.

Orlando is also home to nearly 200 golf courses, some dating back to the 1920s, others located in lavish five-star resorts, including the 18-hole, Greg Norman signature course at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club.

Craft beer enthusiasts will love trying the organic beers at Orlando Brewing or special-batch brews at one of the dozens of breweries and taprooms, many of which also have excellent menus offering everything from wings to vegan dishes to fancy oysters and sustainable seafood dishes.

The average temperature in May is a blissful 85 degrees F and 30 degrees C), so it is an ideal time to visit one of the many water parks located throughout the Orlando area. Alternatively spend an air-conditioned afternoon inside the Orlando Science Center, the Orlando Fire Museum or the National Vietnam War Museum.

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Marriott Grande Lakes

The JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes is located on a lush, 500-acre property and is ideal for exploring the Orlando area — or for relaxing poolside in the Florida sunshine. Unwind at the outdoor pool complex, including a lazy river and Aqua Course 360, or try our challenging 18-hole golf course designed by PGA great Greg Norman. Select from enticing in-house dining options, from luxury Italian fare at Primo to a farm-to-table menu and craft beer at Whisper Creek Farm. Take advantage of our hotel’s excellent location to explore gorgeous Central Florida.

We have a limited number of greatly discounted rooms available at the Marriott, starting at $ 329.00 per room. Each room can accommodate up to 4 people.  Subject to availability rooms can be booked at the same rate for up to 3 days before and after the conference.

Includes:  Enhanced high speed guest room internet for up to six devices, mountain bike rental at Grande Lakes Sports (two bikes, one hour per day, per room), driving range privileges, two pool floats at the JW Marriott lazy river pool, two welcome beverages per room, Tennis Court access (one hour, per day, per room), Fitness Center classes (one per day, per room) and a $50 print credit towards any photography concierge package.

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Anesthesia Conferences Combining High-Level Education with Vacation


Daryl Steven Henshaw, MD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Section of Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine
Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist
Winston-Salem, NC , USA

J. Douglas Jaffe, DO, FASA

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Section of Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine
Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist
Winston-Salem, NC , USA


Relevant information

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and NYSORA. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 18 contact hours. Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advance Practice Registered Nurses will be designated on your certificate.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.

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Do not miss the early bird registration with a discounted price and learn how to:

  • Demonstrate how to correctly operate ultrasound machines and optimize an ultrasound image
  • Identify the brachial plexus anatomy needed to perform upper extremity blocks
  • Identify the lumbar plexus anatomy needed to perform lower extremity blocks
  • Identify the anatomy needed to perform fascial plane blocks for abdomen and hip analgesia
  • Identify the anatomy needed to perform thoracic fascial plane blocks
  • Follow the instructions to perform blocks, including: Patient position, Transducer placement,  Scanning techniques,  Needle insertion
  • Match the blocks with the proper indications
  • Troubleshoot commonly encountered difficulties during the blocks, and apply correct strategies to solve them
  • Select the type, concentration, and volume of local anesthetics to match the analgesic objectives
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directions to the venue

JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, 4040 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, Florida 32837, USA

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Frequently asked questions

All cancellations have to be made in writing to:

Cancellations up to 4 weeks of your chosen dates will receive 50% refund

Cancellations after this date will receive no refund of fees paid

Rate until April 8th: $ 995.00
Rate from April 9th: $ 1095.00

Registration fee includes:
Admission for 1 person to scientific sessions on Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri
All course materials
Coffee breaks during the scientific sessions
Dress code: Smart casual
All Scientific sessions are in English

NYSORA is a free-standing educational organization with over two decades of continuous free-of charge public service. has never charged a fee for its website access and world-wide education. NYSORA’s free-of-charge illustrations, videos and printed materials are used by instructors and educators worldwide. NYSORA’s is complimentary to the organized societies and does not have membership-fees or website access-fees. Likewise, NYSORA’s research mission is internally funded. Therefore, the registrations fees for our programs are the most important source of funding for our full time team of CME organizers, webmasters, artists and designers.

The organizers will not be liable for any personal accident caused to any person, or loss or damage to any equipment, goods or property belonging to participants. Participants are strongly advised to take out their own travel and health insurance.

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CME Retreat Photography and Video

As in past CME retreats, a professional photographer/videographer may take photos and/or videos of participants at the retreat programs and events. These photos and videos are for NYSORA use only and may appear on NYSORA’s website, in printed brochures, or other promotional materials. Attendees’ registration grants NYSORA permission and consent for use of this photography and video.