Anesthesia CME Retreat

Cancun, Mexico

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.


Surrounded by the breathtaking Caribbean Sea, soft coral sands and the striking shade of blue ocean it is very easy to see why Cancun was voted the second most attractive destination for vacations, and as such, is one of the inspiring locations chosen for NYSORA’s CME Retreat Anesthesia Conferences.

The Yucatán Peninsula was the center of Mayan civilization and you will find many Maya archaeological sites throughout the peninsula. Chichen Itzá, one of the most notable landmarks of the area, takes you on an incredible journey back to the Maya civilization and a visit here will make you feel that you have stepped back in time. In addition to its incredible history, Cancun’s breathtaking blue waters are full of colorful underwater sea life making it an excellent destination for snorkeling and scuba diving. The third largest coral reef system in the world continues through Cancún and the Riviera Maya, where it is home to more than 65 species of coral and 500 species of fish.

JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa

Indulge in a revitalizing retreat at JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa, where you’ll discover numerous upscale amenities including spacious, sand-toned accommodations, on-site dining and premier access to alluring destinations. 

Dedicate a day to exploring the historical Mayan ruins and experience the area’s lively clubs and bars, dancing your nights away. Prior to spending a day at the beach or meeting with friends, wind down with a rejuvenating dip in our family-friendly or adult-only infinity pools. After warming up with a swim, finish your workout at our fitness center featuring cardio equipment and free weights. 

If you wish to simply relax, take a trip to our on-site, Mayan-Inspired Spa which offers ample therapeutic treatments, tennis courts, a steam room and mesmerizing ocean views. At JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa, spoil yourself to a luxury getaway.

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Anesthesia Conferences Combining High-Level Education with Vacation


Admir Hadzic, MD, PhD

Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, NAICE (North American Institute for Continuous Education)
Director, NYSORA Continuing Medical Education
Consultant, Department of Anesthesiology, Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg
Genk, Belgium

Catherine Vandepitte, MD, PhD

Consultant, Department of Anesthesiology, Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg
Genk, Belgium


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.

Testimonials by NYSORA workshop delegates

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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

Kukulcan, Km 14.5, Lote 40-A, Zona Hotelera, Cancun

JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
Cancun, Mexico
+52 998 848 9600

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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.