Anesthesia CME Retreat

Val-d'Isère, France

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 The NYSORA’s worldwide GOLD-standard, practical, and comprehensive COMPENDIUM of regional anesthesia and acute pain. Featuring NYSORA’s newest Ultrasound Anatomy(c) illustrations and animations, clinical videos, anatomical dissections, techniques, algorithms and much more!

Registration includes 1 month complimentary access to the NYSORA Compendium.


This charming ski resort in the French Alps is one of the most popular and best-loved French skiing destinations, and as such, one of the inspiring locations chosen for NYSORA’s CME Retreat Anesthesia Conferences. Thanks to its scenic beauty and a broad offer of recreational activities, Val-d’Isère is an ideal vacation site for anyone; adventurers, adrenaline junkies, families, and winter enthusiasts.

The superb ski terrain includes something for everyone, and not just downhill lovers. In Val-d’Isère you can try cross-country skiing, sit-skiing, or even snowkiting. For those who don’t ski, there are countless activities to take part in, such as ice driving circuits, snowmobile and helicopter tours of the spectacular landscape, driving husky-drawn sleds, climbing a frozen waterfall, or even speed riding, ice diving and winter paragliding for the most adventurous!

A special treat for night-owls is the secret wilderness camp where you can spend a relaxed evening in the woods around a campfire before enjoying a spectacular ride down the starlit mountain.

The youngest are also guaranteed an unforgettable and fun-filled stay in Val-d’Isère, with activities designed especially for children. Some of them include the Ski Kindergarten, the sleigh area and recreational fun zone, and the adventure program Val Kids entirely geared towards children.

Val-d’Isère also has boasts a rich gastronomical offer, from Michelin Star restaurants to coffee shops with the best pastries, cakes, and treats. So whatever your taste, you are sure to find something for yourself. A wide range of accommodation options and general information can be found here: Holiday rental in Val d’Isere.

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

An application has been made to the EACCME for accreditation of these events.

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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$ 995
  • 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

Val D’Isere Centre De Congres, Route de la Balme, France

Val D’Isere Centre De Congres
Route de la Balme
Val d’Isère 73150
33 4790 62123

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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 January 28th: $ 995.00
Rate from January 28th: $ 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

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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.