Anesthesia Conference: Masterclass on Regional Anesthesia​ - Vilamoura, the Algarve, Portugal​ - NYSORA

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Anesthesia Conference:
Masterclass on Regional Anesthesia

Vilamoura, the Algarve, Portugal
Sep 18-21, 2023
NYSORA’s CME retreats combine the best-in-class regional anesthesia education with vacations in some of the most inspiring locations around the world

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About the

NYSORA Masterclasses

NYSORA’s fabled CME programs are designed to capture delegates’ peak attention. The agenda covers the morning hours (8-10 am) and afternoon (5-7 pm). This leaves plenty of time for networking, surfing, basking in the sun, golfing, or sightseeing. 

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A whole other level of excitement and an intimate learning environment, up close and personal with NYSORA’s top instructors

Functional Regional Anesthesia Anatomy

Optimizing an Ultrasound Image

Upper Extremity Blocks

Interscalene Brachial Plexus; Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus; Infraclavicular Brachial Plexus; Costoclavicular Brachial Plexus; Phrenic Sparing Approaches to the Shoulder; Axillary Brachial Plexus Block

Lower Extremity Blocks

Fascia Iliaca; Femoral Nerve; Adductor Canal; Popliteal; IPACK; PENG/Hip



Fascial Plane Blocks

Transversus; Quadratus; Pecs/Serratus

Total Shoulder, Hip, and Knee Arthroplasty


Jonathan Douglas Jaffe, DO, FASA, FAOCA

Wake Forest University School of Medicine North Carolina, USA

Christopher J. Edwards, MD

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center North Carolina, USA

  • 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.

Earlybird €995

Earlybird discounted rate € 995.00, standard rate within 1 month of course € 1,095. Registration includes course materials & light refreshment. Please NOTE that accommodation is not included in the registration price.


Vilamoura is a resort in the Algarve region of southern Portugal. It’s known for its stunning marina filled with million-dollar yachts and trimmed by the picturesque coastline of gorgeous golden beaches. Enjoy waterparks, varied activities, and fascinating day trips, such as the historic city of Faro and the market town of Loule with old wall murals and a bathing complex.

Stay active with six golf courses, a tennis club with 12 clay courts, five-a-side football pitches, horse riding, water sports, and the Algarve water park, to name just a few.


Registration includes complimentary 12-month access to the NYSORA Compendium of Regional Anesthesia worth $99.95. 

The top team of instructors teaches from NYSORA’s GOLD-standard, practical, and comprehensive COMPENDIUM of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain.

– Instantly applicable, step-by-step technique instructions – everything from spinal to epidural, to nerve block procedures
– Logical, highly didactic anatomy illustrations, animations & videos of all clinically useful nerve blocks and fascial injections
– Reverse Ultrasound Anatomy

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About the Venue

Our venues are carefully selected for ease of access to major transport hubs, the city and attractions, inspiring views, and first-rate equipment, for the best possible experience. 

Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Algarve Resort

The iconic Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Algarve Resort is far more than a luxury 5-star hotel in Vilamoura. Sophisticated, savvy, and directly on the beachfront.

Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Algarve Resort is justly famous for its family-friendly offerings – from toddlers to teenagers, there is something for everyone.


Vilamoura is the golfer’s mecca and the Golf Desk ensures that your golfing trip is flawless. Spa lovers indulge in the Tivoli Spa or refresh and revive in the indoor and outdoor pools.

To book your accommodation at the Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Algarve Resort (luxury 5-star),
enter promo code TIVVCNHG7740 to receive a 10% discount:

Alternative Accommodation within a few minutes walking distance from the Marina: 

Dom Pedro Portobelo Hotel & Apartments (4 stars). To book your accommodation click here.

Vila Gale Ampalius (4 stars). To book your accommodation click here.


The CME Retreat Anesthesia Conference – Vilamoura, Vilamoura, Portugal, 18/09/2023-21/09/2023 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 14 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at

A Continuing Medical Education(CME) activity serves to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession.

Physicians use CME credit to demonstrate that they have participated in educational activities and obtained CME credit to document meeting the requirements of state medical boards, medical specialty societies, specialty boards, hospital medical staff, the Joint Commission, insurance groups, and others

An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME® for CME accreditation for this event. Accreditation by the EACCME means that the CME/CPD activity provided is of high scientific value, is free of commercial bias and promotes active adult learning. This is of paramount importance to doctors who need to report to their National Accreditation Authority on their CME/CPD activity over a certain period of time, and this even more now that many national systems are (becoming) mandatory and not voluntary. By attending an EACCME-accredited event, they will be able to obtain European CME credits (ECMEC) which are recognized not only in a majority of European countries (with which the EACCME has signed agreements), but also in the USA and Canada. By handing in their EACCME certificate to their National Accreditation Authority, their credits will automatically be recognized and converted into national credits.