CME Retreat Anesthesia Conference – Edinburgh, Scotland

Location Edinburgh, Scotland
Date 11-13 June 2021


Anesthesia Conferences Combining High-Level Education with Vacation

The CME Retreats are specially designed anesthesia conferences that provide the best-in-class educational experience in some of the most inspiring locations around the world.


Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, often referred to as the Athens of the North, and as such, is one of the inspiring locations chosen for NYSORA’s CME Retreat Anesthesia Conferences. Its Old Town – listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site, is a bustling area full of centuries-old buildings and narrow alleys. At its heart, perched on an extinct volcano is Edinburgh Castle, one of the oldest fortified places in Europe, with a long rich history as a royal residence, military garrison, prison and fortress. Orderly Georgian terraces line the streets of the New Town, and at the southernmost tip you find Princes Street, a shoppers paradise, packed with iconic stores and eateries, and the Princes Street Gardens. Scotland is known for very good reasons as the Home of Golf. The first-ever records of the sport date back to 15th-century Scotland. Edinburgh and the surrounding areas are rich with great courses. Avid golfers from all parts of the globe gravitate to this bonnie land to enjoy the famous courses played upon by some of golf’s greatest heroes. Castles, Trams, Whiskey and Golf merge together in Edinburgh to deliver a memorable experience for all who pay it a visit. EDINBURGH.ORG


300 years of history, just 7 miles from Edinburgh’s city center. Impressively situated in 1,000 acres of parkland lies the Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club. With spectacular views to Edinburgh Castle and the Forth Bridges, it’s a celebration of Scottish heritage. With 215 rooms and suites, and a range of restaurants and bars, the historic resort also features two 18-hole golf courses, luxurious leisure facilities and a state-of-the-art fitness center. It’s hard to believe Dalmahoy lies just 20 minutes from Edinburgh and 10 minutes from Edinburgh Airport. It enjoys excellent transport links by air, road and rail, while offering a luxury retreat at a Scottish resort. Over the last two and a half years, over £2m has been invested as part of an ongoing commitment to refurbishing the hotel and country club.

One of Scotland’s premier golfing destinations.
Dalmahoy’s golfing heritage attracts golfers of all levels, looking to test their skills at the famous venue where the European Ladies won their first Solheim Cup, and where famous names such as Seve Ballesteros, Sam Torrance, and Nick Faldo have competed in the Scottish Seniors Open. The resort features two 18-hole golf courses that challenge and cater for all standards. Both courses afford stunning views across the region, where you can see as far as the Forth Bridges and over to Edinburgh Castle.

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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


Sadiq Bhayani, MD

Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anesthesia
University Hospitals
Leicester NHS Trust


The CME Retreat Anesthesia Conferences are suitable for clinicians, residents, fellows, and other health care and health industry professionals.


The attendees of the CME Retreat Anesthesia Conferences will learn how to:

  • Describe regional anesthesia ultrasound-guided techniques of the upper and lower extremity
  • Summarize current postoperative analgesia recommendations
  • Explain the physics of ultrasound and demonstrate how to operate an ultrasound machine
  • Use needle-eye-coordination and anatomy recognition to perform nerve blocks
  • Describe guidelines for the management of local anesthetic toxicity (LAST)
  • Describe the latest developments in postoperative analgesia for knee and foot surgery


  • “It was great! Thank you very very much for this medical meeting! I really enjoyed my time with you! Hope to see you again sometime!”
  • “I had a great time learning and the speakers were great. There was ample time for lectures and demonstrations, and of course skiing.” (From the CME Retreat in Crans-Montana, Switzerland)
  • “I had a wonderful time getting to know people. I got a chance to summarize knowledge and to learn new things. The location was just amazing.”
  • “Nice mix of education and sports.” (From the CME Retreat in Crans-Montana, Switzerland)
  • “Outstanding conference!”


Disclaimer: Please note that the agenda is subject to slight change as we add more lecturers and topics.
(*) A participant’s guest may attend these sessions and receive a non-CME certificate of attendance.

08:00 - 08:30 Introduction: NYSORA - What is new? (*)
08:30 - 09:00 Analgesia for clavicle fractures: Current evidence and recommendations
09:00 - 09:30 Analgesia for shoulder surgery
09:30 - 10:00 An update on infraclavicular, costoclavicular & axillary brachial plexus blocks
16:30 - 17:00 All you need to know about forearm blocks
17:00 - 17:30 Ultrasound physics made simple: What is that machine really doing?
17:30 - 18:00 Understanding and setup of the ultrasound machine for picture-perfect images
18:00 - 18:30 The use of ultrasound in the morbidly obese patient
18:30 - 19:00 How to become proficient in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia
08:00 - 08:30 Understanding the fascia iliaca block: Mechanisms and indications
08:30 - 09:00 Femoral, femoral triangle and adductor canal: Lost in translation?
09:00 - 09:30 Total hip arthroplasty: Latest fast-track protocol
09:30 - 10:00 Chronic knee pain - Past, Present & Future
10:00 - 10:30 NON-CME lecture: Liposome bupivacaine - Mechanism, indications and best uses
16:30 - 17:00 How to tackle pain for foot surgery
17:00 - 17:30 Prevention and treatment of local anesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST)
17:30 - 18:00 Intraoperative opioid sparing regimens: What is the evidence?
18:00 - 18:30 Understanding the thoracic fascial plane blocks
18:30 - 19:00 ERAS protocols for esophagectomies and thoracic surgery
08:00 - 08:30 Awake fiberoptic intubation
08:30 - 09:00 Understanding the abdominal fascial plane blocks
09:00 - 09:30 Avoiding complications of nerve blocks
09:30 - 10:00 RA in the ambulatory patient:
What happens when the blocks wear off?



An application has been made to the EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event.


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Venue Details

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club
Edinburgh EH27 8EB
United Kingdom
44 131 333 1845

Registration Fee

$ 695.00 if booked before May 12th , 2021
$ 795.00 if booked after May 12th , 2021

Registration fee includes:
Admission for 1 person to scientific sessions on Friday/Saturday/Sunday
All course materials
Coffee breaks during the scientific sessions
Dress code: Smart casual
All Scientific sessions are in English

Cancellation Policy

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

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Participants are strongly advised to take out their own travel and health insurance.

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In this age of information overload, everyone can get lost. Receiving information is one thing, but to be inspired, to feel the joy of learning and tap into one’s inner strength, commitment and courage, is different. We structure our courses and select instructors and locations to foster these very emotions and the feeling of accomplishment. This strategy provides the drive to our trainees to apply what you have learned.

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NYSORA provides the most efficient education anywhere. NYSORA’s instructors are selected among the real world experts who are the best-of-the-best, who use NYSORA’s step-by-step proven educational strategies and tools you can apply immediately to your practice. When you leave a NYSORA course, you will bring home the knowledge and inspiration to start transforming your practice

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