CME Retreat Anesthesia Conference – New York, NY

Location EnVue Port Imperial, overlooking NYC
Date 25-27 September, 2020

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.


A trip to New York City is the experience of a lifetime. With famous attractions like Times Square, Central Park, the Empire State Building and Yankee Stadium—to name just a few—NYC packs more to see and do into one compact area than any other place on earth. Each of the City’s five boroughs contains its own roster of must-see destinations, great restaurants, cultural hot spots, and unforgettable activities.
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Located across the street from Port Imperial ferry terminal and the magnificent Hudson River – Unparalleled hotel rooftop views and easy transportation options (8 minutes by ferry from Manhattan) bring the iconic city of NY closer than ever. From Broadway, Times Square, to local farmer’s markets, this is Manhattan with a small-town feel. EnVue rises from the revitalized Hudson River waterfront offering a clean slate for new generations to create their own history.  Enjoy a cocktail and American small plate from Chef Rocco in NoHu Rooftop Bar & Restaurant encircled by New York City’s horizon. Sit back and relax in the brand new Club Lounge. Clear your mind with a good night’s rest in the well-appointed suites and guestrooms with a host of amenities.

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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



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 Anesthesiologist
Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg
Genk, Belgium


  • “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 How to learn needle-eye coordination? Acquiring skills on simulators rather than on patients
18:30 - 19:00 The future of ultrasound in 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 Nerve blocks or local infiltration for total knee replacement?
16:30 - 17:00 Chronic knee pain: Interventional analgesia techniques
17:00 - 17:30 How to tackle pain for foot surgery
17:30 - 18:00 RA in the ambulatory patient: What happens when the blocks wear off?
18:00 - 18:30 Intraoperative opioid sparing regimens: What is the evidence?
18:30 - 19:00 Understanding liposomal bupivacaine: Tips for successful use
08:00 - 08:30 Understanding the thoracic fascial plane blocks
08:30 - 09:00 Understanding the abdominal fascial plane blocks
09:00 - 09:30 Avoiding complications of nerve blocks
09:30 - 10:00 Prevention and treatment of local anesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST)



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.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 11 contact hours.
Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advance Practice Registered Nurses will be designated on your certificate.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

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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Venue Details

EnVue Autograph Collection
550 Ave at Port Imperial
Weehawken, NJ
United States
+1 201-758-7920

Registration Fee

$ 995.00 if booked before August 25th , 2020
$ 1095 if booked after August 25th, 2020

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

What are NYSORA’s registration fees used for?

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.

Why we are so proud of NYSORA courses?

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.

What is NYSORA's educational philosophy?

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

Contact Details

For any questions or concerns regarding NYSORA courses:

Phone number: 1 212 658 0056