17th Regional Anaesthesia Winter Symposium





Dear colleagues and friends,

It is my pleasure and honour to invite you to assist to the 17th Annual Regional Anaesthesia Winter Symposium which will be held in Crans-Montana,

12th – 14th January 2017







Prof. Alain Borgeat, MD

Balgrist University Hospital








Full participation certifies

15 CME points.


Place limited to 40 participants.


Course fee 350.-- CHF


Recognized as one hands-on workshop for the ESRA diploma


Registration before  12/01/2016


Prof. Alain Borgeat,

Balgrist University Hospital Forchstrasse 340,

CH-8008 Zurich, Switzerland

Tel. +41 44 386 38 32

Fax + 41 44 386 38 39




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Programme 17th Regional Anaesthesia Winter Symposium


Thursday 12th


Morning: 08.30-12.00


Introduction, Alain Borgeat


Regional Anaesthesia: Lights and shadows

Alain Borgeat


Phantom pain: How to manage?

Gina Votta-Velis, Chicago, USA)


Coffee break


Chronic pain: Symptom or disease?




Afternoon: 16:30-19:00


Brachial plexus blocks, Alain Borgeat


Lumbo-sacral blocks, José Aguirre


Paraesthesia: What to do?, Alain Borgeat





Friday 13th


Morning: 08.30-12.00


Sedation, Alain Borgeat


How to build a pharmacokinetic program

(Marsch and Schnider model) Frank Engbers


Interactions and PK/PD model of opioid

Frank Engbers


Coffee break


ostoperative cognitive dysfunction, Luc Barvais


Perioperative ketamine and clonidine

Michael Palmisano (Chicago USA)




Afternoon: 16:30-19:00


Workshops: Applied Anatomy/Transcutaneous Stimulation


Upper extremity, Alain Borgeat, 3x 40 minutes

Lower extremity, Alain Borgeat, 3x 40 minutes

TCI workshop, Luc Barvais, Frank Engbers, 3x 40 minutes


Saturday 14th


Morning: 08.30-12.00


Regional Anaesthesia for high risk patient,

José Aguirre


New monitoring to assess analgesia,

Luc Barvais


Benefits of Regional Anaesthesia in orthopedic patients Regional Anaesthesia and costs

José Aguirre



  • Venue

    Hotel Le Mont Paisible,


    Chemin du Mont-Paisible 12,

    3963 Randogne, Switzerland

  • How to get there

    To organize your arrival by train:


    To plan your arrival by car:


Contact Information

For general inquiries

and sponsorship website:


For meetings and registrations:

Mrs Silvia Lenz

Department of Anaesthesiology

and Intensive Care,

Orthopaedic University Clinic Balgrist

Forschstrasse 340

CH-8008 Zürich Switzerland

Tivatrainer is an educational programme, developed to explain pharmacokinetic principles and show the pharmacokinetic properties of IV anesthetics and other drugs. TivatrainerX  is the iphone version

+41 44 386 38 32

Dr Frank Engbers

Leiden University Medical Centre

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