WELCOME MESSAGE FROM PROF EZZAT SAMY AZIZ, CONGRESS PRESIDENT AND CONVENER
Message from the President of the African Society of Regional Anesthesia (AFSRA), host society for the 4th World Congress of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy
On behalf of the Scientific Committee, it is our pleasure to welcome you to Cape Town for this 4th World Congress of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy. Hosted by the African Society of Regional Anesthesia (AFSRA), the congress will be held from November 24th-28th, 2014 at the Cape Town International Convention Center.
First held back in 2002 in Barcelona, hosted by the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia & Pain Therapy (ESRA) and subsequently in Rio de Janeiro in 2006 hosted by the Latin American Society of Regional Anesthesia (LASRA) the 3rd WCRAPT deviated from the regular quadrennial rotation due to organizational issues that took place in Sydney, Australia, February 3-7, 2013 hosted by Asia-Oceania Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine (AOSRA).
AFSRA is delighted to host The 4th World Congress of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy (WCRAPT 2014) and bring it back to its quadrennial cycle and will build on this well-earned reputation for scientific excellence by allowing participants the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of the latest research in anaesthesia. WCRAPT 2014 is a unique opportunity to enhance your practice by partaking in the top caliber scientific programme and discussing the latest advances in anaesthesia with leading specialists from all five continental societies and around the world.
A variety of learning styles will be utilized in the WCRAPT 2014 Programme. In this way participants are not limited to didactic sessions but also dynamic, interactive and practical approaches covering entire regional anaesthesia and pain therapy which includes.
- Pro-Con Debates
- Problem based learning
- Ultrasound & Anatomical Landmark Workshops
- Cadaver Workshops
- Refresher Courses
- Ask the Expert
- Luncheon Sessions
- Free Paper/Poster Sessions
On behalf of our scientific committee, representing all five continental societies, we look forward to your participation and the opportunity to share your global perspectives on Regional Anesthesia with colleagues from around the world in this unique location that is Cape Town, South Africa