ESRA Diploma Part 1 Registration is closed!
ESRA Diploma Part 2 Registration is closed!
When: Tuesday, Sept. 7th 2010
Time: 09:00 am - 16:00 pm
Signs will be placed in the lobby and throughout the hotel
In order to identify yourself, kindly bring an ID.
Venue: Porto Palacio Congress Hotel & Spa (www.hotelportopalacio.com)
Av. Boavista, 1269
Tel: +351 226 086 600
Fax: +351 226 091 467
Transport: click here
ATTENTION: the examination is NOT taking place at the ESRA congress venue; the congress center is not open yet and you are not obliged to obtain your badges before attending the exam part 2; you can arrive at the Porto Palacio directly
NB: online registration to Diploma Part 2 is available after completed registration to the congress
ESRA European Diploma in Regional Anaesthesia & Pain Therapy
The ESRA European Diploma in Regional Anaesthesia & Pain Therapy aims to educate clinicians involved in regional anesthesia and to achieve a uniformly high standard of knowledge as judged by an independent Board of Examiners.
The ESRA exams Part I and II are given during the Society’s annual congress.
The diploma exam part I consists of 100 written Multiple choice questions (MCQ) to answer in a time frame of 2 hours. It usually takes place during the first day of the congress.
The diploma exam part II is only open to successful candidates who passed the written exam in a previous congress. It consists of 25 minutes examination given by 2 examiners and usually takes place the day prior to the first day of the congress.
The results are communicated 1 day prior to the end of the congress in the congress center.
Successful examinees who passed the ESRA diploma Part I will be sent a certificate electronically within 2 weeks after the congress.
Diplomas are distributed during the closing ceremony to the successful candidates who passed the exam Part II – absent diplomats will receive their diploma by post within 2 weeks after the congress.
Requisites for attendance
The requisites described here after must be fulfilled before applying for Part I of the diploma!
1- Written candidate’s certification signed by the head of department or Director of programme, certifying a performance of at least:
- 100 central blocks
- 50 upper limb blocks
- 50 lower limb blocks
Please note that all documents will be double checked, including the validity of the signed letter certifying number of blocks!
2- ESRA membership for the current year
3- Certificate of Attendance of at least two ESRA workshops (National or European) during the last three years, including the current year:
- 1 cadaver workshop (mandatory)
- 1 hands-on workshop on anatomical, landmarks for peripheral nerve blocks with/ without aid of ultrasound or 1 Hands-on workshop on ultrasound-guided nerve blocks
Click here to access an exhaustive list of recognized workshops.
How it works
Two years exam taking place at the annual ESRA congress
a. First Year – Diploma Exam Part I (Written Exam)
100 Multiple Choice Questions
2 hours examination usually given during the first day of the congress.
A result of 75% and more is considered as passed.
No mobiles or photographic material are allowed during the exam (penalty: exclusion from exam).
Topics: anatomy, pharmacology, central blocks, peripheral blocks, obstetric regional anaesthesia, paediatric regional anaesthesia, acute pain
Click here to see an example of questions asked
b. Second Year – Diploma Exam Part II (Practical Exam)
(upon condition of a passed Exam Part I)
25 minutes examination usually given the day prior to the first day of the congress
On Simulator and/or Models
To find out more, click here
ESRA DIPLOMA FAQ
How do I become a member of ESRA?
Do I have to wait a year between taking Part 1 and Part 2?
Can I take the exam without attending the Annual Congress?
No – registration to the Congress is necessary.
Please find registration information online: http://www2.kenes.com/esra2010/reg/Pages/Registration.aspx
How can I submit the certificate of blocks and workshops?
Please send a copy by email (preferred), fax or mail to:
ESRA Administrative Office
C/o Kenes International
1-3 rue de Chantepoulet
PO Box 1726
Fax: +41 22 9069140
Are 2 cadaver workshops recognized as well?
Yes, you are also eligible for the exam with 2 cadaver workshops.
Can I complete required workshops during the Annual Congress and sit the exam at the same time?
No. You need to fulfill all exam requirements before the ESRA diploma session.
Can I apply for the ESRA Diploma now and hand in workshop and block certificates later?
No. Only complete applications will be considered for review.
Is there any recommended literature?
No specific literature is recommended for the exam, but ESRA highly suggesst to read the RAPM journal
Part I – example of questions (MCQs)
Examples of MCQs
When can I take the next ESRA Diploma Exam?
At the ESRA 2010 Congress in Porto: http://www2.kenes.com/esra2010/pages/home.aspx
Diploma Part I: EUR 100
Diploma Part II: EUR 100
Re-takers Part I or II : EUR 50
Refunds are possible until 2 week prior to the start of the annual congress and must be expressed through an email to email@example.com
When and Where
XXIX Annual ESRA Congress, Porto, Portugal
September 8-11, 2010
More info on http://www2.kenes.com/esra2010/Pages/Home.aspx
ARE YOU READY?
Register here – fill in the registration form to the congress and select the option for diploma.
For Participation chose either option A or B where applicable when completing your online registration to the congress.
For further information, please contact the ESRA Liaison Bureau
Tel: +41 22 906 04 84
Fax: +41 22 906 9140
ESRA Diploma Board Members
- André van Zundert, Chairman
- Giorgio Ivani, Vice-Chairman
- Alain Borgeat, Vice-Chairman
- Narinder Rawal
- Slobodan Gligorijevic
- Chandra Kumar
- Audun Stubhaug
- Eriphyli Argyra
- Xavier Capdevilla
- Barry Nicholls
GOOD LUCK and see you soon!