Traditionally, the ESRA Annual Congress is included amongst the most influential Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine platforms for clinicians, researchers, scientists and industry representatives from all over the world, with its high scientific standard being recognized and highly rated by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. 

In 2024, our common goal is to provide multiple education opportunities, disseminated across all 5 continents. In this context, the Focus of the ESRA CONGRESS 2024 will be to drive conversation and interactivity, deepen collaboration, accelerate promotion of science and networking, and encourage knowledge sharing, via state-of-the-art presentations on our fields, as well as by highlighting new insights into basic science, clinical research and therapeutic interventions. 

This Meeting Format will again encourage an active interplay between faculty and delegates, framed by your input, commitment and pro-action. Accordingly, the Scientific Program will comprise of:

  • Plenary Experts’ Panel Discussions
  • Instructional Refresher Course
  • Lectures
  • PRO CON Debates
  • Ask the Expert Interactive Session
  • Second Opinion Discussion
  • Sessions
  • Tips & Tricks Sessions
  • Problem Based Learning
    Discussions (PBLD)
  • Luncheon Sessions
  • Complex Case Discussions
  • Audience-Submitted Content / Q&A
  • Hands-On Clinical & Cadaver Workshops
  • Trainees Sessions
  • LIVE Demonstrations on Models
  • 360° Open Space Simulation Courses Sessions

In addition, the ERSA CONGRESS 2024 will deliver multiple exciting learning opportunities specifically designed for Residents, Trainees and Fellows, including but not limited to Free Papers and ePosters Sessions.

All are cordially invited to submit their work for inclusion in the Best Free Paper and Best E–Poster Abstract Award Competitions on RA and Chronic Pain Management, as well as in the Best RA, Pain Medicine and PoCUS Video Contest. Moreover, a busy large exhibition area will be available, not only for ePosters viewing & discussion, but also for the presentation of latest innovations from our industry supporters. Finally, written and oral exams of the well–established EDRA and EDPM ESRA Diplomas will take place in parallel with the congress main scientific program, or as a pre-congress activity.

Last but not least, a variety of social activities and unique networking events will be organized, such as the Congress Opening Ceremony & Welcome Session, followed by an exceptional Networking Reception, the Networking on The Run (well known as FUN run), the Trainees & Diplomates Reception, the Annual Networking Dinner & Celebration, and the Farewell Reception at the end of the congress, all befitting in Paris, our ideal location.


The Congress abstracts will be available on the Congress App and will also be published in the September issue of the online supplement of the RAPM Journal.

The journal will be accessible for everyone free of charge for 1 month (until the end of September). Following this the journal will only be available for ESRA members (


Join the online conversation on social media with #ESRA2024 and become part of our community. A social media expert will be onsite sharing photos and quotes, so feel free to engage on Twitter and Instagram!

You will find promotion elements on the “Promotion Tools” page.

Lunch and Coffee breaks

Lunch and coffee will be served at the times specified on the timetable, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in the Exhibition area. Please note that lunch will not be served on Saturday.

Certificate of Attendance

All congress participants and workshop participants will receive their Certificate of Attendance via email after the Congress. Abstract presentation certificates will also be sent after the Congress to all presenters.

Liability and Insurance

The Congress Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.


The official language of the congress is English. There won’t be any translation service during the congress.

Industry Support Disclosure

This event is supported, in part, by funding from Industry. All support is managed in strict accordance with CME/CPD accreditation criteria and standards for commercial support. Appropriate acknowledgement of all supporting organisations is made in the Congress Program, on the event website, and with signage during the event. A list of all industry supporters is available in the Industry Support and Exhibition Section on the website.