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 2023, via one Global Educational Event under the responsibility of ESRA, our common goal is to provide multiple education opportunities, disseminated across all 5 continents. In this context, the Focus of the WCRAPM 2023 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 Sessions
·       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 2023 WCRAPM 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.