9th National Conference of the Academy of Regional Anaesthesia of India

Organized by Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore – India.

  • 4th July CME / Isha Yoga Centre (Full day CME)

  • 5th - 6th July Conference / Le Meridien, Coimbatore

  • 6th July Live Surgery Workshop Transmission from Ganga Hospital to Le Meridien

  • Hands on Workshop

    3rd July, Venue: PSG Hospital

    7th July, Venue: Ganga Hospital, PSG Hospital, GEM Hospital, KMCH

Workshop List

  • Dr Balavenkat & Team
  • Dr TVS Gopal & Dr Deep Arora & Team
  • Dr Sandeep Diwan & Team
  • Dr Vrushali Ponde & Team
  • Dr Sivashanmugam & Team
  • Dr Sudhakar Koppad & Team
  • Dr Senthilkumaran & Team
  • Dr Murali Thondebhavi & Team
  • Dr Ram Kumar & Team

Upper Limb, Lower Limb & Compartment Blocks/ USG + PNS

Dr Balavenkat & Team

Total: 100 Sold Out

Thoracic & Abdominal Blocks

Dr TVS Gopal & Dr Deep Arora & Team

Total: 50Filled: 19 Remaining: 31

Cadaveric Workshop

Dr Sandeep Diwan & Team

Total: 30Filled: 16 Remaining: 14

Upper Limb, Lower Limb, Neuraxial & Compartment Blocks: USG & PNS

Dr Vrushali Ponde & Team

Total: 50 Filled: 17 Remaining: 33

5. Regional anaesthesia for upper limb surgery redefined.

Dr Sivashanmugam & Team

Total: 25Filled: 5 Remaining: 20


At the end of the workshop delegates should understand if possible to demonstrate the following.

  • Able to identify roots, trunks, division, cords and individual nerves of the BP.
  • Able to correlate sonoanatomy to cadaveric anatomy so that he or she will know all the structures in the US image than only the nerves.
  • Hence learning will be shifted from pattern recognition to trace back and forth method. Delegate will trace the BP from root to branches.
  • At different levels where to inject, what local anaesthetic, volume and concentration to be used and what block outcome I should expect.
  • Hence concept of where we are blocking the BP (roots, Trunk, divisions, cords and braches) than relaying on surface landmarks like interscalene and supraclavicular will be introduced.
  • Which level to be blocked for which surgery?
  • What are the complications expected and their mechanism of happening?
  • How to assess the diaphragmatic function?
  • If it is affected what to do?

Teaching learning method

Small group teaching 5/ stations, volunteer demonstration, cadaver specimen discussion, Hands on injection at fresh cadavers, vedio demonstration.

Intermediate & Advanced Plexus Blocks

Dr Sudhakar Koppad & Team

Total: 60Filled: 7 Remaining: 53


  • Cervical Plexus
  • Brachial Plexus ( both above & below the clavicle)
  • Lumbar Plexus And
  • Sacral Plexus

Strategies for Quality Improvement in Regional Anaesthesia: High fidelity Simulated block room

Dr Senthilkumaran & Team

Total: 60Filled: 2 Remaining: 58


  • Basics of PNS and USRA. Closing the learning loop using simulation.
  • Hands-on practice for safe needle guidance, nerve localisation and ergonomics using nerve block mannequins.
  • Effective management and prevention of critical incidences during regional Anaesthesia. High fidelity simulated OT covers technical and non-technical skills.

Hybrid workshop: Perioperative & Chronic Pain Blocks

Dr Murali Thondebhavi & Team

Total: 60Filled: 9 Remaining: 51
  • Bringing together Chronic Pain and Perioperative blocks: The way forward.
  • Ultrasound Guided Blocks

Nerve blocks and POint of Care UltraSound

Dr Ram Kumar & team

Total: 0Filled: 0 Remaining: 0


  • Provides an insight into regional anaesthesia skills involving basic and advanced applications of ultrasound
  • Includes discussion on procedure targeted nerve block achieving appropriate analgesia/anaesthesia
  • Station for POint of Care UltraSound (POCUS) whichis of paramount importance in the peri-operative period
  • Aims to confer the clinical skills and academic proficiency for the anaesthesiologist in modern anesthetic practice in regional anaesthesia and perioperative care