Western University Regional Anesthesia Symposium



Date and Location

Friday September 22 - Saturday September 23, 2023
Sumner Auditorium, B2-119.
Victoria Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre.

Learning Objectives and Content to be Covered  

At the end of the regional anesthesia symposium, participants will be able to:
  1. At the end of the regional anesthesia panel discussions, participants will be able to explain the safe and evidence-based practice of regional anesthesia in select populations. 
  2. At the end of the rebound pain panel discussion, participants will be able to explain the concept of rebound pain and its management. 
  3. At the end of the regional anesthesia workshop, participants will be able to describe the relevant anatomy for regional nerve blocks.
  4. At the end of the POCUS workshop, participants will be able to demonstrate how to perform point of care ultrasound assessments.

Visiting Speakers

Agenda - Friday September 22, 2023



Sumner Auditorium, B2-119.
Victoria Hospital, LHSC.
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Welcome and Introduction - Dr. John Yoo, Dean of Schulich School of Medicine 
Tea and Coffee
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Panel Discussion 
Transcending borders between adult and pediatric regional anesthesia - the do’s and don’t 



6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Pediatric Regional Anesthesia: The Journey


Agenda - Saturday September 23, 2023




Sumner Amphitheatre, B2-119.
Victoria Hospital, LHSC.

7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Introduction to Program


9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Panel Discussion
 Anesthesia in ambulatory care and sports medicine



10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion
Ultrasound Guided spinal/ epidural in patient with spinal deformities



  • Dr. Mo Misurati
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
Rebound Pain What's the Evidence



12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Break



Location: Day Surgery Area,
Victoria Hospital

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

All registrants will rotate through each workshop stations

Group 1
Blocks for shoulder surgery and upper limb
(2 stations)
1st Shoulder Surgery
2nd Upper Limb

Group 2
Blocks for Hip and Lower limb surgeries
(2 stations)

1st Hip Surgery
2nd Lower Limb

Group 3
Truncal Block for thoracic and abdominal surgeries
(2 stations)


1st Thoracic Blocks
2nd Abdominal Blocks


Group 4
(2 stations)

1st Gastric
2nd Lung/Cardiac

6:30 p.m. 


BestWestern Lamplighter Inn

Room: Chelsea

591 Wellington Rd. London


5:30-6:30 cocktails

6:30-8:30 dinner

Organizing Team


Dr. Abhijit Biswas Program Director

mohamad_100x100.jpg Dr. Mohamad Ahmad
Associate Professor

Dr. Shalini Dhir
Associate Professor

  • Dr. Mark Lukewich
  • Dr. Rachelle Lassaline
  • Dr. Rodrigo Da Silva
  • Dr. Julio Gomez


Eva Nikolova  
(519) 685-8500 ext. 36326

Sponsorship Statement

This symposium was kindly sponsored by an educational grant from Canadian Health Specialites Ltd. and in kind support by BOMIMed Inc.


This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. You may claim a maximum of 10.0  hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent participating in the educational program.