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A panel of highly experienced regional anesthesia practitioners from the United States and Europe deliver this insightful webinar exploring mechanisms of nerve injury and sharing practical strategies to mitigate for peripheral nerve injury in the context of regional anesthesia (RA).

Chaired and moderated by Dr Nabil Elkassabany, this webinar was originally broadcast through the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) Industry Education Non-CME Virtual Program on 28th July 2021.

This is a highly relevant topic for any regional anesthesia professional.

Speakers & Topics

Dr Clara Lobo: “Mechanisms of Nerve Injury”

Dr Morné Wolmarans: “Mitigating Nerve Injury – practical aspects”

Dr Douglas Jaffe: “Management of Suspected Perioperative Peripheral Nerve Injury”

About the speakers

Nabil Elkassabany, MD, MSCE, is an associate professor in the department of anesthesiology and critical care at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He is the director of the sections of Regional and Orthopedic Anesthesiology and he is also the director of the regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine fellowship. His research interest focuses on improving patients’ outcomes after regional anesthesia. He currently chairs the industry relation, and communication committees and he is a member of the board of directors of ASRA.

Clara Alexandra Lobo, MD, is an anesthesiology consultant currently working at Hospital das Forças Armadas – Pólo Porto in Portugal. She was also an invited professor at the Departamento de Anatomia Normal at Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar (ICBAS) at Porto University. She is a past president of Clube de Anestesia Regional (CAR/ESRA Portugal), the Portuguese anesthesiology society dedicated to regional anesthesia and pain medicine with over 1,300 associates. From September 2016 to 2019, she served on the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy (ESRA) and the European Diploma of Regional Anaesthesia (EDRA) board of directors. Since September 2019, she has served as the ESRA Secretary General. Dr. Lobo is on the organizing committee of the ESRA trainees workshop in Porto, the ESRA Instructors Course in Amsterdam, and is an editor of ESRA Updates. She has authored and co-authored several published papers and book chapters nationally and internationally. In her spare time, she loves reading, traveling, visiting the cinema, and listening to music.

Morné Wolmarans, MBChB, FFRCA, EDRA, has been a consultant anesthesiologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in the United Kingdom for 17 years. Starting medical practice in Cape Town, South Africa, he then moved to London and finished specializing in anesthesia and intensive care medicine in Cambridge. Dr. Wolmarans developed a special interest in ultrasound regional anesthesia (RA) in 2000. He regularly lectures at international conferences, organizes workshops, and has established ultrasound courses nationally and internationally. Dr. Wolmarans has been actively involved with the RA-UK board for the last 10 years. He is a past-president for Regional Anaesthesia United Kingdom (RA-UK), an ESRA Board member, vice chairman of the EDRA Board, an examiner for the EDRA diploma, and external examiner for the University of East Anglia Masters Programme in Regional Anaesthesia. His special interests are education in ultrasound RA, RA non-technical skills (RANTS), vascular anesthesia, golf, and fine wine.

J. Douglas Jaffe, DO, is a board-certified anesthesiologist with Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, NC. He attended the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine where he earned his doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Jaffe is also an associate professor of anesthesiology at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. His subspecialty interests include acute pain medicine, regional anesthesia and analgesia, and trauma anesthesia.