14th Annual Conference of
Academy of Regional Anaesthesia of India

Date: 22, 23, 24 & 25 August 2024 | Venue: Hitex Exhibition Center, Hyderabad

Regional Anaesthesia : Breaking Barriers

ULTY, the Official Mascot of AORA INDIA 2024

Day 1

CME (The Nuts and Bolts Review)

Thursday, 22nd August

REGIONAL ANAESTHESIA CME POCUS CME
Time Time
07:30 - 08:00 Registration 07:30 - 08:00 Registration
08:00 - 08:10 Introduction & Overview 08:00 - 08:10 Introduction & Overview
08:15 - 10:00 Session 1 - Theory of the Theories 08:15 - 10:00 Session 1
Moderators
Azam Danish, Bengaluru | Bikram Behera, BBSR | Rakesh, Jodhpur
Moderators
Prit Anand Singh, Singapore | Gopal Jalwal, Bhatinda | Ashutosh Kaushal, Bhopal
08:15 - 08:30 Understanding Pain Pathways and its Clinical Implications (Acute & Chronic Pain)
Dr Vandana Mangal, Jaipur
08:15 - 08:30 Airways Unveiled -How & Why ?
Dr Subramanyam Mahankali, Bengaluru
08:30 - 08:45 Dermatomes, Myotomes and Osteotomes :Essentials that demand our attention
Dr Abhay Bodhe, UAE
08:30 - 08:45 Empty or Full - Gastric USG Scan?
Dr Sunil Malik, Delhi
08:45 - 09:00 Basics of Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Dr Ashit Mehta, Solapur
08:45 - 09:00 Video Session : How I do it? & Interesting videos on Airway and Gastric Ultrasound
Dr Saurabh Barde, Nagpur
09:00 - 09:15 Diving in to the waves: Basics of Ultrasound for the Anesthesiologist
Dr Jeetinder Kaur, Chandigarh
09:00 - 09:15 5 best papers on Gastric and Airway Ultrasound
Dr Neha Singh, BBSR
09:15 - 09:30 Essentials of Pharmacology for Chronic Pain Management
Dr Amarnath Reddy, Hyderabad
09:15 - 09:30 Breath by Breath: Navigating Lung & Diaghpragm
Dr Smriti Jha, Bengaluru
09:30 - 09:45 Peripheral Nerve Anatomy: Relevance to Regional Anesthesia Blockade and Nerve Injury
Dr Kajal Jain, Chandigarh
09:30 - 09:45 Video Session: How I do it? & Interesting Videos on Lungs and Diaphgram
Dr Madhura Mayya, Bengaluru
09:45 - 10:00 Open House 09:45 - 10:00 Open House
10:00 - 10:30

Coffee, Tea & Cookies

10:30 - 11:45 Session 2 - Let's get Practical 10:30 - 13:00 Session 2 - Let's get Practical
Moderators
Vandana Mangal, Jaipur | Abhijit Nair, Oman | Naveen Paliwal, Jodhpur
Moderators
Amrita Rath, Varanasi | Mohd. Sadik, Jodhpur | Swati Chhabra, Jodhpur
10:30 - 10:45 The Regional Anesthesiologist's Toolkit - Needles, Catheters, Pumps and stuff
Dr Sudhakar Koppad, Bengaluru
10:30 - 10:45 Basic FATE - 4 Views & IVC
Dr Ramkumar Mirle, Bengaluru
10:45 - 11:00 How to choose your local anesthetic and additive?
Dr Mohammed Nazar, Mallapuram
10:45 - 11:00 LV, RV Systolic Function
Dr Divesh Arora, Delhi
11:00 - 11:15 Regional Anesthesia Fellowships - What to expect
Dr Subramaniam Mahankali, Bengaluru
11:00 - 11:15 Video Session: How I do it? & Interesting Videos on Basic FATE
Dr Renita Pinto, Bengaluru
11:15 - 11:30 Creating an Efficient Environment for RA to be Successful at your Hospital
Dr Sunil Pandya, Hyderabad
11:15 - 11:30 5 best papers on Perioperative Basic Echocardiography
Dr Gaurang Kothari, Bengaluru
11:30 -11:45 Acute Pain Services - Every Hospital needs one
Dr Ujjwalraj Dudhedia, Mumbai
11:30 -11:45 Fast Forward: exploring abdominal trauma!
L. Col. Dr John, Pune
11:45 - 13:00 Session 3 - 'BACK' to Basics 11:45 - 12:00 Clots & Echo - DVT ultrasound
Dr Bhagyashree Arbhi, Pune
Moderator
Dr Fijul Komu, Calicut | Sunil Pandya, Hyderabad | Mamata, Raipur
12:05 - 12:15 Video Session: How I do it? & Interesting Videos on eFAST & DVT
Dr Anju Gupta, Delhi
11:45 - 12:00 Basics of Spinal Anesthesia & Updates
Dr Venugopal Nori, Rajahmundry
12:15 - 12:30 5 best papers on eFAST & DVT Ultrasound
Dr Sridevi Valluri, Vijayawada
12:00 - 12:15 Basics of lumbar and thoracic epidural anesthesia and tips for consistency
Dr Medha Kulkarni, Aurangabad
12:30 -12:45 Perioperative POCUS - Interesting Cases
Dr Prit Anand Singh, Singapore
12:15 - 12:30 Caudal & Epidural block in paediatrics
Dr Anju Gupta, Delhi
12:45 - 13:00 Open House
12:30 -12:45 Complications in Regional Anaesthesia
Dr Ram Kumar Mirle, Bengaluru
12:45 - 13:00 Open House
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 17:00 Session 4 - 5 Easy Blocks that you should Know with USG and PNS 14:00 - 17:00 Session 3
HOST
Dr Hetal Vadera, Rajkot
Moderators
Asit Mehta, Solapur | Nagaraju, Vizag | Abhishek, Delhi
Moderators
Hari Kalagara, USA | Mayank, Raipur | Geeta Singariya, Jodhpur
14:00 - 14:20 USG & PNS Guided Supraclavicular Block
Dr Abhijit Nair(Oman) & Dr Balavenkat(Coimbatore)
14:00 - 14:20 Neonatal & Paediatric POCUS - Interesting Cases
Dr Vrushali Ponde, Mumbai
14:20 - 14:40 USG & PNS Guided Axillary Block
Dr Azam Danish (Bengaluru) & Dr Debesh Bhoi (Delhi)
14:20 - 14:40 Central & Peripheral Venous Cannulation - technique, tips & tricks
Dr Sachin George, Kochi
14:40 - 15:00 USG & PNS Guided Femoral Nerve Block
Dr Shlok Saxena(Bengaluru) & Dr Jithendra T(Kochi)
14:40 - 15:00 Simulation in POCUS
Dr Vaibhavi Upadhye, Pune
15:00 - 15:20 USG & PNS Guided Popliteal Sciatic Nerve Block
Dr Satish Kulkarni(Mumbai) & Dr Javed Khan(Indore)
15:00 - 15:15 Eye on the prize: Ocular ultrasound
Dr Arunangshu Chakrobarty, Kolkata
15:20 - 15:40 USG & PNS Guided Ilioinguinal / Iliohypogastric Nerve Block
Dr Neha Singh(BBSR) & Dr Ritesh Roy(BBSR)
15:15 - 15:30 Video Session: How I do it? & Interesting Videos on Ocular USG
Dr Amrita Rath, Varanasi
15:40 - 15:50 USG Guided TAP Block
Dr Serina Ruth Salins(Vellore)
15:30 - 15:45 5 best papers on Ocular Ultrasound
Dr Jeetinder Kaur, Chandigarh
15:50 - 16:00 Open House 15:45 - 16:00 Open House
16:00 - 17:00 Ganglions of Fire - The Anaesthesia Game
Dr Manshad Shoukath(Kochi) & Dr Smriti Warrier(Mumbai)
16:00 - 17:00 Kahoot Quiz
Dr Jesto Kurian(UAE) | Dr Maitreyi Kulkarni(Pune)
17:00 Vote of thanks 17:00 Vote of thanks

Day 2

Conference

Friday, 23rd August

07:30 REGISTRATION
Time HALL A
08:00 - 08:30 Decoding the complete sonoanatomy of the Brachial Plexus- The Master's Challenge- Part 1
Dr Manoj Karmakar & Dr Ranjit Kumar Sivakumar
08:30 - 08:35 Welcome to AORA 2024!
Dr TVS Gopal
Plenary Talks
Moderators : Dr Satish Kulkarni, Mumbai | Dr Kajal Jain, Chandigarh | Dr Dave Auyong, USA
08:35 - 08:50 Envisioning the Anaesthesiologist of this Decade - RA, Pain and Pocus as Core Competency Skills. How to get there?
Dr Balavenkatasubramanian, Coimbatore
08:50 - 09:30 AORA Vision 2030 - Areas of focus
Regional Anesthesia Cadaver Workshops - Dr Sandeep Diwan, Pune (12 mins)
Acute & Chronic Pain Anesthesiologists - Same Species, Different Cortex? - Dr Murali Thondebhavi, Bengaluru (12 mins)
An eye on POCUS - Where it begins and where should it end - Dr Amit Dikshit, Pune (12 mins)
09:30 - 09:50 Plasma Local Anesthetic levels - Toxic or Analgesic?
Dr Vincent Chan, Canada
09:50 - 10:10 Neuromodulation in Acute Pain Management - New Insights
Dr Sanjay Sinha, USA
10:10 - 10:30 Life's Lessons - An interview with Dr Vincent Chan & Dr Manoj Karmakar on their Inspiring Careers with Dr Vrushali Ponde, Mumbai
10:30 - 11:00

Tea, Coffee, Cookies & Visit to Stalls

HALL A
( Regional Anesthesia)
HALL B
( Regional Anesthesia)
HALL C
(Chronic Pain)
HALL D
(POCUS)
HALL E
(Peripheral Nerve Stimulation)
MASTERCLASS 1 RA 11 am - 1 pm
11:00 - 12:00 The Joint Commitee Through My Veins Chronic Conundrums Hearty Bread and Butter! OLD IS GOLD
Moderators
Dr Sree Kolli, USA | Dr Chris Robards, USA | Dr Mrityunjay, Delhi
Moderators
Dr Turan Alparslan, USA | Dr Kurt Ruetzler, USA |Dr Ankita Kabi, Gorakhpur
Moderators
Dr Anureet Walia, USA | Dr CN Chandrasekhar, Hyderabad | Dr Arshad, Delhi
Moderators
Dr Amit Dixit, Pune | Dr Rishabh Jaju, Deogarh | Dr Ankur Sharma, Jodhpur
Moderators
Dr Biswas Pradhan, Kathmandu | Dr Hemant Shinde, Mumbai | Dr Rajagopal, Vijayawada
11:00 - 11:15 Targeted Shoulder Analgesia - Choosing the Right Block for the Right Surgery (15 mins)
Dr Rakesh Sondekoppam, USA
Preemptive, Preventive & Multimodal analgesics in the setting of effective Regional Anaesthesia & analgesia (15 mins)
Dr Satish Kulkarni, Mumbai
Solving the age old Riddle: Evaluation of Low back pain is now as easy as a pie (15 mins)
Dr Muralidhar Joshi, Hyderabad
Basic FATE views & IVC (15 mins)
Dr Hari Kalagara, USA
Unlocking the Potential of Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (12 mins)
Dr Hetal Vadera, Rajkot

Troubleshooting in PNS guided Interscalene block (12 mins)
Dr Jithendra T, Kochi

Supraclavicular block: Is it Spinal of upper limb? What gets spared and how to deal with it? (15 mins)
Dr Balavenkatasubramanian, Coimbatore

Axillary block: what if I don't get muscle twitches after injecting for one nerve? (12 mins)
Dr Javed Khan, Indore

Foundation Year VAST session on Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Management

Dr Vaibhavi Upadhye & Team
Dr Ashokka
Dr Maitreyei
Dr Sanghamitra Gosh
Dr Anureet K. Walia
11:15 - 11:30 Contents of the Adductor Canal and implications of the different sites of injection (15 mins)
Dr Sandeep Diwan, Pune
IV Ibuprofen and IV Paracetamol: Expert Insights on Efficacy and Safety (15 mins)
Dr Saurabh Barde, Nagpur
Managing Chronic Persistent Post-surgical Pain: Erasing the surgical foot prints (15 mins)
Dr Amod Manocha, New Delhi
RV, LV Systolic Function Assessment (MAPSE, TAPSE, EPSS, EF Calculations) (15 mins)
Dr Vinayak Desurkar, UK
11:30 - 11:50 The battle of the Adductor Canal - The modified 4 in 1 Block (10 mins) vs Dual Subsartorial Block (10mins each)
Dr Ritesh Roy(BBSR) vs Dr Vipin Goel(Coimbatore)
The opioid crisis - Should we be worried? (Pro / Con) (20 mins)
Dr Anjolie Chhabra, Delhi (PRO) vs Dr Arunangshu Chakraborty, Kolkata (CON)
Using opioids the right way in Chronic Pain: Balancing the relief and responsibility (15 mins)
Dr Raghavendra Ramanujulu, CMI Aster, Bangalore
Volunteer Scanning Demonstrations of Basic FATE views & Measurements (20 mins)
Dr Hari Kalagara, USA / Dr Keerthi Chigurupati, Vijayawada
11:50 - 12:00 Discussion (10 mins) Discussion (10 mins) Discussion (15 mins) Discussion (10 mins)
12:00 - 13:00 Most Practiced, but Still Evolving - the Central Neuraxis Dept of Obstetrics & Pediatrics Video Sessions BreathE easily!
Moderators
Dr Hari Kalagara, USA | Dr Monica Harbell, USA | Dr Sachin Kumar, Delhi
Moderators
Dr Ekta Rai, Vellore | Dr M Subrahmanyam, Hyderabad | Dr Abhyuday, Patna
Moderators
Dr Tejinder Singh Swaran Singh, USA | Dr Rakesh, Delhi | Dr Pooja Bihani, BBSR
Moderators
Dr Nishank Nooli, USA | Dr Sumit Bansal, Rajkot | Dr Bhuvaneshwari, Nagpur
 
12:00 -12:10 How to get the best out of your epidural catheter (10 mins)
Dr Javed Khan, Indore
Cognition and Neural development in Children after exposure to Inhalational agents - Time for RA? (12 mins)
Dr Suresh Santhanam, USA
USG - Stellate ganglion Block (12min)
Dr Uma Maheshwar Rao, Hyderabad
Basic Lung USG (A-Line, B-Line, Pleural Sliding & Pneumothorax, Pulmonary Edema) (15 mins)
Dr Azam Danish, Bengaluru
Various approaches to sciatic nerve (12 mins)
Dr Ashit Mehta, Solapur

Femoral Nerve Block : Making the most of it (12 mins)
Dr Somita Christopher, Hyderabad

Mother of all blocks: Lumbar Plexus and Sacral Plexus Blocks (various approaches) (12 mins)
Dr TVS Gopal, Hyderabad

Stimulating PNB Catheters for Post op Pain Management (12 mins)
Dr Sandeep Diwan, Pune
12:10 - 12:25 Continuous Spinal Anaesthesia - Technique and Tips (15 mins)
Dr Shishir Agarwal, Lucknow
Thoracic Epidural Analgesia via the caudal route - Technique & Tips (12 mins)
Dr Vrushali Ponde, Mumbai
USG - Shoulder interventions (GH intraarticular, SS bursa, Biceps tendon) (12 mins)
Dr Madan Pandian , Puducherry
Diaphragmatic Assessment, PEEP titration, Weaning from ventilator (15 mins)
Dr Pankaj Kundra, Pondichery
12:25 - 12:40 Application of Neuraxial Ultrasound in challenging spine anatomy (15 mins)
Dr Manoj Karmakar, Hong Kong
Maximizing Maternal Comfort: Exploring Procedure Specific Analgesia in LSCS (12 mins)
Dr Prit Anand Singh, Singapore
Fluroscopy - Transforaminal (Lumbar) and caudal epidural (12 mins)
Dr Minal Chandra, Hyderabad
Perioperative applications of BLUE Protocol, FALLS Protocol & Pleural effusion measurements (15 mins)
Dr Arunangshu Chakraborthy, Kolkata
12:40 - 12:50 USG Guided Midthoracic Epidural (10 mins) Demonstration
Dr Sivashanmugam (Pondichery) & Dr Archana Areti (Coimbatore)
PCA Remifentanil for Labour Analgesia (12 mins)
Dr Ashokka Balakrishnan, Singapore
Fluroscopy - RF denervation of Sacroiliac joint (12 mins)
Dr Akhil Bhalla, Chandigarh
Volunteer Scanning Demonstrations of Lungs & Diaphragm (15 mins)
Dr Layne Bettini, USA / Dr Archit Sharma, USA
Discussion 10 mins Discussion 10 mins USG - Pudendal Nerve Block - 12 mins
Dr Kiran Koneti, UK
Discussion 10 mins
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch & Social Networking at Stalls

14:00 - 15:00 Back to the Future Research & Journals Cancer Pain Safety Saves- See, Plan, Do Risk Free ! MASTERCLASS B
2pm - 4pm
MASTERCLASS C
2pm - 4pm
Moderators
Dr Anil Marian, USA | Dr Lopa Misra, USA |Sanjay Bajaj, Singapore
Moderators
Dr Rakesh Sondekoppam, USA | Dr Ajay Sood, Shimla | Dr Anjolie Chhabra, Delhi
Moderators
Dr Muralidhar Joshi, Hyderabad | Dr Kriti, Rajkot | Dr Raksha Kundal, Jammu
Moderators
Dr Layne Bettini, USA | Dr Bharat Paliwal, Jodhpur | Dr Sanjeev Palta, Chandigarh
14:00 - 14:15 RA Tech Renaissance: Unleashing the Power of Innovative Gadgets and Advancements (15 mins)
Dr Anand Sardesai, UK
Top 5 RA Articles of 2023 that influenced clinical practice (15 mins)
Dr Ram Kumar Mirle, Bengaluru & Dr Anju Gupta, Delhi
Interventions for Chronic Cancer Pain (12 mins)
Dr Sadasivan Iyer, Bangalore
Airway Sonoanatomy (15 mins)
Dr Pankaj Kundra, Pondichery
Foundation Year VAST session on Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Management

Dr Vaibhavi Upadhye & Team
Dr Ashokka
Dr Maitreyei
Dr Sanghamitra Gosh
Dr Anureet K. Walia
Regional Anaesthesia in high risk obstetrics : Challenges and safe navigation

Dr Sunil Pandya & Team
Dr Kajal Jain
Dr Subramanyam Mahankali
Dr Ketan Parikh
14:15 - 14:30 Regional Anaesthesia & the Environment (15 mins)
Dr Vincent Chan, Canada
What Editors look for in a Manuscript (15 mins)
Dr Turan Alparslan, USA
Pro- Con session- Conservative treatment vs Early intervention (15 mins)
Dr Samarjit Dey, Vijayawada vs Dr Ravi Kallathur, Chennai
Airway measurements with Ultrasound (15 mins)
Dr Himjyoti Das, Shillong
14:30 - 14:45 The impact of social media on RA learning PRO -CON (20 mins)

Social Media Facilitates Vs Social Media gives Pseudo Confidence

Dr Madan Narayan(UK) vs Dr Rupinder(Ludhiana)
10 Golden Rules for Research - tips, tricks and pitfalls - (15 mins)
Dr Kurt Ruetzler, USA
Empathy in Action: Perioperative Management of a Cancer Patient (12 mins)
Dr Vibhavari Naik, Hyderabad
Gastric (Lower Airway) Ultrasound (15 mins)
Dr Subramanyam Mahankali, Bengaluru
14:45 - 15:00 Navigating Dual Battles: Understanding Pain in the realm of Immunotherapy, Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy (12 mins)
Prof Rakesh Garg, AIIMS Delhi
Masterclass Demonstrations on Airway & Gastric Ultrasound (15 mins)
Dr Divesh Arora, Delhi / Dr Sree Kolli, USA
Discussion (10 mins) Discussion (15 mins) Discussion (8 mins)
15:00 - 16:00 HYDERABAD FAMOUS Paraspinal Biryani Complications in RA The Eternal Teacher - Clinical Case Poor perfusion - Too Much, Too Little or None!
Facilitators
Dr Manoj Karmakar, Hong Kong | Dr Ritesh Roy, BBSR | Dr Priyanka Bansal, Rohtak
Moderators
Balavenkat, Coimbatore | Rajasekhar Metta, Vijayawada | Ruchi Gupta, Amritsar
Facilitators
Dr Murali Thondebhavi, Bengaluru | Dr Amrusha, Nagpur | Dr Habib Karim, Deogarh
Moderators
Dr Vijay Shetty, Mumbai | Dr Ramakrishna, Bibinagar | Dr Kalyani, Bibinagar
15:00 - 15:10 Anatomy of the Paraspinal Region
Rakesh Sondekoppam, USA
Persistent Neurological Deficits following Regional Anaesthesia - Dealing with the Situation (15 mins)
Dr Tejinder Singh Swaran Singh, USA
Case Based Discussion
50yr man with knee osteoarthritis - Is denervation an option? (12 mins)
Dr Tushar Munoli, Hyderabad
Perioperative VExUS (Venous Excess Scoring) (15 mins)
Dr Prit Anand Singh, Singapore
15:00 - 15:20 Its NOT Going to RIP - The Erector Spinae Plane Block
Dr Divesh Arora, Delhi
15:20 - 15:30 Inter Transverse Process Blocks
Dr Ranjit Kumar Sivakumar, Hong Kong
The last time that I managed LAST (15 mins)
Dr Sachin George, Kochi
CRPS of hand in a 20yr student - is there a redeemer? (12min)
Dr Rupinder, Ludhiana
POCUS applications in DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) (15mins)
Dr Madan Narayanan, UK
15:30 - 15:40 The Holy Grail - The Paravertebral Block
Dr Deep Arora
Electric Impedance Tomogram, US Diaphragm and Interscalene - What's the Connection? (15 mins)
Dr Sandeep Diwan, Pune
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome - Does this puzzle have an answer? (12 mins)
Dr VV Subramanian, MGMC, Puducherry
Volunteer Scanning Demonstartions for VExUS & DVT (20 mins)
Dr Pradeep D'Costa, Pune | Dr Sachin Arbhi, Pune
15:40 - 16:00 Discussion and Conclusion (10 mins) 45yr lady with chronic pelvic pain - Is there a rose in the bed of thorns? (12 mins)
Dr Sudhindra, Bangalore

Discussion (12 mins)
16:00 - 17:00 Take Away Techniques From AORA 2024 Scratching a Little Higher... MSK Pain : Easing the flames Dil ke pass!
Moderators
Sridevi Valluri, Vijayawada | Shaheda Parveen, Kakinada | Vamsidhar, Vijayawada
Moderators
Madan Narayan, UK | Debesh Bhoi, Delhi | Deepak Modi, Nagpur
Moderators
MV Eshwar, Vijayawada | Dr Suma Ahmed, BBSR | Dr Anita Saran, Rajkot
Moderators
Catheter Fixation Technique
Dr Neha Singh, BBSR (12 mins)

EO Plane Block
Dr Sree Kolli, USA (12 mins)

Intercostobrachial Nerve Block Approaches
Dr Sriprakash K, Hyderabad (12 mins)

The Radial Trinity
Dr Rammurthy Kulkarni, UK (12 mins)

Discussion (10 mins)
Thoracic Spinal Anaesthesia - Untold Stories

Thoracic Spinal Anesthesia for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (Video demonstration) (15 mins)
Dr Himjyoti Das, Shillong

Thoracic Spinal Anesthesia - Is it necessary? Is it safe? (15 mins)
Dr Richa Chandra, Bareilly

Thoracic Spinal Anaesthesia - The other side of the coin (15 mins)
Dr Sunil Pandya, Hyderabad

Expert Comments & Discussion (15 mins)
Importance of integrative approach in MSK Pain : The Harmony in Healing (12 mins)
Dr Pratibha Matche, Mysore

Using USG for Spine Interventions (12 mins)
Dr Wiquar Ahmed, Bangalore

Beyond Promise, into Proof: Regenerative Therapies - What is the Evidence? (12 mins)
Dr Senthil Raju, Coimbatore

Botox Applications in Pain Medicine (12 mins)
Dr Dhruv Bibra, New Delhi

Discussion (12 mins)
How to obtain Basic TEE views (Carpenter's approach) (20 mins)
Dr Amish Jaspara, Mumbai

Demonstrations on TEE Simulator. (20 mins)
Dr Shreedhar Joshi, Bengaluru | Dr Vijay Shetty, Mumbai | Dr Archit Sharma, USA | Dr Nishank Nooli, USA
17:30 - 18:10 Ravindra Bhat Oration - Building Paediatric Regional Anaesthesia: BLOCK by Block
Prof. Suresh Santhanam, Chicago, USA
18:10 - 18:15 Inauguration of AORA INDIA 2024
18:15 - 18:45 AORA INDIA RA Fellowship Convocation
18:45 - 20:00 Cultural Evening
20:00 - 22:30 Fun & Friendship over Cocktails, Music & Sumptuous Banquet

Day 3

Conference

Saturday, 24th August

07:30 REGISTRATION
Time HALL A
08:00 - 08:30 Lower Limb Nerves are Not Easy to See - Challenging the Masters - Part 2
Dr Sanjay Sinha & Dr Dave Auyong
08:30 - 10:30 Don't talk, just block ! - Live Relay of Blocks from the Operating Theatre
Moderators - Dr Ashokka Balakrishnan, Dr Dave Auyong, Dr Hari Kalagara, Dr Harshal Wagh
10:30 - 10:45

Tea, Coffee, Cookies & Visit to Stalls

10:45 - 12:00 HALL A
( Regional Anesthesia)
HALL B
( Regional Anesthesia)
HALL C
(Chronic Pain)
HALL D
(POCUS)
HALL E
Master Class C
Moderators Moderators
Dr Sree Kolli, USA | Dr Javed Khan, Indore | Dr Niraj Gopinath, Chickaballapur
Moderators
Dr Kiran Koneti, UK | Dr Tejinder S Swaran Singh, USA | Dr Priyanka Bansal, Rohtak
Moderators
Dr Prit Anand Singh, Singapore | Dr Harshal Wagh, Mumbai | Dr Vamsidhar, Vijayawada
Moderators
Dr Hetal Vadera, Rajkot | Dr Ajay Sood, Shimla | Dr Nidhi Bhatia, Chandigarh
10:45 - 12:00 Just Tell Me where to Inject L.A.? - The Supraclavicular Fossa

Panel Discussion
Dr Sivashanmugam, Pondichery & Dr Archana Areti, Coimbatore (35 mins)

Corner Pocket Injections
Dr Jithendra, Kochi

Truncal Injections - BPB
Dr Azam Danish, Bengaluru

Intertruncal Injections - BPB
Dr Amrita Rath, Varanasi
How do they do it?! - VIDEO DEMONSTRATION

Inguinal Hernia Repair in the High Risk patient with PNB (10 mins)
Dr Jesto Kurian, UAE

Neonatal Spinal Anaesthesia (10 mins)
Dr Sunidhara Reddy, Hyderabad

Flail Chest seeking Regional Anaesthesia (10 mins)
Dr Joselo Macachor, Singapore

Morbidly Obese with a Proximal Humerus Fracture (10 mins)
Dr Sindhuja Nimma, USA

Awake Clavicle Surgery (10 mins)
Dr Dahlia Arancel, Philippines
What's up Messenger - Nerves, RF Ablation and Beyond

Common nerve entrapments - USG to the rescue (12 mins)
Dr Rajendra Sahoo, Bhubaneswar

Increasing your success with the RF technique: Fine-tuning the excellence (12 mins)
Dr Anand Murugeshan, Chennai

Cervical and Lumbar spine ablative techniques: Know your bread and butter thouroughly!!! (12 mins)
Dr Rammohan Gurram, Hyderabad

Neuromodulation for chronic pain - Where are we now? (12 mins)
Dr Vijay Bandikatla, Hyderabad
Jane tu ya Jane na! (POCUS PANEL Discussion) (45 mins)

Agenda:
Documentation & Medicolegal, Use of AI, POCUS application & outcomes, no one is left behind!

Panelists:
Dr Kajal Jain, Chandigarh | Dr Madan Narayan, UK | Dr Pankaj Kundra, Pondichery | Dr Satish Kulkarni, Mumbai | Layne Bettini


POCUS Kahoot Quiz - 25 minutes
Dr Deepak Borde | Dr Vaibhavi Upadhye
RA POT-POURRI

Oncological Surgery & Regional Anaesthesia (15 mins)
Dr Kurt Ruetzler, USA

Outcomes in Regional Anaesthesia (15 mins)
Dr Turan Alparslan, USA

Artifacts with Ultrasound (15 mins)
Dr Anand Sardesai, UK

Aligning RA Training toward attaining Proficeincy (15 mins)
Dr Ashokka Balakrishnan, Singapore

Deciphering Minimum Effective LA Dose & Volume in Paediatric RA (15 mins)
Dr Suresh Santhanam, USA

Discussion 15 mins
Advanced Knee Analgesia Techniques
Dr Sanjay Sinha
11:25 - 12:00 Blocks for the Fractured Hip - more painful to choose the right approach
Dr Balavenkat, Coimbatore | Dr Satish Kullkarni, Mumbai (35 mins)

Surgeons Perspectives on the Different Surgeries
Dr Matt Nicholls, USA

One Stone, 3 birds - The Fascia Iliaca Block
Dr Sanjay Bajaj, Singapore

One Bird, the Femoral is Enough
Dr Dave Auyong, USA

I like to PENG it
Dr Sachin George, Kochi
12:00 - 13:00 Trunk Calling All About Catheters Narcos - The Pain Clinic Episode Window to the brain!
Moderators
Dr Vrushali Ponde, Mumbai | Dr Ch Sunil, Cudappah | Dr Venugopal Nori, Rajahmundry
Moderators
Dr Joselo Macachor, Singapore | Dr Premraj Singh, Lucknow | Dr Garima Agarwal, Delhi
Moderators
Dr Rammurthy Kulkarni, UK | Dr Abhishek, Delhi | Dr Ruchi Gupta, Amritsar
Moderators
Dr Arunangshu, Kolkata | Dr Saikat Sengupta, Kolkata | Dr Himjyoti Das, Shillong
Transversus Abdominis Plane Block - Rest In Peace 3 ?! (10 mins)
Dr Lopa Misra, USA

Parasternal Blocks for Cardiac Surgery - Evidence vs Efficacy (15 mins)
Dr Ranjith Karthikeyan, Chennai

Nerve Blocks for Breast Analgesia - Essential or Overrated? (10 mins)
Dr Monica Harbell, USA

Quadratus Lumborum Block - How does it work? (15 mins)
Dr Sanjay Bajaj, Singapore

Discussion (10 mins)
The need for perineural catheters -Perioperative & Beyond (15 mins)
Dr Harshal Wagh, Mumbai

The nuances of perineural catheter placement (15 mins)
Dr Madan Narayanan, UK

Optimal Catheter and Needle Design for RA - Making sense of the choices (15 mins)
Dr Sripriya R, Vijayawada

Discussion (15 mins)
Beyond one size fits all: Role of Pharmacogentics in Analgesic Prescription (12 mins)
Dr Tejinder Singh Swaran Singh, USA

Neuropathic Pain - Options and Evidence Base (12 mins)
Dr Nishant Kumar, Delhi

Non-opioids for Postoperative Pain: Twelfth men or the Regular Players? (12 mins)
Dr Saillaja, Hyderabad

Nature's Script: The Dichotomy of Cannabinoids as a Remedy for Pain - blessing or burden? (12 mins)
Dr Ravi Kalathur, Chennai

Discussion (12 mins)
Basics of ocular ultrasound (15mins)
Dr Chetan Mehra, Delhi

Goal directed TCD (Transcranial Doppler) (15mins)
Dr Pradeep D'costa, Pune

Masterclass Demonstrations of TCD & ONSD (20 mins)
Dr Pradeep D'Costa, Pune | Dr Amit Dikshit, Pune
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch & Social Networking at Stalls

14:00 - 15:00 USG WARS 3 - The Nizam's Revenge
15:00 - 16:00 Guidelines and Controversies Top 5 Papers / Posters / Infographics Mixtape - Worthy Tunes for your Daily Commute Don't Lose Heart - keep going! Master Class D Master Class E
Moderators
Dr Turan Alparslan, USA | Dr Kurt Ruetzler, USA | Dr Biswas Pradhan, Kathmandu
Moderators Moderators
Dr Mrityunjay, Delhi | Dr Samarjit Dey, Vijayawada | Dr Gaurav Aggarwal, BBSR
Moderators
Dr Divesh Arora, Delhi | Dr Sadik Mohammed, Jodhpur | Dr Swati Chhabra, Jodhpur
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Antiplatelets & Anticoagulants - The most commonly violated guideline in RA (15 mins)
Dr Vandana Mangal, Jaipur

Post dural puncture headache - Whats new, whats out (15 mins)
Dr Hari Kalagara, USA

Old blocks & New names - Making Sense of the Terminology (15 mins)
Dr Sree Kolli, USA

Discussion 15 mins
Judge #1
Dr Saikat Sengupta, Kolkata

Judge #2
Dr Kajal Jain, Chandigarh

Judge #3
Dr Pankaj Kundra, Pondichery

Judge #4
Dr Prit Anand Singh, Singapore
Interventional Strategies for Intractable Headache: Headache is NO more a Headache Now!!! (12 mins)
Dr Babita Ghai, Chandigarh

Role of Fascial Plane Blocks in Pain Practice - targeting the lesser known roads (12 mins)
Dr V Arun, CMI Aster, Bangalore

Unraveling the Fog: Assessment and Management of Cognitive Dysfuntion in Chronic Pain (12 mins)
Dr Anureet Walia, Iowa

Patient Education and Advocacy - Beyond Analgesics and Interventions (12 mins)
Dr Adinarayanan, JIPMER, Puducherry

Discussion (12 mins)
Fluid Assessment - POCUS approach (LVOT-VTI, COP) (15 mins)
Dr Sachin Arbhi, Pune

Basics of PA pressure estimation and distolic dysfunction (15 mins)
Dr Vinayak Desurkar, UK

Volunteer Scanning for Advance FATE views Demonstrations & Measurements (20 mins)
Dr Deepak Borde, Aurangabad | Dr Amit Dikshit, Pune
Dr Sandeep Diwan
Advanced regional anaesthesia strategies for Shoulder and Hip
Regional Anaesthesia in Paediatrics - Single shot to continuous and beyond 15.00 - 16.30
Dr Vrushali Ponde & Team
16:00 - 16:15

Tea, Coffee, Cookies & Visit to Stalls

16:15 - 17:15 Mixology - Straight Up or On the Rocks? Things That Matter We are all on the Titanic - Know your Icebergs Learn "FAST" practice calmly!
Moderator
Dr Gayathri Mishra, Pondichery | Dr Sanjay Sinha, USA | Dr Kavita, Patna
Moderators
Dr Sripriya, Vijayawada | Dr Hemant Shinde, Mumbai | Dr Venkatkrishna, Vizag
Moderators
Dr Suman Arora, Chandigarh | Dr Nidhi Bhatia, Chandigarh | Dr Sanjeev Palta, Chandigarh
Moderators
Layne Bettini, USA | Nishank Nooli, USA | Rajasekhar Metta, Vijayawada
The best LA solution for Peripheral Nerve Blocks - Short, Long or a Mixture? (15 mins)
Dr Serina Ruth Salins, Vellore

Adjuvants Prolong PNBs - An illusion or Reality? (15 mins)
Dr Anil Marian, USA

Intrathecal Adjuvants - what adds true value? (15 mins)
Dr Sudhakar Koppad, Bengaluru

Dicussion 15 mins
How long should a block take to administer, how long do blocks actually last with different LA solutions? (15 mins)
Dr Ghanshyam Biyani, Vijayawada

The Art and Science of Needling under Ultrasound (15 mins)
Dr Dave Auyong, USA

Awake & Comfortable - Exploring the patient's experience (15 mins)
Dr Ujjwalraj Dudedhia, Mumbai

Discussion 15 mins
Radiation Responsibility - Knowing the fluoroscopy equipment, settings and hazards (12 mins)
Dr Gaurav Agarwal, Bhubaneswar

Honey, I injured the Nerve! - A tale of sleepless nights (12 mins)
Dr Debesh Bhoi, AIIMS Delhi

Medicolegal basics for a Pain Physician (12 mins)
Dr Avinash Bundiwal, Ujjain

Vascular Complications - Stay Clear, Stay Safe.(12 mins)
Dr Neha Kanojia

Discussion (12 mins)
e- FAST in Shock & Hypotension- RUSH Protocol (15 mins)
Dr Rakesh Sondekoppam

Obstetric POCUS & ROSE protocol (15 mins)
Dr Hari Kalagara

Volunteer Scanning Demonstrations for eFAST, RUSH & ROSE Protocol (20 mins)
Dr Rakesh Sondekappam, Dr Kajal Jain
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