Welcome Message from President of AOSRA-PM

Dear participants,

I would like to welcome you to the 13th biannual meeting of the Asian Oceanic Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine conference.

The discipline of RA and PM has advanced so much in the past decade. We have witnessed the introduction of ultrasound as a guidance for not only peripheral nerve blocks but also for pain and central neuraxial blocks as well.

New RA techniques have now become the main mode of postoperative analgesia.

PM has widened its scope to include not only pharmacological agents and block procedures, but also non pharmacological therapies including psychological, behavioral and physical interventions.

Ultrasound has also become an essential tool for perioperative diagnosis as well as therapy guidance for the anaesthetist.

I believe the scientific committee has drawn up a programme to incorporate all the knowledge and practice of the above.

The social events planned by the organizing committee will make this meeting a memorable one where old ties can be strengthened and new ones can be made.

Prof Dr Susilo Chandra
President, AOSRA PM