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4 Seasons

The BLOCKJOCKS VIP symposium is a recurring lecture series featuring experts on regional anesthesia & acute pain medicine from around the world. New seasons of the VIP Symposium with new lectures are released regularly onto so stay tuned. Join our email list or follow the BLOCKJOCKS Facebook fan page to be notified with each new lecture video release!

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  • Chest Wall Blocks- PECS I, PECS II, Serratus Plane, and Pectoral Intercostal Blocks

    Episode 1

    VIP Lecture Series: Dr. Vlad Frenk, an anesthesiologist at Stamford Hospital and instructor at the Stamford School of Regional Anesthesia (, discusses the role of several innovative chest wall blocks: PECS I, PECS II, Serratus Plane, and Pectoral Intercostal blocks. These ...

  • Effects of Dexamethasone as a Local Anesthetic Adjuvant on Brachial Plexus Blocks

    Episode 2

    VIP Lecture Series: Dr. Stephen Choi MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Toronto, discusses the evidence for the safety and efficacy of dexamethasone as a local anesthetic adjuvant for brachial plexus blocks.

  • Creating a Culture of Regional Anesthesia

    Episode 3

    VIP Lecture Series: Dr. Paul Willoughby, Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at Stony Brook University Medical Center and past president of the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists, discusses how to create a culture of regional anesthesia at your medical center and within your ...

  • Three Approaches to Ultrasound Guided Sciatic Nerve Blocks

    Episode 4

    VIP Lecture Series: Dr. Emily Lin, an anesthesiologist with North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) in New York City, discusses three different approaches to ultrasound-guided sciatic nerve blocks: popliteal, anterior, and subgluteal.

  • Adductor Canal Blocks

    Episode 5

    VIP Lecture Series: Dr. Arthur Atchabahian, Professor of Anesthesiology at NYU, discusses the anatomy, technique, pearls and tips for the placement of adductor canal blocks using an array of literature references, cadaveric dissections after dye injections, 3-dimensional CT reconstructions, and ...

  • Local Anesthesia Additives in Perineural Analgesia

    Episode 6

    VIP Lecture Series: Dr. Jaime Baratta, the director of Regional Anesthesia at Jefferson Medical College, discusses the mechanism, safety, and efficacy of various local anesthetic additives aimed to prolong the duration of single injection nerve blocks.

  • Continuous Interscalene Catheters

    Episode 7

    VIP Lecture Series: Dr. Michael Herrick, an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, discusses his department's approach for placing continuous interscalene catheters for perioperative analgesia.

  • Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity (LAST)

    Episode 8

    VIP Lecture Series: Dr. Nishant Shah, a regional anesthesia specialist with Park Ridge Anesthesiology Associates in Chicago, discusses local anesthetic systemic toxicity, including it's mechanism, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

  • Minimizing Risks with Supraclavicular Blocks

    Episode 9

    VIP Lecture Series: Dr. Tony Tsai, a regional anesthesia specialist at Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in NYC, discusses the placement of supraclavicular blocks, with a focus on the steps that should be considered to minimize the risks of the technique.