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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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  • What's Best for Breast?

    Episode 1

    Dr. Amit Pawa, Regional Anaesthesia lead at Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Foundation trust, London, UK, discusses the innervation and various approaches to regional anaesthesia of the breast. He gives his opinion on "what's best for breast" and discusses his approach to general anaesthesia-free breast ...

  • The Erector Spinae Plane Block

    Episode 2

    Dr Ki Jinn Chin, an anesthesiologist at the Toronto Western Hospital (University of Toronto), discusses the current state of knowledge regarding the erector spinae plane (ESP) block as of May 2018. The development of the block, the anatomy, mechanisms of action, performance of the block and the f...

  • Pecto-intercostal Fascial Plane Block

    Episode 3

    Dr. Christopher Prabhakar, MD, Regional Anesthesia Director at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, discusses the Pecto-Intercostal Fascial Plane Block and its application for treating acute pain after cardiac surgery. The initial case report describing Pecto-Intercostal Fascial Plane Blocks...

  • *NEW* Regional Anesthesia for Shoulder Surgery

    Episode 4

    Dr. Rob Raw discusses regional anesthesia considerations for shoulder girdle surgery. Utilizing a series of interesting clinical cases throughout the lecture Dr. Raw reviews pertinent anatomy and highlights a multitude of peripheral nerve block and infiltration techniques including phrenic-sparin...

  • *NEW* Serratus Anterior Plane Blocks

    Episode 5

    Dr. Richard Teames, the director of regional anesthesia at John Peter Smith Hospital discusses the what, why, and how of serratus anterior plane (SAP) blocks for postoperative analgesia of the chest and axilla including rib fractures, thoracotomies, and VATs procedures.

    In addition to his lea...

  • *NEW* Rectus Sheath & Quadratus Lumborum Blocks

    Episode 6

    Dr. Theresa Bowling, Director of Regional Anesthesia at Integrated Anesthesia Associates Fairfield Division, and President and Founder of SSRA, discusses the use of Rectus Sheath and Quadratus Lumborum (QL) blocks for the management of pain after abdominal surgery.

    Dr. Bowling is a native New ...

  • *NEW* Outcome Benefits of Regional Anaesthesia

    Episode 7

    In this video Dr Alan Macfarlane, consultant anaesthetist from Glasgow, UK, describes the potential outcome benefits of regional anaesthesia beyond excellent pain control, and whether these outweigh the risks of regional anesthesia. Read his article on this topic in BJA Education 2018; 18 (2): 52...

  • *NEW* Regional Techniques Below the Clavicle

    Episode 8

    In this VIP Symposium video Dr. Clara Lobo, an anesthesiology consultant at Hospital das Forças Armadasin in Porto, Portugal, discusses brachial plexus blocks below the clavicle including various approaches to infraclavicular and axillary plexus block. Dr. Lobo presents the main advantages, disad...

  • *NEW* Consent and Regional Anaesthesia

    Episode 9

    Karen Kumar, a prominent medical malpractice attorney and partner with Hicksons’ Lawyers Health Law Team in New South Wales, Australia, discusses consent and regional anesthesia from a legal perspective. What is required at law for a person to validly consent to a medical procedure is well known ...