Greetings from the Philippine Society of Anesthesiologists!

It is with deep pride and honor that we are inviting you to the Biennial Congress of the 49th PSA Annual Convention and the 14th Asian Oceanic Society of Regional Anesthesia-Pain Medicine (AOSRA-PM) to be held on October 17-19, 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila. The theme, “Weaving the Tapestry of Regional Anesthesia: Themes, Threads, and Trends,” conveys the changing landscape in regional anesthesia and pain management. It speaks of best practices that have been polished further through the advent of novel drugs, state-of-the-art equipment, and modern technology.

Conformational and molecular changes in the parent drugs result to better safety profile, patient compliance, and patient satisfaction. The use of surface anatomy guided technique in the performance of peripheral nerve block has evolved to allow actual visualization of the target nerves and point-by-point administration of local anesthetics using the portable ultrasound machines. Improvement in the surgical procedures with the Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) and the Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS has dramatically reduced the intensity of pain leading to shorter hospital stay and faster recovery.

The dynamism in the spectrum of care of patients calls for routine updating knowledge and skill to be abreast with what is current, safe and effective. The Organizing Committee of the

PSA-AOSRA-PM Congress has prepared meticulously for this event. The team has worked hand-in-hand to come up with a balanced educational activity that nurtures the mind and at the same provides a venue to meet friends.

Welcome to Manila and experience the distinctive Filipino hospitality, warmth and graciousness.


Zenaida M. Mariano, MD, FPSA


Philippine Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.

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