So I was wondering today, as an eternal student, a regional anaesthetist,and Past @RegionalAnaesUK president - what would make me want to attend #RAUKISURA22 on the 5-7th May 2002 in Edinburgh? So - Here Comes a mini thread!
@RegionalAnaesUK has been working hard to change the way we deliver education in #RegionalAnaesthesia
Check out some of highlights from #RAUK19 in Belfast organised by @LloydTurbitt @rosie_hogg @PeterMerjavy @davejohnston24 & Mike Jones
The Belfast meeting was the first time we used on stage symposia to bring an engaging feel to the event, & the first time we had such a North American & Canadian presence at our meeting + #POCUS with @KiJinnChin , @shaskinsMD , @SLKoppMD, @JanBoublikMDPhD
#RAUK20 which was scheduled to run in May 2020 was cancelled due to #Covid19, but came back with a bang (literally!) in May 21 as #RAUK21 - thankfully @Gas_Craic captured some of the highlights of that meeting in his tweet below. @EMARIANOMD was keynote!

So - that brings us on to the next Meeting #RAUKISURA22- and why you should want to come!

First up - it is in EDINBURGH, Scotland. This is an absolutely fantastic city (also where I had my stag do/bachelor party!) - check out some of the views!
Second: this is going to be a JOINTLY Held meeting between ISURA & @RegionalAnaesUK and we have the most incredible teams organising it:Headed up by Professors @ajrmacfarlane & @DrPhilipPeng , aided by @davejohnston24 who has been tasked with creative direction & presentation!
Third: we are bringing you #RegionalAnesthesia, #POCUS & #Pain - all in one meeting?! This is literally unbelievable! Check out the faculty in the images below, too many to tag in one tweet!

We are proud of the absolutely incredible group of people we have at #RAUKISURA22
Fourth: Our #BruceScott Lecturer at #RAUKISURA22 is none other than @colinjmccartney !

Colin is one the most influential figures in regional anaesthesia & has written & presented on most regional anaesthesia topics! He also brings together Incredible connections with 🇬🇧& 🇨🇦
Fifth:this quote that @EMARIANOMD featured in his #RAUK21 #BruceScott Lecture from Marian Edelman


We are proud that this is the Most Diverse Faculty we have ever had & there are role models and inspirations for us all. Take a look at the faculty again!
Sixth: This is our first Face to Face meeting that we have had since 2019!

It will be amazing to meet you all face to face! There will be networking sessions & the chance to reach out & chat to your friends, teachers & inspirations. Also lots of selfies probably!
Seventh: For those unable to travel, or unable to be there in person, we will still have the option to purchase virtual tickets for #RAUKISURA22 including Virtual Workshops!
Yes of course! We are will have workshops on scanning covering


It will be your opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced practitioners in the world!
So, at the end of the thread

(if you’ve made it this far, thank you!)

I’m hoping you’re convinced to attend this meeting!

Register your interest for #RAUKISURA22 at the link below and be the first to receive a notification when tickets go live.
To clarify- the #POCUS live demo will be an option available to purchase as a Virtual add on at #RAUKISURA22

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