International Symposium on Spine and Paravertebral Sonography
for Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine 2018

26 - 28 January 2018

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Welcome Message from Convener of issps2018


Dear Friends,

On behalf of the organizing committee it is my great pleasure to welcome you to Hong Kong and to the International Symposium on Spine and Paravertebral Sonography for Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine (issps) 2018 that is being organized at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Shatin, Hong Kong from the 26-28th January 2018. This will be the ninth such event since its inception in 2009. I am pleased to inform you that all previous symposiums were very well received by attending delegates and faculty. Today the issps has established itself as a forum for clinicians to share experience and advance their knowledge in the use of ultrasound for central neuraxial and paravertebral interventions in anaesthesia and pain medicine. Like in previous years the scientific committee has put together a thought provoking scientific program in which opinion leaders and renowned experts from around the world and locally will discuss the most updated information on this state of the art field of anaesthesia and pain medicine, and beyond. Details of the scientific program can be viewed at the issps website. Also for your confidence in the issps organization all fully registered participants will receive a free copy of “Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine. 2nd Edition. 2016, Editor: Karmakar MK, ISBN Number: ISBN-13-978-988-13796-1-0, Printed in Hong Kong, Publishers: The Chinese University of Hong Kong” a must have textbook for clinicians interested in using ultrasound for regional anesthesia and pain medicine.

I sincerely believe that by the end of the symposium the delegates will not only develop a sound knowledge on ultrasound for regional anaesthesia, but also on spinal and paravertebral sonography and the basic skills required to perform ultrasound guided central neuraxial and paravertebral interventions. I am confident that you will find the scientific program interesting whether you are a novice or an advanced user of ultrasound. I also hope the symposium will provide a platform for the delegates, faculty and corporate sponsors to interact, exchange ideas and experience, renew old friendship, increase awareness of the emerging trends and practices in our specialty and more importantly build new ties for the future.

I also welcome you to experience Hong Kong which is a city of diversity, a city of life, a sophisticated fusion of the east and the west and more importantly a city of culture and heritage where the old and the new live side by side in perfect harmony. I welcome you to discover the diversity of Hong Kong and enjoy our hospitality.  



Prof. Manoj Kumar Karmakar, MD
Convener issps 2018

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