SOWRA exists to:
- Advance the standards of regional anaesthesia and pain management.
- Encourage awareness of regional anaesthesia and pain management amongst the general public.
- Provide a forum for regional anaesthetic enthusiasts within the south west region to meet and network
- Provide training and educational updates in regional anaesthesia and pain management techniques.
- Promoting research in all areas of regional anaesthetic practice.
South West Regional Anaesthesia Course
Every year (usually in November) SOWRA runs the popular South West Regional Anaesthesia Course.
The course has been granted "RA-UK Approved" status
The 2017 course will be held on 15-16 November 2018 at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth.
Online registration is now open.
Subsidised places (50% discount) are offered for South West Penninsula Deanery trainees.
There is a 15% discount available for RA-UK members, and the course counts as a general qualifying (non-cadaver) course for the European Diploma in Regional Anaesthesia (EDRA).
Further details of last year's course are available here
SOWRA Research Grants
Applications are now invited for research grants up to the value of £1000 to support clinical research projects related to regional anaesthesia.
More information available here.
The SOWRA Board of Trustees
The current SOWRA board of trustees are:
|Chairman:||Dr Iain Christie||(Plymouth)|
|Secretary:||Dr Roger Langford||(Truro)|
|Treasurer:||Dr Kim Chishti||(Plymouth)|
|Trustee||Dr Andy McEwen||(Torbay)|
|Trustee||Dr Matt Oldman||(Plymouth)|
|Trustee||Dr Tom Gale||(Plymouth)|