Deadline for Abstract Submission:
20 October 2021 31 October 2021
Deadline for Early-Bird Registration:
20 October 2021 27 October 2021


Prof. Manoj KARMAKAR
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Professor. Karmakar Manoj Kumar is from the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care of the Faculty of Medicine, of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the past president of the Asian Society of Paediatric Anaesthesiologist’s (ASPA). Professor Karmakar is internationally recognized for his research in regional anesthesia, in both adults and children, and his areas of research interest include thoracic paravertebral block, spinal sonography, ultrasound guided central neuraxial blocks and local anesthetic pharmacology. Professor. Karmakar has pioneered many novel regional anesthetic techniques and published extensively, with a total 326 publications, of which 159 are in high impact peer review journals. His research work has been cited 6665 times (Google Scholar as of 15th March 2021) and his H-index is 44. He has also edited several textbooks and authored numerous book chapters in reference textbooks of regional anesthesia.   

Selective Trunk Block (SeTB) - An All Purpose Regional Anesthetic Technique for Upper Extremity Surgery.

1.     How to identify the Individual elements of the brachial plexus above the clavicle using ultrasound.
2.     How to selectively identify and block the trunks (superior, middle and inferior) of the brachial plexus.
3.     Effects of a SeTB on ipsilateral sensory-motor blockade and hemidiaphragmatic function.
4.     Discuss if a SeTB can anesthetize the entire upper extremity (except for the area of the arm innervated by the intercostobrachial nerve).
5.     Discuss if a SeTB can become the All Purpose Regional Anesthetic for upper extremity surgery like Spinal Anesthesia for lower extremity surgery.