By: 8 September 2016
29 March 2017 – 1 April 2017 – IX SIMPAR – ISURA congress; Florence

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are honoured and proud to invite you to participate the IX SIMPAR – ISURA congress, from March 30th to April 1st, 2017 in Florence (Italy). Pre-courses will be held on March 29th, 2017.  

Two international and well known meetings will join together in order to give a unique opportunity to all attendants to build their own and personalised meeting experience choosing the most updated talks about perioperative care and chronic pain. Hence, this meeting is the only place where each attendants can choose each day a wide array of  topics and combine them together to create her/his best  personalised program to deepen exactly what she/he needs.

SIMPAR (Study In Multidisciplinary PAin Research) is the first bench to bedside meeting where a real translational approach let attendants to understand how to change clinical and daily activity. In the last edition (VIII SIMPAR in Rome) more than 500 attendants from 30 different countries have joined the meeting with wonderful feedbacks.

ISURA (International Symposium of Ultrasound for Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine) is the first large meeting completely dedicated to the application of ultrasound for regional anaesthesia and pain medicine. It will be the 14th year in Florence in 2017. The tradition is that the event will alternate between Toronto and a beautiful European city.

Hence, SIMPAR-ISURA is not a meeting but the only place where basic scientists and clinicians with different expertise can discuss and exchange their experience and new findings and refine their expertise in ultrasound. This is also the  place where You can meet clinicans of different specialties involved in the understanding and management of acute and/or chronic pain. We will provide you a unique experience: SIMPAR and ISURA together – two meetings in one of the most beautiful city of the world.  A wonderful occasion for scientists, clinicians and stakeholders to have a spectacular venue to meet and network with people for new ideas to help our professional venture.

The official website  is now online and we would like to encourage you to take a visit. On the website you can discover the preliminary faculty and scientific program indicating the headlines, key note lectures and scientific meetings all guided by International experts and professionals ready to share their knowledge and competence with the delegates.

We also warmly invite you to participate actively through presentation of free papers: you may find the needed information on the congress website. Abstracts can only be submitted electronically on line. Deadline for submitting abstracts: December 28th, 2016.

Through the website you will be able to register on line.

Promotion and profusion of excellence in innovative techniques defines the theme for the congress. The floor is open for professional and social networking throughout the congress. Our focus to support our younger audience and colleagues are further endorsed. The exhibition area will be worth a visit for the latest information from the partner industry representatives from the field.

Florence, well know as a global metropolis and hearth of the Renaissance, is far most the perfect location to underline the international growing role and objectives of both SIMPAR and ISURA Societies.

For these many reasons, we are looking forward to seeing You in Florence and we hope that You will join with us the unique SIMPAR-ISURA atmosphere.


Dr Massimo Allegri
SIMPAR Congress President

Prof Philip Peng
ISURA Congress President