Educational videos are one of the most effective tools for training regional anaesthesia and pain medicine techniques. Videos are used widely both as self-improvement tools and as CME materials.

ESRA commends the passion and commitment of our many members who produce educational videos, often doing so with no professional help.

At the same time, we recognise the need to standardise the quality and structure of the videos being produced. Clear standards will hopefully encourage members to produce even more videos in the future.

With that aim, ESRA would like to announce its first Video Competition. We invite you, ESRA members, to submit videos you produced in the twelve months prior to the 2017 congress.

Competition rules

 The videos must have been produced in the twelve months prior to the 2017 ESRA Congress.

 Videos must last max. 10 minutes (max. 500 MB) - see the video tutorial here

 Videos may be on any topic concerning regional anaesthesia and pain medicine. Topics may include techniques, safety, and patient information management

 Submitters must be active ESRA members 2017

 Once your video is ready - fill in the registration form online here

 Upload your video. Most file formats are supported.

 If your file doesn't upload, email us at support@thevideocontest.org or call us at +39 02 89512380 (work days from 9:00-13:00 and 14:00-18:00 CET).


Prizes and award ceremony

 The three winners will receive one free registration to any ESRA congress, course or workshop of their choice held in 2018 or 2019.

 The winners will be announced on the ESRA website and given special visibility on the ESRA Academy.

 All submitted videos will be posted onto the ESRA Academy.

Selection process

 Submitted videos will be reviewed and evaluated by a Jury selected by the ESRA Education Committee.

 Videos will be evaluated and allocated a mark between 0 and 5 for each of the following criteria:

  1. Content (know-how, skills, technique illustrated)
  2. Story board (how the content is structured)
  3. Teaching quality (how the message is delivered)
  4. Video quality (image, sound)

 A maximum of 20 points are allocated to a video.

 6 finalists will be selected by the jury 2 months prior to the congress and notified by ESRA

 Authors of the 6 selected videos will be expected to attend and present their video abstract during a dedicated session at the ESRA congress 2017.

 The Jury will vote for the best three videos of the six presented at the congress


Should you encounter any problem in uploading your video, please write to this address support@thevideocontest.org or call +39 02 89512380 (work days from 9:00-13:00, 14:00-17:30 CET).

For all other questions, you can contact office@esraeurope.org.