Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the members of the Organizing Committee we invite you to join us in Tokyo for RA Asia 2018.
This time RA Asia 2018 in Tokyo will be held in conjunction with SPEQ or Society of Peripheral Nerve Blocks for Education and Qualification in Japan.
RA Asia was established in 2011 with the idea of Manoj Karmarker to spread the knowledge of regional anesthesia among anesthesiologists in Asia and to forge bonding relationship that transcend boundaries and cultures. The inaugural meeting took place in Bangkok in 2012, and different countries have played host to an annual meeting each year.
SPEQ was recently established with the idea of Hironobu Ueshima for the education of peripheral nerve blocks in Japan and annual meetings have been held in Showa University Hospital in Tokyo.
This meeting program consists of didactic lectures, live/video demonstrations and hands-on workshops by international as well as local experts in the field of regional anesthesia. Attendees have the opportunity to learn basic and advanced technique of ultrasound-guided nerve blocks and share latest knowledge in regional anesthesia.
We look forward to seeing you in Tokyo.