ASRA Fall 2011 – NOLA Plays Host to the 2011 ASRA Fall Meeting

John Barrett, VP Sales & Marketing

John Barrett
VP Sales & Marketing

Last month the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management held its Fall Pain Management meeting in New Orleans, LA. Havel’s® Inc. exhibited at the meeting showcasing several styles of their very popular echogenic needles.

The meeting kicked off with a preview hour Thursday afternoon, but the real fun started Thursday night during the Opening Reception and wine pour. Attendees were able to enjoy appetizers and a glass of wine as they made their way through the exhibit hall. This event is always popular bringing out a large number of attendees with lots of interest and questions. We received more free sample requests at the Opening Reception, than we did for the next 2 days combined. It was a great night.

The majority stopping by Havel’s booth were interested in the EchoStim® Echogenic Insulated Needles for ultrasound guided regional anesthesia by those using ultrasound and nerve stimulation together. However, since this was a pain management show, there was also considerable interest in the sharper non-insulated EchoBlock® MSK and the EchoBlock® PTC for ultrasound guided pain injections. Sonosite was kind enough to provide an ultrasound machine for use in the booth, so interested attendees were able to see for themselves just how bright Havel’s needles are under ultrasound. They were also impressed by the price as Havel’s needles cost about the same as regular insulated needles.

As with every meeting ASRA Fall 2011 ended with an impressive President’s Reception. This time it was at the New Orleans Aquarium. Attendees were treated to a tour through the exhibits, a live band, open bar, and several food stations. All in all New Orleans was an excellent location for this year’s fall meeting. We at Havel’s are looking forward to another great year and another ASRA meeting this spring. If you go, be sure to stop by and see us. If you can’t make it and would like a free sample of your own, please click here. Thanks to everyone that visited us in New Orleans, and we look forward to seeing you in San Diego in March.

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