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Workshops



Workshops

A selection of clinical and non-clinical workshops will be taking place throughout the conference. Below is an outline of the workshop schedule, however please note that this is constantly being added to and some topics and stations may subject to some change. 

Booking for workshops is now open and you can make your selections during the main booking journey. If you have already booked your conference ticket and would like to book a workshop, please contact the events team. 

Please note that space on workshops is limited and on a first come first serve basis. Click here to book your conference ticket and reserve a place on your preferred workshop.

Clinical workshops:

Wednesday 25 September
16:00-17:30


 

Tracheostomy
Rotate around 4 stations led by Featherstone Professor Brendan McGrath:
1.Lunar  
2. ACV 
3. FEES
4.  Airway Management for PDT 
@ £10


Thursday 26 September 11:10-12:50 14:05-15:35 16:15-17:45

AR Regional Anaesthesia 

Led by Dr James Bowness @ £10 
Clinical selection A

Rotate around 4 stations, which include:
1. Fibreoptic 
2. Adult TIVA 
3. Arm blocks
4. Transthoracic echo 
@ £10

Clinical section A

Rotate around 4 stations, which include:
1. Fibreoptic 
2. Adult TIVA 
3. Arm blocks
4. Transthoracic echo 
@ £10

  Allergy
Led by Dr Louise Savic @ £10

Ever wondered which patients should be referred for allergy investigation after an adverse event in theatre? Or how to reduce the risk of perioperative allergy for your patient? Perhaps you are the Allergy Lead for your department and want to connect with others in this field? Or maybe you have a question about allergy and weren’t sure who to ask? There is something for everyone in this workshop, which aims to demystify allergy and provide helpful, practical advice for anaesthetists of all grades. Using case-based discussions, we will outline the limitations and pitfalls of allergy testing, highlight recent developments in the management and investigation of cases, and discuss the challenges of improving care for our patients. All anaesthetists welcome - come along and get involved!
Clinical selection B

Rotate around 4 stations, which include:
1. Total oxygenation 
2. Knee blocks
3. HFNO
4. Hip blocks 

@ £10 
 Clinical selection B

Rotate around 4 stations, which include:
1. Total oxygenation 
2. Knee blocks
3. HFNO
4. Hip blocks 

@ £10 
     VR Human Factors
Dr Sarah Russ
 VR Human Factors (repeated)
Dr Sarah Russ

 

Non-clinical workshops:

Wednesday 25 September 16:00-17:30


Wellbeing


 
   
 
   

 

Thursday 26 September 09:30-10:30


Trainee career grade - Simple Steps To Ace Your Consultant Interview
In this workshop you’ll learn the 5 Simple Steps you need to Ace Your Consultant Interview. We’ll also cover the 3 Biggest Mistakes Interview Candidates Make (so you can avoid them). And we’ll help you find your Unique Selling Points so you can sell yourself well in your interview



SAS career grade
Retired career grade - Going, Going, Gone: reflections on retirement, Dr Pat McHugh, Leeds 
Musings about retirement and the peri-retirement period. Open format questions and answers from a peri-retirement consultant. Planning, preparation, hobbies and pensions

Friday 27
September
 08:00-08:45                                                                                                                          
  Yoga
Start the day connecting mind and body in this Mindful Yoga session with Christine Bell, a qualified yoga teacher with Harrogate Mindfulness.
Christine will guide you through gentle stretches, breath work, balances and simple yoga poses to awaken the body and get ready for the day.
We will finish with a meditation encouraging you to find presence and clarity. 
Open to all, including beginners - wear comfortable clothes you can move and sit in.
Socks/bare feet are best and feel free to bring your own mat if you have one.
Christine has practiced yoga for over 15 years and founded Harrogate Mindfulness in 2016, providing yoga and meditation to businesses, schools and individuals throughout Yorkshire and UK. 



Clinical workshops 

VR Human Factors

Virtual reality is an exciting, novel modality for delivery of education. It is particularly suitable for embedding and facilitating education in non-technical skills and human factors. Our experience at the CSC in CDDFT is that it benefits both trainers and participants. For trainers a cost-effective, immersive way of delivering training that can be adapted to many different specialties, grades and experience levels. Participants find that it complements existing ways of teaching (eg simulation) and is less stressful. Find out more about the use of VR-experience it first hand and talk to knowledgeable faculty about how to utilise this in your own workplace.

Tracheostomy stations 

Lunar - Understand the relative position of the tracheostomy tube tip within the airway. Appreciate how tip position can change. Demonstrate techniques of endoscopic assessment. Trans-laryngeal L view. Tracheoscopic T view. Assess position of tracheostomy tubes in manikins. 

ACV - Understand the role of ACV and when to use it. Understand the potential risks of ACV. Describe safe guidelines for ACV use. Appreciate the potential benefits for ACV beyond voice restoration. Laryngeal rehabilitation. Bridge to early cuff deflation. How to troubleshoot ACV. 

Airway - Airway endoscopy and evaluation of laryngeal function

FEES - Understand the role of SLT and FEES in ICU. Understand indications and contra-indications to FEES. Report FEES clips showing . Normal swallow
Aspiration. Airway pathology after ICU . Understand the role of Phagenyx stimulation in dysphagia