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Day 1 - Wednesday 14 September 2022


Time Programme item
08:30-10:00 Registration (Riverside foyer, ground floor) / industry exhibition opens / tea & coffee (Hall 1, first floor)
10:00-10:25
Stream A (Auditorium, first floor)
Welcome address & celebration of 90 years of the Association of Anaesthetists
Dr Mike Nathanson, President, Association of Anaesthetists  
10:30-12:00 Stream A - Past (Auditorium, first floor) Stream B - Present (Studio, first floor) Stream C - Future (Hall 2a, first floor)
W1a: Simulation (Live on-stage demonstrations)
Chair: Dr William Donaldson, Belfast and Dr Naomi Freeman, Chair, Trainee Committee, Association of Anaesthetists

W1b: Oral presentations: Audit, QI & survey 
Chair: Dr Seema Agarwal, Elected Member, Association of Anaesthetists

W1c: Advancing women's health
Chair:  Dr Helen Laycock, Editor, Anaesthesia






This session will involve the live, on-stage demonstration of simulated scenarios. The faculty comprising the simulation team are comprised of local experts in simulation. The scenarios will be guided in part by using audience participation – you get to decide how the simulations progress. To the best of our knowledge this approach has not been used live in a UK conference. Join us for what will be an innovative, informative and interactive session.

Faculty: Dr William Donaldson, Dr Martin Duffy, Dr Jonny Holland, Dr Claire Martin, Dr Andrew Topping, and Dr Hannah Smyth, Belfast








(10:30-10:45) Managing medical comorbidities during pregnancy and childbirth 
Prof Catherine Nelson-Piercy, London
(10:45-11:05) Menopause - it's relevance and impact
Dr Rebecca Lewis, Stratford-upon-Avon
(11:05-11:20) Bias and women’s health outcomes
Dr Edward Mullins, London
(11:20-11:35) Interface between medical management of obstetric patients, anaesthesia and critical illness 
Dr Clare Mumby, Manchester
(11:35-12:00) Discussion
12:00-13:15 Lunch / exhibition / networking / view the posters (Hall 1, first floor)
12:20-13:10 Industry-sponsored symposium supported by Masimo (Hall 2b, first floor) - Lunch will be provided in room from 12:00

Optimizing perioperative care: The role of non-invasive technologies in improving surgical workflow

Chair : Dr Basil Matta, Cambridge

Pre-assessment tools to ensure patients are optimized and risk stratified prior to surgery
Prof Sandy Jack – Southampton

Intraoperative Care - Getting the perioperative course just right; balanced anesthesia, optimal oxygenation, fluid balance and pain relief
Prof Dan Longrois, France 

Post-operative care with continuous monitoring from recovery to the patient’s home .
Dr Iain Goodhart , Cambridge

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 13:15-14:00
 Stream A (Auditorium, first floor)
Keynote: The magic of the NHS
Mr Michael Rosen, Prof of Children's Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London (Presenting live, virtually)

Chair: Dr Mike Nathanson, President, Association of Anaesthetists
14:05-15:35
Stream A - Past (Auditorium, first floor) Stream B - Present (Studio, first floor) Stream C - Future (Hall 2a, first floor)
W3a: Challenges in the workplace
Chair: Dr Victoria McCormack, Elected Member, Association of Anaesthetists

W3b: Exhibition showcase 
Chair: Dr Peter Young, Industry Lead, Association of Anaesthetists

W3c: Bariatrics 
Chair: Dr Krish Radhakrishna, Elected Member, Association of Anaesthetists 







(14:05-14:20) Diversity in anaesthesia
Dr Sethina Watson, Southmead Hospital,Bristol 
Check out the latest on what industry have to offer, presented by Dr Peter Young with a panel discussion.
Panellists: Dr Kathleen Ferguson, Dr Fiona Kelly, Bath & Dr Bernie Liban, London 

(14:05-14:25) Obesity is a pandemic  
Dr Andrew McKechnie, London
(14:20-14:35) An Inalienable Right
Dr Stuart Edwardson, Edinburgh
(14:25-14:45) Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and obesity
Dr Harry Thompson, Abu Dhabi
(14:35-14:50) Bias towards transgender people
Dr Ciara Greer, GLADD
(14:45-15:05)  Anaesthesia for patients living with obesity, language and consent
Dr Laura Pengelly, Sheffield
(14:50-15:05) Micro-aggressions
Dr Rosie Baruah, Edinburgh 
(15:05-15:35) Discussion (15:05-15:35) Discussion
15:15-16:15 Links / SAS links / Trainee Network Lead (TNL) Networking Session (Hall 2b, first floor)
15:35-16:15
Tea & coffee / exhibition / networking / view the posters (Hall 1, first floor)
16:15-17:45
Stream A - Present (Auditorium, first floor)  Stream B - Past (Studio, first floor)  Stream C - Future (Hall 2a, first floor)
W4a: Point of care ultrasound (Live on-stage demonstrations)
Chair:  Dr Emma Wain, Elected Member, Association of Anaesthetists 

W4b: History of anaesthesia - celebrating 90 years of the association and the development of anaesthesia
Chair: Dr Kathleen Ferguson, Past President, Association of Anaesthetists
W4c: Wellbeing 
Chair: Dr Naomi Freeman, Chair, Trainee Committee, Association of Anaesthetists







(16:15-16:30) Lungs
Dr Rosie Hogg, Belfast
(16:15-16:30) The early years of the Association and the development of the diploma in anaesthetics
Dr Robert Feneck, London  
(16:15-16:35) The wellbeing revolution
Dr Jo Hemmings, Behavioural Psychologist, London 
(16:30-16:45) Point of care - the heart of the matter
Dr Jonny Wilkinson, Northampton 
(16:30-16:45) The early days of anaesthesia especially chloroform
Dr Alistair MacKenzie, Edinburgh


(16:35-16:55) Wellbeing and resilience - work affects our personal lives, but our personal lives affect work too
Dr Victoria McCormack, Manchester
(16:45-17:00) Gastric 
Prof Kariem El-Boghdadly, London
(16:45-17:00) History of obstetric anaesthesia in the UK
Prof Nuala Lucas, London
(16:55-17:15) Protecting the mental health of NHS staff; what’s the evidence and what should be done?
Prof Neil Greenberg, Consultant Occupational and Forensic Psychiatrist, London
(17:00-17:15) Abdomen (trauma)
Dr Alex Scott, Middlesborough 
(17:00-17:15) Development of paediatric anaesthesia
Dr Colin Black, Dublin, Ireland
(17:15-17:45) Discussion
(17:15-17:30) fTOE
Dr Antonio Rubino, Cambridge 
 (17:15-17:30) Development of the Association into the 21st Century
Dr Kathleen Ferguson, Aberdeen 
(17:30-17:45) Discussion (17:30-17:45) Discussion
17:45-18:30
Networking drinks reception - celebrating 90 years of the Association (Hall 1, first floor)
18:30 Close of day 1


Day 2 - Thursday 15 September 2022

 

Time Programme Item 
08:15-08:45 Registration (Riverside foyer, ground floor) / industry exhibition / tea & coffee (Hall 1, first floor)
 
08:45-10:15


 
Stream A - Future (Auditorium, first floor) Stream B - Past (Studio, first floor)
 Stream C - Present (Hall 2a, first floor)
T1a: Trainee session - (session created by trainee's but all welcome)
Chair: Dr Naomi Freeman, Chair, Trainee Committee, Association of Anaesthetists
T1b: Delirium
Chair: Dr Seema Agarwal, Elected Member, Association of Anaesthetists
T1c: International relief efforts during a crisis
Chair: Dr Krish Radhakrishna, Elected Member, Association of Anaesthetists 










(08:45-09:05) History of trainee anaesthesia
Dr Matt Heron, London
(08:45-09:05) Delirium after regional vs general anaesthesia
Prof Fang Gao, Birmingham
(08:45-09:05) Facing Africa
Dr Patrick Seigne, Cork, Ireland
(09:05-09:25) Veterinary anaesthesia; all creatures great and small
Dr Jenny Bowen-Smith,  Veterinary Anaesthetist, Liverpool
(09:05-09:25) The ethics of confusion: the challenges and benefits of involving patients without mental capacity in hip fracture research
Dr Cliff Shelton, London
(09:05-09:25) Re-invigoration of CANECSA
Dr Brian Kinirons, Galway, Ireland

(09:25-09:45) Global anaesthesia as a trainee

Dr Linden Baxter, Oxford

(09:25-09:45) Reducing postoperative delirium
Dr Judith Partridge, London
(09:25-09:45) Virtual COVID-19 care centre- A innovative approach during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Rajendra Irani, Clinical Nurse Manager, Portlaoise, Ireland
(09:45-10:15) Discussion (09:45-10:15) Discussion (09:45-10:15) Discussion
10:15-10:55 Tea & coffee / exhibition / networking / view the posters (Hall1, first floor)
10:30-10:50    Industry-sponsored symposium supported by BD Medical (Hall 2b, first floor) - Tea & coffee will be provided in room from 10:15

BD NRFitTM neuraxial device solutions for spinal anaesthesia

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10:55-12:20 Stream A (Auditorium, first floor)
 

(10:55-11:35) Annual Members Meeting & Presidential handover

Dr Mike Nathanson, President, Association of Anaesthetists; Dr Matt Davies, President Elect, Association of Anaesthetists and Dr John Ward, Honorary Treasurer, Association of Anaesthetists

(11:35-12:20) Keynote: Can we ever reduce the NHS waiting list for surgery?
Ms Deborah Eastwood, Vice President, British Orthopaedic Association

Chair: Dr Matt Davies, President, Association of Anaesthetists 
12:20-13:35 Lunch / exhibition / networking / view the posters (Hall 1, first floor)
Trainee Lunch  (Arc, ground floor)
SAS Lunch (Bar 2, second floor)

 12:40-13:30 Industry-sponsored symposium supported by Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd (Hall 2b, first floor) - Lunch will be provided in room from 12:20

Optiflow: Progress in the Post COVID Era
Chair: Dr Peter Young, King's Lynn

(12:40-13:00) Preoxygenation: Time to Switch? - Prof Anil Patel, London

(13:00-13:20) Nasal High Flow in Obstetrics - Prof Nuala Lucas, London

(13:20-13:30) Discussion


 
13:35-15:05

 
Stream A - Future (Auditorium, first floor)
Stream B - Past (Studio, first floor) Stream C - Present (Hall 2a, first floor)
T3a: Innovation session
Chair:Dr Peter Young, Innovation Lead, Association of Anaesthetists
T3b: Oral presentations: Case reports
Chair: Dr Tei Sheraton, Vice President, Association of Anaesthetists
T3c: SAS session
(organised by the SAS committee, all welcome)
Chair:  Dr Robert Fleming, Honorary Membership Secretary Elect, Association of Anaesthetists






(13:35-13:55) History of the innovation award
Dr Bernie Liban, London



 



              
(13:35-13:55) A day in the life of a pre-hospital emergency care Anaesthetist
Dr Mark Clayton, Emeritus Fellow in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine, East Anglian Air Ambulance 

(13:55-14:15) Winner of the 2022 innovation award - The IDAS mask system (Inhaled Dynamic Analgesia and Sedation): A novel patient controlled analgesia and sedation mask 
Dr Alastair Darwood, Inspired Ventilation Ltd
(13:55-14:15) Managing a service around deteriorating patients
Dr Anushka Aubeelack, Associate Medical Director for Deteriorating and Critically Ill patients, Barking
(14:15-14:35) iGel RS - process of bringing a new product to market
Dr Mohammed Nasir, London
(14:15-14:35) TIVA
Dr Christopher Rowlands, London
(14:35-14:55) Exovent
Prof Anil Patel, London
(14:55-15:05) Discussion (14:35-15:05) Discussion
15:05-15:45 Tea & coffee / exhibition / networking / view the posters (Hall 1, first floor)

Anaesthesia Associates focus group (Hall 2b, first floor) – your chance to have your say and help form the Association’s stance in this area and shape Government policy. 

15:45-17:15  Stream A - Past (Auditorium, first floor)  Stream B - Future (Studio, first floor) Stream C - Present (Hall 2a, first floor) Hall 1, first floor
T4a: Regional anaesthesia - block for the future (Live on-stage demonstrations)
Chair:  Dr Rosie Hogg, Belfast 
T4b: Living with COVID-19
Chair: Dr Mike Kinsella, Editor, Anaesthesia News
T4c: Human factors
Chair: Dr Victoria McCormack, Elected Member, Association of Anaesthetists   
T4d: Poster facilitation and judging
  (15:45-16:00) Lower limb PENG, fascia iliac and iPACK
Dr Athmaja Thottungal, Canterbury 
(15:45-16:05) Long COVID-19 and the anaesthetist: professional lessons from a personal journey
Dr Jake Suett, King's Lynn   
(15:45-16:05) The vulnerable anaesthetist
Dr Mark Stacey, Cardiff
Group viewing and discussions facilitated by poster judges
(16:00-16:15) Chest wall, PECS, serratus
Dr David Johnston, Belfast  
(16:05-16:25) Taking a human factors approach to learning - improving safety for patients, staff, and families
Dr Dawn Benson, Consultant, Systems Safety 
(16:15-16:30) Abdominal wall, TAP, QL and rectus sheath
Prof Kariem El-Boghdadly, London 
(16:05-16:25) Long COVID-19 - iron and B12
Prof Andrew Klein, Cambridge
(16:25-16:45) Human factors in airway management
Dr Fiona Kelly, Bath
(16:30-16:45) Block on the back, spinal, ESP paravertebral ultrasound
Dr Clara Lobo, Porto, Portugal
(16:25-16:45) Long COVID - respiratory physician
Dr Shyam Madathil, Birmingham 
(16:45-17:15) Discussion
(16:45-17:00) Upper limb: brachial plexus
Dr Louise Moran, Letterkenny, Ireland 
(16:45-17:15) Discussion
 (17:00-17:15) Discussion 
 17:20-18:05  Stream A (Auditorium, first floor)
Keynote: Teamwork and creating a high performance environment
Dr Noelle Healy, Dublin, Ireland

Chair: Dr David Honan, Convenor, Irish Standing Committee
 18:05  Close of day 2
 19:30  Annual Dinner - Titanic Museum - Booking open!



Day 3 - Friday 16 September 2022

 

Time Programme Item 
08:30-09:00 Registration (Riverside foyer, ground floor) / industry exhibition / tea & coffee (Hall 1, first floor)
09:00-09:45 Stream A (Auditorium, first floor)
  Keynote: The Assistant Surgeon. A Titanic story
Dr John Martin, Retired consultant, Accident and Emergency Dept, Belfast (Great uncle was Dr Simpson, Assistant Surgeon on the RMS Titanic)

Chair: Prof George Shorten, President, College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland
 
09:45-10:45

 
Stream A  (Auditorium, first floor)
F1a: Anaesthesia session - Emergencies
Chair: Prof Andrew Klein, Editor in Chief, Anaesthesia










(09:45-10:00) Peri-operative cardiac arrest
Dr Emira Kursumovic ,Bath 
(10:00-10:15) IV fluids - fighting an ingrained resuscitation paradox
Dr Jonny Wilkinson, Northampton

(10:15-10:30) Top article of the year 2021

Prof Ed Mariano, Stanford, USA

(10:30-10:35) Presentation from the Top article of the year 2021
(10:35-10:45) Discussion
 10:45-11:25  Tea & coffee / exhibition / networking / view the posters (Hall 1, first floor)
 11:25-12:40  Stream A (Auditorium, first floor)
 

(11:25-12:10) Panel discussion - The future of the Association 
Chair: Dr Mike Nathanson, Immediate Past President 
Panellists: Dr Matt Davies, President, Association of Anaesthetists; Dr Naomi Freeman, Trainee Committee Chair, Association of Anaesthetists; Dr Tei Sheraton, Vice President, Association of Anaesthetists; Dr Wouter Jonker, Past Irish Standing Committee Convenor 
(12:10-12:40) Honours, awards and prizes

Chair: Dr Matt Davies, President, Association of Anaesthetists
12:40-13:55  Lunch / exhibition / networking / view the posters (Hall 1, first floor)
(13:15-13:55) Anaesthesia Associates focus group (Meeting Room 3a, third floor) – your chance to have your say and help form the Association’s stance in this area and shape Government policy. 
13:55-15:25 Stream A - Present (Auditorium, first floor)  Stream B - Future (Studio, first floor)
F3a: How to teach and how to learn regional anaesthesia
Chair: Dr Louise Moran, Letterkenny, Ireland
F3b: Environment and sustainability session
Chair: Dr Kenneth Barker, Environment and sustainability committee chair, Association of Anaesthetists 







(13:55-14:15) Using social media
Prof Ed Mariano,  Stanford, USA 
(13:55-14:15) Implementing nitrous oxide cracking in maternity - reflections on six months of trial and error
Dr Cliff Shelton, London
(14:15-14:35) Using educational videos 
Dr Clara Lobo, Porto, Portugal
(14:15-14:35) Do we need nitrous oxide in maternity anyway?
Dr Rose Kearsley, Dublin, Ireland
(14:35-14:55) Teaching at the bedside
Dr Rosie Hogg, Belfast 
(14:35-14:55) Carbon pricing & balancing the sustainable value equation
Dr Fiona Brennan, Cardiff
(14:55-15:25) Discussion (14:55-15:25) Discussion
 
15:30-17:00

 
Stream A - Present (Auditorium, first floor)
Stream B - Future (Studio, first floor)
F4a: Debate: Should videolaryngoscopy be 1st choice for all tracheal intubations?
Chair: Dr Tei Sheraton, Vice President, Association of Anaesthetists
F4b: Future of surgery after the pandemic?
Chair: Dr Mark Stacey, Elected Member, Association of Anaesthetists






(15:30-16:00) Pro: Dr Emile Hoogenboom, London
Pro: Dr Fiona Kelly, Edingburgh 
(15:30-15:50) HIT lists - rapid turnover
Dr Imran Ahmad , London 
(16:00-16:30) Con: Prof Ellen O'Sullivan , Dublin, Ireland
Con: Dr Krish Radhakrishna, Coventry
(15:50-16:10) What is NOT day-case surgery?
Ms Deborah Eastwood, London
(16:10-16:30) High volume, low complexity hubs
Dr Elena Bechberger, London
(16:30-17:00) Discussion (16:30-17:00) Discussion
17:00 Close of conference