Non-clinical workshops - further information
1. SAS career grade - Becoming a Specialist or a Specialty Doctor - a guide for existing and aspiring SAS anaesthetists
A career as a SAS Anaesthetist should be filled with possibility and opportunity, and with the potential to achieve your career goals.
This aim of this workshop is to provide information about SAS careers, from starting out as a Specialty Doctor, to progressing your career and becoming a Specialist. This is an opportunity to examine the benefits this career pathway can provide, as well as discussing the potential pitfalls and how to overcome them. This workshop is intended for anaesthetists at all stages and grades. It will be of relevance for anaesthetists in training or working as “trust doctors” contemplating becoming Specialty Doctors. We will also provide some useful tips for existing Specialty Doctors on how to progress their careers and for any anaesthetist interested in the support and development of their SAS colleagues. We look forward to welcoming you all!
2. Trainee Career grade - How to pass the FRCA
Are you coming towards the end of training and know what you want but not sure where to start? Or don’t know what you want and don’t know where to start? If you are in the last two years before CCT then this workshop is for you. Learn how to maximise your opportunities now to get that dream job and take control over the next step in your clinical journey.
How to pass the FRCA - There is more to passing our exam than reciting the alveolar gas equation. It takes hard work, dedication and technique. Increase your chances by visiting our workshop, where we look at exam and revision tips that apply to both the Primary and Final exams. Strategies to cope with the biggest hurdle in anaesthesia and break down that mountain of information into something more manageable to increase your chances of success.
3. Consultant career grade - learning from catastrophe
A case of bilateral tension pneumothoraces & cardiac arrest following major obstetric haemorrhage during emergency caesarean section. Presentation of the case timeline, coroner’s inquest and outcome, and the key learning recommendations. Panel discussion and Q&A to follow.
4. Retired career grade
This session is for those contemplating retirement, about to retire, or curious about what retirement will be like. There will be presentations on preparing yourself financially, mentally and physically, and on opportunities which exist outside medicine for work in the ’third sector’.
5. Wellbeing: a new perspective
The workshop will provide an approach for integrating wellbeing in your role as an anaesthetist with your life away from the hospital. This will be a learning experience to help you to find your own ways of building your wellbeing.
The workshop will include new perspectives, ideas for 'stepping away from the storm’, the concept of ’transitional pauses’ and ideas about retreats. Most of all, the ideas and discussion will focus on what will help you as an individual.
Dr Jo Hacking has worked as a Consultant in paediatric emergency medicine and now works as a Wellbeing advocate and Retreat organiser.
Jo has experience of running retreats for doctors (including anaesthetists) and other professionals in high stress jobs.
*Delegates are able to select 2 of the following topics on arrival (if you wish to attend all 4 topics please book for both workshop sessions @ £10 each)
Turning small projects into big papers
Advice from the Editors of Anaesthesia on how to plan, conduct and report local studies (such as quality improvement projects) to maximise the chances of presentation and publication.
How to review a manuscript for a journal
Advice from the Editors of Anaesthesia for clinicians who are just starting as reviewers for journals. This will focus on how to critically appraise a paper, what journal editors are looking for and common errors made by authors.
How not to get into trouble doing research
Cautionary tales from the Editors of Anaesthesia regarding poor research practice, including ethical issues and fraud.
Journal Club 2023
Do not worry if you are behind in your journal reading! The Editors of Anaesthesia have selected the best papers published in the past 12 months that are of greatest relevant to peri-operative clinical practice. These will be critically appraised and the learning points highlighted.
Have your say about Advocacy at the Association.
Healthcare policy moves at a fast pace and the Association wants to make sure it’s members are represented at every part of the process. Whether it’s deciding whether Anaesthetic Rooms are really needed in modern hospitals or working out what the ideal Anaesthetic team should look like, we want to hear from you. This workshop will look at everything and anything policy related to feel free to bring your ideas and suggestions about what matters to you
Clinical workshops - further information
There are two sets of workshops to choose from: Clinical selection A and Clinical selection B each will have 4 stations:
Clinical Selection A:
1. Processed EEG - sponsored by
2. Chest wall blocks
3. Videolaryngoscopy - sponsored by
4. Transthoracic echo
Clinical Selection B:
1. Knee blocks
3. HFNO - sponsored by
4. Adult TIVA - sponsored by
Delegates will rota around each station in small groups spending 20 mins at each. Further information coming soon.
Paediatric TIVA - The workshop will be delivered by consultant anaesthetists experienced in the field of paediatric intravenous anaesthesia and is aimed at the relative paediatric TIVA novice. The session will include short talks on how to get started, managing simple and more complex cases, and include some practical tips on how to use TIVA in your everyday practice. There will be an opportunity for discussion within a small group setting and no prior in-depth knowledge or experience of paediatric TIVA is required.