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Day 1 - Wednesday 11 September

Time Event
08:30-09:45
Registration (Foyer, ground floor)/tea & coffee/opening of industry exhibition (Hall 2, ground floor)

Location: Auditorium, ground floor
09:45-10:00
Welcome address,
Dr Kathleen Ferguson, President, Association of Anaesthetists 

Upcoming Association of Anaesthetists educational activities,

Dr William Fawcett, Education Chair, Association of Anaesthetists 
10:00-10:50 W1: Keynote Lecture,
Chair: Dr Kathleen Ferguson, President, Association of Anaesthetists

Ageing populations,
Prof Sarah Harper, Director, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing
10:50-11:20
Tea & coffee/industry exhibition/poster viewing (Hall 2, ground floor)

W2a: The elderly part I: emergencies W2b: Psychological problems in anaesthesia and critical care
W2c: Poster facilitation & judging 
11:20-12:50  (Location: Auditorium, ground floor)
(Location: Lomond Auditorium, ground floor)
(Location: Hall 1, ground floor)
11:20-11:45 
The elderly in the emergency department,
Dr Fiona Lecky, Sheffield

Peri-operative care of people with psychiatric disorder,
Dr David Hall, Edinburgh

Group viewing and discussions  facilitated by poster judges
11:45-12:10 Emergency surgery in the elderly,
Dr Mark Potter, Edinburgh

Perioperative care of people with a learning disability,
Dr Andy Smith, Kendall

12:10-12:35 Perioperative management of elderly patients for emergency surgery,
Dr Irwin Foo, Edinburgh

Sleep promotion on ICU,
Dr Gary Mills, Sheffield 

12:35-12:50 Discussion Discussion
12:50-14:00 Lunch/industry exhibition/poster viewing (Hall 2, ground floor)

W3a: The elderly part II: cognition & ethics 
W3b: Learning & training (Organised by the Association of Anaesthetists Trainee Committee & Committee of Anaesthesia Trainees) 
W3c: Oral presentations: case series/reports 
14:00-15:30
(Location: Auditorium, ground floor)
(Location: Lomond Auditorium, ground floor)
(Location: Hall 1, ground floor)
14:00-14:25 What does it matter, they won't remember anyway?
Dr Iain Moppett, Nottingham

Ethical dilemmas,
Dr Rosaleen Baruah, Edinburgh

 

14:25-1450
Dementia and delirium, 
Prof Alasdair MacLullich,  Edinburgh

Organ donation, 
Dr Linda Stewart, Glasgow

1450-1515
Ethical aspects of care of the elderly,
Dr Malcolm Booth, Glasgow

Withdrawal of care, 
TBC

1515-1530 Discussion  Discussion
15:30-16:00 Tea & coffee/industry exhibition/poster viewing (Hall 2, Ground floor) 
  W4a: Airways W4b: Critical care
16:00-17:30 (Location: Auditorium, ground floor)     
(Location: Lomond Auditorium, ground floor)
16:00-16:25 Why laryngoscopy fails,
Dr Seema Charters, Warrington

When children become adults,
Dr Neil Spenceley, Glasgow 

16:25-16:50 The problem with airway guidelines… 
Dr Barry McGuire, Dundee

Rehabilitation and outcomes after critical care, 
Dr Tara Quasim, Glasgow

16:50-17:15 Into the vortex – a cognitive aid for emergency airway management,
Dr Nick Chrimes, Melbourne

Acute kidney injury - a scar for life? 
Prof Lui Forni, Guildford

17:15-17:30 Discussion Discussion
17:30-18:00 Complimentary drinks reception (Hall 2, ground floor) 
Lord Provost and Glasgow City Council Civic Reception  

Day 2 - Thursday 12 September

Time Event
08:30-09:00
Registration (Foyer, ground floor)/tea & coffee/industry exhibition (Hall 2, ground floor)
09:00-10:30
T1a: Sedation
(Location: Auditorium, ground floor)
T1b: Environment 
(Location: Lomond Auditorium, ground floor)
(This session will be live streamed with remote speakers)
Chair: Dr Samantha Shinde, Chair of Environment and sustainability Committee, Association of Anaesthetists
T1c: Procurement
09:00-09:25 Pharmacology, 
Dr Paul Scott, Warrington
Teaching environmental sustainability in medical schools - what do anaesthetists have to offer?
Dr Cliff Shelton, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow and Honorary Registrar, Lancaster Medical School and Manchester University 
Linking procurement to clinical outcomes

Dr Jo Gander, Director of Clinical and Product Assurance (CaPA) team

09:25-09:50 Sedation by non-anaesthetists, 
Dr Seema Charters, Warrington
Waste, waste, glorious waste,
Dr Anne Woolridge, COO, Independent Safety Services Ltd
The impact of the move from Medical Device Directive to Medical Device Regulations,

Dr Neil McGuire, London 
09:50-10:15
Mesmerism: the new (old) sedation 
Dr Paul Slater, Northampton
Plastic magic and volatile times
Sonia Roschnik, Director, Sustainable Development Unit
Embracing innovative new products - how to I implement?

Dr Peter Young, King's Lynn

10:15-10:30 Discussion 2018 Barema & Association of Anaesthetists Award Winners,

Environmental Fellowship Update
Training in new equipment - how to do it properly?

Dr James French, Nottingham

10:30-11:00 Tea & coffee/industry exhibition (Hall 2, ground floor)
  Location: Auditorium, ground floor
11:00-11:50 T2: Keynote Lecture
Chair: Dr. Kathleen Ferguson, President, Association of Anaesthetists 
Why conferences are bad for your health, why patients give you thank-you cards when you haven’t done anything, and why it's good to make people cry
Dr Steve Yentis, London
11:50-12:20 T3: Annual Members' Meeting
12:20-12:45 Honours & Awards
12:45-13:45 Lunch/Trainee lunch/industry exhibition (Hall 2, ground floor)
13:45-15:15
T4a: Analgesia reborn (Location: Auditorium, ground floor)
T4b: ACTACC session (Location: Lomond Auditorium, ground floor)
T4c: Under Pressure
Chair: Dr Thomas James, SAS Committee Chair
13:45-14:10 Intravenous lidocaine 
Dr Irwin Foo, Edinburgh
Thoracic anaesthesia for the occasional thoracic anaesthetist
Dr Benjamin Shelley, Glasgow
Poor behaviours in healthcare
Dr Neil Spenceley, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist, Glasgow Childrens Hospital

14:10-14:35
Methoxyflurane 
Dr Justin Kirk-Bailey, Guildford
The role of Echo in noncardiac surgery 
Dr Nick Fletcher, London
Association of Anaesthetists: suicide in anaethetists guideline and survey results
Dr Samantha Shinde, Vice President, Association of Anaethetists

14:35-15:00
Rectus Sheath Catheters 
Dr Anton Krige, Blackburn
How to choose your inotrope 
Dr Guillermo Martinez, Cambridge
Fatigue survey results - Consultants, trainees and SAS doctors
Dr Emma Plunkett, Birmingham and Dr Thomas James, SAS Committee Chair

15:00-15:15 Discussion  Discussion Discussion
15:15-15:45 Tea & coffee/industry exhibition/poster viewing (Hall 2, ground floor) 
15:45-17:15
T5a: Safety
Chair: Prof William Fawcett, Chair of Education, Association of Anaesthetists
(Location: Auditorium, ground floor)
T5b: When things go wrong (Location: Lomond Auditorium, ground floor) T5c: Oral Presentations: original research
15:45-16:10 Design of safety systems 
Prof Jim Bagian, Michigan, USA
The view from the defence organisations
Dr Ed Nandasoma, Medical Defense Union
 
16:10-16:35 Improving drug safety: not so EZ 
Dr Nick Chrimes, Melbourne, Australia
The Medical Director's view
Dr Jane Burns, Medical Director, Lanarkshire 
 
16:35-17:00 Safety matters 
Dr Craig Bailey, Chair, Safety Committee, Association of Anaesthetists
The view from the legal office
Dr Norma Shippin, NHS National Services, Scotland
 
17:00-17:15 Discussion    

Day 3 - Friday 13 September

Time Event

Locations: Auditorium, ground floor 
09:30-11:00 F1: Anaesthesia journal session
09:30-09:55 Do you really need Sugammadex if you use neuromuscular monitoring properly? 
Dr Grant Rodney, Dundee
09:55-10:20 The case against oxygenation 
Dr Nick Chrimes, Melbourne, Australia 
10:20-10:45
Anaesthesia article of the year
Dr Kariem El-Boghdadly, London
10:45-11:00
Discussion
11:00-11:30 Tea & coffee / industry exhibition (Hall 1, ground floor)
11:30-13:00 F2a: Muscles (Location: Auditorium, ground floor) F2b: Obstetrics session (Location: Lomond Auditorium, ground floor) F2c: Oral presentations – audit, quality improvement & survey
11:30-11:55 Muscle loss 
Dr Paul Greenhaff, Nottingham
The abnormally invasive placenta: pearls and perils of management
Dr Malcolm Broom, Glasgow 

11:55-12:20 Practical aspects of prehabilitation 
Dr David Yates, York
Malfunctioning placenta/ pre-eclampsia 
Dr Alan Mathers,
12:20-12:45 Improving muscle function in cancer patients
Prof Mike Grocott, Southampton
Impact of obesity on mother and foetus 
Dr Nivedita Aedla, Edinburgh
12:45-13:00 Discussion
Discussion
13:00-14:00 Lunch/industry exhibition (Hall 1, ground floor)
Wellbeing drop in session
  Location: Auditorium, ground floor
14:00-14:15 F3: Prize giving
Chair: Dr Kathleen Ferguson, President, Association of Anaesthetists
14:15-15:05 F4: John Snow Lecture 
Chair: Dr Kathleen Ferguson, President, Association of Anaesthetists
How do you eat an elephant?
Prof Jim Bagian, Michigan, USA
15:05-16:35 F5:  Controversies
15:05-15:30  Academic anaesthesia is irrelevant to most anaesthetists  
Prof Mike Grocott, Southampton
15:30-15:55 Should anaesthetists over the age of 60 not anaesthetise patients after midnight? 
Dr Paul Clyburn, Cardiff
15:55-16:20 Anaesthetists benefit from appraisal by non-anaesthetists 
Dr Nancy Redfern, Newcastle 
16:20-16:35 Discussion
16:35 Close of meeting