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Day 1 - Wednesday 11 September


Time Programme Item
  08:30-09:45  Auditorium, Armadillo ground floor
Registration (Foyer, SEC ground floor) / tea & coffee / opening of industry exhibition (Hall 2, SEC ground floor) 
09:45-10:00
Welcome address
Dr Kathleen Ferguson, President, Association of Anaesthetists 
Upcoming Association of Anaesthetists educational activities
Prof 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, SEC ground floor)
 
11:20-12:50 
Auditorium, Armadillo ground floor Lomond Auditorium, SEC ground floor Hall 1, SEC ground floor
W2a: The elderly part I: emergencies
Chair: Dr Paul Barker, Honorary Treasurer, Association of Anaesthetists
W2b: Psychological problems in anaesthesia and critical care
Chair: Dr Ravi Gill, Honorary Treasurer Elect, Association of Anaesthetists 
W2c: Poster facilitation & judging
11:20-11:45 
The elderly in the emergency department
Dr Fiona Lecky, Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, Sheffield
Peri-operative care of people with psychiatric disorder
Dr David Hall, Consultant Psychiatrist, Edinburgh
Group viewing and discussions  facilitated by poster judges
11:45-12:10 Emergency surgery in the elderly
Mr Mark Potter, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Edinburgh
Peri-operative care of people with a learning disability
Prof Andy Smith, Lancaster
12:10-12:35 Peri-operative 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, SEC ground floor) / lunchtime industry-sponsored symposium - lunch provided (Gala room, Armadillo first floor) / SAS lunch (Association of Anaesthetists stand, Exhibition Hall)
 
14:00-15:30
Auditorium, Armadillo ground floor Lomond Auditorium, SEC ground floor Forth Auditorium, Armadillo ground floor
W3a: The elderly part II: cognition & ethics 
Chair: Dr Tei Sheraton, Honorary Membership Secretary Elect, Association of Anaesthetists
W3b: Learning & training (Organised by the Association of Anaesthetists Trainee Committee) 
Chair: Dr Sally El-Ghazali, Trainee Committee Chair, Association of Anaesthetists 
W3c: Oral presentations: case series/reports
Chair: Dr Craig Bailey, Elected Member, Association of Anaesthetists
14:00-14:25 What does it matter, they won't remember anyway?
Prof Iain Moppett, Nottingham
Ethical dilemmas
Dr Rosaleen Baruah, Edinburgh
 

14:25-14:50
Dementia and delirium
Dr Bjørn Erik Neerland, Senior Consultant and Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Oslo, Norway
Organ donation 
Dr Linda Stewart, Glasgow
14:50-15:15
Ethical aspects of care of the elderly
Dr Malcolm Booth, Glasgow
Withdrawal of care
Dr Malcolm Smith, London
15:15-15:30 Discussion  Discussion
15:30-16:00 Tea & coffee / industry exhibition / poster viewing (Hall 2, SEC ground floor) 
 
16:00-17:30
Auditorium, Armadillo ground floor  Lomond Auditorium, SEC ground floor
W4a: Airways
Chair: Dr Matthew Davies, Elected Member, Association of Anaesthetists
W4b: Critical care
Chair: Dr Ann Harvey, Elected Member, Association of Anaesthetists
16:00-16:25 Why laryngoscopy fails
Dr Seema Charters, Warrington
When children become adults
Dr Neil Spenceley, Head of Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), 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, Australia
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, SEC ground floor) 
Lord Provost and Glasgow City Council Civic Reception 

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Day 2 - Thursday 12 September

Time Programme Item 
 
08:00-08:45
Gala room, Armadillo first floor  Forth Auditorium, Armadillo ground floor
Pension tension - Lighting the blue touch taper
Chair: Dr Nick Flatt, Specialty Lead for Anaesthesia, British Medical Association Consultant Committee 
Speaker: Dr Alan Robertson, Pensions Lead, BMA Scotland
Focus on fatigue - a networking session for everyone doing or interested in doing work on fatigue in their local area/hospital
Chairs: Dr Nancy Redfern, Dr Emma Plunkett, Chairs of Fatigue Group, Association of Anaesthetists
08:30-09:00
Registration (Foyer, SEC ground floor) / tea & coffee / industry exhibition (Hall 2, SEC ground floor)
 
09:00-10:30

 
Auditorium, Armadillo ground floor Lomond Auditorium, SEC ground floor
Forth Auditorium, Armadillo ground floor
T1a: Sedation
Chair: Dr Upma Misra, Honorary Membership Secretary, Association of Anaesthetists 
T1b: Environment 
(Some talks will be live streamed with remote speakers)
Chair: Dr Samantha Shinde, Chair of Environment and sustainability Committee, Association of Anaesthetists

T1c: Procurement
Chair: Dr Mike Nathanson, Immediate Past Honorary Secretary, Association of Anaesthetists
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 and Ms Wendy Rayner, Sustainability Manager, NHS National Services Scotland
The impact of the move from Medical Device Directive to Medical Device Regulations
Dr Neil McGuire, Senior Clinician, Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulation Agency
09:50-10:15
Mesmerism: the new (old) sedation 
Dr Paul Slater, Northampton
Plastic magic and volatile times
Ms Sonia Roschnik, Director, Sustainable Development Unit, NHS England & Improvement and Public Health England
Embracing innovative new products - how to implement?
Dr Peter Young, King's Lynn

10:15-10:30 Discussion 2019 Barema & Association of Anaesthetists Award Winners,
 Environmental Fellowship Update
Dr Cathy Lawson,
Association of Anaesthetists and Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Fellow in Environmentally Sustainable Anaesthesia
Training in new equipment - how to do it properly?
Dr James French, Nottingham

10:30-11:00 Tea & coffee / industry exhibition (Hall 2, SEC ground floor) / poster judging (Hall 1, SEC ground floor)
 
11:00-11:50
Auditorium, Armadillo ground floor
 T2: Keynote Lecutre
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
T3: Honours & Awards
12:45-13:45 Lunch / industry exhibition (Hall 2, SEC ground floor) / trainee lunch (Alsh Room, SEC ground floor) / lunchtime industry-sponsored symposium - lunch provided (Gala Room, Armadillo first floor)
 
13:45-15:15

 
Auditorium, Armadillo ground floor
Lomond Auditorium, SEC ground floor Forth Auditorium, Armadillo ground floor
T4a: Analgesia reborn
 Chair: Dr Elizabeth McGrady, Glasgow
T4b: Session organised by the Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Critical Care (ACTACC)
Chair: Dr Mathew Patteril, Elected Member, Association of Anaesthetists
T4c: Under pressure
 Chair: Dr Thomas James, SAS Committee Chair, Association of Anaesthetists

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, Glasgow

14:10-14:35
Methoxyflurane 
Dr Justin Kirk-Bayley, Guildford
The role of echo in non-cardiac surgery 
Dr Nick Fletcher, London
Association of Anaesthetists: suicide in anaesthetists guideline and survey results
Dr Samantha Shinde, Suicide Working Party Co-chair, Association of Anaesthetists

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, Association of Anaesthetists

15:00-15:15 Discussion  Discussion Discussion
15:15-15:45 Tea & coffee / industry exhibition / poster viewing (Hall 2, SEC ground floor) 
 
 
15:45-17:15

 
Auditorium, Armadillo ground floor
Lomond Auditorium, SEC ground floor Forth Auditorium, Armadillo ground floor
T5a: When things go wrong
Chair: Dr Robert Self, Elected Member, Association of Anaesthetists 

T5b: Safety
Chair: Prof William Fawcett, Chair of Education, Association of Anaesthetists

T5c: Oral presentations: original research
Chair: Dr Matthew Davies, Honorary Secretary Elect, Association of Anaesthetists
15:45-16:10 The view from the defence organisations
Dr Ed Nandasoma, Medico-legal adviser, Medical Defence Union
Design of safety systems 
Prof Jim Bagian, Michigan, USA
 
 
 
 
16:10-16:35 The Medical Director's view
Dr Jane Burns, Executive Medical Director, Lanarkshire
Improving drug safety: not so EZ
Dr Nick Chrimes, Melbourne, Australia
16:35-17:00 The view from the legal office
Dr Norma Shippin, Director, Central Legal Office, Scotland
Safety matters 
Dr Craig Bailey, Safety Committee Chair, Association of Anaesthetists
17:00-17:15 Discussion Discussion

Day 3 - Friday 13 September

Time Programme Item
08:30-09:30 Registration (Foyer, SEC ground floor) / tea & coffee / industry exhibition (Hall 2, SEC ground floor)
09:30-11:00 Location: Auditorium, ground floor
F1: Anaesthesia journal session
Chair: Prof Andrew Klein, Editor-in-Chief, Anaesthesia
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 2, SEC ground floor)
11:30-13:00 Auditorium, Armadillo ground floor
Forth Auditorium, Armadillo ground floor Gala Room, Armadillo, first floor
F2a: Muscles
Chair: Dr Peter Young, Elected Member, Association of Anaesthetists
F2b: Obstetrics session
Chair: Dr Upma Misra, Immediate Past Honorary Membership Secretary, Association of Anaesthetists
F2c: Oral presentations: audit, quality improvement & survey
Chair: Dr Tei Sheraton, Honorary Membership Secretary, Association of Anaesthetists

11:30-11:55 Muscle mass loss: non-inflammatory and inflammatory drivers
Prof Paul Greenhaff, Professor or Muscle Metabolism, 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, Glasgow
12:20-12:45 Improving muscle function in cancer patients
Prof Mike Grocott, Southampton
Impact of obesity on mother and foetus
Dr Nivedita Aedla, Consultant Obstetrician, Edinburgh
12:45-13:00 Discussion
Discussion
13:00-14:00 Lunch / industry exhibition (Hall 2, SEC ground floor) / lunchtime industry-sponsored symposium - lunch provided (Lomond Auditorium, SEC ground floor)
Anaesthetists and wellbeing lunch (Gala Room, Armadillo first floor)
Chair: Dr Robert Self, Elected Member, Association of Anaesthetists
An informal discussion about personal and organisational strategies to improve wellbeing of anaesthetists. An opportunity to share ideas about ‘what works’ and areas that Association can work on for the benefit of members. Lunch provided.
14:00-14:15 Auditorium, Armadillo ground floor
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
Chair: Dr Mike Nathanson, President Elect, Association of Anaesthetists
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


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