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Workshops

 Time  Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 3
Wednesday 11 September
14:00-15:30 Hypnosis (£35)  
Room: Alsh 1, SEC ground floor 
   
16:00-17:30 Hypnosis (£35)  
Room: Alsh 1, SEC ground floor  
   
Throughout the day Mentoring sessions 
Meet at enquiries desk, SEC ground floor
   
Throughout the day CV analysis sessions
Meet at enquiries desk, SEC ground floor
   
Thursday 12 September
09:00-10:30 How does Twitter work and what can I get out of it? (£10) 
Room: Alsh 1 & 2, SEC ground floor 
Difficult Airways (£55)
Room: Boisdale 1, SEC ground floor
USSPINE (£55)
Room: Boisdale 2, SEC ground floor
13:45-15:15 How to publish a paper (FREE)
Room: Alsh 1 & 2, SEC ground floor
USSPINE (£55)
Room: Boisdale 2, SEC ground floor
 
15:45-17:15 Difficult Airways (£55) 
Room: Boisdale 1, SEC ground floor
   
Throughout the day Mentoring sessions
Meet at enquiries desk, SEC ground floor
Throughout the day CV analysis sessions
Meet at enquiries desk, SEC ground floor
 Friday 13 September
Throughout the day
Mentoring sessions
Meet at enquiries desk, SEC ground floor
Throughout the day
CV analysis sessions
Meet at enquiries desk, SEC ground floor

Workshop descriptions:

USSPINE

1A03, 2B01, 2B03, 2B04, 2G03 

Following the success of previous full-day Ultrasound of the Spine (USSPINE) Workshop©, this condensed workshop aims to provide a basic overview on the benefits in performing ultrasound scanning to the back to facilitate lumbar punctures, spinal & epidural insertions.  It is suitable for all grades of anaesthetists & physicians.  Delegates will get a chance to scan various models to build up their confidence. 

Hypnosis 

Experience and induce a light hypnotic trance which will be of benefit to both clinicians and patients. Basic understanding of modern definition and theories of hypnosis and to consider the structure of hypnotic language and ways to incorporate it into daily practice. As well as raise awareness of the potential applications of hypnosis in anaesthetic practice.

Difficult Airways 

1C01, 1C02, 2A01, 2A06, 3A01

We are proud to again offer the opportunity for delegates attending the meeting to attend Airway Skills workshops. This short workshop will feature a range of core modern airway management skills and will be delivered by an experienced consultant faculty. The Airway Skills Workshop will focus on adult skills awake tracheal intubation, conduit intubation, neck ultrasound and emergency front of neck access and videolaryngscopy. 

How does Twitter work and what can I get out of it?

Association of Anaesthetists conferences attract a lot of attention on social media, and Twitter can be a great learning tool for all delegates. If you are new to Twitter or have never used it before, this is the workshop for you! We will go through the basics of setting up an account and discuss how to get the most out of it for professional development. 

Mentoring sessions (Meet at registration desk, Ground floor) 

1H02 Domain 1, 3

The Association are offering conference participants 45 minute mentoring sessions with one of a team of highly trained and experienced mentors, all of whom use mentoring for themselves. The mentors are a selection of trainee and senior anaesthetists, some of whom have held posts as Royal College Tutor, Deputy or Regional Adviser, and Association Council members. Mentoring conversations are confidential. 

Sessions will be most useful to conference participants who:

  • Are strategic about their own development
  • Want to discuss a potential opportunity or a dilemma
  • Have specific educational or work needs
  • Are at a crossroad in their career - Career/life planning

These sessions cannot be booked online, if you would like to book a place please email with a preferred time and date events@anaesthetists.org. Read more about our mentoring programme.

How to publish a paper

1F05, 1G02, 1H02, 3J00 Domain 1, 2, 3  

Starting a project (whether clinical research, audit or a survey) can be daunting, especially if you've not done it before (and sometimes if you have!), and seeing it through to publication can also be a challenge. This workshop covers the whole process but focuses particularly on the points that journal reviewers and editors will be interested in when considering a manuscript submitted for publication. The workshop will be delivered in a friendly and non-threatening style by the editorial team of Anaesthesia, all with extensive experience of success (and failure!) in getting their work published and of reviewing papers written by others. It will be suitable for anaesthetists of all grades but particularly those who are considering, or currently involved in, such a project.

Learning objectives:

  • Research study design
  • How to present a manuscript / how journals deal with my submission 
  • How to analyse a paper
  • Discussion of sample problems from delegates