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Tuesday 20 August 2024 18:00 - 20:00 (Login available 17:50)


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Trainee Members - £0
Full Members - £0
Non Members - £83


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About this webinar

Please note the revised date of 20th August 2024.

This year, for the fourth time, the Association of Anaesthetists will host an Airway Webinar dedicated to Dr John Smith (deceased) with three keynote talks focusing on safety in airway management followed by a presentation to the winner of the award.

It will focus on education in airway management, and has three varied talks to cover individual, institutional and national airway training. Imran Ahmad is DAS President, Kurt Ruetzler was the Chief Investigator of the VLS Trial published in JAMA earlier this year, and Emilie Hoogenboom has set up the hugely successful Airway MOOC (>40,000 people have done the online course!).
In putting together this webinar, Professor Kariem El-Boghdadly has consulted with the late Dr Smith’s widow, Professor Fang Gao from Birmingham. His wish, as articulated to her, was for an award to be presented by the Association of Anaesthetists, for the best paper about airway management (research, education and patient safety) published in Anaesthesia from authors from anywhere in the world.

The Top Airway paper will be voted on by the Board of the Association and the Editors and Associate Editors and the winner announced at the webinar - the winner will be invited to summarise their work and follow-up planned.

Login will be available from 17:50, but the broadcast will not start until 18:00.

Joining the webinar 

You can log in from the comfort of your own home, your office, or any where else that is convenient. All you need is a decent internet connection and a quiet room. If you are unable to attend live do not worry, you will be automatically sent the recording 24 hours after the webinar whether you attend or not. 

Please ignore questions about access and dietary requirements during the booking process. Joining details will be sent automatically via email - please ensure the email we have for you is correct, and remember to check for updates in that email account in the week prior to the webinar. 

Organisers: Prof Kariem El-Boghdadly, London; Dr Matt Wiles, Editor in Chief, Anaesthesia
Chair: Prof Kariem El-Boghdadly, London

Introduction - Prof Kariem El-Boghdadly, London
Mandatory national airway training. The views of the DAS President - Imran Ahmad, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK: 
Infrastructure changes for institutional airway training. The views of a researcher - Kurt Ruetzler, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA 
Online education for individual airway training. The views of an educator - Emilie Hoogenboom, UCL, London, UK
Short presentation - Winner of the John Smith Airway Award.
Discussion panel
A few words - Prof Fang Gao