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Day 1 - Wednesday 8 January

Time Programme item
 
09:30-10:30
Churchill Auditorium, ground floor
Registration (ground floor) / tea & coffee / opening of industry exhibition (third floor)
10:30-10:50
Welcome address,
Dr Kathleen Ferguson, President, Association of Anaesthetists 

Upcoming Association of Anaesthetists educational activities,
Prof William Fawcett, Education Chair, Association of Anaesthetists 
10:55-12:35 Churchill Auditorium, ground floor Mountbatten Room, fifth floor
W1a Core Topics                       
W1b Core Topics
10:55-11:25 Fluids, inotropes or both?
Prof Rupert Pearse, London
Recreational drugs 
Prof Simon Thomas, Newcastle
11:30-12:00 Obstructive sleep apnoea
Dr Andy Lumb, Leeds
Burns and blast injuries 
Dr Katy Beard
12:05-12:35 Pain
Dr Helen Laycock, London
Transfer of the critically ill patient
Dr Natalie Glover, Cardiff
12:35-13:35
Lunch / industry exhibition (third floor) / poster viewing (fifth floor)
Industry-sponsored symposium – lunch provided (Westminster, fourth floor) 
Industry-sponsored symposium – lunch provided (St James, fourth floor)
13:35-14:25 Churchill Auditorium, ground floor
W3: Keynote lecture
The birth of anaesthesia in Victorian Britain
Dr Christine Ball, Melbourne, Australia

14:30-15:35 Churchill Auditorium, ground floor Mountbatten Room, fifth floor
W4a Core Topics
(Location: Churchill Auditorium, ground floor)

W4b Core Topics
(Location: Mountbatten Room, fifth floor)
14:30-15:00 The sick child at the district general hospital
Dr John Pappachan, Southampton
Massive obstetric haemorrhage 
Prof Rachel Collis, Cardiff
15:05-15:35 Cardiac disease in children presenting for non-cardiac surgery
Dr Lucy Hepburn, London
Modern management of post dural puncture headache 
Dr Robin Russell, Oxford
15:35-16:05 Tea & coffee / industry exhibition (third floor) / poster viewing (fifth floor)
16:05-17:45 Churchill Auditorium, ground floor Mountbatten Room, fifth floor
W5a Core Topics
W5b Core Topics
16:05-16:35 Pacemakers and Implanted Defibrillators
Dr Andrew Grace, Cambridge
PREoperative intraVENous iron To Treat anaemia in major surgery (PREVENTT)
Dr Ben Clevenger, London
16:40-17:10 Cranial vascular emergencies
Dr Judith Dinsmore, London
Spinal anaesthesia in day surgery
Dr Ben Fox, Kings Lynn
17:15-17:45 The iniquity of intact AAA repair and how to fix it?
Dr John Carlisle, Torbay
Why troponin matters in surgical patients 
Dr Gareth Ackland, London
17:45-18:30 Complimentary drinks reception within the industry exhibition (third floor)



Day 2 - Thursday 9 January

Time Programme Item       
08:30-09:00
Registration (ground floor) / tea & coffee / industry exhibition (third floor)
09:00-10:30 Churchill Auditorium, ground floor Mountbatten Room, fifth floor
T1a Advances in Peri-operative and Surgical Care (jointly with the British Journal of Surgery)
Chair: Prof Andy Klein

T1b
09:00-09:25 Measuring the right outcomes after paediatric anaesthesia
Dr Andrew Davidson, Melbourne, Australia
Catastrophes in anaesthetic practice, navigating the aftermath
Dr Nancy Redfern, Newcastle
09:25-09:50 Preoperative high-dose glucocorticoid – friend or foe?
Prof Henrik Kehlet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Recording of Doctors
Ms Eleanor Grey QC              
09:50-10:15 Beyond short term mortality – factors influencing quality of Recovery (QoR) and long term outcome after surgery
Dr Nicolai Foss, Copenhagen, Denmark
Monitoring after obstetric neuroaxial block
Dr Steve Yentis, London
10:15-10:30 Discussion Discussion
10:30-11:00 Tea & coffee / industry exhibition (third floor) / poster viewing (fifth floor)
 
11:00-12:30 Churchill Auditorium, ground floor Mountbatten Room, fifth floor  
T2a Temperature
T2b Getting it right
Dilemmas in practice
Chair: Dr Nancy Redfern, Newcastle
11:00-11:25 Malignant hyperthermia - an Australian story 
Dr Christine Ball, Melbourne, Australia
TBC An interactive session about working in a demanding clinical service
11:25-11:50 Normothermia 
Dr John Andrzejowski, Sheffield
Optimising human factors 
Dr Jim Harlow 
11:50-12:15 Therapeutic hypothermia 
Dr Matt Wiles, Sheffield
Just because we can, does it mean we should? Shared decision making 
Dr Ramai Santhirapala, London
12:15-12:30 Discussion Discussion
12:30-13:00 T3 Panel discussion/Q&A between the presidents of the Association of Anaesthetists, RCoA, College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland, BMA
13:00-14:00
Lunch / industry exhibition (third floor) / poster viewing (fifth floor)
Trainee lunch: all trainees attending the meeting are invited (second floor)
Industry-sponsored symposium – lunch provided
14:00-15:30 Churchill Auditorium, ground floor Mountbatten Room, fifth floor
T4a A century later: 1920's landmarks
T4b Session organised by SOBA
Facilitated posters
Group viewing & discussion facilitated by poster judges

14:00-14:25 Electrocardiogram 
Dr Andrew Grace, Cambridge
Drug dosing in the Morbidly Obese
Dr Michael Margarson, Chichester
 
14:25-14:50 Insulin and evolution of managing the surgical patients with diabetes
Dr Nicholas Levy, Bury St Edmunds
Pre-oxygenation and the obese airway 
Dr Jonathan Cousins, London
14:50-15:15 Antibiotics
Dr Tony Absalom, Groningen, Netherlands
Obesity anaesthesia: tips and tricks for non-bariatric surgery
Dr Jonathan Redman, London
15:15-15:30 Discussion Discussion
15:30-16:00 Tea & coffee / industry exhibition (third floor)  / poster viewing (fifth floor)
16:00-16:45 Churchill Auditorium, ground floor
T5 Keynote: Enhanced recovery after surgery - good from afar, but far from good?
Prof Henrik Kehlet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Chair: Dr Kathleen Ferguson 
16:45-18:15 Churchill Auditorium, ground floor
Mountbatten Room, fifth floor
T6a Wellbeing
T6b Imaging
16:45-17:10 The USA experience of wellbeing 
Dr Lynda Wells, Charlottesville, USA
MRI guidelines
Dr Sally Wilson, London
17:10-17:35 High-performance training
Mr Mat Campbell-Hill, Non Executive Director, Dept for Culture, Media and Sport
Interactive radiology
Dr Elizabeth Dick, London
17:35-18:00  Winning Wellbeing
Prof David Lavallee, Dundee
Exercise ECHO in the breathless patient or the right ventricle
Dr David Holdsworth, Oxford
18:00-18:15 Discussion Discussion




Day 3 - Friday 10 January

Time Programme Item
09:00-09:30
Registration (ground floor) / tea & coffee / industry exhibition  (third floor) / poster viewing (fifth floor)                 
09:30-11:00 Churchill Auditorium, ground floor Mountbatten Room, fifth floor
F1a Anaesthesia session
F1b Independent Practice 
09:30-09:55 Why are there so many different thoracic wall blocks?
Dr Rosie Hogg, Belfast
An interactive session about developments and challenges in independent practice. Delegates are invited to bring questions and share their views.
09:55-10:20 What actually is opioid-free anaesthesia?
Dr Eric Albrecht, Lausanne, Switzerland
10:20-10:45 What have we found by screening submissions to the journal for evidence of data fabrication? 
Dr John Carlisle, Torbay
10:45-11:00 Discussion
11:00-11:30 Tea & coffee / industry exhibition (third floor) / poster viewing (fifth floor)
11:30-13:00 Churchill Auditorium, ground floor
Mountbatten Room, fifth floor
F2a Critical Care
F2b Innovation
11:30-11:55 Maternal Critical Care
Dr Audrey Quinn, Middlesbrough

11:55-12:20 Ethical dilemmas in critical care 
Dr Danny Bryden, Sheffield
12:20-12:45    Longer term psychological and physical sequelae of ICU treatment
Dr John Griffiths, Oxford
12:45-13:00 Discussion
13:00-13:30 Churchill Auditorium, ground floor
F3 Honours & awards; Presidential address
13:30-14:30
Lunch / industry exhibition (third floor)
International Symposium sponsored by the Association's International Relations Committee and World Anaesthesia Society - lunch provided (second floor)
Lunchtime industry-sponsored symposium – lunch provided 
14:30-15:20 Churchill Auditorium, ground floor
F4 Keynote – Featherstone Oration
Chair: Dr Kathleen Ferguson, President, Association of Anaesthetists

Surgery, anaesthesia and stress
Prof William Fawcett, Guildford

15:20-16:30 Churchill Auditorium, ground floor
F5 Debate - who should look after the patients after surgery? 
15:20-15:40 Surgeon
Mr Jonothan Earnshaw, Vascular Surgeon, Gloucestershire
15:40-16:00 Physician
Dr Jugdeep Dhesi, President Elect, Age Anaesthesia Association
16:00-16:20 Anaesthetist
Dr Matthew Davies, Peterborough
16:20-16:30 Discussion






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