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Day 1 - Wednesday 13 January 2021

Time Programme item
 

08:00 - 08:30
Stream A Stream B
Wellbeing activity:  Beginners Yoga with Tara Lee
Wellbeing activity:  An introduction to Meditation with Tara Lee
08:30 - 09:00 Exhibition viewing and networking - live chat with exhibitors
09:00 - 09:10
Stream A
Welcome address and upcoming Association of Anaesthetists educational activities
Dr Mike Nathanson, President, Association of Anaesthetists and Dr Christopher Mowatt, Education Chair, Association of Anaesthetists

09:10 - 09:30

Honours and Awards
Chair: Dr Mike Nathanson, President, Association of Anaesthetists

Presentation of The John Snow Silver Medal, Honorary Memberships

09:30 - 10:00 Keynote: Lessons learned from the U.S. opioid epidemic
Chair: Dr Mike Nathanson, President, Association of Anaesthetists

Dr Ed Mariano
Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine and Chief of the Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care Service at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System


10:00 - 11:00
Stream A Stream B
W1a: Peri-operative medicine
Chair: Dr Mike Nathanson, President, Association of Anaesthetists
W1b: Orthopaedics 
Chair: Dr Richard Griffiths, Peterborough
10:00 -10:15 Peri-operative cardiac arrest
Prof Jerry Nolan, Bath
Periprosthetic fractures, what are the problems?
Dr Stuart White, Brighton
10:15 - 10:30 Preoperative fasting - the role of gastric ultrasound
Dr Kariem El-Boghdadly, London
Day case hip arthroplasty, is it really worth it?
Prof Mike Reed, Consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon, Northumbria
10:30 - 10:45 Acute bowel obstruction NCEPOD 2020
Mr Ian Martin, Chairman, NCEPOD
NICE hip, knee and shoulder arthroplasty guidelines, take home messages.
Prof Richard Griffiths, Peterborough
10:45 - 11:00 Discussion Discussion
11:00 - 11:45
Tea and coffee break / exhibition viewing and networking - live chat with exhibitors
11:15 - 11:35 Stream A
Industry sponsored symposium - Environmental Impact and Cost-Utility Analyses of Ambu aScope 4 Broncho Single-Use Flexible Bronchoscopes vs Reusable Flexible Bronchoscopes

Miss Emilie Dehlholm-Lambertsen, Ambu

Industry sponsored symposium, supported by Ambu


11:45 - 12:45
Stream A Stream B
W2a: Critical care - an interactive panel discussion
Chair: Dr Sally El-Ghazali, Anaesthetic/Intensive Care Medicine Trainee, London
W2b: The aftermath 
Chair: Dr Tim Meek, Immediate Past Honorary Secretary, Association of Anaesthetists
11:45 - 12:00 Interactive panel discussion on clinical and ethical aspects of intensive care

Panellists:
Prof Mervyn Singer, London
Dr Victoria McCormack, Manchester
Dr Lynne Barrass, London






The provision of care in terrorist events
Lt Col Claire Park, London
12:00 - 12:15 Fit-testing of PPE
Prof Britta von Ungern-Sternberg, Perth, Western Australia 
12:15 - 12:30 intubateCOVID
Dr Kariem El-Boghdadly, London
12:30 - 12:45 Discussion
12:45 - 14:15 Lunch break / exhibition viewing and networking - live chat with exhibitors





13:15 - 13:55
 Stream A Stream B
Industry sponsored symposium - The great iron debate (13:15-14:05)

Chair: Prof Aryeh Shander, Adjunct Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine and Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA

Should PREVENTT change our practice?
Prof Andrew Klein, Cambridge, UK

Why you should focus on giving IV iron at an optimal dose and time
Dr Caroline Evans, Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist, Cardiff, UK

Should you use IV iron with EPO to treat pre-operative IDA?  
Prof Donat R. Spahn, Zurich, Switzerland

Industry sponsored symposium, supported by Pharmacosmos UK, including funding of speakers.

Industry sponsored symposium - Sustainability: a manufacturer's wing-to-wing view

Chair: Mr David Walker, Anaesthesia Mobility Leader, GE Healthcare

Ms Rachel Evans, Senior Environmental Leader, GE

Ms Annamaria Bonetto, Mobile Data Health and Clinical Parameters Marketing Manager

Industry sponsored symposium, supported by GE Healthcare.


14:15 - 15:15

Stream A Stream B
W3a: Obstetrics
Chair: Dr Mark Stacey, Elected Board Member, Association of Anaesthetists
W3b: Paediatrics
Chair: Dr Sally El-Ghazali, Anaesthetic/Intensive Care Medicine Trainee, London

14:15 - 14:30 Getting maternal analgesia right
Dr Sarah Armstrong, Surrey           
Management of paediatric pain for the general anaesthetist
Dr Sachin Rastogi, Newcastle
14:30 - 14:45 Practical considerations for heart disease in pregnancy
Dr Pavan Kochhar, Manchester
Emergencies in paediatric anaesthesia
Dr Surrah Leifer, Preston
14:45 - 15:00 Lessons learned and future safety challenges in obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia – messages from confidential enquiries and national morbidity studies?
Prof Marian Knight, Oxford
Paediatric bluecall ED resus
Dr Damian Roland, Leicester
15:00 - 15:15 Discussion Discussion
15:15 - 15:55 Tea and coffee break / exhibition viewing and networking - live chat with exhibitors
 





15:30 - 15:50
 Stream A
Industry sponsored symposium - 1.5 care - The new normal

This symposia will no longer be taking place during WSM, however presentations will be recorded and sent to all registered delegates after the conference.

High-risk surgery and a pressing need for change
Prof David Walker, UCLH, London

Introducing an Enhanced Peri-operative Care Unit in a complex major surgical hub: practical steps and lessons learnt
Dr Craig Lyness, Royal Free Hospital, London

Industry sponsored symposium, supported by Edwards Lifesciences, , including the funding of speakers

 
15:55 - 16:15
Stream A
Honours and Awards presentation
Chair: Dr Mike Nathanson, President, Association of Anaesthetists

Presentation of the Anniversary Medals

16:15 - 16:45 Keynote: Peri-operative brain health
Chair: Dr Mike Nathanson, President, Association of Anaesthetists

Prof Carol Peden
Professor of Anesthesiology, Chair of ASA Perioperative Brain Health Initiative
 
16:45 - 17:45
 Stream A Zoom (link will be available on 13 January)
W4a: Association of Anaesthetists Guidelines
Chair: Dr Mike Nathanson, President, Association of Anaesthetists

Free online workshop: Wellbeing bakers dozen-your prescription for 2021
Organiser and Facilitator: Dr Mark Stacey
16:45 - 17:00 Updated Association guidance on DNACPR
Dr Tim Meek, Immediate Past Honorary Secretary, Association of Anaesthetists
This will be an hour long interactive online workshop that describes a baker's dozen suite of skills that can be easily learnt, implemented and taught to others. The workshop organiser is an experienced anaesthetist with expertise in practical management of the ‘difficult airway’, a clinical environment requiring optimal performance to minimise clinical harm, in an often adverse time pressured environment.  Further information available here.

Places available on a first come, first served basis.  A zoom link will be made available on the programme pages of the WSM platform on the morning of the workshop.
17:00 - 17:15 Standards of monitoring
Dr Craig Morris, Derby
17:15 - 17:30 Vital signs in anaesthesia: a guide for anaesthetists seeking help and advice during the COVID crisis
Dr Tei Sheraton, Honorary Membership Secretary, Association of Anaesthetists
17:30 - 17:45 Discussion
17:45  Close of day 1



Day 2 - Thursday 14 January 2021


Time Programme Item       
08:00 - 08:30
Wellbeing activity: Desk stretch with Tara Lee
Wellbeing activity: Pilates with Tara Lee
08:30 - 09:00
Exhibition viewing and networking - live chat with exhibitors

09:00 - 10:00
           
Stream A  Stream B
T5a: Anaesthesia
Chair: Dr Kariem El-Boghdadly, Editor of Anaesthesia
T5b: Military session
Chair: Dr John Ward, Honorary Treasurer Elect, Association of Anaesthetists                       
09:00-09:15 Bloopers and blunders from the world of publishing and the media
Dr Mike Charlesworth, Manchester / Editor of Anaesthesia
Military anaesthesia meets civilian anaesthesia
Lt Col Paul Moor, Consultant Anaesthetist, Army Anaesthesia/Defence Medical Services
09:15-09:30 What makes a good audit project great?
Dr Seema Agarwal, Manchester / Editor of Anaesthesia
Challenges of delivering clinical care in the deployed environment
Col Giles Nordmann, Army Consultant Advisor in Anaesthesia, Army headquarters, Plymouth
09:30-09:45 How to evaluate a new device or piece of kit
Assoc Prof Laura Duggan, Vancouver, Canada / Editor of Anaesthesia
Checklists -they work! The value in military trauma
Surg Capt Steve Bree, Defence Consultant Adviser (Anaesthesia) and Surgeon Captain, Royal Navy
09:45-10:00            Q & A with journal editors Discussion           

10:05 - 11:05
           
Stream A
Stream B     
T6a: Wellbeing
Chair: Dr Tei Sheraton, Honorary Membership Secretary, Association of Anaesthetists
T6b: Regional anaesthesia - joint supplement with Anaesthesia
Chair: Dr Kariem El-Boghdadly, Editor of Anaesthesia

10:05-10:20            How to maintain staff wellbeing in the face of adversity
Prof Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health, London
Defining success in regional anaesthesia
Dr Lloyd Turbitt, Belfast
10:20-10:35 Colleague wellbeing - lessons learned from a DGH
Dr Anna Baverstock, Consultant Paediatrician and Lead for Doctor Wellbeing, Somerset
Regional anaesthesia in the emergency sub-specialty of onco-anaesthesia
Prof Donal Buggy, Dublin
10:35-10:50            Practical ways to improve organisational resilience 
Dr Fiona Kelly, Bath
The evolution of training in regional anaesthesia
Dr Ed Mariano, Professor of Anesthesiology, Peri-operative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine
10:50-11:05            Discussion Discussion
11:05-11:50 Tea and coffee break / exhibition viewing and networking - live chat with exhibitors
11:20 - 11:40 Stream A  Stream B
Industry-sponsored symposium - Conscious sedation - an anaesthetist's perspective
Dr Amit Prakash, Cambridge 

Industry-sponsored symposium, supported by Medtronic including funding of speakers


Industry-sponsored symposium - Importance of ICU ventilation performance and environmental factors in the operating theatre
Mr Mikael Petrini, Global Clinical Applications Manager, Getinge

Industry-sponsored symposium, supported by Getinge


 
 
11:45 - 12:05
Stream A
Honours and Awards presentation
Chair: Dr Mike Nathanson, President, Association of Anaesthetists

Presentation of the 2019 and 2020 Featherstone Professorships and Evelyn Baker Award

12:05 - 12:35 Keynote: Featherstone oration: Promoting a safety culture in maternity - the role of research
Chair: Dr Mike Nathanson, President, Association of Anaesthetists

Prof Rachel Collis
Obstetric Anaesthetist Consultant, University Hospital of Wales
 
12:40 - 13:25
Panel discussion 
Chair: Dr Kathleen Ferguson, Immediate Past President, Association of Anaesthetists        

Panellists:
Dr Mike Nathanson, President, Association of Anaesthetists
Dr Roopa McCrossan, Trainee Committee Chair,  Association of Anaesthetists
Dr Wouter Jonker, Convenor, Irish Standing Committee
Dr Stephen Webb, President, Intensive Care Society

13:25 - 14:50 Lunch break / exhibition viewing and networking - live chat with exhibitors 


13:50 - 14:30
Industry-sponsored symposium - Nasal High Flow and COVID 19 - from research to patient experience 
Chair: Dr Kariem El-Boghdadly, London

The Physics of Aerosol Generation
Prof Tom Barnes, Imperial College London

Surviving COVID-19
Dr Seema Charters, Warrington

Industry-sponsored symposium, supported by Fisher & Paykel Healthcare including funding of speakers

Fisher and Paykel Healthcare



14:50 - 15:50

 Stream A Stream B
T7a: Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG): the Beth Israel Scholar link
Chair: Dr Craig Bailey, Past SALG committee chair
T7b: Innovation and environment
Chair: Dr Mike Kinsella, Chair, Environmental Committee, Association of Anaesthetists
14:50 - 15:05 Safe anaesthesia or safe anesthesia; the UK vs US perspective
Prof Jaideep Pandit, Oxford
Nitrous oxide destruction
Ms Felicia Matz Wennerhed, International Relations and Policy Coordinator, Nordic Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, Sweden
15:05 - 15:20 Training in quality and safety in healthcare, a new perspective from the BIDMC
Dr Liana Zucco, Boston, USA
Life cycle analysis of anaesthetic drugs
Dr Forbes McGain, Melbourne, Australia
15:20 - 15:35 Learning environments in quality and safety
Assoc Prof Krishna Ramachandran, Boston, USA

Sustainable healthcare in Newcastle (Shine)
Mr James Dixon, Head of sustainability, Newcastle

15:35 - 15:50 Discussion (15:35 - 15:50) Discussion
(15:50 - 16:00) Winner of the 2021 Innovation in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain award - presentation

Real-time blood propofol monitoring
Dr Tim Craft, Somnus Scientific Limited
15:50 - 16:35 Tea and coffee break / exhibition viewing and networking - live chat with exhibitors
16:35 - 17:15 
Stream A
Debate: This house believes the FRCA exam should be abolished
Chair: Dr Tei Sheraton, Honorary Membership Secretary, Association of Anaesthetists      

Pro - Prof Richard Griffiths, Peterborough
Con - Dr Fiona Donald, Vice President, Royal College of Anaesthetists

 17:15  Close of conference  





Wellbeing activity:  Desk stretch
Wellbeing activity:  Desk stretch
Wellbeing activity:  Desk stretch