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Day 1 - Wednesday 13 January 2021

Time Programme item
08:00 - 08:30 Morning activity
08:30 - 09:00 Exhibition viewing and networking - live chat with exhibitors
09:00 - 09:15
Stream A
Welcome address 
Dr Mike Nathanson, President, Association of Anaesthetists 

Upcoming Association of Anaesthetists educational activities
Dr Christopher Mowatt, Education Chair, Association of Anaesthetists
09:15 - 09:45 Keynote
Lessons learned from the U.S. opioid epidemic
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

Chair: Dr Mike Nathanson, President, Association of Anaesthetists

09:45 - 10:00 Comfort break

10:00 - 11:00
Stream A Stream B
W1a: Peri-operative medicine
W1b: Orthopaedics
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
Exhibition viewing and networking - live chat with exhibitors

11:45 - 12:45
Stream A Stream B
W2a: Critical care
W2b: The aftermath
11:45 - 12:00 Title TBC
Prof Mervyn Singer, London
The provision of care in terrorist events
Lt Col Claire Park, London
12:00 - 12:15 Title TBC
Dr Victoria McCormack, Manchester
Fit-testing of PPE
Prof Britta von Ungern-Sternberg, Perth, Western Australia 
12:15 - 12:30 Retrieval

Dr Kariem El-Boghdadly, London
12:30 - 12:45 Discussion Discussion
12:45 - 14:15 Exhibition viewing and networking - live chat with exhibitors

14:15 - 15:15

Stream A Stream B
W3a: Obstetrics
W3b: Paediatrics
14:15 - 14:30 Getting maternal analgesia right
Dr Sarah Armstrong, Surrey           
Management of paediatric pain for the general anaesthetist
Dr Reema Nandi, London
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

15:00 - 15:15 Discussion Discussion
15:15 - 16:00 Exhibition viewing and networking - live chat with exhibitors
16:00 - 16:30
 Stream A
Peri-operative brain health
Prof Carol Peden, Professor of Anesthesiology, Chair of ASA Perioperative Brain Health Initiative

Chair: Dr Mike Nathanson, President, Association of Anaesthetists           
16:35 - 17:35 W4a: Association of Anaesthetists Guidelines
16:35 - 16:50 Updated Association guidance on DNACPR
Dr Tim Meek, Immediate Past Honorary Secretary, Association of Anaesthetists
16:50 - 17:05 Standards of monitoring
Dr Craig Morris, Derby
17:05 - 17:20 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
17:20 - 17:35 Discussion
17:45 - 18:30 Evening activity

Day 2 - Thursday 14 January 2021

Time Programme Item       
08:00 - 08:30
Morning activity
08:30 - 09:00
Exhibition viewing and networking - live chat with exhibitors

09:00 - 10:00
Stream A  Stream B
T5a: Anaesthesia
T5b: Military session               
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

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, Plymouth           
09:30-09:45 How to evaluate a new device or piece of kit
Dr Laura Duggan, Vancouver, Canada / Editor of Anaesthesia
Defence’s response to COVID crisis
Capt Lee Hazard
09:45-10:00            Q & A with journal editors and Editor-in-Chief Discussion           

10:05 - 11:05
Stream A
Stream B     
T6a: Wellbeing T6b: Regional anaesthesia - joint supplement with 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
Dr 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 Exhibition viewing and networking - live chat with exhibitors  
11:50 - 12:20
Stream A
Featherstone oration
Promoting a safety culture in maternity - the role of research
Prof Rachel Collis, Obstetric Anaesthetist Consultant, University Hospital of Wales

Chair: Dr Mike Nathanson, President, Association of Anaesthetists
12:25 - 13:10

Panel discussion

13:10 - 14:40 Exhibition viewing and networking - live chat with exhibitors 

14:40 - 15:40

 Stream A Stream B  
T7a: Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG): the Beth Israel Scholar link
T7b: Innovation and environment
14:40 - 14:55 Safe anaesthesia or safe anesthesia; the UK vs US perspective
Prof Jaideep Pandit, Oxford
Nitrous oxide destruction
Dr Felicia Matz Wennerhed, International Relations and Policy Coordinator, Nordic Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, Sweden
14:55 - 15:10 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
15:10 - 15:25 Learning environments in quality and safety
Prof Krishna Ramachandran, Boston, USA

Title TBC
Dr James Dixon, Newcastle

15:25 - 15:40 Discussion Discussion
15:40 - 16:25 Exhibition viewing and networking - live chat with exhibitors
16:25 - 17:00            Stream A  

This house believes the FRCA exam should be abolished
Pro - Prof Richard Griffiths, Peterborough
Con - TBC