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Day 1 - Thursday 13 January 2022

Stream A Hosts:  Dr Mike Nathanson, President, Association of Anaesthetists and Dr Victoria McCormack, Elected Member, Association of Anaesthetists
Stream B Hosts: Dr Naomi Freeman, Trainee Committee Honorary Secretary, Association of Anaesthetists

Time Programme item
 

08:00 - 08:30
Stream A Stream B
Wellbeing activity: Beginners Yoga - energising practice
Delivered by Yoga Therapies Ltd
Wellbeing activity: Mindful meditation with Tara Lee

08:30 - 09:00 Exhibition viewing and networking - live chat with exhibitors
09:00 - 09:10
Stream A
Welcome address
Dr Mike Nathanson, President, Association of Anaesthetists

09:10 - 09:20

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

Presentation of The John Snow Silver Medal and Honorary Memberships

09:20 - 10:00 Keynote:  Prof Charlotte Summers
Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at Cambridge University

Chair: Dr Mike Nathanson, President, Association of Anaesthetists



10:00 - 11:00

Stream A Stream B
T1a: Quality improvement
(Session organised by the Association Trainee committee, all welcome)
Chair: Dr Adam Al-Attar, Elected Member, Trainee Committee
T1b: Exhibition showcase
Chair: Dr Peter Young, Industry lead, Association of Anaesthetists
10:00 -10:15 Improvement, not tickboxes
Dr Carolyn Johnston, London
Check out the latest on what industry have to offer, presented by an Association Board member with a panel discussion.

Panellists: Dr John Ward, Honorary Treasurer Elect, Association of Anaesthetists, Dr Mark Stacy, Elected Member, Association of Anaesthetists & Ms Nicki Dill, Chair, Barema


10:15 - 10:30 Learning from rare events in anaesthesia
Dr Andrew Kane, Middlesbrough
10:30 - 10:45 Developing organisation wide approaches to quality improvement
Dr Bryan Jones, Improvement Fellow, The Health Foundation
10:45 - 11:00 Discussion
11:00 - 11:45
Tea and coffee break / exhibition viewing and networking - live chat with exhibitors
11:10 - 11:30 Aerosol generating procedures: Putting research into practice
Chair: Dr Cliff Shelton, Consultant Anaesthetist, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester
Industry sponsored symposium supported by Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

11:10-11:20 Aerosol generating procedures: Putting research into practice
Dr Nick Wilson, Anaesthetic and ICU Registrar, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Scotland, and Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney
11:20-11:30 Discussion 
11:45 - 12:45 Stream A Stream B
T2a: Wellbeing
Chair: Dr Robert Self, Wellbeing lead, Association of  Anaesthetists
T2b: Anaesthesia and sustainability - the operating theatre and beyond
Chair: Dr Mike Kinsella, Chair of the Environment and Sustainability Committee,  Association of Anaesthetists
11:45 - 12:00 Wellbeing - what are we measuring?
Dr Gemma Simons, Clinical Research Fellow, Centre for Workforce Wellbeing, University of Southampton
Pharmaceuticals and sustainability – are there any green pharmaceuticals?
Dr Bengt Mattson, Policy Manager, Swedish Pharmaceutical Industry Association
12:00 - 12:15 Wellbeing - lessons from the 'You Are Not A Frog' podcast
Dr Rachel Morris, Executive Coach and Trainer & Host of the 'You Are Not a Frog' podcast
Anaesthesia - are we unconsciously harming the environment?
Prof Sharon Pfleger, Consultant in Pharmaceutical Public Health, NHS Highland
12:15 - 12:30 Who looks after the leaders? Supporting wellbeing of leaders in anaesthesia
Dr Emma Hosking, Medical Director, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Wales
Towards zero-waste theatres
Dr Amelia Pickard, Bristol
12:30 - 12:45 Discussion Discussion
12:45 - 14:15 Lunch break / exhibition viewing and networking - live chat with exhibitors
12:55 - 13:25 Breakout:  Meet the experts
(Zoom - please see breakouts tab for further information)
13:40 - 14:10 Breakout:  The quest to be family friendly
(Zoom - please see breakouts tab for further information)
14:15 - 15:15
Stream A Stream B
T3a: Point of care testing
Chair: Prof William Fawcett, Vice President,  Association of Anaesthetists

T3b: Obstetrics
Chair: Dr Chris Elton, President of Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association

This session has been jointly organised with the Obstetrics Anaesthetists' Association (OAA)
14:15 - 14:30 Thromboelastography
Dr Seema Agarwal, Manchester                   
Education and training in obstetric anaesthesia
Dr Kirsty MacLennan, Manchester
14:30 - 14:45 Transoesophageal echocardiography
Dr Anita Macnab, Manchester
Obstetric haemorrhage
Dr Helen McNamara, Liverpool
14:45 - 15:00 Lung ultrasound in the anaesthetist’s hands
Dr Justin Kirk-Bayley, Guildford
What’s topical in obstetric anaesthesia
Dr Sam Bampoe, London
15:00 - 15:15 Discussion Discussion
15:15 - 16:00 Tea and coffee break / exhibition viewing and networking - live chat with exhibitors
 

15:20 - 15:35

Stream A
The impact of COVID-19 on anaesthesia and critical care services in the UK: a serial service evaluation
Dr Emira Kursumovic, Bath
15:45 - 15:55 Meet the industry - Karl Storz


 
16:00 - 16:10
Stream A
Honours and Awards presentation
Chair: Dr Mike Nathanson, President, Association of Anaesthetists

Presentation of the Anniversary Medals

16:10 - 16:50 Keynote: Featherstone oration: Obstetric anaesthesia so far...

Prof Nuala Lucas MBE, 
Consultant Anaesthetist, Northwick Park Hospital, and Chair of Education Subcommittee, Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association


Chair: Dr Mike Nathanson, President, Association of Anaesthetists

 



16:50-17:35






Stream A
Panel discussion
Chair: Dr Matthew Davies, Honorary Secretary,  Association of Anaesthetists        

Panellists:
Dr Mike Nathanson, President, Association of Anaesthetists
Dr Divya Raviraj, Trainee Committee Chair,  Association of Anaesthetists
Prof Adrian Brooke, Deputy Medical Director - Workplace Alignment, NHS Health Education England
Dr Robert Self, Wellbeing lead, Association of Anaesthetists
Dr Robert Fleming, SAS Committee Chair, Association of Anaesthetists


17:35 Close of day one














Day 2 - Friday 14 January 2022

Stream A Host: Dr Tim Meek, Immediate Past Honorary Secretary,  Association of Anaesthetists
Stream B Host: Dr Tei Sheraton, Immediate Past Honorary Membership Secretary,  Association of Anaesthetists

Time Programme Item       
 
08:00 - 08:30
Stream A Stream B  
Wellbeing activity: Breathing meditation for balance and restoration
Delivered by Yoga Therapies Ltd
Wellbeing activity: Beginners Yoga with Tara Lee

08:30 - 09:00
Exhibition viewing and networking - live chat with exhibitors
09:00 - 10:00            F4a: Anaesthesia journal session - The Brain
Chair: Dr Iain Moppett, Nottingham / Journal Editor
F4b: The impact of COVID on anaesthesia in low and middle income countries: experiences from the front line
Chairs: Dr Tei Sheraton, Immediate Past Honorary Membership Secretary,  Association of Anaesthetists and Dr Linden Baxter, International Relations Committee fellow, Association of Anaesthetists

This session is organised by the Association of Anaesthetists' International Relations Committee (IRC)
09:00 - 09:15 Placebo's evil twin - the nocebo effect in anaesthesia
Dr Allan Cyna,  Adelaide,  Australia
COVID-19 in Uganda: Oxygen first, ventilators last
Dr Adam Hewitt-Smith, Uganda
09:15 - 09:30 Peri-operative care for patients with Parkinson’s disease 
Dr Clara Poon, Hong Kong
Online learning for a global audience: the SAFE experience
Dr Jolene Moore,  Aberdeen
09:30 - 09:45 Strategies to reduce postoperative delirium
Dr Jude Partridge, London
Anaesthetists in advocacy: fighting health inequalities during COVID-19
Dr Sonia Akrimi, Director, Global Anaesthesia Development Partnerships
09:45 - 10:00            Discussion Discussion           
10:05 - 11:05            F5a: Peri-operative implications of COVID-19
Chair: Dr Kariem El-Boghdadly,  Association of Anaesthetists
F5b: 80 years of Neuromuscular block
Chair: Prof William Fawcett, Vice President,  Association of Anaesthetists
10:05 - 10:20            Peri-operative venous thromboembolism and COVID-19
Miss Elizabeth Li, ST6 Surgical Registrar, University Hospital Birmingham
Past, present and future
Prof Matthias Eikermann, New York, USA
10:20 - 10:35 Risks of pre-operative self-isolation
Dr Joana Simões, Research Fellow, NIHR Research Unit on Global Surgery, University of Birmingham
Monitoring of neuromuscular block
Dr Grant Rodney, Dundee
10:35 - 10:50            Timing of surgery after COVID-19
Dr Dmitri Nepogodiev, Research Fellow, NIHR Research Unit on Global Surgery, University of Birmingham
Reversal of neuromuscular block
Prof Heidrun Lewald, Munich, Germany
10:50 - 11:05            Discussion Discussion
11:05 - 11:45 Tea and coffee break / exhibition viewing and networking - live chat with exhibitors
11:10 - 11:25 fTOE - Accreditation in focused TOE
Dr Antonio Rubino, Cambridge
 
11:10 - 11:40 Breakout:  What does the public know about anaesthesia? - A discussion
(Zoom - please see breakouts tab for further information)
 

11:45 - 11:55

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

Presentation of the Featherstone Professorship and Pask Award


11:55 - 12:35

Keynote: A voice from the past
Dr Archie Brain, 
Retired Consultant Anaesthetist and inventor of the Laryngeal Mask Airway® (LMA)

Chair: Dr Mike Nathanson, President, Association of Anaesthetists

 
12:40 - 13:40
Stream A  Stream B  
F6a:  Innovation 
Chair:  Dr Peter Young, Elected Member, Association of Anaesthetists



F6b: Value, efficiency and advances in regional anaesthesia
Chair: Prof Alan MacFarlane, President RA-UK  

This session has been jointly organised with Regional Anaesthesia UK (RA-UK)

Session sponsored by Fisher & Paykel Healthcare


12:40 - 12:55 Update from 2021 innovation award winner: Real-time blood propofol monitoring (12:40-13:00) 
Prof Tim Craft, Somnus Scientific Limited
Plan A blocks
Dr Lloyd Turbitt, Belfast
 
12:55 - 13:10 Oesophageal intubation innovations (13:00-13:20) 
Dr Matthew Davies, Peterborough
Regional anaesthesia and efficiency
Dr Rosie Hogg, Belfast
 
13:10 - 13:25 Clinical entrepreneurship and innovation (13:20-13:40)
Prof Tony Young, National Clinical Lead for Innovation, NHS England & NHS Improvement
Fascial plane blocks
Dr Athmaja Thottungal, Canterbury 
 
13:25 - 13:40 Winner of 2022 innovation award presentation - The IDAS Mask System (Inhaled Dynamic Analgesia and Sedation): A Novel Patient Controlled Analgesia and Sedation Mask (13:40-13:50) 
Dr Alastair Darwood
Discussion  
13:40 - 15:05 Lunch break / exhibition viewing and networking - live chat with exhibitors 
13:50 - 14:50 Breakout:  Anaesthesia journal workshop - How to publish a paper
(Zoom - please see breakouts tab for further information)
 

15:05 - 15:25
Stream A  
Honours and Awards presentation
Chair: Dr Mike Nathanson, President, Association of Anaesthetists

Presentation of the Evelyn Baker Awards
Shortlisted poster presentation results
 
 
15:25 - 16:05

Keynote: Lessons for pandemic preparedness from COVID-19 
Prof Sir Jonathan Van-Tam MBE, 
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, England

Chair: Dr Mike Nathanson, President, Association of Anaesthetists


16:10 - 17:10
Stream A
F7a: Publishing pandemic science
Chair: 
16:10 - 16:25 How Anaesthesia responded during the pandemic
Dr Mike Charlesworth, Editor,  Anaesthesia
 
16:25 - 16:40 Personal observation and experiences of publication early in the pandemic
Prof Tim Cook, Bath
 
16:40 - 16:55 Dr Muge Cevik, University of St Andrews, Scotland  
16:55 - 17:10 Discussion  
17:10 - 17:15 Close of conference  





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










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