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Day 1 - Thursday 13 January 2022

Time Programme item
 

08:00 - 08:30
Stream A Stream B
Wellbeing activity
Wellbeing activity
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 - 09:20

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 Dr Carolyn Johnston, London Check out the latest on what industry have to offer, presented by an Association Board member with a panel discussion.


10:15 - 10:30 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
11:45 - 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
Pharmaceuticals and Sustainability – are there any green pharmaceuticals?
Bengt Mattson, Policy Manager, Swedish Pharmaceutical Industry Association
12:00 - 12:15 Who looks after the Leaders? Supporting wellbeing of leaders in anaesthesia
Dr Emma Jane Hosking, Medical Director, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Wales
Anaesthesia - are we unconsciously harming the environment?
Prof Sharon Pfleger, Consultant in Pharmaceutical Public Health, NHS Highland
12:15 - 12:30   Zero waste theatre
Dr Amelia Pickard
12:30 - 12:45 Discussion Discussion
12:45 - 14:15 Lunch break / exhibition viewing and networking - live chat with exhibitors
14:15 - 15:15
Stream A Stream B
T3a: Point of care testing


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
14:30 - 14:45 Transoesophageal echocardiography
Dr Anita McNab, Manchester
Obstetric haemorrhage
Dr Helen McNamara, Liverpool
14:45 - 15:00 Lung ultrasound
Dr Justin Kirk-Bayley, Guildford
What’s topical in obstetric anaesthesia
Dr Sam Bampoe
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: Dr Archie Brain
retired Consultant Anaesthetist and inventor of the Laryngeal Mask Airway® (LMA)


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 Rob Fleming, SAS Committee Chair, Association of Anaesthetists

17:35 Close of day 1




Day 2 - Friday 14 January 2022

 

Time Programme Item       
 
08:00 - 08:30
Stream A Stream B  
Wellbeing activity
Wellbeing activity
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: Session organised by the Association of Anaesthetists' International Relations Committee (IRC)
Chair: Dr Tei Sheraton, Association of Anaesthetists
09:00 - 09:15 The nocebo effect - more important than the placebo effect?
Dr Allan Cyna,  Adelaide,  Australia

09:15 - 09:30 Peri-operative care for patients with Parkinson’s disease 
Dr Clara Poon, Hong Kong

09:30 - 09:45 Strategies to reduce postoperative delirium
Dr Jude Partridge, London

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

10:05 - 10:20            Peri-operative venous thrombosis-embolism and COVID-19
Dr Elizabeth Li
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, 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, 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

11:45 - 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: Featherstone oration: 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
 
12:40 - 13:40
 Stream A  Stream B  
F6a: Regional anaesthesia 
Chair: Prof Alan MacFarlane, President RA-UK  

This session has been jointly organised with Regional Anaesthesia UK (RA-UK)
F6b: Innovation
Chair:  Dr Peter Young, Elected Member, Association of Anaesthetists
12:40 - 12:55 Plan A blocks
Dr LLoyd Turbitt, Belfast
(12:40-13:00)
Prof Tony Young, National Clinical Lead for Innovation, NHS England & NHS Improvement
 
12:55 - 13:10 Regional anaesthesia and efficiency
Dr Rosie Hogg, Belfast
(13:00-13:20) Oesophageal intubation innovations
Dr Matthew Davies, Peterborough
 
13:10 - 13:25 Fascial plane blocks
Dr Athmaja Thottungal, Canterbury
(13:20-13:40) Update from 2021 innovation award winner - 'Real-time blood propofol monitoring'
Prof Tim Craft, Somnus Scientific Limited 
 
13:25 - 13:40 Discussion (13:40-13:50) Winner of 2022 innovation award presentation
 
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
 
 
15:25 - 16:05

Keynote: Prof Jonathan Van-Tam MBE
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, England

16:05 - 16:50 Tea and coffee break / exhibition viewing and networking - live chat with exhibitors

16:50 - 17:50
Stream A
Debate

17:50  Close of conference  





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